COVID-19

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus, the CDC has limited the number of people allowed in this facility at one time.  Therefore the following measures will be implemented immediately.

 

1. The lobby area will be closed for congregating.

 

2. All funeral services are restricted to 60 people.

 

3. Physical distancing is mandated to a minimum of 6 feet apart whether inside or outside

    the funeral establishment.

 

4. Consumers are requested to wear face mask inside the facility.

 

***Specific instructions on visitation protocol will be given when you arrive***

 

 

Until the CDC has removed restrictions, this funeral home will comply with all regulations and pass on the information to our customers as we receive it.  Please continue to stay prayerful to the families affected and to our nation.  Thank you and may God bless you. 

 

 

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Mr. Cleo Baldwin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Private Graveside Services/Interment: Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Cleo Baldwin was born November 7, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Douglas Baldwin and Zula Mary Baldwin, both of whom preceded him in death.

 

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

 

Cleo retired from Foam Packaging Company with 25 years of service. He was a well-loved man who loved his family. He enjoyed family gatherings especially playing pool with his family and friends. His passion was maintaining and fixing his vehicles.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Baldwin; mother, Zula Mary Baldwin; Wife, Lucille Baldwin; Son, Jamal Lathon; Sister, Shirley Baldwin and brothers, J.B. Baldwin and Douglas Baldwin.

 

Cleo leaves to cherish his memory: his daughters, Ebony Baldwin of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Francecsa Lathon of Phoenix, Arizona; sons, Curtis Lathon and Cleo Lathon both of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, Calvin (Charlesetta) Baldwin of San Bernardino, California; five sisters, Johnnie Louise Bennett  and Barbara Walton both of Chicago, Illinois, Mary Jones of Kankakee, Illinois, Velma Hills of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Dorothy Barnum of Greenville, Mississippi; twenty-three grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Rosie "Rosemary" Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 14, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:00pm

Location:  Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ms. Rosemary Smith, lovingly called “Momie” was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Mr. Ervin and Mrs. Millie Smith.  She confessed Christ at an early age.  Rosemary worked at Isle of Capri Casino before retiring to enjoy her life.

 

Ms. Rosemary departed this life on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Merit Health.

 

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Ervin B. Smith, Sr. and Millie F. Smith; sister, Ethel Hughes and brother, Ervin B. Smith, Jr.

 

Ms. Rosemary leaves eternal love and memories to: siblings, Henry Smith, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Charles (Carol) Smith, Chicago, Illinois Lady Mae (John) Seilheimer, Mt. Vernon, Washington; children, Tina R. Smith, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Cynthia ( Freddie) Patterson, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Sandra M. Roberson, Shreveport, Louisiana; stepchildren, Barbara Smith, Detroit, Michigan, Charles Smith, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Robert M. Smith, Jr., Killeen, Texas and Larry Smith, Orlando, Florida; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

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Mr. Alvin E. Prowell

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:00pm

Location:  Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Carbondale Cemetery/Lorman, MS.

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Mrs. Bobbie Hunter Marble

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 11:00am - 1:30pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:00pm

Location:  Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mrs. Bobbie Hunter Marble

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 11:00am - 1:30pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:00pm

Location:  Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mrs. Catina E. Reed

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 7, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Hickory Tree M.B. Church Cemetery

 

Catina Eileen Reed was born on December 31, 1962 in Vicksburg, MS to James Ragan, Sr. and Alice Templeton Ragan.

She graduated from Warren Central High School in 1981 and went on to attend Hinds Community College. On July 23.1983 she married Alfred Reed, Sr. in Vicksburg, MS. God bless this union with two children: Catina E. Reed and Alfred Reed, Jr.

Along with being a devout wife and mother, she was also a faithful member of the King Solomon Baptist Church of Vicksburg, Mississippi where she served with joy until her passing.

Catina was employed by Merit Health Central where she provided her adorably distinctive and compassionate spirit to both patients and coworkers for over 20 years. Her array of interests included gardening, crocheting, and Spanish language and culture.

Catina was gifted with many natural talents such as innovative art skills and an angelic voice which she dedicated to the Lord as a member of her church choir.

She departed this life on August 3, 2020 and was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kevin Ragan.

Along with her husband and children, Catina leaves to cherish her memory: brothers, James Ragan, Jr. (Kimberly) and LaRue Ragan; daughter-in-law Kristen Reed; grandchildren, Frank Bradley Reed, Jayden Ellis and Journee Dezell; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family, and friends.

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Mr. Cornelius Stimage

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, August 7, 2020 10:00am

Location:  Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery/Old Adams Station Rd., Utica, MS

 

Cornelius Stimage was born November 14, 1961 in Hinds County to the late Ruby Lee Stimage.  He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Welcome Missionary Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Bobby Burks in Edwards, Mississippi, where he served as a faithful member and deacon until God called him to his eternal home on Saturday morning, August 1, 2020.

 

Cornelius loved being outdoors, spending time with family and friends and expressed that love by participating in the many family gatherings and reunions that were held.

 

He was employed with Tyson Foods in Vicksburg for nine years in which he touched many lives by the great work and attendance that he performed.

 

Cornelius was preceded in death by a brother, James Stimage and a sister, Gloria Mae Craft Hill.

  

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 14 years, Denetra Stimage, Vicksburg, Mississippi; one daughter, Loranne Thomas of Dallas, Texas; one son, Cornelius Thomas of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five step daughters (whom he cherished as his own), Lashundra Price, Daziyette Jackson, Shanique Jackson, Jamesha Jackson and Kamesha Jackson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Tommie Lee Stimage of Utica, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Alexus Turnell, Keenan Watts, Jr. and Keriston Watts, all of Dallas, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Eric Charles Price and Jimmy Lee (Sheila) Price, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Harold C. Lindsey

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Friday, August 7, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Cedar Hill Cemetery

Harold Craig Lindsey was born on August 4, 1956 to the late Laura Linzy and Leroy Monroe in Vicksburg, MS.

Harold was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Linzy, his father, Leroy Monroe and one brother, Robert Linzy.

He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Harold (Shemeka) Williams of Tallulah, LA; two daughters, Tarcelle (James) Barnes and Nicole (Darryl) Carson of Vicksburg, MS; three sisters, Janice (Willie) Harris, Barbara (Michael) Watson, and Gladys McGowan of Vicksburg, MS; four brothers, Preston (Lesia) Linzy of Tuscon, AZ, David Linzy, Nathan (Ilean) Linzy, and Gregory (Connie) Linzy all of Vicksburg, MS; six grandchildren, Crai'Shawna, Jamiyah, Nikolas, Jaaliyah and James, Jr. all of Vicksburg, MS and Craig
Jr. of New Orleans, LA; three special friends, John Walker, Larry Odom, and Chauncey Robbins. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives in-cluding the Lindsey, Kline, McGowan, Moy, Coleman, Devote, Martin, Williams, Vaughn, Lane and McCroy families.

 

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Mr. Timoothy L. Higgins

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 31, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Timoothy was born August 16, 1968 to the late Lell Anderson, Jr. and Roberta Mae Higgins-Willis in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Tim accepted Christ at an early age at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  He later moved his covering to Unity Temple Full Gospel Church.  Tim moved to New York City, New York where he worked for J.B. Hunt Enterprises.  After a time, he missed his family and moved back to Mississippi, reuniting with his daughter, Roberta Higgins-Jackson and grandson, Marlo Brinnon, Jr., aka MJ until his health began to fail.  Tim won the battle against his illness on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home.

 

Tim was preceded in death by: his father, Lell Anderson; mother, Roberta Higgins Willis; maternal grandparents, Clarence Higgins and Mattie Lewis Higgins; aunts, Betty Jean Higgins and Estella Grayer; uncles, Clarence Higgins, Jr., Robert Higgins, Oscar Lee Anderson, Nelson Anderson and Tommy Curtis, Sr.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: daughters, Roberta (Nathan) Higgins-Jackson and Tamrance Beard all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sister, Charlene Higgins of Denton, Texas; special sister, Angela (Anthony) Higgins-Hicks of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother, Mark Anderson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four aunts, Diane Marshall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mary Lee Vanarsdale of Waterloo, Iowa, Mary Jackson and Sammie Boyd, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; uncles, Albert Howard of Paramount, California and Lewis Howard of Vicksburg, Mississippi; nephews, Detrick, Terry, Michael and Quinton (Krista) Higgins; niece, Quintera Higgins; and a host of other relatives and friends including the McIntosh, Johnson, and his South Street Flagg families.

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Mr. Joseph Washington

 

Brother Joseph Washington was born on October 6, 1954 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Rosie Lee Ferguson and Lee Washington, both of whom preceded him in death.

 

He attended McIntire School and Rosa A. Temple High School, graduating in the class of 1971.

 

Joseph was a devout Brother, who enjoyed Assisting, Learning, Teaching, Meeting People, Sharing and Caring.  He attended the Kingdom Hall, located on Boy Scout Road in Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi

 

Joseph leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 46 years. Annie Mae (Cole, Harris) Washington; For sons, Albert Harris, Jr. (Augustine), Christopher (Debra) Harris, Jeffrey (Brittany Cosby) Harris, Joseph Harris Washington (Shara), Paul Becker and one daughter, Janice Ann Washington.

 

His remaining siblings are, James Washington and a sister, Clara Lee Carter.

 

He will truly be missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Albert Harris, III (A.J.), Sha’Cayla Coulter, DeAris Middleton, Angel Brown, De’Marius Brown, Yvette Harris, Trina Harris, Mishelle Renea Harris, Tevay Hicks, Johnathan Hicks, A’niyah Hicks, Keyanna Harris, Carldez “C.J.” Cosby, Brielle Harris, and Joseph Lee Harris, III.

 

He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, with special regards and sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr. Henry Thompson and Mr. Clarence Parnell, lifelong friends who have been there since elementary school.  Thank you Henry, thank you Clarence, thank you Brother Ward, Thank you Brother Wildee, Thank you Jene Cox.

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Mr. James E. Bradley

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services: Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

James Everett Bradley was born on August 9, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Georgia Lee Rush and Lieutenant Bradley.  At an early age, James was reared by Annabell and Lieutenant Bradley

 

James accepted Christ at an early age.

 

He was a 1969 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. After high school, he attended Alcorn State University for two years. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1976.  His employment included working in the Railroad industry and Waterways Experiment Station.

 

James was preceded in death by his parents, Georgia Lee Rush, Annabell Bradley and Lieutenant Bradley.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Jamesa (James) Scott of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Kendra (Daryl) Peake of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters, Helen Paulding of Aurora, Illinois, Rosemary R. Shipp of Byhalia, Mississippi and Patricia Jones of Brandon, Mississippi; brother, Leonard Rush of Brandon, Mississippi; two grandsons, Andrew and David Scott of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special friend, Mary Butler; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Lola A. McCline

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Lola Ann McCline was born on November 27th 1959 in Vicksburg, MS to the union of Mary and the late Oscar McCline, Sr. and was the eldest of five children.  Lola attended McIntyre Elementary, Rosa A. Temple Jr. High, and Vicksburg High School.  Lola received Christ at an early age.

 

In 1979, Lola and Freddie Maylor welcomed their 1st child Angela McCline followed by April McCline in 1981.  In 1985, Lola moved to California to provide a better life for herself and her girls.  In 1990, she was blessed with her love child, Kenjetta Wharry whom she raised as her own.

 

Lola enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking was her passion.  She was a loyal and dedicated employee throughout her life.  Her seniorship ended at Waterview Casino after 17 years where she was an excellent cook.  She then became a caregiver until she became ill.

 

Lola departed this life on July 16, 2020 at the age of 60 years old.  She leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Mary (Vicksburg, MS), her four daughters, Angela, April, Kenjetta (Irving, TX), and Temeka Colman (Sacramento, CA); Her two sisters, Dorothy Jackson (Dallas, TX) and Rose McCline (Irving, TX); Brothers, James McCline (Irving, TX) and Eli Williams (Vicksburg, MS); Nine grand-children and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

 

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Ms. Piper Coats Duff

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services: Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:00pm

Location:  Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Piper Coats-Duff was born to the late Joan White and Jessie Coats, August 1, 1962 in Greenville, Mississippi.

Piper served in the United States Navy for 20 years until she retired and moved to Memphis, TN, where she was employed as a Civilian with the U.S. Army Naval Activity Mid-South. She was a member of Eastern Star, Harmony Jurisdiction, Golden Rule 712, United National Jurisdiction of Virginia and a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford, Post 213.

Piper enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, and listening to music of all genres. Piper's spirit and smile could brighten any room she walked into. She always found positivity in any situation and was always there to offer words of encouragement to those she loved.

She was preceded in death by Edna Williams, whom she was raised by, a sister, Robbie Brown, and her beloved dog, Debo Duff. She leaves behind to mourn and cherish her life, a daughter, Kayla Duff of Tampa, FL, a son, Byron (Irene) Duff of Zion, IL, three granddaughters, Catherine, Bailey and Avery, four sisters, Sophia Coats of Clinton, MS, Pamela (Ben) Shelton of Vicksburg, MS, LaTonya Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA, Kimberly Brown of Greenville, MS, three brothers, Hart Johnson, Patrick Brown and Troy Brown, all of Greenville, MS, God- sister, Kearean Parker of Vicksburg, MS, her special life companions (dogs) Rocky and Bella and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

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Mrs. Doris Johnson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Doris was born July 24, 1942 to the late Dorothy Mitchell and Mannie Bell. She was called to her heavenly home on July 13, 2020.

 

Doris worked as a teacher aide for over 29 years and 6 months at the Warren County School District.

 

Doris’s husband, Dosia Johnson, Jr. preceded her in death.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories six sons: David (Odia) Winston, Andre (Jennifer) Johnson, Cleyon (Victoria) Johnson, Charles (Lena) Johnson, Ervin Johnson, and Louvin Johnson,. Five daughters: Rochelle Johnson, Deloris Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Bobbie (Johnny) Reynolds, and Samantha (Danny) Anderson. Twenty Grandchildren: Lauren Winston Jayla Winston, Brittany Bryant, Willie Johnson Willisha Johnson Wilmar Johnson, Kerrianna Johnson, Cleyon Johnson Jr., Leticia Gordon, Charles Johnson Jr. Curtis Johnson, Jackie Brown Marvin Johnson" Sherman Johnson, Tyrone Johnson, LaTonya Prophete, Jermaine Johnson, l.aResa Montgomery, Louis Johnson, Anitra Gray and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

 

She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors.

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Mrs. Lillie Bell Wardley

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 17, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services: Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Pleasant Hill M.B. Church/11170 Halls Ferry Road

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery

 

Lillie B. was born on January 20, 1948 to the late Henry Clark, Sr. and Georgia M. Benard in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a devoted mother and loved her family.

 

Lillie was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Sylvester Wardley, Sr.; her mother, Georgia M. Benard and her father, Henry Clark, Sr.; four brothers, Redell Austin, Calvin Benard, Henry Clark, Jr., Austin Clark; three sisters, Bessie Whitaker, Georgia A. Hall and Lenora Pendleton; and a dear friend, Janice Benard.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories six daughters, Jacqueline Benard (Belton), Nancy Benard, Lucille Austin, Lenora Benard, Delisa Mixon and Hope Austin; two sons, Michael Austin and Willie Wardley (Adrian).

 

Lillie shared many memories with her siblings of six sisters, Leaverne Brent, Nancy Austin, Rebecca Tribble (Tommy), Thelma Carruthers all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Eliza Bentivengo (Martin) of Aurora, Illinois and Shirley Terry of Inglewood, California; eleven brothers, Jessie Benard (Shelia), Alonzo Austin, Mose Benard, Carl Benard, Andrew Benard, George Benard, Bennie Edmond, Fred Clark (Paula) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Aaron Benard (Brenda) of Aurora, Illinois, Joseph Benard (Belita) of San Antonio, Texas and Roosevelt Benard of Dallas, Texas; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephew and other relatives; special friends, Betty Benard, Marylin Ellis, Pamela Huell, Lillian Austin and Sabrina Austin.

 

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Mr. Charles Roger Harris

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 17, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Charles was born on July 10, 1956 to the late Square Harris and Addie B Rodgers in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Charles confessed Christ at six years old and was baptized by the late Reverend G. C. Carr at Cool Spring Baptist Church. 

 

He worked at Falk Steel Metal for over 20 years, Keyes Recycling Metal, R & N Trucking for 30 Years and various out of town welding jobs until he took ill in the beginning of 2019. Even being ill, Charles continued to work until his illness prevented him from working. Charles had a humble spirit, always smiling and telling jokes, He was easy to get along and talk to and was a very loving person and never brought harm to no one. He was very mild- mannered.

 

Charles was married to Barbara Jean Harris for thirty-seven years.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Addie B. Rodgers; father, Square Harris, Sr.; wife, Barbara J. Harris; brothers, Moses  Sprouse, Square Harris, Jr., Ira H. Parker and Danny Taylor.;  sisters, Barbara Jean Baldwin, Mary B. Wilson and Lawanda Miles.

 

Charles leaves to cherish his memory his two daughters, Felicia (Michael) Jones and Jessica (Vegas) Harris; three sons, Michael (Morgan) Harris ,  Charles Harris, Jr. and  Derrick Johnson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight sisters, Margaret (Willie) Rankin, Irene (Johnnie) Shelton, Queen (Calvin) Horton, Wilma (Larry) Anderson, Frankie (Irrie) Catchings, Ayesha Davis, Mary Jane (Mark) Wilson, Rodena (Maurice) Gilmore all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; nine brothers, Robert (Catherine) Rodgers of Winston, North Carolina, Henry J. (Bernice) Harris, Ernest (Mae) Harris, Anthony Williams, Noah, John, Mac Charles Taylor, Mike (Janet) Thomas all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and James (Barbara) Tribble of Minneapolis, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Ja’Michael Jones, Jayden Harris, Perry, Marquzes and Ja’Shon Moore all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three special cousins, Preston Mann of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Joseph Rodgers of Van Nuys, California and John Rodgers of Cleveland, Ohio and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and friends.

 

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Mr. Timothy 'JCOOL' McKnight

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services: Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

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Ms. Gloria Jean Naylor

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 10, 2020, 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:00am

Repose in Auditorium: 10:00am

Location:  Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Gloria Jean Naylor was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on June 20, 1944 to the late James and Lillian Naylor. Gloria confessed her belief in Christ at an early age. She was a member of Mount Heroden Baptist Church, Dr. Reverend Louis Hall. Sr., Pastor.

Gloria was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. She attended Utica Junior College and majored in Business. Gloria was employed with the federal government for over thirty years and retired from Waterways Experiment Station. She enjoyed volunteering at the Salvation Army and was a proud member of AARP. Gloria had a sense of humor and kept us laughing. She will forever be alive in our hearts.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lillian Naylor; four sisters: Sandra Keyes, Shirley Humphries, Debra Allen, and Mattie Hill. Three brothers: Roger Davis, Howard Naylor, and Randy Naylor, Sr.

Gloria was embraced by Jesus Christ and taken to her eternal home of glory on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory four children: Rachael V. Naylor, Kimberly (Eddie) Williams, Stacey Naylor, Sr. and Christian (Trina) Naylor; three sisters: Margaret Cathy (Oscar) Denton III, Gwendolyn Naylor (both of 'Vicksburg, Mississippi) and Linda (Jarvis) Short of Glen Allen, Mississippi; two brothers: Michael Naylor and John Bingham both of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ten grandchildren: Karlos Hall, Sr., Inaja Walker, Amanda Williams, Alexis Williams, Kyle Williams, Stacey Naylor, Jr., Cameron Naylor, Ashley Naylor, Dannie Kimble, and Tyler Kimble; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins including the Darden, Chiplin, Chatman, and Williams families.      '

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Mr. Quinterrious "NUK" McCoy

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 3, 2020, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:00am

Location:  Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Quinterrious Vincent MCoy (lovingly known as Nuk) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on April 17, 1997.

 

He was educated in the Vicksburg-Warren School District and worked various jobs in the city.

 

He was preceded in death by his son, Quintez Vincent McCoy.

 

Quinterrious (Nuk) leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, La’Riya La’Shay McCoy; sons, John Amos Chase, Aston McCoy and Kyler Kobe Williams; mother, Cleothal R. McCoy (DeMarcus); father, Michael Bailey (LaShon); brother, KeArrious McCoy; a Lil Sis, Ke’Aira Lawrence; stepsister, Ivy Gross; grandmother, Jeanetta McCoy, aunts, Cassandra McCoy; all of Vicksburg, MS and Nicole McCoy (Chris) of Crowley, LA; and a host of close cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, other relative and friends including the late Samuel and Ora McCoy family.

 

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Mr. Elijah Kline

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 9:00am - 10:30am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:00am

Location:Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Elijah Kline was born September 19, 1941 to the late Ed Kline and Aree Gaskin Kline in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

 

Elijah accepted Christ at an early age at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He worked for many years in the construction industry in Ohio and Mississippi. Elijah found enjoyment in bowling.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Kline and Aree Gaskin Kline and his brother, George Kline.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his son, Paul (Kathy) White; brothers, Willie (Willie Mae) Kline of Moss Point, Mississippi, Thomas Kline of Ohio, Arthur Kline of Baltimore, Maryland, Johnnie (Yvette) Kline of Oneoneta, Alabama and Larry (Roberta) Kline of Tallulah, Louisiana; sisters, Elizabeth Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Annie (John) Davis of Inglewood, California; two granddaughters, Arrian (Tommy) Foster and Candace White; four great-grandchildren; three aunts, Willie Mae Singleton and Earnestine Boone both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Gladys Johnson of Los Angeles, California; one uncle, Floyd Kline of Cleveland, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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Ms. Patricia H. Price

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00noon - 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, June 26, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Patricia Helen Price “Patty” (in which she was lovingly known as) was born in Utica Mississippi on March 8, 1961. She was a twin baby girl to Emma Lee Price and Emma M. Price, who preceded her in death. Patty took ill November 2018 and she fought until God said on 6/13/2020 “servant well done, you’ve been faithful over a few things come on in”.

 

Patricia “Patty” accepted Christ at an early age under the pastoral leadership of Reverend James Williams (deceased) at St. Paul Missionary Church in Utica Mississippi. She was educated through the Claiborne County school system and Vicksburg Warren County school district.

 

Patricia “Patty” worked many years at Jacque’s Café as the Head hostess.  After her time at Jacque’s Café, she took a job at Tyson Food as a production worker.

 

Patricia “Patty” was always the life of the party, she would give her shirt off her back and no one was a stranger to her.  She loved to entertain her family at Jacque’s Café when they traveled from out of town.  Family meant everything to her; she loved family gatherings during the holiday seasons.

 

Preceding her in death were Aaron Thomas (brother), Edward L Price (brother) and Mary E Martin (sister).

 

Patricia leaves to mourn her passing her children Fredrick(Lisa), Renee, 3 sisters Lucy Hunt Dean(Odie), Ann Rudolph(Greg Hayes-Bey) all of Cleveland Ohio, Betty Ann Thomas (Aaron Thomas deceased) of Vicksburg, MS, 4 brothers Jimmy Price(Cynthia) John Price(Edwina) Patrick Price (Her twin) all of Vicksburg, MS and Bruce Cleveland of San Leandro, California, her grandchildren Keshon Price and JaVanna Price, a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.  Her God children Tony, Jonathan, Courtney, Arkayla, Jaden and Ka’Liyah Powell

 

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Mrs. Janice Bernard

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery326 Lovers Lane

 

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Mrs. Rosie M. Goodman

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturdday, June 20, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:00am

Repose in Auditorium: 10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Rosie M. Goodman, 80 great years of life, passed away on June 15th, 2020 at University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Mrs. Goodman was born August 17, 1939 to James, Sr. and Mattie Straughter in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She attended St. Mary’s Catholic school and graduated from Bowman High School.

 

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Edward E Goodman, Sr.; her parents James, Sr. and Mattie Straughter; two sisters, Melba Ford and Mattie B Straughter; two great granddaughters, Zaria Johnson and Shaniya Hill, and one great grandson, Jayceon Karter O’Neal.

 

Mrs. Goodman worked for numerous years at Kuhn Memorial Hospital and managed the Women and Infant Children’s (WIC) program here in Vicksburg and Warren county under the State of Mississippi. Upon her medical retirement, she took it literally.  She relaxed, traveled and continued to praise God.

 

Mrs. Goodman was a dedicated member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church. Her love for the community and youth drove her to provide transportation for any and all youth.  She would drive across town to ensure everyone that desired to attend Sunday School could and she was their big encourager to keep them coming.  She often provided drinks and sandwiches in the van after class. She was also a member of the Mission and Pastor Aide committee.  Lending her voice to be used by the Lord, Mrs. Goodman loved to express her love for God through song.  During her years of great health, she was a true witness and light for our Lord and Savior.

 

Mrs. Goodman leaves to cherish her memories: 7 strong Heart Beats, her children! Three daughters, Rosie (Johnny) Street of North Dallas, Texas, Cheryl Sadler and Donna (John) Jones both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sons, Ronald (Hazel) Hill and Edward Goodman, Jr. both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Zeddie (Aggie) Hill of Bloomington, Minnesota and Darrell (Koondia) Goodman of Jackson, Mississippi; two sisters, Mary Johnson and Annie Straughter, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, James Straughter, Jr. of Vicksburg; 22 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; three brothers in law, Bert Goodman, Jr. of Lake Providence, Louisiana, Larry (Sharion) Goodman and Malcolm (Pearlie) Goodman both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters in law, Betty (Mose) James of Carson, California, Lizzie Cason and Gwendolyn Tolliver both of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Louella Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Gary Hardy

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 19, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:00pm

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Gary Hardy was born to Robert Earl and Joyce Ann Hardy-Smith on February 25, 1976 in Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He was an Employee of Cappaert Housing in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Gary attended Vicksburg Public Schools.

 

He was preceded in death by: his father, Robert Earl, Sr.; his son, Cortez Hardy; his sister, Edna Earl; maternal grandparents, James and Ikie Lee Hardy, Ulysses C. Hardy and James Jefferson.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Joyce Hardy-Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sons, Gary Hardy, Jr., Sean Michael Hardy and Darion Turner; granddaughter, Kaliyah Hardy; three step-brothers, James Watkins, Antonio Watkins and Robert (Joe Love) Watkins of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five aunts, Lee Esther Hardy, Linda Hardy, Debora Hardy,Lisa Hardy and Betty Dykes of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two uncles, Walter Lee Hardy and Michael Fields of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Eddielean Shelley-Griffin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 19, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time To Be Born

Mrs. Eddielean Shelley was born September 3, 1949 in Vicksburg to the late Pete Combs and Mrs. Mary Frances Shelley.

 

A Time To Live

Eddielean was a member of Rosa A. Temple High Buccaneers, Class of 1967.  After graduating she moved to Jackson, Mississippi where she lived a number of years.

 

A Time To Plant

Eddielean worked for the Jackson Public Schools as a Bus Dispatcher.  She also worked for Rocket Cab Company in Vicksburg as a Dispatcher.

 

A Time To Love

Eddielean had a heart for life and family.  She loved her some kids and she showed it when she took care of her grown children, grand and great grand-children.  She would often try to connect with different family members.  To know Eddielean was to love her.

 

A Time To Die

Mrs. Eddielean Shelley Griffin transitioned from this earthly life on June 13, 2020 at the Baptist Medical Center after a lengthy illness. 

 

A Time To Mourn

Family, you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and our hearts will rejoice and no one will take your joy from you.  Remember, I’m here, but part of me is elsewhere for eternity. 

 

A Time To Embrace

Eddielean leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter Earline Griffin (Milton); two sons, Cal Terrell Griffin, and Juan Cornelius Griffin all of Jackson, MS; ten grandchildren, Henry Watkins, Michael, Jamal, Keiona, DaQan, Terrell, Sherrell Cal, Jr., Sherkia and Brianna Griffin all of TN; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Taylor, Ja'Marion,  Ja' Merius, Ja'Mya, Journee and Arieanna; three sisters, Hattie (Glenn) Dunn, of Vicksburg, Renette Combs Anderson and Mary Combs Hill  of Los Angeles, CA; four brothers, Dr. Peter Shelley, of Chicago, IL, Willie (Fannie) Glasper, Calvin Buie, both of Vicksburg and Joseph (Sandra) Buie of Codova, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Mrs. Katie Mae Gray

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 12, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:00am

Location: Rose Hill M. B. Church/683 Stenson Road

 

Interment: Mt. Givens Cemetery

 

Mrs. Katie Mae Gray was born in Vicksburg, MS, on June 15, 1937, to the late Mr. Johnson Shelton and Mrs. Julia Shelton. She confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Mt. Givens M.B. Church, and later became a member of 61 North Bypass Church of Christ. She worked at Jett Elementary school until closure of the school, and she became a caregiver until she retired. Katie found much joy in fishing with family and friends. She was such a loving person. She was always a caregiver; always taking care of her family.

 

She always gave so much of herself to others; always putting others before herself. She was preceded in death by her parents Johnson and Julia Shelton; a son, Darrell Shelton; two brothers, Johnson Shelton, Jr., and Joseph Shelton. She leaves to cherish her memories, her two daughters, Tina Turner and Kalana Gray of Vicksburg, MS; six sons, Anthony Gray, Larry Gray, Morris (Andrea) Shelton, Paul Shelton, Gregory Shelton, and Lamar (Denisha) Gray; one sister, Chaney Peterson; and one brother-in-law, Ben Peterson, Jr.; 20 grandchildren and 14 great -grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives to include the Shelton, Peterson, Eastman, Huell, Cosey, and Nelson families.

 

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Mr. James A. Higgins, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 12, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

James A. Higgins Jr. was born on November 23, 1955 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Betty Lou Lindsey Higgins and James Higgins Sr.  He matriculated through the Vicksburg, Mississippi Public School System.

 

He was preceded in death by: his father, James Higgins Sr.; uncles, Clarence Higgins of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coleman Lindsey Jr. (Marie) of Los Angeles, California, Curley Lindsey (Sara) of Jackson, Mississippi, Henry Higgins of Vicksburg Mississippi, Larry Joe Lindsey of Jackson, Mississippi, Robert Higgins of Vicksburg, Mississippi,  Waldo Higgins of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Wilson “Sims” Higgins of Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He is survived by uncles, Donald Lindsey (Lisa) of Arlington, Texas, Franky Lindsey of Jackson, Mississippi, Michael Lindsey (Ruby) of Vicksburg Mississippi, and Ronald Lindsey (Charlene) of Jackson, Mississippi.  He is survived by siblings, Darlene Higgins Miller (Darryl) of Maple Heights, Ohio, Rebecca Lindsey of Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald Wimbish of Cleveland, Ohio, Gregory Lindsey (Jamie) of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, and Darian Lindsey of Cleveland, Ohio.

 

James was a gregarious, gentle giant who had an easy way with talking to anyone and made friends wherever he went.  He was known for giving sound advice from a strong position of integrity and empathy.  He was meticulous with his appearance, took fashion cues from no one and enjoyed smooth jazz and R&B in his free time.

 

In the twilight of James’ life God blessed with him with a multitude of events.  James managed to nearly go hoarse courtside at a Lakers game, mentor young men until the wee hours of the morning while poolside on a mid-summer’s night, and dance the night away celebrating his son’s 45th birthday.  James truly knew that life gets so much better when you choose to be happy.  On June 4, 2020, a little over one hour after ushering in his son’s 46th birthday, James received a call from the Lord with an offer he couldn’t refuse for an appt from which he would not be returning from.  Alas joy and pain found a way to peacefully coexist.

 

James leaves as his legacy a son:  Shondrick Hill (Angelita); granddaughters, Dominique La’Cole Hampton (Stephen), and Dawson La’Shon Hill; a great grand-daughter Dru Lexington Hampton; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and cherished friends who loved him dearly including the Goodman and Straughter families of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

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Mr. Leon Priestly

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 12, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services: Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Leon Priestly was born December 7, 1948 to the late Clara Jones and B.C. Bolden in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He departed his life to be with his Heavenly Father on June 5, 2020.

 

Leon Priestly accepted Christ as his personal Savior earlier in his life.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.C. Bolden and Clara Jones; his brothers, Clint Caldwell, Sam Tubwell; one sister, Theresa Tubwell, a niece, Segie Jones; a nephew, John Henry Cox, Jr.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, Molissa McArthur of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Kyaja, Derrick, Amori and Justyn of Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Barry Tubwell of Las Vegas, Nevada and Anthony Tubwell of South Carolina; four sisters, Ruby (Preston) Parker  Marilyn (Archie) Harris, Jacqueline Tubwell all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Amanda (Efrem) Jones-Winters of Aurora, Illinois; two brothers, Charles (Molly) Tubwell  of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Henry (Carla) Jones of Houston, Texas; one aunt, Genevieve Tate of Aurora, Illinois; special friend, Cathy Hill of Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

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Mr. Charles Edgar Lewis

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, June 12, 2020 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Lewis Cemetery/Port Gibson, MS.

 

Charles Edgar Lewis was born on April 9, 1938 to the late Eddie Lewis, Jr. and Lillie Giles Lewis in Port Gibson, Mississippi.

 

He was the first of six children and he attended Claiborne Public Schools graduating with the class of 1957.   He played on the football team as a tackle during his high school days.

 

After leaving Port Gibson, he landed a job in Vicksburg, Mississippi at Marathon Letourneau and later with Lazarus Construction Company of Memphis, Tennessee where he built levees and was a machinist.

 

Charles accepted Christ at an early age at Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Port Gibson, Mississippi.  Later he joined Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents, Eddie Lewis, Jr. and Lillie G. Lewis; sister, Shirley F. Lewis; and a great niece, Myra Nicole Floyd.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: sons, Ronald Lewis and Donald Lewis of Jackson, Mississippi; three sisters, Ella L. Selmon of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Flora L. Gilliam of Port Gibson, Mississippi and Jessie Lewis of Battle Creek, Michigan; brother, Vernon (Mary) Lewis of Port Gibson, Mississippi; and a number of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Darrell Lee Flaggs

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Darrell Lee Flaggs was born on February 7, 1963 to the late George Flaggs, Sr. and Mozella Flaggs in Vicksburg, Mississippi. At an early age, Darrell confessed his belief in Christ at Mt. Heroden Missionary Baptist Church.  He later united with Bethel AME Church.

 

Darrell was employed with the Vicksburg Fire Department (VFD), working at the Central Fire Station, for 33 years. He began his career with VFD as a firefighter on January 6, 1986 and proficiently attained the rank of lieutenant and captain, respectively.  When Darrell retired in June 2019, he was the assistant fire chief.

 

Additionally, Darrell worked as a bus driver for the Vicksburg-Warren School District while working with the fire department. He formerly served two years of active duty in the Army Reserve and attended Jackson State University, majoring in business management.

 

In 1995, Darrell united in holy matrimony to Jennette Wilson and to this union twin daughters were born.

 

Darrell loved traveling, gardening and spending time with his family. He was an avid reader and shared his knowledge with family and friends.  After retirement, Darrell enjoyed working around the church.

 

Darrell was preceded in death by his father and mother, George Flaggs, Sr. and Mozella Flaggs; and his brother, Johnnie Earl Flaggs.

 

Mr. Darrell Lee Flaggs leaves to cherish his memories his wife  of 25 years, Jennette; children, Aaron Wilson, Courtney Flaggs, Alicia Flaggs, Andrea Flaggs and Ondrea Flaggs; grandchildren, Areon Wilson, Aaliyah Smith, Vijae Flaggs, Kameron Wallace, Amaya Smith, Vadin Flaggs, Ashlyn Wilson and Aryn Wilson; three brothers, Ernest Bishop of Arlington, TX and George (Valencia) Flaggs, Jr., Reginald Flaggs, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Betty Neal of Vicksburg and Brenda (Ralph) Russaw of New Bern, NC.;  his mother-in-law, Annie Irving of Vicksburg; sister-in-law, Mrs. Vivian Flaggs; other family and friends.

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Mr. Robert Earl Reed

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 5, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Brother Robert Earl Reed was born August 11, 1955 to the late Henry Hall and Emma Reed in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

 

Brother Reed accepted Christ as his personal Savior earlier in his life.

 

He was joined by love to his girlfriend, Linda Moore and they both shared nine children during this union.  Brother Reed was employed by Rouse Rubber Company in Vicksburg for many years until his health deemed him unable to work. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hall and Emma Reed; his brothers, Ronnie and Donnie Cosey; a grandson, Fabian Brown, Jr. step-brother, Larry James Hall and two of his children’s mother, Kyrean Chambers.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his Girlfriend, Linda Moore of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sons, Kedrick Hudson and Robert Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia and Kameron Reed of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Tanekka Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia, Shanequa Hudson of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Kelsye Reed of Starkville, Mississippi; three stepchildren; sisters, Delores Hall, Rachel Hall, Adjoaidaisa Belle Hall, Barbara Berkley, Linda Garrett, Rosia Reed and Mildred McFelt; brothers, David Hall, Jacke Hall, Harry and Larry Reed; stepbrothers and sisters, Brenda Hall Eastman, Joseph and Ricky Hall, mother-in-law, Ruth Hudson; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren whom he shared a special bond with; and a host of many special nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including the Cosey, Lyons and Shelton families.

 

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Mrs. Juanita Younger Bell

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 29, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 30, 2020 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Nita was born January 31, 1961 to Felix Younger, Sr. and the late Ernestine Younger of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Nita graduated from Warren Central HighSchool in the year of 1979.  She proceeded to further her education and received a 2-year degree in finances from Hinds Community College in Utica, Mississippi.

 

Nita was a strong minded Christian who put all her faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. She was kind-hearted to others and willing to put herself second for the greater good.  She continuously took outstanding care of her father until her own health started to decline.

 

Nita spent 18 years working at Walmart where she was well-respected and adored by all her peers during her time working in Domestics and the Jewelry Counter. She also had brief stints working at Belk, Cracker Barrel and Holiday Inn.

 

Nita left to go be with our Lord and Savior on May 26, 2020.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Younger; her husband, Leanthony Bell;  siblings, Michael Younger, Herscine Brown, Gloria Chin, Shirley Vance Butler and Margaret Neal.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her father, Felix Younger, Sr.; her two sons, Leanthony Donte Bell and Justin Bell; her siblings, Jeanette Younger, Annette Younger, Felix Younger, Jr. and Huey Younger; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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Mr. DeMarcus M. Preacely

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

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Mr. Robert Henry "BILL" Tolliver

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Public Visitation: Friday, May 15, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Public Visitation: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00am - 11:30am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Private Funeral Services: Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

A TIME TO BE BORN

Robert Henry “Bill” Tolliver, the son of the late Charlie and Mary Harris Tolliver was born January 11, 1950 in Vicksburg. He was the second oldest of three other siblings.

 

A TIME TO PLANT

He confessed Christ as his personal Savior at a very early age. He remained faithful to God until God called him from his earthly home to his eternal home.

 

A TIME TO LOVE

On August 10, 1975, he was united in holy matrimony to Lorene Cross Tolliver out of this union was born Lameka and Lacedric Tolliver.

 

A TIME TO BUILD

Bill graduated from Temple High School and Mississippi Valley State University. He worked many years at Sears.

 

He served as Deacon at Old Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, and Belmont Missionary Baptist Church.

 

A TIME TO MOURN

Those saddened by his earthly departure are: a devoted wife, Lorene Cross Tolliver; one dedicated daughter, Dr. Lameka (Kawmi)Fisher; one dedicated son, Dr. Lacedric Tolliver; one loveable grandson Kameron Logan Fisher; three brothers, Charlie (Barbara)Tolliver, Larry (Linda) Tolliver, and Silas(Betty)Tolliver all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two aunts, Gestina Tolliver of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Alberta Tolliver of San Francisco, California; three sisters-in-law, Dr. Rosetta Gladney, Emma Beecham and Mamie Cross; two special moms, Louvenia Hunter and Ernestine Young and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

A TIME TO SOW

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.

 

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Ms. Laura Thomas

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:00am

Location: Second Union Baptist Church/18074 Old Port Gibson Rd, Utica, MS.

 

To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens. On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, God looked down from his heavenly throne and saw his servant Ms. Laura Thomas was getting weary. So he called her to take her eternal rest. Thus the new season for Laura has just begun

A Time to be Born

Ms. Laura Ann Thomas was born to the late Ida Mae Thomas and the late Joe George Thomas on August 7, 1961

A Time to Live

Laura was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, MS. She attended Temple High School. Laura accepted Christ at an early age.

A Time to Die

Laura Ann Thomas started her new season when she departed this earthly life on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Though it broke our hearts for her to leave us, we know that she is now at rest.

 

A Time to Mourn

 

Preceding her in death were her parents Joe George Thomas and Ida Mae Thomas and two brothers Aaron Thomas Sr. and Joe George Thomas.

 

Keeping her memories of life are her children Tammy Thomas, Derrick (Kimberly) Thomas and Antonio Thomas all of Vicksburg, MS. five sisters, Katie Thomas, Annie Turner, Doris Thomas, Carolyn Ross all of Vicksburg, MS Catherine(David)Henderson of Crystal Springs, MS; five brothers; Louis Thomas, Robert (Shirley)Thomas, Porter Thomas, Jerry Thomas and Edward Thomas all of Vicksburg.

Eleven grandchildren; Lamont Smith Jr., Antonio Thomas Jr., Ashad Thomas, Damion Pierson, Kaiden Thomas, Aiden Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Derrion Thomas, Joy Thomas, celebrity Blake, and Derrianna Thomas And a host of other relatives, friends and step grandchildren.

 

 

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Mr. Nicholas O. Esters

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 17, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

One Saturday morning, April 5, 1980, Nicholas Omar Esters was born to the proud parents of Lucille Toldson Esters and Glenn Edward Esters.

 

Nicholas accepted Christ as his personal Savior on August 13, 1988 in a joint revival with Mt. Pisby and Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Churches (North Madison Street).  He was baptized by the late Reverend Henry Toldson and Deacon Glenn Esters on August 21, 1988.  He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church for many years in Tallulah, Louisiana.

 

His educational career started in the Madison Parish School System where he graduated from Reuben McCall High School in May of 1998.  Nicholas played high football and baseball and he won first place in vocal music at the district and State level.  He continued his education at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and later at the University of Louisiana of Monroe.  He completed various on-line classes in Mississippi.

 

Nicholas fell in love and married Jacqueline Burkely on May 12, 2007 and they remained married until his untimely death.  This union was blessed with two daughters, Jada Nicole Esters and Quatavia Burkely.  In a previous marriage he had a daughter, Ni’Kya Ni’Shay Esters.

 

Nicholas worked for the Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg for approximately 19 years.  During his employment at Ameristar, he became a supervisor of food and beverage.  Nicholas was dedicated to his job and took his responsibility very seriously.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving parents, Lucille Toldson Esters and Glenn Esters, Addis, Louisiana; a devoted wife, Jacqueline Burkely Esters, Vicksburg, Mississippi; two daughters, Jada Nicole Esters, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Ni’ Kya Ni’ Shay Esters, Naples, Texas; one step- daughter, Quatavia Burkely, Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Edward Olen Esters (Alvonia), Monroe, Louisiana; three sisters, Latonya Jones Esters, Arlington, Texas, Tanisha Michele Esters, Addis, Louisiana and Lucille Maketa Esters Hart, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one god-sister, Zakeeya Perkins Lee (Marcus) and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mr. Larry Mitchell

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 17, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Larry Mitchell was born on October 21, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the parents of the late Walter Mitchell and Alma-Mitchell Polk. Larry Mitchell departed on Thursday, April 9,2020. Larry accepted Christ at an early age at Rocks of Ages M.B. Church. In 1971, after graduating from Rosa A. Temple High School, he enlisted into the United States Air Force where he served our country for 3 years. After he discharged from the Air Force, he began a career at both Waterways Experiment Station - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. He retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2010.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Edingberg, Tommy Mixon, and Oscar Mixon; and two sisters, Ida Moss and Annie Mae Burks. He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Ellen Mitchell; daughter, Uganda Mitchell; sons, Adrian Mitchell (Jaquila), Desmond Mitchell, Larry Mitchell, Terrance Wilson, Orlandis Lyons, and Wesley Stewart; five nieces, seven nephews, 24 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and special friends, and members of the Collins-Mixon family.

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Mr. Otha Zellner Murphy, III

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Otha Zellner Murphy III was born on August 8, 1974, in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Otha “Buck” Murphy and Zelmarine Anderson Murphy.  Otha’s birth was a delight to his parents and grandparents as he was the first son and first grandson. 

 

On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, Otha transitioned in his sleep surrounded by angels awaiting.

 

Otha was a gentle spirit who was  always willing to help those in need, especially his students.  He was always ready to play a hand of spades.  Otha loved good music with his favorite genres of R&B and Gospel.  His absolute favorite group was the Mississippi Mass Choir which he listened to every morning.  Otha was a sixth-generation family member to attend Triumphant Baptist Church in the Kings Community, where he was baptized and actively involved in the church’s activities. 

 

Otha was a product of the Vicksburg Warren School District.  He began his educational pursuits at Halls Ferry Elementary School and exited the district as a 1992 graduate of Warren Central High School.  Otha furthered his education at Alcorn State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology in 1996 and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Technology in 1998.  While at Alcorn, Otha was a member of Alcorn’s “Sounds of Dynomite” where he played the saxophone.

 

After much contemplation, Otha made the decision to become an educator.  He began his teaching career in 2001 in the Madison Parish School District in Tallulah, Louisiana. While employed in Tallulah, Otha continued his studies at the University of Louisiana Monroe.  During his stint in Tallulah, he received his certification in Special Education and Educational Supervision.  Otha always had an affinity and appreciation for his hometown of Vicksburg.  He made the decision to come back home where he could impact the lives of the young people of Vicksburg. Otha accepted a position at Vicksburg Intermediate School as a Special Education teacher in 2007 where he remained until 2019 when he accepted a position as a Special Education teacher at Warren Central High School.  Because of health challenges and with much reluctance, Otha retired from the profession that he loved.

 

Otha was preceded in death by his father, Otha “Buck” Murphy and his youngest brother, Daven Anderson Murphy; maternal grandparents, Zellner and Hazel Brown Anderson; paternal grandparents, Otha and Annie Mims Murphy; and his favorite aunt, Patricia Anderson Segrest.

 

Otha will be sorely missed, but his memory will be forever cherished by his loving mother, Mrs. Zelmarine Anderson Murphy; his devoted brother, Starling Murphy; twin nephews, Aron Taylor Murphy and Ashton Tyler Murphy, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; great aunt Denia Anderson Dickerson of Cleveland, Ohio; two adoring cousins, Pamela Segrest of Memphis, Tennessee and William Nelson Clark of University City, Missouri; descendants of the Anderson, Murphy, Davenport, Maxwell, Brown, Slaughter, Taylor, Slater, Brooks, Carson, Johnson, Blue, Fisher and Young families as well as legions of other relatives and friends.

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Mr. James "EAT" Knight

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Private Services: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

James (Eat) Knight was born on September 28, 1945 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late George and Zelda Knight. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Zelda Parker Knight; three brothers, Mancy Knight, Charles Knight and John Henry Knight and one adopted brother, John Jefferson.

 

James attended Temple High School. After high school, he relocated to California where he stayed many years. 

 

He returned to Vicksburg, Mississippi where he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, Jamille (Michael) Smith of Gardena California; his son, Kiev (Amongla)Knight of Augusta, Georgia; grandchildren, Mike and Miles Smith, Aurora and Orion Knight; three sisters, Carrie K. (Joe) Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Deloris K. (Fred) Singleton of Columbus, Mississippi and Zelda K. Stanley of Greenwood, Mississippi; five brothers, Thomas (Tee) Knight of Greenville, Texas, George (Bone) Knight of Inglewood, California, Marion (Suge) Knight, Costello (Emma)  Knight, Richard Knight all of Los Angeles, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Billy Lee Jones

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, March 27, 2020 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Billy Lee Jones (Sugarfoot) was born on May 5, 1942 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Mr. J.D. Jones and Mrs. Willie Mae Smith.

 

He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church pastored by Reverend Earl Cosey, Sr.

 

Billy was a local and well-known musician.  He was a member of several area Blues and R&B Bands.

 

Billy was preceded in death by his father and mother; grandparents, Agustus and Willie Ozias; and his sons, Billy Lee Jones and Greg Jones.

 

Billy leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Diana Jones of Monroe, Louisiana; two sons, Billy Ray Burden of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Dantrell Hamilton of Monroe, Louisiana; three daughters, Wanda (Wilbur) Boyd of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Tracey (Edward) Jones Rush of Chicago, Illinois, Regina (Allen) Frank of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Michael Lee Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi and James Jones of Minneapolis, Minnesota; one sister, Adriene Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana;  grandchildren, Lawanda (John) Jones, Janerica Boyd and Kennedi Boyd, Ashanti Sims, Alexandra Stout, Domonique Burden, Karlie and Kylie Tyler all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Timothy, Teneika, Jarod Feazell and Brandon Jones all of Chicago, Illinois and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including the Smith, Higgins, Cosby and Jones families of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Ms. Tashekia Latoya Scott

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 27, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Tashekia Latoya Scott was born June 11, 1991, in Vicksburg, Mississippi to very proud parents, Betty
Scott and Shawn Sims. She is 2009
graduate of Warren Central High School.

She was very outspoken, full of life, and unique in her own way. She devoted most of her time and energy doing her passion, dancing and entertainment. She had a spirit that would light up a room.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marquita Scott, paternal grandfather, the late Charlie Sims.

She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her new life one daughter, Kamille Scott; Grandparents Barbara Scott, Ellis Scott, Joyce Sims and Rodger; four sister, Tieronda Scott, of Louisiana, Shonta Scott, Jashawn Sims, and Alexis Hall and Kiara Sims; four brothers, Tremayne Scott of Missouri, Marquise Holmes, Maliq Holmes and Delvin Sonley; five aunts, Evelyn Thomas, Patricia Scott, Cassandra Galloway, Anglea Scott, and Renata Scott all; three uncles, Howard Scott, Alvis Christan, III, and Eric Sims; four nieces, Erica Carson and, Lamaria Carter, Arieyunna Funches and Jasmine Anderson; two nephews, Eric Carson Jr. and Lamar Carter; a host of cousins, relatives and friends including three special cousins, Kiara Scott, Debra Scott, and Shykela Stokes, and a special friend, Zsalicia Jones.

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Mrs. Emily R. "Kitty" Lee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 20, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Emily (Kitty) Renee Lee was born August 25, 1973 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late James Smith, Sr. and the late Ora Anderson.

 

She was the baby of the family and she loved to sing. She confessed Christ at an early age at King David #2 Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until she joined Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Emily was preceded in death by her parents and her son, D’Zevion Cornelius Lee.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her fiancé, Jeffery Castle of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her daughter, Jasmine Lee of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her son, Jeremy Lee of San Diego, California; goddaughter, Miraya Beamon Slocum of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; three sisters, Brenda Beamon Garrett, Rosetta Anderson Reed both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Jamie (Granger) Brown of Southaven, Tennessee; three brothers, James Anderson, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Larry Dale Anderson of Orange, Texas and James (Sheronda) Smith, Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi; five aunts, Martha Murphy, Mary Merola both of Kansas City, Kansas, Josephine (Reuben) Foster of San Antonio, Texas, Delores Smith Nichols and Brenda S. Beamon both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; an uncle, Walter (Alice) Beamon of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins including the Givens, Tolliver, Foster and Smith families.

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Mr. Estus D. Jones

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Rosary: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, March 20, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church/1512 Main Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Estus Conner Jones was born to his loving parents and grandparents on December 26, 1958 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He received baptism and confirmation in the Catholic faith as a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.  

 

Estus received his early education while attending St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School, St. Aloysius High School, and Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Introduced to carpentry as a teenager, Estus realized he had found a field of interest and wished to pursue for a career.  He attended Hinds Community College where he received training for carpentry.  Upon completion of the carpentry program, Estus became a self-employed carpenter in which he worked within the community of Vicksburg and surrounding areas for many years.

 

On March 11, 2020, he passed away in the company of family in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Carnell Bunch, grandmother Catherine L. Fantroy, aunts Mattie P. Allen, Marjorie Fantroy, uncles Chester W. Fantroy and Frederick Fluckers, and niece Bethany Joy Conner.

 

His memory will be lovingly cherished forever by his mother Rosalie Conner, his brother Samuel M. Conner, and sister Joyce M. Conner, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.

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Mr. W. B. Adams

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00pm

Repose in Church: 1:00pm

Location: Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

W. B. “Puna” Adams was born July 8, 1941 to the late Mr. Burnell Adams and Mrs. Rosie Lee Adams.  He departed this life on March 7, 2020 at his home in Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrounded by his family.

 

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend W. M. Walker.  He was married to Shirley Adams in 1970 and from this union four children were born.

 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; five brothers, Walter Lee Adams, Johnny Lee Adams, Franklin D. Adams, Alonzo Adams and Will T. Adams; two sisters, Eunice Marie Adams and Rosie Lee Adams; and granddaughter, Jasmine Nicole Adams.

 

W. B. was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend.  He enjoyed taking care of his children and grandchildren.  He was a hard worker and retired from the Corps of Engineers with over 30 years of service as a deck hand.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: three daughters, Debbie Adams, Ametha “TuTu” Adams and Denetra Adams all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; son, Charles Adams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; step-daughter, Peggy Rogers of Fayette, Mississippi; brother, Roosevelt (Shirley) Adams of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sister, Lily Kelly of Vicksburg, Mississippi; mother of his children, Shirley Adams; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special niece, Annette Kelly (Terry) Moore of Vicksburg, Mississippi (raised by his parents as a sister), special friend Patricia Ann Johnson;  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Vera J. Hall Wheatley

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:00am

Location: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness/409 Boy Scout Road

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Vera was born March 22, 1951 to the late Willie Mae King and the late Odell Smiley in Vicksburg, MS.  She was reared in the home of her mother, Willie Mae King and Mr. Joseph King, Sr.  Vera always had a strong faith and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses July 10, 1993.  She was a faithful member and enjoyed speaking to others about the bible. 

 

Vera was a proud graduate of Temple High School, Class of 1969.  She was held in high regard among her teachers and classmates.  Her passion for learning and self-development inspired her to attend Hinds Community College, where she majored in computer programming.

 

Motherhood was Vera’s most gratifying and committed role.  She adored her two daughters, Pammy and Jasmine, showering them with love.  She instilled faith, morals, values, and the joy of being a woman.  She extended her heart, always showing selfless acts of service, to her family and acts of kindness to her neighbors.

 

During the course of her life, Vera worked hard to ensure her daughters would have the life skills necessary to prepare them for moments such as this. She served in the U. S. Armed Forces (412th Division of Army Reserve).  Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Vera began her career at Vicksburg National Military Park where she received numerous distinguishable service awards.  She later retired after thirty-two admirable years of service.

 

Vera was gifted with her hands, everything she touched prospered.  She loved entrepreneurship (V&J’s Office Service) and gardening (planting fruit trees, flowers, and vegetables on the lawn).  She enjoyed nurturing countless houseplants, commonly referred to as “her children”, cooking her daughters’ and grandson’s favorite meals, and trying new recipes.  Vera could encourage the growth or development of anyone or anything effortlessly.  She was a strong, no-nonsense individual with a heart of gold.

 

Vera leaves to cherish her memory: two loving and devoted daughters: Pammy Hall (Alton Peterson) and Jasmine Wheatley, one grandson: Kamron Peterson, siblings: Jo-Ann Stevenson (Rico), Brenda Davis, Michael King, Claudette King, Deborah Hall, Willine King Wells (June), Laura King, Lorene King, and Lucille Albert, one treasured uncle: Mack Thomas, and a host of adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Ms. Shamika D. Shelby

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Brownsville Baptist Church Cemetery/Bolton, Mississippi

 

Ms. Shamika Devonche Shelby was born on August 24, 1979 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center located in Jackson, MS.  She was the first born daughter to the late David McFarland and Eva Shelby.

 

Shamika graduated within the top ten percentile of the graduating class of 1997 at Hinds Agricultural High School.  Her interest in computers led her to further her studies in electronic engineering at Hinds Community College.  After completing all coursework and fulfilling all requirements, an associate’s degree was conferred upon her.  Prior to 2010, she worked for AmeriCorp where she assisted the teachers and students of Sherman Avenue and Warren Central Intermediate.  Shamika believed that caring for students was a ministry and her service to God.

 

Shamika gave her life to Jesus Christ as a young adult and became a parishioner of New Beginning Ministry.  Her passion for the well-being of the ministry and caring for others, particularly the youth, caused her to be appointed the youth teacher and church treasurer.  Shamika’s fervency in prayer and interceding for others led her to become an intercessor for all causes and peoples.

 

Shamika was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She gave selflessly so that people around her were well cared for.  Her fulfillments were joy and love.  Memories of Shamika are filled with smiles, laughter, and words of encouragement.  She enjoyed spending time with her children and family, attending church service, interceding on the behalf of others, and caring for anyone who had a need.

 

Shamika is survived by two loving daughters, Jareeshia Shelby and Zandrea Shelby; two grandchildren, Caitlyn Caldwell and Keelan Caldwell; her mother, Eva Shelby; one sister, Demictres Shelby; and three brothers, Kendrick (Alma) Shelby, Fredrick (Keon) Shelby, and Termaine Shelby.  Although she will be missed by others, memories of Shamika will live on forever.

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Mr. Freddie L. Amos

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 6, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2:30pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Freddie was born June 4, 1946 to James O. Amos and Mary Amos Allen in Warren County, Mississippi.

 

Freddie was baptized as a youth at Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Porter.

 

Freddie served in the United States Army.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.  After being discharged, he spent time in Illinois before returning home.

 

Freddie worked for the U. S. Corp of Engineers until retirement.  He later worked part time for the Rail Road.

 

Freddie married Melissa McCalpin and they enjoyed twenty years together before God called him home on March 1, 2020.  God saw that he was tired and called him home to rest.

 

Freddie was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister, LaVerne Allen.

 

Freddie is survived by: his wife, Melissa; his sons, Marcus and Chad; daughter, Aylexia; three brothers, John, Lester and Jeffery Amos; four sisters, Gloria and Janie Amos, Rita and Shirley Allen; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

As a young man, Freddie loved to dance.  May he continue to dance around the throne of God in heaven.

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Mr. Jack Thomas

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 6, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church/3300 Grange Hall Road

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Church Cemetery

 

Jack Thomas was born January 14, 1940, in Warren County, Mississippi, to the late Louvenia Thomas Brown and Tommy Bass, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife, Carrie Lee Thomas; and four sisters, Katie Bass, Betty Thomas, Lorine Ringo and Carolyn Shaye Brown-Hudson and brother, Tommy Bass, Jr.

 

He accepted Christ at an early age at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Isaac Thomas.  A hardworking family man, Jack retired from Cappaert Enterprise after 30 years of service.

 

Jack, an avid New Orleans Saint and Chicago Cubs fan, was known as the “Neighborhood Mayor” on Letitia Street.  He was a happy-go-lucky person who loved family more than anything.  Sports, spending time with family and friends, and making sure that they were happy were his favorite things to do.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving daughter, Felicia Knight-Chriss; two grandsons, William Chriss, Jr. and Jaylon Chriss; adopted son, Gregory Wright; sisters, Rose Marshall of Springfield, Illinois, Clementine Thomas, Queenie King, Carolyn Faye Franklin and Geraldine (Robert) Larkin all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brothers, Emanuel (Emma) Bass, of Aurora, Illinois, Robert Bass, Jimmy Bass, and Elbert (Lisa) Brown, Jr. and Arthur James Conner all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother-in-law, James Ringo, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including the Bass, Thomas, Smith, Ringo, Heard, Tubwell and Brown Families.

 

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Ms. Lena Marie Harris

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Lena Marie Harris was born to Everlean Craft on February 20th, 1963 in Peoria, Illinois. She attended Parrish High School in Hazlehurst, MS and obtained her GED after successfully attending Job Corps.  She was a hard working woman whose jobs included secretarial work for the city of Atlanta, GA, as well as many restaurant and customer service jobs.  She was a dedicated mother who did her best to provide for her two children as a single parent.  Lena was a woman of few wants, who always thought of others' needs before her own.  She helped so many people and touched numerous hearts while she was here.  Her favorite holiday was Valentine's Day, a celebration of love and affection.  She tried her best to make everyone around her happy, and she taught her children that friendship was more valuable than money.

 

Lena gained her wings on February 24th, 2020 at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg, MS.  On that day, the world lost a beautiful spirit, but Heaven gained another glorious angel. She is survived by her loving son, Courtney Harris; two daughters, Jasmine Harris and April Irby (god daughter); her wonderful siblings: Harry Lee (Yolanda) Craft Jr., Benard Craft, Sr., Myrt Kennedy, Tammy Kennedy, Margaret Alexander, Anthony Alexander, Latisha Hoskin, Latina  Wright, Mary McCormick and Tina Alexander.  She also leaves behind her dear aunts and uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Everlean Craft, Harry Lee Craft Sr., and Wilburn Harris, Sr.; her siblings, Lisa Hoskin, Melvin Alexander, Wilburn Harris Jr., Malinda Kennedy.   She will be dearly missed by everyone she has left behind, but on this day, welcome together not to mourn, but to reflect on her life and celebrate the kind, loving, joyful and magnificent person that was Lena Marie Harris.

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Ms. Rita Yvonne Ellis

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 28, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00am

Location: First Baptist Church/1511 1/2 Lane Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Rita Yvonne Ellis   was born to the parentage of the late Raymond E. Ellis and Mary J. Ellis on November 17, 1962.  She was the second child of five children.

 

Rita was an awesome mom, a proud grandmother that really cherished her family.  She was very talented; she taught

herself to play the lead and bass guitar, active member in the choir, and sang in several Gospel Groups. She was an accomplished softball player; “#25, the Baddest Shortstop this side of the Mississippi”; not many balls got pass her!

 

In 1980, Rita graduated from Vicksburg High School.  She also attended Utica Jr. College.

 

She was preceded in death by her Father, Raymond E. Ellis and a Nephew, Maurice Defrances Williams, Jr.

 

In 1981, Rita joined the Army Reserves with her sister and faithfully served at the 412th Engineer Command; retiring after 20 years as a Staff Sergeant.  Rita also retired from the Vicksburg Warren School District as a Bus Driver after 25 years.

 

Rita was baptized at an early age and was a faithful/humble member of New Come & See Church, pastored by Pastor Eric Cooley.  She led the Praise and Worship Service during Bible Study and Church Service, was the Lead for the Tape Ministry and served on the Kitchen Ministry.  Rita was always willing to lend a helping hand.

 

She leaves to cherish many fond memories, her son, Chadryc E. Ellis, Sr.; a grandson, Chadryc E. Ellis, Jr.; her mother, Mary J. Ellis; 4 sisters, Victoria, Francine, Joyce Ellis and Lois (Curtis) Ellis-Bland; 6 nieces, Marylliss, Johntae, Tyra, Jamilia, Jalanga, & Dawnquita; 6 nephews, Delvechio, Rajesh, DruMarrias, Raymond, Jeremaih and Jarvis; several great nieces and nephews, a Godson, Templeton Lindsey, and a host of other relatives and friends, including 2 special friends, Demmer Freeman and Megan Draper.

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Mr. Frank A. Jones

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services/Interment: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

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Mr. Joseph Potts

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Auditorium: 10:00am

Location: St. Mark Christian Center/3395 N. Washington Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Joseph Potts was born on January 29, 1931 in Way, Mississippi to the late Mr. William Potts and the late Mrs. Bertha Chambers Potts.

 

Mr. Potts accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age in Canton, Mississippi. He later moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi where he joined Triumphant M.B. Church and served faithfully as a Deacon and Trustee. He later joined St. Mark M.B. Church where he was not only a faithful and loyal member, but to most members, he was known as 'Pappa Potts".

 

He was united in holy matrimony with the late Lizzie Lee Rider Potts, and to this union. three children were born: Bertha Vanessa, Joseph Williams, and Dannetta.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers: James Potts, Tommie Potts, and Sammie Potts; five sisters: Carrie Potts, Della Coleman, Estella Potts, Mrytle Potts, and Betty McCallister.

 

Mr. Potts entered eternal rest at his home on Friday, February 14, 2020.

 

His memory and legacy will be left to be cherished by his four children: Larry Thomas (Tousha) of Canton, MS; Bertha Vanessa Williams of Jackson, MS; Joseph Williams Potts (Deborah) and Dannetta (Colin) Crasta, both of Vicksburg, MS; eleven qrandchildren: Maurice Williams, Jr., Joseph Michael Williams, Ryan Williams, Nicholas Crasta, Cedrick (Kim) King, Danielle Alexander, Trica Alexander, Larry Alexander, Thomas Lewis, Devario Lewis, and Preston Lewis; twelve great-grandchildren: Morqan, Daveon, Jarmesha, Sonia, Sharmaine, Jeramiah, London, Tahri, Marlee, Madison, Marquise, and Maliq. One brother-in-law, William Rider of Vicksburg, MS; two sisters-in-law: Georgia Carson of Lansing, MI and Ida Rider of Albion, MI; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Beverly D. Prentiss

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, February 17, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Zion Travelers Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

 

Funeral Services: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Auditorium: 10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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Mr. Leonard White, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00noon

Repose in Church: 11:00am

Location: Greater Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church/683 Stenson Road

 

Interment: Mt. Alban Church Cemetery/Mt. Alban Road

Leonard White, Jr. was the first of his six siblings to the union of the late Leonard White, Sr. and Ardean White. He was a member of Greater Rose Hill MB Church under the leadership of Pastor Walter L. Weathersby, Sr. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and labourer manufacturer worker.

 

He graduated from Bowman High School in May 1958. Leonard accepted Christ at an early age. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, spending time with his grand-dog son Ray and watching wrestling. Leonard White, Jr. released his spirit and soul to return to God after a brief illness.

Leonard White, Jr. leaves to cherish his memory: Four Children Kathy (Michael) White-Williams Austin, Texas; Leonard (Mandy) White Brandon, MS, Arone (Candace) Washington Forest, MS, Marilyn Appleton Newport, NY; Eight grandchildren, Rachel (Kenneth) Robertson Cedar Park, TX, Melanie Marie White, Leonard Sebastian White IV, Shakema Appleton, Christopher Washington, D'Shaira Ward, Darius Ward, all of Vicksburg; one great grand, Khvrnir Dumas, sister Cornelia"Poochie" (Eddie) Johnson Pontaic, Michigan, brother Ronnie (Linda) White Gulfport, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish his memory.

Leonard White, Jr. was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Martha Washington-White, parents Ardean and Leonard White, Sr., sister Brunetta "Chetta" Johnson, brother Calvin and Alvin White.

 

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Mr. Tom Albert, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Mr. Tom Albert passed away on February 5, 2020 at Merit Health River Region.  He was 81.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Albert; daughter, Sheila (Desmond) Duhart; three sisters, Gracie Albert, Queen Esther Shaw and Betty Jean Carter; brother, McArthur Albert; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Sarah L. Woodhouse-McKenzie

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church/3894 Middle Road, Edwards, MS.

 

Interment: Little Zion Church Cemetery

 

Mrs. Sarah Louise Woodhouse-McKenzie was born February 28, 1938 in Bovina, MS, to Clinton and Marie Smith Woodhouse.

 

Mrs. Sarah was a member of Bethlehem M.B. Church in Bovina, MS where she served as a faithful member as well as a member of the choir.  She was also a member of a gospel singing group known as the “Lone Travelers”.  She met and married Frajoe McKenzie in 1980.  She moved her membership with her husband to Little Zion M.B. Church in Edwards, MS, where she was a member of the church beside her husband Frajoe who was a deacon.  Sarah worked in the church faithfully until her health failed.

 

As a mother and wife, Sarah was no stranger to hard work.  She began her working career at the Vicksburg Laundry, then the Mercy Hospital and later Anderson Tully in Vicksburg, MS.  At Anderson Tully she worked in different positions until her retirement.

 

Mother Sarah had a love for God, life and people.  All who knew her both near and far enjoyed her cooking.  She embraced life and was not afraid to travel to different states.  Most summers and some winters found Sarah in places like Columbus, Georgia, Lansing, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois.

 

Mother Sarah answered the call from her Heavenly Father on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the University Medical Center Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; Clinton and Marie Woodhouse, her husband, Frajoe McKenzie and grandson Zaesean Woodhouse.

 

Mother Sarah leaves to cherish her loving memories, one daughter, Lora McKenzie of Edwards, MS; four sons, Eddie (Debreca) Woodhouse of Columbus, GA, Clinton, Woodhouse of Vicksburg, MS, Richard (Joyce) Woodhouse of Edwards, MS and Michael (Keisha) Woodhouse of Port Gibson, MS;  One brother Issac (Zeathia) Strong of Elkin, SC; two sister-in-laws, Matilda (Robert) Cook and Emma Montgomery, both of Chicago, IL; one step-daughter, Marie Morgan of Stone Mountain, GA; one uncle Dank Banks of Chicago, IL; twenty-two grandchildren; ZiKriah, Kimberly, Richard, Jr., Tristen, Taylor, Tyrone, Don, Fredrick, James, Keisha, Je’Niya, Natasha, Nicole, Christopher, Eric, Shemeka, Clinton III, Maykayla, Omari, Michael, Jr., Aston, Madison; Thirty-six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one nephew, numerous cousins, in-laws, and friends.

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Miss Ryann Alyse Erves

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

 

Interment: Hickory Tree Church Cemetery/3295 Bovina Cutoff Road

 

Ryann Alyse Erves was born April 14, 2007 in Bedford, Texas to James and Camille Erves. She attended International Leadership Texas, Saginaw as a seventh grade student.

 

Ryann was a beautiful and talented girl.  Her favorite pastimes included sports, watching Youtube, and anything involving art or crafting.  She began playing softball at age 5 proving to be a great little switch hitter for her first team, the Rangers.  In 6th grade she became a cheerleader at her school and continued to astound us a little more everyday with her self-taught gymnastic skills. Her favorite holidays were Christmas, Halloween and Easter, basically anything that involved "something sweet".  Most days Ryann could be found in her room creating something amazing from the things we would normally throw away, her favorite catch phrase being "I can use that for something!".

 

Accepting Christ at an early age Ryann was baptized by her grandfather, Reverend Woodrow W. Harris, Jr. and again later on by her great-uncle Reverend Willie Pat Taylor.  Ryann endured far more than any child should ever have to, from multiple surgeries to correct a birth defect to several hospital stays due to recurring asthma complications but through it all she never complained.  Her strength and resolve never let down and she continuously smiled through the pain until the end.

 

Ryann will be forever cherished by: her parents James and Camille Erves; her four brothers, Isaiah Harris, Braxton Allen, Nicholas and Nathan Erves; her sister Camryn Erves; paternal grandparents, James, Sr. and Tonia Erves; maternal grandparents, Reverend Woodrow W., Jr. and Linda Harris; aunts, Sonya Harris-Byars (Jeremy), Tela Erves-Hatchett (Tavares), and Jada Erves; an uncle, William Bell; her great-grandmother, Betty Erves; several dearly loved cousins, great aunts and uncles, as well as many other close family and friends.

 

Ryann left behind special memories to every life she touched. She truly lived the definition of her school's motto "Others Before Self" and she will always be remembered for her bright energetic smile and big heart.

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Ms. Flora Jean Cartwright-Crawford

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

On Friday, January 17, 2020, Heaven reclaimed one of its own – Flora Jean Cartwright - Crawford. She was born on September 13, 1945 in Claiborne County to the late Willie and Willie B. Cartwright. She later relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

She confessed Christ at an early age.  During her walk with Christ, Flo joined Travelers Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Thomas E. Bernard.  She served as a team leader and a member of the choir.

 

 

Flo was very outspoken, outgoing, and business-oriented. She loved her family but the list goes on and on but most of all, she loved the Lord.

 

Flo retired from Waterways Experiment Station after 28 years of service as a Management Analyst of Directory of Resource Management (ERDC).  Flo received her high school diploma from the Claiborne County Public School system. She furthered her education over a three year period by taking advantage of online courses from various educational institutions.

 

Flora transitioned on Friday, January 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Willie B. Cartwright; two brothers, John “J.T.” Cartwright and Charles Henry Cartwright; nephew, Steve McNair; two bonus grandsons, Charles Briggs and Jordan Davidson. 

 

She was abundantly blessed and left loving memories to be cherished by: one son, Kevin (LaTasha) Cavanaugh of Shreveport, Louisiana; one sister-in-law, Melzena Cartwright; grandchildren, LaDonna Smith, Maurice (Glenda) Brooks, NeKita (Kelcey) Ellis, Kevin Cavanaugh, Jr., Kerrington Cavanaugh , Chinah Cavanaugh, and Jamal Williams; bonus grandsons, Ryan and Jeremy Davis; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, Mechelle Cartwright-McNair, Chastity (Antonio) Cartwright-Fitts, Diane Cartwright and Vergie B. Mitchell; nephews, John (Pam) Cartwright, Jr., Jamie (Rasheda) Cartwright, Charles Cartwright, Jr., and Charles Cartwright, III; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends including the Brown, James and Harris families. 

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Ms. Mary Washington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:00am

Location: Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church/11170 Halls Ferry Road

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery

 

Mary Washington was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on June 12, 1920 to the late Alf "Peter" Washington and Henrietta Carter Johnson. She was the fourth of nine children born to this union.

 

Mary was a long time resident of Berkeley, California. She returned to Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2007.

 

Mary enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed cooking; playing the games of Dominoes, Pokeno and Spades; and caring for others.

 

Mary was a member of Pleasant Hill M.B. Church where she contributed faithfully through tithing.

 

On Monday, January 13,2020, Mary was the last of her siblings to enter into a place of rest.

 

Mary leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Ella Mae Lee of Vicksburg, Mississippi; twenty-one grandchildren; fifty-four great grandchildren; fifty-eight great great grandchildren; one great great great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Alf Washington and Henrietta Carter Johnson; sister, Malissie Thomas; brothers: Alf, William, George, Burrell, David, Joseph, and Elijah Washington; one son, Eddie James Burns; one daughter, Hattie B. Jackson; and seven grandchildren.

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Mrs. Dorothy Smith Mayfield

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1:00pm

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

On September 11, 1930, Dorothy Lee Smith Mayfield was born to the late George Earl Smith, Sr. and Ruby Lee McAllister Smith in Jefferson County, Mississippi as the eldest of eleven children. She entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at her residence surrounded by family.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Henry Mayfield, Sr.; daughter, Catherine Mayfield Maness; grandsons, Eric Mayfield and Jonquil Lee Mayfield; great granddaughter, Cynthia Higgins; sisters, Katie Smith Larry and Doris Smith Odom; brothers, George Earl Smith, Jr. and Roosevelt Smith.

 

She was the epitome of a virtuous woman. She worked day and night with her hands to prepare for the next day. She had a quiet, peaceful and loving spirit, but was also a woman of great strength. She was slow to speak, slow to anger and quick to forgive – a personification of James 1:19.

 

She was a loving, devoted wife to her husband for 66 years. She served as first lady and mother of the churches he pastored, and was a member of Mt. Zion Eagle Lake Church pastored by Reverend Luster Lacey.

 

She so loved her children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family and was happiest when surrounded by them. Sunday was her favorite day of the week because of church services and the family dinner gathering. She genuinely cared about people and was active in the church and community.

 

She graduated from Jefferson County schools and studied psychology at Tougaloo College. Her calling was working with children. She was employed with Mississippi Action for Progress (HeadStart) for 33 years and retired in 1999.

 

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memories: six daughters, Mary Mayfield Logan, Linda (Garland) Mayfield  Cary, Henrietta Mayfield Spates, Frances Mayfield Lacey and Cynthia (Bill) Mayfield Brown  all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Vera Mayfield Lawyer of Pensacola, Florida; six sons, Henry (Rosalyn) Mayfield, Jr., Michael (Bertha) Mayfield, Sr., Reverend Gregory (Lynniese) Mayfield, Harold (Sandra) Mayfield, Vincent Mayfield all of Vicksburg and Donald Mayfield of New York, New York; sisters, Irene Smith Mayfield, Pearl Smith Thomas, Delores Smith Harrington, Shirley Smith and Gladys Smith all of Vicksburg; one brother, Willie Henry (Betty) Smith, Sr. of Vicksburg; 30 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Cloria Jones

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 17, 2020, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Kings Community Empowerment Center/224 R.L. Chase Circle

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Cloria Jones began life’s journey on September 10, 1953.  She was the seventh child to the union of the late Tommy J. and Ethel B. Jones.  She was preceded in death by her elder brother, Tommy Jones Jr.  Cloria grew up in Kings Community, Warren County, where she attended Kings Elementary School.  She joined Triumph M. B. Church under the leadership of Pastor C. C. Bolden at an early age.

 

On September 13, 1968, while leaving a football game in Greenville, MS, Cloria was involved in a car accident that resulted in her becoming partially paralyzed from the waist down.  Determination didn’t let her succumb to her disability.  Cloria earned her high school diploma all while she was still in the hospital.  She went on to take and complete classes at Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS.  During this time, Cloria gave birth to her daughter, Diara Kenyatta, whom she raised as a single parent.

 

Cloria was employed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on the harbor, for numerous years until she retired.  Cloria spent many days in and out of the hospital and rehabilitation centers however her tenacity and perseverance to live her best life prevailed.  Cloria purchased and owned her own home, drove to work daily, created beautiful pieces of pottery, went shopping, traveled, visited family, and did whatever she set in her mind to accomplish.  She was a true example of whatever you believe, you can achieve.

 

Upon moving to Cedar Hill, TX about 8 years ago to live with Diara, she joined Community M. B. Church in Desoto, TX under the leadership of Pastor Oscar D. Epps.  She attended faithfully until her health declined.  While in Texas, she attended Cedar Hill Senior Citizen Center, where she enjoyed arts & crafts, bingo, fellowship with friends, and traveling.

 

Cloria departed this life on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10:30 PM at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas, TX.  She leaves her daughter, Diara (Jeremy) Freeman, four grandchildren, Javen, Jade, Jaylah, & Jaeson, sisters:  Lula M. Jones, Vicksburg, MS; Tommie Sean (Neddie Ray) Winters, Clinton, MS; Sinatra A. Williams, Vicksburg, MS; Margaret (Willie) Rankins, Vicksburg, MS; Vanessa (Eddie Lee) Prentiss, Vicksburg, MS; and Carla (Charles) Whitney, Vicksburg, MS, brothers:  Smith Wayne (Julia) Reed, Brookhaven, MS; Alonzo (Hattie) Jones, Vicksburg, MS; Delbert (Johanna) Jones, Vicksburg, MS; Carlton (Sherry) Jones, D’Iberville, MS; and Dexter (Deborah) Jones, Vicksburg, MS, and Goddaughter Erica Harris-Hatcher, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to cherish her memory.

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Mr. Eric "PETE" Dewayne Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 10, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Eric “Pete” Dewayne Smith was born December 1, 1970 to the late Gloria Steen Smith Thomas and George Thomas, Sr. in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Eric departed this life on December 29, 2019 in Slidell, Louisiana.

 

He was preceded in death by two sisters; seven brothers; five uncles and his grandmother, Lee Dora Smith.

 

Eric leaves to cherish his memories: two sisters, Beritha Thomas and Willie Mae Macon both of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; two brothers, George Thomas, Jr. and Percy Chocolate of Mississippi; three devoted nieces, Alisha (Quincy) Fields, Pamela Fields both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Tiffy Fields of Tallulah, Louisiana; a very special aunt, Erma L. Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special nephew, Lucius Thomas; loving and special friend for over ten years, Ray Liggins of Vicksburg, Mississippi;  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Augustus "Jack" Chambers

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 3, 2020, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 4, 2020, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Augustus “Jack” Chambers was born to Redus and Catherine Chambers on June 23, 1944. He was the sixth of seven children. He loved spending time with his brothers. He attended the Vicksburg-Warren Public Schools. He was self-employed, and owned/operated E & A Masonry.

 

He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. He joined Travelers Rest Baptist Church, and was a faithful member until his transition.

 

Jack loved his family; and he loved congregating with his friends in Marcus Bottom.  He enjoyed hobbies such as grilling, masonry and fishing. He especially loved to fish, and he would often give away his daily catch to family and friends.

 

Augustus was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Juliette Bouie; three brothers, Redus Chambers, Jr., Johnny Chambers and Douglas Chambers; one brother-in-law, Thomas Bouie and father-in-law, William Bowman.

 

Jack leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 28 years, Elesie Chambers; five daughters, Tamera (William) Scott, Trina Chambers, Katherine Chambers, Courtney Flaggs and Alicia Flaggs; two sons, Dorwin Hunter and Augustus Chambers, Jr.; one sister, Beatrice Chambers; one brother, Thomas (Phyllis) Chambers; mother-in-law, Lorraine McGowan; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Jim Lyons

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 28, 2019, 1:30pm

Repose in Church: 12:30pm

Location: Bypass Church of Christ/787 Hwy 61 North

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Jim was born to the late James Lyons and Pearl Mobley Lyons on July 12, 1949 in Claiborne County. He departed this life on December 21, 2019 at Promise Hospital.

 

Jim was employed with DeerPark Fencing and as a landscaper for a number of years.  When not working, Jim was passionate about gardening and hunting.

 

Preceding him in death are his parents, James “Tampa” Lyons and Pearl Mobley Lyons; two brothers, Jerry Lyons and Otis Lyons; three sisters, Bertha Lyons, Francis Lyons and Carrie Lee Martin.

 

He leaves to mourn his death three daughters, Teresa (Adrian) Smith, Carolyn Dee and Jackie Dee all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one son, Timothy (Vidrale) Kelly of San Francisco, California; two sisters, Lucinda Lyons McDonald of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Millicient Lyons Major of Napperville, Illinois; six brothers, Robert (Latoya) Mobley, Herry Lyons, Johnny Lyons all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jerry (Ashinda) Lyons of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Earl (Luedella) Lyons of Utica, Mississippi and Walter (Alisa) Lyons of Fort Worth, Texas; a special friend, Renee Brice of Oakland, California, 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends including Eddie Duffin Hunting Club.

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Ms. Mary L. Brown

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church/3300 Grange Hall Road

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Church Cemetery

 

My life’s journey started on February 27, 1944, born to the late Dennis and Mary Brown. I accepted Christ at an early age at St. John M.B. Church.  I later joined Cedar Grove M.B. Church and served on the usher board for 20 plus years.  I worked with the Willing Workers Club as well.  Affectionately known as Mama, Grandma, Grandma Brown, Aunt Louise, Tee Lou, Auntie, Babe, Cigar, and Girl Child,  I worked with Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP) for over 20 years and retired from Ameristar as an Environmental Specialist.  I was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School Class 1962.

 

My boys are my champions.  Chris the oldest, is the Governor and Jon-Jon is my rice baby. My love for them and my family was my zest for life. It was the kind of love where I could feel their pain when they hurt. I enjoyed all the weekly family gatherings and yearly family vacations.  I summon you all to keep that tradition going and stay rooted in love.

 

I was preceded in death by my loving and supportive parents, sisters; Pauline (Arthur) Harris, Frankie (Horace) Lightfoot, JoAnn Brown and Lorene (Wavely) Tate, brothers; James (Ella) Brown, LeRoy Brown, Bobby Jack Brown, Dennis Brown III, and Fred Johnson, nephews; Marcus Brown and Vincent Tate.

 

I leave behind to cherish my memories my sons, Christopher (JNitra) Brown and Jon (Ashley) Brown; sister; Caneria (Don) Garrett; brothers; Harry (Trudy) Brown, Terry Brown, Earnest Paul (Darlene) Brown and Dennis Johnson; Grandchildren; L.J., Amoiree, Nicholas, Joshua, Jameson, Aiden, Joniah, Braylon, Cameron and Caleigh, Bre’Nija, Amaya, Ma’Nija, Mercedes, A’kyla; a host of  nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives including the Brown, Harris, Jackson, Pettis, Pollard, Wade, Williams, Devines, Wells, Jones, Cartwright and Walker families and friends; special cousin, Mary Pettis; a special friend, Flora Harris; and her Caregiver, Shirley Hinkle.

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Mrs. Virginia J. Subject

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Location: New Mt. Elem Missionary Baptist Church/3014 Wisconsin Ave

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mrs. Virginia James Subject was born March 19, 1937 in Utica, MS to the late Jimmie l. James Jr. and the late Roxie Neal James. On Monday December 16, 2019, Virginia departed this life.

 

Virginia confessed Christ at an early age at Clover Valley Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W. M. Curley. Later in life Mrs. Subject moved her family to Framingham, Massachusetts where she was a dietary aide. All the patients loved her southern accent which she never lost.

 

Upon returning to Mississippi and relocating to Vicksburg, Virginia joined New Mt. Elem M.B. where she was a faithful member until her illness prevented her from attending regular services, but she never wavered in her faith.  In addition to serving the Lord, Virginia enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents Robert Neal and Julia Miles Neal, a son Charles Ray Lames, one brother and sister-in-law John L. James and Williona James, one niece Thelma W. Moran, and two nephews Jessie James and Ernest James Humphries.

 

 

Mrs. Virginia James Subject leaves to cherish her memories a daughter Patricia Glasper; two sisters, Mrs. Laura M. Harried of Kennesaw, Ga. and Mrs. Adlean “Pinkie” (Ken) Smithson of Dorchester, MA; a daughter-in-law Mrs. Trudy Hall James Brown of Vicksburg; five grandchildren Willie Luke (Princea) Glasper Jr. of Douglasville, GA., Virginia (Nicole) Glasper of Vicksburg, Kindra Michele Hensley of Atlanta, GA., Catrina Rochelle James of Vicksburg, and Courtney Roxanne James of Monroe, LA; ten great grandchildren Luke Savyon Glasper, Branden Glasper, Jalyn Glasper, Xavier Glasper, Tierra Simpson, Ebony Emory, Sidney Emory, Kennedi Emory-Glasper, Christopher Cherry, Tracea Walton; six nieces Phyllis Banks, Betty Tucker, Louvinia Noble, Jackie James, Gloria James, Khristine Doss (Wilbert); five nephews James David James who she helped to rear, Darryl (Rhonda) Hunter, John James Jr. lewis James, Willie (Rose) James; special cousins Mary Emma Burns Gray and Berta Mae Steed; the Pollard and Flagg families of Utica, MS and the James and Neal families of Vicksburg, MS; special family friends Dr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson and their children Haley, Hannah, and William; other relatives and a host of friends.

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Mr. Gregory C. Alexander

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 20, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Gregory Charles Alexander, Sr. was born July 29, 1967 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Samuel Alexander, Sr. and Mytell Alexander,

 

Gregory accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age. He was a graduate of Vicksburg High School.  He was employed for twenty-five years at the Waterview Casino (formerly Isle of Capri) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He was also a Bail Bondsman for several years.

 

Greg enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Alexander, Sr.; brother, Samuel Yank Alexander; sisters Odessa Alexander and Shirley Hargrove.

 

Greg leaves to cherish his memories a son, Gregory Charles Alexander, Jr., of Houston, Texas; his mother, Mytell Alexander of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Paul Alexander of Jackson, Mississippi and Samuel Alexander, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Mary Alexander of Jackson, Mississippi and Janice Benard of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special friend, Dominique Chambliss; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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Mr. Courtney "SINCERE" Anderson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Courtney Dewayne "Sincere" Anderson was born on January 29, 1981 to Mrs. Ruthie M. Hill Anderson and Mr. Johnny B. Anderson and Mr. Tillman C. Flowers in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He was baptized at Mount Zion No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Mount Zion #1 Missionary Baptist Church and Church of God in Christ.

 

He transitioned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was 38. He will truly be missed by all his family and friends. His favorite saying was "Highly Respected and Internationally Known”.

 

He was preceded in death by sister Elaine Anderson, brother Johnny Anderson, Jr.; his maternal grandparents Keller and Willie B. Hill; paternal grandparents Lewis and Roberta Anderson; aunts Emma Jean Williams, and Lucy Anderson; uncles Bennie Caston, Edward Louis Caston, Shelley "Jim Dandy" Hill, Kelly Hill, James Norfort, and William Ragan; cousins Stephanie Washington, Elmore Caston, Ernest Reagans.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his mothers, Ruthie Mae Hill Anderson and Isabelle Heath, fathers Johnny B. Anderson, Kansas City, MO and Tillman C. Flowers; sisters Nekeidra "Nikki" Anderson, Felicia Heath and Formeka Heath; brothers Byron (Taija) Anderson, Johnavan Anderson, Kansas City, MO, Tillman Flowers, and Tony Hill, Aurora, IL; nieces Trinity Anderson, Le'Aja Seymon, and Essence Perry; aunts Mary O'Neal, Willie Mae (Ray) Walker, Aurora, IL, Etta (Charles) Harris, Rena S. Washington, Rubie (Lamar) Hearn, Buffalo, NY, Rosie Lee Davis, McKinney, TX, Elizabeth (Delbert) Henderson, Kansas City, KS, Ella Smith, Memphis, nv, Artia (James) Jackson; uncles Tommy Caston, Willie Noye, Leroy Anderson, Muskegon, Michigan and Lewis Anderson, Jr., Lauren, KS; God-Mother Mary Turner; and hosts of relative and friends of the McGowan, Davis, Mayfield, Odom, Anderson, Hill, Henderson, Norfort, Smith, Lawrence, and families.

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Mrs. Shirley M. Lee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Shirley Mae Lee made her arrival on this earth on March 30, 1944 to loving parents, Mary and Jessie Allen in Waterproof, Louisiana.  Mama departed this life on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at UMMC in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Mama was raised by God loving grandparents, Whitfield and Sallie Shaw.  Both preceded her in death.  She accepted Christ and was baptized at New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Ernest Baldwin.  She later moved to Vicksburg and joined the New Mount Pilgrim Church under the leadership of Reverend Henry J. Williams where she served as an usher.

 

Mama attended the Chatham School in Englewood, the Madison Parish Training School and Reuben McCall High School.

 

Shirley was employed through the years at the Chicago Mill, Delta Haven Nursing Home and for 24 years as a head foreman at Magnolia Mobile Home Factory.  Mama also enjoyed sewing.

 

Mama was preceded in death by: her parents, Mary Shaw, Jessie Allen and Louise Allen; a brother, Eddie Washington; a son, James Michael Allen; and a grandson, Carlon Everfield.

 

Mama leaves to mourn her memories: her loving husband, Rogers Lee; a brother, Henry Shaw, San Bernardino, California; two daughters, Brenda (Gerald) and Marilyn (Lee) Ford of Tallulah, Louisiana; four sons, Gregory Allen, Ft. Worth, Texas, Ronnie (Tammie) Allen, Dallas, Texas, Freddie Allen and Harold (LaMesha) Allen of Tallulah, Louisana; three stepchildren, LaSonya Brown and  Roderick Brown of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Christopher Brooks of Jackson, Mississippi; her treasured grandchildren, DeAntra Allen, Khiry Allen, Gregory Allen, II, Tio Ash, Adonis Ash, Treyvion Allen, Dru Christian Furr, Malcolm Allen, DyNeise Offord, ZaKarria Redden, Khadijah Hayes, LaDaja Allen, Harold Allen, Jr., James Allen, Khloe Allen and Zeldria Allen; six great-grandchildren; two aunts, Lillie Turner and Annie Watson, both of Tallulah, Louisiana; one uncle, Charlie Banks of Las Vegas, Nevada two nieces and one nephew; a host of cousins and other family friends.

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Mr. Louis I. Sullivan, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Family Present: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00pm

Repose in Church: 1:00pm

Location: King Solomon Baptist Church/180 Oak Ridge Road

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Louis Israel Sullivan, Sr. was born on February 4, 1944 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Israel (Hattie B.) Walker in Vicksburg, MS.  He was baptized at an early age at King Solomon M. B. Baptist Church.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Schools and graduated in 1961.  Louis served three (3) years in the United States Army as a Communication Specialist. After serving in the Army, he attended Hinds Community College (1973-1976) receiving training in Operation of Offset Printing Press.

 

Louis was employed with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers until his retirement in 2003 with 40 years of services. While employed with the Corps of Engineers, he held the following positions until his retirement: Offset Press Operator (Helper), Offset Press Operator (Chief Duplicating Unit), Chief of Duplicating Section (Chief Reprographics Branch), and Printing Specialist for the District and Division Offices.

 

Louis served as a member of the Tyner-Ford Post #213 with 50 years of service.  He held numerous positions on the local and state levels.  He was selected as Outstanding Vietnam Era Veterans in 1980 for the State of Mississippi.

 

In addition to his service with the Tyner-Ford Post #213, Louis served on several boards throughout the community. He served four (4) years on the Board of Directors for We Care Community Services, three (3) years on the Advisory Board of the United Way of West Central Mississippi, five (5) years on the Vicksburg City School Board, four (4) years as Recreation Commissioner for the 3rd Supervisory District of Warren County and elected Boss of the Year by Vocational & Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) in 1976.  In 1986 he served five (5) years on Advisory Board of Hinds Junior College sponsored by Hinds Junior College. Louis was also a Charter Member of the Blacks In Government (BIG) Vicksburg Chapter.

 

Louis was a faithful member and servant at King Solomon Baptist Church until he was called home by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

 

Louis leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Alma Sullivan and four (4) children, Louis Jr (Katherine), Michael (Angela), Reginald (Chiquitta Gray), and Kenisha (Lance). He was the proud grandfather to ten (10) grandchildren: Laronda (Rafael) Kenney, Charles McCoggle, Kristean Sanders, Marcel Gorham, Louis Tyree (Gena) Sullivan, Erika Sullivan, Michael MarKeith Sullivan, Ethan Sullivan, JaKayla Gray, and Jeremiah Sullivan. He also leaves six (6) great-grandchildren to cherish his memory: Kweke, Laylah, Trevon, and Rileigh Kenney, Jordynn Sanders, and Londynn Green. In additional to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Louis leaves his student worker/adopted son Ernest (Monique) Stevenson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Mr. Claude Blue, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Claude Blue, Sr., was born July 7, 1950 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Archie Charles Blue and Abbie Lee Blue.  

 

Claude Blue accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age and rededicated his life at Mt. Zion #4 Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

 

Claude was affectionately known to many that loved him as “June”, “Uncle June”, and “Uncle Baldy”.  He enjoyed dancing, listening to music, gardening and cooking for his family and friends.  He would graciously provide a home to those in need. His heart was big and full of love!

 

Claude was educated in Kings School and Temple High School. He retired from the US Rubber plant where he worked for more than 20 years.  After retirement he enjoyed volunteering at the local Pawn Shop in Downtown Vicksburg. 

 

He was preceded in death by: his father Archie Charles Blue; mother, Abbie Lee Blue; brother, Charles Blue, Sr.; sister, Willena Blue-Steward; one brother-in-law, Clifton Scott, Sr.; and two sisters-in-law, Sadie Blue and Martha Blue.  

 

Claude leaves to cherish his memories a son, Claude Blue, Jr.; a daughter, Lakeshia Blue Montgomery (Odell) both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one grandson, Braylen Montgomery; one brother, Lonnie D. Blue of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Mildred Scott of Bly, Oregon, Bobbie Swafford (Stanley) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Linda Blue and Beverly Johnson both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother-in-law Myles Steward of Sprague River, Oregon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a long-time friend, Joe Lee Featherstone.

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Mrs. JoAnn Martin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: New Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church/2944 Valley Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

JoAnn H. Martin was born on March 1, 1963 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Mr. Clem Scott and Ms. Lois Houston.  JoAnn accepted Christ at an early age. She became a member at Greater Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.  JoAnn was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg.

 

JoAnn married Steve Martin on August 16, 1991.  They were married until Steve’s untimely death on August 30, 2005.  JoAnn was employed in several different capacities throughout the community.  She worked as a cashier, server in the restaurant industry, day care attendant and her last place of employment was as a cook at Shady Lawn Nursing Home.

 

JoAnn attended Vicksburg High School and she obtained her GED from Utica Junior College in Utica, Mississippi.

 

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Martin; her parents, Clem Scott and Lois Houston; three brothers, Jessie Wells, McKinley Turner and Ronnie Houston.

 

JoAnn leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Stacey Houston; two sons, Steven (Jade) Houston of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Adrian (Andrea) Houston of Austin, Texas; one grandson, Jamarion of Dallas, Texas; three granddaughters, Kyndajia, Kadijah and Kynnesha Savage; one great-grandson, Jaylen also of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Carl Houston of Detroit, Michigan; sisters, Louella Norfort, Betty J. Smith, Doris Boyd all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Mattie Daniels of Chicago, Illinois; special niece, Donna Walker; two special friends, LaDonna Burks and Ingrid Winters; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

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Ms. Essie Hudson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location:Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Essie Hudson was born on April 23, 1927 in Blannon, Mississippi.  She was the only child of Bertha Clark, a long standing member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church.  During the mid 1940’s, she and her mother relocated to Vicksburg in search of better opportunities and Essie was baptized at Travelers Rest Baptist Church.  From the start of her life, she was raised to know Christ and always viewed the church as her second home.

 

Essie went on in life to have two children; Charles Hudson and Barbara Hudson Smith who also became members of Travelers Rest.  In her home, which she shared with her mother and children, the church was the foundation.

 

In the early 1960’s, Essie made a major move and relocated to Los Angeles, California where she worked to support her family back home.  She was attentive to both her mother and children and maintained the view that Travelers Rest was her home church.  She returned to Vicksburg in later years and resumed regular attendance at Travelers Rest.  She enthusiastically supported its many programs and thoroughly enjoyed the warm, spiritual fellowship that flowed throughout her church family.

 

Essie had a fulfilling life in Vicksburg which included her church membership, taking care of her home and almost daily raking of the Magnolia tree leaves which fell so abundantly in her front yard.

 

Essie was an accomplished cook, who enjoyed creating huge feasts when her daughter and grandsons visited from Chicago.  She was also an avid watcher of her morning soap operas, including the “Young and the Restless”.

 

Essie cherished the relationship she had with her mother and her children and their children.  She was a generous, kind person who did whatever she could for her friends and others in need.

 

In the winter season of her life, Essie experienced severe physical challenges which deprived her of the quality of life she had always enjoyed.  Although over the past two years, she was unable to verbally communicate with her mouth, her eyes sometimes glistened when the Lord’s name was spoken or she heard an old familiar hymnal such as “Take my Hand, Precious Lord”.

 

Essie was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Clark and son, Charles Hudson.  She leaves to mourn her passing: one daughter, Barbara H. Smith of Chicago, Illinois; two grandsons, Kevin Charles Smith of Chicago, Illinois and Kenneth James Smith of Denver, Colorado; two granddaughters, Yolanda Renee Lewis and Ashley Hudson both from Vicksburg; great grandchildren, Candice, Cameron and Jalen all from Vicksburg, along with a host of family and friends.

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Master Ashton Royal Snow

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

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Mr. Albert Young, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, November 22, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Mt Heroden Baptist Church/1117 Clay Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Albert “Sonny Boy” Young, Jr. was born on May 15, 1948 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Hilda Walker Young and Albert Young, Sr.

 

Mr. Young accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was a member of Mount Heroden Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Albert was united in holy matrimony to Sandra Host Young in 1995. 

 

Albert attended Rosa A. Temple High School. He worked in the Calumet Township Trustee office as Deputy of Job Development. He also was a Code Enforcement Officer for 10 years for the City of Gary, Indiana.  He retired from the United States Steel Corporation (USS) with 26 years of service. 

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; Albert Young, Sr., and Hilda Walker; his four sisters, Mamie S. Young, Willie Bell Young Adams, Albert Ann Young Hebron and Lois Marie Young- Anderson and one brother, William H. Young.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Host-Young; his children, Kelvin Holly (Doris) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Albert Young, III of Indianapolis, Indiana, Elizabeth Jackson (DWayne) of Gary, Indiana, Talesha Roberson (LaJuane) of Spokane, Washington, Rodney Eaton of East Chicago, Indiana, Julius Eaton of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers, Harvey Young, Ernest (Diane) Young and Halvern Young all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Katherine Young McReynolds of Pensacola, Florida and Hilda Young White of Vicksburg, Mississippi; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives including the Taylor, Marley, Stewart, Moody, Carson, Mitchell Young, Murphy and Host families.

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