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Ms. Flora Jean Cartwright-Crawford

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Ms. Mary Washington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

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

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. Dorothy Smith Mayfield

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Ms. Cloria Jones

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 10:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. Eric "PETE" Dewayne Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. Augustus "Jack" Chambers

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. Jim Lyons

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 12:30pm

Location: Bypass Church of Christ/787 Hwy 61 North

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Ms. Mary L. Brown

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

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

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

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Church Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. Virginia J. Subject

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

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

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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Mr. Gregory C. Alexander

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Mr. Courtney "SINCERE" Anderson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. Shirley M. Lee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. Louis I. Sullivan, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 1:00pm

Location: King Solomon Baptist Church/180 Oak Ridge Road

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. Claude Blue, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. JoAnn Martin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 10:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Ms. Essie Hudson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location:Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Master Ashton Royal Snow

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

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Mr. Albert Young, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Mt Heroden Baptist Church/1117 Clay Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. Taurean D. Russell

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Taurean D. Russell was born December 15, 1982 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Melvin Cooper and the late Vanessa Russell.

 

At an early age, he accepted the Lord as his Savior and became a member of King David #2.

 

Taurean enjoyed listening to music, playing video games and watching television especially sports.  He attended Vicksburg High School and was employed with Tyson Foods.

 

Taurean departed this earthly life on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vanessa Russell; maternal grandmother, Annie Russell; maternal grandfather, James Russell, Sr.; his uncle, Wilbur Russell and his aunt, Earnestine Ford.

 

Taurean leaves to cherish his memories: his sister, Anika (Donnell) Wells of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brothers, Cietrich (Tawanda) Russell, Colby (JoyKesha) Smith all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; his grandmother, Juanita Johnson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; his aunts, Carolyn Thomas, Sarah Russell and Lula McDaniel all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; uncle, James Russell, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Martin, Robinson and Dobbins families.

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Ms. Daisy Mae Ross

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Daisy Mae Collins Ross was born in Sharkey County, MS on December 8, 1940. Miss Ross was the daughter of the late Jack and Willie Mae Collins. Her Christian life was as beautiful as the flowers here today, and her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

 

On the morning of November 3, 2019, Daisy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was 78 years old. She loved tending to her yard and was an avid cook. Most of all she was a loving devoted mother to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, they were her life.

 

At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was saved and baptized under the leadership of the late Reverend C. Bolden of the Triumph Baptist Church.

 

Daisy was a dedicated and hard-working usher for over 50 years. She worked for the Vicksburg Warren School District as a cook and bus monitor until her retirement.

 

She is proceded in death by her by her parents; her two sister, Susie B. Crawford (Arkansas) and Viela Gains (Chicago); brother Earnest King; two sons, Robert Earl Collins and her baby boy.

 

She leaves to cherish in her loving memories five daughters Bernice Collins, Jacqueline Green, Wanda Kay Demvy (William), Shirley Humes (Randy) of Vicksburg, MS and Patricia Wright of Arlington, Texas.

 

Four son, Angelo Ross in San Francisco, California, Jeffery Ross (Janice), Kenny Ross, Tyrone Ross (Earnestine) all of Vicksburg, MS and she raised her grandson Antonio Ross of Byram, MS. 25 grandchildren 7 great-grandchildren and host of very special nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and neighbors.

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Mr. Earl J. Wilson, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery/Hwy 80 West

 

Earl J. Wilson Sr. was born October 7, 1945 in Port Gibson, Mississippi to the late Henry Wilson and Marie Camphor.

 

He confessed Christ at an early age in Port Gibson, Mississippi, later becoming a member of Triumph Church by Christian experience. He served in the United States Air Force. He attended Alcorn State University where he received his Masters Degree in Business Administration.  He was employed  with Claiborne County School System where he taught typing and later became an Assistant  Principal for over 20 years. 

 

He united in holy matrimony to Mrs. Jeannette D. Wilson in 1972.   Unto this union two children were born.

 

Those who will cherish his memories are: sons Earl, II (Brandy) Wilson of Bossier City , Louisiana,  Jeremy (Marcella) Wilson of Atlanta, Georgia and Calvin (Pamela) Lewis of Port Gibson, Mississippi; five sisters, Ruth Jones of Detroit, Michigan, Lillian Wesley of Arlington, Texas, Geraldine Evans, Janice (O.D.) Howard and Arline Porter all of Port Gibson, Mississippi; one brother, Reverend Henry (Mae) Wilson of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Earl, III and Amber Wilson of Bossier City, Louisiana and Michael Wilson of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Teddy L. Williams, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, October 28, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church/815 Mission 66

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Birth:  Teddy was born to Katie S. Larry and Freddie Williams, on September 20, 1962, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Confession to Christ: He was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at a tender young age at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  He later joined in fellowship with the Spring Hill Baptist Church.

 

Marriage: His first marriage was blessed with a son, Teddy Jr., and a step daughter, Sylvia.  Later he met and married Pamela Stevenson Williams where he was blessed with two more stepdaughters, Alexis and Jasmine.

 

Employment: Teddy loved being an entrepreneur at owning a restaurant.  He also worked as a security guard for several businesses.  He had a devout belief in God.  He had a quiet nature and rarely complained about anything.

 

Final Chapter: Then came the final chapter of Teddy’s life when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  His faith never diminished, never ever did he complain about his illness or the effects of it.  He continued to live his life and faced each day with pride and in stride.  He always said, “God knows best.”

 

The last week of his life was bleak, his days became dark - but still he tried to remain strong.  His sisters and brothers were constantly reassuring him and doing their utmost to make him comfortable.  Teddy left this earthly home to join his love ones and our Savior while his sisters Joyce and Carolyn were his caregivers on that bleak Sunday morning.  Teddy heard his Master’s voice and humbly submitted by whispering “Mama” with his last breath.  His family acknowledges the works of God and thank Him for the years that we had with him here on earth.

 

Family: He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Katie Smith Larry, and a sister, Shirley Ann Larry.  His grandparents, George E. Smith, Sr. and Mrs. Ruby L. McAllister Smith.

 

He is survived by his wife, Pamela S. Williams, Vicksburg; his son, Teddy L. Williams, Jr., Bedford, Texas; three step daughters, Alexis Stevenson and Jasmine Stevenson, Vicksburg, and Sylvia Pickens, Fort Worth, Texas; eight sisters Patricia L. Tolliver, Anchorage, Alaska, Dorothy (Billy Ray) L. McDaniel, Long Beach, California, Joyce A. Larry, Shelia L. Gilliam, Carolyn L. McMiller, Gwendolyn J. Brown, Terry A. Brown, and Deborah L. Brown, all of Vicksburg; four brothers, Frederic M. Smith, Lonoke, Arkansas, Ronnie (Terry) Smith, Sr., Bryant S. Smith, Sr., and Jerry L. (Sharon) Brown, Sr., Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends including nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Stevenson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:00noon - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Willie Mae, affectionately known as " BabySister" was born on August 12, 1955 in Vicksburg, MS to Willie Wiley and lzora Caldwell. She accepted Christ at an early age. She later joined King David M.B. Church#1 where she faithfully served on the usher board.

 

Willie Mae was united in matrimony on August 31, 1971 to Earnest Lee Stevenson, Sr. and they were married for forty eight long and loving years. She was well known for her cooking and her specialty dishes of cornbread dressing and chicken salad. She was a former employee of Woolworth, A&P, Sack N Save, Winn Dixie, Dollar Tree, Golden Corral, and Krogers. She was also the former co-owner of Willie Mae's and PoTeddy, and the owner of Sweet Magnolia Southern Cooking. She fed anyone she came in contact with. To know
her was to love her.

 

Willie Mae was a graduate of North Vicksburg High School Buccaneers Class of 1973.

 

Willie Mae was preceded in death by her parents lzora and Prentiss Coleman, Sr. and Willie Wiley, five brothers Herman Butler, Michael Butler, David Butler, Ned Jones, Sr., and Eugene Gilmore, Two daughters Debra and Angela Stevenson.

 

Willie Mae leaves to cherish her most precious memories; is; her husband of forty eight years; Earnest Lee Stevenson,Sr., three daughters; Pamela Stevenson, Dawn Stevenson-McClendon, both of Vicksburg and Tracey Stevenson of St. Louis, MD, two sons; Ernest Stevenson Sr.(Monique) of Vicksburg, MS and Earnest Stevenson,Sr. of St. Louis, MD, three sisters; Mary Brown(Alfred), Carolyn Barnes(Alfred) and Hattie Jones(Charles), seven brothers Albert Butler(Lula), Alex Jackson(Carolyn), Joseph Connor(Francis), John Butler(Patricia), Donald Garret (Canary), Dannie Lee Butler and Prentiss Coleman, grand kids; Alexis Stevenson, Kiara Stevenson, Ernest Stevenson, Jr., Jasmine Stevenson, J'meiha Allen, Makynzie Dunmore, Jeniqua Smith, Cierra Nash, Joshua Nash and a host of
other grandchildren of St. Louis, MD, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and relatives including the Turner, Yancy, Slaughters, Smith, Evans and Caldwell families, special sister in laws; Minnie Martin, Lula Butler, Carolyn Jackson, Francis Connor and Bobbie Butler, special neighbors; Johnny Jenkins and Lashanda Lott.

 

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Mrs. Ida Mae Barnum

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, October 11, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church/245 W. Cypress, Cary, MS.

 

Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery/Fitler, MS.

 

Ida Mae Barnum was born August 22, 1928 to the late Porter Lewis, Sr. and Adonia Moody in Fitler, MS). She confessed a belief in Christ and was baptized at an early age. She later became a member of the Bethlehem M B. Church in Onward, Mississippi.

She was joined in holy matrimony to William "Buddy" Barnum, Sr. To this union, that lasted 54 years, six children were born.

Ida Mae was a resident at The Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Vicksburg. On October 3, 2019, she gained her wings, and like the mourning dove, flew away to be at rest.

She joins her husband, William Barnum, Sr., parents, Porter Lewis, Sr. and Adonia Moody, three (3) sisters, Leona Howard, Willie Mae Daniels, and Jessie Green, and one (1) brother, Porter Lewis, Jr.

Ida Mae Barnum built a legacy of love, kindness, and compassion for her family to build on. Left to carry on this legacy are her daughter, Eloise (Isaac) Sylvester of Redwood, MS; sons, Donnie (Clara) Barnum, of Chicago, lL, Willie James Barnum of Cary, MS, Donald Barnum of Onward, MS, Larry (Thelma) Barnum of Portland, OR, and William Barnum, Jr. of Cary, MS; grandchildren, Willie Lloyd, Eloise Cartlidge, Jamie Cartlidge, Lamar Lloyd, Melanie Barnum, Renelle Barnum, Jenelle Barnum, Ronnie Brewer Shameka Hall, Shawana Barnum, Shatara Barnum, Shaunja Patrick, Cierra Patrick, Larry Barnum, Jr., Kameron Ellis, Jaleesa Barnum, William Barnum, Lavelle Wallace, and Fred Barnum; one sister, Ollie Hudson of Greenville, MS; 20 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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Ms. Latricia "KESHAUN" Anderson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, October 4, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Latricia “KeKe” Anderson went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2019. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. KeKe was born in Vicksburg, MS on September 24, 1999 to Timothy Thomas and Patricia Anderson. She graduated from Vicksburg High School in May of 2018. She studied nursing and pursued a career as an RN. She was a member of the Vicksburg Packers junior high school football cheerleading squad. She enjoyed doing hair, nails, and makeup. She was baptized at Mt. Carmel M.B. Church in Vicksburg, MS where she remained a faithful member and sung in the youth choir. She worked at Cracker Barrel restaurant in Vicksburg, MS, where all her guests just adored her.

 

She is survived by her grandfather, Willie Brown, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories and keep her spirit alive, her parents, Timothy Thomas and Patricia Anderson of Vicksburg, MS; her stepfather, Raymond Smith of Vicksburg, MS; her grandparents, Morris Shelton, Dorothy Pinkney, Katie Mae Thomas, and Mary Chiplin, all of Vicksburg, MS; two brothers, Patrick Anderson and Datrick Anderson, both of Vicksburg, MS; three sisters, Catricia Anderson, Tatiana Thomas, and Ariel Thomas, all of Vicksburg, MS; and a host of other Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and many friends.

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Mr. Lee Arthur Sadler

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, October 4, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Lee Arthur Sadler, 63, passed away on September 26, 2019 at Merit Health Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Mr. Sadler was born November 11, 1955 to Mr. Jerry Ferguson and Artemease Sadler-Ferguson in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He attended Warren Central High School.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Sadler and his mother Artemease Sadler-Ferguson; two brothers, James Albert “Pete” Sadler and John “Dotson” Sadler; and one great nephew, Larry “Lil Pooh” Ferguson, Jr.  He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law Edward Goodman, Sr.

 

Mr. Sadler was a faithful member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church where he served as the Pastor’s Armorbearer for many years.  He love his church and church family dearly.  He was a loving, caring, selfless man with a heart of gold.  He didn’t mind doing anything for anyone.

 

He retired from Anderson Tully Lumber Company after 33 years of being a forklift driver.  Lee was a diehard New England Patriots fan!  He loved spending time with his family and friends, cooking, playing cards, talking noise and last but not least, he loved to EAT!

 

Lee leaves to cherish his memories his one true love, his wife of 25 years, Cheryl Goodman-Sadler of Vicksburg, MS: four daughters, Betty Lyons, Tiffany Smith, Tiffany Hicks-Brown (Michael), and Shay Mari Sadler all of Vicksburg, MS. one son, Darris “Donta” Goodman (Shandale) also of Vicksburg, MS.  five sisters, Jerry Hawkins of Chicago, IL. Shirley Ferguson, Charlene Williams (Peter), and Lydia Ferguson all of Vicksburg, MS. and Louvinnia Sotomayor (John) of Newport News, VA. three brothers, Jason W. Sadler (Diana), Minister Ervin Ferguson both of Hampton, VA. and Marcus Ferguson of Tallulah, LA. one aunt, Annie Pettis of Vicksburg, MS.  He also leaves behind 25 nieces and nephews, 81 great nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

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Mrs. Yvette B. Dillon

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, October 4, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church/1416 Jackson Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ms. Yvette Dillon was born October 6, 1957 in Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Mr. John H. Dillon, Sr. and Mrs. Gloria G. Evans Dillon. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Jackson Street Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS.

Ms. Dillon graduated from North Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MS and Linton Business College (LBC) in Richmond, California. After completing her education at LBC, Ms. Dillon worked at the Social Security Office in Richmond, CA. Yvette moved back to Vicksburg, MS and was employed at The Top of the River, Ameristar Casino and Comfort Suites as the Head Housekeeper at Comfort Suites, Vicksburg, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Alvie Evans and Geneva Evans, Albert Smith and Bernice Smith; and one sister, Jonetta Evans.

Ms. Dillon made her transition to an eternal life on Friday, September 27,2019 at her horne.

Ms. Yvette Dillon leaves loving memories to cherish her beloved fiance Harvey Young; two sons, Donald (Elisa) Dillon, Sr. and Kersey Young of Vicksburg, MS; two daughters, Jennifer (Timothy) Sanford of Vicksburg, MS and Christina Johnson of Biloxi, MS; two step- children, [a-Harvey Caples of Vicksburg, MS and Kqeariston Caples of Arlington, TX; twenty-one grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters,Debra Howard, Valtrese Adams, Hope Evans all of Southaven, MS, and Demris Dillon of Fairfield, CA; one brother, John H. Dillon, Jr. of Southaven, MS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Ellen M. Carson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Friday, October 4, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ellen Marie Carson Williams was born December 18, 1970 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She departed from this earthly home realm to her heavenly home on September 24, 2019.  She was a graduate of Vicksburg High School class of 1990.  Ellen confessed Christ at Wayside Apostolic Church of Deliverance.

 

She was preceded in death by: her maternal grandparents, Abie Lee and Savannah Carson and paternal grandparents, Paul and Betsy Shorts; one sister, Debra Carson; two brothers, Kevin Carson and Percy Carson; one nephew, Robert Morris, Jr.; and one aunt, Janice Carson; one great-aunt, Gladys Green; one uncle, Leon Shorts.

 

Ellen is survived by: her parents, Percy Short of Port Gibson, Mississippi; her mother, Kathryn Jean Carson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her husband, Carl Williams; one son, DeCarlos Carson; one daughter, Andrea Williams; one sister, Karen (Jermaine) McRunells; six aunts, Ida Shorts, Deborah Carson, Annie Carson, Myra (John) Thomas, Willie Ruth (Phillip) Kemp and Kathryn (Ira) Smith; two uncles, Thomas Carson, Sr., Charles (Annie Ruth) Shorts, great-aunt, Irene Brown and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives, including the Carson, Erves, Braxtons, Cosby, Gleese, Wildee and Williams families.

 

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Mr. Billy G. Williams

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Billy G. Williams was born April 22, 1958 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the parentage of Bobbie Lee Williams and Albert Anderson, Jr.

Billy worked many years with the City of Vicksburg, which later became known as Waste Management. Billy was Truck Driver for both companies. He was a loyal employee; who met many people during his tenure. Because of his friendliness, he never met a stranger. He later retired after completing over 25 years of service. He loved hanging out with his family & friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Lee Williams, father, Albert Anderson, Jr., and a son, Jacques Williams, a sister, Martha Mae Williams and a brother, John Henry Williams.·

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Roberta J. Williams; four sons, Billy Devon Shelton, Robert E. Williams, Deion Johnson and Billy G. Williams, Jr., Seven daughters, Stacey Reynold, Shree Williams, Nicole Williams, Paris Shelton, Quintessa Shelton, Carlis Williams; all of Vicksburg, MS and Keyasia Shelton, Fort Worth, TX, Seventeen grandchildren; Three sisters; Mary Ann Buck, Frances Williams and Lyndia Kaye Williams, all of Vicksburg, MS; Four brothers, Larry Williams, Robert Williams, Michael Williams, and Herbert Williams; an Aunt, Annie Pettis; a Special Friend, Vansteer (Van) Shelton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Matlean Brown

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00am - 10:45am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services: Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery/Gate 6

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Auditorium: 11:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Sanders was born on February 22, 1929 in Flowers, Mississippi to the late Louisia and Fred Douglas Sanders. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Brookhaven Baptist Church, and for many years she was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Ms. Sanders attended Brookhaven Elementary School where she graduated with outstanding honors. Liz attended the Southern Christian Institute (SCI) from 1947-1952.

After completing her education at SCI, Ms. Sanders decided to pursue the study of Cosmetology, attending beauty school under the instruction of Mrs. Lydia Townsend; and thus, becoming a Licensed Cosmetologist, Ms. Sanders began her cosmetology career at Turner's Beauty Shop on Washington Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi where she was employed from 1957-1970.

In 1970 Ms. Sanders established a beauty salon, "The Down Town Beauty Circle" located on Clay Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ms. Sanders decided to further her education and enrolled in Milady's School of Cosmetology to become an Instructor of Cosmetology.

Liz opened Milady's School of Cosmetology and became one of the first African American women to own and operate an accredited cosmetology school in Mississippi. Milady's continued to make historic strides by being one of the first cosmetology schools in the south to offer financial assistance to students, to which many hopeful students are forever grateful.

In May 1994, Ms. Sanders retired from Milady's School of Cosmetology; thereafter, continuing to practice beauty culture and dedicating over 57 years of cosmetology service to her clients.

As a mother, Ms. Sanders cared deeply for her children and loved them unconditionally. As a career pioneer, she carried the torch that many long to carry in the cosmetology field. She supported her clients and students with love and care. As a family matriarch, Ms. Sanders was the glue that kept her family together and strong. As a peacemaker, Ms. Sanders always tried to do what was honorable and just. As a member of a large family, Liz was admired as a
role model and was the last of her 12 siblings. As a diversely informed and talented woman, Ms. Sanders enjoyed cooking, entertaining, decorating, sewing, jazz, blues and gospel music. But most of all, Liz loved people.

Ms. Sanders was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, grandson Robert Lee Hubbard, Jr. and great-great grandchild Ashton.

Liz made her transition from this life to an eternal life on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi,

Ms. Elizabeth Sanders leaves her legacy to her beloved children: Gladys Hubbard, Marshall E. Sanders and Patricia S. Brown, all of Vicksburg, MS; her loving brother (cousin) Tommy Tribble of Vicksburg, MS; ten grandchildren, Garrye Hubbard and Johnnijua Howard (Jackson, MS), Melanie Sanders (Jackson, MS), Rashad Sanders and Kiana Sanders (Vicksburg, MS), Adrienne Elizabeth Brown and Jasmine O. Brown (Houston, TX), Arkeem Gibson and Anthony Gibson (both of Austin, TX); twelve great-grandchildren, Xavier Hubbard, Karla Hubbard, Ahcuri Hubbard, Kyra Hubbard, Ahshaki Carey, Lesha Chapman, Matthew Hubbard, Maljon [cor, [anarea Ioor, Zuri Hubbard, Jade Clark, and Ava Rose Sanders; nine great-great grandchildren, Ahniah, Heaven, [akera, Aleah, Alexis, Aden, Skylar, Avah; and a host ofloving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Gone, but never forgotten, Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Sanders/legacy is strongly rooted, and her memory will stand the test of time-Liz is a queen and a legend who shall forever be.

 

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Mr. Lucius H. Sanders

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:30am

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

 

Interment: Second Union Church Cemetery

 

Lucius Henry Sanders was the second of nine children born to Mr. David and Mrs. Corrine Sanders on November 25, 1952, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was called to eternal rest on August 18, 2019 in Olivehurst, California. Lucius accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Savior at an early age and was attending New Testament Baptist Church in Sacramento, California.

 

He attended Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Upon graduation, he attended Utica Community College studying welding, carpentry and construction.

 

Lucius enjoyed construction contracting work and was gainfully employed for many years. He enjoyed playing pool, watching sports and he was dressed to the “T”; on many occasions he would be overdressed. He also loved repairing and restoring cars.  His prize possession was restoring a white 1980 corvette, which he was rebuilding at the time of his passing. Although Lucius was not married and didn’t have any biological children, he was a proud father figure and often bragged on his grandchildren and spoiled them at every possible opportunity.

 

Lucius’ relatives and friends will forever cherish his with loving memoires. Those left to cherish him are four brothers, Elza Sanders, Cheyenne Sanders, Edmond “Bey” Sanders (Theresa), Adrian (Yick) Sanders (Hazel); his sister, DeBorah Anderson; half-sister, Daisy Reed; three step-children, Henry Williams (Lois), Jerry Williams, Toni Evans; and a host of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lucius was preceded in death and welcomed home by his father David, mother Corrine, brothers, David and Michael and sister, Martha.

 

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Mr. Darfeis Lee Williams, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, September 4. 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Darfeis Lee Williams was born, July 21, 1953, to the late Charlie Williams, Jr. and Virgie Lee Williams.

 

Darfeis accepted Christ at a very early age at King David Baptist #2 Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi and departed this earthly life on August 29, 2019 at the family home in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

A very loving, caring, giving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, Darfeis devoted the majority of his life to being involved with family and friend concerns.  He had a strong passion for fishing, social gatherings and entertaining others.

 

Darfeis was career driven and enjoyed sports that included, little league baseball during his earlier years, on to basketball during his junior and high school years.  He attended school in Joliet, Illinois for one year after being chosen to attend camp with an offer to be drafted as a professional basketball player.  That opportunity was interrupted by a brief illness and he returned to Vicksburg upon request of his loving mother.  Continuing his education and career, Darfeis graduated from high school in Vicksburg, Mississippi and then joined the Army.

 

After completing his service in the Army, Darfeis educated himself and earned a welders certificate, working for the MAT Sinking until the Lord called him on.

 

In addition to his parents, Charlie and Virgie Lee Williams, Darfeis was preceded in death by: four brothers, Charlie, Lee James, Leroy and Leon Williams; three sisters, Nash, Clanne Pettis and Cheryl Cooper; and his twenty-year companion, Pricilla (Pepper) Williams.

 

He leaves to cherish is memory: a son, Darfeis Lee Williams, Jr. (Shanna) of Chesapeake, Virginia; three grandchildren, Taekwon Williams, Petersburg, Virginia, Darnichia Williams and Emanuel Williams of Chesapeake, Virginia; four sisters Marietta Moore (Ben), Virgia Hearron, Charlie Walker (James) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Elma Coleman (Carroll) of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and a host of family and friends, including the Williams and Queens Families.

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Mrs. Bernice W. Carter

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 30. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Mt. Carmel Ministries/2015 Grove Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Birth and Church Fellowship

On March 10, 1936, Bernice ‘Nece’ Carter was born in Shaw, Mississippi to B.J. and Bernice Calvin. Bernice accepted Christ at an early age. Bernice joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Aaron Lindsey and served as an usher. In 1974 she moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi and joined King David #1 under Reverend Carl of Louisiana. Later in life she moved her fellowship to New Poplar Grove and New Beginning In Christ under Pastor James O. Bowman, Sr. where she remained a faithful member until her health declined.

 

Educational Accomplishments

Bernice was educated in the Shaw, Mississippi school district and received her diploma.

 

Holy Unity

Bernice was united in holy matrimony to Julius Carter for twenty-four years until they divorced but remained close friends.

 

Work and Life Experiences

Bernice had a short career working for the Government, Anderson Tully Company, Vicksburg Compress on Levee Street, local bakeries, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and as a cashier in a general store. Bernice was a wife, mother and a homemaker. Bernice loved fashion and thus became a seamstress and used her talent and gifts to design her own attire, that of her family, and as an additional occupation to support her family. She was a foster parent and neighborhood mother to many children. She took pleasure playing the piano to her children. Bernice’s passion was gardening, fishing and traveling.

 

Prayer:

Jesus saith unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

- John 11:25-26

 

Time To Rest

Bernice transitioned from life at her residence in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Bernice is preceded in death by: her, parents, Bernice and B. J. Calvin; Eliza Green Smith and Ethan Hampton; mother-in-law, Elnora (Plump) Alford; sisters, Dorothy Clark, Mary Buchanan, Lulla Williams, Earlean Davis and Corrence Hampton; brothers, Walter Calvin, Vernon Vaugh, A.C. Hampton and Wilbert Hampton; daughter, Carolyn ‘Toddie’ Rippie; sons, Julius D. Carter, Jr., A. C. Carter; and five grandchildren, Sherman L. Carter, Frank B. Milligan, Shantay Carter, Shonda Carter and Kamien Carter.

 

Memories To Cherish

Bernice leaves to cherish her memories: sons, Larry Carter (Gloria), Indianola, Mississippi, Sandy Carter of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ronnie Carter (Katara) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, James Bishop (Alice) of Chicago, Illinois and Jessie Jackson (Kay) of Memphis, Tennessee; daughters, Bobbie Holmes (Jeff), Deborah Ringo (Henry), Velma Thomas (Terry), Patricia Mayfield (James) and Rosa Coffee (Jake) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sisters, Annie Belle Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee and Sylvia Vaugh (Leo) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and special friend, Jeanetta Dotson.

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Ms. Helen E. Lenoir

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 30. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Springridge Missionary Baptist Church/2917 Middle Road, Edwards, MS

 

Interment: Henry Cemetery/Edwards, MS.

 

“A time to be born…” Ecclesiastes 3:2

Helen Eve Kelly Lenoir was born May 26, 1939, to the late John Henry and Mattie Burks Kelly in Utica, Mississippi.  She was the third child and the second to this union.  Both parents, a brother, Piney Taylor, Sr., three sisters Minnie Bell Williams and Dr. Jean Diane Kelly Chamberlain, and Mary Lee Davis, a son-in-law, Leroy Fisher; two step-sons, Charles “Billy” Flowers and Louis Edward Manning all preceded her in death.

 

“Train up a child…” Proverbs 22:6

As a child, Helen received the foundation needed to develop a spiritually enriched life that would guide her from childhood up to her death.  She received her elementary education from Belmont Elementary in Utica, Mississippi and attended Hinds County Agriculture High School in Utica.

 

“And with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10.  Having been taught to value God’s plan for salvation and wanting to live a life of purpose, Helen confessed her belief in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined during revival at Belmont Baptist Church.  After a few years at Belmont, she moved her membership to Spring Ridge Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until her death. She thoroughly enjoyed going to Bible Study on Wednesday nights.

 

“A time to love…” Ecclesiastes 3:8

Helen was joined in Holy Matrimony with Richard “Man” Robinson and unto this union, one child was born, Colby Robinson. In 1959 she married L. C. (Snowball) Lenoir.  Together they raised Colby.

 

“A time to gain…” Ecclesiastes 3:6

Helen worked for Hubbard Furniture Company for many years as a sales associate. She also worked for Vicksburg Hospital for a short time. She grew up as a hard worker and was a very devoted employee for both companies. She gained pleasure in cooking, visiting family and filling out “word seek puzzles”. She was at her best when she had family around and she could tell everyone what to do and when to do it.

 

“A time to die…” Ecclesiastes 3:2

On Saturday, August 24, 2019 around 1:30 a.m., Helen made a peaceful transition from this life and was born into eternity with her family by her side.  To cherish her memory, she leaves the following: One daughter, Colby Fisher (Gregory) Dart; two siblings, Ms. Vivian Dorsey of Chicago, IL and Dr. John (Bernell) Kelly of Gulfport, MS; one brother-in-law, James Davis of Chicago, IL;

four grandchildren, Letoya (Ruther) Allen, Edwards, MS; Nicole “Nikki” Fisher of Vicksburg, MS Justin Fisher of Houston, TX, currently working in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Lylen Fisher of Vicksburg, MS; three great grandchildren, Jada Lee and Ashton Saleh of Vicksburg, MS and Taylor Allen of Edwards, MS; three step grandchildren, Cedric and Eric Fisher, of Utica, MS, Demetrius Fisher of Hammond, IN and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Mrs. Virgie A. Williams

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services: Monday, August 26, 2019, 2:00pm

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mr. James "Greyhound" Harrington, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 23. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Springhill Missionary Baptist Church/815 Mission 66

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Birth: James was born on July 27, 1942, to his proud parents, Eula Thomas Harrington and James Harrington, Sr. in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Confession to Christ: He was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at Nazareth Baptist Church, Mendenhall.  He later converted to Catholicism at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois.

 

His Life: Jimmy graduated from Harper High School in 1960.  As a young man, Jimmy moved to Chicago and became employed with the Greyhound Bus Line for more than 30 years and earned the title of ‘Greyhound’ among his peers.  In 2005, Jimmy relocated to Mississippi with his wife, Deloris.  He enjoyed traveling; he and his wife, Deloris, drove many trips back to his hometown of Mendenhall and Chicago and enjoyed numerous cruises.

 

Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman who like to fish, mow his lawn, tend to his vegetable garden and was happy to have a cookout.  Many loved Jimmy’s barbecue ribs, especially children in the Smith/Prentiss family; ‘Boom’ of Chicago looked forward to his visits here with PaPa.  He and Malik said, nobody could barbecue like PaPa/Uncle Jimmy.

 

He loved all sports, any type, and didn’t have any special teams, he just liked for certain ones to win…that was just his character.

 

He loved his family – his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and in-laws.  He was the chef for many of the cookouts and other gatherings at he and his wife’s home.

 

On August 20 2019, Jimmy awoke his wife so she would not be late for her water aerobics.  While she was away at aerobics for about an hour and a half, he submissively answered his Saviour’s call.

 

Family: Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Loretta Harrington.

 

He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife, Deloris Smith-Harrington, Vicksburg; a daughter, Dorothy Yvonne Thomas, Chicago, Illinois; a son, James Harrington, III, of Kuwait; two step-daughters, Bonita Prentiss (Mark) Ray, Oswego, Illinois and Hazel Prentiss, Chicago, Illinois; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren; five sisters, Sammie (Harvey) Landing, Mendenhall, Mississippi, Mary Terry and Clothiel Vallient, both of Magee, Mississippi, Florastean (Freddie) Banks, Bellwood, Illinois and Barbara (Eugene) Powell, Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Willie (Edna) Harrington and Earl (Pamela) Harrington, both of Mendenhall, Mississippi and Napoleon (Sky) Harrington, Plattsburgh, New York; nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and in-laws.

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Mrs. Emma Marie Johnson-Mack

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Emma Marie Johnson-Mack was born to the union of Willie James Johnson and Leola Rush-Johnson on August 11, 1950.  She was named after her grandmother, Emma B. Johnson and Aunt Marie Rush-Johnson.

 

Emma, married (1974) Alexander Neal, and to their union was born Johari Kafi Neal, and son Jo-Nathan Lamar Neal (deceased, May 13, 2018), and later in life she married George Mack.

 

Emma, attended Crane High School, in Chicago, Illinois during the late 60’s and then went on to graduate from Mundelein College.  Mundelein College was the last private, independent, Roman Catholic women’s college in Illinois. It was located on the edge of the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois. There she received a Bachelor degree in Art.  Creating art with her painting and drawing was her passion. She was talented in sewing, making African garments for both men and women. She displayed and sold her art work at events downtown Vicksburg event center. Under her business Karagiso Gifts, she sold jewelry, clothing, and African Skin Care Products imported from Africa and India.

 

Before her illness took control of her physical ability she was a teacher for the Vicksburg/Warren School District part-time.

 

Emma confessed her life to Christ under the leadership of Reverend A.B. Brown at Mt. Alban Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board until she left. She then became a member of St. Paul Church (Bovina Community), Vicksburg, Mississippi under the leadership of Reverend Tyrone Dixon.  “Reaching the Lost, Teaching the saved”.

 

She was preceded in death by:  her parents, Reverend Willie J (1992) and Leola (1997 Johnson; her grandparents, Tom Johnson (1992) and Emma B. Johnson (1979); her son, Jo-Nathan Lamar Neal (2018) and brother, David Lee Johnson (2018).

 

She leaves to treasure her memory: husband, George Mack of Mayersville; her daughter, Johari K. Neal, Chicago, Illinois; five granddaughters, Jakira Neal and Zakwe Neal, both of Champaign, Illinois, Deja Kafi Neal of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kierra Neal of Omaha, Nebraska, Amari Neal of Round Lake Park, Illinois; two grandsons, Jhaxyn Grey Neal of Mundelein, Illinois and Jay-Nathan Neal of Omaha, Nebraska; three great-grandsons, Jovani Adrian Neal, Armani Lamar Neal and Sy’Aye Neal; one great-granddaughter, Zamar Neal; brothers and sisters, Willie J. (Barbara) Johnson, Jr., Charles C. Johnson both of Aurora, Illinois, Dianne Adams, Bellwood, Illinois, Donald R. (Teresa) Johnson, Waukegan, Illinois, Edwin D. (Lolita) Johnson, Bellwood, Illinois, Mary (Simon) Howard, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Timothy Johnson, Bellwood, Illinois;  nieces, Rashida (Vincent) Graham, Trina (Scott) Watts, Kirsten (Kelly) Forrest, Kesi McNeil, Katrice R. Johnson, Syreeta (Clarence) Williams, Sherita (Nikki)  Sims, Diamond Pickens, Alante Johnson, Shaquisha Sturgeon, Shonte Mister; nephews, Willie J. Johnson, III, Dameon Russell, Charles C. Johnson, Jr., Michael Pasley, Jr., Keyante (Christy) Johnson, Donte L. Johnson, Alton L. (Mary Ann) Sims, Jr., and Timothy M. Johnson; one aunt, Virginia Savage, one uncle, Reverend Joe C. Rush and a host great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

 

 

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Ms. Donna Renee Hamberlin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 16. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Donna Renee Hamberlin was born on November 24, 1973 to the late Cleveland Jones and Jessie Mae Hamberlin Jones. She was the last born of 6 children.  Donna went to Vicksburg High School and Hinds Community College in Utica, MS. She grew up in Vicksburg, MS and she worked at Isle of Capri and Eaton, Inc. before her health declined.

Donna is proceeded in death by her father Cleveland Jones and maternal grandparents Jessie and James Hamberlin, paternal grandparents Sylvia and Willie Jones, and brother Pat Henry Jefferson.

Donna survivors includes her mother, Jessie Mae Hamberlin Jones, One sister Delores (Darryl) Waters of Lafayette, LA; Five brothers Cornell (Ruth) Hamberlin of Las Vegas, NV; James (Kathleen) Jones; Tommy Hamberlin: Billy Hamberlin; Cleve Hearron all of Vicksburg, MS; five nieces, Katrina Warren Jones, Crystal Hamberlin, Laurel Thibeaux, Kathryn Reed and Kristi Barnes; Two nephews, Chris Waters and Patrick Jefferson, Jr.; Four Godchildren, Deston Walker, Joneesha Walker, Deonte Drain and Johnathan Drain; One great niece, Paige Waters; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, friends and other relatives.

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Mrs. Bulah M. Hunter

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 16. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Bulah Mae Hunter was born to the late James and Jessie Mae Brown Bingham Hamberlin on January 10, 1939 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

She confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jessie Hamberlin; sisters, Luminda Hamberlin, Lillie Bell Gilmore and Charlotte McCoy; brothers, Harvey, Horace, John, Jim and George Hamberlin.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: four children, Marvin Hunter (Katrina) of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Hunter of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Gail Brown (Joseph) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Rose Gardner (Julius) of Prentiss, Mississippi; four grandchildren, Craig Brown (Lakesha) of Austin, Texas, Desiree’ Alexander (Ronnie) of Gulfport, Mississippi, Dwight Hunter of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Mark Hunter, Jr. of Clinton, Mississippi; two great-grandchildren, Katlyn and Landen Brown of Austin, Texas; one brother, Willie Hamberlin of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Jessie Mae Jones and Annie Bell Irving both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sarah Lee Addison of Rockford, Illinois and Marie Skinner of Chicago, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Edna Marie Earl

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 16. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Edna Marie Earl was born to the late Robert Earl and Dorothy Earl on October 25, 1980.  She was the youngest of four children.  She accepted Christ at an early age.

 

She is preceded in death by: her father, Robert Earl; grandmother, Annie Bell Braxton; grandfather, Roosevelt Watkins, Sr.; grandparents, Alvin and Edna Marie Fields; uncles, Roosevelt Watkins, Jr., Dan Dillard, and David Dillard and Ernest Lee “Bud” Dillard, Jr.; and aunts, Annie Mae Dillard and Mary B. Wilson.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Dorothy Earl; four daughters, Xavier Ann Earl, Octavia Marie Earl, Mya Nicole Earl and Jada Je’Nae Earl; four brothers, James Allen Watkins, Antonio (Jeannette) Watkins, Robert “Joe Love” Watkins, Gary Hardy all  of Vicksburg, Mississippi; aunt, Betty Dykes of Houston, Texas; uncle, Michael (Donna) Fields of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special cousin, Big Edna;  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mrs. Senobia F. Bunch

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 9. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 2:30pm

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Senobia Faye Wildee Bunch was born to the late Walterine Wildee and the late James Wildee, Sr.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Johnson (Glinda).

 

Senobia confessed Christ as her personal savior at an early age and was baptized at Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend George Carr.  In 1991 she joined Greater Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend Dr. Casey Fisher.

 

She was educated in the school district of Vicksburg, Mississippi, attending the Kings School Elementary, Jett Elementary School and Warren Central Jr. High School.  She was a 1978 graduate of Warren Central High School.  Following graduation she attended Hinds Jr. College and then the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated in 1986 from the School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  Senobia was employed at Mercy Hospital and later, River Region Medical Center until her health failed in 2013.  She retired after 28 years of service at River Region Medical Center.

 

Senobia was a loving, caring and very compassionate person.  She was soft spoken, kind hearted and a spiritual woman.  All those who knew her loved her.  She was an outgoing person who loved life and the fellowship of friends and family.  She had a beautiful smile that made everyone feel welcomed.  There wasn’t a stranger that she didn’t get to know.  She loved giving advice; weather it was spiritual, financial, medical, or even about relationships.  A compassionate and kind woman, Senobia was.

 

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, Our Beloved Senobia was at Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, Mississippi where she was summoned from earth to her eternal home.  There’s a void in our hearts that can never be filled.  But we are assured of the promise of God as Joshua 1:9 says, “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God  is with you wherever you go. “  Knowing that God is with us always, is our assured comfort as we make the necessary transition to continue our journey.

 

Senobia leaves to cherish her great memories: a husband, Robert Bunch, Sr.; one son, Robert Walter Bunch, Jr.; one step son, Robert Burks of Chicago, Illinois; two Godsons, Curtiss J. Winters (Cory) and Jamayia Brown, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one Goddaughter, Lexus Fultz of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three step daughters, Natasha Tarrio (Henry) of Clinton, Mississippi, Lajuanda W. Griffin of Jackson, Mississippi and Shenkia Bridges of Texas; two sisters, Shirley Williams and Sallie B. Winters (Curtiss), both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, James Wildee, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Roderick Johnson (Tyra) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; five adopted children, Chanel Johnson (Ted, Lauryn), Jennifer Johnson, Denise Johnson (Kylan, Faith and Joy), Lester Johnson, Jr., all of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Brittany Johnson (Nick) of Los Vegas, Nevada; two uncles, Richard Wildee of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Clarence Winters, Sr. (Janice) of Portland, Oregon; five sisters-in-law, Earline Bunch, Mary Burks (W.L.), Hattie Hill (J.D.), Loretta Johnson (James) and Annette Scott (James); two brothers-in-law, Arvell Bunch (Janice) and William Bunch (Marie); special friends, Hilton Gordon, Gwen Brown, Ruth Christine (Howard), Dancy, Debra Brown, Mary Beckwith, Hazel Kline Dixon, Marion Banks, Burthee Wiggins, Flomae Smith, Minnette Chambers, Shelia Allen, Alice Austin, Katanya W. and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and the Valentine, Williams, Burks, Majors, Winters, Johnson, Wildee, Taylor, and Caples families.

 

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Mr. Gus S. Johnson, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 9. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00noon

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

 

Interment: Cary New Community Cemetery - Cary, MS.

 

Mr. Gus Johnson, Jr. was born in Sharkey County, Cary, Mississippi to the late Gus Johnson, Sr. and Mrs. Rosie White Johnson on June 27, 1926. He attended School in Cary, Mississippi. He married Daisy B. Grayson in January of 1948.  They were married for seventy-one years and to this union three children were born; Carl, Carnette and Gwendolyn. 

 

Mr. Gus did not want to work on the farm, therefore, he worked as a service station attendant and held other miscellaneous jobs until moving to Vicksburg in 1966.  After moving to Vicksburg he was employed by Oliver Electric for a number of years.  He later worked for Ergon until his retirement.  He served in the U.S. Navy stationed in Japan. 

     

He was a devout family man who strongly believed in taking care of his family.  He loved his family deeply and especially his dearly beloved wife, Daisy Johnson, whom he missed deeply after her passing three months ago.  

        

He was very kind hearted and would do anything to help you help yourself but never allowed anyone to take advantage of him.  If you asked for help, you had better ask in the right way for the right reason.  His careful but direct sense of humor and wisdom was noted by everyone especially his son who always enhances his conversation by saying “Well, my daddy said......”

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Daisy B. Johnson and his only sibling, Mrs. Delia Mae Johnson Lowe. 

 

He leaves to mourn and celebrate his passing three children; Carl Johnson, Carnette Walton, Dr. Gwendolyn Tatum; a beloved daughter-in-law Mary L. Johnson; a loving son- in- law, Pierre Tatum; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Geraldine (Frank) Williams; two brothers-in-law, Luster Grayson and Gene (Aileen) Grayson.            

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Mr. Roosevelt Vaughn, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 9. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Roosevelt Vaughan Sr. was born October 21, 1950 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late B.J. Calvin and Ester Ruth Vaughan. He was the fifth of nine children. He attended school in Warren County and graduated from Job Corps. Roosevelt was loved by many and never met a stranger. He worked in retail for over 40 years, where he mentored and touched the lives of many. He worked for Walmart for 17 years from which he retired in 2017.

Roosevelt accepted Christ into his life at an early age. He was a very faithful member of Greater Rose Hill M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Walter Weathersby. He was a walking testimony and proclaimed his faith to anyone that would listen. He loved and cherished the time he spent with his family. He was proceeded in death by his parents, the late BJ Calvin and Ester Ruth Vaughan, a sister Willie Stean Vaughan, two brothers O.D. Vaughan and Vernon Vaughan.

Roosevelt's memories will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 38 years, Pearline Logan Vaughan of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Two sisters, Sylvia Colenburg and Nina Mae Hardy of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers, Leonard Vaughan, Larry Vaughan of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Issac (Gloria) Vaughan of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Two sons, Roosevelt Straughter of Pensacola, Florida, Roosevelt (Rebecca) Vaughan Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi three daughters; Pamela (David) Whitley of Byram, Mississippi; Pauline (Rodrick) Porter and Rena (Ales) Jackson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law: Earline Logan and Everline Baker both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Goddaughter Breanna Knox and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Extended family; Lemmie T. Straughter III, Deborah Straughter both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Pamela Anderson of Pensacola, Florida. Close friends; Morris Shelton, Ted Magee, Perry Eatmon and Clyde Eaton.

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Ms. Rosalind H. Boyd

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, August, 9. 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

I was born to the late James C. Boyd, Sr. and Alma Ruth Singleton Boyd on June 28, 1959 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  I departed this life after a brief illness on July 31, at 12:02 a.m. at River Region Medical Center.  I am loved by my family and many wonderful friends.

 

I confessed Christ at an early age at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church then later joined Word of Faith Christian Center. I graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1977 and I also attended and graduated from Hinds Community College.

 

I was preceded in death by my father, James C. Boyd, Sr., my maternal great grandparents, Alonzo Richardson and Minnie Bryant White, my maternal grandparents Ulysses Singleton, James and Lucille Elmore, my paternal grandparents, Chester and Willie B. Boyd and my sister, Lorraine Elizabeth B. Blackmore.

 

I leave to cherish my memory: a son, Demarcus Boyd; my mother, Mrs. Alma Ruth Singleton Boyd; four brothers, Anthony J. (Paula) Boyd, Arthur (Sophiea) Boyd, James C. Boyd, Jr., of Montgomery, Alabama and Larry D. (Regina) Boyd, of Atlanta, Georgia; my special sister-in-law, Brenda Boyd of Montgomery, Alabama; aunts, Eula S. Brown and Daisy Hardin of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Matilda (Lincoln) Haynes of Shreveport, Louisiana; uncles, John (Marceline) Singleton, Arthur N. Boyd and Aubrey Boyd; four wonderful ladies who were my sisters in life, Sandra Wilson, Malinda (Robert) Blackmore, Judith Rush and Vivian (Milton) Butler; my daughter-in-law, Arlene Boyd; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Singleton, Slaughter, Flaggs, Wheatley, Davenport, Taylor, Whitney, Major, Willis, Edwards and Johnson Families.

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Mr. John A. Walker

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Graveside Services: Monday, August 5, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

John Alfred Walker was born on March 7, 1956 in Oak Grove, Louisiana to the John Tommie Walker and Lillian B. Walker. He is proceeded in death by his father and brother Allan Arness Bryant.

 

John accepted Christ at a young age.

 

He departed this life on August 2, 2019 at Merit Health Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

John is survived by his Mother Lillian B. Walker, three brothers, Hubert D. Walker (Vicey), Willie F. Sanders (Annette) of Vicksburg Ms., Wilson O. Bryant of Louisiana. Three sisters Ernie V. Duncan, Vicks burg Ms.,Cassandra Kelly (Sonny) Vicksburg Ms, and Jrbreda Warren (Michel) Vicksburg Ms. John has a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, Mr. Walker comes from a very large family. Ranging from Mississippi, Louisiana, and California.

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Mrs. Delores Davis Christopher Griffin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Delores Davis Christopher Griffin was born April 13, 1937 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Bessie Davis and the late Eliza Christopher.

 

She confessed Christ at an early and was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop James Warren.

 

She was a graduate of Bowman High School.  She graduated from Utica Junior College with honors and became a licensed cosmetologist. Delores retired from the Vicksburg-Warren School District with approximately forty-five years of service.

 

Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Davis and Eliza Christopher; her husband, Charlie Griffin; her daughter, Rita Ann Griffin Maxwell; son-in-law, Vernon V. Maxwell, Jr.; sisters, Joyce Christopher, Beverly Christopher and Diane Davis; brothers, Murphy Clay, Andrew Clay, Herbert Clay and Charles Davis.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: grandson, Vernon V. Maxwell, III of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sisters, Janice Copeland of Jackson, Mississippi and Dorothy Griffin of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother, Martin Davis of Los Angeles, California; special friend and companion, David Dillard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Miss. Lynne R. Clyde

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, July 12, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ms. Lynne Rebecca Clyde was born on July 21, 1968, in Fort Dix, New Jersey.  She was the youngest of six siblings born to Mr. and Mrs. Haywood H. (Gloria) Clyde, Jr. 

 

Lynne was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She attended Vicksburg Public Schools and was a graduate of Warren Central High School.  After high school, she worked for several years at Midd-West Industries.

 

Lynne was preceded in death by her loving father, Mr. Haywood H. Clyde, Jr. and her brother, Eugene Clyde.

 

She departed this earthly life at her home on Monday, July 8, 2019.

 

Precious memories will forever be cherished by: her loving mother, Mrs. Gloria J. Clyde of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her two sisters, Ursula Y. (Marieo) Clyde-Craft of Fort Mitchell, Alabama and Patricia A. Clyde of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Michael D. Clyde of McDonough, Georgia and Jeffrey T. Clyde of Rex, Georgia; her nephew, Wilon J. Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four nieces, Joya P. Clyde of Arlington, Texas, Jamille L. Humes and Briana N. Jones both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Khalia M. Clyde of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; six great nieces and one great nephew; two loving aunts, Hertasene Q.V. Murray and Ingrid A. Robbins both of Bolingbrook, Illinois; and a host of relatives and friends, including a special family friend, Carolyn F. Andrews.

 

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

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Ms. Brenda Joyce Lee

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, June 28, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: New Rock of Ages Baptist Church/2944 Letitia Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Brenda Joyce Lee was born on April 11, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She is the daughter of the late Mr. Mathew Lee, Sr. and Mrs. Lillie Lee.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at Pleasant Green Baptist Church.  After her father and mother were called home, she was adopted by her aunt (Lillie’s Sister) and uncle (Mrs. Lee Anna Connor and Mr. Clarence Joe Connor) and became a member of Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Putting her family first and foremost, Brenda was dedicated to improving her life for her son and daughter.  Rising above her circumstances as a single mother, Brenda obtained her GED and then graduated from Southern Technical College.  Brenda began her career after graduating from Southern Technical College as a records clerk with the Mercy Hospital’s Street Clinic.  She later worked at the Vicksburg Police Department (VPD) for over 17 years until retirement.  Brenda held several positions with the VPD, first as a dispatcher, in the Collections Department and retired as a Deputy Court Clerk in the Court Services Department.   

 

Brenda loved to sing!  She had a beautiful voice and had aspirations of stardom.  She sang in the Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church Choir.  She was a member of the female group (Jade) which included vocalists Mrs. Vickie Baker and Mrs. Beverly Prentiss.  The ladies released the single “Don’t Take Me for Granted”.  Brenda was also a member of the Projekt Band & Show, led by Mr. Moses Brown.
 

Brenda’s body was weary, but her soul was powerful!  She experienced an illness that eventually rendered her bedridden for the last three and half years of her life.  Brenda loved being with her family, especially during the Summer and Christmas/New Year’s holidays.  During her last days on this earth, she was anxious to return home to Vicksburg to be with her sister this Summer.  Coincidentally, she passed away suddenly on June 21, 2019, the first day of Summer, in Huntsville, Alabama, where she lived with her daughter and grandson for over 11 years.    

 

Brenda is preceded in death by: her father, Mr. Mathew Lee, Sr.; her mother, Mrs. Lillie Lee; her son, Rogers Mathew Lee; two brothers, Mathew Lee, Jr. (Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army Retired) and Mr. Douglas Cardell Lee (U.S. Army Veteran); her grandmother, Mrs. Charity Grant Lee; and her adoptive parents/aunt and uncle, Mrs. Lee Anna Connor and Mr. Clarence Joe Connor. 


Brenda is survived by: one daughter, Gwendolyn Michele Lee (Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Retired) of Madison, Alabama; one grandson, Cameron Roger Lee of Madison, Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. Charity Mae Burnham (Maurice) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Mrs. Lorraine Smith (Charles, Sr.) of Columbus, Indiana; five nieces, Mrs. Pamela R. Brown (Johnnie, Sr.) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mrs. Tondia B. Reese (Jason) of Stockbridge, Georgia, Mrs. Roxie Palmer (Kenneth) of Richmond, Texas and Ms. Donna Lee of Quitman, Mississippi; five nephews, Mr. Maurice G. Burnham, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Mr. Mathew ‘Matt’ Lee, III of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Jason L. Burnham of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Charles M. ‘Chaz’ Smith, Jr. of Columbus, Indianapolis and Mr. David C. Smith (Carly) of Greenwood, Indianapolis.  Family, friends and other relatives include the Connor, Brown, Dunmore, Ford/Farrish/Reese, Hunt, Hall, Jones, Prentiss, Tolliver and Smith families.

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Ms. Darnisha Ramsey-James

Vicksburg, MS

 

 

Ms. Darnisha Ramsey-James passed away on June 11, 2019 at Merit Health River Region.

 

Family and friends are welcomed to the repast at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the American Legion, 1618 Main Street, Vicksburg, MS.

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Mr. Keithan T. Ward

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: New Zion M.B. Church Cemetery/Halls Ferry Road

 

Keithan Terrell Ward was born October 1, 1997 in Vicksburg, MS to the James Ward and Freda Gaskin.

 

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Fred Wilson, paternal grandparents Alvin Thomas and Alice Hayes two aunts Dorothy Ward and Sanquenette Ward.

 

He attended Vicksburg High School.

 

On June 7, 2019 at Merit Health Keithan left his earthly home and moved to his heavenly home. He leaves to cherish his memories his mother Freda Gaskin, his father James Ward both of Vicksburg MS.; one loving sister Kemi Ward of Vicksburg, MS; Four aunts Glenda (David) Rader, Sengrid (Richard) Williams, Irene Ward all of Vicksburg, MS, and Jennifer (Richard) Jones of Utica, MS; Five Uncles, Fred Gaskin Sr. and Lawrence Ward both of Vicksburg, MS, Patrick (Kenyatta) Wilson of Utica, MS, Richard (Marilyn) Neal of Jackson, Mississippi, and Willie Ward of Texas, and a host of cousins.

 

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Mr. DeWitt Weston

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00am

Location: Willis & Sons Funeral Home/5235 Robinson Road, Jackson, MS

 

Mr. DeWitt Weston was born December 4, 1949 to the late Mr. Henry Weston, Jr. and the late Mrs. Mary N. Tillman Weston.  On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, DeWitt Weston made his earthly transition to his heavenly home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris Weston; and two (2) brothers - Henry Weston, III and David Weston.

He leaves to cherish his memories; one (1) daughter; Debra (Laster) Fuqua of Byram, Mississippi; two (2) sons: Anthony Weston of Jackson, Mississippi and Donnell Weston of Moss Point, Mississippi; one step-daughter, Evelyn London of Honolulu, Hawaii; (3) sisters, Mary Weston, Brenda Horton both of Memphis, Tennessee, and Natasha Weston of Jackson, Mississippi; one (1) aunt, Myrtis Leflore of Jackson, Mississippi; two (2) uncles, John Weston of Chicago, Illinois and Miller Weston of Jackson, Mississippi; ten (10) grandchildren, Kuriaki Weston, Kimberly (Christian) Thomas, Johnathan Morris, Debriesha White all of Jackson, Mississippi, Kevin Weston of Bothell, Washington, LaTashia Weston of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Markell Weston, D’Shayla Weston, Dravis Weston and Draya Anthony all of Moss Point, Mississippi; four (4) great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Demetrius M. Thomas, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12:00noon - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Auditorium: 12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Demetrius transitioned peacefully from earth to eternity on Thursday May 23, 2019 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Demetrius was born on September 22, 1969 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He was a graduate of Warren Central High School.  He was known to those close to him as “Meechie”.  He accepted Christ at an early age.  He was member of Holy Hill M.B. Church under the pastors-hip of the Reverend Barrett Lewis.  He was preceded in death by his father, Herman C. Thomas, Sr., his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosie and Willie Ree Thomas, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon and Rosie Spicer and other special uncles, aunts, and cousins.

 

Demetrius was an awesome son, brother, friend, and father and will be greatly missed.  He had a big heart and was always concerned about others.  Anyone who knew Demetrius, knew that he loved to dress and always looked sharp no matter where he went.  He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family and his many friends.  He always made time to spend those special moments with his friends and family no matter the occasion, he would be there.  Throughout the years he was plagued with illness but, he was always a fighter and never complained.  Even when he was down, he always laughed and joked with others around him.  It’s hard to say good-bye to someone so special but, although Demetrius shared a special place in the hearts of those who knew him, he also shared a special place with God.  The world needs more people with the heart, love and compassion as he had for his family and friends.

 

Left to cherish his fond memories are his wife Anitra, a loving caring mother, Fannie Thomas, his daughter, Sha’Metrius Thomas, a loving caring granddaughter who affectionately called him “Paw Paw”, his son and daughter-in-law, Demetrius and (Geania) Thomas, Jr., three sisters, Penny Evans, Jennifer Thomas, and Angela Thomas; five brothers, Herman (Amanda) Thomas, Jr., Larry Thomas, Sr., Vernon (Mary) Thomas, Stuart (Shamelle) and Marcus Thomas, a special friend, Dr. Paul Pierce III “pops” and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

 

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Mr. Walter D. Johnson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2:30pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Walter D. Johnson was born on January 12, 1949 to the late Hester Jackson and Willie Johnson. Hester later married Cornelius Williams and Walter became his stepson. Walter made his transition to heaven on May 27, 2019 in the privacy of his home.

 

Walter accepted Christ at an early age. He received his education from the Warren County Public School District. Upon graduation, he became a truck driver for Anderson Tully for many years.  After leaving Anderson Tully he went on to drive trucks for Produce Oil until his health would no long let him drive.

 

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; Hester and Cornelius Williams and Willie D. Johnson; his grandparents, Sam and Katie Johnson; one sister, Shelia D. Williams and a special Friend, Rose Phelps.

 

Walter leaves to cherish his memories one daughter, Mary Rose Beamon on Kansas City, Kansas; five grandchildren, Savon, Jaivon, Aubreion and Deondre Beamon and Marcus Jennings; one great-grand, Marae Snyder all of Kansas City Kansas; four brothers, Carl and Zachary Williams of Spring, TX, Allen Kline of Vicksburg, MS and Cornelius Williams of Vicksburg, MS; three sisters, Valerie (Milton) Jackson of Lake Charles, LA, Angela (Johnny) Pack of Portland, OR and Rose Marie Wells of Omaha, NE; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousin, relatives and friends.

 

Special thanks to his niece, Kirasten Wright of Vicksburg, MS for her care and support during his illness and demise.

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Mr. Edward "ED" Goodman, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 31, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Church: 11:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Edward Earl Goodman, Sr., 76, passed away on May 27, 2019 at his home at 511 Dabney Avenue.

 

Mr. Goodman was born June 29, 1942 to Mr. Bert and Fannie Goodman in Hollandale, MS. He attended Vicksburg Public School System.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Bert Goodman, Sr., and his mother, Fannie Goodman; two brothers  Lottie Goodman and Donald Goodman; two great granddaughters, Zaria Johnson and Shaniya Hill; and one great grandson, Jayceon Karter O’Neal.

 

Mr. Goodman was a self-taught, self-employed Appliance Repairman, who educated himself and was able to teach others and could repair your machine over the telephone. By the end of his life, his education level was equivalent to a PH.D in appliance repair.

 

Mr. Goodman loved to fish, but his greatest passion was Fisherman of Men. Pa never met a stranger! He could strike up a meaningful conversation without anyone talking back, and literally be there for hours. So you can only imagine the conversation when he met a friend. Now know this with Ed you were either a friend or foe.  He never bit his tongue on his opinion, so it was best not to ask what he thought, but 9 out of 10 he was going to share his opinion anyway.  And anything that you were going to do it, Pa always had a better way.  He was never at loss for words or wisdom. His motto was, “If he didn’t make you smile, he hadn’t done his job”.

 

Edward leaves to cherish his memories an only wife of 59 years, Rosie M. Straughter Goodman of

Vicksburg, MS; three daughters, Rosie (Johnny) Street of North Dallas, TX, Cheryl (Lee) Sadler and Donna (John) Jones both of Vicksburg, MS; four sons, Ronald (Hazel) Hill, Edward Goodman Jr. both of Vicksburg, MS, Zeddie (Aggie) Hill of Bloomington, M.N, and Darrell (Korondia) Goodman of Jackson, MS; four sisters, Betty (Mose) James of Carson, CA, Lizzie Cason and Gwendolyn Tolliver both of Grand Rapids, MI, and Louella Taylor of Vicksburg, MS; three brothers, Bert Goodman Jr. of Lake Providence, LA, Larry (Sharion) Goodman and Malcolm (Pearlie) Goodman both of Vicksburg, MS; two sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson and Annie Straughter both of Vicksburg, MS; one brother-in-law, James Straughter Jr. of Vicksburg, MS; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren, one great great-great grandchild, his 4-legged little girl Duchess and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a special God Granddaughter, Zaria Neal.

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Mrs. Leevonnie Funches Reed

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 31, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Leevonnie “Lee” Funches Reed was born October 16, 1946 to the parentage of the late Cora Funches and Roosevelt Daniels, Sr.

 

She accepted Christ at an early age and attended several churches in the Vicksburg area.

 

Lee received her education with the Cleveland Public School System in Cleveland, Mississippi.

 

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, Lee gained her wings and went home to be with the Lord.

 

Lee was preceded in death by: her parents, Cora Funches and Roosevelt Daniels, Sr.; her grandparents, Charlie and Elex Randolph; a son, Samuel Leon Clark; a brother, Roosevelt Daniels, Jr.; three sisters, Yvonne Houston, Doris J. Davis and Gwendolyn Clark England.

 

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her husband of 35 years, Michael James Reed; a son, Dennis James (Chinikki) Clark; a step-son, Michael Sorrells; a brother, Percy Funchess; five grandchildren, Dennis J. Clark, Jessica M. Paige, Malcolm Johnson, Quinton Clark and Justin Clark; six great-grandchildren, Devin M. Paige, Quinton K. Clark, Samirah T. R. Clark, Ja’Ziyah Clark, Queen Johnson and Niyah Johnson.  She also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives including the Clark, Flagg, Love and Reed families; a special friend, Bobbie Rounds and the nursing staff at Promise Hospital at Merit Health.

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Mrs. Carmen D. Brinkley

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 24, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 12:30pm

Repose in Church: 11:00am

Location: New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church/501 N Poplar Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Carmen Denise Brinkley (Evans), transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

 

Carmen, commonly known as Dee Dee, was born November 3, 1971 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Robert Hart and Velma Evans. She was the youngest of five children.

 

Carmen graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1989, where she was involved in numerous organizations and activities. She studied accounting at Hinds Community College. In 1990, she and her family relocated to Dallas, Texas.

 

Carmen gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a devoted member of Pure Faith Ministries in Dallas, Texas. She loved her church and did whatever she could to help the church. She gave all the praise to God with her testimony each Sunday.

 

Carmen, was an avid tennis fan, she enjoyed cheering for and coaching Venus and Serena Williams from the couch. If she wasn’t watching tennis she was keeping up with the stars, watching the news, or playing Wheel of Fortune. She always had a joke to tell you, and SHE laughed like it was hilarious!

 

Carmen was a dedicated Mother, but most of her free time went to her grandchildren. She made sure she spoiled them whenever she could. She was there for doctor’s appointments, games and other events, school programs and so much more! She loved her grandchildren so much and was there to support them in whatever they needed. She loved to come back home and spend time with siblings and family. She really enjoyed family gatherings. She was also excited when she could catch up with friends.

 

Carmen was preceded in death by: her father, Robert Hart; her mother Velma Evans; Brothers Anthony Glen Evans and Larry Evans.

 

Carmen leaves to carry on her legacy: her sons that she loved more than life itself, and daughter-in-law, Marcus Evans (Sherrion) and Patrick “Cam” Brinkley. Three grandchildren, whom she was very proud of Mason Evans, Caris Evans, and Aiden Evans; her sister Barbara Jean Evans; her brother Tony Evans; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends. 

 

Carmen meant so much to everyone. She loved life and enjoyed it, even during her trials. She was always there to encourage and support her friends and family. She will forever be missed, but always in our hearts.

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Mrs. Alma L. Flagg Dixon

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

SERVICES: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Visitation: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Stamps Funeral Home/10834 South Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Funeral Services: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 9:30am

Location: Calvary Baptist Church/8247 South Jeffrey, Chicago, IL

 

SERVICES: UTICA, MISSISSIPPI

Visitation: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Hour: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home/2102 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS

Funeral Services: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Belmont Missionary Baptist Church/4446 Charlie Brown Rd. Utica, MS

 

Interment: Belmont Church Cemetery

 

Alma L. Flagg-Dixon, was the daughter of James E. Flagg, Sr. and the late Amie L. Price-Flagg.  She was born on January 16, 1951, in Edwards, Mississippi and was the oldest grandchild of the late Jonas Flagg and the late Della Palmer-Flagg.  The Angel that was assigned to Alma visited with her and a communication dialogue had taken place between Alma and the Angel.  The Angel told her, “I will return for you at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019”.  Alma was surrounded by family and friends.

 

Alma attended Hubbard Elementary School in Edwards, Mississippi and went on to graduate from Utica High School.  She participated in the College Upper-bound program at Tougaloo College and attended Jackson State University.

 

Alma was baptized at Belmont Missionary Baptist Church in Utica, Mississippi.  After moving to Chicago, she joined Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor C. R. Phillips and was presently under the leadership of one of the greatest pastors in the world, Rev. Dr. James R. Flint, Jr.

 

Alma married Oscar L. Dixon, her high school sweetheart, on May 16, 1970.  Alma and Oscar moved to Chicago shortly after they were married and became the proud parents to two children, Stacy Lamar Dixon and Kisha Lynette Dixon.

 

Alma was the type of person who helped everyone who was in need or had any questions about their property tax bill.  Her work history was as follows: O’Hare Field, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, University of Chicago and in 2017 she retired from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds where she had over 30 years of service.  She continued to work with Ellana’s Boutique until November 2018.

 

Alma was preceded in death by: her mother, Amie; siblings, James, Janie and Johnny.

 

Alma is survived by: her husband, Oscar L. Dixon; son, Stacy Lamar (Yolanda) of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Kisha Lynette of St. Paul Minnesota; two grandchildren, Kiara and KiMani of St. Paul, Minnesota; father, James E. Flagg, Sr. of Edwards, Mississippi; siblings, Gloria (Charles), Carolyn (Wayne), Willie (Pam), Bettie, Ora and James, Jr., all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Ella (Robert) of Chicago, Illinois; sister-in-law, Rose of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Lindon (Bridgette) of Utica, Mississippi; nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces; seven aunts; two uncles; special friends, Cleoma Scott, Juwanna Jackson, Marian Powell, Erma Jean Grimes, Dorothy Harris, Hattie Madison and Georgia; god-sisters, Lizzie Jones, Toby Young (Karry) and Anna Young (Roy) all of Chicago, Illinois; godson, Ernest Boston of St. Paul, Minnesota; goddaughter, Mae Grimes of Chicago, Illinois; other relatives and a host of friends.    

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Ms. Carol A. Anderson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Hour: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ms. Carrol A. Anderson was born to the Late Laura and  Eugene Anderson Sr. on December 19, 1953. in Vicksburg, MS.  She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and her childhood church was the First Baptist Church where the Late John H. Williams presided .

 

She graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1971. She moved to Los Angeles, California and Inglewood, California until 1991.  Carrol moved back to Vicksburg in 1991 to help her sisters care for their mother.  She has worked for the Department of Human Services Welfare Office until she retired from there.  She took on part-time employment with the Isle of Capri/Diamond Jacks Casino. In December 2016 at the age of 62 Carrol said, that’s enough and retired for good.

 

Carrol became ill in October 2018 and she was taken care of by her sister Irma Lee Lewis for 3 months.  She returned to the family home on Ken Karyl Avenue in February 2019 where she gained her strength back and began to cook again.  She was known for her famous Mexican cooking (Burritos and Enchiladas). She fed many family members and friends.  She was the middle daughter/sister is so soft spoken. Her famous words to many were “Hey Baby or  Darling.”

 

Her parents’ grandparents Jack and Mary Lou “McNair” Brown, Sr, and Carrie and Austin Anderson. Her brother David Dewayne “Jones” Anderson, four aunts, five uncles, and one nephew preceded her in death.

 

Carrol leaves to cherish many precious memories of her one son, Christopher Michael Barnett Sr.; one god-son, Eros Smith; daughter-in-law, Angela Huell Barnett; four grandsons, Christopher Michael Barnett Jr, Killeen, TX, Caleb Mychal Barnett, Caden Mical Barnett, and Adrian Smith Jr. all of Vicksburg, MS; three granddaughters, Kristin MichalLa’Carrol Barnett, Kyla Kiara Barnett,and Aleeshah Smith all of Vicksburg, MS; four great grandchildren, Amariyah J. Barnett, Karson Williams, Ashton Williams, and Kiley Barnett  all of Vicksburg, MS; nine brothers, Archie Lacey of Santa Monica, CA, James Anderson of Dallas, TX, Larry (Diane) Anderson of Rock Hill, SC, Eugene (Patricia) Anderson, Austin Anderson, Curtis Anderson, Melvin Anderson, Carl Anderson, and Howard Anderson all of Vicksburg, MS; four sisters, Mary Lou Anderson, Irma (Virdell Sr.) Lewis both of Vicksburg, MS, Barbara (Kevin) Smith of Lithonia, GA and Lula (Albert) Butler of Vicksburg, MS; two-half sisters, Martha (Ernest) Walker of Vicksburg, MS and Tess White of Ohio; one god-brother, Carl Hester;  two uncles: Jack (Vicky) Brown and Charlie (Alma) Brown of Vicksburg, MS.  A host of nieces,  nephews, cousins and other relatives including, the Anderson,

Barnett, Andrews, Banks, Branch, Brown, Cadney, Craig, Davis, Demby, Gaskin, Ikard, O’Neal, Overton, Rankin, Smith, Thomas, Walton, Williams and Wynn families.  Special Friends: Roger Barnett, Granny Gloria Powers, Selenia Carter, Polly Hughley and Roy Dorsey all of California.  Bernadine Bracey and  Diamond Jack Restaurant Employees of Vicksburg, MS.

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Mr. Larry T. Ferguson, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Church: 11:00am

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

 

Interment: Clover Valley Church Cemetery/Hwy 27 South

 

Larry Tyrone Ferguson, Jr. was born on October 9, 1997 to Larry Tyrone Ferguson, Sr. and Denise LaCheryle Knight in Vicksburg, MS.  Larry accepted Christ at an early age.  He was baptized at Clover Valley Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a choir member and usher.  He later joined Greater Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Larry went to  Warren Central High School where he played basketball and football.  He graduated in 2016 and received a scholarship to play football for Mississippi Delta Community College.  He was employed with KFC, D&T Mobile Express Service and the City of Vicksburg.

 

Larry never met a stranger because he could easily strike up a conversation with anyone and didnt mind helping anyone. He called everyone family. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.

 

Larry passed on May 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Edward Lee Miller and his step-Grandmother, Mattie Knight.

 

Larry leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Denise (Gerald) Knight of Vicksburg, MS and his father, Larry (Lavern) Ferguson, Sr. of Vicksburg, MS; two sisters, Aliyah Knight of Vicksburg, MS and Chelsea Ferguson of Houston, TX; one brother Gerald Knight Jr. of Vicksburg, MS; one stepsister ShaCortney Reed of Vicksburg, MS; one stepbrother Odell Montgomery Jr. of Vicksburg, MS; maternal grandmother, Inetta Miller of Vicksburg, MS; maternal great- grandmother, Susie Miller of Utica, MS, paternal grandmother, Charlene (John) Williams of Vicksburg, MS; paternal grandfather, L.S. Hubband of Utica, MS and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends .

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Mrs. Lillian Lampkin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

Mrs. Lillian Faye Mosley Lampkin was born to the late Henry and Estella Wilson on November 1, 1950 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents Henry, Sr. and Estella Wilson, a daughter Estella Mosley, three brothers, Henry Wilson, Jr., M.C. Wilson and Willie Short, a nephew Shawn Henyard, two nieces, Talisa Wilson and Sarah Wilson and a sister-in-law, Rosie Lee Wilson.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Willie Lampkin, a son Willie James Mosley Jr., two daughters, Jacquelyn Evette (Larry) Jackson, and Monica Recheal Mosley, five grandchildren Jeriame, James, Gabe, Asiah, and Jayce Mosley all of Vicksburg, MS.  Two sisters Dorothy Henyard and Marvis Bryant, a brother Curtis (Ann) Wilson, a mother-in-law, Lucille Norwood of St. Louis, MO; two sisters-in-laws, Gwendolyn Wilson and Linda (Hurbert) Banks of Williamsburg, VAA and a brother-in-law, Otis (Nancy) Norwood of St. Louis, MO.  She has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends to include: The Short, The Buck, The Turner, The Griffin, The Prentiss, The Washington, The Fountain and The Miller families.

 

On the 3rd of May 2019, it pleased God to have our Mother return to her heavenly home so, today we celebrate the life, the legacy, the memory and homegoing of the Queen of Our Lives….Mom, Lillian Faye Mosley Lampkin.

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Mr. William "SONNY" Kelly

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:30am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

William “Sonny” Kelly was born on March 1, 1950 to the late Mary Burks Kelly and the late Wilson White in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

William accepted Christ at an early age.  He was a 1968 graduate of the Rosa A. Temple High School.  He furthered his studies at Hinds, Jr. College.  He was a member of Vicksburg Posse Trucking Club.

 

William served honorably in the United States Army for three years.  After his service, he worked at Cooper Lighting and retired in 2006 from Waterways Experiment Station with 25 years of employment.

 

On August 19, 2000 he was united in holy matrimony to Cassandra Bryant Kelly.  His hobbies included building, raising chickens and dogs.  He loved spending time with his family.

 

William was preceded in death by: his parents, Mary Burks Kelly and Wilson White; brother, Melvin Mixon; sister, Carrie Mae Mitchell; and an aunt, Mary Noel.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife, Cassandra Kelly; children, Chaka Kelly and Baraka Kelly of Murfreesboro,, Tennessee, Lakelee Bryant of Houston, Texas, Amanda Kelly of Memphis, Tennessee and last of all, his baby, Lateeka Kelly of Nashville, Tennessee; adopted grandson, Willie Shoulders of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, J.T. (Hattie) Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Walter Smith of Bordentown, New Jersey, James Flower, Sr. of Jackson, Mississippi and Tommy Davis of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Ruthie Nixon-Hall of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Barbara Butler of San Antonio, Texas; best friends of sixty plus years, Kenneth and Sheila Roberts of Oklahoma, and Albert Jones; mother-in-law, Lillian Walker of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sister-in-law, Lillie Mixon of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Marvin O. Harrington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Marcus Venue/2600 Halls Ferry Road

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Mr. Jesse Ray Gilliam

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church: 10:00am

Location: Springhill Missionary Baptist Church/815 Mission 66

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Birth: Jesse Ray was born on January 26, 1954, to his proud parents, Garfield and Zelner Sykes Gilliam, in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.

 

Confession To Christ:  He was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at a tender young age at Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Clarence C. Bolden.

 

Marriage: At the young age of 19 he met and married his Bride for Life, Shelia Louise Larry, this marriage was blessed with three sons.

 

Traveling The Journey: Jesse, due to his being reared in Sunday School and church, attended the services regularly, had a profound faith in God.  As an adult, he devoted his life to his belief in God and to his wife and children whom he admired more than anyone on earth.  He was an honest, respectful and hard-working man who definitely took care of his family.

 

His Employment: He retired after working for 40 years as a welder from R. G. Letourneau Company.  He was always one of the first to be called upon for traveling out of state to do work for the company.

 

Jesse’s Demeanor: Quiet natured, Jesse never ever interfered where he should not; he seldom exemplified anger or spoke harsh words of anyone.  Sometimes he would say, “I’m just gon keep that to myself.”  He loved his family, his neighbors, friends, co-workers, and treated all with respect.

 

His Joys: He devoted his love, time and care to his wife for 46 years.  Through the good, the bad, the big and the small, Jesse stood tall with Shelia, the Love of his life!

 

When his sons were in high school, all three were outstanding football players. Nobody had to wonder if Jesse was working on Friday nights during football season, he was right there in the stadium cheering them on with a great big grin.  Then on Saturdays his talk was all about what Tony did in the game at Vicksburg High; how Jesse, Jr. ran clean over the opponents on the field at Warren Central; and his youngest son Fred, that he was small but the best on the team at Warren  Central.  Those boys brought him so much joy!

 

Then came the daughters-in-law and grandchildren and the great grand… how he loved them all, he considered the daughters-in-law as daughters.  It didn’t matter how far he had to drive, he would be there for their births, birthdays, Grandparents Day at their schools and graduations.  He was so very proud of them. 

 

Final Chapter: The last few weeks of Jessie’s life is testimony to his faith in God, if he had pain or discomfort he never mentioned it.  At the demand of his wife and sons, Jesse was admitted, involuntarily to Merit Health River Region on April 26, 2019.

 

On May 1, 2019, Jesse humbly submitted to the Lord’s beckoning call and bid us all farewell.

 

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