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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

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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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Mrs. Daisy B. Johnson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00pm

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

 

Interment: Cary Community Cemetery/Cary, Mississippi

 

Mrs. Daisy B. Johnson was born in Sharkey County, Cary, Mississippi to the late Clus Grayson and Mrs. Corine Barnes Grayson on May 12, 1926.  She was the third child of eight children.  She graduated from high school in Cary, Mississippi.  She married Mr. Gus Johnson, Jr. in January of 1948 and to this union three children were born.  She along with her parents and seven siblings joined Clark Chapel AME Church where she remained a member long after moving to Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1966.  She joined Grove Street Church and remained a member until her health caused her to be unable to attend.

 

Daisy held various jobs while in Vicksburg which included, Oliver Electric and the Vicksburg Warren School District.  She also was self-employed for awhile.

 

She was preceded in death by: her brothers, A. G. Grayson and Willie James Grayson; two sisters, Alice Lee Grayson Fitzpatrick and Annie Mae Grayson Lane.

 

She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory: her loving husband, Gus Johnson, Jr.; one sister, Geraldine Grayson Williams, Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Eddie Jean Grayson, Los Angeles, California and Luster Grayson, Chicago, Illinois; brother-in-law, Frank Williams; sister-in-law, Alean Grayson; three children, Carl A. Johnson, Naples, Florida, Carnette Walton, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Dr. Gwendolyn Tatum, Stone Mountain, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Mary L. Johnson; son-in-law, Pierre Tatum; six grandchildren, Genita Johnson-Nash, Tamara Johnson Liddell, Arlington, Texas, Patrick Walton, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Koury Walton, Memphis, Tennessee, Lindsay Tatum Dark and Morgan Tatum Chen, Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughter-in-law, Kim Asia’s Walton; three grandsons-in-law, Elbert Liddell, Chris Chen and Terrell Dark; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Malcolm R. Robertson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Malcolm Ray Robertson was born on April B, 1991 in Vicksburg, MS to the parents of Atlease Robertson and Tommie Rawlings.

 

Malcolm was educated in the Vicksburg-Warren School District. Malcolm had a strong love for his family and friends and was blessed to be the recipient of that same degree of love from them.

 

He enjoyed life as he knew it and had a strong passion for food. Malcolm was a true fisherman at heart. Malcolm was employed at a fencing company in Port Gibson. MS.

 

Malcolm was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mrs. Mary Clark Robertson and Mr. Roosevelt Robertson; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Dora and Mr. Clarence Rawlings; his beloved great grandmother, Mrs. Rosie Hubbard Robertson and great-great grandmother. Mrs. L E. Brookens: his uncle, Malcolm Ray Robertson (his name sake); and aunt, Shamela Robertson.

 

Malcolm leaves to cherish his memories, his parents, Mrs. Atlease Robertson Brinnon of Jackson, MS and Mr. Tommie Rawlings of Vicksburg, MS; his stepfather, Detective Marlo Brinnon of Jackson. MS; one daughter, Madisyn Buchanan of Vicksburg, MS; two brothers, Timothy Washington of Vicksburg, MS and Jason Marshall of Jackson, MS; one sister Natasha Washington of Vicksburg, MS; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins (two of whom he truly adored, Tswana Anderson and TerNeeSha Rodriguez, the Turner family of Brandywine, MS. the Clark family of Vicksburg, MS and a special friend, SaKira O'Quinn.

 

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted

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Ms. Ora Walker

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church: 12:00noon

Location: St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church/1710 Crawford Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ora Walker was born September 3, 1919 to the late Tom and Minnie Walker in Bovina, Mississippi.  She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, where she faithfully served on the usher board, and years later served as Mother of the church until her health failed.

 

Ora was called home by her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Merit Health Medical Center.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and sisters.

 

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: a son, Joe (Carrie) Williams, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two granddaughters, Janice Anderson and Doris Short, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four great-grandchildren, Carrie Anderson, Kashondra (Derrick) Maddox, Natasha (Kenneth) Austin and Jason Short, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; nine great-great grandchildren, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including the Walker, Tribble, Fisher and Jackson families. 

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Mr. Aaron Cosby, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Aaron Cosby, Jr. was born to the late Aaron and Ernestine Cosby on May 25, 1937. He departed this life April 25, 2019 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, at the age of 81, after a lengthy illness.

 

Aaron served in the Army of the United States Armed Forces.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Ernestine Cosby; sister, Shirley Cosby; brother, Brent Cosby and one great-grandchild, Charlie Cosby.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Robert Bass, Aaron Cosby, III and Dwight Cosby; one daughter, Darlene Heard (Carl); three brothers, Bennie Cosby, Milton Cosby (Elizabeth), and Hyman Cosby (Alma); four sisters, Annie Smith, Frances Reed, Margaret Parson and Margie White; adopted daughter, Lorrie Jamieson; grandchildren, Anastasia, Zyler, Meleigha Cosby, Denise, Passion, Carl, and Elizabeth Heard; adopted granddaughter, Haileigh Jamieson; great-grandchildren, Dyron Carter, Jr., Xavion Bumpus and Achilles Bumpus; close friend, CeCe Cosby; special friend, Roberta Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives  and friends.

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Mr. David Clarence Evans, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Family Hour: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

David Clarence Evans Jr., known as “Dave“ to family and “DC” to friends was born to David Clarence Evans Sr. (deceased)and Vivian Jean Smith on July 26, 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia. Dave was baptized early in life at Everlasting Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. 

  

DC attended Cleveland Public Schools and graduated June 1969 from Glenville High School. Upon graduation he worked for Clevite (now known as Gould Ocean System) as an inspector of torpedoes for the Navy.   During his tenure there he also served as shop steward.  On November 14, 1969 he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Leigh Dominique.  Three sons were born to this union.

 

Dave was always very patriotic and felt guilty because of his deferment having a wife and children that his friends were being drafted and serving time in Vietnam.  Soooooo the journey began, after working five years he announced that he was joining the Airforce.  After years of living in the suburbs the family moved to Plattsburgh, New York living in a trailer park.  Dave was assigned to work on the Stealth Spy Plane Blackbird as a NDI Inspector.  Where Blackbird went, he went.  Five years later the family relocated to George Airforce Base in Victorville, California where he worked on Blackbird in the Mojave Desert.  Leaving California in 1986, he followed Blackbird to Alconbury Airforce Base in Huntington, England.  The family landed back in the states living at Travis Airforce Base in Solano County California in 1993. During his enlisted years he served as a Military Honor Guard doing burials. Dave was and very proud to be chosen to honor fallen soldiers.  He was a hard worker and always said “earn what you get……….no one is going to give you anything”.   After 17 years Dave retired from the Airforce as a Staff Sargent.

 

Upon retirement, the family relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi where Dave found employment with Letourneau Incorporated inspecting oil rigs.  Dave married Barbara Jean Harris (deceased) in 2004.  He loved music and had a large collection of cd’s, eight track tapes and cassettes.  Dave started a coin collection while still a young man delivering newspapers.  He also loved photography. 

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Mr. Conrad R. Reed

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Conrad Russell Reed was born November 1, 1966 to the late Autrice Reed and William O’neal.  Conrad was preceded in death by his brother, Reco Reed and a loving grandmother, Minnie Reed Hall.

 

Conrad confessed his life to Christ at an early age and was baptized and became a member of St. Lawrence Missionary Baptist Church in Caile, Mississippi.  Conrad was educated in Sunflower County Public Schools where he attended Inverness Elementary and graduated from Gentry High School in “1984”.

 

Conrad lived in Inverness, Mississippi with his “Big Mama” for the majority of his life until her passing in 2005, then he relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi where he later died.

 

Conrad was a free spirit.  He enjoyed watching Tyler Perry plays and playing video games.  Conrad was also an extreme fan of wrestling and the WWE.  He was also known as the “Fabulous One”

 

Conrad leaves to cherish his loving memories: his father, William O’neal of Indianola, Mississippi; an only child, Angela Sims of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two sisters, Patria Wilson (Dave) of Jacksonville, Florida and Trina Reed of Anguilla, Mississippi; two brothers, David Reed and Kevin Reed (Carolyn), both of Mound Bayou, Mississippi; four aunts, Josie Smith and Lee Anna Robinson, both of Chicago, Illinois, Dollie Read of Dallas, Texas and Ora Davis of Jacksonville, Florida; a host of sisters and brothers on his father’s side; three grandsons and a host of cousins, family and friends.

 

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Mr. Charlie Lee Appleton

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Rose Hill Church Cemetery (Fisher Ferry Road)

 

Charlie (Charlee) Appleton peacefully transitioned from his earthly existence to the loving arms, of our heavenly Father on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 67 at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center.

 

He was born on April 13, 1951 to the late Robert Appleton and Martha Appleton. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Parker, Sr.

 

Charlie leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Alvin Appleton; one daughter, Damita Appleton; four grandchildren, Ava and Aydan Appleton and Tristan and Tashawn Cox.; one brother, William Appleton, Sr.; one god-daughter, Sarah Pearson Davis; a special niece, Rachelle Parker; a very special friend, Patricia Albert; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Port Gibson, Mississippi and Katy, Texas.

 

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Mr. Jessie J. Williams

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

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Mr. Ezekiel Springs, Jr.

Memorial Service to be held later

 

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Mr. Louis J. Ward

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Louis J. Ward was born to Beatrice Watkins and Albert Ward, June 8, 1944 in Utica, MS. He was an only child who was baptized at an early age.

 

Louis received his education in Utica and was a graduate of Utica Junior College High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, July, 1966. He was honorably discharged in 1969.

 

Desiring to be close to his mother, Louis relocated to Chicago where he met and married Connie Ragan who preceded him in death. To this union two children were born, Valencia and Brandon.

 

Louis worked all of his life at various places with his job of retirement being Romano Bros, later called Southern Wines and Spirit, after 29 years of service.

 

He loved his family and worked hard for them to have a better life. He was a lover of music who could tell you every "Dusty" on the radio. His little ditty that he sang was, "The sun will come out tomorrow ..” Louis also loved cars, naming the make and model at the blink of an eye.

 

On March 29, 2019, Louis' journey on earth came to an end. He leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter, Valencia (Charles) Bailey, Vicksburg, MS; one son, Brandon Ward, Chicago, IL; one grandson, Malcolm J. Ward; one granddaughter, Charlia M. Bailey; one great-granddaughter, Aydan M. Ward; a special friend, Loretta Haywood; cous­ins, in-laws, and a host of relatives and friends.

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Mr. Steve Washington, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose at Auditorium:  10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Steve Washington, Jr. was born June 7, 1957 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Steve Washington, Sr. and the late Jessie Lee Washington.  He accepted Christ at an early age at Re Hill Baptist Church in Vicksburg, MS.  He transitioned March 15, 2019 at the age of 61.

 

Steve attended Rosa A. Temple High School.  He was employed as a Supervisor at VicksMetals for many years.  He was also a Senior Driver for Barefield and Company for 17 years.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents the late Steve Washington, Sr. and the late Jessie Lee Washington; two daughters, Tamara A. Washington-Hull and Stephanie N. Washington, and one son, Kenneth C. Washington, Sr.; two sisters, Mary Christina Washington and Martha Ann White; two brothers, Alvin Joseph Washington and Gregory Lamar Washington; and grandparents, Eliza McCray and Monroe “Cook” Washington, Sr.

 

Steve was very well known as a loving, humble, and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  He was a hardworking person who was always there for everyone in every way.  He was a man of many talents but his most accomplished attributes were gardening and being a diehard New Orleans Saints fan!!

 

Steve leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 37 years, Rena Washington.  Four daughters, Kelley (Tony) Washington, Takita (Deonta) Washington-Selvy, Jessie Washington, and De metric (Walter) Erwin, all of Vicksburg, MS.; four sisters, Patricia Boykin, Linda (Jim) Fondren and Mary Pettis, all of Vicksburg, MS and Gail (Perry) Stamps of Atlanta, GA.; five brothers, Alonzo (Patricia) Anderson, Bennie (Lillian) Washington, Michael Green and Lee (Debra) Washington all of Vicksburg, MS; David “Cookie” (Diane) Washington of Atlanta, GA; one special aunt, Daisy Stewart of Los Angeles, CA; 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Roxie T. Hebron

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Funeral Services:  Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Roxie Tolliver Hebron was born March 15, 1943 in Warren County, Mississippi to the union of Mr. Elisha Tolliver and Mrs. Roxie Givens Tolliver. She confessed Christ at an early age at Travelers Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend John H. Williams. Her Christian life continued at King David #2 under the leadership of Reverend Johnny Williams where she was the president of the Senior Choir in Vicksburg, Mississippi. While residing in Slidell, Louisiana she became a member of Living the Word International under Pastor Lawrence Weathersby, Sr.

 

Roxie was educated in the public schools of Vicksburg at Rosa A. Temple. She was employed for over 15 years at Shady Lawn Nursing Home.

 

Roxie, at the age of 75, transitioned from this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Elisha and Roxie Givens Tolliver; her paternal grandparents, Betty and Emmanuel Tolliver; her maternal grandparents, Rush and Louise Givens; her husband Charles Hebron; four sisters, Mattel T. Doss, Annie T. Horton, Evelyn Givens and Bessie T. Smith; four brothers, Elisha Tolliver, Jr., Emmanuel Tolliver, David Tolliver and Robert Tolliver.

 

Left to cherish her memory, to celebrate her life, and continue her legacy of service are: a son, Carl (Patricia) Hebron of Slidell, Louisiana; two daughters, W. Ruth (Edward) Wilson of Raleigh, North Carolina and Sherrill (Jerry) Davenport of Raeford, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Rashad (Shirley) Wilson, Marcus (Amber) Wilson, Andria’ Hebron, Brianna (Darius) Davenport, Brittani Davenport and Carlton Hebron; three great grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Bunch of Southfield, Michigan, Cassie T Parker, Savannah Tolliver and Alean T. Luster all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother Harold Tolliver of Aurora, Illinois; and a host nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Mr. Arthur J. "CHIEF" Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:00noon - 6:00pm

Private Time (FAMILY ONLY): 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  11:00am

Location: Faith Christian Center/1100 Main Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mr. Arthur “Chief” Smith was born April 17, 1955, to the late James and Elnora Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He attended North Vicksburg High School, where he was a member of the Mathematics Club, National Honor Society and the football team.  He graduated with honors in construction management from Hinds Community College, where he was a member of the Karate Club and Business Club.  Chief was a third degree black belt.   Arthur owned and operated Magnolia Enterprises until he retired.

 

Arthur was known to all as “Chief”.

 

He was a faithful member of Faith Christian Center until he departed this life on March 9, 2019.

 

On September 4, 2004, Arthur and Margaret were united in Holy Matrimony. He was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Roosevelt, Elvin and Harry Smith and two sisters, Katie Horne and Elnora Smith.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Margaret W. Smith; three stepchildren, Antionette (Eric Scott) of Arlington, Texas, Grayling (Brittany) Ward, Sr., of Arlington, Texas and Jeremy (Markishia) Ward of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Darrin, Grayling, Jr., Tahjanae, Jayla, Ethan, Gracelin, Eric, Alana and Cordell; a very, very, special nephew whom he helped rear, Sherman Johnson; sister, Elizabeth Smith of Houston, Texas; three very special friends, Brother Michael Scott, Deacon Orlando Jones and Elder Michael Sims; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Mr. Calvin A. Johnson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Calvin Alonzo Johnson was born on May 14, 1969 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Mr. Elijah and Mrs. Dorothy Johnson.

 

He confessed to Christ at a young age at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed at Brewer Landscaping until God called him home.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Elijah and Dorothy Johnson, parental grandparents Pinkney and Ida Bell Johnson, maternal grandparents Notton and Rosie Lee Jones and one brother Kenneth Earl Johnson

 

Calvin leaves to cherish in memories, one brother Elijah (Darlene) johnson.jr. of Vicksburg, MS, three sisters Zanetta Williams of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Karen "Kay Kay" Winters of Vicksburg, MS, and Dorothy "DaDa" Johnson of Vicksburg, MS, and a special friend Latresia Mixon.

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Mr. William Billiy Combs, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Graveside Services:  Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:00am

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

William Billy “Bill” Combs, Sr. died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland. He was 52.

 

Mr. Combs was born in Vicksburg to the late Fannie Mae Combs. He served in the U.S. Army/Reserve and the Army National Guard. He also worked with the Vicksburg Police Department as a Sergeant for many years. He received many honors and awards in his capacity as an officer and he did what he always loved to do and that was to serve.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother Fannie Mae Combs; grandmother, Lucy Spates: two sisters, Nancy Watkins and Janice Lee; and four brothers, Jimmy Lee, Eunice Combs, Robert Lee and Thomas Spates.

 

William leaves to cherish his memories: his son, William B. Combs, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Florence Slaughter of Dallas, Texas and Mary Russell of Atlanta, Georgia; three brothers, Dennis McClain of Jackson, Mississippi, Nathaniel Combs and John Lee of Minnesota; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Charley C. Goodman

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Charley C.  Goodman was born in Hollandale, Mississippi on June 10, 1936.

 

He served in the United States Navy for eight years. Following his military service, Charlie worked in the San Francisco Naval Shipyard where he later retired after 17 years; thereby returning home to Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Charley was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Lockridge and father, Mr. Goodman; grandparents, John and Sarah Daniels; and his sister, Alberta Scott.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Bonita J. Goodman of Vicksburg, Mississippi; his children, Pam (Steven) Lamell and Charlie Goodman, Jr. both of San Francisco, California; children that he  reared, John Black, Joan Black, Jerome Black, Ruthie Avis all of San Francisco, California, Catrinia Jones of Fairfield, California and Justin Jones of Jackson, Mississippi; his sisters, Hester Lockridge of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mary Jane Lockridge of Greenville, Mississippi; brothers, Jimmy Lockridge and Charles Lockridge both of Greenville, Mississippi; aunt, Ruby Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Mr. Robert T. Sims

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Monday, March 11, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Natchez National Cemetery/61 Cemetery Road, Natchez, Mississippi

 

Mr. Robert Taylor Sims, Jr. was born May 3, 1952 to the late Robert Taylor Sims and Susie Mae Sims.

 

Robert graduated from Gibbs High School in Bentonia, Mississippi.  He was known in Vicksburg as a driver for Veteran’s Cab Company.  The Word of God that he kept in his heart was Psalm 23:1-6.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Taylor Sims and Susie Mae Sims; his brother, John Tyler Sims; brothers-in-law, Charlie Brown and Willie Grace.

 

Robert leaves to cherish his memories: five sisters, Shirley (William) Jackson, Mable Lyons, Bobby Grace, Betty Sims and Fannie Brown; sisters-in-law, Nora Sims and Pearl Ware; two brothers, Caleb Ware and Carl D. (Cynthia) Sims; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and two god-sons.

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Mr. Huey P. Mace, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: New Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church/2475 Newman Road, Edwards, Mississippi

 

Interment: Henry Cemetery/Edwards, MS.

 

Mr. Huey Prince Mace Sr., was born November 15, 1934, in Learned Mississippi to the late Mr. George and Mrs. Esther Mace.   He was the youngest of twelve children born to his parents.

 

Huey attended Hinds County Schools; he accepted Christ as his Personal Savior at a young age at  New Oak Ridge Church. Huey worked for the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, for over forty years on several of the barges as a chef.

Huey was married to his beloved wife of 55 years, the late Berdia Mae Flagg Mace.  To this union, they were blessed with seven children.

 

Huey was an instructor at heart, teaching many his culinary arts traits.  All of his family and friends reaped the fruits of his labor of love in the kitchen, especially with his famous gumbo and cinnamon rolls.  His love, passion and dedication to culinary arts help him assist others in the food industry to become renowned chefs.

 

Huey was a gifted carpenter who taught the skills he acquired over the years to his sons and nephews.  He was proud of the legacy that he passed down to his loved ones.  This was evident because he would often be seen wearing the Mace Construction cap to his Doctors appointments (this gave him the opportunity to brag to the doctors and nurses about his son’s company).

His love for others was evident-He loved gardening, and would raise enough vegetables for his family, neighbors and friends.  Huey was also a lover of animals, especially the cattle he raised.Huey would drive up to the cattle pin and blow the horn in his truck and call out to his cows, (hey y’all come on here), and the cows would make their way to the feeding pin.

 

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 around 11:00 a.m., God dispatched his Angels to River Region Medical Center to reclaim his child, Huey Prince.  Huey was reunited with his parents, George and Ester Mace; his wife, Berdia Mae; two sons, four brothers, and six sisters.

 

He leaves to cherish and celebrate his loving legacy, two sons, Huey Jr. and Robert (Betty) Mace Sr. of Vicksburg MS; eleven daughters, Lynette (Rev. Elbert) O’Neal, Tena Mace, Janice (Jerome) Carter, Angela Hampton, Shirlena (Percy) Lambert, Rosie Gray, Rosalyn Gray, Bessie Gray., Glenda (Angelo), Taylor of Dallas, Texas, Mary (Dale) Edwardson of Ocean Springs MS, Deborah (Gregory) Carmichael of FL; a dear friend Ms. Pauline Major, one sister, Ethel Mace of Indianapolis, Indiana, one brother-in-law, James Flagg Sr., and five sisters-in-laws, Janie Pollard, Beulah Green, Bernice Robinson, Odell Flagg-Allen and Emma Flagg; a daughter-in-law, Clara Pittman; thirty-two grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and other family members.

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Mr. Preall Evans

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Monday, March 4, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

Preall Evans was born November 23, 1977 to Lillie Handy and the late James Evans in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Preall was baptized at an early age.  He always was encouraging others regardless of the situation.  He rarely met a stranger and established many friendships over the years.  He loved his music and his family.

 

He was preceded in death by: his father, James Evans; brother, Albert Carter; and his grandparents, Florence and Judge Brooks.

 

Preall will be cherished in memory by: his loving mother, Lillie (Leon) Handy; his children, Preall Evans, Jr., Amiva Evans, Jamari Smith, Shemar Smith, Keontae Baker and Alexis Evans; sisters, Debra Bell, Vera Davis and Patricia Carter; brothers, Jimmy Carter, James Carter, Laron Evans, David Evans, Kenneth Carter and Victor Evans; one grandchild; special friend, Monica Payne; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Beverly Gail Dent Scott

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

Beverly “Bev” Gail Scott was born on January 3, 1957 to the late Curtis and Abbie Dent.  She confessed Christ at an early age at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Beverly graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1975.  She attended Mississippi Valley State University then Hinds Community College where she received her GPN in nursing.  She worked at Cooper Lighting and for the Vicksburg Warren School District. 

Beverly had an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoyed owning her own business. She operated a concession stand during flag football games for the City of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Warren Flag Football Association. Beverly also made her special tea cakes for many to enjoy. She rarely met a stranger and established everlasting friendships with people from Mississippi to South Carolina. Beverly had many friends and to be called one by her was significant.  Her special friends were Arthur Williams, Sandra Howard, Ora Dean Carson, Debra Goodman, Miriam Byrd, the late Gail Martin, Sandra Stevenson, Frances Mayfield, Earnestine Savage, Shirley McClure, Pam Tyler and Wanda Clark.  

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Abbie Dent; grandparents, Curtis and Ceola Dent-Ward; sister, Barbara “BJ” Judge; and niece, Andrea “Donnie” Dent.

Beverly will be cherished in memory by her daughter, Stephanie Nicole Dent Lawrence and son-in-law Anthony Terrance Lawrence; two grandchildren, Mechai and Clarke Lawrence; three sisters, Carolyn Dent of Vicksburg, MS, Audrey (Abe) Smith of Conroe, TX, and Joyce (Nicole) Dent-McNair of Cape Coral, FL; three brothers, Larry (Evelyn) Dent, Glen Dent and Stanley Dent all of Vicksburg, MS, and a host of nieces and nephews. 

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Mrs. Herscine Brown

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Bethlehem  Missionary Baptist Church/3055 N.Washington Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

On Wednesday. the 20th of February, 2019, Herscine Butler Brown (Boo) went home to be with the Lord.  Born on March 2, 1953 to the late Ernestine Butler Younger and Herbert Hayes.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Chin and Margaret Neal and one brother, Micheal Younger.

 

Herscine accepted Christ as her Savior in 1967 and was baptized at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.  She graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School, class of 1971.  Herscine retired from Vicksburg Nursing Home where she loved working with the young at heart.  They were the love of her life.  She was a Facebook Queen with daily posts of her fabulous meals. 

 

Herscine leaves cherished memories to her husband of 34 years, Charles Brown; step-father, Felix Younger, Sr.; son, Kredrick Hughes (Cretondra); step-son, Charles Brown, Jr. (Melinda); daughter, Alisa Redditt (Charles); brother, Felix Younger, Jr. and Huey Younger; sisters, Annette Younger, Jeannette Younger, and Juanita Bell, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Shirley Butler of Grand Rapids, Michigan; sisters-in-law, Berdnadine Hatchett (Rayfield),  Sandra Brown and Betty Brown; brothers-in-law, Leon Brown (Susan) and Mr. and Mrs. LeAndrew Brown; fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; aunts, Elizabeth Butler and Gladys Butler; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends, including her dear friends Mary Lloyd and Lillie Watson and the Brown, Younger, Bell, McClain and Turner Families.

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Ms. ZanMarkia Z. Mack

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: United Missionary Baptist Church/18085 Old Hwy 80, Edwards, MS.

 

Interment: Greenhill Cemetery

 

As surely as God is love, (KeKe) entered this world on February 26, 1998 to Edith Peoples and Willie Williams in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

(KeKe) accepted Christ at an early age at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clinton, Mississippi under the leadership of Reverend Paul Luckett.

 

(KeKe) received her formal educational training at Bolton-Edwards Elementary School and Raymond High School and graduated in May 2017.  After graduating, (KeKe) enrolled in Hinds Community College School of Cosmetology.  (KeKe) was an admirable young lady who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She loved working all types of hairstyles, making wigs and putting on makeup.  She stayed in the mirror; she was adorable.

 

The final chapter of (KeKe’s) life was recorded on February 18, 2019 around 10:00 p.m. in Edwards, Mississippi.

 

Awaiting the presence of her spirit is: her grandmother, Mary Thomas Peoples, grandfathers, Robert Shy and Sam Neal, two uncles and one aunt.

 

(KeKe) was abundantly blessed to leave her unfaltering love and affection to: her mother, Edith Peoples of Edwards, Mississippi; father, Willie Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one beloved sister, Zandreckia Peoples of Edwards, Mississippi; special sisters, QuZonda Mixon, Keisha Blu, Shayla Conors and Khaliya Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one grandfather, A. C. (Angela) Wilkerson of Edwards, Mississippi; one grandmother, Melissa W. Neal of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers, Maurice Williams and Darrius Conors of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Kwajleon Williams of Dallas, Texas; five aunts, Elaine Peoples and Sally (Charlie) Tucker of Edwards, Mississippi, Juanita (Ernest) Walker of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sarah (Felix) Scott of Jackson, Mississippi and Marlene Neal of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five uncles, A. C. (Shannon) Peoples and Andrew Peoples of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Edward Peoples and Robert Peoples of Edwards, Mississippi and Robert Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

  

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Mr. Isiah Brown, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

Mr. Isiah "Man" Brown was born February 4, 1954 in Vicksburg, MS. He confessed Christ at an early age at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Vicksburg, MS. He departed this life on February 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Isiah Sr. and Betty Mae Brown.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ollie Brown of Vicksburg, MS. Two sisters, Reaveal Haggan (Leon) , Delores Jones, One aunt, Annie M. Gibson, Two daughters, Two sons, Four grandsons, Three granddaughters and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Edward Lee "TAMP" Miller

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Repose in Church:  1:00pm

Location: Clover Valley Missionary Baptist Church/Hwy 27 South

 

Interment: Rohelia Church Cemetery/Cayuga Road, Utica, Mississippi 

 

The morning of February 17, 2019, God's silent Angel came into the room of Edward Lee "Tamp" Miller to accompany him to a new home -- a home not built by hands. Mr. Miller was born March 30, 1950 in Utica Mississippi, to the union of Ernest and Susie Miller.

 

He joined Belmont Baptist Church at an early age, where he was under the pastoral leadership of Rev. C. C. Smith until he moved his membership to Clover Valley Baptist Church, pastored by Rev. Samuel Jones. Edward Miller was joined in holy matrimony to Inetta Miller, and two daughters - Jeannette and Denise - were born to this union. Employed with the U.S. Army Corps Engineers in Vicksburg MS, Mr. Miller served the Mat Sinking Unit as a machinery operator for many years.

 

 

Edward Miller never met a stranger, easily striking up a conversation with anyone, and holding their attention sometimes for hours. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and neighbors. He is preceded in death by his father, Mr. Ernest Miller, Sr., and three brothers: Mr. Ernest Miller, Jr.; Mr. Adam Jones, Jr'.; and Mr. Harry Bailey.

 

Those who will continually cherish his memory include his mother: Mrs. Susie Miller: daughters: Mrs.

Jeannette Spratley (George) and Mrs. Denise Knight (Gerald) of Vicksburg, MS; Mrs. Iris Killingsworth

(Jesse) of Utica, MS; and, son: Mr. Joe Mitchell (Veronica) of Vicksburg, MS; two brothers: Mr. Eddie

Jones (Bernisteen) of Jackson. MS; Mr. Johnny Lee Miller (Carrie) of Utica, MS; six sisters: Mrs. Annie

Mae Galloway (Joe) of Jackson, MS; Mrs. Doris Mayes (David) of Florence, MS; Ms. Earnestine Miller of

Clinton, MS; Mrs. Christine Brown (Melvin) of Terry, MS: Ms. Shirley Jones of Jackson, MS, Mrs. Annie

Willis (Henry) of Utica, MS; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie Mallet Miller of Edward, MS; one aunt: Mrs. Ora Lee Pollard of Edward, MS; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

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Mrs. Gail Carr Martin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery 

 

MRS. GAIL CARR MARTIN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 15, 1958 TO THE LATE JOHNNY EARL AND DELORIS CARR SIMS IN VICKSBURG, MS. SHE WAS THE FIRST OF SEVEN CHILDREN. GAIL WAS GREATLY LOVED AND RESPECTED BY HER FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COMMUNITY.

 

GAIL CONFESSED CHRIST AT AN EARLY AGE AND SHE WAS A LONG-TIME, DEDICATED MEMBER OF MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN VICKSBURG, MS. SHE ATTENDED VICKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL AND GRADUATED IN 1978.

 

ON JULY 19, 1980, GAIL CARR JOINED IN HOLY MATRIMONY TO LESTER KEITH MARTIN. THEY HAVE SPENT MANY LOVING YEARS TOGETHER WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. SHE WAS THE PROUD PARENT OF TWO CHILDREN, THREE GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT­GRANDSON.

 

THE BIBLE STATES IN CORINTHIANS 3:23, "WHATEVER YOU DO, WORK AT IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD, NOT FOR HUMAN MASTERS." GAIL PUT HER ALL INTO HELPING FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND OTHERS IN HER COMMUNITY. MRS. MARTIN WAS AN INSURANCE PROCESSOR UNTIL HER HEALTH DECLINED IN 2007.

 

GAIL DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 AT RIVER REGION HEALTH. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER GRANDPARENTS LEON AND CORINE CARR; FATHER JOHNNY EARL; SISTER JULIAN JONES; AND ONE NIECE ERIN SIMS.

 

SHE LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORIES HER WONDERFUL HUSBAND OF 38 YEARS, LESTER MARTIN, SR.; HER CHILDREN LESTER MARTIN, JR. (ERICA) AND QUALON L. MARTIN (SHUNTA). SHE ALSO LEAVES HER MOTHER DELORIS SIMS; THREE SISTERS, PATRICIA WHITE AND SHANNA SIMS OF VICKSBURG, ANITA EARL (RANDY) OF LAS VEGAS; FOUR BROTHERS, JOHN WINCE (DEBRA), TOMMIE WINCE (SHANNON), JAMES WINCE (MARGIE) OF VICKSBURG AND JOHNNY EARL OF PORTLAND; THREE GRANDCHILDREN, JAYLA, LESTER III AND LANDEN; ONE GREAT-GRANDSON, TRAYLEN; SEVEN GODCHILDREN INCLUDING KENYATTA S. WASHINGTON, ELWIN JOHNSON, JR., KHALIAH AND KHAMARIAH ANDERSON, Z'KARRIA NICHOLS, KIERSTEN AND LAUREN STAMPS; AND A HOST OF AUNTS, UNCLES, NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS, OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INCLUDING THE DARDEN, BROWN, TAYLOR, DANIELS, WILLIAMS, JOHNSON, ATKINS, MILTON, GREEN, KING, NAYLOR, NAILOR, HAVARD, NIXON, NEWSOME, LINZY, KERN, AND BURKS FAMILIES.

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Mr. Kamien Kierre Navarre Carter

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church/260 Hwy 27

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

… “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do;” St. John 17:4.  Kamien transitioned from life residence in Garland, Texas.  Kamien is preceded in death by his brother, Frank Milligan and grandparents, Carolyn and Percy “Bear” Rippie.

 

On November 3, 1992, Kamien Carter was born in Cleveland, Mississippi.  Kamien accepted Christ at an early age.  He was a member of New Popular Grove under the leadership of Pastor James O. Bowman, Sr.  He later moved his membership to New Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Richard Rollerson in Terrell, Texas.

 

Kamien was educated in Vicksburg Warren School District and graduated from Warren Central High School in 2011.  Kamien attended Collins Community College and American Public University.

 

Kamien leaves to cherish his memoires: his loving wife, Kiara Banks Carter of Garland, Texas; one daughter, Madison Carter of Garland, Texas; his loving mother, Patricia Carter Mayfield (James) of Vicksburg, Mississippi;  his birth mother and father, Tammy Kenney of Vicksburg, Mississippi and James Matthews of Cleveland, Mississippi; brothers, LeBarron Lee of McKinney, Texas, James Mason of Cleveland, Mississippi; sisters, Kesha (Dion) Crump of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Tesa Smith, Jalisha Hill and Makiya Kenney of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jamsha Easley of Cleveland, Mississippi, grandparent; Lee Bertha Cox of Cleveland, Mississippi, great- grandparents, Bernice Carter of Vicksburg, Juluis Cater of Vicksburg, Mississippi; father and mother-in-law; Terris (Patrese) Banks of Rockwall, Texas; and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Mrs. Honoray M. Cook

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00am

Location: St. Peter M.B. Church/1712 Crawford Street

 

Interment: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 - Rest Haven Memorial Park/10400 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans, LA

 

Honoray M. Cook was born in Edwards, Mississippi on October 21, 1925 to the late Robert Martin and Idlean Spencer Martin.  She departed this life to her eternal resting place on February 9, 2019 at Glenburney Health and Rehab in Natchez, Mississippi.

 

She confessed Jesus as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Smith Station in Edwards, Mississippi.  She later relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana where she served as a Sunday school teacher and an usher at Beulah Baptist Church in New Orleans.  She relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina.  She became a member and a mother of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church until her health began to fail.  She became confined at home and cared for by her niece/goddaughter, Cynthia Darensburg.

 

Honoray was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Cook; parents, Robert Martin and Idlean Martin; four brothers, J.D. Martin, L.C. Martin, Aubrey Martin, Otis Martin; four sisters, Robert Jean Williams, Marie Anderson, Unzell Wilkerson and Evelyn Kelly.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: a goddaughter/niece, Cynthia Darensburg and a godson/nephew, Tyrone Williams both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Bertha Allen of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Pharphine Williams of Harvey, Louisiana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She will be laid to rest at her final resting place next to her husband, Benjamin Franklin Cook in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wanted everyone to know that she loved us all.

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Mr. Prentiss Brooks

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Prentiss Brooks was born June 24, 1947 to the late Judge and Florence Brooks in Hamburg, Mississippi.

 

He was baptized at an early age. Prentiss never met a stranger for he enjoyed meeting people he met. He loved his family dearly.

 

Prentiss was preceded in death by his parents, Judge and Florence Brooks and his brother, Sammie Brooks.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: three sisters, Lillie (Leon) Handy of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mary (Joe) Mitchell and Roberta Jefferson all of Michigan City, Indiana; brothers, Johnny Paxton  and Charlie Clay both of Chicago, Illinois; special nieces, Victoria Parker and Princess Carter both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Montic C. Washington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:00pm

Repose:  12:00noon

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Montic Cassandra Simpson-Washington “Pam” was born March 3, 1970 to Dyanna Jenkins and the late Johnny Simpson, Jr. in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

At an early age, Pam confessed a belief in Christ and joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Pam attended Vicksburg High School.  She was employed as a Shift Supervisor at Burger King.

 

Pam is preceded in death by: her father, Johnny Simpson, Jr.; her step-father, Mack M. Jenkins; her brother, Michael Simpson; her grandfather, Needham Lockhart; her grandmother, Rosie A. Scott;  her father-in-law, Matthew Washington, Sr. and a special sister, Brelyn Gross.

 

Pam was a very beautiful person inside and out. She met no strangers and was loved by many. Pam leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Dyanna Jenkins; her husband, Matthew Washington, Jr.; her children, Angelo Simpson, Dontai Washington, Marqus Washington, Montazia Washington, MaKaila Washington all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her siblings, Belinda Thomas, Mack (Brittany) Simpson, Clarence Lovette all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Dorothy (Ryan) Harris of Dallas, Georgia and Maxine Simpson of Acworth, Georgia; paternal grandmother, Ruthie Lee Simpson of Monticello, Louisiana; her mother-in-law, Althea Moffett of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her sisters-in-law, Alberta Washington and Jamita Washington both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her special sisters, LaShaunta Bright of Vicksburg, Mississippi, JaQuita Benard of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Jessica Lacey; her “all around bff” Debra Blackmore; her special son, Michael Allred; special daughter, Shondrea Lewis and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mrs. Marcella R. Haney

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 8, 2019, 12:00noon - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Marcella Richards Haney was born in Pocahontas, MS on March 7, 1927 to Willie Richards and Mary Eliza Cannon. She was raised by the late Reverend Charles and Charlotte Ewing, her step-grandparents.

 

She attended Cherry Street School. She was baptized at an early age and her last church membership was at RoseHill Baptist Church before it was reorganized.

 

 

She was a hard worker and was employed at Anderson Tully Mill, Atlas Tank, South Central and the Old Southern Tea Room. She was a welder, steward, maid, babysitter, private duty caregiver and she loved reading the bible and praying. She loved growing plants, animals, walking and meeting people.

 

 

She was married to the late James Haney, Sr. of Itta Bena, MS. She was preceded in death by daughters: Sedeila Haney and Willie Mae Haney Boyd, son-in-law, Alvin Charles Boyd; sons: James Haney Jr. and Larry Lee Haney; grandsons: Jimmy Dale Watson, Victor Keith Thompson and Larry Da'Von Hamlin.

 

She is survived by son: Willie Wesley Richardson (Janie); daughters: Mattye Lee Watson of Jackson, MS, Mary Louise Reese of Austin, TX, Inishal Ann Haney Sartin of Milwaukee, WI and Beatrice Haney of Vicksburg, MS.; thirteen grandchildren, Charlean Haney, Vonzerille (Yolanda) Johnson, Mika Reese, Sharmin Reese, Jerome(Francine) Richardson, Wendell Richardson, Michael Richardson, Jennifer Richardson, Debbie Stubblefield, Earl Watson, Samantha (Jimmy) Webster,; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild.  She is also survived by grandchildren adopted by love and their mother Carolyn Hamlin, Julius Hamlin, Krystal Hamlin, Marcus Hamlin, Tiffany Hamlin, Michelle Hamlin, Kendra Hamlin and Kendrick Hamlin. She will be missed by special friends Lee Ester Hall, Earlene Singleton and Elsie McGowan.

 

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Miss Joyce A. Parker

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00noon

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

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Ms. Joyce Annette Parker was born November 30, 1957 to Mr. Sam Parker and Mrs. Emma Earl Parker.  She passed from this life on Saturday, January 26, 2019

 

Joyce confessed Christ at an early age and was an active member of the First Baptist Church until her health began to fail.  Joyce was employed at Belk’s (McRae’s) Department Store for over 30 years.

 

She graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1975.  Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Sam Parker, mother, Emma Ear Parker, and companion, John Walter “Jake” Brown.

 

Joyce is survived by three children: son, Kevin Parker, two daughters, Jasmine Brown and Johnjalyn Brown all of Vicksburg, MS.  Three grandchildren: Kamry Parker and Javian Hall of Vicksburg and Jeremy Parker of Jacksonville, Florida.  Joyce is also survived by her sister, Shirley Dart of Vicksburg, MS.  Two brothers: Robert Coy of Springfield, IL and Ronald Davis of Vicksburg, MS.  One aunt: Christine Minder of Vicksburg, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives including the Caldwell and Brown families.

 

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Mr. Juliana "Papa Coon" Burkley, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, February 1, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Juliana Burkley, Jr. was born on May 13, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Marie Scott Burkley Nelson and Juliana Burkley, Sr.  He departed this life on January 25, 2019 at his home.

 

He was employed with Vicksburg-Warren School district at the time of his passing.  He retired with approximately 33 years of service at Marathon Letourneau Company as a painter and blaster. 

 

He was preceded in death by his wife Addie M. Burkley, daughters Jennifer and Jamecka and sons Jermaine and Alvin.  He is survived by his two daughters Natasha Burkley of Killeen, Texas and Jacqueline (Nicholas) Esters of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sons Juliana (Annie) Burkley, III of Lancaster, Texas and Jamie (Courtney) Burkley of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother Robert (Helen) Nelson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Saphronia Lyons and Katie Hicks both of Columbus, Georgia and Patricia Scales and Annie (Lester) Howe both of FT Mitchell, Alabama; 7 grandkids Quantai, Quatavia, Quanshai, Ja’Lyonne, Jada, Christopher, and Ni’Kya; former wife, Christine Burkley; his oldest niece Detera Lyons Tolliver and a host of other nieces and nephews; and a special friend Maye Davis.

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Ms. Elneedia "Sexy Red" Valentine

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 25, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Elneedia Valentine was born to John Henry Brooks, Sr. and Martha Valentine on June 24, 1959 In Eagle Lake, Mississippi.

 

She accepted Christ and was baptized at Travelers Rest Baptist Church at an early age. Later she rededicated her life to Jesus at Golden Memorial in Douglasville, Georgia.

 

She was a former employee at Vicksburg-Warren School District in the Transportation Department for approximately fifteen years.  She also worked as a cashier for the County Market in Vicksburg for numerous years and drove the school bus for St. Aloysius for several years. In Douglasville, Georgia, she was employed with the Transportation Department and the  Dollar Tree Store. 

 

Elneedia attended Vicksburg High School and later pursued a marketing degree from Hinds Community College in Utica, Mississippi.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha V. Wesley; brother, Edward Lee Jones, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Henry Valentine and Naomi Valentine; paternal grandparents, Christine Minor and Isiah Brooks.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: her father, John Henry Brooks, Sr. of Berkeley, California; her son, Corey (Mary) Valentine, Sr. of  Douglasville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Shacori Valentine, Corey Valentine, Jr. and Cameron Valentine all of Douglasville, Georgia;  siblings, Walneedia (Bill) Dorsey, Ronny Valentine, Frederick Valentine, Neomia Valentine, Dorothy Valentine, Jennifer Valentine, Sandra Leigh Wesley all of Vicksburg, Mississippi Tyree Valentine of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lesia Valentine of Columbus, Mississippi, John Henry Brooks, Jr. and Israel Brooks both of Berkeley, California and Christine Brooks of Sacramento, California; a nephew she reared as a son, Kenderick Valentine of Columbus, Mississippi; special friend, Patricia Hunter; and a host of nieces, nephews, special friends and other relatives and numerous friends from Douglasville and Atlanta, Georgia.

 

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Mrs. Gloria R. Davenport

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: King David Baptist Church #1/2717 Letitia Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Gloria Robinson Davenport was born to the union of Charles Henry Robinson, Sr. and Emma Banks on March 14, 1926, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  At an early age in life she confessed a belief in Christ at King David #1 Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Sims.  She was a faithful member of the Usher Board.

 

Gloria was joined in holy matrimony to Vernie Leroy Davenport, Sr. (they were later divorced).  To this union was blessed with the birth of two sons, Vernie Leroy Davenport, Jr. and Charles Henry Robinson.  She was preceded in death by: both sons; her parents, Charles Henry Robinson, Sr. and Emma Banks Robinson; brothers, William Robinson, Tom Robinson, Eugene Robinson and Charles Robinson; sisters, Bertha Reed, Lillian Cross, Emma Smith and Mary Hawks; adopted sons, Tommy Gordon, and Richard Gordon and foster son, Maurice Ailes.

 

Educated in the Vicksburg public school system, Gloria was a graduate of Magnolia High School.  She was employed in many different positions including a substitute math teacher and a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Those left to treasure her precious memories are: her sister, June V. Griffin of Rockford, Illinois, grandchildren, Gloria Wilson (Michael) of Rowlett, Texas, Shivani Latifah Rabb of New York, New York and Charles A. Davenport of Spring, Texas; great-grandchildren, Jessica Davenport-Barnes (Koffi) of Byram, Mississippi, Tokisha Wilson, Charlotte, North Carolina, Darnell Wilson, San Antonio, Texas, Michael J. Wilson (Genesis), Honolulu, Hawaii, Savannah Wilson, Arlington, Texas, Jalen Davenport, Spring, Texas and Devyn Davenport of Spring, Texas; three great-great-grandchildren; adopted family, The Gordon Family; foster son, Charles Ailes and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mr. Bradford A. Martin

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 18, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  11:00am

Location: House of Peace Worship Church International/ 1301 Holly Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Bradford Alvin Martin was born August 11, 1960 to Exelena and the late Simmuel Martin, Sr. in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

At an early age, Bradford confessed a belief in Christ and joined with the Mt. Givens Missionary Baptist Church family under the leadership of the late Reverend Charlie Hudson on August 24, 1969.  Later he joined Porter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor Adrian Clark.  He served faithfully at both churches as a member and usher.

 

Bradford graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1978.  He then attended Hinds Community College where he became certified as a welder.  He was employed for several years at LeTourneau and later Cooper Lighting (Eaton).

 

Bradford had numerous passions which included grilling, hunting, fishing and last but not least, taking care of his family and friends.

 

He is preceded in death by: his father, Simmuel Martin and god-daughter, Ebonie Bowman-Davis.  He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife and high school sweet heart with whom he was together with for 40 years and 35 years of marriage, Earlene Martin of Vicksburg, Mississippi; the one child born to this union, Ronda Martin-Lee (Jamal); four grandchildren, Jamal, Jr., JaMiya, Jazmyne and Jaydon Lee; one grandchild, Jamie Lee, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; siblings, Alice Cage, Samuel Martin, Jr., (Jessie) Clinesteen Mixon (Von, Sr.) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Donald Martin, Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida, Exelena McGee (Eddie), of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Yolonda Moss (Darryl) of Pomona, California; one sister-in-law, Felicia (Anderson) Jones of Mayersville, Mississippi;  god daughter, Stephanie Squire; cousin and safeguard, James (Catherine) Rogers; special friends, Bobby Joe Squire, Irene Squire, Anthony “Big Tick” Smith, Stacey Coleman and Jeffery Crawley; along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other families including the Henderson, Scott, Cleveland, Chambliss, Flagg, White, Franklin and Polk families.

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Mrs. Dora Coleman

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 11, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mother Dora Coleman was born February 19, 1923 in Jefferson County, Mississippi to the late Harry Doss, Sr. and Maggie Walker-Doss.   She was the last survivor of   eleven children.  She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized in Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Fayette Mississippi. She later joined Travelers Rest

Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her death.

 

She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, her siblings, and her son Mr. David McFelt, Sr.  She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving daughter, Rosie Stampley Johnson; Charles (Patricia) Doss; a devoted son both of Vicksburg, Mississippi. She also leaves ten grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

 

Mother Coleman was united in holy matrimony to Leroy Coleman on September 24, 1956, unto this union they had three children, all whom were raised in love and understanding of the blessing of the union which God approved.  In addition to being a mother of three children, she was a caregiver to the late Sheriff Paul Barrett.  She was later hired, by Sheriff Barrett, as the first black woman to work as a cook in the Warren County Sheriff Department. She worked there faithfully for twenty-five years. 

 

Mother Coleman was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and has a host of great grandchildren.  She was a beautiful woman in style, manner, and poise.  Mother Coleman had a loving heart and never met a stranger.  She embodied the spirit of love for family and friends alike.  She opened her home and her heart to anyone in need.  She had a love of cooking and would feed the entire neighborhood if needed.  Mother Coleman had numerous adopted daughters and sons; she called everybody her baby and everybody called her “Madear”.  Mother Coleman showed us by word and by deed how to be a strong Christian woman.  Mother Coleman was truly passionate about family and giving back; ensuring that everyone knew the importance of having strong family ties.  To have a relationship with Mother Coleman was to know the true meaning of love.  A life well spent has come to the close of a busy day.  Rest on, Mother Dear, for you have surely earned your wings. 

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Miss Patricia A. Graham

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  11:00am

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

“A Time To Be Born”

Sister Patricia Ann (Tricia Ann) Graham’s life journey began January 4, 1957.  She was born to the late Nathaniel and Evelyn Graham in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the sixth child of seven children.

 

“A Time To Plant”

At a young age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend R. T. Strong.  Sister Patricia worked faithfully in her church until her health began to fail.  She loved her church and her pastor unconditionally.

 

“A Time To Live”

She graduated from Vicksburg High School with the class of 1976 and she continued her education at Alcorn State University.  She worked over 30 years as property manager at New Main Apartments until her health would no longer allow her to work.

 

“A Time To Die”

On December 26, 2018, at the River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Mississippi, as mandated by God, the giver of mortal and eternal life.  Sister Patricia was beckoned home.  “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord, and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.”  Romans 14:8  

She was preceded in death by: her father, Nathaniel Graham; her mother, Evelyn Graham; two brother, Charles W. Gaines, Sr. and Lonelle Davis, and one sister, Lucille Harris.

 

To cherish her precious memory she leaves: a loving and caring son, Travaras Marvell Tenner of Brandon, Mississippi; a loving and devoted daughter, Demetris Mechelle Graham of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Geraldine McDonald of Jackson, Mississippi and Georgia Collins of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Nathaniel Gaines; three grandchildren, Marquis, Crissi and Madison Tennner, all of Brandon, Mississippi; one aunt, Dorothy Spencer of Atchison, Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Ms. Kacey LaTasha Miles

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, January 4, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: House of Peace Worship Church International/1301 Holly Street

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Kacey LaTasha Miles was born on December 22, 1985, to Jennifer Miles and Dennis Lilleton. She attended the Jackson Public School System, leaving Wingfield High School to attend Job Corp.

 

Kacey was a caregiver by trade for 15 years. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family, especially her sons, who were her heart and soul. She was of the Baptist faith.

 

Kacey was preceded in death by her paternal grandparent Winnie Lilleton, maternal grandparents Gloria Bunch and Johnnie Thomas, great grandparents and guardian Elnora Hamlin. Kacey transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, December 24, 2018.

 

Kacey LaTasha Miles leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Quincy Peoples and Paul Steward, Jr: her parents, Jennifer Miles and Dennis Lilleton; three sisters, Danielle Miles, Erica Miles, Mary Miles, one brother, Joseph Miles all of Vicksburg, MS; her foster mother Tina Peace and four foster siblings, LaShay Peace, Casuela Peace, Anjelika Peaceand Antuan Peace all of Byram, MS; two god-sisters, Kimetha and Kasma Hall of Vicksburg, MS; six uncles, Calvin and Daryl Woodard of Pattison, MS, David O'Neal, Sr, Johnnie Miles, Arvell Bunch, and Oscar Bunch all of Vicksburg, MS; five aunts, Carolyn Hamlin, Sharon Miles, Lena Mae Canda all of Vicksburg, MS, Georgia Kelly of Port Gibson, MS, and Linda Connor of Memphis, TN, a host of cousins, and other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Connie Patterson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

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

Location: Vicksburg Family Life Catheral/2832 Ken Karyl Ave

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Connie Louise Akers Patterson was born on August 26, 1937, to the late Ruby Akers Little and Dave Johnson. She accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Zion #1 MB Church where she served as a Sunday School and Bible Class teacher. She later joined Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral Church where she would minister occasionally and was ordained an honorary Elder of the church.

 

She was a faithful servant and lover of the Word of God who shared this passion by ministering at nursing homes and different churches in the community.  A former employee of Cooper Lighting, Connie was a trailblazer, being one of the first African American women to be hired at Westinghouse and to be elected financial secretary of the Local IBEW 1873.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Patterson and brother, Milton “Artel” Moore.

 

Connie leaves to cherish her memory three daughters: Ruby Akers Williams and Ursula Patterson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Cynthia (Bobby) Akers Major of Chesapeake, Virginia; and one brother, John (Sandra) Lunceford Moore of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Conni “Cisco” Akers, Camilla Noelle Major, Bobbie Louise Major, and Jasmine Nicole Williams; five great-grandchildren, Tobey “T.J.” Beverly, Cameron Jamir Akers, Jayden Bobby Major, Teleia Marie Williams, and Antonio Renaud Williams; one great-great grandchild, Karter Jo’Siah Beverly; one nephew, Chief Milton Moore; and one niece, Deidre Moore and other relatives including the Smith, Johnson, and Patterson families. 

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Mr. Johnnie Lee King, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 29, 2018, 12:00noon

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Johnnie Lee King, Sr. was born on June 1, 1951 to the late Leon and Annie Lee Byrd King in Vicksburg, Mississippi. On Saturday, December 22, 2018 Johnnie made his transition from his earthly home to his heavenly home at his home in Vicksburg.

 

He gave his life to Christ at an early age and became a member of Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church where he joined at the age of seven.  During his sixty years as a member of Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church, he served in the Usher Ministry and was currently the president of the Board of Trustees.

 

Johnnie was a 1969 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School.  He also attended Hinds Jr. College acquiring course completion in brick masonry. His employment consisted of working diligently at various companies, namely: Capitol Welding, Ready Mix, Shippers Express, A&P Grocery, Falco Lime and finally Head Start.  Johnnie had a passion for truck driving and his CB handle was “Star Child”. While driving the bus for HeadStart, he had a positive and influential impact on the lives of many children.

 

As an only child, Johnnie’s greatest achievement was his family. He was married to Betty Marie Joyner and to this union six children were born.  Johnnie’s personality and joking demeanor will be missed by his family and friends.  He had nothing but love for his wife, Betty of forty-five years and his children and grandchildren.

 

Preceding him in death are his parents, Leon and Annie Lee Byrd King; aunts, Josephine Reed and Georgia Sutton; uncles, C. J. and B.J. Byrd and Ned Ruffin.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 45 years, Betty Marie King; his sons, Johnnie Lee (Shirletha) King, Jr., and Delvin M. (Stephanie) King, Sr.; his daughters, Shelisha (Freddie) Harris, Angela (Patrick) King-Jones, Samantha King and Mary King all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seventeen grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Estellar Williams

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Sunday, December 23, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

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

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A TIME TO BE BORN

Estellar Williams was born March 12, 1922 in Fayette, Jefferson County, MS to the late Ben Williams and Elizabeth Ashley and raised by Hines and Sarah Davis.

 

A TIME TO LIVE

In 1939, Estellar found her religion and was baptized in Jefferson County by Elder Henry Smith at 16 years of age and became a member of Mount Islamic Church. In 1944, she moved to Vicksburg, MS where she met Louis Wynn, Sr. and together they reared 9 children.

 

During Mrs. Williams lifetime, she worked 25 years as a housekeeper. She loved to tend to her vegetable and flower garden in her spare time.

 

A TIME TO DIE

God saw his child getting tired, and He whispered, "Peace Be Thine", on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Promise Hospital. Our beloved, made her transition to glory to be reunited with her husband, Louis Wynn, Sr.; Maternal Great Grandparents, Hines and Sarah Davis; Mother, Elizabeth Ashley; Brother, Truly Anderson; and Sister, Mary Nelson.

 

A TIME TO WEEP AND A TIME TO LAUGH; A TIME TO MOURN AND A TIME TO DANCE

Although our hearts are heavy as we mourn her passing, we do rejoice as we celebrate her transition to glory.

No more pain or suffering for her.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories FOREVER, : seven daughters: Dora (Charles) Smith; Sarah Buie; Stella Williams all of Vicksburg, MS; Lucille (Larry) Hall of Richmond, TX; Louise (Lewis) Pate, Carrie Wynn, Julia Wynn-Huell of Indianapolis, IN; and two sons, Shed Wynn of Vicksburg, MS; Louis, Jr. (Mary) Wynn of Greenville, MS, and one nephew, Eli Nelson of Greenville, MS. A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members including the Richardson Edwards, Nelson, Davis, Pomeli, Webb, Smith Chiplin, Claiborne, and Anderson families.

  

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Mr. Clint L. Caldwell

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 22, 2018, 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Clint Caldwell was born July 21, 1943, to Clint Caldwell and Clara Priesley in Vicksburg, MS. He was the first born of 11 children.

 

Clint accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Bowman High School. He left Vicksburg after high school with Joe Thorton and George Parker headed to start a new journey in Chicago. He was a hard worker, Clint became a truck driver for A&P and United States Postal Service. Clint was also known as being "the life of the party." He loved to dress, always left a fashion statement whether it was with his sharp clothes or fancy cars.

 

While employed at A&P in Chicago, he met two guys, Paul Robertson, and Eli Washington. He, later on, met Harry Yates who helped him get employed with the United States Postal Service which he retired from. Morgan, William, Paul, and Eli were all best friends. Clint and Eli were considered blood brothers. Eli was with him until his death.

 

Clint was preceded in death by his parents; Clint Caldwell and Clara Priesley and one daughter Alberttina Fields, two brothers Sam Tubwell and Marvin Tubwell, one sister Theresa Tubwell, five uncles and two aunts.

Clint was survived by two sons, Clint Caldwell Jr. of Naperville, Illinois and Andre Worthy of Glen Ellen, Illinois; four daughters, Linda McMorris Johnson, Charlende Gardner, Chaunray Penny, Wonie Stribling all of Chicago, IL and Vanessa Worlds of Columbia, GA; sixteen grandchildren: Ryan Caldwell, Quinton Caldwell, [ada Laws, Amari Martin, Melinda Norwood, Iermy McMorris, Diamond Johnson, Hevean Johnson, Kenyetta Williams, Alrondin McMorris, Chineka McMorris, Veronica Tucker, Eddie Worlds, John Piere Worlds, Christina Worlds, and Latonya Chawtavong.

 

Also cherish four sisters, Ruby (Preston) Parker, Marilyn (Archie) Harris, Jacqueline Tubwell all of Vicksburg, MS and Amanda (Efrem) Winters of Aurora, IL; three brothers Leon Priesley and Charles (Molly) Tubwell of Vicksburg, MS and Henry (Carla) Jones of Houston, TX; one aunt Geneieve Tate of Aurora, IL and two uncles Eli (Sherry) Priesley of  Memphis, TN and Otis Priesley of Greenville, MS, his best friend Eli Washington, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives including the  Bass, Heard, Thomas, Ringo and Brown families.

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Mr. Horace Turner, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, December 21, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 22, 2018, 12:00noon

Repose in Church:  11:00am

Location: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church/2629 Alma Street

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Horace Turner, Jr. was born September 1, 1957 to the union of the late Horace Turner, Sr. and Beatrice T. Turner.  He was baptized at an early age at Mt. Calvary Church.  He attended Warren Central High School.

 

Horace joined the United States Army at the age of 16.  He served a total of 14 years.  He was employed with the US Corp of Engineers on the Mat Sinking Unit of the Vicksburg District until his health failed.

 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; one sister and Thelma J. Elmore.

 

Horace leaves to cherish his memories: his son, Danny Turner; five sisters, Tressie Mitchell of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Bobbie J. Turner of Racine, Wisconsin Doretha J. Turner and Dorothy Turner both of Vicksburg and Joyce M. Wright (Greg) of Soul Korea; two brothers, Robert L. Turner and James L. Turner both of Kenosha, Wisconsin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Miss Stephanie Nicole Washington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Monday, December 17, 2018, 11:00am

Repose in Auditorium:  10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Stephanie Nicole Washington transitioned Dec. 9, 2018, at the age of 28. Stephanie was employed as a Jr. Director for Chick-fil-A.  She was a graduate of Vicksburg High School and Hinds Community College.She is the daughter of Steve and Rena Washington.

 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Steve and Jessie Washington; maternal grandparents Keller and Willie B. Hill; one brother, Kenneth Craig Washington; one sister, Tamara Annette Washington-Hull.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories parents Steve and Rena Washington; four sisters Kelley Washington, Takita Washington-Selvy, Sr., Jessie Washington, and Demetric Erwin, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four nephews Khalil Thomas, Deonta Selvy, Jr., Markale Williams, and ason Henderson; Hill family, and host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

 

 

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Mrs. Elzina R. O'Neal Meeks

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: United Missionary Baptist Church/18085 Hwy 80, Edwards, MS

  

Interment: New Hope Church Cemetery/Bovina, MS

 

Elzina was born August 29, 1959 to Reverend Elzie O’Neal and the late Bessie Mary O’Neal in Warren County, Mississippi. She departed this life on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Merit Health River Region.

 

Elzina confessed Christ at an early age. She was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi where she served as a choir member until her health limited her involvement.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, First Lady Bessie Mary O’Neal; brother, Charles R. James.

 

On July 21, 1989, she joined in holy matrimony to Mr. Charles Meeks. She was a graduate from Warren Central High school and also attended Mississippi Valley State University. Elzina was a beautician for fifteen years and was employed at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station and Warren-Yazoo Rehabilitation Center.

 

Elzina Rose O’Neal Meeks was a caring, loving person who would go to the end to help others, often overextending herself, but she did whatever she had to do to make it happen.  She loved spending time with family and planning future get togethers, anything to bring the family closer.  Elzina was a licensed beautician and always worked in jobs where she was supporting others, that was her character. She loved her children and grandchildren and most definitely Charles Meeks, compassionately known to her as ‘Charlie’ (in her voice).  Elzina also enjoyed sewing, re-upholstering furniture and making jewelry. 

 

To cherish her memories, she leaves her husband of 30 years, Charles Meeks; daughter, April M. O’Neal; two sons, Tony L. Bass, Jr. and Oliver R. Meeks; father, Reverend Elzie O’Neal; three sisters, Patricia A. Glasper, Sherry K. O’Neal and Mary O’Neal-Gordon (Wayne); four brothers, Elzie O’Neal Johnson, James O’Neal, Elbert O’Neal (Lynette) and Fred M. O’Neal; grandchildren, Jo’Mon O’Neal, Ke’Mari Smith, Asia Bass, Keveon Smith and To’Nyia Bass; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

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Mrs. Mattie L. Harris

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

1st Visitation: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

2nd Visitation: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church/746 Johnson Street

 

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

Repose in Auditorium:  10:00am

Location: Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Mattie Lee Harris was born March 24, 1941 to the late Johnny Gleese, Sr. and Charlie Mae Gleese in Anguilla, Mississippi.  She accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Reverend C.C. Bolden.  She later joined Travis Chapel AME Church under the leadership of Reverend James Gleese.  Later she joined Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R.L. Miller where she served as Secretary until she was called home.

 

Mattie attended Kings Elementary, Bowman High and Rosa A. Temple where she graduated in 1961. Mattie attended college at Vicksburg Commercial College where she received her Associate Degree in Business Administration.

 

Mattie began her working career with Vicksburg Warren School District as a Teacher Assistant. She later worked for Isle of Capri Casino and Scottish Inn. Her last employment was Best Western Hotel as an Night Auditor.

 

Mattie served as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she served as past president of her unit and of the 6th district.  She was also a member of the Salvation Army.

 

Mattie was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Clyde Harris, Sr. in 1959.  To this union, eight children were born.  Two preceded her in death, one son, Kevin Jerome Harris and one daughter, Bridgette Denise Wynn.

 

Mattie will be greatly missed by her family and community. But her legacy will live on through the lives she touched.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories: Clyde Harris Jr. (Tresha), of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Carl Harris (Shewanda) Fort Worth, Texas, Robert Harris Jr., of Keller, Texas, Gary Harris, Sr. (Tiffany), Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Stacy Hill (Johnny) and LaKisha Harris, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; six sisters: Lula Cross, Thelma Vann (Joseph) both of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Earlean Wesley, of Savannah, Georgia, Linda Younger (Rodell) of Kansas City, Kansas, Olivia James and Sheryl Walker (Cornelius) both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Johnny Gleese (Ola) and Jerrad Gleese, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and one sister-in-law Josephine Sanders, of Vicksburg, Mississippi;  21 grandkids, 27 great grand kids, and 5 great-great grand kids.

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Mr. Lagarus Marghan Jackson

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, November 24, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Oak Chapel Missionary Baptist Church ~ Bovina, MS.

  

Interment: Bethlehem Church Cemetery

 

Lagarius was born, June 21, 2000 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Janice Jackson and Andrew Moffett.  Lagarius graduated May 18, 2016 from Warren Central High School.  Lagarius graduated top of his class.  His major was art.  Lagarius moved to Texas after he graduated and was employed at Burger King Restaurant where he was a shift manager.

 

Lagarius gave his life to Christ at an early age and joined Oak Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving parents; sisters, Erika Jackson, Chyristla Jackson, Tyra and Kanisha; brothers, Andrew, AJ, Andrew and DeAudra; aunts, Vickie, Jerry, Patricia, Rebecca and Barbara; uncles, Earl, Hosea, Fred, Lewis and A.C.; special niece, Trimekiara Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Matthew "MACK" Washington

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday, November 24, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Matthew “Mack” Washington was born July 21, 1948 to the late Ora Lee Asberry of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Matthew Glosper.

 

“Mack” attended the Warren County Public Schools and he was a self- employed roofer.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Booker T. Washington and Joe Asberry, Jr. and his stepfather, Joe Asberry, Sr.  “Mack” departed this life, Friday, November 16, 2018 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his companion, Joyce Sims; three daughters, Alberta Washington, Lisa Tyler and Omeka Washington, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sons, Matthew Washington, Jr., Darrayle Allen and Rodney Allen, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; grandchildren; great grandchildren; one aunt, Ruth Bell of Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Jimmy L. O'Neal

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Friday, November 23, 2018, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

Jimmy Lee O’Neal was born on March 8, 1974 to the parents of the late Rosemary O’Neal and Jimmy Chocolate in Vicksburg, MS.  Jimmy was the second child of twelve children.  Jimmy was a 1992 Warren Central High School graduate.  He later attended Hinds Community College for two years majoring in architect.

 

Jimmy confessed Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at an early age.

 

At his residence on Friday, November 16, 2018, Jimmy passed away peacefully to a place of eternal rest.  Jimmy is now united with his loved ones who preceded him in death: his parents, grandparents, and (1) sister.

 

Jimmy was employed at the Ameristar Hotel for two years.  Jimmy was humble, and a good hearted individual all around.  He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

 

Jimmy leaves to cherish his memories: (2) daughters, Charity Grover of San Antonio, TX; and Aaliyah Nicholson of Vicksburg, MS; (4) sisters, Cynthia O’Neal, Tracey O’Neal, LaToya and LaTonya O’Neal all of Vicksburg, MS; (6) brothers, Sylvester O’Neal, Stacey Hill, Fredrick Hill, Michael Hill, Darrell Hill all of Vicksburg, MS and Patrick O’Neal of Chicago, IL; (1) aunt, Beatrice Thomas of Vicksburg, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A very special friend, Akenya Davis

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Ms. Rosella Parker

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 1:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

  

Interment: Spring Ridge Cemetery (formerly Barr Ridge Cemetery)

 

Ms. Rosella Bradley-Parker was born April 15, 1953, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She was born second of six children to the parental stewardship of Virginia and Sylous Bradley of Edwards, Mississippi.

 

Rosella graduated from Warren Central High School in 1971.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Alcorn State University in 1977.  Upon completion of her degree, she went on to work in Hospital Administration at Kuhn Memorial Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi and later Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan.  She retired early from Genesys Regional Medical Center in order to move back to her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She then began working at the Lady Luck Casino. During her spare time she would provide services to the Vicksburg Warren School District as a substitute teacher.  Her gigantic heart coupled with her gentle spirit had such a beautiful way of edifying those blessed to be acquainted with her personal and professional care.

 

Among those who preceded her deliverance are her mother Virginia Bradley, father Sylous Bradley, and brother James Thomas.

 

Among those who remain to cherish the life and living of Rosella: are her two daughters, Tracet Bradley (Harker Heights, Texas) and De’Andrea Flowers (Dallas, Texas); her six grandchildren, Aniya Hightower, Aaliyah Griffin, Victor Bell, Jr., Heaven Wright, Miaha Flowers, and Jordan Flowers; three devoted sisters Hattie Harris (Texas City, Texas), Ella Smith (Vicksburg, Mississippi) and Camellia Mills (Katy, Texas); and brother Cornelius Bradley (Vicksburg, Mississippi); a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Clementine Cage

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

The late Ms. Clementine Cage departed this life Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Central Mississippi Medical Center.  She was born March 31, 1949, to the late Charlie and Emma Davenport.  She accepted Christ at an early age.  She was a former member of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in the Floweree Community.  Ms. Cage attened Rose A. Temple High School.  She worked at Kuhn Memorial as a Labor and Delivery Tech for many years.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Emma Davenport; sisters, Clara Ree Little, Erma J. Davenport, and Mary L. Brown; brother, David Oats; and a special nephew who was like a son, Tevis Davenport.

 

She leaves to mourn her passing: four sons, Daryl Peoples (Sylvia) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dejuan Cage (Wyniki),, Demond Cage (Wanda) and Korey Cage all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Mrs. Bridget (Tony) Clash, Audrey Peoples, and Mrs. Jennifer (Walter) Kelly all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Nathaniel (Betty) Davenport of Miami, Florida and Floyd (Lillian) Davenport of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Hattie (Columbus) Williams and Shirley (Lucius) Hinkle all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a host of grandchildren, including Shakirey Peoples, Shakourya Peoples, Cameron Kelly, Amaya, Keshon, Tony, Terri, and Taya Cage; a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, including the Davenport and Guise Families.  Clementine was the step mother to: the late Robert (Deborah) Cage, Jr., Ernest (Rachel) Cage, Mable Jennings, and Rosie Cage, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Beverly (Floyd) Aikerson of Lorman, Mississippi, Robbie Davis of Oxford, Mississippi and Ida Torry of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Ms. Iris Ann Cox

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Tethel Sanders Bridge

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mr. James Henry Ellison, Sr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. Barbara J. Evans

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mr. Jessie "JUNE" Franklin, Jr.

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

Funeral Services:  Saturday October 6, 2018, 1100am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

A Time To Be Born

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

 

A Time to Grow

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

 

A Time for Family and Work

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

 

A Time to Die

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

 

A Time to Mourn

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

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Mrs. Margie Ree January

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church:  11:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. Patricia D. Smith

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Location: Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church/150 Redbone Road

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mrs. Katie L. Smith Larry

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave.

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Mrs. Angie Marie Ringo Wardley

 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

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

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

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

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

Repose in Church:  10:00am

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

  

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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