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Ms. Clementine Cage

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday November 17, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Ms. Iris Ann Cox

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services:  Friday, November 9, 2018, 11:00am

                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Tethel Sanders Bridge

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services:  Friday, November 2, 2018, 2:00pm

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Tethel Bridge, 87, was born on Sept. 27, 1931, to the late Fred and Louisia Sanders Sr. in Vicksburg. A Gary, Indiana, resident since 1951, she was salutatorian and graduate of Emerson Evening School and the School of Cosmetology. She was retired owner and operator of Tee’s Beauty Salon on West 11th Avenue and retiree of Gary US Steel, after 19 years.

 

Tethel Bridge dedicated her life as a baptized Jehovah’s Witness for approximately 50 years, until Oct. 23, 2018, where she fell asleep in the comforts of her home surrounded by family and her many friends.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted husband, Marshall Bridge; her sister, Elizabeth Sanders of Vicksburg; five children, Kemp (Bernetta) Jones of Gary, Indiana; David (Doreece) Bridge of Columbus, Ohio; Anthony (Brenda) Bridge of Huntersville, North Carolina; Brenda (Roderick) Johnson of Richardson, Texas and Darryl Lynn Bridge of Gary, Indiana; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; an adopted daughter, Sintha Persley and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mr. James Henry Ellison, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services:  Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:00am

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. James Henry Ellison, Sr. was born on September 2, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts to Helen Ellison and the late James Blackwell.

 

James retired from the United States Army in 2001 as a Master Sergeant after 25 years of honorable service.  He was awarded numerous military medals, badges and decorations.

 

James accepted Christ at an early age and continued to love the Lord until his death.

 

James enjoyed the outdoors and joined multiple organizations to pursue his passion for hunting and fishing.  Most importantly, he had wonderful friends and family to share those moments with.

 

James is survived by his wife, Rita Scott Ellison; sons, James Ellison, Jr. of North Dakota and Brandon Ellison of Florida; mother, Helen Ellison of Boston, MA; sisters, Roberta Cameron and Helen Ellison both of Boston, MA; Murita Ellison of Rhode Island and Barbara George of New Hampshire; brothers, Keenan Ellison of Florida, Walter Ellison, Ansel Ellison and Norman Ellison all of Boston, MA; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Barbara J. Evans

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Thursday October 11, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mr. Jessie "JUNE" Franklin, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, October 5, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday October 6, 2018, 1100am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Mt. Zion #1 Missionary Baptist Church/920 5th North Street

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time To Be Born

Jessie (June) Franklin, Jr. was born on April 1, 1933 in Churchill, Mississippi, to the late Mr. Jessie Franklin Sr., and the late Mrs. Emma Franklin.

 

A Time to Grow

He confessed his life to Christ at an early age as his personal Savior and was baptized. He later rededicated his life to Christ under Pastor Johnny L. Williams.

 

A Time for Family and Work

June loved family and was a great father and provider.  He adored all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren but Ja’Nyia was his heart.  He worked in his latter years for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Mat Sinking Unit and Memphis District, Bank Grading Unit.  June worked many years for Runyon Construction Company as a Heavy Equipment Operator; this was his passion and second love.  He leveled many foundations for many malls and buildings throughout the south.  June along with his wife Ruby operated several businesses including, The Wagon Wheel Lounge, Open House Café and Joanna Night Club.  In addition to his parents, June is preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Ruby West Franklin, a sister, a brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives.

 

A Time to Die

On Monday morning, October 1, 2018 at 9:32 a.m., he answered God’s call to eternal rest.

 

A Time to Mourn

Jessie is survived by: his sons, Terry (Marmae) Franklin of Biloxi, Mississippi and Darryle (Sharon) of Franklin, Vicksburg, Mississippi; daughters, Ruby G. Franklin, LaJune Scott and Debra Polk-Sampson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Michelle Franklin of Lafayette, Louisiana, Harriet (Harold) Moore, of  Chicago, Illinois and Eunice M. Polk of Anniston, Alabama; a devoted brother and sister-in-law, James Albert (Tommie) Franklin of Texakansas, Texas; four other sisters-in-law, Mae Frances (Alfred)  Williams of Chicago, Illinois, Burnella (Rob) Tyler and Mary Jackson of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Claudia Wright of Las Vegas, Nevada: one brother-in-law, Charles Larkins of Moreno Valley, California; three cousins, Gertrude Rowan and Gertrude Reed, both of  Vicksburg, Mississippi and Barbara Ann Franklin of Churchill, Mississippi; a devoted cousin until his untimely departure the late Freddie Kaiser; 26 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives including the Thomas, Palmer, Albert, West, Reed, Kaiser, Rowan, Brown, Liggins, Sampson, Huell, Martin, Williams, Jones, Redick, Eastman and friends.

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Mrs. Margie Ree January

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, September 14, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday September 15, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  11:00am

Location: Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Margie R. January was born on June 18, 1955 in Port Gibson, Mississippi to the late Thelma Dorsey and the late Robert McCombs. She lived a number of years in Pattison, Mississippi. 

 

She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age.  She was a member of Forrest Grove Christian Church. She graduated from Port Gibson High School and retired from Grand Gulf Nuclear Station and Hermanville Fire Department.

 

Margie was a very compassionate and loving mother and grandmother. She departed this earthly journey on September 10, 2018 at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Hedrick (the late J. C. Hedrick); father, Robert McCombs, Sr.; her sisters, Ruby Wilson and Marie Moore.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories her children: John (Kristi) January, Jr. of Byram, Mississippi, Angela January (Levi) Wyatt, Byron L. January all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Elmo R. January of McComb, Mississippi; fourteen grandchildren, Jazzlyn January, ZeBedee Anderson, Jr., ZeBria Anderson, Jabarri January, Jada January, Trevon January, Jaheim January Byrum January, Jr., Adrianna January, Dominique January, Kaliyah January, Alaina January, London January, Elissa January; life-long companion, Elmo McBride, Jr. six sisters, Mildred Flower, Mangle Neal, Cathy Hedrick, Doretha Hedrick, Thersa Wilson, Janice Walls all of Port Gibson, Mississippi; four brothers, Ladelle Hedrick, Eddie Walls, Robert McCombs, Jr. Willie McCombs all of Port Gibson, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Patricia D. Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, September 7, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church/150 Redbone Road

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Patricia D. Reynolds Smith was born on January 19, 1956 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Walker and Delores Reynolds, Jr. She departed this life on September 2, 2018 while at River Region Medical Center.

 

She attended school in Vicksburg, MS until she graduated from Warren Central High School in 1974. She attended Jackson State University. She met and married Harry J. Smith in 1985. She worked for the Vicksburg Warren School District for 26 years before she retired in 2015. She was a faithful member of Beech Grove M.B. Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry J. Smith, daughter Ebonie N. Smith, son Herman R. Johnson, father and mother Walker and Delores Reynolds Jr., grandparents Walker and Alice Reynolds, and LeAndrew and Blanche Baker.

 

She leaves to mourn her passing: her daughter Nakedria (Jamie) Wilson and a grandson Liam Wilson of Vicksburg, MS; two sons Marvin (Lisa) Johnson of Madison, MS, and Sherman Johnson of Vicksburg, MS; two brothers Johnny (Shauna) Reynolds, Walker (Diane) Reynolds III; five sisters Shirley (Ron) Allen, Linda Smith, Carolyn (Ernest) Reynolds Brown all of Vicksburg, MS, Lisa (Anthony) Kinnard of Jackson, MS, and Kathy Reynolds of Houston, TX, and a special daughter Holly Blackwell of Vicksburg, MS to include a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Mrs. Katie L. Smith Larry

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, September 7, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Birth: Katie was the second child born to her parents, Ruby L. McAllister Smith and George E. Smith, Sr., in Red Lick, Jefferson County, Mississippi, on February 23, 1932.

 

Confession to Christ: She was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at a tender young age at East Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Red Lick, dedicating her life to the Lord, under the leadership of Reverend E. E. Spencer, where she attended Sunday school and church services faithfully.

 

Marriage: At the age of 16 she married Herman Larry in Red Lick.  The marriage was later resolved and Katie moved to Vicksburg and was blessed with more beautiful children.

 

Traveling the Journey: Katie and her children joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  They later joined the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend T. H. Turner.  Later in life her desire was to join the El Bethel Baptist Church, where her nephew, Reverend Gregory Mayfield, is pastor.

 

She devoted her life first to her belief in God and to her children whom she admired more than anyone on earth.  She gave her children her all and then some.  She was a mother who did not spare the rod, she dealt them a steady hand and never wavered in letting them know who the “boss” of the house was.

 

Also, for her parents, sisters and brothers, if she had it-they had it, and she expected nothing in return.  For surely she had a “heart of gold.”  She was the epitome of love for family; never met a stranger; was full of life; loved having fun; we never ever saw her depressed or feeling down and out.  Yes, she weathered all types of storms with faith and determination.

 

Her Employment:  She retired after many years as a nurse’s aide from Sydney Convalescent Home and became a private caretaker to family members of several families including the Latham and John (Shirlye) Stahl families.

 

Final Chapter: Then came the final chapter of Katie’s life when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Her faith shone through brightly, never ever did she complain about her illness or the effects of it.  She continued to live her life and faced each day with pride and in stride.  She always said, “God knows best.”

 

Her final weeks were bleak, her days became dark - but still she remained strong.  Her children were amazing, those who weren’t nurses did what nurses do.  When she called them, if they weren’t already at her bedside, they came running.  Her sisters were at her bedside each day with words of encouragement and talking of times that made her laugh.  Though her mind was not clear at times, until her last day she called her children by name, and she often called on her sisters, Pearl and Dorothy.  When we heard her say “Mama, Daddy, Brother,” we knew they were beckoning her home. To the last day here on earth, her Pastor, her children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces and nephews, were at her bedside praying.  But, she went peacefully with those who were beckoning her – Angels from above.  She went peacefully to join them and to be among the other Angels in Heaven.  Her family acknowledges the works of God and thank Him for the years that we had with her here on earth.

 

My God! What a life! What a beginning to Eternal Life.  Thanks be to God for Katie Louise Smith Larry.

 

Family: Katie was preceded in death by: her parents, George E. Smith, Sr. and Mrs. Ruby L. McAllister Smith; her maternal grandparents, Emmanuel and Irene McAllister; her paternal grandparents, Henry and Katie Smith; her husband, Herman Larry; a daughter, Shirley Ann Larry; a sister, Doris Smith Odom; two brothers, infant Roosevelt Smith and George E. Smith, Jr.; a niece, Catherine Mayfield Maness; a nephew, Arthur L. Mayfield, Jr.; and two great nephews Adrian Bright and Eric Mayfield.

 

She is survived by: her eight daughters, Patricia L. Tolliver, Anchorage, Alaska, Dorothy (Billy Ray) L. McDaniel, Long Beach, California, Joyce A. Larry, Shelia L. (Jesse Ray) Gilliam, Carolyn L. McMiller, Gwendolyn J. Brown, Terry A. Brown, and Deborah L. Brown, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, five sons, Frederic M. Smith, Lonoke, Arkansas, Ronnie (Terri) Smith, Sr., Teddy L.  (Pam) Williams, Sr., Bryant S. Smith, Sr., and Jerry L. (Sharon) Brown, Sr.; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; six sisters, Dorothy S. Mayfield, Irene S. Mayfield, Pearl S. (Sidney) Thomas, Deloris S. (James) Harrington, Shirley J. Smith, and Gladys M. Smith, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Willie H. (Betty) Smith, Sr.; sister-in-law, Ernestine Smith, Vicksburg, Mississippi; and other relatives including nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends including, the Green family of Port Gibson, Mississippi and the McAllister family of Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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Mrs. Angie Marie Ringo Wardley

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, September 7, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Angie Ringo - Wardley died August 29, 2018 at Houston Baptist University Hospital in Houston, Texas at the age of 50. She was of Baptist faith.

 

Angie attended Warren Central High School, Class of 1985; she also graduated from Hinds Community College and Ashford University. She was a teacher at Varnett Public School and Children's Learning Adventures in Houston, Texas.

 

Angie was preceded in death by: her mother, the late Lorine Bass Ringo; Daughter, Toneka Ringo; Grandparents, Lovenia Brown, Tommie Bass, Henry Ringo, Ada Ringo and Lutisha Ringo; Aunts,  Mary Brown Bowman, Daisy Ringo, Betty Thomas, Carolyn Shaye Houston, and Katie Mae Bass; Uncles,  Willie Ringo, Augusta Brown, and Tommy Bass Jr.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving and devoted Husband, Tony Wardley; Father; James Ringo Sr.; One Son, Cedric Ringo (Tameka) of Houston, Texas; three Grandsons, De 'Cedrick Hunter, Jaiden Ringo and Ashton Ringo of Houston, TX; two brothers; James Ringo Jr. and Edward Ringo of Vicksburg, MS two sisters, Ada Ringo and

Ida Bank (Tyrone) of Vicksburg, MS; five nephews, Jakory Walker, of Houston, TX.; Jarmin Ringo, James Ringo III all of Vicksburg, MS; Dwight Hunter of Miami, FL and Corbin Ringo of Ocean Springs, MS; One Great Niece, Shamiracle (Princess) Miller of Vicksburg, MS, A Father-in-Law, Donald Wardley (the late Ardella Wardley); One Sister-in-Law, Stacey Wardley; and five Brother-in-Laws, Tracey Wardley, Jula Wardley, Damion Wardley, Anthony Wardley, and Donald Woods, all of Vicksburg, MS; Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other relatives including the Ringo, Bass, Brown, Hall, Wardley, Thomas, Woods, Butler, Martin and Brent Families.

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Mrs. Mattie L. Naylor Hill

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday September 7, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Church of Christ/3333 N. Frontage Road

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mattie Louise Naylor Hill, 69 passed away on September 01, 2018 at University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Mattie was born in Vicksburg, MS on January 01, 1949 to the late James Naylor and Lillian Bingham Naylor.  Mrs. Hill is preceded in death by her husband, Dona Hill and son, Xavier James Hill.  She has two sons Patrick Bingham (April) of Vicksburg, MS and Don Earl Hill (Demetrice) of Indianapolis, IN.  She also has four sisters and two brothers, Linda Naylor of Glen Allen, MS, Margaret “Cathy” Denton (Oscar), Gwendolyn Naylor, Gloria Naylor, Michael Naylor, and John Bingham all of Vicksburg, MS.  She also has a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Mattie has been a member of the Church of Christ many years.  She attended Rosa A. Temple High School in the class of 1969.  She was previously employed at Michelle Records and was the First Female Fire Fighter of Vicksburg, MS.  Mrs. Hill was well known in the Vicksbur community.  Many knew Mattie for her generous heart and personable attitude.  Her bright smile and words were sure to light up a room and make those around he fell welcomed.  

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Ms. Sally Mae Diggs

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday August 26, 2018, 2:00pm

Repose in Church:  1:00pm

Location: Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church/9069 Mt. Moriah Road, Edwards, MS

  

Interment: Church Cemetery

 

Sally Mae Diggs, our dearly beloved mother, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Yazoo

City Rehab & Healthcare Center in Yazoo, MS at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018. Sally was born on October 20, 1945 in Tallulah, LA., to the late, Mr. Robert Diggs, Sr. and Ms. Luvenia Lee (Harrison), who preceded her in death. Sally moved to Edwards, MS at an early age where she resided until her health began to fail. She received Christ in her life at a tender young age. She was a dedicated church and choir member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

 

She retired from Hinds Community College where she worked as a custodian in the Women's Residence Hall. She was loved by all of the students who knew her. Her love was passed around from one dorm hall to another throughout the many years of her employment at Hinds Cc.

 

She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grand-daughter, close family and friends. She enjoyed laughing, talking to others, arts and crafts, bingo, uno, cooking, baking coconut cakes for family, watching Fred Sanford and cutting a rug (dancing). Sally lived her life to the fullest with no regrets ... .just beyond blessed. She was the pillar of her family. She was a generous, kind-hearted person who would give you her all. She had a very charismatic sense of humor that always kept you laughing.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved step-father, Luther Harrison, Sr., one daughter, Shirley Harrison-Lewis, two brothers, Roy Harrison and Robert Diggs, Jr., two sisters, Annie Jean McGee and Diane Harrison and one grandson, Christopher Jamal Bethay.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory, two loving and caring daughters, Patricia (Christopher) Bethay and

Frances Diggs, both of Jackson, MS; three brothers, Ezell (Emma) Diggs of Indianola, MS, Luther Harrison, Jr., of Vicksburg, MS and Jeff Harrison of Edwards, MS; three sisters, Mable (Lester, Sr.) Donald of Edwards, MS, Luvenia (Albert) Littles of Hazlehurst, MS and Carolyn (Sammie) Jones of Hazlehurst, MS;  two grand-daughters, Jasmine (Curtis) Harrison-Carter and Dajai Sulton, both of Raymond, MS; one

grandson, Christian Bethay of Jackson, MS; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Carter of Raymond, MS and a countless number of nieces, nephews and friends.

 

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Mrs. Andrea Rosetta Bell

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday August 25, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church/2629 Alma Street

  

Interment: Greater Zion Travelers Baptist Church Cemetery/7501 Highway 27, Utica, MS

 

Mrs. Andrea Rosetta Price-Bell was born to the late Debra A. Price and Roosevelt E. Brown on July 14, 1970 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

On the morning of Thursday, August 16, 2018, Mrs. Bell was quietly called home at Merit Health Medical Center.

 

She accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at an early age and later joined Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Mrs. Andrea was joined in holy matrimony to Jessie Bell, February 14, 2014.

 

She was a graduate of the class of 1988 at Vicksburg High School.  She attended Alcorn State University, Hinds Community College and Delta State University with a major in Elementary Education.  She worked for the Vicksburg Warren School District and Love’s Travel Shop, Tallulah, Louisiana. 

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Debra A. Price-Sweet; grandmother, Mary Magdalen Lewis and grandfathers, Robert L. Brown, Sr., and Roosevelt Hall; one uncle, Steven A. Lewis; one nephew, Reginald Sweet, Jr.

 

Mrs. Andrea will be dearly missed by her husband, Jessie Bell of Vicksburg, MS; father, Roosevelt (Carolyn) Brown of Vicksburg, MS; step daughter, Jessica Bell of Vicksburg, MS; step father, Albert Sweet, Jr. of Indiana; grandmother, Hazel Erwin and grandfather, Eugene Erwin both of Vicksburg, MS; one sister, Shay (Greg) Maloy of Atlanta, GA; six brothers, Albert Sweet, III of Cincinnati, OH, Reginald Sweet, Sr. of Jackson, MS, Roosevelt Brown, Sr. and Timothy Brown both of Vicksburg, MS, Michael (Keisha) Brown of Clinton, MS and Corey (Shannon) Royal of Vicksburg, MS; mother-in-law, Mary Bell of Vicksburg, MS; two special aunts, Rota Lewis of Chicago, IL and Mary Erwin of Vicksburg, MS; along with other aunts, Carolyn, Linda, Tracey, Kimberly, Charlene, Carol and Dee Dee of Chicago, IL; Cheryl, Faye, Betty of Vicksburg, MS; uncles, John, Herman, Charles, Timothy, Kenny of Chicago, IL and Walter, Joseph, David, Douglas of Vicksburg, MS; a special friend, Claudia Scott and god-daughter, Diara Henderson both of Vicksburg, MS; nieces, nephews, who she loved dearly; cousins, and other relatives; and friends including the Price, Brown, Sweet, Lewis, Banks, Carter, Neal, Prentiss and Hall families.

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Mrs. Jeannette D. Wilson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday August 25, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: St. Peter A.M.E. Church/409 Church Street, Port Gibson, MS

  

Interment: Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery/Vicksburg, MS

 

Jeanette Denise Wilson was born September 12, 1950 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Dorothy and Judge Ratliff.

 

She confessed Christ at an early age at Tylertown First Baptist Church, where she served as an usher and sang in the church choir.  Later, she became a member of St. Peter AME Church by Christian experience.  She was employed by Claiborne County School System where she taught Special Education for over 20 years.  She continued to teach Special Needs in Tallulah, Louisiana.

 

She united in holy matrimony to Mr. Earl J. Wilson, Sr. in 1972.  Unto this union, two children were born.

 

Those who will cherish her memories are sons, Earl II (Brandy) of Benton, Louisiana and Jeremy (Marcella) of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Kay (Marcus) Stewart of San Jose, California and Gloria Barnes of Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren, Earl III and Amber Wilson of Benton, Louisiana and Michael Wilson of Atlanta, Georgia; along with a host of family and friends.

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Ms. Bethany Joy Conner

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Rosary: 6:00 - 6:30

Family Hour: 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday August 24, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Bethany Joy Conner was born on March 27, 1984 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was gratefully welcomed by her loving parents, grandparents and elder sister.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith as a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

 

Bethany was educated at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  In the fall of 2002, she enrolled in the University of Mississippi where she was a Sally McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College Graduate and member of the Student Judicial Council.  She was President of the Gender Studies Organization, and completed an honors thesis on the literary response to imagery of African American women in popular culture. A Magna Cum Laude graduate and Phi Beta Kappa recipient, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2006.  She would then go on and complete a law degree and various certificate programs from Tulane University School of Law, Institut fur Anwaltsrecht-Humboldt University, and Stellenbosch University Cape Town, South Africa.

 

She is the author of “You Made a Mistake. You Selected a Woman!: The Results of the Implementation of Political Gender Quotas in Post Conflict African Nations”.

 

On August 15, 2018, she passed away suddenly in San Francisco, California. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-great grandfather Carnell Bunch, great grandmother Catherine L. Fantroy, aunts Mattie P. Allen, Marjorie Fantroy, uncles Chester W. Fantroy and Fredrick Fluckers, and her paternal grandfather George D. Prewitt, Sr.

 

The memory of Bethany Joy is forever loved and deeply cherished by her father George D. Prewitt, Jr., her mother Joyce M. Conner, her sister Lynden M. Conner, her brothers Evan C. Conner, Anderson Prewitt, and Anthony Prewitt, her grandmothers Rosalie Conner and Mamie Prewitt, uncles, aunts, cousins and many close friends.

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Ms. Pennie L. Lyons

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 17, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday August 18, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Word of Faith Christian Center/3525 Wisconsin Avenue

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Pennie Lyons was born on the 17th of October 1965 in Vicksburg, MS to the late jerry and

Mary Cosey Lyons.  She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Morning 

Star M.B. Church by Rev. Z.B. Banks in Letourneau, MS. She later joined Mt. Nebo M.B.

Church pastored by Rev. Darryl Phillips in Benton, MS.

 

Today, we witness the act of God who planted a seed of life and now has called the life of Pen­

nie to be a mission complete. God's mission for this seed has been transformed from mortality

to immortality and now rests in eternity.

 

Pennie answered to many names in this life but because of who she accepted as her personal

Savior, she now answers to one name; Servant, She was blessed with a caring and motherly spirit

that gave her life real meaning. She had a magnet for children that needed her assistance, for

whatever reason., who affectionately called her Momma P.

 

Pennie was employed as a security guard, cab and bus driver, daycare teacher, nurse's assistant

and a caregiver.

 

Pennie was preceded in death by her father, jerry Lee Lyons, her mother, Mary Louise Cosey

Lyons, paternal grandparents, James "Tampa" Lyons and Pearl Lyons, Maternal grandparents,

Hamp Cosey and Nancy Walls Cosey, her brother, Garry Lyons, step brother, Anthony Brice,

two uncles, James Oliver Cosey and Otis Lyons, and her niece Quentina Denise Valentine.

 

Her memory will forever be cherished by her husband, Michael Burkes, her daughters, Catina

(Kenyon) Head Chiquita (David) Lyons, and April (Willie) Lyons; her sons, Cedrick (Tasha)

Lyons and Columbus Neal; two step children Hakeem and Demetric Dillion; her stepmother

Maple Brice Lyons; 18 grandchildren Christopher, Christian, Ceniya, Erick, Xavier, Jazmine,

David Jr., Kiarra, Travisia, Avery, Donnell, CeKyrria, Braylen, Xavionna, Cherish, Cyiah, Demya

and Trey; one great grandchild, CJ.; 5 sisters, Ellen (Larry) Mitchell, Cheryl Wade, Diane

(Desmond) Roach, Jacqueline Moore, and Kasi (Latoya) Brown; 2 brothers, Steve Lyons and

Jerry Lyons, a very special friend Kiana Johnson and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews,

cousins, and other family members and friends.

 

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Ms. Shayla Nicole Wildee Jackson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 17, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday August 18, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mr. Elijah Johnson, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday August 4, 2018, 11:00am

Repose at Church:  10:00am

Location: Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church/385 Faulk Steele Road, Vicksburg, MS.

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Elijah Johnson, Sr. was born April 18, 1939 to the late Pinkney and Ida Bell Johnson.  He confessed Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend G.C. Carr until God called him home.

 

Elijah retired from Anderson Tully where he faithfully worked for thirty-five years.  He married his one true love on August 6, 1960 and they had five children.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Dorothy Mae Johnson; his parents, Pinkney and Ida Bell Johnson; one son, Kenneth Earl Johnson; three sisters, Ethel Bingham, Dorothy Johnson and Ethel Williams; one brother, Cornelious Johnson; one grandchild, Naeasea Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Deonta Myles.

 

As you leave us, our hearts are filled with much sadness and sorrow; but we will always cherish the wonderful memories of you. Elijah leaves to mourn: two sons, Elijah (Darlene) Johnson, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Calvin “Calbo” Johnson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Zanetta Williams of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dorothy “Da-Da” Johnson and Karen “Kay-Kay” Winters both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one sister, Ira Steen (Robert) Williams of Los Angeles, California; one brother-in-law, Notton (Robin) Jones, Jr. of South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Helen Johnson of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Gladys Sanders of Arlington, Texas; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Mr. Leonard Bell, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

1st Visitation: Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

2nd Visitation: Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Calvary Baptist Church/406 Klein Street

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday July 28, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose at Funeral Home:  11:00am

Location: Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church/1715 Alcorn Drive

  

Interment: Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery

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Baby Kegan Micah Brown, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 12:00noon - 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside/Interment Services:  Tuesday July 17, 2018, 1:00pm/Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Baby Kegan Micah Brown, Jr. passed away on July 13, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

 

Survivors include his mother, Felicia Darling and his father, Kegan Micah Brown, Sr.

 

Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Cedar Hill (Babyland) Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

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Mr. Osie "Pappy" Cross

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 13, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday July 14, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose at Funeral Home:  9:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Osie Cross was born in time on December 24th, 1934 in Earle, Arkansas.  He was the first child born to the late, Annie Lee and Julius Cross. He also grew up under the watchful eyes of his late grandmother, Queen Winston, and his stepfather Lovell Johnson. Three siblings preceded him in death, Annie Marie Murphy, Hazzy Cross, Sr. and Mary Lou Walker.

 

He attended both Warren County and Vicksburg Public Schools.  He remembers one of his favorite teachers as the late Mrs. Beatrice Judge Cooper.

 

Osie accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at King David Baptist Church in the Letourneau Community.  He later united with the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church on 50 Culkin Road, under the pastorage of Reverend Thomas J. Moreland, and Reverend Johnny L. Williams until his passing on Thursday, July 12th, 2018.

 

Osie worked for several companies including Westinghouse, and Cooper Lighting retiring in 1995 to fishing, hunting, and travelling to many points of interest with his family and friends.

 

Osie was a husband to Gladys Sims Cross, a father to Vincent K. Cross, Sr. (Sherlie), Janita Faye Cross, Cynthia Cross-Green (Charles), Felicia Cross Curry (Jesse), and Stacy Louvell Cross, who passed away at age seven months in 1964.  He was “PawPaw” to Vincent Jr., Cydney Michelle, Cobe Matthew, Jade Norah, Jason Keith, and Jesse Curry, Jr,; Great grandpa to Veronica McKinley Cross.  Other survivors of his immediate family include four nieces: Bennie Jackson, Michelle St. Anne, Stephanie Cross, and Adrina Johnson; three nephews Timothy Reeves, Hazzy Cross, Jr., and Anthony Gray; and several great nieces and nephews, cousins and other descendants of the Winston Family.  Other survivors are: one sister-in-law, Thelma Sims Dukes, three brothers-in-law; Charles E. Smith, Sr., Henry D. Price, Anderson Hardwick Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends that include the Sims, Shears, Carter, Robinson, Farrish and the Glass Road Community.

 

Buddies Forever: Horace (A.J) Smith, (Detroit, Michigan), Larence Jones, (Gulfport, Mississippi) and Albert Wilson (Vicksburg, Mississippi).

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Mr. Arthur J. Henderson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday June 23, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Zion Travelers Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Arthur Henderson was born September 13, 1954 to the late Reverend John H. and Mrs. Willie Mae Henderson in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He departed this life on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He was of the Baptist faith.  He confessed to Christ at an early age at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Somerset, Louisiana under the leadership of his father.  He later moved his membership to Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Arthur is a veteran of the United States Army.  In addition to being a kind man, he was a loving Father and Grandfather.  He was a member of the gospel group Heavenly Stars of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Reverend John H. and Willie Mae Henderson; brother, J. W. Henderson; and sisters, Naomi McCollough and Julia Mae Henderson.

 

He is survived by two sisters, Vinette Henderson of Tallulah, Louisiana and Carlene (Samuel) Thomas, Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother, Larry (Claudette) Henderson, Vicksburg, Mississippi; two daughters, Teresa (Charles) Deveaux of Sumter, South Carolina and Arcilnet Henderson of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Mikayla, Nyasia, Emani and Ta’tinna; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Mr. Frank James Neal

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday June 23, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Frank James Neal was born December 5, 1954 to Sam Neal, Jr. and Doretha Smith Neal in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  His father, Sam Neal, Jr. and Sister, Gloria Neal White preceded him in death.

 

Neal received his education in the Vicksburg public school system.  Frank enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country for a period of two years, after which he received a honorable discharge.

 

Neal accepted Christ as his personal savior early in life and was baptized at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi under the pastorage of Reverend C. R. Redden.

 

Neal was known to go out of his way to help others, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone.  He was a good person and loved everyone unconditionally.

 

Neal worked at Waterways Experiment Station for several years; he also drove school bus for the Vicksburg public school system after which he moved to Dallas, Texas where he drove for Steven’s Transport for 28 years.

 

Neal had a special bond with his family.  He is survived by many who loved him: a loving mother, Doretha Smith Neal of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one son, Timothy (Freda) Dewayne Parson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sisters, Starline (Raymond) Smith, Marlene Neal and Linda Jones, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five brothers, Raymond Smith, Jesse Neal, James (Carolyn) Johnson, Donald Ray (Teresa) Neal, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Alfred (Sharolyn) Neal of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four aunts, Eliza Sanders, Clara Cotton, Mary E. Neal and Earnestine Neal , all of Chicago, Illinois; two uncles, Clarence Neal of Chicago, Illinois and Leon (Vivian) Neal of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Carol A. Flowers

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Wednesday June 20, 2018, 2:00pm

Repose in Church:  1:00pm

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

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Carol A. Flowers is the 2nd child of four to Frank Allen and Mineola Green and 1stdaughter born.  As a child, she enjoyed playing sports, singing, and looking after her younger sisters. She has strong spirit and she has always displayed affection towards people.  She met her husband of 48 years at Temple high school, now known as Vicksburg Junior High School. Their 1st date

was spent at the movies in Elwood’s 57 Chevrolet.  Her true desire was to become a mother.  While in school, she asked God to grant her four sons.  She graduated from Temple High school in 1968.  Later, she enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University; in 1969, her boyfriend of two years asked for her hand in marriage.  They join in Holy Matrimony on December 24, 1969 at Jackson Street Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi in the presence of their parents William and Ruth Flowers and Frank and Mineola Allen.  They lived with her new in-laws for a short time.  Their high school friend Brenda was moving to Texas and asked them to join, so they relocated in Dallas, Texas in 1970.  

 

Carol landed her first job in Dallas at Lone Star Gas Company where she met life-long friend and in-law Clara Williams.  Clara and Earl Williams became close friends to Carol and Elwood spending most of their time at each other house playing cards and dominos.  In August of 1971, she became pregnant giving birth to her 1st son Elwood, Jr. in May of 1972. Four years later she was blessed with her second son Patrick in November 1976.  A few years later another son was born Cedric in December 1978.  Around this time, God placed a call upon her life and she answered that call and committed her life to being a faithful servant to Christ.  In 1980 they relocated back to Vicksburg where she became a member of Wayside Apostolic church headed by her father Bishop Allen.  In 1980, she birthed her youngest son Frank.  She is a lover of God’s people and a true giver.  She will give you her last to go without.  She exemplifies true servant hood by her love for God’s people.

 

Carol is survived by: her husband, Elwood J. Flowers, Sr.; sons, Elwood Flowers, Jr. (Kelly), Patrick Flowers (Zabraida), Cedric Flowers (Sharonda), and Frank Javier Flowers; grandchildren, Taylor P. Champine, Tori D. Champine, Patrick J. Flowers, Jaylen T. Flowers, Savannah M. Flowers, and Aiden J. Flowers; brother, Frank Allen Jr.; and sister, Deborah Allen.

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Mr. De'Angelo E. Fields

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday June 9, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Triumphant Church/224 R.L. Chase Circle, Vicksburg, Mississippi

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

DeAngelo “D-Lo” Fields was born August 26, 1996 to Pamela Brown and Carl Fields.  He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Gospel Temple Church.  He later went on to join Triumphant Church.

 

DeAngelo graduated high school and attended Hinds Community College.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Andrew J. Brown and great-grandfather, William Brooks.

 

DeAngelo leaves to cherish his precious memories his mother, Pamela Brown of Vicksburg, MS; his father, Carl Fields of Peoria, IL; one sister, Kaitlin Draper of Vicksburg, MS; grandparents, Hattie and Alonzo Jones of Vicksburg, MS; two aunts, Cynthia Brown and Alisha Jones both of Vicksburg, MS; three cousins, DeMarcus West, Joseph White, and Eva Hopkins, and a special friend, Jamiya Andrews.

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Mr. James Earl Clark, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday June 9, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A TIME TO BE BORN:

 

Mr. James Earl Clark, Jr. was born on May 18, 1939, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Mr. James and Mrs. Margie Lee Clark, Sr. He was known by the nickname "Poochie" by his loving family and friends.

 

A TIME TO LIVE:

 

James was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of St. James # 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he faithfully served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher until his health deteriorated. He attended Vicksburg Public Schools and was a 1958 graduate of Bowman High School. After high school, he worked for several years and retired from Magnolia Trailers and in his spare time he loved to bartend. After his retirement, James also worked for several years for Vicksburg Warren School District as a custodian where he later retired due to his health.

 

James was joined in holy matrimony to his sweetheart Deloris Beatrice Thompson on August 12, 1977. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. He was a generous, loving, caring and hardworking man. His joy came from providing and entertaining for his family and friends.

 

A TIME TO DIE:

 

James was preceded in death by his loving parents, Mr. James and Mrs. Margie Lee Clark, Sr. and his stepson, Roy D. Miller, Sr. He departed this earthly life at Vicksburg Convalescent Home on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

 

A TIME TO MOURN:

 

Precious memories will forever be cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Deloris; his daughter, Essie Bailey of Vicksburg, Mississippi; stepdaughter, Burthee Wiggins of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a loving brother, Alfred (Shirley) Clark of Jackson, Mississippi; a loving sister, Gladys King of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of relatives and friends.

 

James will truly be missed by family and so many friends.

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Mr. Floydell L. Jackson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday May 19, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Hollywood Baptist Church/77 Hollywood Road, Fayette, Mississippi

        

Interment: Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette, Mississippi

 

TAPS - "Day is Done, Gone the sun, from the Lakes, from the hills, from the sky. All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh".

 

Starting the Race -" You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance". 2 Timothy 3: 10 (NIV)

 

Master Sergeant Floydell L. Jackson was born February 18, 1964 in Claiborne County to the late Grover and Gracie Jackson. He confessed Christ at an early age in the community of Pattison, MS. His early education began in Port Gibson, MS and he later transferred to Jefferson County and graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1982, lettering three years in Football, Track, and Baseball.

 

MSgt Jackson had a free spirit, a listening ear, an open-heart filled with love, and had the patience of Job. He walked by Faith and not by sight. He was filled with laugher. For he knew that "a good laugh heals a lot of hurt" (Madeleine L'Engle); he would argue that "even God loved Jokes (Plato). If you encountered MSgt Jackson your day would be filled with laughter.

 

Running the Race - "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong". Ecclesiastes 9: 11 (AKJV).

 

MSgt Jackson received a Baseball/Football Scholarship to Alcorn State University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree and graduated in 1989. He received his Master Degree in Management Science in March, 2010. He worked for a Marketing Firm before entering the Air Force at the age of 26. After completion of Basic Training (Lackland AFB, TX) and Technical Training School (Keesler AFB, MS), he received his first assignment to Loring AFB, Maine from 16 Feb 1990 thru 01 Oct 1992, as an Information Management Specialist. He received a by name request assignment to the Pentagon from 14 Jun 1993 - 04 Dec 1995 as Chief, Information Manager/Enlisted Executive Officer for SAF/AQ, Brig Gen Hawley and Bri Gen Mueller. From Jan 1995 - Dec 1999 worked Sensitive Compartment Black World Programs AFE/PSD "Spook" Program as Chief, Information/Program Manager. From Jan 2000- Jan 2003 was handpicked to work as Superintendent/IT Facilitator for the office of the Secretary of Defense (Sec Cohen/Sec Rumfield) Staff, providing direct Congressional Liaison support to the White House and Capitol Hill under the supervision of Military Assistance, Col Thomas Shubert, The Honorable Powell Moore, and the Honorable Larry DaRita OSD/LA.

 

From Feb 2003 - Feb 2004 PCS'd to OSAN, Korea as Superintendent/Resource & Budget Manager for Brid Gen "Dutch" Holland and Brid General Murray Forsyth, 51st Fighter Wing/CC. Lastly, from March 2004 - present served as Superintendent! Additional First Sergeant providing direct support to the Chief Information Officer (HAF/IMI), flight commander, deputy and technical director. Directs and provides guidance for all 3DOXl Information Management and personnel issues to four branches (FOIA, Pentagon Mailroom, Records, and ElM). Manages all issues related to suspense control and tasking system for the Division. Analyses all incoming correspondence and assigns tasks to subordinate units. Advise Chief Information Officer and Flight Commander Staff on a wide range of topics including health, discipline, mentoring, well­being, career progression, professional development, and recognition of assigned enlisted members and civilian personnel. Assist in the preparation and execution of unit training and information programs. Represent the flight at base meetings on matters concerning the enlisted force. Work with fellow senior non-commissioned officers and supervisory personnel to ensure discipline is equitably maintained. Provide process improvement, guidance, and corrective/preventive measures in three critical HAF/IMI programs including: FOIA, Records Management, and Correspondence (mailroom) Management.

 

Master Sergeant Floydell L. Jackson retired from the United States Army Air Force October, 2010.

 

Finishing the Race - "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4: 7 (KJV)

 

MSgt Jackson leave to cherish his memories: his loving wife; Dayon LaFay Jackson; one daughter: Aerielle Tynisha Jackson; and one son; Floydell Londell LaPrintay Jackson; three brothers: Aaron Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, Johnny Jackson of Fayette, MS, and Timothy Jackson of Jackson, MS; four sisters: Sue Jackson-Wolfe of Vicksburg, MS, Trenessa Swilley of Hazelhurst, MS, Stephanie Jackson of Pattison, MS, Ethel Jackson of Crestview, FL, and Gloria Turnipseed of Colorado Springs, CO; his loving and caring Step-father: Rev. Gideon Claiborne, one Aunt: Lizzie Wilson of Fayette MS, and his God Parents: Garrett and Virginia Bell of Fayette, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, loving cousins, sister-In-laws, brother-in-Iaws, and friends.

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Mr. Cortez Denzel Hardy

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday May 12, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Auditorium:  10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Cortez Hardy was born on April 22, 1997 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Gary Hardy and Lois Gaskin.

 

He was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age at Christian Home #1.


He attended elementary and junior high and graduated from Vicksburg High School in the class of 2015.  Cortez was an accelerated reader and it was while in high school that he found his passion.  He played for the baseball leagues.

 

Cortez was preceded in death by: his maternal grandparents, Louis Gaskin, Jr. and Patricia Gaskin; paternal grandparents, Larry Donnell Smith and Robert Earl; also, one uncle, Willie James Brown.

 

Cortez Hardy departed this life on Sunday, May 6, 2018, leaving to cherish his memories: his mother, Lois Gaskin (Craig Jones); his father, Gary Hardy of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers, Gary Hardy, Jr. (Kenzadya Newson), Darion Tuner and Sean Michael Hardy all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; paternal grandmother, Joyce Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; six aunts, Aretha (Joe) Miller, Mary (the late Joe) Pierce, Patricia Gaskin, Carolyn Gaskin, and Edna Earl  all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Pamela Gaskin of Missouri; three uncles, Louis Gaskin, III, and Joe Watkins both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Michael Brown of Jackson, Mississippi; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends including a special god sister, Brettanie Williams, special god mother, Georgia Hicks and special cousin, Jeannette Butler.

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Mrs. Margaret Elmira Johnson Marshall

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Thursday May 10, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of Freetown/1917Heather Place

        

Interment: Johnson Family Cemetery/1827 Heather Place

 

Margaret Elmira Johnson Marshall was born November 8, 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the proud parents of Ivory Johnson, Sr. and Mary Florence Johnson.  She was the last survivor of seven children.  She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church where she remained faithful as a choir member until her health began to fail.

 

She was preceded in death by: her parents;three brothers, Ivory Johnson, Jr., Noah Johnson and Julius Johnson; three sisters, Ethel Smith, Rosemary Walker and Bessie O’Neal.

 

At an early age, she was joined in holy matrimony to Albert Dorsey, Sr.  She later married Wesley Marshall; both preceded her in death.  She departed this earthly life on May 3rd at Merit Health River Region of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

“Little Sister,” as she was called by her family, was educated in the Vicksburg Public Schools.  She later attended Hinds Community College.  She retired from Ergon Refinery and Head Start.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving daughter, Mary Florence Marshall and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Marshall both of San Diego, California; a devoted son, Dr. Albert Dorsey, Jr., of Jacksonville, Florida; three sisters-in-law, Melba Johnson, Rosie Johnson and Nancy Johnson; one brother-in-law, Reverend Elzie O’Neal; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Booker T. Thomas

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 4, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday May 5, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church/3300 Grange Hall Rd.

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Booker T. Thomas was born on January 7, 1935 to Luther and Marie Thomas in Hinds County, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents Luther and Marie Thomas; one son, Joe Henry Pollard; two brothers, Eddie Thomas and Freddie Thomas; one sister, Essie B. Williams; and one grandson, Michael Thomas.

 

Mr. Booker T. gave his life to Christ at an early age.

 

Mr. Booker T. moved to Vicksburg as a young man and remained a life-long resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Throughout his life he worked at several places of employment: Hill City Mills, Anderson Tully, Bunge, and retired from Marathon Letourneau where he worked as a Fitter.  After retirement, he continued his love for work at Vicksburg Warren School District, Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP) and Kar Kleen where he worked until his illness.  His hobbies included fishing and watching baseball games (Atlanta Braves – his favorite team).

 

Mr. Thomas departed this life on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, leaving to cherish golden memories: one son, Larry Thomas (Cleo), Lewisville, Texas; four daughters, Linda Thomas, Anna Thomas (Archie) and Betty Thomas Chiles (Mark), all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Ester L. Thomas, Jackson, Mississippi; one sister, Ira L. Thompson (Melvin), Edwards, Mississippi; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives including Gilmore and Savannah families. 

 

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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Mrs, Sophia H. Clark

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday May 4, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Sophia Haynes Clark was born August 17, 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Jessie) Haynes.  She was baptized at an early age and was a longtime member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church where she served as a member of the mission ministry and as the church secretary.  She graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1966.  She also received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Alcorn State University.  She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  She was employed at Alcorn State University for 15 years and retired from the U. S. Corp of Engineers with 20 years of service.

 

Sophia was preceded in death by: her parents, Marshall Haynes and Jessie Allen Haynes; sister, Anna; four brothers, Freddie Neal Haynes, Henry Lewis, Sr., Matthew Lattimore, and Marshall Haynes, Jr.

 

Sophia leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of 43 years, Sam; their dog, Maxx Clark; three brothers, George (Grangerette) Haynes, Sr., Billy Ray Allen, Ralph Haynes, Sr. and other relatives, including: Ben (Laura) Drake, Bilbo “Billy” (Sandra) Clark, Charlie (Evette) Thomas, Mary (James) Gilmore, Daisy (Eddie) Gilmore, Ruby (Frank) Odom,  Cleveland (Anna) Long, Lela (Henry) Lewis, Edna (Marshall) Haynes, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including, Lorraine McGowan and Laplose Jackson.

 

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

John 14:3

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Mr. Roscoe Lee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 27, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday April 28, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Bethelem Missionary Baptist Church/2844 Smith Station Rd, Edwards, MS

        

Interment: Springridge Church Cemetery/Old Port Gibson Rd.

 

On May 29, 1951, a son, Roscoe, was born to Amos and Cassie Lee.  Having been reared in Christian love, He confessed Christ and was baptized at an early age.

 

Roscoe was devoted to life long companion Shelia Tribble.  They were blessed with the birth of their son, Caleb Ryan Lee.

 

Roscoe lived a life of service.  He helped a multitude of people whenever he could.  The beautiful life that he walked in come to a halt when the angel of death visited him at home on April 23, 2018.

 

Roscoe was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Andrew and Roosevelt and special cousin, Nancy Lee Robinson.

 

Precious memories of Roscoe will forever be cherished by: his companion, Shelia; son, Caleb; two stepdaughters, Katiya and Leslie; five grandchildren, ShaDerika, Phillip, Jaylen, Phalacia and Pharrell; sister-in-law, Carrie Richardson; loving cousin, Alice Dulaney, along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Julia Mary Gross

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday April 28, 2018, 1:00pm

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

        

Interment: Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery

 

Julia Mary Ellis Gross, known to many as Granny, Aunt Julia Mae or Ma Gross, was born to the late Wess and Addie Ellis on March 17, 1930 in Hermanville, Mississippi.  She professed love for her Lord and Savior at an early age, with the Methodist faith and joined the Morning Star Seventh-Day Adventist Church in August of 1965, where she served as a Sabbath School teacher, Treasurer, Adventist Youth Leader, Community Service Leader through-out the years and was an honored Deaconess until her passing.  She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Harrison Allen Gross, Sr. on March 29, 1953 and was a devoted wife until his passing on June 3, 1985.

 

Mrs. Gross, believed in feeding the body, mind and soul.  She demonstrated this through her dedication to nutrition as a Cafeteria Manager, her commitment to education as a bus driver for the children of the Warren County School District and with her constant encouragement to her family, students and all she encountered with tight hugs that reached your very soul and directions to always seek God in every situation.

 

She grieved the loss of: her parents; her husband; two daughters, Brenda Gross and Gertrude Nash; three sons, Thomas Gross, Sr., Charles Gross, Sr. and Harrison Gross, Jr.; four sisters, Sarah Davis, Ella Wilson, Myrtle Alexander and Shirley Ellis; two brothers, John Ellis and Thomas Ellis; three grandchildren, Michael Gross, Sr., Thomas Gross, Jr. and Brelyn Gross and a great-grandchild, Tabitha Mallory.

 

She will be truly missed through the broken hearts of: her children, Benjamin Earl Turner of Chicago, Illinois, James Ellis Gross, Sandra Elaine Gross and MaryAlma (Clarence) Thomas of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Virginia (Isiah) Richardson, of Calumet Park, Illinois, Savannah Watts of Chicago, Illinois, Willie B. Love of Calumet City, Illinois and Lillie (Danny) Mannigault of Los Angeles, California; four daughters-in-love; Alice Gross of Indianapolis, Indiana, Yvonne Gross of Gary, Indiana, Nancy Scrivens of Memphis, Tennessee and Teresa White of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a sister-in-law, Charlie Ruth Good of Hammond, Louisiana; twenty-five grandchildren (each knowing they were the “special” one), thirty-two great-grandchildren; twenty-nine great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews that were welcomed into her home as if they were her own children, cousins and a host of church members and friends that she loved by praying for and with.

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Mr. Robert Randall Linzy

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Rock of Ages Baptist Church/2944 Valley Street

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday April 21, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Rock of Ages Baptist Church/2944 Valley Street

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Robert Randall Linzy was born November 1, 1954 to Laura Bell Linzy and Randall Godfrey Carter.

 

Robert accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.  He attended Rosa A. Temple High School where he was an avid basketball player.  In his younger days, Robert was thought of as one of the best dancers in Vicksburg, winning many dance contests.  He was employed at Batesville Casket Company for many years.

 

Robert moved to Houston, TX and worked for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.  While in Houston, he met and married Angelia Allen.

 

On Tuesday, April 11, 2018, Robert departed this life to spend eternity with the Lord.

 

Robert is preceded in death by his mother and father, his grandparents, Rebecca and Johnny Linzy; brother-in-law, Delbert McCloud and his mother-in-law, Rose McCloud Walker.

 

Robert leaves to cherish his precious memories:  His loving wife, Angelia Linzy; children, Jeffrey Linzy (Pam) of Cantonment, FL, Aimee Norton (Kelby) of Katy, TX, Renita Nelson (Steven) of Terre Haute, IN, Tammu Williams and Leticia Allen of Houston, TX; siblings, Harold Lindsey, Barbara Kline, Janice Harris (Willie), David Linzy (Angel) all of Vicksburg, MS, Preston Linzy (Lesia) of Ora Valley, AZ, Gregory Linzy (Connie), Gladys Linzy and Nathan Linzy (Ilean) of Vicksburg, MS; grandchildren, Jeffrey Jr., Dora, Amontre, Tristan, Aiden, Hope, Aniah, Ramicia, Steven, Seth, Keishira and Robert III; great-granddaughter, Gracelynn; brothers-in-law, Thaddeus “Sonny” Walker and Prince McCloud; sister-in-law, Tina Chandler; A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including dear friends, Jay and Sheila Dobbins and his G-Unit family.

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Mrs. Berthina M. Williams

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday April 21, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Our beloved Berthina departed this life on April 10, 2018, at Merit Health Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She was born on July 29, 1956 to George Martin and Pearl Martin Sullivan. 

 

She was preceded in death by her father, George Martin, her husband, Eddie B. Williams, and siblings, Robert Phillips and Alice Phillips.

 

She confessed Christ at an early age, under the leadership of Reverend G. C. Carr, at Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church.  Berthina was a faithful member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated choir member, member of the praise team, and a driver for the church transportation. 

 

Berthina was united in holy matrimony to Eddie B. Williams.  To their union, no children were born. 

She was employed for many years with Anderson Tully Company, River Region, and Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

 

Berthina loved cooking, singing in the choir, making people laugh, and spending time with her loving granddaughter.

 

She is survived by: her mother, Pearl Martin Sullivan of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one daughter, Aisha Swartz of Vicksburg, Mississippi, two sons, Andre Swartz of Junction City, Kansas, and Cedrick Swartz of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one granddaughter, Jade Cooper; one grandson, Lamon Wells; three sisters, Barbara Ross (Joe) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Lubertha Dorsey (Roy) of Clinton, Mississippi, and Linda Andrews (Brian) of Atlanta, Georgia ; one sister-in- law, Gustina Phillips of Port Gibson, Mississippi; two god-sisters, Anita Faye Humes of North Carolina and Sandra Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Larry Sykes of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one god-brother, James Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.     

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Mrs. Edna Earl Grayson Minor

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday April 15, 2018, 1:30pm

Location: Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/1715 Alcorn Drive

        

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mrs. Edna Earl Grayson Minor was born July 20, 1939, in Morton, Scott County, Mississippi.  She was the youngest daughter of three sisters born to the late Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Mary Ann Burgess Grayson.

 

Edna confessed Christ at an early age at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Morton, Mississippi where she served as a faithful choir member.  After moving to Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1965, Edna joined First Baptist Church.

 

After graduating from Morton Vocational High School, Edna received her license from Davis School of Cosmetology in Jackson, Mississippi.  She earned her B.S. and M.S.E. degrees in Elementary Education from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.  After teaching school for 31 years, she retired from Halls Ferry Elementary School; however, her teaching career continued as a tutor at Bowman Elementary School for four more years.

 

In 1967, Edna was united in marriage to John William Minor, Sr. and to this union was born one child, John William Minor, Jr.

 

Edna was preceded in death by: her parents, Ernest Grayson and Mary Ann Burgess Grayson Ward; her stepfather, James Ward; her husband of 44 years, John William Minor, Sr.; and two sisters, Earnestine Smith and Moroline Batts.

 

Edna leaves to mourn her passing: one son, John William Minor, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one granddaughter, Shaundari Monique Minor of Houston, Texas; special brother-in-law, James Batts of Cerritos, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the Minor, Harrison, Summers, and Wynn Families.

 

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Mr. Willie B. Knight

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday April 14, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

        

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

 

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Mr. Allen H. Washington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday April 8, 2018, 12:00noon

Location: Cherry Grove M.B. Church/2840 Mt. Moriah Road, Edwards, Mississippi

        

Interment: Church Cemetery

 

Allen H. Washington was born January 11, 1958 to Minnie Lee Washington and Kirby Hull.  Allen joined Mt. Moriah Church at an early age.  He attended Edwards Elementary and Hinds A. H. S.  He passed on to glory on March 31, 2018 at 12:40  a.m. at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Allen united in holy matrimony to Cathleen Warner on December 11, 1988.  To that union one child was born.

 

Allen is preceded in death by: his mother, Minnie L. Washington; his father, Kirby Hull; two brothers, Lawrence Allen and James Russell; and one sister, Karen Washington Cain.

 

Allen leaves behind to cherish his beloved memories: a loving wife, Cathleen Washington of Raymond, Mississippi; one daughter, Keron Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one son, Maurice Harris of Edwards, Mississippi; two stepsons, Derek Warner of Columbus, Nebraska and Melvin Warner of Raymond, Mississippi; one sister, Rosemary Washington of Clinton, Mississippi; three brothers, Henry Washington of Los Angeles, California, Stanley Washington of Raymond, Mississippi and Lee Andrew Powell of Chicago, Illinois; one uncle, Walter L. Stamps (Edith) of Florida; thirteen grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Anderson (Angela) Warner of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Saul (Shirley) Warner of Edwards, Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Daisy Higgins-Wright, Rosemary Warner, Minnie (Mike) Mann all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Lucy (Walter) Gaskew of Edwards, Mississippi and Lottie Russell of Raymond, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including four special friends who he loved dearly and who helped him in his time of need, Matthew Cooper of Raymond, Mississippi, Otis Stamps of Clinton, Mississippi, Dave Harpole and Shawn Anderson both  of Edwards, Mississippi.

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Ms. Brenda J. Gross

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Wednesday April 4, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

        

Interment: Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery

 

Brenda Jean, as she was affectionately called by some of her family, was born to Julia Mary Gross and the late Harrison Allen Gross, Sr., in Port Gibson, Mississippi.  She professed her love for Christ at a young age and joined the Morning Star Seventh-Day Adventist Church in August of 1965 where she was a faithful and active member serving as the treasurer until her passing. 

 

Brenda Jean was educated in Vicksburg, Mississippi and was a proud member of the first integrated junior class at Warren Central High School. She graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School, class of 1970, at the age of 16. Brenda’s passion for reading and learning led her to becoming an educator.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College at the age of 19; Masters of Education in 1998; and Specialist of Education in 1999 from Alcorn State University. She taught within the state of Mississippi for almost 40 years, 33 of which was with the Vicksburg-Warren School District as a Kindergarten teacher and Literacy Coach.

 

As an educator she was recognized for her dedicated service as treasurer of Vicksburg Warren Association of Educators 1995-1996. She was an active member of the Vicksburg-Warren Alumni Chapter of Alcorn State University. Alcorn State University Foundation honored her with the Captain’s Award for her financial contributions on February 24, 2018.

 

She mourned the passing of those she loved; her daughter, Brelyn Gross, her father, Harrison Gross, Sr.; three brothers; Thomas Gross, Sr., Harrison Gross, Jr., and Charles Gross, Sr.; one sister, Gertrude Nash and a special friend, Ernest Anderson.

 

Those deeply grieving her transition are her son, Jason (Jen) Gross, of San Antonio, TX; her mother, Julia Mary Gross of Vicksburg, MS; two brothers, Benjamin Turner of Chicago, Il and James Gross of Vicksburg, MS; two sisters, Sandra Gross and MaryAlma (Clarence) Thomas both of Vicksburg, MS;  two sisters-in-law, Alice Gross of Indianapolis, IN and Yvonne Gross of Gary, IN; her sister/cousin Renee (Clifford) Tolliver of Vicksburg, MS; her god-daughter/niece Maya Kristman of Hattiesburg, MS; god-daughters, Kimberly (Kevin) Ballard of Houma, LA and Shanika (Marvin) Brown of Vicksburg, MS; granddaughter, Jaslyn Gross of Alice, TX; god-grandchildren K. J. Ballard of Houma, LA, Hannah, C.J.  and Sydney Brown, Kabia, Karlandria and Karlandos Hodge all of Vicksburg, MS; aunts, Virginia (Isaiah) Richardson of Calumet Park, IL; Savannah Watts of Chicago, IL; Willie B. Love of Calumet City, IL; and Lillie (Danny) Mannigualt of Los Angeles, CA; two special nieces, Tasha Gross and Julia Kristman; special nephew, Terrance Gross; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended members of the Gross, Ellis, Nash and Anderson families and especially her canine companion, Buttons Leonardo.  

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Mr. Frajoe McKenzie, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday March 31, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose in Church: 11:00am

Location: Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church/Middle Road, Edwards, Mississippi

 

Interment: Little Zion Church Cemetery

 

Frajoe McKenzie was born in Edwards, MS, on November 26, 1931 to the late Clifton and Matilda Jackson McKenzie.

 

Frajoe joined Little Zion M. B. Church as a youth and served there as a faithful deacon until his health began to fail.

 

Frajoe attended Midway Grammar School and Southern Christian Institute, after which he joined the United States Army where he served for two years.  He retired from Anderson Tully in Vicksburg, MS after working thirty years as a forklift driver.

 

April 24, 1980, Frajoe married Sarah Woodhouse and for the next 38 years they enjoyed country living.  Frajoe embraced life, but he had a love for fishing and traveling to different states.  Frajoe also had a love for animals and his favorite was his dog “Cody” who he took most places with him. 

 

Frajoe made the transition to the other side on March 23, 2018 at the Vicksburg Convalescent Home in Vicksburg, MS.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Clifton and Matilda McKenzie; three sisters, Edna Wilkerson, Annie B. White and Willie B. McKenzie; two brothers, Clifton McKenzie, Jr., and L. C. Smith and a granddaughter, Danielle Peoples.

 

Frajoe leaves to cherish his precious memories; a loving and devoted wife, Sarah McKenzie of Edwards, MS; four daughters, Marie Morgan of Stone Mountain, GA, Lora McKenzie of Edwards, MS, Juanita McKenzie and JoAnn McKenzie both of Vicksburg, MS; two sons, Frajoe (Stella) McKenzie, Jr. of Vicksburg, MS and Howard (Renee) McKenzie of Fairfield, CA; two sisters, Matilda (Robert) Cook and Emma Montgomery, both of Chicago, IL; four stepsons, Eddie (Debreca) Woodhouse of Columbus, GA, Clifton Woodhouse of Vicksburg, MS, Richard (Joyce) Woodhouse of Edwards, MS and Michael (Keshia) Woodhouse of Port Gibson, MS; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Mr. Richard R. Albert, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday March 30, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Triumph Baptist Church/1136 Honeysuckle

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time To Be Born

Richard Ra’Shad Albert, Sr. was born on November 13, 1992 to John Albert and Renata Scott.

 

A Time To Live

Richard confessed Christ and was baptized at Greater Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a graduate of Class of 2011 at Warren Central High School. He loved living life and always wanted those around him to be happy.  Richard was always seen with a smile on his face.  He was the happiest when he spent time with his son, Richard, Jr.

 

A Time To Die

Richard departed this life March 21, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Albert, Sr. and Myrtle Albert.

 

A Time To Mourn

Richard leaves to cherish his memory: his son, Richard Ra’Shad Albert, Jr.; his parents, John Albert, Jr. (Tammy) and Renata Scott (Howard); his maternal grandparents, Richard and Barbara Clark; four sisters, Tiffany Clark, Jon’Sheenia Albert, Kiara Scott and Catrice Harris; four brothers, John Albert, III, Howard Scott, Jr., Clinton Woodhouse, Jr. and Terrance Wright; four uncles, Gregory Williams (Wendy), Christopher Albert (Catrinia), Anthony Clark (Angela) and Johnathan Clark; three aunts, Patricia Edwards (Joe), Ria Judge and DeLisa Dotson; one great aunt, Diana Calmese; a special great-great aunt, Jeanette Jordan; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

A Time To Rest

So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.  II Corinthians 4:18 AMP

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Mrs. Dorothy D. Jackson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Thursday March 29, 2018, 1:00pm

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

 

          2nd Service

Funeral Services:  Friday March 30, 2018, 1:00pm

Location: Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church/120 CR 409 ~ Quitman, MS.

 

Interment: Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery

 

Dorothy McKenzie Jackson was born on December 14, 1953 to Jim and Ella McKenzie in Clarke County, Mississippi. She grew up in the Rocky Community as child number 8 of a family of 15. It was during these formative years that she had instilled in her a love for God and family, and a never say never work ethic. It was during these years that she learned to cook as she so loved to do.

 

On Friday, March 23, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, with friends and family at her bed side, Dorothy entered into eternal rest.

 

Dorothy graduated from Quitman High School in 1970 and went on to further her education at Haven Business College in Meridian, Mississippi where she received an Associate's Degree in Business Administration. After college, she was employed by Bell South Telephone Company where she worked for over 30 years. After retirement she attended Hinds Community College where she earned an Associate's Degree in Electrician Technology.

 

Dorothy joined the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and accepted Christ at an early age. She was always a faithful and willing church worker. At Mt. Gilead she served on the usher board, sang in the choir and was a member of the Sunshine Band.

 

After moving to Vicksburg, she continued her Christian service and joined the King David Baptist Church where she served faithfully. She later joined the Morning Star Baptist Church where her wisdom, faithfulness and favor of God, established her as one of the Mothers of the Church where she continued her Kingdom work until her death.

 

Dorothy is preceded in death by: her mother, Ella Gray McKenzie, three brothers, Roy Lee and Robert James McKenzie and John Henry Raing, and two step children, Michael J. Jackson and Denise Jackson.

 

Dorothy's precious memories will eternally linger in the hearts of: her husband, Michael Jackson, of Vicksburg, Mississippi and sons, Marcus McKenzie, of Tunica, Mississippi, Billy (Tiffany) McKenzie of Orange, Texas, Anthony Williams of Meridian, Mississippi, and Cedrick Williams, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her father, Mr. Jim McKenzie of Quitman, Mississippi; eight brothers, Willie (Dora) McKenzie of New Castle Delaware, Jimmy Ray (Nylon) of Farmington, Michigan, Bobby Joe (Justine) McKenzie of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Johnny (Shirley) McKenzie, Larry (Ava) McKenzie, Claude (Gay) McKenzie, Edward McKenzie and David McKenzie, all of Quitman, Mississippi; three sisters, Martha Prince of Meridian, Mississippi, Thelma (Jerry) Price of Enterprise, Mississippi and JoAnn (William)
Price of Quitman, Mississippi; one aunt, Ms. Lula Mae Austin of Quitman, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Pearl Eunice Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday March 17, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time to be Born

 

Pearl Eunice Gilchrist was born to the late Martin and Frances Gilchrist on September 9, 1934, in Fayette, MS. She was a fraternal twin to Eunice Gilchrist, who died at birth. She was the 6th of 10 children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Smith. Sr.; parents, Martin and Frances Gilchrist; two sisters, Cubie Smith and Florida Anderson; three brothers, Martin Gilchrist, Charles Gilchrist, and Eunice Gilchrist; daughter and son-in-law, Lena Mae and David Tolliver, Sr.; and one grandson, Derrick Collins.

 

A Time for Family

 

Pearl married Peter Smith on December 23, 1950. They were caring and loving parents. To their union were born five children: Lena (1951), Pearl (1953), Mary (1954) and twins Peter, Jr. and Patricia (1957). Later, they raised her great nephew, Ken Jolly, as their own child. Peter and Pearl were married for 51 1/2 years, until his death in 2002.

Pearl loved spending time with her grandchildren and helped whenever and wherever she could. She enjoyed the blessings of great-grandchildren. She was known as “Mom”, “MaMom”, “Granny”, and “Grandma Alabama.” All of the Smith children would agree with this statement: “She was a Mother and Grandmother that we can be proud of and always knew that she was there for us no matter what the situation was.” She was also known as “Big” Pearl to nieces and nephews. She didn’t like confusion or family fussing. She would just say “Can’t we all get along?”

Pearl was always a caring person and would give her last to help others. She spent a lot of time taking care of her elderly parents as well as trying to take care of her home front while she was still working a full-time job. She always loved cooking and looked forward to the big family events where she cooked all of the food and desserts.

 

A Time to Worship

 

Growing up, Pearl joined Gold Mount Missionary Baptist Church in Fayette, MS. Upon moving to Vicksburg, she joined Travelers Rest M.B. Church. She made sure that God was part of her life and the lives of her children. To make sure that the children could go to church and participate in activities, she encouraged them to join Bingham’s Memorial M. B. Church, which was in walking distance from the house. Not having a ride was not going to be an excuse not to go to church. She was a very active member of Travelers Rest Church before she became unable to attend church. She volunteered at clothing storage, cooked for church programs, and served on church committees. She loved her church and her Pastor!!

A Time to Mourn

 

She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters: Pearl (Leon) Nelson, Vicksburg, MS, Mary (Denis) Washington, Texarkana, TX, and Patricia (Reginald) Benson, Huntsville, AL, and two sons: Peter (Ann Marie) Smith, Jr., Kissimmee, FL, and Kenneth (Cynthia) Jolly of Vicksburg, MS. She also leaves to mourn five sisters: Runnae Dawson, Kansas City, MO, Ruby Draper, Akron, OH, Margie Bell Gilchrist, Chicago, IL, Clara Gilchrist, Cleveland, OH, and Ophelia Brown, Vicksburg, MS; one sister-in-law: Henretta Smith, Vicksburg, MS; a special nephew: Robert (Mary Helen) Hall, Vicksburg, MS; one brother-in-law: George (Martha) Smith, Denver, CO; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Travelers Rest Church Family.

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Mrs. Marie Chambers Byrd

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 9, 2018, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose in Church: 11:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Marie Chambers Byrd was born in Jefferson County, Mississippi in a small town called Red Lick to the proud parents, Herman and Caroline Chambers on Thursday, June 16, 1922. She is the third child of six to this blessed union. As an adolescent she attended Jefferson County Rural School where she became an avid basketball player.

 

Following the completion of high school, Marie met and married the dashing Rev. Jesse Daniel Byrd. Following their union, the happy couple moved to Vicksburg, MS, where they soon started a family. Their unit produced four gorgeous girls and two handsome sons. Together they successfully raised a total of eight children, including an older daughter and a young son, Marie nurtured both as her own. The Byrd’s joined Travelers Rest Baptist Church where they were active and productive members. Additionally, Marie was a devoted member of the church’s mother board for over 65 glorious years.

 

 Jesse and Marie embarked on entrepreneurship in the transportation industry. The couple’s business flourished allowing Marie to devote quality time to raising her family and being active in her beloved church.

 

Marie was the only surviving child of Herman and Caroline. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Reverend Jesse Daniel Byrd Sr., two of her sons Jesse Daniel Byrd Jr. and Carlaster Byrd, her daughter Lucille Burns and her five siblings. Additionally, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded her in death, Tammy Ellis, Thelma Ellis, Curtis Ellis Jr, Carl Ellis, Clarence Ellis, Sandra Ellis and a great-grand daughter Ashley E. Byrd.

 

Marie leaves behind to cherish her amorous memories: her four daughters and one son: Mamie (Willie) Deyamport of Vicksburg MS, Carrie Williams of Olympia Fields, IL, Ella (Louis) Nervis of Houston, TX, Elizabeth Byrd Chicago, IL, Emmerson (fiancé Barbara) Byrd of Vicksburg, MS and a bonus daughter Teresa (Donnie) Williams of Vicksburg, MS., her twenty-six grandchildren, SEVENTY-FIVE great- great- grandchildren, TWENTY-ONE great- great- great grandchildren.

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Mr. Samuel E. Wildee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 9, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday March 10, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Samuel “Eugene” Wildee was born February 26, 1929 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Richard Wildee, Sr. and Savannah Norris-Wildee.

 

He was preceded in death by sisters, Maggaleana Wildee, Maudean Wildee, Annie Lee Wildee, Altonleana Wildee, Arleana Wildee and Ernestine Wildee; seven brothers, Alton Wildee, Joseph Wildee, Spencer Wildee, Sr., Robert Lee Wildee, Ernest Wildee, Daniel Wildee and James Wildee, Sr.

 

Samuel accepted Christ at an early age. He was of Baptist faith.

 

He was loved by his family and friends. He departed his life on March 1, 2018 at the Vicksburg Convalescent Home.

 

Samuel leaves to cherish his memories; one brother, Richard Wildee, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight nieces, Jeanette Wildee, Senobia Wildee, Brenette Wildee-Jackson and Annie Lee Wildee all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jacqueline Diane Flowers and Maud M. Wildee of Chicago, Illinois, Jean Wildee-Lomax of Atlanta, Georgia and Jean Hamilton of Lufkin, Texas; seven nephews, Alton J. “AJ” Carson, Alton Wildee, James Wildee, Jr. and Andrew Wildee all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Richard Wildee III of Jackson, Mississippi, Spencer Wildee, Jr. (deceased) of Los Angeles, California; and Waymond Coty, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; and other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Garry R. Lyons

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 9, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday March 10, 2018, 2:00pm

Repose in Church: 1:00pm

Location: Word of Faith Christian Center/3525 Wisconsin Avenue

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Garry Rodell Lyons was born August 8, 1968 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Jerry and Mary Cosey Lyons; he was the youngest of eight children.

 

He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at Morning Star M. B. Church by Rev. Z. B. Banks in Letourneau, Mississippi.

 

"Big Daddy or G," as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, never met a stranger. He always had a smile. Garry was always there to lend a hand or to make sure his nieces and nephews did the right thing. He was a father to those without a father, a loyal brother, a faithful uncle and friend to many.

 

Garry was employed as a teamster. He worked for a number of years as a truck driver for Mayflower Moving Company and Old Milwaukee Beer (where he was known as the "Beer Man."

 

Garry was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Lee Lyons and his mother, Mary Louise Cosey Lyons; his paternal grandparents, James "Tampa" Lyons and Pearl Lyons; his maternal grandparents, Hamp Cosey and Nancy Walls Cosey; three uncles, James Oliver Cosey, Otis Lyons and Anthony Brice; and a niece, Quentina Denise Valentine.

 

His memory will be forever cherished by his daughters, Ebone and Imani Brown; one son, Gion Brown of Winston Salem, NQ; two step-children, Tianesha Elston of Clinton, MS and Calvin Williams of Vicksburg, MS; his step-mother, Maple Brice Lyons; eight sisters, Ellen (Larry) Mitchell, Cheryl Lyons Wade, Diane (Desmond) Roach, Jacqueline Moore, Pennie (Mike) Lyons of Vicksburg, MS, MaCala and Porschea (Star) of Richmond, CA; three brothers, Steve Eugene Lyons and Jerry "Nel" Lyons of Vicksburg, MS and Michael Lyons of Richmond, CA; two grandchildren, seven uncles, five aunts, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives including the Cosey, Brice, Brown, Cosby, Carter, Devine and Cartwright families. He also leaves to cherish his memory a special friend and companion, Shanta Crowder of Jackson, MS.

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Mrs. Sylvia Lee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Wednesday March 7, 2018, 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Sylvia Ann Lee was born on November 16, 1945 to the late Perkins and Janie Jiles in Memphis, Tennessee. She confessed Christ at an early age.

 

She graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1961. She worked at Kuhn Memorial Hospital until it closed.  After the hospital’s closing, she worked as a cashier at Isle of Capri Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi until she retired.

 

Sylvia was married to the late Ronnie Lee in 1971.

 

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Perkins Jiles and Janie Jiles; her husband, Ronnie Lee; and two brothers, Herman Jiles and James Jiles.  

 

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Jerutha Jiles and Stephanie Lee both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one sister, Jerutha McDaniel of Detroit, Michigan; five grandchildren, Shawn Jiles, Sam Jiles, Christopher Cosby, Brittany Cosby and Jamilla Jiles; three great-grandchildren, DeMarcus Jiles, Raylon Riley and Carldez Cosby; childhood friend, Mrs. Eddye M. Bee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Johnny L. "WEE WEE" Thomas

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Graveside Services:  Wednesday March 7, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/326 Lovers Lane

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Johnny “Wee Wee” Thomas died on Monday, February 26, 2018 at his residence.  He was 51.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the funeral home from 1pm -6pm. 

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Mr. Dwayne Faine

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Monday March 5, 2018, 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time to Be Born:

Dwayne Floyd Faine, the son of the late James Floyd Faine and Sadie Smith was born October 7, 1969 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

A Time to Plant:

He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist

Church.  He loved his family especially his mother, daughter and grandchildren. He had a giving heart and was kind to everyone he met.

 

A Time to Die:

On February 27, 2018, his spirit departed to be with the Lord; thereby, defeating the last enemy on earth.  

 

A Time to Embrace:

Those rejoicing at his arrival were his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; his father, James Floyd Faine, his grandmother, Rosie Lee Smith.

 

A Time to Mourn:

Those saddened by his departure are: his daughter, Deanna Michelle Howard of Vicksburg, Mississippi; mother, Sadie Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sisters, Joyce (John) Brown, Catherine (Joseph) Hunt, Tangela Myles all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brothers, Shondari Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada, William Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four grandchildren, K’Eon Washington, Iyanna Newton, Mikhail Howard, Michael Howard all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces nephews, uncles, and aunts including his lifelong friend, Barbara Howard.

 

A Time to Sow:

His advice was “If God did it once he would do it again.”

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Mr. Reuben Leon Carter

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 2, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday March 3, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Cedar Grove Baptist Church/3300 Grange Hall Road

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Services Entrusted to Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

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Mrs. Mary Lee Carson Gray

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday February 24, 2018, 10:00am

Repose in Church:  9:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time to be Born

Mary Lee Carson-Smith Gray was born June 30, 1953 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was one of nine children of Eugene and Fannie Mae Hailey Carson.

A Time to Live

She confessed Christ in her life. She graduated from Warren Central High School. She also graduated from Alcorn State University with a Bachelor Degree in Special Education. Mary gave birth to five children, and was married two times. She lived her life in Vicksburg, Mississippi as a successful homemaker.

A Time to Die

Mary Lee Carson-Smith Gray departed this life on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She leaves a legacy of devotion to God and an unconditional love of family. She was preceded in death by Eugene and Fannie Mae Carson (father and mother), Adolph Carson  (brother), Leola Hill (sister), Maude Hollis (sister), Johnny "Scooter" Hollis, Jr. (nephew), and Marcie Hollis Johnson (niece). She also was preceded in death by two husband Milton Smith J r. and Eddie Ray Gray.

A Time to Mourn

Those who will always celebrate her life and cherish the wonderful memories are her loving and devoted family; Donna Smith, Mark Smith, Veronica Mayfield-Mitchell (Joe), Erica Smith-Owens (Eddie), and Raymond Gray (Sharde’); grandchildren - James Anderson, Sebastian Davis, Mark Smith II, Alaura Mayfield, Madison Smith, Milton Smith, Taylor Mitchell, Raymond Gray Jr., Maxirnus Smith, Matthew Smith. and Mahogany Gray; sibling - Betty Prentiss (Arthur) , Georgia Ross, Eugene Carson ,Jr., Catherine Carson, and Sadie Clark;  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

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Ms. Jo Ann Jackson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 16, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday February 17, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Ave

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

As I look over the threshold of Heaven I see you. As you celebrate my life and legacy, know that, “All Is Well”. It is beautiful beyond imagination here; I am at peace and so very happy. It is good to be back home. My life was blessed one; the best part of my life was the birth of two of the most amazing children and nine of the greatest grandchildren. They were my treasure, my friends, and my very heart. Although you cannot see me now, know that my arms are wrapped around you in loving comfort. God has told me that all is well now. I have joined my mother, Ellen Ruth Jackson, maternal grandmother, Annie Mae Bass; and my great grandchild, Penix Jackson. I’ve now taken my place among a Great Cloud of Witnesses.

 

I accepted Christ at a very young tender age and was baptized at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. In this life I have had many successes as well as some failures. In other words, I’ve had some good days and some hills to climb. I’ve had some weary days and some lonely nights, but when I look around and think thigs over, I’m so happy to say that my good days far outweighed my bad days. So, based on that very fact, I didn’t complain.

 

I leave to cherish precious everlasting memories with: my two amazing children Lalisa J. Howard and Derrick D. (Amanda) Jackson; Nine (9) grandchildren, Dywayne, Elishia, Deneshia, Demarkes, Donnie, Deshante, Deitric, Gregory and Marquette; loving father, Charles Hunter; three (3) great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Amir and Zuri; Three (3) brothers, Terry (Danielle) Archie, Charles (Monica) Hunter, Jr., and Troy Hunter; Three (3) aunts, Shirley Bass (Stanley) Woods, Patricia Hunter (Alvin) Brown, Ernestine (Ronnie) Hunter; Two (2) uncles, Dean (Cynthia) Hunter and Willie Hunter; Six (6) God-Children; Demetris, Lakendra, Yashica, Phebe, Mary and Danyel. A special companion, Quinton Myles; Two (2) long life friends, Jacqueline Walker Gaines and Bernadine Hatchett; My nieces, nephews, cousins and my extended families; the Bass, Carpenter, Duncan, Harris, Huell, Jackson, Miller and Shelton families.

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Mrs. Mattie "MAMA MATTIE" Robinson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 9, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave

 

Interment: Springridge M.B. Church Cemetery/2917 Middle Rd. Edwards, MS

 

Mattie was born on December 12, 1944 in Edwards, Mississippi to the union of Mr. Ulysses and Vantee Singleton.  In 1964, Mattie moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she made her home for many years before returning to Mississippi in 1999.

 

Mattie accepted Christ at an early age at Green Grow Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi.  She has always served as an usher in the church, a position that she loved and served with honor and pride.  She served as treasurer to the City Wide Usher Board as well as an usher in her local church, Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Mattie loved life and was very active in the community, serving with Warren County Women’s Baptist Association where she was also a part of the Women’s Coalition, with the Order of Eastern Star (OES) where she was elected Queen of the South, and she assisted in ADAH Chapter 43.  She retired from Horizon Casino after many years of service.

 

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Alonzo Singleton, Fred Singleton, Ulysses Singleton and Elex Singleton; and nephews, Ishamel Singleton, Demarcus Singleton and Elric Christian.

 

Mattie leaves to cherish her loving memories: four children, Linda Fields (Wayne), John Singleton, Annette Roberts (Cortland) and Roosevelt Robinson (Bridgette); four grandchildren, Tiffany (Mark) Majors, Jonathan Singleton, Taylah Robinson and Jamaal (Brooke) Searcy; five great-grandchildren, Beauty Marsh, Cherish Majors, Ari, Bella and Camora Searcy; siblings, Alma Ruth Boyd, Eula Brown, John Singleton (Marcelina) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Robert Turner of Chicago, Illinois, Matilda Haynes (Lincoln)  of Shreveport, Louisiana and Daisy Harbin of Vicksburg, Mississippi;  an aunt, Ruth Deloris Roby; goddaughter, Kierra Tribble; special friend, Rebecca (Patsy) Tribble and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Vera Peoples

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 9, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday February 10, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church/704 Cemetery Road, Edwards, MS

 

Interment: Greenhill Cemetery/Edwards, MS

 

Jean was born on October 20, 1960 to Edward B. and Mary Peoples who both preceded her in death.  She accepted Christ in her life at an early age.  She attended Edwards Junior High School in Edwards, Mississippi.  Further on in her life she worked in numerous manufacturing facilities until her health would no longer permit her to.

 

 

After fighting a good fight, on February 5, 2018 at 12:05 p.m., God called his daughter to her heavenly home.  Jean’s three brothers, Jerry, Eddie Lee, and Willie Ervin Peoples, also preceded her in death.

 

Jean was a sentimental unique treasure that God created.  She handled everyone with love and care.  Her daughter and her granddaughters were her very own jewels that she so deeply loved in her life.  Amazingly, somehow, her smile was anointing.

 

Jean leaves to cherish her memories: her loving daughter, Victoria Marie Peoples; three very, very special granddaughters, Mariah, Zamariyah, and little Hailey; five sisters, Juanita Ann (Ernest) Walker of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sally (Charlie) Tucker of Edwards, Mississippi, Sarah (Felix) Scott of Jackson, Mississippi, Elaine Peoples and Edith Peoples, both of Edwards, Mississippi; four brothers, Edwards Peoples of Edwards, Mississippi, Robert Peoples, Andrew (Jacqueline) Peoples and A. C. (Shannon) Peoples, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two aunts, Flora Miller of St. Louis, Missouri and Selena Thomas of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Luster Larry Price

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday February 3, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Springhill Missionary Baptist Church/815 Mission 66

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time to be Born:

Mr. Luster Larry Price was born December 6, 1950, to the late Luster Newman and the late Blanchie Price in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Springhill Baptist Church.

 

A Time To Live:

Luster was a loveable person, always smiling, loved to fish, cook, play golf, shooting pool and playing baseball.

 

A Time to Die:

On January 25, 2018, at 1:26 a.m. at the Harbor Hospice, in his infinite wisdom, God sent his angels to take Luster home to glory.  He was preceded in death by: his parents, Luster Newman and Blanchie Price; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Mary Gaskin and his paternal grandmother, Martha Newman.

 

A Time to Mourn:

He leaves to cherish his memories: children, Michael Bailey of Las Vegas, Nevada, Terry (LaTina) McKay of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chantel (Eric) Owens of Canton, Georgia, Latina (Carrlos) Piggee of Muskegon, Michigan, Kiettra (Elliot) Carithers of Covington, Georgia, Larry (Anitra) McKay of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Anitra (Stanley) Cunningham of Muskegon, Michigan, Rene Bailey, Vickie Bailey, LaTonya McKay and Kim McKay all from Vicksburg, Mississippi; his siblings, Eddie Price of Detroit, Michigan, Mary (Robert) Turner of Detroit, Michigan, Blanchie Clayborn of Jackson, Mississippi and Charles (Sylvia) Price of Vicksburg, Mississippi; uncle, Jessie Gaskins of Detroit, Michigan; special friend, Debra Polk Sampson; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Willie Andrew Clark

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 26, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Rohelia Missionary Baptist Church/1241 Cayuga Rd, Utica, MS

 

Interment: Church Cemetery

 

Willie Andrew Clark, also well known as “Pine” was born on March 5, 1947 to his loving parents the late Jessie “Jack” Cessna and Lottie Price Clark in Utica, Mississippi.  He attended various public schools and churches in Utica, Mississippi but he would eventually find a church home and become a member of Rohelia M. B. Church.  He was a loving husband, a devoted father, grandfather and a true friend; a magnificent family man who’s passions included music especially the blues and gardening.  He became an avid gardener specializing in greens, and every year he planted, he reaped what he sowed.  “He kept his family fed”.  In his early years he was not only the best Disk Jockey in town, he was a master mechanic who could fix any vehicle, even talk you through it over the phone.  He was a hardworking and dedicated man who worked for U. S. Army Corps of Engineers where he held many positions to include Laborer, Revetment Worker, Tying Tool Repairs Leader in both the Operations Division and Mat Sinking Unit.  He was known for his strong desire for perfection and his vast knowledge, skills and experience which resulted in him being presented with the Commander’s’ Award for Civilians Service on May 3, 2013.  After 37 years of service with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers he reluctantly retired allowing him to spend time with his family and friends.

 

Willie Clark was first married to Mae Bell Wilson of Utica, Mississippi and from this union they were blessed with five children, Michael, Brenda Faye, Debra Lynn, Richard Andrew and Donald Ray.

 

Willie was later united with Dorothy Mims in which a love of thirty years blossomed.  They were married one Christmas day, they were truly a gift to each other indeed.  From this union there were three children O’Dare “Woo”, Catina (Tina) and Lakeitha (Kee-Kee).

 

On January 19, 2018, Willie A. Clark departed this life, God sam it fit to call him home.  He is preceded in death by his parents Jessie Cessna and Lottie Price Clark; his four brothers, Henry Clark, Dan Clark, Sydney Clark and James Cessna; his sister, Laura Chillis Goodman, his beautiful daughter Brenda Faye Guillory and his amazing son O’Dare Lee Earl “Woo” Clark.

 

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his beautiful loving and devoted wife, Dorothy Clark; his children, Michael Clark (Harriette) of Killeen, TX, Debra Burley (Frank) of Missouri City, TX, Richard Clark of Houston, TX, Donald Ray Clark (Barbara) of Beaumont, TX, Jackie Anderson (Dave) of Katy TX, Catina Stamps (Willie) of Vicksburg, MS, Lakeitha Atkinson (Charles) of McComb, MS, Kinwona D Xxavis, Deneise Stamps both of Utica, MS; his siters, Mamie Barnes of Utica, MS, Ruby Lockhart of Vicksburg, MS, Minnie and Coraless (Eugene) Jones of New Orleans, LA, Odia White (Anderson) of Killeen, TX; brothers, Charles Clark (Betty), Willie T. Clark (Janice), Tommy Clark (Linda) all of Vicksburg, MS, John Cessna (Elaine) of Utica, MS; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mr. Thomas Barnes, III

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church/260 Hwy 27

 

Interment: Manning Cemetery/Fitler, Mississippi

 

Thomas (Moon Pie) Barnes, III was born October 10, 1949 in Hollandale, Mississippi to the late Olivia Shelley and Thomas Barnes, II. He was of the Baptist faith, and expressed a belief in God. "Moon" worked hard and tirelessly to provide for his family. He was an employee of Issaquena County for many years. In addition to being a hard worker, he was a loving provider, father, stepfather, and grandfather.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Olivia Shelley and Thomas Barnes; two sisters, Christine Myles and Alberta Rowester; two brothers, William Shelley and John Walker Shelley. Also preceding him in death was Johnnie M. Smith, and his stepdaughter Patricia Smith.

 

"One day brought us together, and one day is gonna take us apart; on day, one bright glorious day, we will be together again."

 

On January 10, 2018, at the Merit River Region Health System in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Thomas Barnes, III departed this world of pain and sorrow to take his rest. Eagerly awaiting the day they that they will be reunited in heaven are his special friend for over 20 years, Pauline Newell; his four children, Tirrell Cain, Chiquita Cain, Jerome Cain, and Anthony Cain; one sister, Rether Mae Shelley-Davis of Cary, MS; step children Moon helped raise, Frederick Smith, Terrill Cain, Milosh Bell, Isaac Newell, Rachel Newell, Terricina Edison, and Terrence Edison, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Larry D. Holt, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 12, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Larry Holt was born March 19, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Ruby Gross and Dude Holt.  He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at King David #2 Missionary Baptist Church.

 

He moved away from Vicksburg in 1980 and returned in 2015 where he later rededicated his life to Christ and was welcomed into the Zion Travelers Church family.

 

Larry departed this earthly life on Friday, December 29, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Dude Holt and Ruby Gross; one son, Dominic Holt; his sister, Bobbett Chambers.

 

His memories will forever be cherished by: his companion, Theresa Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four daughters, Michele Wells of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Shamica Perkins of Springfield, Illinois, Angela Holt and Zariah Johnson both of Los Angeles, California; sons, Larry Holt of Phoenix, Arizona, Quinton Perkins of Springfield, Illinois and Phoenix Givens of Vicksburg Mississippi; six sisters, Sandra Howard, Lura Holt, Marian Holt all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Carolyn Hall of Dallas, Texas, Denise Holt and Barbara Council both of Minneapolis, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Sheila Butler of Austin, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Mr. Jerry C. Stevenson, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:30am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Natchez National Cemetery/41 Cemetery Rd. Natchez, Mississippi

 

Jerry C. Stevenson, Jr., entered this life on September 8, 1941.  He was born to the proud parents of Jennie V. West and Jerry C. Stevenson, Sr.

 

In 1992 Jerry Stevenson, Jr. was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior under the leadership of Pastor Willie Brooks of Bethesda Apostolic Church in La Mesa, California.

 

Jerry C. Stevenson, Jr. was a retired Veteran who served his country.  He was a husband, father and grandfather to many.  He lived a full life of love and a wealth of knowledge.  He was a natural comedian who enjoyed making us all laugh. He devoted his life to working hard and taking care of his wife, Delois Stevenson whom he loved dearly. His love and laughter will be remembered and cherished into eternity.

 

He leaves behind: his wife, Delois Stevenson whom he loved more than himself; his sister, Delores Stevenson of Los Angeles, California; his brother, Johnny Rogers of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two daughters, Marnell  D. Wiley and Andre L. Wiley of Paramount, California; five step-children, Erica L. Nevels, Vena M. Darling and her five children: Tyrin, Terrius, Tyler, Sanih and Jiyah, Eva Darling and her six children: Theodore, Isaiah, Chantel, Davianna, David and Solomon, Letitia Wallace and her two sons: Malachi and Isaiah; his stepson, Norris Wallace and his five children: Naomi, Gideon, Nasia, Sirron  and Stephon; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins that loved him dearly.

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Mr. Leon Johnson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Leon “Boosie” Johnson was born to the late Will Johnson and Josephine “Tee” J. Kenney on February 26, 1951.

 

Leon was a resident of Tyler, Texas for over 34 years.

 

On Thursday, December 29, 2017, God saw his child getting tired, and He whispered, “Peace Be Thine”.  Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend mad his transition to glory to be reunited with his wife, Dorothy Johnson; his mother and father; two brothers, Jessie Johnson and Timothy L. Johnson; two sisters, Lefloria Johnson and Edna Lee Williams; one step daughter; Iris Wince.

 

He leaves to cherish fond loving memories, two daughters, Sharon Johnson and Felicia Haskin; two sons, Shawn Johnson and Michael Squire; two step children, Annette Sanders and David Williams; two brothers, James Johnson and Cleopha Johnson; five sisters, Mary L. Miller, Joyce M. Anderson, Olivia Haggan, Leevirdia Johnson and Leanna Patterson; six grandchildren, Dawntae W. Hayes, Hannah Henderson, Angelina Johnson, KeShawn Johnson, Joshua Haskin and Cameron Norfort and many other family members and friends.

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Mr. Roy Qualls, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  11:00am

Location: St. Paul Baptist Church Family Life Center/437 Tiffintown Road, Bovina, MS

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

On August 14, 1972 in Vicksburg, MS, Roy was born to the late Mrs. Lena Mae Qualls and the late Mr. Roedorotha Epps.

 

He was a member of St. Paul Church in Bovina, MS.

 

To cherish his memories as a devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife, Tina Nash-Qualls; two daughters, Shonterria and Zhv'yae Qualls; three sons, Roy Qualls Jr, Royveon Qualls and Tekarius Qualls; four children whom he loved and nurtured as his own, Kimberly Watson, Bryant Williams Ir, Alaka (Elton) Wilson and De'Arius Christmas; three grandchildren, El'kreyiona Wilson, Elton Wilson and Tai'len Freeman; four sisters, Earnestine Ross, Roedorothy Robinson (David), Ann Qualls and Patrice Hayden ofJllinois;four brothers, Willie Earl Qualls, Anthony Qualls, Willie Epps of lIIinois, Michael Kennedy of Tutwiler; seven uncles, Robert Qualls, Oscar Qualls,John L Qualls, Louis Qualls, James Hall, Jerry Qualls and Robert Epps; eight aunts: Maerine Ham, Lether Trisby, Ora Lee Jackson, Annie Belle Sylvester, Luler Lewis, Josephine Nelson, Shirley Vamper and Jessie Mae of Greenwood, MS; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Willena Huband

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 29, 2017, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 30, 2017, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Belmont M.B. Church/4446 Charlie Brown Rd. Utica, MS

 

Interment: Church Cemetery

 

Willena Carson Huband was born on August 25, 1944 in rural Hinds county, Mississippi. She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Belmont Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her death.

 

Willena attended Hubbard grade school and graduated from Hinds County Agriculture High School in Utica, Ms. Always a "dreamer" and insisting on doing things her way, she moved to Chicago, IL briefly before settling down in Vicksburg, MS. She studied to become a Radiology Technician and worked at Mercy and River Region hospitals until her retirement in 2009. She enjoyed meeting people and comforting them during their radiology tests, always quick to give them a little joke and a big smile.

 

Willena slept away peacefully on December 19, 2017 at the Bluffs Rehab Facility under hospice care. Preceding her in death are her mother Cleo "Honey" Eatmon and step-father Robert Eatmon. Five brothers: Jonathan, Louis, James Raymond, Walter Luster (WL) and Edmond Carson; Two sisters Jeanetta Kelly and Mae Francis Brown. She leaves to cherish her memories a loving daughter, Ms. Tonia Wince and her devoted grandson Mr. Darius Wince, both of Vicksburg, MS. She leaves three sisters- Maggie Dell Cook of Edwards, MS; Zeanetta Eatmon of Vicksburg, MS and Mary Louise Eatmon of Fort Worth, TX. One brother Sharkey Boyd, of Washington D.C. and two brother in laws- Mr. Charles Kelly, and Mr. Roy Brown. In addition, she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Ms. Berda Ann Amos

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 11:00am

Location: St. Paul Baptist Church/437 Tiffintown Road, Bovina, MS

 

Interment: Cemetery

 

Berda Ann Amos was born September 7, 1954 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Berda Catherine Amos and Charles Berry.  She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Bovina.

 

Berda Ann was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg where she attended St. Mary’s Elementary and St. Aloysius High School.  She graduated from Tougaloo College in May, 1976 where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Berda started working as a student intern at the Waterway Experiment Station while in high school and went on to a successful career after graduation at the Army Corp of Engineers.  Berda’s career spanned over 40 years at the Corp where she developed enduring friendships with her colleagues, peers, and numerous mentors. Berda was planning to retire in January, 2018.  She loved to shop, watching movies and television, and spending time with friends.

 

Berda Ann was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She had a humble, sweet, and loving personality.  She was loved by so many for her wonderful acts of kindness and her sincere thoughtfulness.  She never missed a birthday or an opportunity to help a friend or loved one.  Berda was extremely organized and delivered perfection in the quality of work and service to her profession and also in her personal life.  Berda Ann Amos departed this life on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Saginaw, Michigan surrounded by family.  No more suffering, no more pain….God has called another one of our angels to His heavenly home.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother Berda Catherine Amos, maternal grandparents Charlie Amos and Roberta Brickley Amos, and paternal grandparent James Charles Barry, Sr. and Blanche Berry-Buck.

 

Berda Ann leaves to cherish her memory: her father [James] Charles Berry of Vicksburg; sisters, Tangie Amos Neal (John) of Saginaw, Michigan, Terri Ann Berry-Howard, of Highland, Califorina, and Diane Meekins-Thomas of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers [James] Charles Berry, Jr. of Los Angeles, California, and Carl Berry of Azusa, California; aunt Mary Lee Robbins and uncle Simon Amos both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, families, and friends.

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Mr. James Cessna, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 22, 2017, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:30pm

Location: New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church/Hwy 27, Edwards, MS

 

Interment: New Poplar Grove Church Cemetery

 

Deacon James Cessna was born August 11, 1948 in Utica, MS to the late Amanda and Jessie "Jack" Cessna. He confessed Christ at an early age and was loyal, committed and devoted Deacon at New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church. James was educated in the Hinds County school system and later dedicated 31 years of service to Waterways as a Civil Engineer Technician. He was the proud owner of Jay's Barber and Beauty Salon for over 25 years where he served as a barber. His success also included ownership of Best Auto Sales for over 25 years until his death.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Amanda and Jessie "Jack" Cessna, brothers Melvin Sisney and Joe Edwards Thomas, sister Hattie Marie Sisney, niece Cynthia Moore, nephew Larry Hargrove and brother in-law Bill Lockhart.

James leaves to cherish his precious memories: His loving wife Diane Tolliver Cessna. Children: James Cessna Jr. of Nashville, TN; Brandy Cessna of Vicksburg, MS; Mandy (Dedrick) Lindsey of Olive Branch, MS; Jeffrey (Pam) Linzy of Pensacola, FL and Aimee (Kelby) Norton of Houston, TX. Siblings: John (Elaine) Cessna of Utica, MS; Odia (Anderson) White of Vicksburg, MS; Ruby Lockhart of Killeen, TX ; Willie (Dorothy) Clark of Vicksburg, MS; Minnie (Eugene) and Coraless Jones both of New Orleans, LA. A special god-daughter Alean Luster. Grandchildren: Jeffrey Jr., Dora, Amontre, Tristian, Aiden, Hope, Aniah, Jayla and Morgan. Nieces: Brenda, Tiffany, Tracy, Katrina, Adrienne, Tameka, Linda and Calandra. Nephews: Toby, Greg, Melvin Jr., John Jr., Patrick, Jason and Alvin. A host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and family. James also had many close friends: Pastor Ronald Kaho, Harold Tolliver, Wesley Martin, Robert Johnson, Troy Lindsey, James Rogers, Eugene Robinson, the Tolliver, Fields, Lindsey, Smith and Miller families, New Poplar Grove Church Family and the staff at Fred's Barber and Beauty Salon.

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Ms. Marie D. Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 22, 2017, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 23, 2017, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: King David #1/2717 Letitia Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Marie Delores Smith was born on July 23 1929 to Izola Marie Robinson.  She departed this life on December 20, 2017 at Heritage House Nursing Home.  She was baptized at a young age at King David #1 Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Usher Board and President of the Willing Workers.  Marie was a 1948 graduate of Magnolia High School.

 

Marie worked many different jobs including a Nurse’s Aide at the Vicksburg Infirmary, and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and a domestic worker for Kayo and Nina Dottley until her retirement. 

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Izola Robinson Queen; grandmother, Rosa Bell Robinson; brother, Leon Franklin; and sister, Rita Queen Trice.

 

Marie leaves to cherish her memory: her beloved son Edward Lee (Katie) Smith of Monroe, Louisiana; granddaughter, Ashley Marie Smith of Euless, Texas; two brothers, James Edward (Annette) Robinson of Clermont, Florida and Ronald Lee (Gloria) Queen of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Ruby Hall Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special niece, Rosalyn Mayfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including the Dottley Family.

 

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Mrs. Lucille Brown Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 22, 2017, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 23, 2017, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mr. Willie F. Short

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, December 21, 2017, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday, December 22, 2017, 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Willie Frank Short was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 28, 1945 to the late Douglas Short and Estella Wilson.  He departed this life to join his Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Frank accepted Christ at an early age.

 

Frank attended Rosa A. Temple High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi in the 60’s.  He moved to Pontiac, Michigan in 1966 where he met and married Daisy Taylor in 1966.  Their union was blessed with two children, Katrina Short Stallworth and Yolanda Short.

 

He stared working for General Motors in 1966, where he spent the next 32 years supervising the work he loved to do.  He retired with two rings, a pin and a watch for faithful service.

 

In 1990, he married Janice Debro and their union was blessed with two children, Frank Derron Short and Brittney Katina Short.

 

Frank was preceded in death by: his parents, father, Douglas Short and mother, and stepfather, Estella and Henry Wilson, Sr.; and brother, Henry Wilson, Jr.

 

He leaves to revere his memory: his three daughters, Katrina (Brian) Short Stalworth, Clarkston, Michigan, Yolanda Short, Detroit, Michigan, and Brittney Katina Short, Pontiac, Michigan; son, Frank Derron Short, Pontiac, Michigan; grandchildren, Ka’Leis Short, Khaliya Short, Nicholas Stalworth and Caleb Stalworth; three sisters, Dorothy Mae (Tommy) Henyard, Los Angeles, California, Lillian (Willie) Lampkin and Marvis (Allen) Wilson-Bryant, Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Curtis (Ann) Wilson of Port Gibson, Mississippi; one sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Stanley R. "STAN THE MAN" Stewart

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, December 21, 2017, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday, December 22, 2017, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Stanley's life began March 26, 1964, born to the late Robert and Alma Stewart.  At an early age, Stan confessed Christ and was baptized at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Stan worked offshore as a Tankerman for over 22 years.  He has worked with several offshore companies ending with Genesis Energy.  He was a 1982 graduate of Vicksburg High School where he enjoyed playing football.

 

He was preceded in death by: his father and mother Robert and Alma Stewart; his father and mother in-law Michael and Johnnie Holland; brother Robert Stewart, Jr.; sister Karen Stewart; and brother in-law Raymond Holland.

 

He leaves to cherish his great memories: his wife, Nicole Stewart; one brother Donnell (Jackie Ann) Stewart; one sister Betty Stevens; three brothers-in-law, Sean Lee, Miguel (Dawnyale) Holland, and Bobby Holland; two sisters-in-law, Brigitte Holland and Sheron (Alvin) Blackmon; three sons, Armad (Brittani) Stewart, Stanley Stewart, and Armeen (Kanicque) Stewart; three daughters, Quashandra Stewart, Asia Davis, and Ja'Dore Stewart; seven grandchildren; a special god-grandmother, Pearl Daniels; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Stan was a loving and caring husband, father, brother and friend.  He touched every life he entered because he never met a stranger.  Stan was loved by many and will truly be missed.  Our family takes comfort in knowing he has now joined our heavenly Father and one day we will meet again.

 

Stan commonly expressed his spiritual upbringing by saying, “Thank you Lord, Thank you Jesus.”

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Mr. John C. Hatchett

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 15, 2017, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Present:  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

John C. Hatchett was born October 5, 1948 in Yokena, Mississippi to Albert Hatchett, Jr., and Hazel Hatchett.  For over 40 years, he owned and operated a successful sanitation business. His devotion to hard work, both in business and to family, made him well respected by his peers and the community. John was a model father, husband, and brother.

 

He is preceded in death by his father Albert Hatchett Jr., his mother Hazel Marie Hatchett, and his brother Harold Hatchett.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Gloria Hatchett; sons: George Hatchett and Russell Hatchett (Katrina) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; daughters: Monica Garner (Brycen) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Christina Hatchett-Hernandez (David) of Houston, Texas, Angel Cox (Eugene) of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; grandchildren: Chianti Hatchett, Nevada Hatchett (George), Yakira Hatchett, Rishon Hatchett (Russell), Maya Garner (Monica); and one great-grandchild Zoe VanZant (Chianti); six sisters: Dorothy Rogers, Cherry Hatchett, Alfredia Taylor, Maryann Hatchett, Donna Hatchett-Jones (Isaac), and Tammy Hatchett all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five brothers: Albert Hatchett III (Deneese) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Phillip Hatchett (Ophelia) of Denver, Colorado., Rayfield Hatchett (Bernadine) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Louis Hatchett (Monica) of Denver, Colorado., Joel Hatchett (Ciara) of Arlington, Texas.; and a host of other family members and friends.

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Mrs. Helen Judge Carter

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Helen Denise Judge Carter was born May 24, 1973 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Joseph Ballard and Beverly Judge Moffett.  Helen confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of Mount Alban Missionary Baptist Church.

 

She is preceded in death by her father Joseph Ballard, a brother Dwight Judge, grandparents Clifton and Corean Judge, and a special friend Robert Miller. 

 

On December 8, 2017 at 5:00 a.m. at Uptown Nursing Home in Chicago, Illinois, Helen left her earthly home and moved to her heavenly home. She leaves to cherish her memories; her devoted children; two daughters Andrea Carter of Port Gibson, MS, and Jamelya Carter of Vicksburg, MS; six sons John Taylor, Andrew Lee Carter Jr., Jamarcus Carter, Adam Carter, Michael Carter, Ginuwine Carter all of Vicksburg, MS; her mother Beverly Judge Moffett of Chicago, Il; four loving sisters Lekeshia Moore of Aurora, CO; Lynnelle Judge of Chicago, IL; Linda Perkins and Kim Spears both of Vicksburg, MS; six grandchildren, Caleb Erves, Jamarcus Carter, Jamiya Carter, Ja’Miracle Foster all of Vicksburg, MS, Ja’Vorian Taylor of Florence, AL, and Aric Brown of Port Gibson, MS; two step sons Jeremy Miller and Robert Miller Jr., both of Vicksburg, MS; two special aunts Della Judge Richardson, and Melvin Turner both of Vicksburg, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

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