"Professional Service with Pride and Compassion"

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                                              Mr. Leroy Brown

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, October 25, 2014

                                               2:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  4:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                                                            
                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Sunday, October 26, 2014
                                               2:00pm                                                                                                                                                                    Cedar Grove MB Church/
3300 Grange Hall Road, Vicksburg, MS

Interment:                            Church Cemetery

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                                               Mr. Sylvester Pinkney

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, October 24, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                 6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, October 25, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

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                                               Mr. John Henry "Captain" Pinkard

Arrangements are as follows:

Memorial Services:          Saturday, October 25, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Greater Grove Street MB Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

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                                               Ms. Rosalie Becker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, October 17, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                            
                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, October 18, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Rosalie Becke
r was born May 3, 1966 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Square Becker and the late Rose Lee Harris Taylor.

She was a member of Bethel Church of God in Christ in Edwards, Mississippi. She attended Vicksburg Public School.

Rosalie departed her life on October 14, 2014 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was 48 years old. She loved her family and people in general.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, Square Becker and Rose Lee Harris Taylor; her grandmother, Clottie Allison; her sister, Clottie Rounds Lee; her brother, Soloman Harris; and nephew, David Becker.

She leaves to cherish her memories, a son, Paul Becker of Augusta, Georgia; daughter, Janice Ann Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother, Roosevelt (Lee Ester) Rounds both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sisters, Bobbie (Joseph) Allen and Sharon Becker all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Betty Harris of Eudora, Arkansas; and caregivers who reared her as their daughter, Annie and Joseph Washington both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two aunts, Luella Johnson of Florida and Lucinda Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; god children, Courtney Beard, Tamraice Beard and Johnjalyn Evans all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.


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                                               Mrs. Annie B. Chiles

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, October 3, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, October 4, 2014
                                               2:30pm                                                                                                                                                                   
Greater Grove Street Baptist Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Annie B was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 2, 1945 to the proud parents of the late Jeff and Annie Bell Evans.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Edwin Chiles Sr., her son Edwin Chiles Jr., siblings Jeff Warren, Eugene Evans and Rosie B. Blackmore.

Annie B confessed Christ at the age of 10 at Mt. Elem Baptist Church and was baptized “In the Obedience to the Great Head of the Church, in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, and the name of the Holy Ghost” by Reverend Andrew Benard. She joined the choir and served as choir president for many years, until her health failed. Although unable to sing she continued to stand, clap and rock as long as her limbs would allow. Annie B was a woman that wore many hats in the house of the Lord. She worked diligently with the youth at New Mt. Elem and the community.

Annie B worked in the Vicksburg Warren School District for over 40 years before retiring in 2013. Annie B loved to sing. She sang with various choirs in the Vicksburg area including the KB Specials. She was also one of the best pitchers out of Douglas Park until she decided to retire her glove so she could remain “The Best Female Softball Pitcher” and not lose her title. On March 29, 2014 Annie B was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

She leaves to carry on her legacy and cherish precious and loving memories: two sons, Mark Chiles, Sr. (Betty) and Keith Chiles, Sr. (LaShunda), twelve grandchildren Andrea Scott, Patrice Bell, RaShard Bell, Mark Chiles Jr, Jazmine Carter, JaNee Chiles, Jessica Chiles, Markayla Chiles, Keithia Chiles, Keith Chiles Jr., Keona O’neal and Jada O’Neal, 6 great-grandchildren Zykeria Chiles, Jayden Wells, Jaylen Chiles, KeMarie Chargois, Destiny O’Neal and Corey Griffin Jr. Three nieces she helped to raise Shirley Purvis of St. Louis, Mary Bowman and Linda Blackmore; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Edna "Heavy" Lane

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, October 3, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, October 4, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                  
Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Edna Marie “Heavy” Lane passed away on September 24, 2014. She was born May 16, 1941 in Warren County to the late Will Thomas and Florence Thomas-Payne. She was the oldest of eight children.

Edna, at a young age was baptized at Moon Lake Missionary Baptist Church in Mayersville, Mississippi and join Morning Star Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was a faithful member serving as a Deaconess until her death.

Edna has touched the lives of many with her kind heart that never turned anyone away and always willing to do what she could. She was a housewife for many years and very instrumental in making a lot of people’s dream a reality by raising grandchildren and siblings with her caring and loving spirit. She loved to cook and fish. When anyone in the neighborhood needed something to eat, they showed up to her door and she would feed them – strangers or not. Anytime anyone in the neighborhood went fishing, they would bring her fish if she could not go. Most of all, Edna loved her family gatherings and always wanted to “get together” with her family and friends for holidays and special occasions to have a good time. Edna has run her race and finished her course. She will live on in each of us.

Edna was preceded in death by her mother and father, Florence Thomas-Payne and Will Thomas; her husband, Alonzie Lane, Jr.; a sister, Bobie Hall; and a brother, Calvin Payne

Edna
will always be remembered by her devoted family.

To cherish her memories, she leaves behind four daughters, Betty Perkins, Veronica Walker, Janice Lane and Angela (Ronnie) Bailey all of Vicksburg, MS; four sons, William Lane of Vicksburg, MS, Larry Lane of Minneapolis, MN, Andre Lane and Terry Lane both of Vicksburg, MS; four brothers; James (Gloria) Thomas of Compton, California, Spencer (Hattie) Payne of Grenada, Mississippi, Louis ( Iris) Payne of Los Angeles, California, and James Payne of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one sister, Rosie (Will) Cristor of Long Beach, California; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a close friend, Mrs. Helena Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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                                               Mr. Terrance D.  Williams

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, October 3, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, October 4, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                   
Greater Rose Hill MB Church

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

On January 30, 1978, Terrance Dion Williams was born to the late Rose Williams Jones of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Larry Smith of Orlando, Florida.

He confessed Christ at an early age. “T”, as he was called by all who knew and loved him, completed his education at Vicksburg High School. After graduation, he attended Hinds Community College becoming a barber.

He is preceded in death by: his mother, Rose Williams Jones; great grandparents, Sylvester and Mary Lillie Lumpkin and Charles “Pete” and Willie Mae Williams; aunt, Mary Louise Lee and cousin, Corey Andre Johnson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his grandmother, Mrs. Annie Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; father, Larry Smith of Orlando, Florida; two sisters, LaToya (Reggie) Snow and LaTrena Jones, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers, Trey Williams, Tremaine Williams and Andre Jones of Vicksburg; two nieces, Omari Mitchell and Bella Rose Williams of Vicksburg; two nephews, Omar Mitchell, Jr., and Tremaun Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four aunts, Shirley Bush Johnson and Charlene Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Valeria Sherrod of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Barbara Smith of Detroit, Michigan; two great aunts, Sammie L. Boyd and Luella Regan of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five uncles, David Charles Williams of Monterey, California, Tony McElroy and Ernest Garrette of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Robert Smith of Killeen, Texas and Clarence Smith of Fayetteville, North Carolina; godmother, Mrs. Myrtice Harris of Vicksburg, Mississippi and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends including the Ross, Rader, Latham, Reagan, Ford, Green, Bowman, Jones, Lane, Taylor, Flags, Burden, Wallace, Smother, Moore, Patton and the Crawford Street family.

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                                               Mrs. Ida A. "Retta" Bass

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, October 3, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                            
                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, October 4, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Greater Grove Street Baptist Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ida A. Fields Bass (affectionately known as Retta, Christmas, or That Singing Gal), left her earthly home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, under the watchful eyes of her daughter Carla and son Ernest. God heard her cry and welcomed her home saying, “Servant, well done! Take your wings and fly away to that mansion you have prepared!” She was born, January 26, 1941 to the late Willie and Maggie Fields.

Ida received her formal education in the Vicksburg Public School System. She enjoyed athletics and was a catcher for the Sporteretts softball team. She started her Christian walk with the Lord when she confessed Him as her Lord and Savior at the Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend W. W. McWilliams.

In February 1973, she married the love of her life, George Bass. A proud and dedicated mother, Retta instilled in her children the importance of having a relationship with God, and to treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. In addition to raising their children, God blessed her with many talents. She was a well-known seamstress, an outstanding singer, and her penmanship was admired by many.

Retta Bass was a member of the King Jubilee Singing Group, one of the founders of the Dynamic 3 Singing Sensation, and a member of the Ebenezer Church Choir. Others that preceded her in death were: her parents, Willie and Maggie Fields; a son, David Fields; grandparents, Johnny and Emma Fields; sisters, Gloria Fields and Dorothy Fields; brother, Robert Fields; aunts, Thelma Barber, Marie Clark and Virginia Brown; uncles, Jake and Paul Fields; nephews, Craig Williams, Theodore Fields and Michael Fields.

She is survived by: her loving husband, George Bass; daughter, Carla Fields Bass, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sons, Ernest Fields, Champaign, Illinois and Armond Bass of Cordova, Tennessee; four sisters, Virginia Fields, Los Angeles, California, Joyce Yates (Lonnie) of Southaven, Mississippi, Ruby Wilson (James) and Edna Washington (Thomas) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; aunts, Lula Cooper, Utica, Mississippi, Johnnie Mae Essex, Saginaw, Michigan and Paulette Bills of Chicago, Illinois; uncles, Russell Jackson (Robbie) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Reverend Eddie Jackson of Saginaw, Michigan; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends, including the Allen, Cooper, Fields, Jackson, Davis, Williams, Lyles and Bass families; Kayla Johnson, Donald and Denitra Taylor; a special cousin, Mrs. Margaret Richardson; close friend, Cecilia Cole; and loving, devoted and loyal caregiver, Carla Fields.

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                                               Mrs. Willie Jane Williams

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, September 26, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, September 27, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Willie Jane Williams was born on June 19, 1943 to the late George O’Neal and Lucille Phoenix O’Neal Elmore in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

She departed this life on Wednesday, September 18, 2014 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was 71.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George O’Neal and Lucille Phoenix O’Neal Elmore; three sisters, Eliza O’Neal Mims, Rosemary and Florence O’Neal; and one brother, Johnny O’Neal.

Mrs. Williams accepted Christ at an early age. She attended schools in Vicksburg, Mississippi and received her education in Killeen, Texas; Baumholder and Frankfurt, Germany and Fort Ord, California. She thoroughly enjoyed reading the Bible, dancing and traveling. Family and friends were Willie’s passion and delight. She touched many lives, never too busy to take out time for others. She especially enjoyed helping and being there for her family when needed; and never asking for anything in return. She will be remembered for the precious and joyful memories she brought to our lives, and there will be a void in our heart that will never be filled.

She leaves to cherish her memories: four daughters, Sherrie (Darrell) Johnson of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Curtistina Williams of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Karen Renee (Calvin) Pinckney of El Paso, Texas and Williette Denise Williams of Phoenix, Arizona; her former husband, Curtis Williams of Salina, California; seven grandchildren, Corey Deon Williams, Kaleren Pinckney, Nicolas Johnson, Kameren Pinckney, Jasmine Moore, Taylor Johnson and Kadrien Pinckney; two great-grandsons, Trey and Jaden Williams; two sisters, Beatrice Thomas and Juanita O’Neal both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Charles Phoenix and Joe O’Neal, Sr., of South Carolina; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends including a life-long friend, Thelma Ellis.

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                                               Ms. Regina James

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, September 5, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, September 6, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Pleasant Hill M.B. Church Cemetery/11171 Halls Ferry Road

Regina "Gena" James was born to the late David, Sr., and Maudie Sudor James, on September 12, 1921, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She transitioned from this life in the early morning hours on September 2, 2014.

Regina accepted Christ at an early age. She was educated in the Vicksburg Public Schools. In her younger years she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she attended Lively Stone Apostolic Church.

She was a physical and mental collector and preserver of history. You could always find her reading newspapers, magazines and clipping articles of interest. Regina was abreast of current events and was the "go to" person in the family to verify births, deaths, wedding and graduation dates.

She was a born GIVER. From the time a child was able to read, she faithfully sent a birthday card with her traditional $2.00 bill enclosed. In the early eighties she increased the amount to $5.00 for the great nieces and nephews and grandchildren. For Christmas the card would always contain a picture of her with a new Christmas sweater posed in some location at her cherished Northside Center.

She never felt that aging was a reason to stop learning or doing. Regina received a Certificate of Recognition from the St. Louis Council on Aging for Outstanding Volunteerism, Leadership Fitness Program Participation, Meals on Wheels and volunteering at the Northside Community Center.

She
taught her family to “Dance as though no one is watching you; Love as though you have never been hurt before; Sing as though no one can hear you; Live as though heaven is on earth.”

She
leaves to cherish her memory: grand-children, nieces, nephews and a special cousin, Mary Ann Kirk.

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                                               Mr. Arthur L. Jones, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Wednesday, August 20, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Arthur Lee Jones’ life journey began on October 19, 1968. He was born in Mississippi to the late Leola Jones and Willie Lee Jones and the late Dan Haggan (stepfather). Mr. Jones was baptized at an early age.

He was educated in the Vicksburg public school system. Arthur bid his farewell to his life on Monday, August 11, 2014 at River Region Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leola Jones and Willie Lee Jones and Dan Haggan, (stepfather); a brother, Steve Martin; grandparents, Ruthel Martin, Sr. and Roberta Martin.

Arthur was a kind, loving, funny and caring man and a joy to be around. He was very pleasant and would go out of his way to help anyone until his health started to fail.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Kendrick Terrell Jones and Arthur Lee Andrews both of Vicksburg; a brother, Willie Jones; other relatives include Ruthel Martin, Jr., Hazel Wright, Annie Bell Moore, Roberta Kidd and Eugene Dotson.

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                                               Mr. Richard Lewis Scott, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, August 15, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, August 16, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church/4769 Lee Road

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Richard L. Scott’s life journey began on June 14, 1938. He was born in Lorman, Mississippi to the late Eddie and Daisy Mae Scott. Richard was baptized at an early age.

He was educated in the public schools and was employed at the Mat Sinker Unit until his health failed. Richard bid his farewell to his life on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at River Region Medical Center with his wife of forty-five years by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Daisy Davis Scott; two sons, Richard Scott, Jr. and Chester Earl Scott and his six siblings.

Richard was a warm, loving and caring man who embraced life to the fullest.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories a loving wife of forty-five years, Imura Scott; six daughters, JoAnn (James) McClendon, Tonya (Johnny) Kenney, Chandra Cooper all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Rena (Steven) Curtis of Dallas, Texas, Tangie Cooper of Maywood, Illinois, Rachael Cooper of Chicago, Illinois; three sons, James (Candy) Scott of Gary, Indiana, Richard (Dorothy) Cooper of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Michael Ray Scott of Houston, Texas; one brother, Jordan Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Lillian Limbrick-Webb of Fort Washington, Maryland, Linda Burnside of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Patricia Cole of Hollandale, Mississippi and Mamie Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother-in-law, Bennie Slaughter; thirty-four grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a special granddaughter, Marinita Imura (Jeffery) Carroll; three special nieces, Irene, Claudia and Carolyn; a friend, Eleanor Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Doris Ann Smith Odom

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, August 9, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
                                       Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Sunday, August 10, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                   
Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Born
I, Doris Ann Smith Odom, was the sixth child born to George Earl Smith, Sr. and Ruby Lee McAllister Smith, in Jefferson County, Mississippi, on April 5, 1939.

Confession of my belief and faith
I was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at a tender young age at East Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Red Lick, Mississippi, under the leadership of Reverend E. E. Spencer, where I served faithfully, dedicating my life to the Lord. After my family moved to Vicksburg in 1949, I joined the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Warren County, under the leadership of Reverend W. M. Randle.

Love
At the age of 16, I eloped in May of 1955 from St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church to marry Willie Odom of Port Gibson. My husband and I moved to New Mexico. From our union our precious son, Larry, was born. We relocated to Vicksburg a short time later.

Affiliation
I attended schools in Jefferson County and Warren County. I was a retired certified nurse’s assistant after more than 30 years with Shady Lawn Nursing Home. I was a dutiful member of Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church where I sang in the choir, under the dedicated guidance of Bishop Edward Knight.

Demise
The final chapter of my life was recorded on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at my home on Locust Street, in the presence of my wonderful and beautiful family. Although the final day of my earthly life arrived totally unexpectedly, my final chapter was written according to God’s Plan for me. I had no fear because He said that He would never leave me nor forsake me. I have no regrets.

I had waiting for me my Almighty Savior; and with outstretched arms my parents, my grandparents, Emmanuel and Irene McAllister and Henry and Katie Smith; my husband; my grandson, Adrian Bright; my two brothers, Roosevelt Smith and George E. Smith, Jr.; a niece, Shirley A. Larry; a nephew, Arthur L. Mayfield; and a grand nephew, Eric Mayfield.

I was graciously blessed, and leave to cherish my memories: my devoted son, Larry Darnell (Christine) Odom; six beautiful grandchildren, including one whom I was rearing, DeMarcus Darnell Odom; ten precious great grandchildren; seven sisters, Dorothy Smith (Reverend Henry) Mayfield, Katie Smith Larry, Irene Smith Mayfield, Pearl Smith (Sidney) Thomas, Deloris Smith (James) Harrington, Shirley J. Smith, and Gladys M. Smith (Johnny Henderson), all of Vicksburg; one brother, Willie H. (Betty) Smith, Sr., Vicksburg; sister-in-law Ernestine Smith, Vicksburg, and a host of other relatives and friends including nieces, nephews, and cousins including the Whitley, Chriss, Hall, Butler, Preacely, Wells, James, Cason, Nichols, and Reynolds families of Vicksburg.

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                                               Mrs. Christine F. Jackson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, July 26, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
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Funeral Services:              Monday, July 28, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Christine F. Jackson died July 24, 2014 at her residence in Delhi, Louisiana. She was 72.

She was born on December 13, 1941 to the late Reverend Stephen H. Farrar and Eppa Farrar in Tillatoba, Mississippi.

Christine confessed Christ at an early age. She became a member of St. Peter A.M.E. in 1968. She was a faithful member serving as a Sunday school teacher and singing in the choir.

She received her B.S. degree from Alcorn State University in 1964 and Masters’ degree at the University of Illinois in Champagne, Illinois. She was a retired educator after 35 ½ years.

On June 1, 1968, Christine was joined in Holy Matrimony to David D. Jackson. To this union, one daughter, Deidre Danette Jackson was born on July 5, 1974. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Stephen and Eppa Farrar; her daughter, Deidre Danette Jackson; sisters, Nancy Adams and Hannah Garrett; brothers, Wesley Williams and Richard Leigh.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, David D. Jackson of Delhi, Louisiana; sons, Devante Jackson and Dylan Jackson both of Delhi, Louisiana; sister, Rosa F. Brown of Chicago, Illinois; brother-in-law, James Jackson of Denver, Colorado; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mr. Albert Allison, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, July 19, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                                                               
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Funeral Services:              Sunday, July 20, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

A Time to Be Born
Albert was born in Warren County, Mississippi on July 28, 1942 to the late Mr. Albert Allison, Sr. and Mrs. Alice Allison. He was of the Baptist faith.

A Time to Live
Albert confessed Christ at an early age. During his life he worked for LeTourneau as a welder and was a truck driver for various trucking companies.

A Time to Die
On Monday, July 14, 2014 God sent his angel to pick a precious flower for “His Garden of Life”. Our beloved father, grandpa, uncle, cousin and friend took his flight home. Those who have also taken a flight as well are his parents; brother, Louis Gray; sister, Willie Mae Buck-Williams; a special niece and nephew he reared as his own, Jeraline Cosby and Lawrence H. Pollard.

A Time to Mourn
Albert leaves to cherish his memories: five sons, Billy Williams, Larry Williams, Herbert Williams, Robert Williams and Michael Williams all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a special nephew, Marshall (Sharon) Williams of Dallas, Texas; twenty-five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; fiancée, Eunice Lane of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, friends, coworkers and other relatives; and a special friend, Mrs. Betty Gray Davis of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

A Time to Rest
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
                                                                                                                                                   2 Corinthians 5:1

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                                               Mr. Louis Samuel "L.S." Butler

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, July 5, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                  6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                               
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Funeral Services:              Sunday, July 6, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                     Repose in Church:            11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Rohelia Missionary Baptist Church/1241 Cayuga Rd, Utica, MS

Interment:                            Rohelia Church Cemetery

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, God saw the struggle was much too hard to endure. So, He quietly came into St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS, took L.S. into His arms, gently closed his eyes and whispered, “take your rest, take your rest.”

L.S., the oldest son of both parents, was born January 9, 1938 in Hinds County, MS to the late Louis Samuel “Snookie” Barnes and Carrie Butler Paulding.

L.S. accepted Christ at an early age at Rohelia Missionary Baptist Church baptized by the late Reverend Jack Ervin. He continued to worship and serve as an usher there under the leadership of Pastor Earl Thompson, Jr. until his death.

L.S. was reared in Utica, MS and attended the Cayuga and Utica Institute School Systems, graduating with his HS diploma in 1957. Over 37 years of his life, L.S. was employed as a school bus driver for Hinds County Public School Systems (his first job), and by industrial companies including Cooper Lightning Industries, US Rubber Plant, and Ergon Incorporated until his health failed. He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents Leonard and Ethel Butler, paternal grandparents Emmitt and Beulah Barnes, one sister Thelma Woods, his step-father, Johnny Paulding, Sr. and in-laws, Lee Guster Robinson, Sr. and Rosie Lee Robinson.

L.S.’s memories will forever be cherished by his dedicated wife for 57 years, Willie Rose Butler of Utica, MS; two daughters, Sandra Buck of Jackson, MS and Debra Almore of Edwards, MS; five grandchildren, Afrachanna Butler of Clinton, MS, Luscious Neal of Jackson, MS, Hyka Watkins (Cedric) of Edwards, MS and Naudia and Kortland Almore of Edwards, MS; 6 great-grandchildren, Hailey Watkins, Cynia Watkins, Cedric Watkins, Jr., Rheagan Baker, Rheilen Baker, and Hannah Watkins; a loving step-mother Classie Barnes of Jackson, MS; seven brothers, Johnny Paulding Jr. (Peggy) of Antioch, CA, Oscar Paulding Sr. (Helen) of Aurora, IL, David Paulding of Oakland, CA, Melvin Paulding (Carolyn) of Puyallup, WA, Charles Barnes (Margaret) of Carson, CA, Carl Louis Barnes of Chicago, IL, and Ralph Barnes (Mary) of Jackson, MS; seven sisters, Bobby Matthews of Oakland, CA, Marietta Green of Southhaven, MS, Betty Picou (Paul) of Oakland, CA, Linda Walton (Erik) of Brentwood, CA, Patricia Bryant (John) of Ridgeland, MS, Juanetta Ellis (Andre) of Jackson, MS, and Mary Helen Barnes of Jackson, MS ; two uncles and one aunt, Johnnie L. Butler (Gisela) of Berkeley, CA, Malachi “Jack” Barnes (Jessietine) of Edwards, MS and Elizabeth Butler of Berkeley, CA; a special nephew, Leonard Paulding (Carolyn) of Madison, MS; special in-laws, Callie Robinson of Utica, MS, Arthur Robinson Sr. (Rolanda) of Utica, MS, Jeanette Davis (Edward) of Alpharetta, GA, Eugene Robinson (Gayle) of Vicksburg, MS and Claudine Robinson of Port Gibson, MS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will also cherish the special moments shared with L.S.

L.S. was a kind-hearted and outspoken man. He loved and enjoyed his family, especially “MAMA” (his wife). He enjoyed watching The Price is Right and shoot em up cowboy movies, adored horses and dogs, sitting in the front door counting the squirrels climb the trees, watching the vehicles drive by and constantly admiring his watch and his ring. His roles as a husband, father, and grandfather will truly be missed.

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                                               Mrs. Jessie Lee Dulaney-Green

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, July 5, 2014

                                              10:00am - 12:30pm                                                                                                               
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Funeral Services:              Saturday, July 5, 2014
                                               2:30pm                                                                                                                         Repose in Church:            1:30pm                                                                                                                                                                   
Calvary Baptist Church/409 Klein Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Jessie Lee Dulaney-Green, lovingly called “Momma Jessie”, was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, to the late Mr. Allen Dulaney, Sr. and Mrs. Georgia Burns. She confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church located in Edwards, Mississippi, at an early age before becoming a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Jessie Lee was united in Holy Matrimony to Charlie Green, and to this union eight children were born. Those children added to the six children they had from Charlie’s previous marriage.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Green was preceded in death by a loving sister, Lena Mae Shirley and one devoted brother, M.C. Dulaney.

Mrs. Jessie
worked at Magnolia Best Western prior to it becoming Delta Point, and later Ameristar, before retiring to enjoy what she would call on numerous occasions, “living in the cat bird seat” in her glorious retirement years. She was considered by many to be wise beyond her years and beloved by all who knew her.

Mrs. Jessie Lee Dulaney-Green departed this life on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Promise Hospital following an illness that begun on January 31, 2014.

Mrs. Jessie leaves her loving and devoted family to cherish her memory, which includes: fourteen children, five sons, Ronald Dulaney (Miyuki) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Charles Dulaney (Diane) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Karl (Melva) Dulaney of Pearland, Texas, Alfred Dulaney of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Henry Dulaney (Melissa) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Darlene Brown (Earnest Paul) of League City, Texas; LaVerne Smith (Rudy) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Faye Dulaney (Harry) of Cherry Valley, Illinois; more than stepchildren, Warren Green (Helen), Robert Green (Lorraine), Rosie Lee Gill, Moseana Chapman (Thomas), Torris Gatherwright (Jimmie) and Cora Felton; nine siblings, Anna Ruth Boyd, Ethelean Haywood, Earnestine Bracey, LC Dulaney, Alan (Annie) Dulaney, Corean Dulaney, Lydia (Thomas) Haynes, Alice Dulaney Sampson and Cassie Reed; grandchildren, Anthony, Angela, Michelle, Kim, Kevin, Vanessa, Mary, Melanie, Anthoney “Sho-Sho”, Jessica, Allen, Jordan, Sarah, Elizabeth Rose, Cassie, Jeffrey, Alisha and Ashlee; great grandchildren, Jalen, Aaliyah, Chase, Te’niva, Kavion, Kevon; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including a devoted caregiver Whitney Brown.

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                                               Mrs. Julia Be Jones

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Thursday, July 3, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
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Funeral Services:              Saturday, July 5, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Julia Be Jones was born on January 1, 1944 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she spent her life loving the Lord, her family, and friends. She was baptized at an early age, became an usher, served as president on the usher board. She remained an active, faithful member of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of “Freetown” until her demise. She worked various jobs at Batesville Casket Company, Anderson-Tully and lastly, Klondyke.

Julia Be Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice and Robert Norfort, Sr.; her sister, Clemetine Foster; and her brothers, James Norfort and Andrew Norfort.

Julia Be Jones departed this world on June 25, 2014, from River Region Hospital. Her memories will live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

She leaves behind: her three sons, Herbert (Elizabeth Dixon) Norfort, Hugh (Shirley) Norfort and Jerome (Sengrid) Jones all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Charlene Jones and Darlene Wells both of Vicksburg and Surflorunia (Gentry) Beasley of Memphis, Tennessee; four brothers, Robert Norfort of Kansas City, Kansas, Curtis (Minister Ethel) Norfort of St. Louis, Missouri, David Norfort and Reuben Norfort both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Ruth Carter and Fannie McNair both of Vicksburg; sister-in-law, Louella Norfort of Vicksburg, Mississippi; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the Williams, Johnson and O’Neal families.

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                                               Mr. Henry L. Trevillion

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Monday, June 30, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                               
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Funeral Services:              Tuesday, July 1, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                        Repose in Church:            10:00am                                                                                                                                                                    Triumph Church/136 Honeysuckle Lane

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. Henry Lee Trevillion, Sr. was born January 11, 1955 to the late Tommy and Annie Lee Trevillion in Fayette, MS. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Trevillion-Smith of Vicksburg, MS and one brother, Willie Evans of Brookhaven, MS.

At an early age, he accepted Christ and after relocating to Vicksburg, Mississippi he joined St. Paul Baptist Church in Bovina, Mississippi. Continued on his journey to Triumph Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi under the leadership of Pastor Michael Fields where he rededicated his life to Christ and in Baptism and served as an usher in service.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Sandra Jones-Trevillion, four sons and one step-daughter: Henry Trevillion, Jr. of Omaha, NE, Darrell Peyton of Biloxi, MS, Marcus and Mark Trevillion of Vicksburg, MS and Alexis Jones of Hattiesburg, MS: five sisters, Mary Kiper (Vince Kiper) of Murrieta, California, Sadie Mae Jones of Omaha, NE, Joann Gray of Round Rock, TX and Marjorie Trevillion of Jackson, MS, Doretha Trevillion-Jenkins (Larry Jenkins) of Flowood, MS; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Daisy Mae Smith

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, June 27, 2014

                                              2:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                 6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, June 28, 2014
                                              10:00am                                                                                                                        Repose in Church:             9:00am                                                                                                                                                                    Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church/3300 Grange Hall Road

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

A Time To Be Born
Mrs. Daisy Washington-Smith was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1940 to the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Fannie Washington. She was the fourth child of nine children born to this union.

A Time To Live
Daisy confessed Christ at an early age at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in the Yokena community. She united with Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member.

Daisy joined in holy matrimony to the late Rufus "Duff" Smith for 34 years.

During her life, Daisy worked as a bus driver for the Vicksburg Warren School District. She retired from VWSD after 36 years of service.

A Time To Die
On Sunday, June 22, 2014, God sent an angel to pick a beautiful flower from His "Garden of Life." She was preceded in death by: her parents, George and Fannie Washington; her husband, Rufus "Duff" Smith; four sisters, Willie B. Lyons, Georgia Freeman, Emma Gaskin and Catherine Adams; and one brother, Eddie Washington.


A Time To Mourn
Daisy leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Carl Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Ethel White and Mary Helen Carson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Wilbour (Dianne) Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Carmelia and Carl "C.J." Washington, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Carlishia Washington of Memphis, Tennessee, Angela Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Tyeshia Washington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Pierce on Vicksburg, Mississippi and Emma Marie Benard of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers-in-law, Dan Ester Smith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Harvey Smith of Mansfield, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends, including the Washington, Freeman, Buck, Lyons, Wilson, Martin, Pettis, McGloster, Dorsey, Lacey, Smith, and Reynolds families.

A Time To Rest
"And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away, and be at rest."
Psalm 55:6

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                                               Mrs. Carolyn Ann Parker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, June 20, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, June 21, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Time to be Born
Mrs. Carolyn Ann Parker was born in Vicksburg, MS on December 4, 1953 to the late Mr. Louis "LC" Carson and Ruby Wallace Carson. She was one of six children born to this union.

A Time to Live
Carolyn confessed to Christ at an early age at Belmont MB. Church, Utica, MS. She attended Cedars Elementary School and Warren Central High School, Vicksburg, MS; graduating in the Class of 1971. Continuing her education at Hinds Community College, Utica, and Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. Carolyn began her career at Batesville Casket Company for many years, and on August 12, 1976 she united with Curely Parker, Jr., and to this union three children were born. Carolyn was a dedicated, devoted, loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She was the best and truly will be missed.

A Time to Die
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, God sent an angel down from heaven to pick a flower from his "Garden of Life". She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers: William Carson and Nathan Carson, Sr. One son, Kelvin Carson; one nephew, Nathan Carson, Jr.; one very special cousin, George Gray, Jr.; her grandparents, Curtis Sr., and Rodie McFarland Wallace, and Lewis and Martha Taylor Carson.
A Time to Mourn
Carolyn leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters: Jacqueline Parker and Sonya (Herman) Griffin; son, Kelvin Parker; two sisters, Mary J Carson and Minnie Carson all of Vicksburg; brother, Walter (Terri) Carson, Vicksburg; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother-in-law, three sister-in-laws, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, families and friends including the Flagg, Wallace and McFarland families.

A Time to Rest
"And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away, and be at Rest".

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                                               Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hall

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, June 13, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                 6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, June 14, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
First Baptist Church/1511 1/2 Lane Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Born
I, Dorothy Jean Wilson Hall, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on November 4, 1950, to Mrs. Jimmie Wilson Gordon and Mr. James Davis.

Confession of my belief and faith
I was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at a tender young age at First Baptist Church, Vicksburg, under the leadership of Reverend Joe Williams, where I attended Sunday School and was a dutiful and faithful member. I later joined Greater Mt. Olive under the leadership of Reverend Douglas Harris, where I served faithfully.

Affiliation
I was a member of the 1969 class of Rosa A. Temple High School. I was previously employed at Cedar Grove Mansion and Inn.

Love
In the presence of God, family and friends I was united in holy matrimony to Booker T. Washington, and we were blessed with a son, Terrance J. Washington. After that marriage was dissolved, I was later joined in holy matrimony to Charles Hall, Sr. until God called him to eternal rest. We were blessed with a son and a daughter, Patrick L. Hall, and Charletta J. Hall. I became step-mother to his children, Charles Jr. and Stephanie, and he became step-father to Terrance.

Demise
The final chapter of my life was recorded on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg, in the presence of my loving and devoted children and sisters. I was preceded in death by my husband and my parents.

I was graciously blessed, and leave to cherish my memories my five beautiful children, Terrance J. Washington, Patrick L. Hall, Charletta J. Hall, Charles Hall, Jr., and Stephanie Rodriguez; ten precious grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; my loving and caring sisters, Ernestine Wilson Smith, and Sandra Wilson; four loving nieces and six devoted nephews, a special friend, Jimmy Gray, and cousins and other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Jearline Cosby

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, June 13, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, June 14, 2014
                                              10:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

On Saturday June 7, 2014, the Angel of the Lord came to take our loving and much loved wife, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend home to be with the Maker, our Lord. "We are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8

Mrs. Jearline I. Cosby life's journey began when the late Mr. Henry Pollard and Mrs. Willie Mae Buck were blessed with a baby girl. She was born on January 22, 1956 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. She grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi and attended the Vicksburg school system in the Warren County District. At a young age, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized under the pastorage of Reverend Thomas.

As an adult she united with Mt. Pisgah under the pastorage of Reverend Dennis Redden until her time of departure.

She
worked all of her adult life as a bus driver for the Vicksburg Warren School District. For 28 years she brought smiles to everyone she encountered.

She met Mr. Bennie Cosby in 1975 and was united in holy matrimony to him in December of 1999. There were no children born to this union. She was a loving and devoted wife. With his help, love and devotion, she helped to raise and care for her brothers, cousins, nieces, nephew, friends and most of all her pets.

Jearline
is preceded in death by: her parents, Henry Pollard and Willie Mae Buck; grandparents, Mrs. Alice Allison and Mr. Albert Allison; one sister, Mattie Joyce Pollard; three brothers, Robert Buck, Lawrence H. Pollard, and Alonzo Pollard.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband, Mr. Bennie Cosby; four brothers, Marshall (Sharon Mays) Williams, Jerry Williams, John Williams and Walter Williams; a special aunt, Ms Betty Davis; a special Uncle, Mr. Albert Allison, Jr.; a special family, Jimmy, Donna, Herbert, Belinda, Demetrie, and Michelle Gray; a very best friend, Mrs. Karen Reddix; extended family, Annie Smith, Selena (Marion) Reed, Milton (Elizabeth) Cosby, Aaron Cosby, Jr., Hyman (Alma) Cosby, Odell Wesley and Shirley Mays Thomas; special family members, the Pollard, Brown, Cosey, Eastman, Torrian, Harris, Williams, Thomas, Dee, Washington, Pettis, Shelton, Summers, Dixon, Carter, Green, Carson and Lyons families; and many other family members, neighbors, friends, and co-workers who will surely miss her cheerful smile and knack of making others laugh including, Geraldine McPhail and Donna Papa.

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                                              Ms. Tamzella Smith

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, June 6, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, June 7, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                    Bethlehem M.B. Church

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Tamzella Smith was born January 18, 1955 to the late Dinah Irene Smith and Milton Smith, Sr. She was preceded in death by a sister, Susie Williams; three brothers, Milton Smith, Jr., Jerry Smith and Robert Smith; one son, Cedric Ledale Smith.

Accepting Christ at an early age, Tamzella Smith was baptized and later joined Travis Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she served as an usher and on the Stewardess Board.

Tamzella worked for Anderson-Tully for many years.

She departed this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. To rejoice in her memory, she is survived by one daughter, Dinah Rena Wood (Ronald) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sons, Gerald Glen Smith and Erick Smith both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Theresa Smith and Josephine Smith both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four brothers, Kenny Ray Smith, Desi Smith, Marvin Smith and Tyler Smith all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Smith, Carr, Waters and Spates families.


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                                               Ms. Ellawise Thomas Ross

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 30, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                 5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 31, 2014
                                               2:30pm                                                                                                                                                                    New Mt. Elem M.B. Church/3014 Wisconsin Ave.

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ellawise T. Ross was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on April 15, 1942 to the late Mr. Warren Thomas and Mrs. Izorah Thomas of Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by the following siblings: Gracie Mae Ivory, Lonnie Thomas, Jim Thomas, Warren Thomas, Jr. and Dewitt Thomas.

She confessed Christ at an early age and was reared in the Oak Ridge area where she was a faithful member of the Holy Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and became a member of St. Rose Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and taught Sunday School. In her spare-time she enjoyed being a Mary-Kay consultant.

She retired in 1984 and became a homemaker where she spent countless hours fishing and spending time with her siblings, family & friends.

Cherishing precious and loving memories of her are: two daughters, Carolyn McGowan (Eddie) and Betty Chiles (Mark) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Eddie McGowan, Jr., Mark Chiles, Jr. and Markayla Chiles; two great-grandchildren, ZyKeria Chiles and Amyia McGowan.

Also feeling the loss of her passing are her surviving siblings Milton Thomas, Earnestine Wesley, Clarence “TC” Thomas, Carrie Trammel, James Thomas, of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Chestine Thomas of Vallejo, California, along with a host of other loving relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.

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                                               Mr. Eddie L. Howard

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Monday, June 2, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                      
Family Present:                  6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                                                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Tuesday, June 3, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                        
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Eddie Lee Howard died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Community East Hospital. He was born October 16, 1953 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He confessed Christ and was baptized at an early age.

He graduated from Warren Central High in 1972. He was a self-employed landscaper for many years, before moving to Indiana to live with his companion and his daughter.

Eddie will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Hicks Howard, paternal grandparents, Joseph Howard, Sr., Viola and Annie Howard; maternal grandparents, Richard Daniels and Josephine Brown; uncles, Albert Young and Leon Blackmore; aunts, Susie Anna Blackmore and Dorothy Mae Jones.

He is survived by his companion, Mary Jones of Indiana; (two daughters), Nicole Howard of Indiana and Latasha Galloway of Vicksburg; (three sons), Eddie Howard, Jr., Jerome Howard, and Louis Grant all of Vicksburg; parents, Joseph and Dora Mae Howard of Vicksburg; (six sisters), Mary Ann Lewis, Joe Evelyn and Lee Dora Howard all of Vicksburg, Jerridine and Barbara Howard of Jackson, MS and Gloria Jean Holmes of Lincoln, Nebraska; (three brothers), George Maniel of Starkville, MS, Anthony J. Howard of Vicksburg and Billy Ray Howard of Bolton, MS; numerous of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; (aunts), Eleanor Neely of Oakland, Calif., Mary Louise Wade of Richmond, Calif., and Betty J. Erves of Vicksburg; one uncle, Mack Henry Howard of Chicago, IL; and members of the Banks, Blackmore, Bradford, Brown, Carter, Davis, Erves, Gaskin, Mace, Maniel, Prentiss, Watts, Hicks, and numerous of other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Mary Ann Hudson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 30, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                           
                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 31, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                    Zion Travelers M.B. Church/1701 Poplar Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mary Ann Hudson was born November 25, 1966 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mary Ann departed this life May 25, 2014 at River Region Medical Center.

She
was a graduate of Vicksburg High School. She received her degree in Cosmetology from Hinds Community College.

Mary Ann
accepted Christ at an early age at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. She was born to the late Robert and Maxcine Hudson. She was the fourth of a family of six children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Maxcine Hudson, grandmother, Unzell Wilkerson and brother, Tommy Hudson.

She leaves to cherish her memory: three daughters, Latoya Hudson, Jennifer Hudson and Kayla Hudson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Bobbie (Robert) Thomas, Sarah Wilkerson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Georgia Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia and Mary Alice Hudson-Harris of Los Angeles, California; three brothers, Sammy Wilkerson, Gregory Hudson and Alvin (Mary) Jenkins all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, Kevin Williams, Kyambria Williams, Keiristen Carroll, Kamori Lake, Keirihana Johnson, Kaliyah Hudson, Kamira Hudson and Layla Walker; four aunts; six uncles; and a host nieces, nephews, and other relatives including the Wilkerson, Williams, Allen, Reese, Jenkins, Hudson, Anderson, Martin, Carroll, Greene, Johnson and Swartz families.

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                                               Mr. Maurice A. Harrison

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 30, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                  6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 31, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                    Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue


Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Maurice Andre "Moe" Jordan Harrison was born November 21, 1970 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Edna E. Minor Harrison and Teola Jordan (both deceased). Maurice departed this world on May 20, 2014. Maurice was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was educated in the local school system and graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1989.

Upon graduating high school, Maurice moved to Washington, D.C. and began employment as a clerk for the General Service Administration. He attended the University of Columbia in Washington, D.C. where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. Maurice also furthered his education at Howard University. He was initiated into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on March 15, 1998 with the nickname "Droopy". Maurice was dedicated to and truly loved his fraternity.

While in Washington, D.C., Maurice begin his career with CCA's Correctional Treatment Center. He later transferred to CCA's Houston Processing Center where he remained a trusted, faithful and loyal employee until his untimely demise.

Maurice
was preceded in death by his parents, Edna E. Minor Harrison and Teola Jordan; a sister, Mary L. Harrison Hicks; a brother, Benjamin Harrison, III; and maternal grandparents, Bernard and Rosalie Minor.

Maurice leaves to mourn his passing: a loving fiancée, Tina Bryant; a daughter, Jada Anderson; four brothers, Alfred Minor, Edward (Lillie) Minor, Lawrence Minor and Gregory (Carolyn) Harrison, Sr., all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sisters, Edna E. Harrison and Angela (Samuel) Peterson, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Rosa L. (Donny) Harrison-Garner of Washington, D.C.; two uncles, David Minor and Karl Minor, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special nephew, Michael Harrison; special cousin, John W. Minor, Jr. and a host of special friends, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins including members of the Minor, Summers, Thomas and Stewart families.

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                                               Mr. Arthur Henry Jackson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 30, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                             
                                         Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 31, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                         King David M.B. Church #1/2717 Letitia Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

A Time to Be Born

Bro. Arthur Henry Jackson, Sr. was born on April 21, 1956 in Hollandale, MS to William Jackson and Helen Ford Jackson. He confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 12, was baptized, and joined Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church, Fayette, MS. He later joined King David #1 Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS, where he served faithfully. Arthur graduated in 1976 from Jefferson County High School, Fayette, MS. He was a working man who believed in taking care of his family. He was employed at Magnolia Mobile Homes for several years. He later became employed at Cooper Lighting, and remained there until he retired.

A Time to Love and Grow

He married Maxine Felton, and to this union four children were born. This marriage was resolved. He was later united in marriage to Carolyn Smith. To this union one child was born, and he was also blessed with two wonderful step-children.

A Time to Die

Arthur “Lil Bro” “Fat” “Jack” Jackson took his rest on Sunday, May 25, 2014 as the sun began to set at his home in Vicksburg, MS. He was surrounded by his wife, brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Jackson.

A Time to Cherish

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Carolyn Jackson; six sons, Arthur Jackson Jr (Victoria), Bude, MS Anthony “Tony” Jackson, Fayette, MS, Justin Cartrell Jackson, Dallas, TX, Jarvis Jackson, Natchez, MS, Markeem Bright and Tobias Jackson of Vicksburg, MS; one daughter, April Smith, Vicksburg, MS: five sisters, Marie Wyatt, Helen Huston, Mary Garrett, Eurlene Jackson, and Ethel Johnson (Jerry) all of Fayette, MS; two brothers, William Howard Jackson (Shirley), Vicksburg, MS, and Aaron Jackson (Diane), Fayette, MS; two aunts, Rosie Mae Carpenter (AJ) Lorman, MS, and Susie Short, Fayette, MS; three uncles, Joe Willie Jackson, Dayton, OH, Joseph Cruel (Janice), and Roosevelt Cruel (Shirley), Fayette, MS, two god-daughters, Jasmine “Vine” Wyatt and Jerlyn “Vickie” Johnson of Fayette, MS; a loving mother-in-law, Freddie Smith, Vicksburg, MS; three brothers-in-law, Rev. Ceaser Smith, Jr. (Holly), Anthony Smith, Tommie Smith, of Vicksburg, MS; one sister-in-law, Diane Turner (Melvin), Vicksburg, MS; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that loved him and will miss him dearly.


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                                               Tamara "TAM" Annette Washington

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 23, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                  6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 24, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Tamara “Tam” Annette Washington Hull
was born on November 5, 1978 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Tamara was of the Baptist faith.

Tamara was a 1997 graduate of Vicksburg High School. She received an Associate of Science Degree (Paralegal Studies) from Robert Morris University in Chicago, Illinois.

She was the owner of Timeless Tax Services.

Tamara was preceded in death by her mother, SSG Jerlene “Muchee” Slaughter-Patterson; step-father, Carl Paterson; paternal grandparents, Steve and Jessie Washington; and maternal grandmother, Modell Yancy Slaughter.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Orlando Hull of Atlanta, Georgia; daughters, Makayla Tionna Hull, Keionna Shanice Hull, Kanique Banks, Kayla Thompson and India Jefferson all of Vicksburg; father, Steve Washington, Jr. of Vicksburg; stepmother, Rena Sue Hill Washington of Vicksburg; maternal grandfather, Terry Slaughter of Vicksburg; brother, Kenneth C. Washington of Louisville, Kentucky; sisters, Kelley Washington, Takita Washington, Stephanie Washington, Jessie Washington, Stephanie Woods and Demetric Thompson Erwin all from Vicksburg; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends including the Slaughter, Washington, Hunt, Patterson, Hull, Yancy, Davis, Turner, Moore, Little and Anderson families.

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                                               Ms. Bobbie Lee Sanders

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 23, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 24, 2014
                                               2:00pm                                                                                                                                                                   
First Baptist Church/1511 1/2 Lane Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Bobbie Lee Sanders was born on September 28, 1934 to Annie Mae Bland and Alonzo Moody near Hollandale, Mississippi. Her family relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi when she was a young child.

Bobbie accepted our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was an active member of First Baptist Church.

Bobbie met her life partner Dorsey Mays in her early twenties. They had 9 children together.

Bobbie was preceded in death by Dorsey Mays, Sr., Billy Joe Mays, and Dorsey Mays, Jr.

Left to cherish her memories are her surviving children: Willie (Winnie) Mays of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Diane Mays (Michael McCoy) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Maple (Michael) Brown of Jackson, Mississippi, Bobbie Mays of Atlanta, Georgia, Earline (Michael) Jones, Geraldine Mays (Robert Clark) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Charles Mays of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Virgie Lee Sanders of Memphis, Tennessee; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Anyone who knew Bobbie would say she symbolized strength. She was an easy going person who enjoyed the simple things in life such as being around and caring for her family and friends. She also enjoyed taking walks. Later in life, she spent some of her leisure time at casinos.

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                                               Mrs. Ida Mae Humphrey

Service arrangements are as follows:

Memorial Services:          Saturday, May 10, 2014

                                              11:00am                                                                                                           
                                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Ida Mae Peavey Humphrey, beloved Mother and friend, was born on January 18, 1950, to Mary Nell Kelly Peavey and Ernest Peavey in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Reece, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was a rambunctious youth full of life and adventure.

Ida graduated from Alexander High School in 1968 where she participated in the marching band as a pantherette. She attended Copiah Lincoln Junior College in the early 1980’s and received training to become a certified emergency medical technician.

Ida met and married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Willie D. Humphrey in the summer of 1968 and the couple was blessed with three children: Monica, Bryant, and Christopher. During their union, they lived in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Lorman, Mississippi; Starkville, Mississippi and finally resided in Fayette, Mississippi for 10 plus years before she made Vicksburg, Mississippi her home.

Ida was immensely creative and innovative which was seen in her magnificent sewing skills, crocheting and cooking abilities. She was an active member of Triumph Church where she participated in small group sessions and other church activities. She worked as a security guard for Securitas where she greeted all with her warm inviting smile.

She is survived by: her mother, Mary Nell Kelly Peavey of Brookhaven, Mississippi; a sister, Ara Nell Love of Killeen, Texas; three children, Monica (Philip) Humphrey of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Bryant (Felecia) Humphrey of Fayette, Mississippi, and Christopher (Armetter) Humphrey of Rock Island, Illinois; 6 grandchildren, LaTezeon, Trey, Keyuana, Brandon, Serenity and Chris; 2 great-grandchildren, William and Christian; and, a special niece, Bridget Sanders of Killeen, Texas. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loyal friends and extended family.                                                                

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                                               Mr. George Gray, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 2, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                           
                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 3, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                        
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, George Gray, Jr. affectionately known as “Jr” went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jr. was born January 09, 1944 in Leland, Mississippi and lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

He received employment at Foam Packaging Inc. in July 11, 1985. He retired in July of 2013 due to his illness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen McFarland; father, George Gray, Sr.; sister, Olivia McFarland; aunt, Rodia Wallace; uncle, Curtis Wallace; and two cousins, Nathan Carson, Sr. and Nathan Carson, Jr.

Jr. leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Mildred McFarland of LA, California; one daughter, Ella L. Welch
(Andre) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three nephews, George Hatchett of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Selvin Wilkerson and Antwine Wilkerson both of LA, California; three cousins, Nita Carson, Bessie Carson and Carolyn Parker all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a special friend, Diane Cooper of Byram, Mississippi; and a host of cousins and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Annie Betty Houston Wilson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, May 2, 2014

                                              12:00noon - 6:00pm                                                                                                           
                                     Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, May 3, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                       
Greater Mt. Lebanon M.B. Church/339 Alpine Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Annie (Betty) Bell Houston Wilson was born May 24, 1926 in Gunnison, Mississippi to the union of James Houston, Sr. and Mattie Hunt.

Annie confessed Christ at an early age under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Exeel Marshall of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1941. She later joined Greater
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in 1951 under the leadership of Reverend C. C. Claiborne. She served on the usher board for three years and in 1972, she joined the Greater Mt. Lebanon Senior Choir where she served faithfully until her death.


Annie attended the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church School on the Mush Hawkins Plantation.

Annie, Betty, as she was affectionately called by love ones, worked both tirelessly and faithfully at Anderson Tully for 50 years where she retired from in 1993.

Annie was called from this life on April 26, 2014 at River Region Medical Center. She was preceded in death by: her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph Owen Wilson, Sr.; parents, James Houston, Sr. and Mattie Hunt; brothers, James Houston, Jr., F. Jerry Houston, Eugene Houston, and William M. Houston; sisters, Paris Young, Deloris Wright, and Bernice Ray; grandson, Michael James Smith; daughter-in-law, Gaynell S. Wilson; step daughter, Diane Davis; stepson, James Davis, Sr.

She leaves to cherish her sweet memories: six sons, Joseph O. Wilson, Jr., Jeffery Wilson, Randy C. Wilson, Timmy A. Wilson and Danny Wilson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Billy Ray Wilson of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Earnestine Wright and Jennifer Wilson of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Mary Ann Johnson of New Orleans, Louisiana; one sister, Barbara Williams; twenty-six grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Marie Wilson Thomas of Albion, Michigan; two brothers-in-law, Roy Wilson and Eris Wilson of Vicksburg, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.


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                                               Mrs. Mary Pettiway Giles

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Graveside Services:         Saturday, April 26, 2014
                                               1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                  
 Cedar Hill Cemetery

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Mary Pettiway Giles died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 67 years old.

Mrs. Giles was born in Warren County, Mississippi on September 6, 1946 to the late George Lewis Pettiway and Elease Harper.

While living in New York, she was a bookkeeper at W. 80th Street Day Care Center. She was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School in 1964.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Giles was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Louise Smith Lee.

Survivors include one sister, Shirley King Wallace of Vicksburg; one son, Asinia Zahir Stanback of Vicksburg, his five children, Asinia Adams, Ja’Paris Abram, Asinia Stanback, Jr., JaDaurian Stanback, and Asinia Stanback; one daughter, Ayesha Davis of Vicksburg, and her two children James Turner, Jr., and Jazmine Batchelor; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
     
                    
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                                                Mr. Terrance L. Warren

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
                                                              

Funeral Services:               Saturday, April 19, 2014
                                               11:00am                                                                                                                      Repose in Church:             10:00am                                                                                                                                                                  
  Wesley United Methodist Church/1318 East Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Terrance "PooH' Warren was born on December 3, 1975 to Mr. & Mrs. Lee Charles Warren, Sr. He was raised by a village that included both his maternal and paternal grandparents who preceded him in death. One year following graduation from Vicksburg High School among the Class of 1995, Terrance reported for active duty in the U.S. Army. Upon fulfillment of his initial obligation, he re-enlisted for an additional term. His second term included three years of service in Heidelberg, Germany where he resided for an additional seven years upon his retirement and separation from the military. For his military service, Terrance was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

Terrence received a degree in Culinary Arts from the renown Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. He eventually made his home in Las Vegas, NV when he returned stateside. He accepted an offer from celebrity chef, Kerry Simon, and was employed as the Head Sous Chef at the Palms Palace of the Palms Casino Resort there for several years. Terrance relocated to Austin, TX in August 2013 where he was employed as the chef at David's North Austin Medical Center.

An angel was dispatched to accompany Terrance to his eternal home when the sun set on his life on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Terrance was loved by many and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father and leaves to celebrate his life: his mother, Odessa A. Warren; brothers: Patrick D. Brown (Lisa), Billy Hall,]r. (Shirley), Lee Charles Warren,]r., and Kevin D. Warren; sisters, Brittany L. Warren and Sha'Kyra D. Thomas, all of Vicksburg; his maternal aunts, Jimmie A. Jones (Roger) of New Augusta, MS; Rita F. Brown of Winston-Salem, NC; paternal aunts: Verna M. Wilson and Pamela S. Wilson of Albion, MI and Paula]. Wilson of Vicksburg; his former wife, Nicole Sanders; her son, Nicholas; a host of cousins, including Keisha Smith of Austin, TX; nieces, nephews, other relatives.
         
               
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                                               Mr. Victor Dynell Elisha Quinn

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
                                                              

Funeral Services:              Saturday, April 19, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                  
New Oak Ridge M.B. Church/Newman Road, Edwards, MS

Interment:                            Henry Cemetery/Newman Road, Edwards, MS

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Victor Quinn was gently taken away by God.

Victor Dynell Elisha Quinn, is the son of Victor Quinn, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Pamela Williams Quinn of Natchez, Mississippi.

Victor was a member of New Life Apostolic Church, pastored by Eugene Prater in Natchez, Mississippi.

Victor was a junior at Alcorn State University, majoring in Bio Medical Technology. He also enjoyed playing basketball and spending quality time with his family, friends, and loved ones. Victor was an employee at the Natchez Regional Hospital.

On March 15, 2014, Victor was united in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Britni Richards Quinn of Utica, Mississippi. This union was blessed with a son, Elijah Isaiah Quinn.

Victor will be forever cherished through memories of: his devoted wife, Britni Quinn, Utica, Mississippi; son, Elijah Quinn Utica, Mississippi; father, Victor Quinn, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and mother, Pamela Quinn Natchez, Mississippi; two sisters, Melanie Quinn and Whitney Williams, both of Natchez, Mississippi; three brothers, Dennis Williams, Zaccheaus Quinn, and Jeremiah Quinn all of Natchez, Mississippi; grandmother, Mary Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
          
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                                               Mrs. Lillie Giles Lewis

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Thursday, April 17, 2014

                                              12:00noon - 7:00pm                                                                                                   Family Hour:                        6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                         First Seventh Day Adventist Church/205 Anthony Street, Port Gibson, MS                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Friday, April 18, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                  
 First Seventh Day Adventist Church/205 Anthony Street, Port Gibson, MS

Interment:                            Lewis Cemetery/Port Gibson, MS

Lillie Giles Lewis, 95, of Port Gibson, Mississippi departed this life peacefully, on Friday, April 11, 2014. Mrs. Lewis was born on May 19, 1918 to the late John and Mariah Giles, Sr. She was educated in the Claiborne County public school system.

She met the love her life, Eddie Lewis, Sr. and they married in 1937; from this union was born six children: Charles Lewis, Shirley Lewis, Ella Lewis Selmon, Jessie Lewis, Flora Lewis Gilliam, and Vernon Lewis.

Mrs. Lewis accepted Christ at an early age, and was a member of the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined the First Seven Day Adventist Church of Port Gibson, at which she remained a member until her peaceful rest.

Her greatest love was her family. She was a loving and giving person who lived a long and fulfilled life. Mrs. Lewis will be remembered for her strength, motherly advice, love, and devotion to her family.

She is preceded in death by: her husband, Eddie Lewis, Jr.; her mother and father, John and Mariah Giles, Sr.; her brothers, Taylor, Doc, Kernel, John, and Columbus Giles; her sister Malinda Giles; and her granddaughter, Myra Nicole Floyd.

She is survived by: her sons Charles and Vernon (Mary Ann) of Port Gibson, Mississippi; daughters Shirley Lewis and Flora Lewis Gilliam of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Ella Lewis Selmon (Nolen) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Jessie Lewis of Battle Creek, Michigan; and one sister, Lucy Giles Thompson of Jackson, Mississippi. She also leaves to cherish her memories loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends
          
           
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                                               Mrs. Mittie Bell Buck

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, April 11, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                 6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                            Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, April 12, 2014
                                               2:00pm                                                                                                                         Repose in Church:            1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                        
Word of Faith Christian Center Church/3525 Wisconsin Avenue

Interment:                            Springhill Church Cemetery/Port Gibson, MS

Mrs. Mittie Bell Reed Buck (better known to family, friends and local community as Mickie) was born on November 07, 1945 in Claiborne County, MS to the late Ned and Catherine Reed. She was the third of three children. She was a graduate of Port Gibson High School and later received vocational training as a nurses’ aide and industrial certification.

Mrs. Mittie
accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Springhill M.B. Church. As a member of Springhill, she served: as a choir member, member of the Mother Board, the Assistant Church Secretary, and a member of the Worker’s Club. She transferred her faithful and devoted service to Word of Faith Christian Center- Vicksburg, MS in the mid-2000s. She was a very faithful member and served as a greeter.

In the 1970s, she joined James E. Buck in Holy Matrimony. She believed in the principle, “Love bearth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, and endureth all things. Love never fails” (I Corinthians 13:7-8). James continued to have a special place in her heart until she made her Heavenly transition.

Mrs. Mittie believed in hard work. Her career experiences included: Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (Betchel), Port Gibson Electric, Management for Bill’s Dollar Store, and Cooper Lighting Industries (where she retired in the early 2000s) One of her biggest hobbies was walking. She would often walk numerous laps around her neighborhood and the local tracks. She used this time for bodily exercise and fellowship with family and friends. She loved yard work, and embraced opportunities to travel.

Mrs. Mittie’s children stand on Proverbs 31:28, “her children arise up, and call her blessed….”, she was indeed a Virtuous Woman and will forever be in our hearts.

Mrs. Mittie was preceded in death by her parents Ned Reed and Catherine Reed of Port Gibson, MS and her sister, Ollie Mae Gusta of Chicago, IL.

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Mrs. Mittie Bell (Reed) Buck made her transition to be with the Lord in Jackson, MS.

Mrs. Mittie’s family will miss her, but will be awaiting the day to join her in praising the Lord forever in Heaven. She leaves to cherish her memories three children: Gregory (Janice) Reed of Lorman, MS, Edward (Shanell) Reed of Natchez, MS, and Jessica L. Buck (Tom) Murphy of Ridgeland, MS; one sister, Ruthie (Robert) Anderson of Vicksburg, MS; one brother, Arnette (Margaret) Nash of Port Gibson, MS; five grandchildren: Ta’Quita Peters, Parris Walker, Candace Reed, Heather Almekdad and LaDarrius Gaines; two special nephews, Robert Anderson, Jr. of Fayette, MS and Michael Reed of Vicksburg, MS; a special cousin, Willie Ruth (Robert) Green of Port Gibson, MS; two aunts, Marriah Gains and Rosie Lee Goldsberry of Port Gibson, MS; and a host of loving family and friends including James E. Buck of Port Gibson, MS; Lakesha (Jerome) Brooks of San Antonio, TX; and Hattie Fraizer and Elizabeth McInnis of Jackson, MS.
      
    
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                                               Mr. Willie "SCOOTER" McCoy, III

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, April 11, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                 6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                            Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, April 12, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Willie McCoy, III (Scooter),
was born on March 7, 1989 to Ms. Tommie Griffin and Mr. Willie McCroy, Jr. in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

He attended Vicksburg High School and was employed at Cappaert Manufacturing; he was previously employed with the City of Vicksburg. Scooter was a fun loving person. He had a smile that would make your saddest day bright again. He absolutely loved his family, and looked forward to family gatherings weekly…even if it was barbequing or just watching a game.

Scooter loved the Lord, and recognized Christ as his savior. We know he is dwelling with his Father in Heaven, away from the troubles of this old world.

Scooter was a devoted and loving father...forever cherishing his baby girl, Jamira. He was definitely a mama’s boy, and had a great respect for the elders of his family. He also had a love of dancing and performing with his friends, and has actually recorded several songs.

Scooter departed this world on the night of April 5, 2014 in a tragic car accident.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Elmore and his paternal grandparents, Rebecca McCroy and Willie McCroy.

He leaves to cherish his memories and celebrate his life: one daughter, Jamira McCoy; his parents, Ms. Tommie Griffin and Mr. Willie McCroy, Jr. (Willie Mae); one sister, Fermika Griffin Smith (Chris); one brother, Antonio Griffin (LaTanyia); two stepbrothers, Deon Davis and Patrick Webb; stepsister, Tiffany Thomas; maternal grandmother, Roberta Conner Griffin; one niece, Atoni Griffin; one nephew, D’Tarius Griffin; five uncles, five aunts, a host of cousins, special friends as well as dear friends; and members of the Conner and Davis Families. He loved them all!!

                             
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                                               Mr. Nathaniel "John" Perkins

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, April 4, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                           
                                             Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, April 5, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Nathaniel “John” Perkins
was born on January 10, 1960 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late John D. “Money Q” Dixon, Jr., and the late Linda Ann Perkins-Betts who were of Vicksburg. His maternal grandparents were the late Viola Warren and the late Jack Prentiss who were of Vicksburg. His paternal grandparents were the late John Dixon, Sr. and the late Claudia Young who were of Vicksburg. With his wife by his side, he was called to his eternal home on Thursday March 27, 2014.

He was a graduate of Vicksburg High School, class of 1979 and Hinds Community College in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and active duty with the U.S. Army. He was an entrepreneur and owner of John’s Body Shop.

John confessed Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Ann Perkins-Betts, his father, John D. “Money Q” Dixon, Jr., his maternal grandparents, Viola Warren and Jack Perkins; his paternal grandparents, John Dixon, Sr. and Claudia Young and his brother, Calvin Jenkins.

He leaves to honor his memory a loving and devoted wife of 14 ½ years, Tonya Suzette Hall-Perkins of Vicksburg; two sons, Jonathan Woodson and Jonathan Jackson both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Idella Darcia Shorter of Houston, Texas, Adrienne Ivette Bingham and Tamisha Stowers both of Vicksburg; six brothers, James Odell Dixon of Chicago, IL, Kevin (Faye) Jenkins of Vicksburg; Eric Washington of Vicksburg; Tyrone Jenkins of Vicksburg, Reno (Cynthia) Shorter of Clinton, MS; Sedrick (Adrian) Perkins of Vallejo, CA; nine sisters, Harriet Perkins-Blair of Bradford, OH, Viola (Henry) Tidwell of Vicksburg, MS; Deenan (Tony) of Benson of Huntsville, AL; Anna Perkins of Vicksburg; Linda M. Brown, Alice M. (Carl) Daniel, Varria Ann Dixon, Constance Braxton all of Vicksburg, and Mavis Crawford of Atlanta, Georgia.  A mother-in-law, Annie Mae Hall; a God Father, Bennie Dotson both of Vicksburg; Also two brothers-in-law, Anthony (Cecelia) Hall of Clinton, MS and Sammie Lee (Cheryl) Hall, of Memphis, TN; two sisters-in-law, Sharon (Billy) Walton of Greenville, MS; Daytra Carter, of Southaven, MS; 7 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A special cousin, Sharon Tucker, of Vallejo, CA.

                              
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                                               Mr. Frenchie Bernard Taylor

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, March 28, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                            
                                           Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, March 29, 2014
                                              12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                   
Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Frenchie Bernard Taylor
was born July 6, 1974 to Mary Lucille Taylor and Willie Lee Washington in Hinds County.

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Greater New St. Paul in Tunica, Mississippi. He later joined Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Alfred Lassiter, Jr. Frenchie was a veteran of the United States Navy serving onboard the USS Siapan in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was a Culinary Arts Specialist. He became a chef for Roadhouse Restaurant in Duson, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by: his grandmothers, the late Nellie Marie Cater and Ethel Washington; an aunt, Odessa Washington; and two uncles, Harry Washington, Jr., and George Washington.

Frenchie was a loving father and gentle giant. He loved all of his family dearly. He departed this life on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one daughter, Francheska Aliyah Taylor; his mother, Mary L. Collins; father, Willie Lee Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Onita (Alfred) Lassiter and Sheila Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Cassandra (Russell) Glover of Lexington Park, Maryland and Arlicia (Joe) Coleman of Orlando, Florida; five brothers, Robert (Lisa) Rogers of Boston, Massachusetts, Kenny Rogers of Clermont, Florida, Anthony (Staci) Washington of Beloit, Wisconsin, David Lemar Hoyt and Scotty Hoyt of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; nine nieces, eleven nephews, and a host of cousins, uncles, aunts, including a very special aunt, Nellie Harris, the Carter, Harris, Taylor, Ford, Washington and Rogers Family and a host of loving friends.

                              
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                                               Mrs. Willie Mae Jones

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, March 22, 2014

                                               10:00am - 11:00am                                                                                                          
                                        Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, March 22, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Willie Mae Lewis Jones was born on September 3, 1918 to the Willie Lewis and Susie Jones Lewis in Phillips County, Arkansas.

She was reared in Vicksburg, Mississippi and attended Magnolia High School.  She worked for Dr. C.E. Buckner of Vicksburg, Mississippi for six years.  In 1941, Willie Mae relocated to Newark, New Jersey where she lived for many years.  She retired in Gainesville, Florida and return to Vicksburg in November of 1999.

Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, James Jones; mother, Susie Lewis; father, Willie Lewis; two sisters, Aline Coffer, Mary Lee Norman; and one brother, Joseph D. Hopkins.

Her memories will forever be cherished by her cousins, Robert (Joyce) Jones, Alma Jones, Carolyn Jefferson, Danielle Williams Ronnie Buck, Mattie Jones and James Williams all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Melvin Jones, Charles Jones, Ernest Jones, Myrtis Silas and Ruby Lee Buck all of California, Rosie Schemigel of Chicago, Illinois, niece, Michelle Reed of Fresno, Texas; nephew, Melvin Earl Hopkins of Detroit, Michigan and a dear friend, Roberta Currie.                          

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                                               Mrs. Marie Young Sims

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, March 14, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                 5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                       
                                                 Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, March 15, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                          Repose in Church:            12:00noon                                                                                                                                                                  Mt. Alban M.B.
Church/2385 Mt. Alban Road

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Marie Young Sims was born on May 10, 1926 to Mr. Truly Richardson and Mrs. Mary P. Richardson on May 10, 1926 in Port Gibson, Mississippi.  She departed this life on March 9, 2014 at River Region Medical Center. She was 87 years old.

 

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mount Alban Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.  

 

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Truly and Mary Richardson; husbands, Mitchell Young, Sr. and Eddie Sims; two children; Mary Louise Carter and Mitchell Young, Jr.; three grandchildren, Fitzgerald Giles, Columbus Richardson and Richie Anderson.


Her memories will be forever cherished by her eleven children; four daughters, Deloris Dixon of District Heights, Maryland, Annie Lee Giles of Temple Hills, Maryland, Margie Ree Richardson and Cariola Price both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seven sons, Samuel Lee (Joan)  Richardson of Forestville, Maryland, Sam Wilson, Jr. of District Heights, Maryland, Elbert (Blanche) Young of Marietta, Georgia, Zachary (Dianne) Young of Natchez, MS, Willie Earl (Sherry) Young, Michael Young and Gregory Young all of Vicksburg, MS; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Dora M. Wolf of Vicksburg and Etta Claiborne of Port Gibson, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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                                               Miss Danielle Dejuan Peoples

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, March 14, 2014

                                               5:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  5:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                                         
                                             Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, March 15, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Ave

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery


Danielle DeJuan Peoples was born to Edward Peoples, Sr. and Juanita McKenzie on September 14, 1998.

Danielle committed her life to God at the tender age of ten.  She was a faithful member of the New Mt. Elem Baptist Church, where she was a junior usher and a former member of the Angels of Heaven Praise Ministry.  Her love for dance led her to I Can Fly Ministries Radical Praise for Christ where she praised and danced for God until her death.

Danielle was a former member of Girl Scout Troop #5184.  She spent numerous years volunteering and selling the infamous Girl Scout cookies.  Danielle was an excellent speller.  While a student at Travelers Rest Christian Academy, she competed twice in the State-Level spelling bee.  Danielle was a sophomore at Vicksburg High School where she participated in numerous activities.  She was a member of Ambassadors for Christ.  She continued dedicating her time as a volunteer manager with the VHS track team.

Danielle is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, the late Eddie Peoples and maternal great-grandmother, the late Susie L. Smith.

In addition to her loving parents, Danielle leaves behind: paternal grandmother, Mary Peoples of Edwards, Mississippi; maternal grandmother Juanita McKenzie of Vicksburg, MS; siblings, Jackie Peoples-Dorsey (Shawn) of Vicksburg, MS; Tosca Wright of Austell, GA; LaDonna Sanders of Edwards, MS; Kontrell Tobias of Vicksburg, MS: T’Nile Peoples-Claiborne (Kenny) of Vicksburg, MS; Edward Peoples, Jr. (Joan) of Douglasville, GA; Keisha Mobley of Vicksburg, MS; Edwin Peoples of Vicksburg, MS: Joshua Peoples, Elizabeth Peoples, Genesis Peoples of Dallas, TX; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.                     

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                                               Mrs. Katie M. Neal

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, March 8, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                                                         
                                             Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Sunday, March 9, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Mt. Hebron Church Cemetery/Tucker Road, Bovina, MS.

Katie Mae Neal was born April 17, 1951 to the late Ira and Mary Reed in Bovina, Mississippi. She was baptized at Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Reverend James Williams.

Katie was a homemaker and loving mother of six children who made her proud. She was filled with compassion to help anyone in need. She was successful in raising her five boys to stand as independent and respectful men.

Katie has one daughter (and caregiver), Crissy Neal who she has raised to work hard, to be God fearing and to take care of her family. She has played a major role in the lives of her grandchildren and great grands who also made her proud.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Mary Reed; along with her sisters, Virginia “Sista” Ivory, Rosie “Lee Lee” (Joe) Nelson; her brothers, Leonard “L.B.” (Mary) Cook, George Henry “Jack” Reed, Sr. and Robert Lee “Bob” Reed, Sr.; and one grandson, Terry Robinson.

Katie leaves to cherish her memories: her daughter, Crissy Neal of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five sons, Karl Neal of Redwood, Mississippi, Kendrick (Toya) Neal of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kevin (Lisa) Neal, Keith (Christy) Neal and Kyle (Tarsha) Neal all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; twenty-two grandchildren, Karl, Jr., Chelsa, Jasmine, Laquita, Kayla, Ciara, Kendrick, Jr., Kendall, Jerrick (Amber), Patrick, Katia, LaKevion, Maurice, Sheridan, Shedarian, Zkeariah, Jerry, Kyleigh, Ravin, Romeo, and DeMarcus; 2 grandchildren, Jayden and Aalaysha; sister, Ivory Mae (Charles, Sr.) Rushing of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Bruce Reed of Bovina, Mississippi; two sisters-in-law, Mazolla Reed of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Georgia Reed of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Sterling ivory, Sr., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Columbus Neal, Jr.

Katie departed this world as she lived her life at peace with her family by her side.

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                                               Mr. Eddie Ray Gray

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Monday, March 3, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                                                         
                                             Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Tuesday, March 4, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                        
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery


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                                               Mrs. Clottie Allison

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday, February 28, 2014

                                              1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                         Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                 
                                                                     Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                 

Funeral Services:              Saturday, March 1, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   
New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church/Poplar & Fayette 

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery


Clottie Allison was born September 10, 1925, in Clinton, Mississippi to the late Mr. And Mrs. Sim and Bessie Putman.

She departed her life on February 20, 2014 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Clottie was 88 years old.

She was a dedicated usher at her church until her illness. “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord.”

Clottie Allison was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Sim Putman and the late Bessie Putman; her daughter, Rose Lee Harris Taylor; her sisters Alberta Batte, Annie Mae Magee, Mattie Schler, Josie Brown, Marie McCombs, Ada Gaines, Marlie Atkinsen, Bertha Lewis; one brother, Fred Putman and other siblings; a granddaughter, Clottie Lee Harris; grandson, Solomon Harris; great-grandson, David Becker; great-granddaughter, Tilian Becker.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories: her grandson, Roosevelt (Lee Ester) Rounds that she reared as her son; granddaughters, Bobbie (Joseph) Allen, Sharon Becker, Rose Lee Becker, Betty Harris that she reared as daughters; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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                                               Mrs. Bobbie Ann Hodge Noel

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday, February 22, 2014

                                              12:00noon - 1:00pm                                                                                                     
                                             Bethlehem M.B. Church/Edwards, MS                                                               

Funeral Services:              Saturday, February 22, 2014
                                              1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                        
Bethlehem M.B. Church/Edwards, MS 

Interment:                            St. Paul Church Cemetery/Edwars, MS



Bobbie Ann Noel was born on November 26, 1953, to the late Agnes and Lee Lester Hodge in Edwards, MS.  

Bobbie accepted Christ in her life at an early age. She was baptized at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She later became a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Bobbie attended grammar school in Edwards, MS. She attended Hinds County Agricultural High School where she graduated in 1971.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her loving life-long companion Willie Earl Hubbard; two brothers, Robert Lee and Walter Hodge; and a special Uncle-Raymond (Bo) Hodge.

Bobbie was a devoted mother and grandmother, she aided in raising three generations of children. Always seeking opportunities to bring the family together, Bobbie conducted Sunday dinners. Her legacy of being a phenomenal caregiver will live in the hearts of all that loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Three sons, Ramiro (Shawanda) Noel of Vicksburg, MS; Clifford Hubbard Noel and Dorian Hodge of Edwards, MS; Six Grandchildren, Corlandus Nelson, Derrick Nelson, Kalandria Nelson, Kevondre Noel of Edwards, MS; Jessica Williams of Bolton, MS; and Charesse Moore of Vicksburg, MS. One great granddaughter, Corneshia Nelson of Edwards, MS; One daughter in law, Kesha Nelson Noel; Four brothers, Hillman Earl (Bonnie) Hodge, Willie (Claudette) and Lester Hodge all of Edwards, MS and Kennard (Deloris) Hodge of Atlanta, GA; Three sisters; Glenda Hodge of Jackson, MS, Verlene Hodge of Edwards, MS, and Alice (Willie) Shorter of Vicksburg, MS; One sister in law, Nefia Hodge of Tacoma, Washington; One uncle, Walter Hunter of Little Rock Arkansas, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

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                                               Mrs. Lena Mae Nickerson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Saturday,
February 15, 2014
                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                                                                 
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:              Sunday, February 16, 2014
                                               1:00pm                                                                                                                  
                                               Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Ingleside Cemetery/Port Gibson, MS

On January 5, nineteen hundred and fifty-five, I was born the baby girl of the late Scott Sr., and Pearline Bell “Honey” Nash in Claiborne County. I had grandparents that loved me dearly-the late John Madison and Lena Bishop Bell and the late Tom and Emma Nash.

I was reared with my sisters Bobbie Jean Wesley of Vicksburg, MS, Angela Yvonne and Emma Lee Nash of Port Gibson, MS and the late Ethel Ruth Parker and Wilma Lee Nash and my brothers, Marcus “Mike” Nash of Port Gibson and the late Scott Nash, Jr.

God blessed me to bear lovely fruits: a son, Anthony Nash and two daughters, Tina (Roy) Qualls and Zel Odoms all of Vicksburg, MS.  He also blessed me with a son and daughter who will greet me when I reach my Heavenly Home.  From my fruits I received nine grandchildren: Alaka Freeman, DeArius Christmas, Jamoni Odoms, Jaylen Odoms, Royveon Qualls, Tekarius Qualls, Zhy’yae Qualls, Anthony Nash Jr., DeAnthony Nash all of Vicksburg, MS and three that weren’t by blood but I loved them just the same: Shonterria and Roy Qualls, Jr. and Charles Mitchell of Vicksburg, MS.

I was blessed with two great grandchildren, Elkreyonia and Elton Wilson, Jr., of Vicksburg, MS. In the late 1990’s I met my husband, John Nickerson and to this union I received three daughters, Khellie (Chris) Lockridge, Cretonia Nickerson of Vicksburg, MS and Toni Nickerson of North Carolina. This union blessed me with grandchildren as well: Charity and Kelsey, and Chris Lockridge, Emari and Eyana Nickerson of Vicksburg, MS; a sister-in-law, Joanne (Riley) Reese of Detroit, Michigan and two brothers-in-law, Norman and Peter Price of Vicksburg, MS. I leave two aunts to cherish my memories; Dorothy Bell and Maddie Lee Bell of Vicksburg, MS and oh so many nieces and nephews.  I leave my cousins whom I love dearly of the Bell and Nash decedents. I leave behind so many good friends.



                                               Ms. Zorada Derby

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday,
February 14, 2014
                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                                                                 
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:              Saturday, February 15, 2014
                                               1:00pm                                                                                                                  
                                               Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ms. Zorada Derby, affectionately remembered as “Zoe”, was born May 27, 1957,tothe late Edna Prentiss-Derby and the late Roscoe Derby, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She was baptized at early age into the Baptist faith.  She loved the Lord; and she worshiped with Truly Ministries untilher passing.

 

Zoe was a graduate of Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Hinds Community College in Utica, Mississippi.

 

Zoe was preceded in death by:  two sisters, Theresa Derby-Myles and Lillian Derby-Miller; two brothers, Willie Freeman and Leroy Prentiss-Bride; and an aunt, Louise “Charlie” Means.

 

Zoe leaves to cherish her memories:  one daughter, Natasha (Eric) West of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Larry Freeman of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three grandchildren;  Seven West, Dallas West, and Dakota West;  a special niece, Octavia Myles; special nephews Charles Myles, Jr. and Joshua Myles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the Derby, Calvin, Williams, Myles, Freeman, Prentiss, West, Chiplin, Eastman, and Cosey families.

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                                               Mr. Ronald "Malibu" Wells

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Friday,
February 14, 2014
                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                        Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                                                                   
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:              Saturday, February 15, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                        Repose in Church:            10:00am                                                                                                                   
                                               Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. Ronald Wells, affectionately called ‘Malibu’ was born in Vicksburg, MS on November 20, 1950 to the late Roy Wells, Sr. and Lucille Smith Wells.

He began his Christian walk early in life at Mt
. Zion #1 M. B. Church where he was baptized under the leadership of the late Rev. James Miller.
 
A 1968 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School
, he continued his studies at Utica Junior College and Alcorn A & M College. His studies were in the field of Architecture, concentrating on carpentry. With skillful hands, he went to work at Grand Gulf where he later retired.

He was united in holy matrimony to Vera Ann Shorter on March 27, 1975.  He was a
loving husband, father, hard worker, and a man of integrity.  On February 5, 2014, Ronald transitioned from this earthly home and has now joined his father and mother in their heavenly home.

He leaves to cherish his life of memories to his loving wife, Vera, two sons, Ronald T. Wells and Raffel D. Wells both of Vicksburg, MSand a step-daughter, Agnes M. Shorter of Bedford, TX;His siblings, Catherine Webb-Parker of Vallejo, CA, Roy Wells, Jr. of Everett, WA, Shirley Wells-Hill of Memphis TN,and half-sister, Rosalyn (Michael) Gates of Vicksburg, MS;two sister-in-laws, Theresa (Michael) Edwards ofVicksburg, MS,and Frances (David) Jones of Aurora, IL; two brother-in-laws, Percy (Monica) Shorter and John (Vicki) Shorter both of Vicksburg, MS;four grandchildren, Zayden Hatchett, Shayron Myles,Tavia Shorter, and Paige Hester. Also to cherish his memory are a host of nieces. nephews, cousins and close family friends including Janice Allen.  

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                                               Mr. Julius "Fess" Johnson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:                            Wednesday, February 12, 2014

                                               1:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                       
Family Present:                  5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                                                                                                                      Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home                                                                        

Funeral Services:              Thursday, February 13, 2014
                                              11:00am                                                                                                                        Repose in Church:            10:00am                                                                                                                                                                      Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue

Interment:                            Cedar Hill Cemetery

Julius "Fess" Johnson was born on January 14, 1941 to the proud parents of Ivory Johnson, Sr. and Mary Florence Johnson. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Pilgrim M. B. Church, where he remained faithfully as a Deacon until his death.

He was preceded in death by his daughter; Deborah Sims, his parents, two sisters, Ethel Smith and Rosemary Walker, two brothers, Ivory Johnson Jr. and Noah Johnson.

At an early age, he was joined in holy matrimony to Rosie L. Stampley. They remained together for forty-eight years. He departed this earthly life on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at his home on Oak Ridge Road.

Mr. Johnson was a 1962 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He attended Utica Jr. College, where he received an Associate Degree in Industrial Arts Education in 1964. He later attended Mississippi Valley State University, where he received his Bachelors' of Arts Degree in Industrial Vocational Education. He also attended Jackson State University, and did additional studies in Education.  Mr. Johnson joined his brother, Noah, and they were involved in building and repairing houses in Vicksburg. He also built his home on Oak Ridge Road. Mr. Johnson was an avid hunter and noted fisherman. Julius taught Industrial Arts for Vicksburg Warren Schools and Hinds Community College for thirty-four years. He retired in 2000. His legacy as an educator was instilled in his children, Michelle, Charisse, Dexter and Derrick.

Julius leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife, Rosie Stampley Johnson, two sons, Derrick Johnson of Ridgeland, MS; and Julian Dexter Johnson of Vicksburg, MS; and two daughters: Charisse (Donny) Brown of Vicksburg, MS and Michelle Bradford of Chicago, IL; grandchildren; Asia and Laila Brown, Marquis Johnson, Julian Harris and J'Kiara Hems; one great grandchild, Aaiden Harris, two sisters, Bessie (Reverend Elzie) O'Neal and Margaret Marshall of Vicksburg, MS; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Dora Coleman, and a special sister-in-law Nancy Johnson of Vicksburg, MS; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the Norfort, Williams, Daniels, and Doss families.


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Mr. Alonzo Brandon

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 7, 2014
3:00pm - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm China Grove M.B. Church/1014 China Grove Rd, Port Gibson, MS

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 8, 2014
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Beechland M. B. Church/12178 Russum Westside Rd, Port Gibson, MS
Interment: McCaa Cemetery/Hwy 61 South

Alonzo Brandon, the third of ten children born to the late Abraham and Martha Duffin Brandon, began his earthly journey on November 22, 1923. "Buddy", as he was known to his family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Port Gibson, MS. He was educated in the Claiborne County Public School System.

At an early age, Alonzo accepted Christ as his personal savior. He was baptized at Beechland Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully for many years as a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and church Treasurer. To guide his children in the right direction, Alonzo and his children attended Sunday school every Sunday.

In 1949, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Williams. Alonzo and Marjorie renewed their wedding vows in April 1999, celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple's six children were members of the wedding party. At the time of his death, the couple had been married almost sixty-five years.

An avid deer hunter, Alonzo was a member of the Montgomery Hunting Club, the oldest Black hunting club in the state of Mississippi. He received several trophies which are proudly displayed in his home. He also enjoyed working in his garden and maintaining an immaculate lawn.

Alonzo
worked several jobs across the years to provide for his family. His employment history included truck driver for Callendar's Logging Company, Labor Leader and Welder for LeTourneau, Inc. He retired from Cooper Lighting Company (formerly Westinghouse) after 20+ years of service.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Abraham and Martha D. Brandon; son, John E. Brandon of Jackson, MS; daughter, Annie Lee Brandon Tate of St. Louis, MO; sister, Emma Brandon Neyland of Gloster, MS; six brothers, Abraham and James Brandon of Columbus, OH; Richard Brandon of Jackson, MS; Amos, Burris and Henry Brandon of May- wood, IL. His memories will live on through his devoted wife, Marjorie; six children, E. Kennedy Brandon (Carman) of Detroit, MI; Vivian Brandon of Clinton, MS; Carl Brandon of Port Gibson, MS; Maxine Brandon Johnson (Carl) of DeSoto, TX; Dennis Brandon (Glenda) of Vicksburg, MS; Willie Mack Brandon of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Martha Brandon Wright of Columbus, OH; Cordelia Brandon King of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Lucille R. Elmore

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 7, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 8, 2014
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Lucille Richardson Singleton Elmore was born July 8, 1916 in Edwards, Mississippi to Alonzo Richardson and Minnie Bryant White.

Lucille was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. James Esther Elmore. She confessed Christ at an early age at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi. She later moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi and joined Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend F. P. Short. She was a faithful member of Zion Travelers where she sang in the choir for many years until her health failed. She was a loving, caring, well-known person. She was a homemaker and attended Saint Mary Catholic School.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo Richardson and Minnie Bryant White; husband, James Esther Elmore; sons Alonzo Singleton, Fred Singleton and Ulysses Singleton; two brothers, Percy Bryant and King Charles Bryant; maternal grandmother, Lucy Sutton; paternal grandfather, Jonas Sutton; two grandchildren, Karl Slaughter and Lorraine B. Blackmore, nephews, U L Wright and Ishamel M. Singleton; sons-in law, Nathaniel Brown and James Boyd, Sr.; aunt, Bessie Campbell; uncles, Freddy Richardson and Eddie Richardson; niece, Mozella B. Flaggs.

Lucille leaves to cherish her fond memories; her loving daughters, Eula S. Brown, Alma S. Boyd, Mattie Robinson, Daisy Harbin of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Matilda (Lincoln) Haynes of Shreveport, Louisiana; sons, John (Marceline) Singleton of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Elex Singleton of Bovina, Mississippi; daughters-in law, Sandra Barnes of Michigan, Lula Singleton of Flint, Michigan and Darlia Singleton of Flushing, Michigan; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; twenty-five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends including the Richardson, Singleton, Slaughter, Boyd, Flaggs, Bishop, Wright, Willis, Wheatley, Davis, Smith, and Edwards families.

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Mrs. Gene Edward Crowley

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 24, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Graveside Services: Saturday, January 25, 2014
12:00noon Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mrs. Patricia G. Williams

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Mr. Richard Banks

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 24, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 25, 2014
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Richard Banks was born on October 15, 1948 to the late Evelyn James and William H. Banks.

Richard was baptized at Greater Mt. Lebanon at an early age.

Richard was united in holy matrimony to Brenda Armstrong Banks on June 25, 2005.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn James and William H. Banks, a daughter, Jacqueline Banks James, a sister Hershey Wilson and a brother Otis Banks.

Richard departed this life on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Richard leaves to cherish his memories: a loving devoted wife, Brenda Banks. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Pamela Banks Gaines (Reginald), Kimberly R. Banks and LaKisha L. Butler; two sons, Richard E. Banks and Richard Ladell Butler; a stepson, Rufus L. Armstrong (Delisha),. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, William Banks (Marian) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Eddie James of Jackson, Mississippi; one uncle, Donald Banks of Los Angeles, California; two special aunts, Zulane Bell and Verda Smith; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 2. God daughters, Y -Nikki Clark and Jada Sanders all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives including the Armstrong, Ellis, Smith, Jackson, Goldsberry, Kaiser, Gaines, Frye, Warner, Wilson and Reed families.

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Mr. Austin McKinley Brown

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 17, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 18, 2014
1:00pm Zion Travelers M.B. Church/1701 Poplar Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Austin McKinley Brown (Noke) was born on January 25, 1952 to Willie Henry Brown, Sr. and Gloria Brown. Austin accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Springhill M.B. Church. He graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1971. After graduation, he went to Utica College and then enlisted in the Air Force. He later joined the National Guard from which he retired. Austin’s passion for being a civil servant did not end after serving his country, he then went on to work as a deputy for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office before he became the north ward constable, in which he served for several years.

Austin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Austin & Malissa Green; parents, Willie H. Brown and Gloria Brown and a brother, Richard Brown. He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Augustine Brown; brother, Willie H. Brown, Jr.; sister, Louise Dorsey; a special nephew, Eddie Dorsey, Jr.; aunts, Hazel Green and Thelma Rush; uncle, Clyde Green and special friends, Mable Peterson and Robbie Jean Ware, as well as other relatives including the Green, Prentiss and Rush family.

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Mrs. Farris R. Atkins

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 17, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 18, 2014
1:00pm Repose in Church: 12:00noon Buffalo United Methodist Church/Hwy 12, Kosciusko, MS
Interment: Church Cemetery

Mrs. Farris Ruth Hull-Atkins was born June 2, 1951, in Attala County, to the late Mr. Turnage and Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Hull. She met and married Andrew Atkins and lived in Detroit Michigan for over 20 years. After this marriage was dissolved, Farris moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi.

She attended Murphy High School in Walnut Grove, Mississippi and later received a degree in nursing from Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan. Farris worked for more than 32 as a registered nurse. She spent 15 years nursing in Detroit, Michigan, and ended her career in Mississippi at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She worked tirelessly taking care of patients and their families until her health failed her.

At an early age, Farris accepted Christ and joined the Buffalo United Methodist Church in Koscisuko, Mississippi. She later joined the Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi, under the leadership of Pastor Kemp Burley, Jr. Farris loved her church and her church family and was an active and dedicated member until God called her home.

Farris departed this life January 10, 2014, at River Region Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Turnage "Buddy" Hull and Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Hull and one brother, Mr. James Hull.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a special friend, Mr. Willie Milton of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three children - Marcus (Portia) Hull of Columbia, Mississippi, John (Ella) Andrews of Lena, Mississippi, and Anginette (Gregg) Browder of Springfield, Virginia; two sisters - Ida (James) Griffin and Brownie (Terry) Sparkman both of Walnut Grove, Mississippi; three brothers - Larry (Shelia) Hull of Racine, Wisconsin, Harvey (Sytrecia) Hull of Waynesboro, Mississippi, and Robert Hull of Walnut Grove, Mississippi; ten grandchildren - Jontiese Fortune, Marcus Henry, Cheonchet Andrews, Brandon Browder, Tyshaun Andrews, Tyler Hull, Jante Andrews, Briana Hull, Ashley Browder, and John Andrews, Jr.; special young ladies - Cynthia Milton, Renee Smith, and Kimberly Brown Lane all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special church friends, Mother Mary Miller and Doris Miller; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and co-workers.

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Mr. James Louis Porter, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, January 16, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, January 17, 2014
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

James Louis Porter Sr. was born August 27th, 1945 in Vicksburg, MS, to the late Arthur and Mamie Gant Porter.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Zion #4. He attended Faith Christian Center where he was a faithful praise team member. He also attended, and was a faithful member and Head Deacon of New Dimension World Church of Vicksburg until his passing.

He was an employee of the City of Vicksburg for 20 years. He was a lover of baseball, fishing, singing, dancing and basketball. He was united in holy matrimony to Lillian Calvin on October 5, 1968.

He transitioned this life to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at his home. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Sadie Blue; and two brothers, Harvey Louis Porter and Freddie Porter Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Lillian Calvin Porter; five children, Veronica Johnson, James Louis Porter Jr. (LiShawn) of Vicksburg, MS; Franshelia Porter Straughter (Bishop George) of Daytona Beach, FL; Tiffany Porter of Gulfport, MS and Toccara Hemphill of McComb, MS: two sisters, Alma (Arthur) Smith of Maywood, IL, and Helen Johnson of Vicksburg, MS; his grandchildren; Alexis, Jabari (Maria) Anthony, Kevon, Jah’Shawn, JaKayla, Tim’miera, Charles, Shawn, Shamarr, and Percy; great-grandchildren; Zaria, Aniya, and Emily; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Michael Dewayne Welch, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 10, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 11, 2014
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am New Oak Ridge M.B. Church/2875 Newman Road, Edwards, MS
Interment: Henry Cemetery/Newman Road

Michael Dewayne Welch, son of Shirley Welch and Leroy Clarke, was born July 20, 1977, in Grove Hill, Alabama.

Michael accepted Christ and was baptized at New Oak Ridge Church in Edwards, Mississippi under the leadership of Pastor K.C. Frazier. He sang in the youth choir in his early years. He also attended worship services at Campbell Chapel in Port Gibson, Mississippi where he resided for several years.

Michael was educated in Warren County Schools. He attended Vicksburg High School, where he played on the Varsity Football Team and graduated in the class of 1996. He furthered his education at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, where he received two degrees in the areas of Welding and Meat Management, along with other honors. Michael was employed at CBI in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Michael was a fun loving person. His smile would brighten up any room. He did not mind giving good advice or encouraging words. He was a diligent hard worker and provider. He loved attending family gatherings, enjoying football games and spending time with his uncles, cousins and friends. No matter what, he never forgot his Alabama upbringings; which included his aunts, sisters, cousins and especially his loving dad-Leroy and his brother-Tyrone.

Michael was a devoted and loving husband forever cherishing the love of his life, Dorothy.

Michael had a special place in his heart for his dear mom, Shirley. He always gave her encouraging words and helped her in any way he could.

On the cold night of January 6, 2002, his son Michael, Jr. was born. He became the “apple of his daddy’s eye”. They spent many days together as Michael, Jr. played football and was also in the band. They traveled, ate, learned, talked and shared many moments together. Their love could not have been more special.

God sent an Angel and said “Peace be Thine” on the morning of January 5, 2014, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Michael was preceded in death by: his maternal grandparents, the late Mr. L.C.”Bolo” and Mrs. Jannie B. Welch; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. I.V. Jackson Clarke; other aunts, uncles, and relatives.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Dorothy C. Welch; two sons, Michael Welch, Jr. and Johnnie Barnes, Jr.; two daughters, LaToya Barnes and Alexis Barnes; his mother, Shirley Welch (Vicksburg, Mississippi); his father, Leroy Clarke (Thomasville, Alabama); one brother, Tyrone Clarke (Thomasville, Alabama), two sisters, Rochelle and Shineka Robinson; uncles; John P. Welch, Sr. (Yvonne), Robert Welch, Shepeard Welch (Christine), Louis “Billy” Brown and Larry Dillard; aunts, Mary Welch, Diane Welch, Annette Foster (Ellis), Mary L. Brown, Rosetta Turner, Virginia McGill, and Ruby Lee Clarke; great uncles, Louis Whitley (Azalee) and John Whitley of Chicago, Illinois; great aunt, Virginia Jones; many, many special cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. He dearly loved them all!

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Mrs. Ollie P. Whitaker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 3, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 4, 2014
1:00pm Mount Calvary Church/1350 East Avenue
Interment: Porter's Chapel Church Cemetery


Ollie P. Whitaker was born on January 29, 1922 to the late Johnny and Annie Perkins in Warren County, Mississippi.

She confessed Christ at an early age. She was a member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She had a good heart and was willing to help anyone that needed help.

Ollie was preceded in death by her husband, George Whitaker; daughters, Rosie Johnson and Doris Perkins; sister, Irene Johnson; brothers, Albert Perkins, Ben Perkins, John Perkins and Joe Perkins.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory: three daughters, Georgia Moore, Lucy Moore and Theresa Sutherland all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; nine grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Kent Jones of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Mary Fenderson of New Orleans, Louisiana; brother, Melvin Perkins of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends


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Mr. Dominique L. Miller

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, January 4, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am Church of Christ/Culkin Road

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 4, 2014
11:00am Church of Christ/Culkin Road
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Dominique Ladale Miller was born June 15, 1991 to the proud parents of Jim and Nicole Miller in Vicksburg, Ms. Dominique accepted Christ as his savior and was baptized at the age of 12. He was a dedicated and faithful member of the Culkin Road Church of Christ. He served diligently in many capacities at his church. He had a great love for working in ministry!

Dominique loved to witness to others about his Lord and savior; he was always inviting and encouraging others to join him in going to the house of the Lord.

Dominique was a 2010 graduate of Warren Central High School. During his high school years he was a member of the JROTC team and received many outstanding awards, including citizenships and Olympic awards. Moreover, Dominique was a star running back for the school. He was known for being a leader of his team and having excellent team spirit! During his younger years he was involved in Martial Arts where he excelled in the sport. While participating in Martial Arts he achieved numerous awards, including advancement to the rank of Blue Belt.

Dominique was a loving, caring, and sharing young man who always extended a helping hand to anyone he saw who needed help. His smile was worth a million dollars! His parents referred to him as, "a gift from God!" The happy child who found joy in all seasons of his life is the person Dominique. Dominique was known for his positive outlook on life regardless of what the situation. His speech defined his actions: I won't complain!

Dominique's work history began at Kroger's; he later moved to Batesville Casket and finally to Mid-West Cleaning Service until he transitioned to be with the Lord. He was a hard worker and enjoyed going to work and working with his co-workers.

Dominique transitioned his life to be with the Lord and Savior on December 30, 2013. Dominique leaves to cherish his loving memories; his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Miller, Jr. (Nicole); Kieyonnia D. Miller (sister), Malcolm S. Miller (brother) Maternal Grandparents; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kelly Sr. (Cora); Paternal Grandmother, Ruth D. Miller all of Vicksburg; Ms; Uncles Robert Kelly (Femeca) Eric Kelly (Jan) Frederick Kelly, and God Brother Jamie Burkley. He leaves a host of aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins and relatives.

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Ms. Mildred Lee "Granny" Johnson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
10:00am - 11:00am Cedar Grove M.B. Church/3300 Grange Hall Road

Funeral Services: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
11:00am Cedar Grove M.B. Church/3300 Grange Hall Road
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mildred Lee Johnson, affectionately known as “Granny” was born May 5, 1947, to the union of Samuel Johnson and Maple Lowe Johnson in Carson, Mississippi.

She accepted God at an early age and grew up in the Shorts Chapel C.M.E. Church in Bassfield, Mississippi, and later became an associate member of the Waterloo Missionary Baptist Church in Lorman, Mississippi and continued her Christian walk at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Mildred grew up in the Shorts Chapel Community in Jefferson Davis, County, and, spent her formative educational years at Carver High School in Bassfield, Mississippi. She moved to Alcorn State University in October of 1981 to live with Lee Roy and Betty Johnson and later resided in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

On December 27, 2013, Mildred departed this earthly life at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Maple Johnson, sisters Grace Booth and Lucielle Gray, and a brother Richard Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories: her beloved brother, Lee Roy (Betty) Johnson, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her beloved sister, Earnestine (Rayfus) Hall of Mt. Olive, Mississippi; nieces Grace Yvette (Maurice) McFarland, Sr. of San Antonio, Texas, Andrea (Gabe) Harris of Vicksburg, Mississippi and nephews Kenneth Hall of Mt. Olive, Mississippi, Richard (Crystal) Johnson of Marietta, Georgia, Mitchell Sims of Columbia, Mississippi; Robert Johnson of Fresno, California, Dorian Gray of Fayette, Mississippi, Terance Price of Bassfield, Mississippi; and a host of relatives and friends including special family friend Sharron Harris of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Mr. Wade Sylvester Elzie, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, December 30, 2013
10:00am - 11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Monday, December 30, 2013
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. Jerome W. Nickson

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 8, 2013
12:00noon Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery


Mr. Jerome Wayne Nickson, “TuTu” was born July 17, 1959 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Joe Williams and Bessie Lee Howard, (Revell Howard, Sr., stepfather).

He attended Warren Central High School. He worked many years as a construction worker.

Jerome loved his family and friends. He found joy and pleasure in helping others, especially his beloved wife, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He enjoyed motorcycle bike riding and fishing. He was a very friendly person and would always greet you with a “smile”.

Jerome was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Dean Davis, his parents, Joe Williams and Bessie Lee Howard, his stepfather, Revell Howard, Sr., and several siblings.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one step-son, Elwin Johnson, Sr. (Rosalyn) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sisters, Albertha Tolliver of San Francisco, California, Callie Caston of Los Angeles, California, and Joann Reese (Riley) of Detroit, Michigan; brothers, Charlie Williams of Los Angeles, California, John L. Nickson (Lena), Norman Price, Sr., and Roy Nickson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


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Mr. T. J. Robinson, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, June 7, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 8, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Belmont M. B. Church/4446 Charlie Brown Road
Interment: Belmont Church Cemetery

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Mrs. Dora J. Sims

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, June 1, 2013
12:00noon - 5:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Monday, June 3, 2013
12:00noon Wayside Church of Deliverance/1404 Clinton-Raymond Road
Interment: Orange Hill Church Cemetery

Dora Sims was born, January 22, 1948, to the late Joseph and Estein Guice in Bolton, Mississippi, Hinds County. She departed this life on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her sister Ruby Bell, her brother James Guice, and her son-in-law Apostle Andrew Fulgham.

Pastor Sims accepted Christ at the age of 13 and was a member of Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined Wayside Church of Deliverance in July, 1983. She served as an active soldier, prayer warrior and intercessor for many years. She also did evangelical work in many areas including: street ministry, nursing home ministry, prison ministries, radio broadcasting and soul seeking ministries. In January of 2007, she
founded Wayside New Jerusalem Ministries where she served as Senior Pastor. The ministry started in Raymond, Mississippi and later relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She served as a faithful and dedicated Pastor until her death.

Pastor Sims worked in food service for many years. After working many years for River Hills Country Club, God lead her to start her own business, "The Potter's Kitchen". She owned and operated her restaurant for 10 years. She was an amazing cook, and was famous for a number of dishes, including peach cobbler, banana nut bread and dressing.

She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Jacqueline Fulgham (Largo, Maryland), Trina Sims (Pompano Beach, Florida), Willie Ann Sims (Fort Lauderdale, Florida); two grandchildren, Anjosanlynn Fulgham and Andrew Fulgham, II; three brothers, Leon Guice (Jackson, Mississippi), Joseph (Ollie Mae) Guice, Jr., (Edwards, Mississippi), and Emmanuel (Sylvia) Guice (Bolton, Mississippi); six sisters, Mary (Robert) Daniels (Edwards, Mississippi), Gussie (Jerome) Miller, Rose Daniels and Anna Guice (all of Louisiana), Christine Guice (Pasaguola, Mississippi), and Shirley Guice (Atlanta, Georgia); and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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Mr. Johnny Johnson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 31, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, June 2, 2013
2:00pm Repose in Church: 1:00pm Pleasant Valley M.B. Church/260 Hwy 27
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Johnny Johnson was born on December 17, 1964, to parents J.D. (deceased) and Evangeline Hayes in Edwards, Mississippi. He was the 15th of seventeen children. He passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Rosie Harvey and Nathan Haggard; parental grandparent Susie Richardson; four brothers, Gregory, Robert Earl, J. D., and James Franklin Johnson and one nephew, Paul Johnson.

He was educated in Edwards, Mississippi and was a 1983 graduate of Utica High School. He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Ratcliff Chapel in Edwards, Mississippi.

He met the love of his life, his soul mate, Linda White, in 1992. After dating her for five years, he married his soul mate. To this union no children were born. Johnny and Linda were preparing to celebrate 16 years of marriage on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

He was not afraid of hard work, after graduation he was employed with Koestler Pallet Sales in Edwards, Mississippi, for over 31 years. He never met a stranger; he was full of life and lived life to the fullest. He had a special way with all children that crossed his path. He had a special bond with his grandchildren.

Johnny enjoyed all that life had to offer him. He kept a smile on his face and kept the dance floor hot with his smooth moves. There was never a dull moment when he was around.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories: his loving and devoted wife of 16 years, Linda White Johnson; his mother , Evangeline Hayes; three daughters, Joni Warner, Janeshia Jefferson and Shemekia Jones all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sons, Jonathan Warner and Leonard Jones both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Jermaine Furnace of Texas; eight grandchildren, Kemiya B. Wallace, Kemond Jones, Chelsea Rankin, Chauncey Rankin, Airon Jones, A’Mar Jones, Lenzoria Jones and Larry Thomas all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sisters, Deloris (Daniel), Johnson and Gertrude (A.J.) Montgomery, both of Edwards, Mississippi, Della Johnson of Memphis, Tennessee and Bobbie Jean Johnson of Los Angeles, California; nine brothers, Frank (Yvonne) Johnson, Columbus Johnson and Andy A. Johnson all of Los Angeles, California, Donald Ray (Chiquita) Johnson, James Johnson, and Cornelius Johnson of Edwards, Mississippi, Earl Lee Johnson of Champaign, Illinois, Ernest (Barbara) Johnson of Detroit, Michigan, and Jerry Johnson of Clinton, Mississippi: three special nephews, Melvin Johnson of Bolton, Mississippi, Cordderious and Ricky Johnson of Jackson, Mississippi, two special nieces, Coretta (Ernest) Frazier of Edwards, Mississippi, and Loretta (Wayne) Walls of Phoenix, Arizona; nine sisters-in-law, Cherry White Chatman, Dorothy White (Louis) Miles, Tina White (James) Dillard, Leona White Craig, Carrie Stewart, Patricia White, Johnnie R. White and Gladys White Sanders all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Lillie Stewart of San Diego, California; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives including the Mays, Sanders, Robinson and Harvey Families of Edwards , Mississippi.


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Mr. Marvin O. Robinson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
4:00pm - 7:00pm Collins Northside Chapel/461 Northside Drive, Jackson, MS

Funeral Services: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:am Greater Bethlehem Temple Church/1505 Robinson Street, Jackson, MS
Interment: Garden Memorial Park Cemetery

If I Could Be His Voice .............................

To my family and friends - what must be going through your minds right at this moment. I can only imagine that some of you, your thoughts are traveling back in time to a special day, January 19, 1952. Yes, I was that little country boy born to John Curtis and Lillie Mae Robinson in Clinton, Mississippi. My parents and brother, Carza, preceded me in death.

Although I was born here, during my early years, my family moved to Harvey, Illinois, where I attended grade school and high school and began working a variety of jobs. One job I loved in particular, was training and grooming race horses at several race tracks throughout the United States. Nothing so challenging as training horses to become winners.

I'm Marvin, but many call me "Sug", Uncle Sug", Cousin Sug and "Grand daddy Sug". I'm sure that by those who know me, I'm called a lot of "other names" too. Uh huh, go ahead and laugh, I knew I would get you with that one. Remember, laughter is good, it makes the heart happy. If a tear begins to drop, it's okay, tears bring about a cleansing, a refreshing, a new direction. However, I would rather you remember how I could make you laugh so hard, your sides would hurt (including mine); or, make you so mad that I knew it was time for me to leave - or you.

Anyway, through the years, I met the love of my life. When I asked Nay to marry me (May 28, 1994), to my surprise, she said yes and my favorite cousins made it happen right here in Clinton, Mississippi. My wife has been my "Angel" and has stuck by me to this end. I leave her to cherish almost 19 years of marriage. I know without a doubt that she will continue to be stedfast in her walk with God and that God's capable and loving hands will take care of her. She led me to Jesus and I was baptized in His Name. Trinia Linette, our daughter, passed away on October 24, 2004, but added to our family two grandsons, Derrick Macklin and Trenell Adams.

You may have already shared your thoughts about me during this time, but let me share with you my many talents. Our family grew up on hard times, so we learned to survive. Learning how to cook was one. I think I did pretty well in this area because some of you would lick those fingers, want more and say, that was good! Did I ever play a trick on you as to what you were eating?

I also loved to fish. I'd grab my fishing poles, bate them and sit by the water waiting to catch that big one. Nobody could beat me except my fishing buddy All and he had no problem bragging about it. I won't mention any names, but someone in particular thought they could beat old "Pops". Oops, did I give that person away? Be quiet Tammy, don't laugh! I think they know who they are.

Give me my lawn equipment and I was your next landscaper - Marvin's Landscapping. And lastly, I loved spending time tilling and growing my own vegetables. I kept Nay busy. I was going to make a country girl out of her one way or another. It's nothing like growing your own food. Anything to do with being outdoors, that was me.

To my daughter Tammy Evans, step-daughter Christy (Jawon) Thomas, my sons Derrick Mack, Marvin (Money) Evans, Tommie Scales and Christopher Miller, choose to make better lives for yourselves and all of my grandchildren. Don't look back on the negatives as to what should have been, but push ahead in the areas where you saw my strength and not my weakness. My pride did not let me tell you enough that I loved you. those three words were so hard for me to say. Nay could read me so easily and she knew that when you have lived a hard life, sometimes the shame of it all can't find its way to the surface to simply say, "please forgive me". The love was always there. Don't let my past failures give you an excuse not to do what is right.

Nay would say, we all stand before God to give an account for how we have lived our lives. Honestly search your lives and make sure you are not just talking the Word of God, but living the Word of God. Don't let it be said, "Too Late".

And finally, I also leave to cherish my memories: my four brothers, Charles (Andria) Robinson, Harvey, Illinois, Johnny Lee (Doris) Manor, John C. (Rebecca) Robinson, Jr., Floyd Robinson; two sisters, Lenora Robinson and Gloria (Willie) Taylor, all residing in Mississippi. My brother Joshua Robinson recently passed away, April 15, 2013.

My love to 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends


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Mrs. Florence O. Kiner

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 24, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 25, 2013
12:00noon Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Florence O’Neal Kiner was born on November 12, 1944 in Vicksburg to the late Lucille O’Neal Elmore and George O’Neal and her stepfather John Elmore.

Florence passed away on May 21, 2013 at Heritage House Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Donnell Kiner; her parents Lucille O’Neal Elmore, George O’Neal and her stepfather John Elmore; two sisters, Eliza O’Neal and Rose Mary O’Neal and a brother, Johnny O’Neal.

She was the proud mother of 3 daughters whom she loved dearly. Her presence, guidance and love will be greatly missed.

Florence accepted Christ at an early age. She was of the Baptist faith. She was employed at Shady Lawn Nursing Home as a dietitian.

She is survived by three daughters, Janice O’Neal, Linda O’Neal and Carolyn Kiner; three sisters, Beatrice Thomas, Willie Williams and Juanita O’Neal; two brothers, Joseph O’Neal and Charles Phoenix; seven grandchildren, Charles O’Neal, Paul O’Neal, Tamika O’Neal, Timothy O’Neal, Sharon O’Neal, Sharita O’Neal and Kendra O’Neal; great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews along with family friend, Jackie Dart Lewis.


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Mr. George Bell

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, May 20, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dean's Memorial Funeral Home/745 HWY 468, Brandon, MS

Funeral Services: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Sandhill M.B. Church/1197 Greenfield Circle, Brandon, MS
Interment: Sandhill Church Cemetery

On November 5, 1958, God blessed George Bell and Dora Lee Bell with a son, George E. Bell, which they adored very much. Both of his parents preceded him in death. George made his transition from this world to his heavenly home on May 14, 2013 through the passage way of East Jefferson Medical Center.

George was born in Chicago, Illinois, and mostly reared in Brandon, Mississippi. He was educated at Carter School in Brandon and Northwest High in Chicago, Illinois.

He confessed his belief in Christ and was baptized at an early age at Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend N. C. Taylor. George attended Sandhill for many years until he united with the Tree of Life Church in Jackson, Mississippi where he served as a deacon in training.

He resided in the state of Mississippi until his recent move a little over two years ago to Metairie, Louisiana. He attended Sounds of Worship Church of Metairie, Louisiana under the leadership of Pastor Lolita Pippin and Pastor Colin Pippin, where he served faithfully until God called him home.

He labored at Drago's Restaurant in Metairie which he enjoyed and often spoke of in a very positive light in that they had a family environment; he has now moved up to a higher calling to labor in God's vineyard.

George loved the Lord with all his heart; it was certainly his favorite topic of discussion. He spent lengthy time studying God's word, he did not just read it, he knew it, and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of God's word with others.

He touched many lives in his passing through this life in that he leaves to reflect on his wonderful memories: two children, Terrica Kachelle Windham, Walnut Grove, Mississippi, George Edward Bell, Jr., Jackson, Mississippi; one granddaughter; two sisters, Elaine T. Kelly, Pearl, Mississippi and Rochelle Dobson, New Orleans, Louisiana; one special aunt, Doreatha Kelly, Brandon, Mississippi and a myriad of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.



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Ms. Irma Faye Woodson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 18, 2013
1:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Irma Faye Woodson was born October 2, 1961 to Zelma Lee Woodson and the late James McNair in Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi. God called and she answered, departing this life on Friday, May 10, 2013 at University Medical Center, Jackson, MS.

She confessed Christ as a young child at Greater Mt. Olive #2 Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Douglas Harris.

Ms. Woodson attended Vicksburg High School, and worked for many years at The Heritage House. She remained a dedicated worker until her health began to fail.

She was preceded in death by her father, James McNair; her maternal grandparents, Lillie Mae Woodson and Joe Woodson Sr.; two uncles, Mannie Johnson and Clarence Johnson; three Aunts, Lillie B. Woodson, Georgia Wilson, and Ruby Jackson.

Cherishing her memories, she leaves: A loving and caring Fiance, Roosevelt Gardner of Vicksburg, MS; a loving and devoted mother, Zelma Lee Woodson; two daughters, Kimberly Woodson and Erica Woodson of Vicksburg; one son, Jonathan Woodson also of Vicksburg; a sister, Janice Woodson of Vicksburg; two brothers, Melvin Woodson and Kevin Woodson Sr.; two granddaughters, Jayla Woodson and Sumer Faye DeFrance; two grand-sons, Ivory Joe Walker, Ill and John Howard Jr. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Cousins and friends. Included are: Eleanor "LoLo" Jackson, the Byrd, Wilson, Wildee, Stamps, Erves, and Jackson Families.


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Mr. Harold Barker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Hour: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 18, 2013
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Kingsley Chapel AME Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: Barr Ridge Cemetery/Edwards, MS

Mr. Harold Barker was born January 15, 1941 to Onary Battle and Howard Barker in Edwards, Mississippi. He was the second oldest of nine children. Mr. Barker served our country with the Army Reserves and the National Guard. During his military experience he fought in the Vietnam War and was awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery. During this time Mr. Barker also married his one true love, Earnestine (Thomas-Horton) Barker. Following his discharge in 1968 Mr. Barker migrated to Flint, Michigan and was employed by General Motors for 37.5 years. His skilled trades include: pipe fitter, tool & dye, electrician, mill right, and jig & fixture. He also served as the benefits representative and member of UAW 1292. After retirement, Mr. Barker fulfilled his dream of relocating to Edwards Mississippi and building his dream house. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening, playing the guitar and fixing things around the house.

While living in Flint, Mr. Barker was also a dedicated Mason of Eureka Lodge#16 (F. & A.M.) Prince Hall Affiliation, where he was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite in the Northern District. After relocating to Edwards, Mr. Barker became a member of Flaming Sword Lodge #101 (F. & A. M.) Prince Hall Affiliation where he served as Senior Warden. In addition, Mr. Barker is a Life Member of the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP).

Mr. Barker leaves to cherish his memory – Stepmother - Frances Barker; Wife - Earnestine Barker; Three children - Tina Machelle Barker, Sophia Karen Barker, Jerome Edgar Barker; One grandchild - Tareese Alfonso Barker; Seven Siblings - Joan Bryant, Phillip Battle, Elsie Easley, John (Linda) Kirkland, Howard Kirkland Jr., Gwenda (Anthony) Brown, Belinda R. Washington; Aunts - Margaret Williams of Rantour Illinois and Louise P. North of Mobile Alabama; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends survive.

Mr.Barker was preceded in death by – His parents - Onary Battle and Howard Barker; Stepfather - Howard Kirkland; Brother - Lewis Kirkland.


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Mr. Bubba Gene Judge, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Bubba Gene Judge, Sr. was born January 24, 1936 to the late Beatrice Swartz, and Clifton Judge, Sr. He received Christ and was baptized at an early age. In 2011, he rededicated his life to Christ and became a member of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Walter Weathersby, where he served until death. He would often say after service on Sunday, "That Lil man really preached."

On March 25, 1963, he married Emma Sims and they remained happily married until his death.

Bubba leaves to treasure and embrace his memories: his loving wife of 50 years, Mrs. Emma Judge; three sons, Bubba Judge, Jr., Augusta (Chris) Judge, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and William Judge of Little Rock, Arkansas; five daughters, Brenda (Patrick) Tucker, Mary Nettle, Lillian (Floyd) Davenport, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Emma Jean (John) Golston of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Mary Jean Judge of Jackson, Mississippi; eight brothers, Charles (Phillemean) Swartz, Earl (Shirley) Swartz, Willie (Jackie) Swartz, Chris (Faye) Judge, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, James (Patricia) Swartz of Junction City, Kansas, Frank (Mary) Young, Clifton Judge, both of Detroit, Michigan and Curtis Judge of Myersville, Mississippi; eight sisters, Dorothy Swartz, Vivian (Robert) Ware, Melvin (Malachi) Turner, and Della Richardson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mae Ruth Watson, Rosie Wailey, Mattie Andrews and Beverly Moffett, all of Chicago, Illinois; twenty nine grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and a host of nephews, and nieces, including the Anderson family.

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Mr. Andrew C. Hodge

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 10, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 11, 2013
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Bolton-Edwards Attendance Center/9700 I-20 Frontage Rd, Bolton, MS
Interment: Bar Ridge Cemetery

"A Time To Be Born"
The mortal life of our beloved Carl Hodge began on January 29, 1963, in Warren County, to the union of the late John A. Hodge, Sr., and Robbie Jordan Hodge. He was the second of four children.

"A Time To Live"
Carl's education began at Edwards Elementary School and Hinds A.H.S. in Utica, Mississippi. He later graduated from truck driving school. Carl was a joy to be around; full of laughter and fun. He enjoyed time spent with friends, but most of all, he enjoyed the time spent with his family.

"A Time To Associate"
Carl accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord at an early age and was baptized at Spring Ridge Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late E. W. Cornelius.

"A Time To Die"
Carl departed this life on May 4, 2013 at the Baptist Hospital. Carl very quietly entered into the loving arms of Jesus.

"A Time To Mourn"
He leaves to reflect on and cherish his memory: his loving mother, Robbie Hodge of Edward, Mississippi; a special friend, Kim Steward; two sons, Freddie (Meliecia) and Andrew, Jr. (She'Ra) Hodge, both of Jackson, Mississippi; a daughter, Andrea Mixon and Monique Wright (whom he reared), both of Jackson, Mississippi; ten grandchildren, Jayshawn, Tayquan, Freddie Hodge, Jr., Shamauri Wilkerson, Ka'Miya, Ka'Mauri Cameron, Miyanna, Makiyah, Tyjuan Nix and Laderrian Wright, all of Jackson, Mississippi; three sisters, Evelyn Short Hopskins of California, Linda Moffett of Crystal Springs, Mississippi and Debra Hodge Jackson of Edwards, Mississippi; one brother, John (Kimberly) Hodge, Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Alonzo Curtis

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 3, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:30pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Alonzo Curtis, Sr. passed away April 29, 2013 at the age of 58. Alonzo was born on February 11, 1955 to the late Elizabeth (Robert) Khee and Alex Curtis, Sr.

Curtis always lived in Vicksburg, Ms. He graduated FROM Vicksburg High School and attended Alcorn State University. After 20 years, he retired from Mississippi School for the Deaf and Blind.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Elizabeth Khee, his stepfather, Robert Khee, Sr., his father, Alex Curtis, Sr., his brother, Alex Curtis, Jr. and his step-brother, Robert Khee, Jr.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce Curtis; brothers, Aaron Cutis and Robert Lee Curtis of MS; daughters, Katrina (Tony) Heck of Jacksonville, FL, La’Quinta Curtis of Houston, TX, Chandra Curtis of Vicksburg, MS, and Kimberly Jenkins of Memphis, TN; sons, Raymondia (Tracy) McKay on Plano, TX, Cedric Moore of Oklahoma City, OK, Alonzo (Regina) Curtis, Jr., Dairren Curtis, Alex Curtis, and Darrton Allen of Vicksburg, MS; a nephew, 20 grandchildren, and a special friend of the family, Carol McKay Williams of Vicksburg, MS and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Percy A. Carson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 3, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Hour: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Percy Antawine Carson was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 12, 1988 to Percy Shorts and Kathryn Jean Carson. He departed this life on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at River Region Medical Center.

He confessed Christ at an early age in 2001 and was baptized at Wayside Apostolic Church of Deliverance of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Debra D. Carson; brother, Kevin D. Carson; paternal grandparent, Paul Shorts and maternal grandparents; Abie Lee and Savannah Carson.

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents; Percy Shorts of Port Gibson, Mississippi and Kathryn J. Carson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Ellen M. Carson and Karen S. Carson both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; paternal grandmother, Bessie Shorts of Port Gibson, Mississippi; six aunts; Deborah Carson, Annie Carson, Janice Carson, Myra Thomas (John) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Willie Ruth Kemp (Phillip) and Kathryn Smith (Ira) all of Port Gibson, Mississippi; three uncles, Charles Shorts (Annie Ruth), Leon Shorts (Ida) all of Port Gibson, Mississippi and Thomas Carson of Los Angeles, California; a special friend, Larry Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Master Jerald W. Tucker, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 3, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church/1612 Lane Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Jerald W. Tucker, Jr., was born February 10, 2003 to Jerald W. Tucker, Sr., and the late Debra Willis Tucker. He was the youngest of three children. He received Christ and was baptized at Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church on September 4, 2011. Jerald went on to be with his heavenly Father on April 24, 2013.

He enjoyed riding his bike, playing his game and most of all, going to church. Jerald's favorite song was "Take Me To The King". He never met a stranger that his loving smile and his warm conversation could not win over.

Jerald leaves to treasure and embrace his memories: his loving father, Jerald W. Tucker, Sr., of Vicksburg; a brother, Willie Willis, of Vicksburg; paternal grandparents, C. W. and Catherin Tucker of Vicksburg; maternal grandparents, Robert and Ernestine Willis of Vicksburg; four aunts, Deborah (Garrett) Mitchell of Ridgeland, Yvette Smith and Shirley Luster, both of Vicksburg, and Stacey (Ricco) Owens of Clinton; two uncles, Charles (Monica) Tucker of San Diego, California and Patrick (Brenda) Tucker of Vicksburg; a nephew, Willie King of Vicksburg; and a host of cousins.

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Mr. Herman C. Thomas

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 26, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 27, 2013
12:00noon Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Herman “Charles” Thomas, Sr., a respected businessman, loving husband, father and brother entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the River Region Medical Center, with his devoted wife of fifty-six years and family members by his side.

He was born on November 19, 1937, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the late Hosie and Willie Ree Thomas. On March 2, 1957, he married his friend and confidant, Fannie Spicer. To this union, ten beautiful children were born.

Charles confessed Christ at an early age and joined Holy Hill Missionary Baptist Church in the Oakridge Community.

He was a life-long resident of Vicksburg and owner of Thomas Logging Company. He was self-employed for over 50 years as a logger. He continued to work until his health began to diminish. He served on the Culkin Water Board and was a member of the American Legion Tyner Ford Post #213.

Charles loved his wife, children, and especially his grandchildren. He spent time teaching his grandchildren to ride bicycles, drive, fish, and the value of working hard, just to name a few. He loved them and they loved him. There wasn’t much that he wouldn’t do for his family and friends. He was a kind-hearted and unselfish man. He was also a very caring and loving man with a big smile and even bigger heart. He touched many lives, radiated warmth and love, never met a stranger and had a joy for life and for helping others. He took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sandra Renee Thomas; two brothers, Cornelius Thomas and Larry Thomas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted and loving wife, Fannie Thomas; six sons, Herman, Jr., Larry, Vernon (Mary), Demetrius (Anitra), Stuart and Marcus Thomas all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Penny (John) Evans, Jennifer and Angela Thomas all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Hosie Thomas, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Lee Thomas of Lansing, Michigan; three sisters, Catherine Brown and Joyce (Charles) Spicer of Albion, Michigan and Helen (Sammy) Walton of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a special uncle, Louis Hebrew Walton; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including Michele Dent Thomas, Lucy Sims, Freda Young, the Walton, Lewis, Parker, London, Spicer and Johnson families of Vicksburg, Mississippi and the Williams family of Jackson, Mississippi.

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Mr. Joshua Robinson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Collins Northside Chapel/461 Northside Drive, Jackson, MS

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 20, 2013
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Mt. Hood Missionary Baptist Church/Clinton, MS
Interment: Garden Memorial Park Cemetery/8001 Hwy 49 North/Jackson, MS

MR. JOSHUA ROBINSON was born on July 13, 1941 to the late Mr. John C. Robinson, Sr. and Mrs. Janie Wilkerson Robinson. He was preceded in death by both parents and brother, Carza Robinson.

Joshua confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mount Hood Missionary Baptist Church. He sang in several choirs while being an active member.

He worked at Mississippi College and Jackson Packing Company, both for many years. Joshua was always cheerful and greeted everyone with a smile and was dearly loved by all that knew him.

Joshua leaves to cherish his memories five brothers: John C. (Rebecca) Robinson, Jr. of Jackson, MS, Floyd Robinson of Jackson, MS, Lonzo Wilkerson of Oakland, CA, Marvin (Naomi) Robinson of Jackson, MS, Charles (Andria) Robinson of Harvey, IL; two sisters: Lenora Robinson and Gloria (Willie) Taylor, all of Jackson, MS; one step-brother Johnny Lee (Doris) Manor of Clinton, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
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Mrs. Willie D. Harper

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 20, 2013
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Willie Delores Harper, 66, entered into eternal peace on April 10, 2013 at her Mobile, Alabama home. She was born on April 22, 1946 in Utica, Mississippi to Richard D. and Ida Mae Evans.

Willie held a deep devotion for family from an early age and took on the role as big sister to her siblings with great enthusiasm. Her passion for family eventually led to matrimony with the late Cleveland Harper, Sr. and to this union came the birth of her own two children.

Never afraid of hard work, she successfully opened and operated her own business for many years. After retirement, she relocated to Mobile Alabama because she desired be closer to her children and grandchildren.

A devoted Christian, she was a faithful member of New Life Christian Fellowship in Mobile Alabama, pastored by Reverend Robert Brown.

Her interests included family, gardening, good food and reading her bible. She dedicated much of her time and energy to her children and grandchildren, whom she often referred to as “her life.”

Willie touched the lives of many people with her openness and honesty. She had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard D. Evans, Sr. and five siblings: Richard D. Evans, Jr., James Evans, Albert Evans, Leroy Evans and Ludella Mae Shears.

She leaves to cherish her memories: a very devoted and caring mother and stepfather, Ida Mae Evans and Robert Funches; two children, Cleveland (Belinda) Harper Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia and Shirley (Jacob) Pettway of Mobile, Alabama; five siblings: John L. (Penny) Evans, Mary (Vernon) Thomas, Edna E. Davis, Bobbie (Larry) Chambers and Tommie L. Evans, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Amber (Roy) Harris of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Cedric Harper of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Shardae "Poobaby” Goldsmith of Mobile, Alabama, a great granddaughter: Harmony L Harris; two aunts, Helen Miles of Utica, Mississippi and Lillian "Moody" Robinson of New Orleans, Louisiana; two uncles, Johnny Handy of Chicago, Illinois and Leon Handy of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a devoted friend in Christ, Minister Jo Ann Benson and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mrs. Bobbie Jean Hunter

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 5, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Hour: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 6, 2013
1:00pm Repose in Church: 12:00noon Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Bobbie Jean Hunter departed this life on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the age of 66. She was born to the late Mr. Henry Dugano and Mrs. Alma Dugano on March 26, 1947. Mrs. Hunter was a resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi who previously resided in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her: Father, Henry Dugano; Mother, Alma Johnson; son, Henry Levon Dugano, granddaughter Shavonne Jones, brother James Dugano, sister Sadie Dugano, and step father Celus Johnson.

She is survived by: her significant other, Thomas Chiplin, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four daughters, Carolyn Foster of Mesquite, Texas, Jackie Folks (Vernon) of Lake Providence, Louisiana, Charolette Jones of Garland, Texas, and Shelita Hunter Brown (Arthur) of Florence, Mississippi; three adopted daughters, Thelma Johnson of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ceolia Johnson of Dallas, Texas, Canary Johnson of Columbia, Mississippi; sister, Sarah Johnson (Marvin) of Dickinson, Texas; step brother, Celus Johnson (Irene) of Lake Providence, Louisiana; step sister, Barbara Scarbrough (Charles) of New Orleans, Louisiana; God-daughter, Beverly Walls Webb of Ozark, Alabama; grandchildren, Odell Foster (Adrienne), Vernon L. Folks (Natalie), Quincy Folks, Ashley Folks, Valencia King, Kavon Simpson, Adrian Johnson, Brianna Johnson, T’nya Johnson, Eddie Johnson, De'Mario Tavon Wilson and D'Egypt Wilson; special nieces, Dr. Pamela Dugano-Daphnis, and Angela Dugano-Nelson; great nieces, Gabrielle Nelson, Briana Nicole Daphnis and Brittney Jolie Daphnis, great nephews, Cedric Nelson, and Brandon Daphnis; god-sister, Wanda Jackson (Joseph), and a host of aunts, cousins, friends and co-workers.

Bobbie united her life to Christ as a teenager and became a baptized member of Jerusalem in the Bend in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

In 1976, she relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi and united with New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she was a choir member and Mother. She also regularly attended Mount Elam Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was an active member and Secretary of Vicksburg Chapter No. 1 Order of Eastern Star.

Bobbie attended Combs McIntyre School in Oak Grove, Louisiana, and G. W. Griffin High School in Lake Providence, Louisiana. She later received an Associates Degree from Hinds Community College in Computer Technology. She was actively employed for more than 36 years at River Region Medical Center (formerly Mercy Hospital and Parkview Regional Medical Center). Her employment began in the linen department where her hard work earned her a supervisory position. She took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program offered by her employer and excelled in the Computer Technology Program while working full time. Upon completion of the program, she earned a promotion where she worked as an Information Systems Support Specialist trouble shooting and repairing computers and other equipment. During her 36 year tenure, she bonded with co-workers and formed a close family like relationship.

She never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She had a bright spirit and infectious personality that endeared her to most everyone she met. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially her grand children. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings at her home and loved to travel. She was well thought of by many.

She was diagnosed with a terminal illness in August of 2008. She was well taken care of by her daughters and extended family. She fought a good fight and faithfully believed that God would not put more on her than she could bear. She was a living testimony of God’s grace. Her strength in fighting her illness was encouraging to many.

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Mrs. Roberta Cassell

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 5, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 6, 2013
12:00noon Little Zion M.B. Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: Little Zion Church Cemetery

Roberta Moore Cassell lived her life helping others. God gave her a sweet spirit that she shared with family, friends, church and community. She loved the old fashioned-church songs and used her beautiful alto voice singing them. On May 8, 2005, the Clarion Ledger honored Mrs. Cassell and her mother, Rosie Lee. She was honored at the Moffett Family Reunion in 2008. Her church, Pleasant Green bestowed her honor in 2010. And, the Edwards/Utica Scholarship benefit Program honored Mother Cassell in March 2012.

“ And thou shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.” – Luke 1:14

God gave Columbus Moore and Rosie Lee Moore, Roberta Moore on April 24, 1914. Only God knew His plan for her to become a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Christian, friend, church mother, business persona and a community drum major. Roberta professed Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age. Mother Roberta attended Midway Grammar School, Edwards, Mississippi,. She met and married William Cassell and relocated to Gary, Indiana. Two children were born to this union: William Cassell, Jr. and Dorotha Cassell. She united with the Jerusalem Baptist Church and was gainfully employed in Gary until retirement. Roberta returned home to care for her ailing mother and reunited with the Pleasant Green Church of Christ Holiness where she served faithfully as church Mother.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7

Preceded her in the crossover include: both children, parents, and Sisters, Siretha Moody, Sadie Dace, Pearl Williams; Brothers, James Riley and Famous Townsel.

To cherish her loving memories:

Granddaughters; Nakia Cassell Bennett, Edwards, MS, Rachael Cassell Harrison, Richland, MS, Latony Cassell, Oakland, CA, Marlou Cassell Hartman (David) Vicksburg, MS and Felicia Lewis (Patrick), Edwards, MS; Grandsons: Keith Cassell, Gary Indiana and William Cassell, III, Seattle, WA; Great-grandchildren; Niko, Donnie, Andrew, Erick, D’erah, Anesia, Nicholas, Raven, Isola, Imanie, Keith, Jr. and Kayleona, Niece: Margaret Lee, Edwards, MS (A friend-like a son); Albert Bennett, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Ms. Shirley Marie Bailey

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 5, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 6, 2013
1:00pm Respose in Church: 12:00noon St. Luke Church of God in Christ/915 First East Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Shirley Marie Bailey, affectionately known as “Shell” to her family, was born on March 4, 1961, in Eagle Lake, Mississippi. She was the youngest of twelve children. Shirley was baptized at an early age by Reverend Andrew Bell and became member of King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in the Eagle Lake Community. She was a graduate of Warren Central High School’s Class of 1979.

Shirley worked as an EVS Supervisor at Ameristar Casino for 19 years. She joined St. Luke Church of God in Christ lead by Elder Douglas Anderson where she served faithfully.

Preceding her in death are: her parents, Johnny, Sr. and Bernice Houzah Bailey; brother, O.C. Bailey, and sisters, Mary Eliza and Lillie Mae Bailey.

Shirley leaves to cherish her memories, her longtime companion, Frank J. Rankin, and their son, Gabriel James Rankin of Vicksburg; two brothers, Robert (Lottie) Bailey of Eagle Lake and Johnny (Letha Mae) Bailey of Vicksburg; six sisters, Ruby Valentine and Josephine Bailey of Oakland, California; Bernice Money of St. Albans, New York; Gloria Jean Turner of Union City, California; and Betty and Velma Bailey of Vicksburg. Two aunts; Lillie Bell Young of Lawton, Oklahoma and Gertrude Fitzgerald of Youngtown, Ohio. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives; sisters-in-laws, Sallie Bailey of Vicksburg and Billie Jean (Brandie) Bailey of Dallas, Texas; Vicksburg families of Logan, Gray, Davenport, Houston, Hollin, and Wince; the Young and Whitehead families of Greenville, Mississippi; and the Wilson family of Oakland, California.

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Mr. James Wildee, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, March 29, 2013
2:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 30, 2013
2:00pm Repose in Church: 1:00pm Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

James Wildee, Sr. was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on March 27, 1917 to the late Richard Wildee, Sr. and Savannah J. Norris-Wildee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Walterine Johnson Wildee; stepson, Lester Johnson; six sisters, Maggaleana Wildee, Maudean Wildee, Annie Lee Wildee, Altonleana Wildee, Arleana Wildee and Ernestine Wildee; six brothers, Alton Wildee, Joseph Wildee, Spencer Wildee, Sr., Robert Lee Wildee, Ernest Wildee and Daniel Wildee.

James accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and joined the Baptist faith.

James was joined in holy matrimony to the late Walterine Johnson Wildee, to this union two children were born.

He attended the Warren County Schools and grew up in the Kings Community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was known as a compassionate and true friend to all that knew him. He was a sharp dresser and loved for his shoes to match. He was a hard and dedicated worker. He was employed at Anderson Tully, Inc. until he retired. He rendered 40 years of service.

On March 23, 2013 at his home in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the angel of death visited James and summoned him to his eternal home.

James leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, James Wildee, Jr., of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Darren Williams of San Jose, California; one daughter, Senobia (Robert) Wildee Bunch of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one stepson, Roderick (Tyra) Johnson of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Shirley Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Richard Wildee, II and Samuel Wildee both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; step-daughter-in-law, Glenda Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and relatives including the Winters, Burks, Carson, Gleese and Caples families.

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Mr. Richard Lewis Scott, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, March 25, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:00noon Christian Home #2/Lee & Gibson Road
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Richard “Bip“ Lewis Scott, Jr. was born October 9, 1961 to Florence McCullum and Richard L. Scott, Sr.

Richard received his education at Warren Central High School and Gary Public Schools.

Richard professed a hope in Christ at an early age. Recently, he renewed his relationship with Christ, rededicating his life getting re-baptized and attending Christian Home #2 Baptist Church.

He loved his family and loved hunting squirrels, deer and rabbits.

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, he was called home to be with the Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence McCullum; two sisters, Shirley Jones and Shelia Guise; two brothers, Frank McCullum and Chester Scott; grandmothers, Chestine Cobbs and Daisy Mae Smith; grandfathers, Ed Scott and Wade Cobbs.

He leaves to cherish his legacy six children: Richard (Patrice) Bass, Andrew Bass, Ashley Scott all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Marinita(Jeffery) Carroll of Edwards, Mississippi, Asianna Scott and Richard L. Scott, III both of Gary, Indiana; father, Richard L. Scott, Sr. and stepmother, Imura Scott both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight sisters, Patricia Jones of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joann (James) McClendon of Little Rock, Arkansas, Tanya (Johnny) Kenney, Chandra Cooper and Deatra (William) Shelby all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Rena (Steven) Curtis of Dallas, Texas, Tangie Cooper of Maywood, Illinois and Rachel Cooper of Chicago, Illinois; six brothers, Michael Ray Scott of Houston, Texas, Willie Washington, James (Candy) Scott of Gary, Indiana, Richard (Dorothy) Cooper, Eric Jackson, and Deon Jackson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a special person he also called mother, Eleanor Jackson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seven grandchildren, Kieria, Brianna, Brad Jr., Kealon, Noah, Mia and Alexis; one ex-wife and loving friend, LaJuan Scott and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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Mrs. Shanell L. Burden Stowers

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, March 22, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 23, 2013
2:30pm Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Shanell L. Burden Stowers was born on January 9, 1982 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Shirley Burden Smith and the late Albert Gibbs, Sr.

She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Word and Worship and attended Vicksburg High School. She also received a degree in Phlebotomy.

Shanell was preceded in death by her grandparents, Geneva and Charlie McGowan and her aunts, Ola B. Wallace Valentine and Addie Gibbs.

Shanell leaves to cherish loving memories: three daughters, Tonie Hicks, Corneshia Thomas, and Breanna Thomas; one son, JaQuan Burden; her mother, Shirley Burden Smith and stepfather, James Allen, Jr., all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five sisters, Allison (Kedron) Guinn, Chantilly (Derrick) Darden, Ashley Burden, Michelle Smith and Denise Washington; five brothers, Alton (Jacquelet) Burden, Channing Burden, Sylvester Smith, Michael Smith and Tommy Ames, Sr.; five aunts, Annie Bell Burden Smith of Portland, OR, Sarah Patel, Dorren Wallace, Darlene Wallace, and Tamara Wallace; one uncle, James Wallace of Sioux City, Iowa; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including the Burden, Wallace, Gibbs, Hicks, and McGowan families.

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Mrs. Elease Jackson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, March 22, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 23, 2013
11:00am Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: St. James M. B. Church Cemetery

Elease Jackson was born, August 15, 1919, to Esma Singleton Powell. She departed this life on March 18, 2013, at 3:15 a.m. at the Manhatten Nursing Home in Jackson, Mississippi

She was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Charlie Jackson, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by: four sisters, Mozella Bland, Minnie Bell Richardson, Myrtis Christmas and Rosie Mae Dean; one brother, Walter Moore, Sr.; and one nephew, Eugene Powell.

She confessed Christ at an early age. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained faithful until her health failed. Elease was an inspiration to us all. She lived a long, lively life.

She leaves to cherish her memories, a generation of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

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Mrs. Linda Dates Jackson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, March 22, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Hour: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 23, 2013
11:00am Travelers Rest M. B. Church/Tallulah, La.
Interment: Maryland Cemetery/Bison Road, Tallulah, La.

Linda Jo Allen Dates (Sug) was born on May 6, 1948 to Rosie Lee Peterson and Grant Allen in Tallulah, Louisiana.

She attended school in Tallulah, Louisiana. She was a homemaker. She quietly transitioned to her heavenly home on March 17, 2013 at Promise Hospital.

Linda was preceded in death by her stepfather, West Bynum and grandmother, Sarah Peterson.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving mother, Rosie P. Bynum, four children, Dinah Allen Davis of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Danny Ray Allen of Tallulah, Louisiana, Edwanda Allen Williams (Michael) of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Yolanda Gayle Allen of Helena, Arkansas. She also leaves her sister, Mattie L. Alexander of Marietta, Georgia; brother, West Alexander, III (Rose) of Antioch, California; sister, Sonia P. Barbre (Byron) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and sister, Debra P. Walton (Stepfon) of Cary, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Danon Vaughn Thomas (Reggie), Derrick Dewayne Allen, John Michael Hicks (Stacy), Martika Sharnice Allen, Joshua Jermaine Allen, Kiara Michelle Williams, and Kaitlyn Nicole Williams, three grandchildren, Jaylen Trevon Hicks, Jayla Madisyn Hicks, and Mya Janae Thomas. She also leaves to cherish a host of nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mrs. Arlenia J. Lawrence

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, March 22, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 23, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Mount Calvary Baptist Church/1350 East Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Arlenia was the only child born to the late Mrs. Tennessee Clay and the late Mr. Lafayette Johnson, on August 25, 1940. From the age of six years old, Arlenia was reared by her Mother and Stepfather, Mr. Robert Broome, who adored her. Both, her parents and Stepfather preceded her in death, and Arlenia went to join them on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 7:15 a.m.

Arlenia was educated at Chavis Private School, the Vicksburg Public Schools (Rosa A. Temple, Class of 1959), and Alcorn State University. She received her Christian education at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
and Sunday School, where she confessed Christ, and was baptized on Mother’s Day, 1952, by the late Reverend E. D. Straughter. There, Arlenia remained a faithful, active member until her demise.

For many years Arlenia worked as a seamstress for Charles’ Department Store, Berry’s Shop, The Ebony Shop, Marie’s, and the Ameristar Casino.

On September 16, 1972, Arlenia was united in Holy Matrimony to Luster Lawrence and his five children, and together they guided them into adulthood.

As the soul of this beautiful spirit fades into eternity, fond memories will live on in the hearts of her family and friends. Those left behind to rejoice her life, cherish her memory, and mourn her demise are her husband, Luster Lawrence; two sons – David Lawrence and Donald Lawrence of St. Louis, Missouri; two daughters – Mary Rose Lawrence of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Patricia Lewis of Tampa, Florida; Nine grandchildren: Timothy Lawrence, Shameka Lawrence, Shaneka Lawrence, Daniel Lewis, Yon Lawrence, Lustina Lawrence, Zane Grissom, Jonathan Lawrence, and Tangela Lawrence; two sisters – Ms. Katie Broome of Sacramento, California, and Mrs. Jerlean Lattimore of Tallahassee, Florida; one brother – Lafayette Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; special, close friend–Mrs. Kay Doyle, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to joining her parents and Stepfather, she will link again with her son, Luster Lawrence, Jr., two sisters – Effie Brown, and Elizabeth Pittman; and one grandchild, Julian Lawrence.

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Infant Austin Charles Jenkins

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation/Services: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
1:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Babyland)


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Mrs. Corinne Sanders

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, March 8, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, March 10, 2013
2:00pm Repose in Church: 1:00pm Clover Valley Baptist Church/Hwy 27 South
Interment: Second Union Church Cemetery/Utica, MS

A time to be born...
Sister Maud Corun Taylor, affectionately known to all as, Corinne was born the youngest of five children on April 4, 1933 in Claiborne County to the late Mr. James and Mrs. Ella Martin Taylor. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elijah Davis and her sisters, Willie Bee Neal, Ethel Neal and Susie Mae Gardner.
A time to plant ...
In an effort to heed God's instruction in Luke 12:40, 'Therefore be ye ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh," Sis. Sanders accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Clover Valley Missionary Baptist Church where she served for over 66 years. Sister Sanders was an avid servant of the Lord. Red, her favorite color, symbolic for the blood of Christ, was her symbol of love, courage and passion for redemption. Often singing "Under the Blood", she knew that Jesus was the only way. Her growth and spiritual development inspired her to remain a very motivated, dedicated, faithful and inspirational member until her death. Over the years, she has served as Assistant Secretary in the Finance Office; President, Secretary and Treasurer of the choir. As a member of the choir, Sister Sanders often led songs-a position fitting her personality, talent and belief. Guiding her belief was Psalms 100:1-2, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with Gladness: come before his presence with singing". This belief was evident in her passion for singing as she willingly sang throughout the community-church after church, funeral after funeral, program after program. Two of her favorite songs were "Move to the Sky" and "Thank You Sir".
Her love for Christ was demonstrated in her unselfish love for her family, church, friends and acquaintances. Sister Sanders was not ashamed to acknowledge her dependency on her Savior wherever she went-often confessing through yet another favorite song, "Jesus is on the Main Line". She touched the hearts and souls of many through her caring, kind, sharing and singing spirit. To her family and friends, she was an excellent gardener. She also enjoyed quilting and canning and enjoyed sharing her talents with others.
A time to achieve...
Sister Sanders received her formal education in Claiborne County Schools. In 1944, she met and married the late David (Sandy) Sanders, Sr. To this union 9 children were born. Three of her children preceded her in death; Michael, Marchia and David Sanders, Jr.
A time to transition ..
It is a fact that life is uncertain, but two facts must claim our attention and they are the certainty and
nearness of death. Christianity exempts no one; it only insures triumph over death. Sister Corinne Taylor Sanders accomplished this triumph on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at River Region Medical Center in the early morning hours, when she reached up for Glory and heeded God's calling and gracefully accepted her well-earned wings.
A time to remember ...
Her memories will be cherished by her five sons, Lucious, Elza Charles, Cheyienne, Edmond "Bey" (Theresa), and Adrian "Yick" (Hazel); one special daughter, DeBorah Ann Anderson; a step daughter, Daisy Reed; two sisters, Annie Lee Taylor and Christine Thomas; godchildren, Phoebe Sanders and Ricky Johnson; sixteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Mary Lou Garner Williams Champaign, Illinois

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00am - 11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 23, 2013
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Betty Lou Garner Williams was born January 10, 1937 to Willie and Alma Hayes Garner in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she was also reared and educated. She confessed Christ and was baptized by Reverend B. L. Thomas at King Solomon Baptist Church, where her father served as Associate Minister.

Betty was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Ples Williams, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2004.

Betty spent most of her adult life in Illinois, uniting in Christian fellowship with The Church of the Living God, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, exercising and watching CNN News. Her constant companion was her four-legged friend, Ebony.

In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Willie and Alma Hayes Garner, and a sister, Alice Garner Mosley.

She leaves to cherish her memory – two sons, William Hayes Garner and David Arthur Williams, of Champaign, IL; two grand-daughters, Alysha Claire Beasley and Melissa Garner; three great grand-daughters, Alexis and Lanisha Beasley and Amaya Garner of Champaign; an aunt, Mrs. Eva Hayes Milton, Rolla, MO; a brother-in-law, Percy Williams, Vicksburg, MS, and numerous cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at The Church of the Living God, in Champaign, IL.

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Ms. Mary B. Taylor Wilson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 15, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 16, 2013
12:00noon Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Second Union Church Cemetery/Utica, MS

Mary B. Taylor Wilson was born on June 25, 1970 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Elnora Taylor and Square Harris, Sr.

She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She received a degree in Cosmetology from Hinds Community College.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; three brothers, Danny Lee Taylor, Square Harris, Jr. and Ira Parker, Sr.; two sisters, LouWanda Miles and Barbara Jean Baldwin; two grandchildren, William Brandon, IV and Marcella Brandon.

Mary leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband, Billy Ray Wilson; one son, James Robert Reynolds, III; three daughters, Shawanda Reynolds, Rita Wilson and Sabrina Wilson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two nephews who she reared as her sons, Joshua Miles and Jerald Smith; seven grandchildren; godmother, Shirley Adams; ten sisters, Frankie Williams, Wilma Anderson, Ayesha Davis, Queen Rogers, Irene Harris, Margaret Harris, Rodena Gilmore, Mary Jane Parker, Flora Parker all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Dorothy Thomas of New Orleans, Louisiana; ten brothers, Norh Taylor, John Taylor, Mack Charles Taylor, Anthony Williams, Earnest Rogers, Henry Harris, Charles Harris, Michael Thomas all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, James Tribble of Minneapolis, Minnesota and George Parker of Jackson, Mississippi; a very special sister, Linda Burnett; a special nephew, Terrell Davis; a special cousin, Bobby Taylor, four very special friends, James Robert Reynolds, Jr., Anthony Gaines, Trevarus McDowell and Julia Stewart; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the Taylor, Wilson, Harris and Parker families.

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Ms. Helen M. King

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 15, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 16, 2013
11:00am Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church/3055 North Washington Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Helen Marie King was born August 15, 1958 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Josephine Walton and the late James King. Helen was the fourth of eight children. Helen personally accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend C. R. Redden. She attended Vicksburg High School in the Warren County School District.

Helen was preceded in death by her father, James King; paternal grandparents, Estella and Jessie King; maternal grandmother, Willie B. Nailor; one brother, Haywood Bracey, Jr.; one sister, Augustine Stewart and her step-father, Ernest Walton, Sr.

Her memories will be cherished by her mother, Josephine Walton of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Victoria King and one son, Willie Delynn Wells both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one granddaughter, Tatiyana Freeman and two grandsons, Antonio Brown and Kevin Moore, Jr., all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sisters, Ruby (Percy) Hall, Bernadine Bracey Owens all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Hilda Gleese of Detroit, Michigan; two brothers, Charles (Nidego) Bracey of Stockton, California and Ernest (Monica) Walton, Jr. of Cedar Hill, Texas; aunts, Annie Lee Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Addie Carter of Michigan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mr. James C. Beamon

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, February 9, 2013
12:00noon - 5:00pm Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, February 10, 2013
2:00pm Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. James C. Beamon, Sr., was born November22, 1950 in Valley Park, Mississippi, from the
union of George (Leland, Mississippi) and Martha (Utica, Mississippi) Beamon. He confessed
Christ at an early age under the pastoral leadership of Reverend J.A. Miller of King David #2
Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

He graduated from North Vicksburg High School in 1974 and continued on to Hinds Community
College where he played football and received his degree in Business Management. He
worked for IBM for the next four years.

James, J.c. or Bob, as he was affectionately called by loved ones, worked both tirelessly and
faithfully for the City of Vicksburg Gas Department for the past 25 years; he spent the last
seven years leading the department as Superintendent.

James departed this life on February 1,2013, and was preceded in death by parents George
and Martha Beamon, Brothers Willie C. Beamon, George Beamon, Jr., William Beamon,
Sisters Hattie B. Beamon and Georgia M. Beamon.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of twenty-five years, Brenda
Beamon; a son, James (Aretha) Beamon, Jr., of Lake Charles, Louisiana, two daughters,
Tamika (Cassius) McRae of Savannah, Georgia, and Jocelyn (Rashad) Fisher of Augusta,
Georgia; and two beloved stepsons, Damon (Clara) Stamps of Vicksburg, Mississippi and
Andrew (Kathy) Stamps of Rancho Cucamonga, California; seven grandsons, Shacoby
Beamon, Christopher Beamon, Andrew Stamps II, Legend Stamps, Damon Stamps, Jr.,
Damonte Stamps and Aaden Fisher; Brother Walter (Alice) Beamon, Vicksburg, Mississippi,
Sisters Mary Merola, Martha (Willard) Murphy, Kansas City, Kansas, Ora Anderson, and
Josephine Beamon (Reuben) Foster; mother-in-law Roberta Stamps; four sisters-in-law
Joyce (the late Alfred) Daniel, Edna (James) Jackson, Linda Stamps and Patricia Stamps;
six brothers-in-law Charlie (Rosemary) Stamps II, Charles (Lelia) Stamps, Alvin (JoAnn)
Stamps, Sylvester (Gale) Stamps, Isaac (Angela) Stamps, and Derrick Stamps, along with a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends .

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Mrs. Lucresia Beechem

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 8, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 9, 2013
1:00pm St. Mark M.B. Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: Greenhill Cemetery/Edwards, MS

Lucresia Thompson Beechem, the eleventh of 12 children, was born the 29th day of March, 1918 to the late Canery and Minnie B. Thompson in Hinds County. Ten of her siblings preceded her in death.

On February 04, 2013, at 6:18 pm at St. Dominic’s Hospital in ICU Room #4614, Lucresia accepted the call of her heavenly Father and peacefully took her place with the Father. For her journey here on earth was complete.

Lucresia confessed and accepted Christ at an early age and joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi. The family later united with St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church where she attended faithfully until her health failed. Although she was physically unable to attend, her church was always in her heart.

Lucresia united in holy matrimony with Kelly Jelks and to this union two children were born. L. J. Jelks preceded her in death.

She later united in holy matrimony with Hurie Beechem and to this union 9 children were born, Ada Mae Beechem and Carolyn Beechem Courtney preceded her in death.

Family was very important to her. She had a hand in rearing many nieces and nephews; as well as her own grandchildren, great grands and great-great grands. She was affectionately known as “Granny” to many in the neighborhood and community. She loved helping people and anyone could come to her home for a home cooked meal. Believing in God’s word that says "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby, some have entertained angels unaware".

She leaves to cherish her memory seven children: Kelly (Jessie) Jelks, Jr., Edwards Mississippi; Helena (Cato) Robinson, Roosevelt (Sarah) Beechem, Jackson, Mississippi; Polly (Joe) Griggs, Cairo Illinois; Gloria Beechem, Edwards, Mississippi; Eddie Beechem, Gautier, Mississippi; Brenda Beechem Webster, Jackson, Mississippi; and a granddaughter she reared as her own, Sharon Courtney (Steve) Coleman, Clinton, Mississippi; one sister, Thelma Little, Edwards, Mississippi; 20 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, loved ones and Delarren “D.D.” Singleton, who she affectionately thought of as a grandson.

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Mr. Leslie Freeman Brown

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 8, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 9, 2013
11:00am Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Leslie Freeman Brown, better known as “Pop Brown,” was born June 23, 1944, to the proud parents of William and Clara Jackson Brown in Albion, Michigan. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church. He later joined Grace Temple C.O.G.I.C under the leadership of his brother, Reverend Robert L. Brown, Sr. In January 2011, he decided to unite with the Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church Family under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Casey D. Fisher. He served as an elder of the church and was a faithful member of the Greater Grove Street Mass Choir and the Men of Faith Male Chorus.

Mr. Brown was united in holy matrimony to the late Mary Susan Ray Brown on August 5, 1972. To this union, one son, Granger W. Brown, was born. He departed this earthly life on, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

Leslie graduated from Washington Garden High School, where he received recognition and high honors for his vocal abilities. He retired from the Vicksburg Warren School District and Belk Department Store (formerly McRaes) after 24 years of Service. He also worked for McGraw Edison of Albion, Michigan.

Mr. Brown believed in giving God his highest praise. He enjoyed spending time at the Vicksburg Senior Center, mentoring and inspiring the young men of YMCAA, Inc., and spending time with his church family. He was also an active member of the River Region Senior Circle.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Mary Susan Ray Brown; his parents, William and Clara Jackson Brown; and four brothers, Robert L. Brown, Sr. Herbert Brown, Clinton Brown, and Frederick Brown.

His memories will be cherished by a devoted son, Reverend Granger W. Brown of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one sister, Ernestine Brown Holt of Flint, Michigan; four sister-in-laws, Lillian C. Ray of Shreveport, Louisiana, Grangerette (George) Haynes, Sally L. Johnson, and Rose (Louis) Smith all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seven god-children, Priscilla Berry and Ronnie Brown of Vicksburg, Annquenette Brown Kemp of Albion, Michigan, Robert J. Brown Jr., Corey Brown and Quentin Brown all of Jackson, Michigan, and Leonard Brown of Lansing, Michigan; one special niece, Wyves Brown Adorno of Cleveland, Ohio, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

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Mrs. Beverly Lorraine Denton

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, February 7, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, February 8, 2013
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Greenlawn Cemetery/Hwy 80

Beverly L. Denton was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1959 to Clarone and Lovie Pettis. She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at the age of 13 and was baptized at Christ Tabernacle Church on the South Side of Chicago. Later she and her family joined Showers of Blessing Holiness Church.

She lived in Chicago until her teenage years when she moved to Vicksburg. She attended and graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1977. While in Vicksburg she met her husband Harry.

Beverly was the 4th of ten children. This large and loving family shaped and molded her faith. A faith that was nurtured during her very lengthy illness. Her faith never wavered. It only deepened as God revealed more of who He is and was to her.

Beverly was a:
A Beloved Daughter;
A Loving Sister;
A Supportive Wife;
A Doting Mother;
A Faithful Friend.

She loved doing things for other people. Her favorite pastime was shopping.

In the early morning of Sunday, February 3, 2013, Beverly heard the whisper of God say, “My Child, Come Home and Be at Rest.”

I saw a new heaven and a new earth…
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,
and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:1-4

Preceding her in death are two siblings, Michael and Joyce.

Celebrating her life is her husband of 34 years Harry; four children, Tamika, Harry Jr., Shawn and Stephanie; her parents, Clarone and Lovie Pettis; brothers, Louis (Tonya) Pettis and Marty Pettis; sisters, Tanya (Robert) Griffin, Faye (Kenneth) Gillard, Sheila (Aaron) Wims, Lisa (Elijah) Frederick, and Rosemary Pettis; sister-in-law, Robin; five grandchildren, Keyaira, Shawn Jr., Ethan, Mark, Aamiya and Joydan; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends, including the Williams, Mixon and Whitley families and her long time care taker, Pamela Shaw and her daughter, Jalisia.

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Mr. Glen D. Hunter

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, February 2, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, February 3, 2013
1:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. Glen Douglas Hunter was born October 1, 1954 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Hunter in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mr. Hunter departed this life on Monday, January 28, 2013.

Glen was of the Baptist faith accepting Christ at an early age. He was a very talented painter.

Glen was joined in holy matrimony to Mary Mitchell on June 20, 1995. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ethel Hunter and Laura Watson, brother, MacArthur Hunter and grandmother, Fannie Collins.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Mary Hunter, three daughters, Glentrice (Jonathan) Hunter of Vicksburg, MS., Kim (Antoine) Jameson of Illinois, and Tamela Mayfield of Jackson, MS.; four sons, Federick (Patricka) Mitchell, Eric Mitchell, Edward Mitchell of Vicksburg, MS., and Glen (Syndey) Mayfield of Jackson, MS.; god-daughter, Zabrina Allen of Vicksburg, MS.; five sisters, Ernestine (Ronnie) Hunter, Patricia (Alvin) Brown, Bonita (CeCe) Goodman of Vicksburg, MS., Deliyah Simpson of Racine, Wisconsin and Willie Mae Watson of New York; four brothers, Captain Willie James Hunter, Emmitt (Cynthia) Hunter, Larry Bell of Vicksburg, MS., and Charles (Margaret) Hunter of Seaside, California; thirteen grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

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Mr. Arthur T. Richardson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 1, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 2, 2013
1:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Arthur Truly Richardson was born January 3, 1960 to Dora Richardson-Wolf and Claude Wolf. He was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. He was a former member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He also attended Vicksburg High School where he played on the football team. He was a former employee of the Union Compress, City of Vicksburg and worked as a carpenter with his stepfather, Julius Carter.

Arthur was a very loyal and passionate father. He departed this life on January 22, 2013 at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 53 years old.

He is preceded in death by his father, Cloyde Wolf, maternal grandparents, Truly and Mary Richardson; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Winnie Pearl Wolf; two sisters, Vinia Dolley Wilson and Winnie Wolf and one nephew, Walter L. Dolley, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memories; his daughter, TaneaA. Fisher of Vicksburg, Mississippi; mother, Dora Richardson-Wolf; four sisters, Claudia Hester (David) and Jackie Wolf (William) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dora Ann Richardson and Janet Wolf (PJ) all of Minneapolis, Minnesota and seven brothers, James Richardson of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Melvin Richardson of Madison, Mississippi, Johnny Richardson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Darnell Wolf of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Daniel Richardson (Melanie) of St. Paul, Minnesota, George Richardson (Millie) of Edina, Minnesota and Herbert Wolf of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including the Wynn, Jeffery, Young, Brown, Wilson, Taylor Hester, Claiborne, Dolley and McCalpin families.
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Mr. Casref Hilton

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, February 1, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 2, 2013
1:00pm United Missionary Baptist Church/ Edwards, MS
Interment: Greenhill Cemetery/Edwards, MS

Casref Hilton was born on January 29, 1946 to the late Pearlie Hilton and William Davis of Edwards, Mississippi. Both parents preceded him in death; his sister, Pearlie Williams and brother, J.B. Irving.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Joan Martin-Hilton in 1968 and to this union one child was born.

He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Smith Station. He attended Pleasant Grove School under the principalship of Mr. John Reed. He worked many years at McHann Builders in Edwards, Mississippi. He also attended Edwards Jr. High School, Edwards, Mississippi

Casref is survived by one son, Benard Hilton of Hartland, Texas; one grandson, Jordan Hilton of Jackson, Mississippi; step-granddaughter, Marinda Martin and one step-great granddaughter; Alicia Horton both of Mesquite, Texas; two sisters, Earnestine (Amos) Richardson of Edwards, Mississippi and Cathlean (Christopher) Walker of Detroit, Michigan; a special niece, Shelia Williams of Arlington, Texas; three nephews; Elder Benard Richardson of Senatobia, Mississippi, Amos Richardson, Jr. of Missouri City, Texas and Michael Richardson of Edwards, Mississippi.

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Mrs. Shirley McDaniel

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 25, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 26, 2013
1:00pm Repose: 12:00noon Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Shirley “Jean” McDaniel was born on January 26, 1961 to the late L.C. Wilson and Mary Marshall in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was the fifth child of seven siblings.

Ms. McDaniel accepted Christ at an early age and later joined King David #2 Church. She attended Warren County Public Schools. She was employed at several nursing homes in the area, and Ameristar Casino.

She enjoyed her life! She enjoyed dancing, cooking, working word puzzles, spending time with her family; and most of all, she loved children (plenty of godchildren).

She is preceded in death by her father, L. C. Wilson; uncle, Jessie Smith; cousin, Rose Gibbs; paternal grandmother, Mary Wilson, aunt, Rosie Wilson; step father, Julius Marshall; maternal grandmother, Olivia Stewart; uncles, George Stewart and Tim Stewart; cousin, Kenneth Stewart; maternal grandfather, Joseph Stewart; and great aunt, Arcensia Pierce.

She leaves to mourn her passing: daughter, Daquilla McDaniel; grandson; Carlos Smith, Jr.;mother, Mary Marshall of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five sisters, Lula Mae McDaniel, Theresa Ann McDaniel Williams, Kellee Marshall , (Vicksburg, MS) and Bettye McDaniel (Memphis, TN) and Martha Pearl Lockhart(Baton Rouge, LA); three brothers, Billy Ray (Elaine) McDaniel (Long Beach, CA) and Charles (Valerie) McDaniel (Memphis, TN) and Oatis Lee (Port Gibson, MS); two aunts, Dorothy Stewart (Vicksburg, MS), Carrie (Johnnie Lee) Miller (Utica, MS); three uncles; Phillip Stewart (Vicksburg, MS), Clifton (Rosalyn) Stewart and Bill (Jenneffe) Stewart (Saginaw, I); and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins from Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan, Wisconsin; the Gray family; god-daughter, Jada Carter and special friend, Christopher Smith. step-sister, Martha Pearl Lockhart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; step-brother, Otis Lee of Port Gibson, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including Christopher Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Mrs. Shirley Mae Hawkins Thomas

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Memorial Services: Saturday, January 26, 2013
11:00am Pleasant valley Baptist Church/260 Hwy 27

Mrs. Shirley Thomas was born to the late Mary Chandler on August 29, 1963 in Tutwiler, Mississippi. She later moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she met and married James Thomas, the love of her life.

She was a member of the China Grove Baptist Church. She departed this life on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, James Thomas, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eleven daughters, Tamekia (Shermon) Stampley, Latrice (Amos) Nixon, Shalesha Thomas, Tynesha Thomas, and Monica Lindsey of Vicksburg, Mississippi, LaQueda Lindsey of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Brittany Carter of Lucedale, Mississippi, Makendra May of Jackson, Mississippi, Charnelle Butler of Yazoo, Mississippi, Alison Griffen and Chunceia Buckhalter of Jackson, Mississippi; two sisters, Rebecca Riley of Newport, Virginia and Mary Walker of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five brothers, James Walker, Jimmy Walker, Johnny (Rudella) Walker, J.D. (Latasha) Hawkins, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and David (Lisa) Hawkins of Crenshaw; three grandchildren, Lakendrick Stampley, Keyshan Nixon and Taylor Nixon of Vicksburg, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Mrs. Doris H. Stewart

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 18, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Greater Jerusalem Church/Mt. Alban Road
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Doris Huell Stewart was born July 19, 1958 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Bennie Huell and Senola Palmer Huell. She attended North Vicksburg High School.

She accepted Christ at an early age at Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Doris was united in holy matrimony to the late Leon Stewart for 37 years as they explored the world through the military. She was a dedicated wife and mother, who always had in her hand new books and the biggest cup of hot tea. When books went to electronic copies, she didn’t buy into the hype…she always said “nothing beats the smell of a new book.” She also enjoyed any and everything related to angels to go with her favorite color, purple. You were sure to find an angel figurine decorating her house or one attached to her purse and jacket. Nothing made her more happy than spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Ma and Grammie Do”. Doris had a very kind and loving spirit and will be missed greatly by all who loved her.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Stewart; her parents Bennie and Senola Huell: brother, Edward Huell, and her sister, Shirley Huell Reed.

She leaves behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memories four children: Janet (Payton) Stewart Cross of Baltimore, MD, Juanita (Quincy) Stewart of Tampa, FL, Leon (Denyse) Stewart of Loxley, AL and Jason Stewart of Fort Walton Beach FL; her beautiful grandchildren, Bilal, Yusef Lateef, Abdul Haleem and Leah; one sister Tina Turner of Vicksburg, MS; five brothers, George (Marlease) Huell of Huntsville, AL, Bennie Huell, Jr., Perry (Judey) Huell Morris (Andrea) Shelton, and Larry Gray all of Vicksburg, MS; sister-in-law Bernice (Saul) Hilliard of Vicksburg, MS: two brothers –in-law, Abe Stewart of Greenville, MS and Calvin Reed of Vicksburg, MS; three special daughters, Roleithia Mills, NiShay Clark and Ebony “Bonnie” Davis; three aunts, Pearl Harris, Katie (Abe) Walls, and Olivia Palmer; three uncles, Charles Huell, Bobby Huell, and Clarence Huell; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family, and relatives and friends including the Palmer, Reed, Carpenter, Wilson, Huell, Bass, Stewart and Brown families.

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Mr. Tommy Carl Scott

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 18, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Pleasant Green M.B. Church/Bowman Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery


Tommy Carl Scott went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2013 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was a member of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

He graduated from Wallace High School in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a former employee for the city of Vicksburg for five years.

Tommy was preceded in death by his son, Leroy Barnes; mother, Elisa Mae Scott; father, Joe Wynn and step-father, Luster Lee Hampton, Sr.

Tommy will be always remembered by his family. To cherish his memory he leaves behind: his four sisters, Inez Richardson of Richmond, California, Linda S. Jenkins and Edna Scott both of Charleston, South Carolina and Elise H. Grant (Reggie) of Ft. Meade, Maryland; three brothers, Luster L. Hampton, Jr. (Arabelle) and Ernest L. Hampton both of Charleston, South Carolina and George L. Hampton (Mary) of Gadsen, Alabama; special friend, Gladys Grant of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Gladys Mae Warfield

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, January 19, 2013
12:00noon - 5:00pm Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, January 20, 2013
1:00pm Repose: 12:00noon Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery ~ Ballground

Mrs. Gladys Mae Jones-Warfield heard the horn blowing and peacefully answered the call on January 12, 2013 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.

She was born on April 3, 1934 in the Ballground Community. She confessed Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (Ballground) where she remained a lifelong loyal and faithful member.

At Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church she served on the Missionary Society Helps Ministry and was a Mother of the Church.

Her education began at Ballground Elementary School, and continued when she attended Bowman High School and received her diploma as a 1953 graduate.

After High School, she moved to the Kings Community. In Kings, she became very active in Triumphant Baptist Church as an Honorary member serving as Treasurer for the Sunday School and Director of the Easter Program for many years.

Mrs. Warfield was known far and wide as a woman of integrity and of great faith, a faithful wife and a devoted mother. She was truly blessed, her spirit was quiet, but her actions spoke loud and clear. Mrs. Warfield served the Lord by allowing her Missionary Society (HELPS) Ministry to spread, not only to the community where she lived, but made a difference in every life that she touched. She spent many years laboring by sewing and cooking, not only in her church, but throughout the community. She served with everything inside because of the love of God she possessed. She did not let the circumstances of her life cast shadows or hinder advantages of anyone’s life, especially her children. She took the little she had and used it to the best of her ability calling on the name of Jesus to survive

Mrs. Warfield started her career early helping the family on their share cropping farm in the Ballground Community. She later worked at St. Francis School (Sisters of Mercy), Kings Elementary School and Warrenton Elementary School, and retired from the Vicksburg-Warren School District after many years of service in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. Hattie Lee Jones-Truly and Professor Garrison W. Hedrick Sr.; her grandparents, James and Eliza Jones; one daughter, Linda Lou Jones; one sister, Hattie Jones; three brothers, Joseph Jones, John A. Jones and Joseph Hedrick, M.D.; her aunt, Mrs. Jessie Guy; and three grandchildren, Mia Anderson (Glen Burnie, Maryland), Caleb Anderson (Glen Burnie, Maryland) and Jessica Parson Warfield (Vicksburg, Mississippi).

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jesse R. Warfield, Sr., of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

She leaves to cherish her memory five daughters, Jacqueline Jones (Albion, Michigan), Deborah Smith (James) and Pamela Durman (Vincent, Sr.) (Vicksburg, Mississippi) Sherry Anderson (Anthony) (Glen Burnie, Maryland), and Sandra Wyatt (Brian) (Jackson, Mississippi); three sons, Jesse Warfield, Jr., Rodney Warfield (Leonia) and Michael Warfield (Diane) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sisters, Ernestine Carson and Bobbie Harrington (Marvin) (Vicksburg, Mississippi) and Paulette Hedrick (Chicago, Illinois); two brothers, James Jones (Annie) and attorney Garrison Hedrick (Chicago, Illinois); three sister-in-laws, Lula Jones (Vicksburg, Mississippi), Margaret Louise Warfield, Mable Lucille Stewart (Detroit, Michigan); and one brother-in-law, Willie Warfield (Flossie) (Elizabeth, Mississippi)

Sixteen grandchildren, Debraka Williams (Travis, Sr.) Megan Smith, Jesse Warfield III, Vincent Durman, Jr., LaFarran Durman, Jasmine McDaniel, Amanda McDaniel, Keturah Warfield, Ashley Pratt, Ashton Warfield, Ashanti Warfield, Anthony Warfield and Aryn Warfield (Vicksburg, Mississippi) Rachel Anderson, and Maachah Anderson (Glen Burnie, Maryland), Bethany Wyatt (Jackson, Mississippi).

Two great grandchildren, Travis Williams, Jr., and Joshua Chatman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church members and friends.
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Mrs. Lena Mae Taylor Johnson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 18, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 19, 2013
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Second Union Cemetery/Utica, MS

Lena Mae Taylor Johnson passed away on January 8, 2012. She was born on October 15, 1948 in Claiborne County to the late Noah Taylor and Mary B. Holden Taylor. She was the youngest child of eight children. Lena, at a young age was baptized at Greater Mount Zion in Vicksburg, Mississippi and later she joined New Rocks of Ages Baptist Church.

Lena wasn't an educated woman, but she carried herself with class like she had a PH. D. She has touched the lives of many with her bright smile and generosity. Lena was a home-maker and a seamstress for many years. She was instrumental in making a lot of peoples' dreams a reality with her gift of sewing. When one couldn't find what they needed to wear in the store, she was the one to call, all you needed was a picture of what you wanted made.

Lena was a mother who took care of her children and any other child that showed up at the door step. She had a kind heart that never turned anyone away. She always said, "Never turn anyone away who shows up at your door, if it's a girl or boy, woman or man, cat or dog, because it just might be God". Lena has ran her race and finished her course. She will live on in each one of us.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Johnson; her sisters, Elnora Taylor and Fannie B. Taylor; and two brothers, Dan Pearson and Myles Lee Taylor.

Lena will always be remembered by her devoted family. To cherish her memory she leaves behind: two daughters, Dorothy Taylor Martin and Ella (Wally) Curry, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four sons, Randy (Chandra) Taylor of Jackson, Mississippi, Ronnie (Valerie) Taylor, Thomas (Nicole) Taylor, Timothy (Karnita) Taylor, and a nephew raised as a son, Donnell Taylor, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Willie Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a step son, Joe M. Johnson Hodge of Savannah, Georgia; two sisters, Nellie Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Callie Mae Taylor of Gary, Indiana; a brother-in-law, Willie (Sharon) Johnson, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; twelve grandchildren; three god-children, Bonita Branson, Kenneth Sylvester and Chasity Tinsley; two close friends, Ms. Minnette Rooks and Marilyn Butler; and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives including the Taylor, Thomas, Bernard, Johnson, Neal, Turner and Holden families.

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Mr. Michael "Big Mike" Singleton

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 11, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 12, 2013
1:30pm Repose in Church: 12:30pm Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: Church Cemetery

Michael Singleton Was born November 28, 1964 to the late Johnnie Ruth Singleton and George Hunter, in Hinds County. He departed this life on January 5, 2013, at home in Edwards, Mississippi.



Michael received his education at Edwards Attendance Center in Edwards Mississippi, Hinds County Agricultural High School, and Utica Junior College, Utica, Mississippi. He accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards Mississippi.




He joined the Army National Guard, December 8, 1988 where he severed as a Specialist,


162nd Military Police Company and served as active member of Flaming Sword Lodge 101 F&AM located in Edwards, Mississippi.



Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Ruth Singleton and George Hunter and two brothers, James and Roosevelt Singleton.




He leaves to cherish his loving memories: three brothers, D.Y., Willie Charles and Donnie


Singleton of Edwards, Mississippi; three sisters Willie Nichols of Chicago, Illinois and

Clementine Singleton of Harvey, Illinois, and Janice (Herman) Foster of Jackson, Mississippi;

a host of aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins .
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Mrs. Ida Lee Blackmore - Lloyd ("Sweetie Pie")

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 11, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 12, 2013
12:00noon Repose: 11:00am Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ida Lee Blackmore was born to the late Mary Morris in Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 24, 1952. At six weeks old, she was adopted by the late Mose and Rosie Lee Blackmore.

Ida confessed Christ at the age of twelve at Christian Home II Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Walter Jones. She served as the church secretary for many years, was a dedicated choir member, participating in various other activities, and remaining faithful until God called her home on Monday, January 7, 2013 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

"Sweetie Pie" attended Temple High School, but graduated from Warren Central High School, a cheerful member of the class of 1971. She continued her education while attending Utica Jr. College where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

In November, 1974, Ida was united in holy matrimony to Curtis Ray Lloyd, Sr. To their union, three surviving children were born: Tracie, Curtis Ray, Jr., and Trina.

She began her career as an individual who extended her love to children in the Vicksburg Warren School District, at Warren Central Jr. High School. She later worked for the Interstate Nuclear Service Company, and the Vicksburg Police Department in the Traffic Division, where she held the position of Crossing Guard. Her last employment tour of duty was in a position where she had great compassion. She was a culinary employee for L.D.'s Catering Service.

Ida was preceded in death by: her mother and father, Mose and Rosie Lee Blackmore; a sister, Mary Joe Steenis; a play daughter, Gaynell Wilson; and mother-in-law, Geraldine Lloyd.

She is survived by and leaves precious memories to: her husband, Curtis Ray Lloyd, Sr.; one son, Curtis Ray (Jessica) Lloyd, Jr.; two daughters, Tracie (Alton) Lloyd Sims, and Trina (Deshay) Lloyd, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Raymond (Antoinette') Burnett of Georgia, and Albert Nellons of Detroit, Michigan; one sister, Julia Mae Carter of Detroit, Michigan; grandchildren, Kenneth (Special friend Kiara) Jackson, Kendrick Brown, Da'Sha McGloster, Alton Sims, Jr., Nicole Sims, Daniel Wright, and Mike Kemper; one great-grandson, Xavier Jackson; godchildren, Derrick Gardner and Rhonda Cook-Andrews; caregiver, Ethel Gardner; best friends, Brenda Johnson and Sharon Ward; the Gardner, Robinson, Pendleton, Gaskin, Warfield, Jones, Mace, Banks, Brown, Bowman, Thomas, Johnson, Garrett, Wilson, Ford, Benard, Christian Home and St. Peter Church families.
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Mr. Donald Wayne Reed, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Sunday, January 6, 2013
12:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Monday, January 7, 2013
12:00noon Repose: 11:00am Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Donald Wayne Reed, Jr. was born September 23, 1955 to the union of the late Donald, Sr. and Gloria Reed in the Bovinia Community. He confessed Christ as a teenager at St. Paul M.B. Church.

He graduated from Warren Central High School in 1973, and obtained an associate degree in General Construction and Electric Wiring from Hinds Community College in 1975.

Mr. Reed utilized his skills and trade at Miss-Lou Equipment Company, as a Diesel Mechanic Instructor for Hinds Vo-Tech, and the Vicksburg Warren School District Transportation.

Donald was a loving and caring individual who never met a stranger, had a heart of "gold"; always made any event one to remember, and knew everything about everything. He was instrumental in assisting with the St. Paul Family Life Center's construction and, ever so often you'd find him swaying in melody with the St. Paul Male Chorus.

The loved ones who will be there to welcome him home are; his father, Donald Reed, Sr.; sister, Anita Reed Harper; and daughter, Acasia Lee.

He was blessed to create many memories that will carry on in those he left behind: his loving and devoted wife, Cassandra Clark Reed; daughter, Yolanda (Armaan) Anding of Brandon, MS; sons, Marvin Reed and Samuel Reed of Vicksburg, MS; Staff SGT. Jeffery Watkins of Jacksonville, NC; his loving mother, Gloria Reed of Vicksburg, MS; brothers, John Michael (Belva) Reed of Vicksburg, MS and Willis (Alma) Reed of Houston, TX; sisters, Lucy Reed of Brentwood, MD and Angela (Reginald) Johnson of Dallas, GA; mother-in-law, Retha M. Clark of Vicksburg, MS; father-in-law, T.J. Robinson of Vicksburg, MS; four grandchildren, Chancellor and Kadence Anding, Marvin Reed, Jr. and Cayden Harrison; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many, many friends.

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Mr. Percy James Washington Eatmon

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, January 4, 2013
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 5, 2013
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Greater Grove M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Percy James Washington Eatmon (Bilbo) was born March 25, 1918 to the late Perry Eatmon, Jr. and Eva Harris Washington in Edwards, Mississippi. He passed this life on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Percy confessed Christ at an early age of 12 and attended Rohelia Baptist Church in Cayuga, Mississippi. He was raised by his grandparents, Perry and Lizza Harris of Utica, Mississippi.

Percy was a World War II Veteran and retired from ABF Trucking after 22 years of diligent service.

On October 12, 1955, Percy united in Holy Matrimony to Clara Barnes.

Percy was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Washington; brother, Perry Eatmon, Jr.; sister, Lillie Bell Washington and son, Lee Brown.

Percy leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter, Crystal Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Sidney (Tonia) Eatmon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one sister, Christine Washington of Urbana, Illinois; four grandchildren, Romero Ringo, JaKira Washington, Tara Brown and Tiffany Brown of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Janice Brown of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends throughout the country.
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Mrs. Irish Lovings

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
11:00am - 1:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
1:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Irish Rogers Lovings, 80, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Irish was born on November 19, 1932, daughter of the late Clarence Rogers (AKA, George Moran) and the late Ida Mae Harris.

She attended public school in Vicksburg, Mississippi. While living in Vicksburg, she worked at a local café. During her stay in Vicksburg, she met George Brown of Chicago, Illinois and bore one child, Eddie L. Rogers. Irish later moved to Aurora, Illinois where she met and married Grant Lovings in 1964. Although, after ten years of marriage, they divorced; he remained a father, grandfather and friend to her and her family. Irish was a longtime resident of Monroe, Louisiana; where she resided until her death.

A homemaker, she was an excellent cook and seamstress. She spent her spare time sewing for people in the community, cooking for family and friends. She was a very kind, gentle soul; with a loving, generous heart, who never met a stranger. She was always welcoming and giving to others. People saw her as caring, genuine, funny and always nurturing with a smile from the heart. She always gave her best.

Irish leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her only child, Eddie L. Rogers (Andrea) of Aurora, Illinois; her grandson – she helped to raise, Anthony Rogers (Lekisha) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; granddaughters, Lashawn Young (William) of Downers Grove, Illinois and Kristie Rogers of Aurora, Illinois; a brother, Harvey Moran of California; two special nieces, Pamela Smith of Oswego, Illinois, Gloristine Clark of Detroit, Michigan; five great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including her caregiver, Greta James of West Monroe, Louisiana.

She was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Marilyn Amos and Ernestine Clark. Irish was a light in many lives. She held a special place in the hearts of those who were blessed to know her. She will be greatly missed.
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Mrs. Daisy L. James

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 29, 2012
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Zion Travelers M. B. Church/1701 Poplar Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Daisy L. James was born on April 1, 1958 in Hollandale, Mississippi to Ada and Preston Gaines, Sr. Mother James found Christ at the early age of 12 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church where she joined the choir. Later she joined Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Mother of the church and a member of the Women Auxiliary. Mother James married her wonderful husband James D. James on August 9, 1978 where they were blessed with four children to add to this union.

Mother James worked at Carters, Max Gas Station, Suzy’s and Chic Wigs. Her true passion was braiding hair. Her last job was at Fantasy City where many were greeted by her sweet smile.

Mother James was preceded in death by her parents, Ada and Preston Gaines, Sr.; her grandparents, Bessie and Sim Putman; her brother, J.C. Gaines and her aunt, Geraldine Robinson.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James D. James, Sr.; her daughter, Adlean James of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her three sons, James David James, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Tyrone James and Chadricks James, Sr. all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; mother and father-in-law, Adlean and Kenneth Smithson of Boston, Massachusetts; three sisters, Martha Powell of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Rosatta Royster and Ella Klein both of Greenville, Mississippi; five brothers, James (Annette) Scott, Preston (Jewel) Gaines of Vicksburg, Mississippi, J.D. Gaines of Madison, Mississippi, T.J. Gaines of Greenville, Mississippi, Soyda Pelotta of Lewiston, Idaho; aunts, Cottie Allison and Virginia Subject both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Laura Harried of Atlanta, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Treasure Dennis and Mycheal James both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Chadricks James, Jr., Anaya James of Texas, Jaquez James, Johnathan James, Tynesha James, Tyiesha James of Sioux City, Iowa; a special cousin, Lucinda Williams, Patricia Glasper of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special friends, Ceola James, Melva Darden, Rachel Crawford of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Eunice Polk of Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Mr. Alfonso "Sonny" Carter

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 29, 2012
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am St. Paul M.B. Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: Church Cemetery

Mr. James Alfonso Carter was born on October 7, 1957 to Roberta Carter and J.W. Wilson.

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 an angel came to silence his lips and took him home to be with the Father.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Carter; father, J. W. Wilson and brothers, Clyde Cook and J. B. Irving.

Remaining to cherish “Sonny” memories are five brothers, Curtis Armstrong, John Carter, Robert Carter, Sr., Greg Tatum and Michael Singleton; five sisters, Shirley Williams, Annie (Alan) Dulaney, Annette Funches, Betty Morris and Elsie Beacham; a special brother, Floyd Stewart; a special friend, George McDuffie; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mr. Alfred J. Davis, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 29, 2012
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Pleasant Valley M. B. Church/Hwy 27 South
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

“A Time To Be Born”

Alfred James Davis, Sr. was born on March 22, 1942, to the late Willie and Judy Rose Davis in Redwood, Mississippi.

“A Time To Live”

Deacon Alfred confessed to a belief in Christa at an early age. He was a faithful member at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Choir Member and Usher. July 14, 1991, Alfred was ordained as a Deacon under Pastor Clifton Spicer and served until his health failed. He continued on the Deacon Board through his illness under the pastorage of Reverend Joe Harris, Jr.

He attended Gibbs Elementary in Bentonia and Kings School in Vicksburg. He worked diligently at the Coca--‐Cola Company and then at Anderson Tully until his health failed.

Alfred was a loving Husband, Father, Granddaddy, Brother, Uncle, cousin and friend. He worked hard and shared an undying love for his family and friends.

“A Time of Homegoing”

In accordance to God’s Holy plan, he ascended to Glory on Friday, December 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Judy Davis; Four brothers, Cartha Davis, Robert T. Davis, Willie Davis, Jr. and Walter Davis; and one sister, Carrie Etta Tillman.

“A Time To Mourn”

Alfred’s Memories will forever remain with his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Bell Davis; their children, Debra (Jonas) Davis of Jackson, MS; Gloria (Melvin) Lynn, Alfred (Gail) Davis, Jr., Darrell Davis, Larry (Tiffany) Davis, Sr., Gregory Davis, Cynthia and Wanda Davis, all of Vicksburg, MS. He will be cherished by 23 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and a number of step-great children. He will be greatly missed by his brothers, John (late Aleta) Davis of Milwaukee, WI; George (Rosie) Davis, Sr., of St. Louis, MO; sisters, Margaret Davis of Cleveland, OH, Vepor Gaines and Evangelist Mary Davis, Both of Vicksburg, MS; and aunt, Emma Miller of Redwood, MS.

Alfred also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives including the Davis, Gaines, Tillman, Chocolate, Ragan, Miller, Spicer, Luckett-Jones, Johnson, Kemp, Burks, Stampley, Carson Families and friends.

“A Time To Rest”

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And If I Go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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Mr. Harrison Sutherland, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 29, 2012
12:00noon Travelers Rest M.B. Church/718 Bowmar Avenue
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

BORN


Harrison “Pimp” Sutherland, Jr. was born March 15, 1945 to the late Harrison Sutherland, Sr. and Rosie Bruce Sutherland in Vicksburg, Mississippi.


REAP


Harrison was the proud father of his only child, son, Harrison Sutherland III whom he loved dearly.


A TIME TO DIE


Harrison passed away surrounded by his loving wife and son on the 20th of December, 2012 at River Region Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison Sutherland, Sr. and Rosie Bruce Sutherland; his sister, Beatrice Sutherland and his brother, Arthur Sutherland.


SOW


Harrison met his soul mate, Theresa Sutherland in 1978 and they married in 1982. You rarely saw one without the other.



Harrison was baptized at First Baptist Church in Vicksburg and has been a member of Travelers Rest since 1990.




Harrison is survived by his wife, Theresa Sutherland; a son, Harrison Sutherland, III; first cousins, Clarence Parnell and Mary Lee Barnes; and a host of second and third cousins.


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Mrs. Vinia Brown Dolley Wilson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 21, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 22, 2012
12:00noon Zion Travelers Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Vinia Elizabeth Brown Dolley Wilson was born September 6, 1947 in Mississippi to Dora Richardson-Wolfe and Alexander Brown.

She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a former member of Mt. Alban Missionary Baptist Church.

She was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High school. She was a former employee of Compress and the Tic Toc Beverages. She also was a former babysitter for Judge Allen Derivaux and family.

Vinia was a very compassionate and loving wife and mother. She departed this life on December 16, 2012 at River Region Medical Center. Vinia was 65 years old.

She is preceded in death by her father, Alexander Brown; maternal grandparents, Truly and Mary Richardson; paternal grandparents, Bunk and Vinia Brown; a son, Eddie Lee Brown; grandson, Walter Lee Dolley, Jr. and great grandson, Kameron Brown.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Johnny Wilson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; mother, Dora Richardson-Wolfe of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two daughters, Angela Dolley of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Wanda (Thomas) McCalpin of Bloomington MN; four sons, Walter Dolley, Sr., Leslie (Janice) Brown, Charles (Ivy) Brown all of Vicksburg, MS and Derrick Brown of St. Paul, Minnesota; four sisters, Claudia Hester and Jackie Wolfe both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dora Ann Richardson and Janet (P.J.) Wolfe both of Minneapolis, MN; 7 brothers, James Richardson of Vicksburg, MS, Melvin Richardson of Madison, MS, Arthur Richardson and Johnny Richardson both of Minneapolis, MN, Darnell Wolfe of Apple Valley, MN, Daniel (Melanie) Richardson of St. Paul, MN and George (Millie) Richardson of Edina, MN; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends including members of the Richardson, Brown, Young, Taylor, Hester, Anderson, Hedrick, Claiborne, Powell and Patterson families.


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Little Miss Kyriston M. Parson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 14, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 15, 2012
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Little Miss Kyriston Parson was born on July 23, 2009 to Candiance Burks and Joseph Parson. Though her life was brief, she touched the hearts of family and friends alike.

On December 7, 2012 God sent His angel to the crossroad of life. At the stop sign, he plucked this beautiful flower and carried her to His precious Garden and planted her there.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandfather, Eugene Burks, Sr.; aunt, Jessica Parson

She leaves to cherish her memories: mother, Candiance Burks, father, Joseph Parson; one sister, Kyeria Parson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; maternal grandmother, Ruby L. Burks; paternal grandparents, Naomi B. Parson and Jesse Warfield of Vicksburg, Mississippi; maternal great-grandparents, Menthe Tucker, Oddie Tucker and Mable Burks all of Edwards, Mississippi; paternal great-grandmother, Lelia Mae Grandberry of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seven aunts, Yolanda, Stephanie, Marcie Parson, Chaisty Burks, Thelma Burks, Latonya Burks and LaDonna Burks all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four uncles, Eugene Burks, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Victor, Jr., James Parson, Jonele Robinson, Sr. all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight great aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Nannie B. Williams

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 14, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 15, 2012
12:00noon United Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: Green Hill Cemetery/Edwards, MS

Nannie Bell Mosley Williams “Madear”, 85, Edwards, Mississippi was granted her angel wings on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Madear had touched in some small way throughout her memorable life. Her gentle smile and baby soft skin brought so much joy to our family.

She was a member of the United Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Mother.

She was the third of nine children.

Madear is survived by: her six loving children, Evangelist Louise (Willie) Caston, Raymond, Mississippi, Calvin (Faith) Mosley, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Alma (John) Foster, and Mary (Willie) Dixon, Edwards, Mississippi, Robert Mosley, Oakland, California, and Henry (Wanda) Mosley, Edwards, Mississippi; two loving grandchildren she raised as her own, Glen Salone, Tucson, Arizona; and Chalonda Mosley, Edwards, Mississippi; three brothers, Robert (Lucindy) Mosley, J.C. (Earline) Webb, St. Louis, Missouri; and Leothis (Alma) Webb, Vicksburg, Mississippi; one Sister, Jessie (Kelly) Jelks, Edwards, Mississippi; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and fifteen great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members including the residents of O Neill Drive, members of the United Missionary Baptist Church Family, The Sanders, Williams, and Younger Families and Max Payne, Little Rock, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Williams; parents, Robert Mosley and Fannie Younger Mosley Webb; brothers Frank Mosley, Eli Webb, and Henry Mosley; sister, Katie B. Webb; two daughters, Johnnie Mae and Levella Salone; two sons, William and Alfred Mosley; and a loving and devoted daughter-in-law Beverly Wilson Mosley.

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Mrs. Verna Dean Davis

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 7, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 8, 2012
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Verna Dean Johnson Davis was born on April 20, 1942 to Willie and Theresa Johnson. She passed on from time into eternity on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the River Region Medical Center.

Mrs. Davis confessed Christ at an early age. She was baptized at Mt. Zion No. 1 Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Clifton.

She attended McIntyre and Rosa A. Temple High Schools. As a member of Mt. Zion No. 1 Baptist Church, she served in several positions. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Melva T. Buchanan.

She leaves to cherish her memories; one son, Elwin L. Johnson (Rosalyn); her two sisters, Melva Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina and Gladys McMorris (Sam) of Brookhaven, MS; her four brothers, Mazique (Yasuko) Johnson of Chicago, IL, Jesse (Barbara) Smith of Brooklyn, NY, Rudy (LaVerne) Smith of Vicksburg, MS, Edwin (Dianne) Smith of Pittsburgh, PA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one goddaughter, Debra Brown, Jerome Wayne Nickson (special friend); and other family and friends including the Akers family, Lurline Green, Katie Larry and Maggie Flowers.
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Mr. James M. Scott, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, December 7, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 8, 2012
11:00am Church of Christ/3333 North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

James Scott, Jr. was born on February 8, 1944 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late James and Ruth Scott. He departed this life on Saturday, December 1, 2012.



James, Brady, Mane, Champ, Jimmy Mac, Buck, Granddad, Big Daddy, Scott, Papa-Son, Scotty, and Honey were common terms of endearment used by family and friends. He grew up in Warren County and attended Warren County Schools, graduating from Rosa A. Temple High School. Shortly after graduation, he became employed at Marathon LeTourneau where he worked for 29 years. After the closing of the company, he worked and retired from International Paper Company in 2006.




James “Scott” met and married Maria, the love of his life, and they had seven children. He made each child feel special, blessed and nurtured. Not many parents possess skills that make seven children feel like “the only child”, but James Scott did. He would secretly confess to each child that he or she was daddy’s favorite; each believed him. His parenting skills would make the Cosby Show look second rate. There was constant laughter, loving words, family and friend’s time, travel, and yes, discipline. He had a way of disciplining that was worst than any spanking. All he had to say was, “Daddy is so disappointed.” Hearts dropped, lulled, and skipped beats because dad was disappointed. His children would rather have been spanked. The one thing that was most unlike the Cosbys was his teachings about God’s word. He was the best Godly role model. He was the head of his household and Christ was his head. As far as his family was concerned, they were going to serve the Lord!




James became a member of the Lord’s church at Warrenton Church of Christ on January 11, 1977. There he served diligently as a deacon. After attending 61 N. Bypass Church of Christ, he and his love decided to become members there and, a few years later, he served faithfully as one of the congregation’s first shepherds. During the last two years, health issues prevented him from regularly attending in body but not in mind and spirit.




He was preceded in death by parents, James and Ruth; two sisters, Irma Scott and Mary S. Chambers; and one brother, Clarence D. Scott.




He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife, Maria Scott; seven loving children; three sons, James Phillip Shelton (Lisa), Benjamin Shelton (Diane) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Medgar Scott (Angela) of Rochester Hills, Michigan; four daughters, Belle Hickman (Lee) of Columbus, Mississippi, Mariea Toniett Shelton of Jackson, Mississippi, Iris Ragan (Vincent) and Alisa Scott of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He also leaves 28 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren, three sisters Rosa L. Sanders (Willie) and Kalana Shelton, of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Toni Kyles of Chicago, Illinois; three brothers Lamar Gray and Paul Shelton of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Greg Shelton of Dallas, Texas; an aunt, Edna Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Turner of Chicago, Illinois, Juanetta Polk, of Madison, Wisconsin and Dr. Marnetta (Willie) Tate of Matteson, Illinois; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Extended family and friends including, Rutha Eastman, Frank (Johnny) Cosey, the Caldwell, Cosey, Davenport, Barnes, Gibson, and 61 N. Bypass Church of Christ families of Vicksburg, Mississippi.


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Ms. Ida M. Jefferson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 30, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 1, 2012
12:00noon Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ida Mae Jefferson was born on November 19, 1956 in Edwards, Mississippi to the union of Willie
Jefferson and Mary E. Jefferson.

She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. After moving to Vicksburg, she united with the Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church.

She attended Elementary and Junior High School in Edwards, Mississippi. She attended high school at Hinds A.H. S. in Utica, Mississippi. Ida was employed by Batesville Casket Company for twenty-five years.

Ida was a very compassionate and loving mother. She departed this earthly journey on November 24, 2012 at Covenant Health and Rehab Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Jefferson and Mary Jefferson; three brothers, Eddie Phillips, Willie Earl Johnson, Jr. and Willie James Jefferson.

She leaves to cherish her memories three children, James Jefferson, Sr., LaCheryl Jones(finance', Lonnie Carson) and Travis Jefferson, Sr. all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five brothers, Walter Barber, of Bolton, Mississippi, Charles Jefferson, Clarence Jefferson, Fredrick Jefferson all of Edwards, Mississippi and Glenn Jefferson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; thirteen sisters, Rose Mary McCoy, Edna Alexander, Sylvia Moore, Annie Williams, Diane (Curtis) Lodge and Carolyn Webster all of Edwards, Mississippi, Lee Shields, Della Jefferson, Rebecca(Alfred) Jones all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Alberta Barber of Bolton, Mississippi, Willie M. Barber of Bolton, Mississippi, Mary I. Jefferson and Corine Peoples of Bryant, Texas; nine grandchildren, James Jefferson, Jr., Chante Jefferson, Robert Curry, Jr., Michael Jones, Jasmine Jefferson, Quantrell Jones, Travis Jefferson, Jr., Jamon Jefferson and Travon Jefferson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Annie Grant, Angela Johnson, and Leodie Barnes.
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Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ida

Mr. Ellis "Buddy" Jordan

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, November 24, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, November 25, 2012
1:00pm Springridge M.B. Church/2917 Middle Road, Edwards, Mississippi
Interment: Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery/Edwards, Mississippi

A Time To Be Born

As the flowers bloomed on April 25, 1939, a baby boy was born to the late Henry Jordan Sr. and Annie Smith Jordan. They named him Ellis Phil Jordan. He confessed his life at an early age and joined Spring Ridge Missionary Baptist Church of Edwards, MS.

A Time To Reflect

Ellis was a son, brother, cousin, friend, and last but not least an amazing father. He loved the time he spent with his family and friends. Ellis enjoyed working for Mr. Ray Canada for numerous years. He also loved the outdoors and fishing. If he could speak he would probably say, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalms 73:26

A Time To Say Goodbye

Ellis surrounded by friends and family peacefully slipped from time to eternity to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. He will soon reunite with his parents, two sons (Ellis Jordan, Jr. and Leon Tillman), three sisters (Mary Marshall, Annie Patterson, and Catherine Clark), two brothers (Roosevelt Jordan and Henry Jordan, Jr.), and a special nephew, Joey C. Jordan.

A Time To Reminisce

Ellis “Buddy” Jordan leaves to cherish: a life long partner Gwendolyn Davis of Edwards, MS. Ten children, Larry Jordan of Atlanta, GA, Deborah Jordan of Wisconsin, Kelvin Gordon of Vicksburg, MS, Detta Gordan of Edwards, MS, Brad Davis of Jackson, MS, Shrome Davis (Kimberly) of Jackson, MS, Shirley Davis of Edwards, MS Violet Powell (Charles, Jr.) of Edwards, MS, Victor Jordan of Edwards, MS, Emmanuel Bland of Jackson, MS; Seven sisters, Gladys Holmes of Edwards, MS, Robbie Hodge of Edwards, MS, Gloria Walls, Hannah Jessup, Minnie Herrington all of Indianapolis, IN, Ada Butler of Chicago, IL and Mamarie McDuffie (Johnny) of Edwards, MS; a very special friend, David Morgan of Edwards, MS; a special thanks to Pleasant Hills Nursing Home of Jackson, MS where he spent his last days; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.

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Mrs. Lillie M. Ramsey

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 16, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 17, 2012
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am St. James M.B. Church/Edwards, Mississippi
Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery/Raymond, Mississippi

Mrs. Lillie M. Ramsey was born on March 13, 1925 to the late John Henry Johnson and Mrs. Lula Johnson. She confessed Christ at an early age.

Mrs. Lillie M. Johnson was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Henry Ramsey to this union one child, Ms. Estella Ramsey Willis and one godson Kenneth R. McFarland.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father, her loving husband, five brothers and two sisters. She departed this earthly home on November 12, 2012 at 1:05 p.m. at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter, Ms. Estella Willis; one son, Kenneth McFarland; four sisters, Mrs. Willie B. White of Flint, Michigan, Ms. Esther Johnson and Ms. Mary Steward both of Memphis, Tennessee and Ms. Sarah Williams of Raymond, Mississippi; one brother, Mr. Calvin Williams of Utica, Mississippi; six grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Anise Greene

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, November 15, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, November 16, 2012
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:00am Zion Chapel AME Church/Natchez, Mississippi
Interment: Watkins Street Cemetery/Natchez, Mississippi

Ms. Anise N. Greene was the second of four children born to the late Albertine Alberta Newell and her father. Her life began on September 10, 1942 in Adams County.

She confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of the Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served as the president of the Usher Board and a member of the Missionary Society until her health failed.

She was a graduate of the Nursing Program at Mississippi Valley State University. She served as a nurse for more than 30 years and retired from Natchez Regional Medical Center in June, 2008.

Anise is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Albert Augusta Newell, Sr. and Edgar Allen Poe Newell; and one stepson.

Cherishing memories of her are those who loved her most; her son, Michael (Beverly) Colston, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; daughter, Cheryl (Willie) Jones of Crystal Springs, Mississippi; sister, Dr. Mary Newell of Tallahassee, Florida; godson, Albert Newell, Jr. of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; stepson, John Greene, III, two stepdaughters, Leigh Ester Watkins and Juanita P. Greene of Irving, Texas; five grandchildren; Ashley, Timothy, Mikayla, Tara, Michael, Jr. and special friend, Angie Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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Mr. Robert L. Pettis

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 9, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 10, 2012
12:00noon Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

On Monday, November 5, 2012, Robert Lee Pettis went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



Robert was born March 28, 1942 to the late James and Hattie Pettis. He attended the Claiborne and Warren Counties public school systems.




He accepted Christ in his life at an early age and later became a member of Morning Star M. B. Church in Vicksburg, MS. Robert worked many years at Anderson-Tully and later went to Marathon LeTourneau where he retired in 2003.




Robert was born March 28, 1942 to the late James and Hattie Pettis. He attended the Claiborne and Warren Counties public school system. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Pettis; his parents, James and Hattie Pettis; three brothers, Frank Dorsey, James Pettis, Jr. and little Dee Pettis; three sisters, Georgia Neal, Tinnie Little and Selena Williams; and one stepson, Cicero Wilson, Jr.




Robert leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Annie Pettis; one brother, Lovie (Clara) Pettis of Memphis, TN; one sister, Jewel Piazza of California; two daughters, Marika Stimage of Vicksburg, MS and Tamargia Pettis of Texas; one son, Robert Pettis, Jr. of Vicksburg, MS; four step-daughters, Janie (James) Hudson of Seattle, WA, Sylvia Whiting, Denise (Allen) Bailey, both of Houston, TX, and Toni Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Mary Pettis and Ernestine Thomas; four grandchildren, thirteen step grandchildren, twenty-seven step great-grandchildren, and a special great grandchild, Ja'Keycia Johnson whom he raised as his own. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends, including John (Charlene), Jerry (Edna) and Walter Williams.


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Mrs. Gloria B. Taylor Wright

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 9, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 10, 2012
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am Zion Travelers M.B. Church/1701 Poplar Street
Interment: Second Union Church Cemetery/Utica, MS.

Mrs. Gloria B. Taylor Wright died October 30, 2012 at River Region Medical Center. She was 42. Gloria B. Taylor Wright was born on March 31, 1970 to the late Fannie B. Taylor and her surviving father, Eddie Tankson, Sr.



She was of the Baptist faith. She loved spending time with family and friends.




She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Edward Wright of Vicksburg; three children, Shermeka Taylor, Ceedra Holt and Ke'Iris Taylor all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a daughter she raised, Natasha Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; six sisters, Carrie Bunch and Annie Taylor both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Shelia Brooks of Alabama, Bettye Tankson and Amber Tankson of Rolling Fork, Mississippi and Cathy Faye Hudson of Memphis, Tennessee; three brothers, Darnell Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Eddie Tankson, Jr., and John Tankson both of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends including the Taylor, Wright, Holden, Bunch, Graves, and Smith families.


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Mr. Clyde Harris, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 2, 2012
12:00noon - 4:30pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Family Hour: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Holly Grove M.B. Church/746 Johnson Street

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 3, 2012
12:00noon Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery


Mr. Clyde Harris, Sr. was the fifth of seven children born to the late Jake and Maud Preacely Harris on February 20, 1937 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.



Clyde accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Reverend C. J. Stevenson at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was a faithful, dedicated member, serving as a trustee and deacon. He truly served joyously and to the best of his ability.




Clyde attended McIntyre School and was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School Class of 1959. During his high school years, he worked at Noble's Cleaners as a spotter and truck driver until 1959.




Clyde married Mattie Gleese in 1959. To this union, eight children were born. Two preceded him in death, one son, Kevin Jerome Harris and one daughter, Bridgette Denise Wynn. He was also preceded in death by five siblings; Bertha Harris Williams, Jake Jr., Reginald, Leroy, and Walter Harris.




He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1959-1963. Upon returning from the army he went back to work as a truck driver until 1968. Mr. Harris later joined the 386 Reserve Unit and then retired from the 412 after 25 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Tyner - Ford Post 213.




Clyde joined the Vicksburg Police Department on August I, 1968, where he was among the first seven blacks hired by the City of Vicksburg. They were prohibited from arresting white people or writing them tickets and suffered the indignity of often being told to send somebody white." These men were known as the Lucky Seven namely Joe Minor, Roosevelt Bunch, Herman Reddick, Walter Cole, Tom Harris, and James Chiplin who is the last sole survivor. Clyde was one of four police officers sent to Ole Miss during the James Meredith integration.




During his tenure on The Vicksburg Police force Clyde was promoted to Captain on June I, 1988. Everyone then knew him as 1/ Captain Harris," which some still called him until his passing.· Captain Harris retired from the police department with 31 years of service. On December 4, 2000, Mr. Harris was appointed to the Vicksburg Civil Service Commission and reappointed November 20, 2006.




He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving wife, Mattie Gleese Harris; five daughters, Stacy Talley, LaKisha Harris, and Rochelle Jackson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Shynah Jackson of Indiana, and Thelma Vann of Colorado; Six sons, Clyde (Tresha) Harris of Vicksburg, Carl (Shewanda) Harris of Texas, Gary Harris of California, Robert Harris of Texas, Clarence Ray (Beverly) Cooper of Detroit and Craig (Cassandra) Buchanan of Vicksburg; one devoted sister, Josephine Harris Sanders of Vicksburg and one son-in-law, Darius Wynn of Jackson; thirty-one grandchildren, Shcobey, Shawanda, Shcandy, Marquita, Cedric, Jessie, Aaleah, Martha, Kristen, Kayla, Keenen, Jawanna, Jajuan, Gary Jr., Tonie, Jeremy, Clarence Ray, Nicole, Craig, Sydney, Rashad, Destin, LaKeria, Alexia, Craig Jr., David, nineteen great-grandchildren; a host of special nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends including, Lula Games) Cross, Sheryl (Cornelius) Walker, Linda (Rhodell) Younger, Olivia James, and Earlean (Ollie) Wesley, the Douglas Park Bible Study Group and the Preacely, Donerson, and Burns families.



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Mrs. Ida M. Odems

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 2, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 3, 2012
1:00pm Repose in Church: 12:00noon New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church/Hwy 27 South
Interment: Church Cemetery

Ida M. Odems was born February 1, 1953 to the late Peter and Edna Clark Morrow in Edwards, MS. Ida accepted Christ at an early age and joined New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church.

She graduated from Hinds Agricultural High School, Utica Jr. College, Utica, Mississippi and she attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS. Ida was employed with Hinds County Welfare Department in Bolton, MS where she retired.

On June 5, 1982 Ida was joined in Holy Matrimony to Robert Major Odems Sr., and to this union two children were born.

She worked faithfully with the New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church and served as Assistant Secretary and a member of the Trustee Board.

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, Ida departed this life at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents P.W. and Edna C. Morrow; her son, Nicholas Odems; two brothers, George Upson and Walter Morrow; one sister, Alma Morrow Kinnard; three aunts and four uncles.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her loving and devoted husband, Robert Major Odems, Sr. of Edwards, MS; one loving son, Katlin Demond Odems (Chantelle Cosey-Williams) of Hattiesburg, MS; one step son, Robert Major Odems, Jr.; three step daughters, Deroxsett Odems of Biloxi, MS, Twanda (Charles) Briggs of Dallas, TX, and Cora (Otis) Carter of Dallas, TX; four sisters, Margaret A. (Donald) Jamison of Inglewood, CA, Margaret J. (Gary) Lemon of Opelousas, LA, Rosie M. Noel (Cornelius Horton) of Edwards, MS, and Easter (Albert) Cole of Utica, MS; two brothers, Larry D. (Barbara) Morrow of Raymond, MS, Johnny L. (Agnes) Morrow of Vicksburg, MS, Bobby Clark of Byram, MS and Ronnie Clark of Edwards, MS who were reared as brothers; two sisters-in-laws, Surelda Odems Cook and Carlee Odems both of Jackson, MS; three brother-in-laws, Joe (Bobbie) Odems of Memphis, TN, James (Mary Odems of Jackson, MS and Robert L. Saginaw, MI; three aunts, Jeanette Clark and Thelma Moore both of Edwards, MS and Alma Clark of Lansing, MI; one uncle, Eddie Cooper of Edwards, MS. She also leaves six step grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Virginia Smith Hubbard

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 2, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 3, 2012
11:00am New Oak Ridge M.B. Church/Edwards, MS.
Interment: Henry Cemetery

Virginia Smith Hubbard was born March 25, 1932 to the late Ruther and Annie Bell Smith. She was the third of fifteen children.

Virginia joined Old Oak Ridge M. B. Church at an early age. She married John Wesley Hubbard in 1968 and together they raised eight children. She attended Hinds County Schools. Virginia was an honorary member at New Oak Ridge M. B. Church and continued to attend both churches until her health began to fail.

Virginia enjoyed time spent with friends, but most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her family. She retired from the Holiday Inn in Vicksburg, MS with over twenty years of service.

Virginia departed this life October 28, 2012 at 7:45 a.m. at her home in Edwards, MS surrounded by her family.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband John Wesley Hubbard, a daughter, Alfreda Knox, her parents, Ruther and Annie Bell Smith and eight siblings.

Virginia leaves to cherish her loving memory one daughter, Luella (Johnny) Thomas; six sons, James Herman (Henrietta) Allen, Walter Smith, Luke Smith, George (Mary) Smith, Alfred Allen, and Ruther (Letoya) Allen, all of Edwards, MS; grandchildren, Peaches, Lukeisha, Shaunte, Geunia, Crystal, Taylor, Christopher, Rodney, Fred, Jorrickus, Walter Jr., Ruferrio, Jeremy and Davyeon; great grandchildren, BreAnna, Leightashia, Lakeirra, Peyton, Jorrickus Jr., and Dylan; four sisters, Joella (Isaiah) Hunter of Gary, Indiana, Annie Wright of Chicago, Illinois, Bertha Smith of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lucy Nichols of Jackson, Mississippi; two brothers, Andrew (Nancy) Smith of Gary, Indiana and James (Lareia) Smith of Chicago, Illinois; a special cousin Roberta Cassell, a special niece, O’Ceal Rozell both of Edwards, MS, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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Mr. Corrie Lee Chiplin

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, October 27, 2012
1:00pm - 5:00pm Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, October 28, 2012
2:00pm Repose in Church: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:



A Time to be Born


Corrie Lee Jackson Chiplin, affectionately called Carlee, Mama, Grandma, Big Ma, Aunt Carlee, Miss Aunt Carlee and Baby, was born on December 11, 1934, in Fayette, MS, to the late Monroe & Etta Jackson. Corrie was the baby girl/knee baby of 16 children born to her parents.



A Time to Live


In the early 1950's, Corrie moved from Fayette to Vicksburg and united in Holy Matrimony with Thomas Chiplin, Sr. To this union, seven children, Bobby, Denise, Rose, June, Rickey, Charles, and Thomas were born. That marriage ended in divorce; however, the ties with her inherited family, The Chiplins, remained strong even until death. Corrie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mount Zion in Vicksburg. Later, she united with Mount Carmel M.B. Church where she was a faithful member until her health began to decline. Corrie worked at the Chiplin family store and at All Saints Episcopal School. More important to her, she was a nurturer to her family. She had a hand in the raising and molding of many nieces, nephew, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



Because her mom died when she was five and her dad when she was 12, she always told us that her prayer to the "GOOD MAN ABOVE" was to let her see all of her children grown. Not only did God grant her the desires of her heart, he allowed her to see most of her grandchildren grown and blessed her to be an intricate part of the lives of her great-grandchildren. Her legacy surely lives on through the many hours of love she shared with her family.




A Time to Die


God saw his child getting tired, and He whispered, “Peace Be Thine”, on Saturday, October 20 at 10:53 p.m., surrounded by many loved ones, our virtuous woman made her transition to glory to be reunited with her parents, Monroe & Etta Jackson, her daughter, Rosa Lee Chiplin-Rankin, all of her siblings, James Jackson, JP Jackson, Grover Jackson, Issac Jackson, Monroe Jackson, Wendell Jackson, Tom Willie Jackson, LC Jackson, Holly Bell Wyatt, Artel Reed, Estella McBride, Mary Dell McCraney, Rebecca McBride, Johnnie Rose Johnson, Infant Jackson, and other family and close friends. But most importantly, we are confident that she got opportunity to be reunited with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and hear Him say “Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”

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. As she has told us so many time before, “Death is a debt we all have to pay”.

She leaves to cherish her memories FOREVER, six children, Bobby (Mary) Chiplin, Denise Chambers, June (Willie) Thomas, Rickey (Lena) Chiplin, Charles (Janice) Chiplin, and Thomas (Angela) Chiplin, all of Vicksburg; ten grandchildren, Michael (Kam) Chiplin, Terrell Chiplin, Nat (Eric) West, Pamela Freeman, LaBrone (Ponzella) Chiplin, Lucius (Stacy) Chambers, Jr., Eric Chiplin, Desarai Chiplin, Ajavian Chiplin, and Tinya Chiplin. Seventeen great-grandchildren, a very special nephew (son), Alfred “Pat” McBride, nieces, nephews and other family members including the Darden, Harried, Naylor, Jackson, and Wyatt families.

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Mrs. Rita A. Griffin Maxwell

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, October 26, 2012
2:00pm - 6:00pm Rosary: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 27, 2012
2:00pm Repose in Church: 1:00pm - 2:00pm St. Mary's Catholic Church/1512 Main Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Rita A. Griffin Maxwell was born to the proud parents Delores Christopher Griffin, and Charlie Griffin (late). Rita was a graduate of both the class of 1983 Vicksburg Sr. High School and later, Jackson State University. It was at Jackson State University that Rita earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Rita was a successful Office Manager for Life of Alabama Insurance Company, located in Jackson, MS.



Rita was a loving wife, mother, relative and good friend to those who knew her. She was also a faithful member of Christ the King Catholic Church located in Jackson, MS.




Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon V. Maxwell, Jr,, her father, Charlie Griffin and her Grandparents.




Rita leaves to mourn, a son, Vernon Vincent Maxwell III; a mother, Delores Christopher Griffin; a mother-in-law, Emma Maxwell; three aunts, Dorothy Ann Griffin, Janice D. Copeland, and Mrs. Dorothy James; four uncles, Amos Griffin, Earl Griffin, Robert L. Davis (Antioch, CA), and Lawrence Christopher; Michael Christopher; a very special friend, Angela Tanner; and a host of other very special friends and relatives as well.


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Miss Acasia R. Lee

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, October 22, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
12:00noon Vicksburg City Auditorium/901 Monroe Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

April 11, 1996-October 18, 2012

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

The beginning of my journey was April 11, 1996, I was a gift to my parents, Cassandra and Robert. I was so eager to get started with life that I came two months early. The doctors said I would have to stay at the hospital, but by the power of prayer…I went home… I had things to do.

The earlier part of my life was spent at “Big Grandma Honey’s” house gaining Godly knowledge and learning about the world. I later attended Toddler Land and Kiddy City Learning Center, then on to Sherman Avenue Elementary, Warren Central Intermediate, Warren Central Junior High School, and Warren Central High School – Class of 2014.

I confessed Christ and was baptized on November 18, 2007 and became a member of St. Paul in Bovina. But as you know, one house was just not me, so I became an honorary member of Travelers Rest M.B. Church.

I was blessed with a loving family, my parents, Cassandra and Donald Reed, and Robert (Cynthia Lee); my loving brothers, SSGT Jeffery “Boo” Watkins, Corey Rowster, Marvin Reed, Samuel Reed, and Chance Ward; my sisters, Jasmine Lee, Clarasha Bryant, and Yolanda (Armaan) Anding.

My maternal grandparents, Retha Clark and T.J. Robinson, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Ella Mae James and Tommie Lee, Sr. and Gloria Reed; maternal great grandmothers, Ledora Steele and Mary Bolls; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Washington; my aunts, Angelia (Lamont) Draper, Shirley Clark, Joyce Burns, Wendy (Robert) Gathers, Brenda (Maurice) Gilliam, Glenda (Derrick) Cage, Linda Lee, Angela (Reginald) Johnson, Lucy Reed, Delena (Dennis) King and Roshanda (Tommie) Powers, my uncles, Gary (Stacy) Lee, Michael (Belva) Reed, Willis (Alma) Reed, T.J. Robinson, Jr. and Carl Crowder; and my godmothers, Glenda Wilson and Denisha (Lamar) Gray.

I’m on my way to Heaven to see my brother, Robert Lee, Jr., my uncles, Tommie Lee, Jr., Jeffery Clark and my aunt, Lula Gaskin-Sims, and so many others that are waiting for me.

I can’t forget my main BFF’s, Monique, Briana, Andrea, and T. Clay (Ma) – Love you!!

My other BFF’s, Justice, Louis, Alexis, Brice, Sha’Nequa, La”nequa, Shae, and the “The Over the Track Gang”.

I was abundantly blessed with two nieces, five nephews, a host of cousins and other relatives and friends including the Clark, Reed, Robinson, Rogers, Christmas, Burns, Bunch, Brown, Lumpkin, Jackson, Clay, Qualls, Walker, Bolls, Steele, Hampton, and Cox families; there are many more, but just remember, I’ll see ya later, my heavenly Father called my name on the morning of October 18, 2012… Gotta Go!

DEUCES!!!
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Mrs. Katherine H. Smith

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, October 20, 2012
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, October 21, 2012
2:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Mt. Pilgrim Church Cemetery/Hwy 61 S

Catherine Hooper Smith departed this life on October 17, 2012 in peace at her home at 403 Wilbert Lane in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was born December 16, 1920 to Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Hooper Sr. Catherine received Christ at an early age and became a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church where she served as an usher for many years. At the time of her death, she was a faithful Mother of the church.



Catherine was honored as the oldest member of her church and was given a 90th birthday party at the church in 2010. She was 91 years old at the time of her death. She left a legacy in her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She loved her family and always looked forward to family reunions. Her last reunion was at her home in July of 2011. Her brothers, Alphonso, Joe, Eddie and Alfred Hooper preceded her in death.




She was blessed with ten children. Four of her children, Louise Saddler, Catherine Dandredge, Vincent Smith and JoAnn Payne, preceded her in death. Her husband Wilbert Smith Sr. preceded her in death in 2005.




She leaves to mourn her passing her six children, Ginnette McQueen and Alfrieda Shelton of Indianapolis, Indiana; Virginia Jefferson of Vicksburg and Rosie M. Bingham of Savannah, Georgia; two sons, Bernard Payne and Wilbert Smith, Jr. of Vicksburg; one son in law, Horace McQueen, one daughter in law, Virginia Smith; 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren; God daughter, Alma Hamderlin and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.



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Mr. Dannie Lee Steed

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, October 18, 2012
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, October 19, 2012
12:00noon Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. Dannie Lee Steed was born to the union of Mr. Jim and Mrs. Annie Belle Robinson Steed on June 4, 1926. He attended the Claiborne County public schools.



As a young man he entered the work force and worked in the logging industry. He became quite skilled at his job. He was a hard worker who was always seeking an opportunity to advance.




He met, fell in love with and married Ms. Thelma Hamilton on November 3, 1947. She was the love of his life. She preceded him in death and he never remarried.




He leaves to cherish his memory: one sister, Mrs. Bessie Hamilton of Marrero, Louisiana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Steed was blessed with a long life that exceeded most of his contemporaries.


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Mrs. Alice Hubbard Jones

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, October 19, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 20, 2012
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

A Time To Be Born

Alice Hubbard-Jones was born January 12, 1926, to the late Olivia Hart Blunt and Joe Hubbard in Yazoo County, Mississippi.

A Time To Live

She was baptized at an early age. She was a faithful member of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the mother board and as a choir member until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Jones; mother, Olivia Hart Blunt; father, Joe Hubbard; son, David L. Hubbard; daughter, Vera Gross; and grandson, Andre Williams.

A Time To Go Back Home

Mrs. Jones departed this life on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was 86.

A Time to Cherish Memories

Alice leaves to cherish her loving memories, seven sons, Robert (Barbara) Hubbard, Willie Gross, and Cedrick Hubbard all of Vicksburg, MS; Christopher (Beverly) Williams of Chicago, IL; Benny(Kimberly) Hubbard of Flowood, MS; Larry (Nachelle) Hubbard of Collierville, TN; and Anthony Hubbard of Holland, MI; four daughters, Lillian (James) Porter, Linda (Freddie) Wildee, and Tommie Hubbard, all of Vicksburg, MS; and Artemease (Robert) Strong of Gardena, CA; and a daughter-in-law, Tommie L. Hubbard of Vicksburg, MS. She also leaves thirty-six grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and many other wonderful relatives and friends.
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Mr. Matthew Parker, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, October 12, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 13, 2012
12:00noon Repose in Church: 11:00am King David #1 Missionary Baptist Church/2717 Letitia Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Born

Matthew "Bakerman" Parker Jr. was born July 27, 1942 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to

Matthew Sr. and Rosie Lee Parker.



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Matthew was a proud father of a wonderful daughter Ethel Renee Jones and loving son Craig Donnell Buchanan, whom he loved dearly.



A Time To Die


Matthew passed away surrounded by all who loved him deeply on the 8th of October

2012 at 9:23 PM at River Region Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife

Gwendolyne Annette Parker, his parents Matthew Sr. and Rosie Lee Parker.



Sow


Matthew met and married his soul mate, Gwendolyne Parker on May 4, 1993. During their nineteen years of marital bliss, you rarely saw one without the other.



A longtime member of King David #1 Missionary Baptist Church, Matthew accepted Christ at an early age as his lord and personal savior.




Matthew is survived by: a daughter Ethel Renee Jones; a son Craig Donnell (Cassandra) Buchanan; four brothers, Roosevelt Parker, Leonard Bell, Willie Parker and Herman Parker Sr.; two sisters, Jessie (Samuel) Martin and Rosie Harris; grandchildren, Michelle, Kiera, Michael Jr., DeAndre’, Craig Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews.




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Mrs. Gloria J. Fields

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, October 8, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
1:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery
Gloria Jean Fields was born October 19, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the union of Willie and Maggie R. Fields; the sixth of eight children. She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended Rosa A. Temple High School in Vicksburg before moving to Los Angeles, California, where she received a GED in 1969. She furthered her education by receiving an Associate Science Degree in June 1978 from Compton Junior College; a Bachelors Degree in March 1984 from California State; and a Masters Degree in Health Care Management in June 2001 from the University of La Verne. In past years, Gloria worked as a Field Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Director of Patient Care Services, Assistant Clinical Director, and a Quality Risk Management Specialist/Claims Review Nurse. Gloria was a high spirited, friendly person. She was extremely free-hearted and never met a stranger.

God in His infinite wisdom took Gloria on Friday, September 28, 2012. She is preceded in death by her son, Craig D. Williams, Sr.; father, Willie Fields; brother, Robert A. Fields; and sister, Dorothy M. Fields. She leaves to cherish her memory two grandchildren: Regan M. Williams, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Craig D. Williams, Jr., Las Vegas, Nevada; her mother, Maggie R. Fields, Vicksburg, Mississippi; five sisters: Virginia Fields, Compton, California; Ruby L. (James) Wilson, Ida A. (George) Bass, Edna M. (Thomas) Washington, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Joyce A. Fields, Southaven, Mississippi; two uncles: Russell (Robbie) Jackson, Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Eddie (Wanda) Jackson, Saginaw, Michigan; three aunts: Lula Mae Cooper, Utica, Mississippi, Johnnie Mae (Tommie) Essex, Saginaw, Michigan, and Paulette Jackson Bills, Chicago, Illinois; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and many, many wonderful friends.

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Ms. Kitrina K. Wright

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, October 5, 2012
10:00am - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, October 6, 2012
11:00am Repose in Church: 10:am Friendship M.B. Church/Edwards, MS
Interment: MT. Moriah Church Cemetery/Edwards, MS

Ms. Kitrina Kittrell Wright was born August 8, 1975,to Ms. Vivian Wright and Mr. Fred Coleman in Jackson, Mississippi. An angel transitioned her to her eternal home on September 26, 2012.



As a commitment to her religious convictions, Kitrina accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. She was baptized at the age of 7 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. M.K. Nelson. She continued her faithful walk with Christ under the leadership of Pastor Bobby Burks, whom she had a special love for, until her health failed.




Kitrina attended Edwards Attendance Center and graduated from Hinds County Agricultural High School, Utica, Mississippi, in 1993. She was employed at Tyson Foods for eleven years.




Kitrina was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a devoted mother, a special daughter, sister, and friend. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul, and dedicated her life first and foremost to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived to serve others and always put the needs of others before her own.




We will all cherish the special joy that Kitrina filled in our lives. We take comfort in knowing that she is in a much better place. We thank God that we have so many beautiful memories to cherish and reflect on. Since God is the author and finisher of life, His final decision regarding Kitrina's life was given September 26, 2012 at 3:40 p.m., in Jackson, Mississippi. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Nathine Wright, grandfather, J.B.Crump, and great-grandmother, Mattie Smith.




Kitrina's beautiful and precious memories will forever linger in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her. Those left to cherish her memories are: her devoted and loving children, Terrell Demondre Chaney, Jr. and Nigel Rashad Chaney; mother, Vivian Delois Wright; brother, Jarrett Keith Wright; grandfather, Ulysses (Margaret) Wright, Sr.; aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. She also leaves to cherish her memory a special father figure, Freddie Robinson; and best friend, Rhonda Williams.


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Mrs. Gaynell Wilson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, October 1, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
1:00pm Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist Church/339 Alpine Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Gaynell S. Wilson's journey began on January 15, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the third child born to the late Betty J. Satterfield and raised by her grandmother, the late Trulie Mae Peaches. Her journey ended on September 25, 2012 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.


At an early age, Gaynell, as she was affectionately known by friends and family, was united with New Hope Baptist Church in Bovina, Mississippi, where she served faithfully as a member.



Gaynell was a graduate of the class of 1988, Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended Hinds Junior College, and continued on to Antonelli College in Jackson, Mississippi. After receiving her degree in medical coding, she worked with Dr. Casterier.




Gaynell's working career spanned 8 years at the Vicksburg Street Clinic as a clerk where she resigned due to failing health.




Gaynell was preceded in death by: her mother, Betty J. Satterfield; grandmother, Trulie Peaches; father in law, Joseph Wilson; maternal and paternal grandparents and god parents, Ida Amos and Joe Bolls.




Gaynell leaves to cherish her memories: her husband of 20 years, Danny Wilson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one step-son, Deunta Wilson, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two sisters, Stephanie Brooks and Denetra Jones, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; god sister, Augusta Smith of Vicksburg, Mississippi; mother in law, Betty Wilson, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three aunts, Rosie Lee Meeks and Barbara Wilson, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Elorise Price of Chicago, Illinois; one uncle, Joe Willie Peaches of Sugar Grove, Illinois; three sisters in law, Earnestine Wright and Jennifer Wilson, both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Ann Wilson of New Orleans, Louisiana; five brothers in law, Joseph Wilson, Jr., Jeffery Wilson, Randy Wilson, Billy Ray Wilson and Timothy Wilson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her loving cousins Deborah Williams and Shelia Stewart; her best friend, Tracy Sims, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Mr. David Tolliver, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, September 28, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 29, 2012
3:00pm Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Avenue
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. David L. Tolliver, Sr., was born January 19, 1947 in Warren County, Mississippi to the union of Mr. Elisha Tolliver and Mrs. Roxie Givens Tolliver.



He confessed Christ at an early age at Travelers Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend John H. Williams. His Christian life continued at King David Baptist Church #2 under the leadership of Reverend Johnny Williams and later he rejoined Travelers Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Thomas Bernard.




He served in various ministries in the church such as Deacon Ministry, Transportation Ministry, Men of Purpose, and United Voices of Worship Choir.




David was educated in the public schools of Vicksburg and graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School. He was employed by Kroger Company for 40 years.




He departed this life on Wednesday, September 26, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Roxie Givens Tolliver; his paternal grandparents, Betty and Emmanuel Tolliver; his maternal grandparents, Rush and Louise Givens; his wife, Lena Smith Tolliver; four sisters; Annie Tolliver, Mottel (Tolliver) Doss, Evelyn Givens, Bessie (Tolliver) Smith and two brothers Elisha Tolliver, Jr. and Emmanuel Tolliver.




Left to cherish his memory, emulate his life, and continue his legacy of service are: his wife, Elva Smith-Tolliver; two sons, David (Gina) Tolliver, Jr., of Chicago, Illinois and Stephen Leandrew Tolliver of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; two step-sons, Eros Smith and Kiel (Frances) Alexander; one daughter, Jennifer Louise Tolliver of Irving, Texas; one step-daughter, Kathryn (Alvin) Coleman; one grandchild, Kameron Leandrew Tolliver; five sisters, Louise Bunch of Southfield, Michigan, Roxie Hebron, Cassie Tolliver, Alean (Michael) Luster and Savannah Tolliver all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two brothers, Harold Tolliver of Aurora, Illinois and Robert Tolliver of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a special niece, Diane (James) Cessna, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and the Travelers Rest Church Family.


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Mr. Calvin Henderson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Sunday, September 30, 2012
12:00noon - 5:00pm
Collins Northside Chapel/461 W. Northside Dr, Jackson, MS

Funeral Services: Monday, October 1, 2012
11:00am Repose in church: 10:00am Pine Grove M.B. Church/Hwy 49 North, Pocahontas, MS.
Interment: Pine Grove Church Cemetery

Calvin Henderson was born December 11, 1925 and departed to be with the Lord September 26, 2012. He was the youngest son of sixteen children born to Mr. Ernest Henderson and Mrs. Ada (Shearry) Henderson in Pocahontas, Mississippi.



At the age of 12, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Flora, MS. He later moved his membership to Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and remained there until his health started to decline.




Calvin was affectionately called "Brain Man" by some of his beloved friends because he could hold a conversation on any topic of discussion. Many of his nieces and nephews called him "Mr. Haney" because he was always doing his own repairs. He was the service technician for his house.




Calvin was united in holy matrimony to the late Carrie Lee Arnold on December 23, 1944. To this union six children were born.




Two children preceded him in death, the oldest son Calvin Henderson, Jr. (Sonny Man) and youngest daughter, Ruby Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his great grandson, Kelsey Deron Edmond, Jr.




He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters, Catherine (John) Saffore of Los Angeles, CA and Ada Jenkins of Jackson, MS; two sons, Wesley (Willie Mae) Henderson of Moreno Valley, CA and Stanley Henderson of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Creola Williams and Dolly Donald of Jackson MS; two brothers-in-law, Sylvester (Catherine) Arnold of Jackson, MS and R.C. Dixon of Moreno Valley, CA.; two sisters-in-law, Deloris Arnold and Mary Alice Arnold of Jackson, MS; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; along with a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.


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Mr. Willie J. Myles

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, September 28, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 29, 2012
11:00am Repose in church: 10:00am Springhill Christian Church~Raymond, MS./1501 Springhill Road

Interment: Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery/Edwards, MS.

Mr. Willie James Myles was born in Edwards, Mississippi on October 13, 1937 to Willie Myles and Thelma Lyles Myles who preceded him in death, also a sister, Myrtis Woodruff Rozell and a brother, Fredrick Gordon.

He confessed his life to Christ and joined Mt. Moriah M.B. Church at an early age. He attended school at Edwards Jr. High and Utica Institute. He later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and joined St. Jude Deliverance Center under the leadership of Bishop Joe L. Price. Then he moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and served as Assistant Pastor at St. Jude Deliverance Center No. 2 and later he moved back to Indianapolis, Indiana and joined Greater Shepherd M.B. Church. In 1994 he moved home to Edwards, Mississippi and joined Springhill Christian Center under the leadership of Pastor M. J. Williams where he served as a minister until his health declined.

Before he retired as a truck driver and became a Small Business owner of Myles and Sons Trucking Company, he was a well-known hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Mr. Myles was well-known for his famous plum jelly. Brother Willie James Myles was united in Holy Matrimony to the lovely Arlene Mitchum. This union brought a lot of love to each of them and everyone around them.

Brother Willie James memoires will be cherished by his loving wife, Mrs. Arlene Myles; ten children, seven daughters, Denise, Diane, Carolyn, Willetta (Eugene) Straudder, Vanetta, Rolonda, and Tonya; three sons, Ralph, Fredrick, and Kenny; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Delois (Sylvester) Jamison of Snellville, Georgia, Willetta Wagoner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two brothers, Leonard (Clara) Myles of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Robert (Shunda) Gordon of Edwards, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; seven god-children; five god-daughters, Camille, Michelle, Elnora, Eva and Diane; and two god-sons, Joseph and Willie; and a host of hunting and fishing buddies.
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Mrs. Eva C. Walker Stampley

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, September 28, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 29, 2012
12:00noon Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church/1416 Jackson Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Eva C. Walker Stampley was granted her angel wings on September 21, 2012. She fought a long battle and her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.



She was born October 31, 1947, in Jefferson Davis County MS to Robert and Mary Walker, the third of 12 children. She was married to Jerry Stampley for 45 years. In additionto Vicksburg, she has lived in Pinola, Prentiss and Clarksdale,MS; Epps, LA; Richmond and Sacramento, California; andO'Fallon and Rockford IL.




Eva was a devoted mother with strong family values and loved traveling.




She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Jackson Street M.B. Church.




Mrs. Stampley is survived by her husband, Jerry Stampley; one daughter, Michelle Stampley; three sons , Jerry Lee, Charles and Kevin Stampley(Candice Gray) all of Vicksburg; four sisters; Willie Nell Ferguson(Paul) of Jackson, MS; Mary Johnson of Warrensburg, MO; Joyce Evans and Rosie Wince (Donell) of Vicksburg; six brothers; Charlie Walker of Seattle, WA; James Walker of Anchorage, AK; Edmond Walker of Belleville, IL; John Walker, Melvin Walker (Linda Curry) and Raymond Walker (Hazel) of Vicksburg, MS; five grandchildren: Mack Albert III, Kevin Stampley, Jr., Kedarius Stampley, Crystal Albert and Jerry Stampley III; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including the Davis and Gaines families of Vicksburg and the Lockhart family.




She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Walker; mother, Mary Lockhart Walker; a brother, Robert Walker, Jr. and a sister, Evelyn Walker.


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Ms. Phalesha Latrice Gaskew
Baby Zhnerriya D. Gaskew


Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, September 21, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 22, 2012
11:00am United Missionary Baptist Church/Old Hwy 80, Edwards, MS.
Interment: St. Paul Church Cemetery/Smith Station Rd. Edwards, MS.

Phalesha Latrice Gaskew was born on November 14, 1985 to Lucy Gaskew and Walter Gaskew, Sr. She departed this life on September 17, 2012 at home in Edwards, Mississippi.

Phalesha was preceded in death by her daughter, Zhnerriya Daijah Gaskew; grandmothers, Lucy Warner and Nellie Winslow and one brother-in-law, David Irving.

Phalesha graduated from Raymond High School on May 23, 2005. She also attended Virginia College. Styling hair was one of her favorite hobbies.

Phalesha leaves behind to cherish her beloved memories: one son, Xay ‘Marrian Bradley of Edwards, Mississippi; one daughter, ZyTarriah Gaskew of Edwards, Mississippi; her mother, Lucy Gaskew of Edwards, Mississippi; her father, Walter Gaskew, Sr. of Edwards, Mississippi; three sisters, Donna (Keith) Warner and Roshanda Myles both of Edwards, Mississippi and Clarice (David) Irving of Pearl, Mississippi; one brother, Walter (Mekechia) Gaskew, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; a very special friend, Jeremy Marshall of Vicksburg; and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins and other relatives .
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Mrs. Annie Marie "Ree Baby" Murphy

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, September 20, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, September 21, 2012
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Annie Marie Murphy “Ree Baby” was born on October 13, 1938 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late Annie Lee Johnson and her father, the late Lovell Johnson.

Annie Marie was a member of King David Baptist Church of LeTourneau, pastored by the late Reverend B.B. Brown of Lake Providence.

She received her early childhood education in the Warren County Public Schools and she completed high school at St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Upon graduating, Annie Marie attended Tyler Texas Beauty and Barber College. Later in life, she moved to Chicago, Illinois. In Illinois, she attended Triton Community College and Technical Institute with a certification in Bookkeeping. After returning to Vicksburg, she continued working as a cashier/manager until she retired.

In addition to her parents, Annie Marie was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lou Walker and one brother, Hazzy Cross, Sr.

She leaves to cherish in memory: one son, Timothy Lovell Reeves of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four daughters, Michelle Henderson “B.B.”, Bennie Marie Jackson, ”Bay”, Adrina Rae Murphy Johnson all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Stephanie K. Cross Williams of Clinton, Mississippi; one brother, Osie Cross (Gladys) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight grand children; eight great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, special friends and families including Retha Clark, Irma Love, Annie Mae Burks and the Townsend, Kelly and Carter families.
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Mrs. Bertha Mae Nash Gaines

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, September 14, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:00pm Springhill Missionary Baptist Church/Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson, MS.

Interment: Springhill Church Cemetery

When You Hear of My Homegoing

Don't Worry About Me

Hey... I'm just another soldier, going home to be with the Lord.



A Time To Be Born


Sister Bertha Mae Nash Gaines was born June 20,1925, to the late Arnette and Nellie Nash.



A Time To Live


Sister Gaines was a faithful member of the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church until her death. She was united in Holy Matrimony at an early age to the late Rowan Gaines, Sr.



A Time To Die


On Tuesday, September 11,2012, Bertha Mae Nash Gaines completed her mission here on earth. God called his angel home. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Rowan Gaines, Sr., mother and father, Arnette and Willie Nash, a granddaughter, Kenya Thomas, a niece, Cara Knight, a nephew, Roger Davis, and family friends, Greta Good-Blake and Ruby Walker, sister-in-law, Mattie Gaines.



A Time To Mourn


Those left to carry on her memories are her two daughters: Nellie (Darnell) King and Ellen Gaines, both of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Three sons: Sammie (Katie) Thomas, Rowan Gaines both of Port Gibson, Mississippi, and Joseph Gaines (Jacqueline) of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Thirteen grandchildren, Thirteen great grandchildren, two daughters-in-law, Regina Mixon and Minnie Thomas, and other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Tommy Lee Martin

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, September 14, 2012

12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home


Funeral Services: Saturday, September 15, 2012

11:00am Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church/260 Hwy 27



Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery



Tommy Lee “Tuck” Martin was born in Yokena, Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 15, 1953, to Winnie Mae Martin and the late Mr. Leroy White.



He was baptized and united in Christian Fellowship at Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend J.C. Carr. He later moved his membership to Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He served faithfully, dedicating his life to the Lord. He was a very active member serving in the Male Choir, Mass Choir, and serving on the Usher Ministry. He was still very active in the church until the time of his departure.




In 1973 he graduated from South Vicksburg High School where he played on the football team. He met his lovely wife playing jumping jacks in the Junior High Gym. He worked at Cooper Lighting for the past 12 ½ years as a certified welder.




He united in matrimony to Noel Frankie Jones and to this union one child was born, Tomisea Martin and two god-children, Shamekia Chambliss and Zachary Haggard. This was a marriage united by God for over 37 years; and high school sweetheart they had a total of 43 years together.




On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 11:12 p.m. at the River Region Medical Center, Tommy completed his mission here on earth, so God called him home. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy White; his paternal and maternal grandparents, two brothers, Robert White and Henry Martin; two sisters, Rebecca Young and Alice White Scott.




He leaves loving memories to be cherished by: his devoted, protected and loving wife, Noel Martin for over 43 years which were united in marriage for over 37 years; one lovely daughter, Tomisea Martin of Vicksburg; two god-children, Shamekia Chambliss of Laurel, Mississippi and Zachary Haggard of Vicksburg; mother, Winnie Martin; five brothers, Edward (Carolyn) Myles of Birmingham, Alabama, Leroy (Rita) White, Jr. of Knobnobster, Missouri, William (Chris) White of Surprise, Arizona, David (Yolanda) White of El Paso, Texas, Larry Cain Martin of Vicksburg; seven sisters, Rosie Elder of Waukegan, Illinois, Doris (Melvin) Bolden, Olevia (John) King, Rita (Henry) Hunter, Shelia (Rodney) Dillamar, and Bertha Brown all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Pamela (Richard) King of Columbia, Georgia; lifelong special cousins, Bradford Martin, Willie Martin of Vicksburg and Reverend McKinley Martin of Los Angeles, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and numerous friends, especially my eating/breakfast friends at Cooper Lighting.




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Mrs. Gwendolyne Annette Turner Parker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, September 14, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 15, 2012
11:00am King David #1 M.B. Church/2717 Letitia Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A TIME TO BE BORN

Gwendolyne Annette Turner Parker was born on the 22nd of March, 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to James H. and Laura Martin Turner, Jr.

A TIME TO DIE

Gwendolyne passed away surrounded by all who loved her deeply on the 8th of September, 2012 at 5:50PM at River Region Medical Center. She was preceded in death by a son, Clayton Buchanan, her parents James H. and Laura Martin Turner, Jr., a sister, Gloria Turner Buchanan, and aunt Ernestine Martin Willis, who was instrumental in her rearing.

A TIME TO PLANT

Gwendolyne was the proud mother of two children, who she affectionately called “Sugar Boo” and “Nee’ Nee’”. Her presence, guidance and love will be missed.

A TIME TO LOVE

Gwendolyne was married at an early age to Earnest Lee Buchanan. She met and married her soul mate, Mathew Parker on May 4, 1993. During their nineteen years of marital bliss, you rarely saw one without the other.

A lifelong member of King David #1 Missionary Baptist Church, Gwendolyne was baptized at the age of nine. Though a proud member of the Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965, she graduated from E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina and attended Tougaloo College. She was employed at Westinghouse and Union Compress. While employed as a teacher for the Head Start program, she would later attend Mary Holmes Junior College. She also co-owned the Carcade Lounge with her twin sister, being one of only a handful of women business owners in the city of Vicksburg for over a decade.

She is survived by her husband, Matthew, a daughter, Ethel Renee Buchanan Jones; a son, Craig Donnell (Cassandra) Buchanan; grandchildren, Michelle, Craig Jr., Kiera, Liesha, Michael Jr., Kimberly, Clayton, Kerum, David, and DeAndre’ and great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Lola. A brother, Wardell (Mary) Turner of Orlando, Florida; three sisters, her twin Jacquelyne Harris, Courtanya Ferguson of Los Angeles, California, and Gayelord (James) Carpenter; a sister-in-law Bettye Turner of El Paso, Texas, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, including the Harris, Carpenter, Martin, Turner, Parker, and Fergerson families.
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Mrs. Earnestine Fisher Carter

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
10:00am - 11:45am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Graveside Services: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
12:00 Noon Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ernestine Fisher Carter affectionately called (Stine) was born April 26, 1934 in Warren County, Mississippi to the late Anthony Williams and Estella Walker.

She was a member of Present Truth Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sacramento, California.



Ernestine was delivered from her trouble of this world on September 5, 2012.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony Williams and Estella Walker; two brothers, Henry Williams and Grandver Lacey, Jr.

Ernestine leaves to cherish her memory: three sons, Ray Fisher, Sr. (Juanita) of Vallejo, California, Larry Fisher of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Michael Fisher, Sr. of Detroit, Michigan; four daughters, Diane Fisher Williams of Detroit, Michigan, Sharon Fisher Hill (Robert) of Vallejo, California, Connie Fisher Walker (Eddie) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Shelia Fisher Keys of Sacramento, California; one sister, Josie B. Jackson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one brother, Len Williams, Sr. (Valor) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Fisher, Walker, Tribble and Williams families.
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Mrs. Carrie Lynn Smith

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 31, 2012
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 1, 2012
2:00pm Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

Interment: Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery

A Time To Be Born

Carrie Lynn Smith was born August 15, 1932 to Lester and Sarah Lynn in Edwards, MS. She confessed Christ at an early age at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by four sons, Walter Thompson, Albert Lynn, James Lynn, and Robert Thomas, one daughter Rose Ann Lynn, four brothers, Samuel Lynn, Tommy Lynn, George Brown, and Willie Lynn, and three sisters, Sarah Lynn, Creather Winger, and Vivian Washington.

A Time To live

She attended school at the Southern Christian Institute in Hinds County, before relocating to Vicksburg, Mississippi. She joined the Mt. Olive M.B. Church family under the leadership of Reverend M.J. Gilbert and served faithfully on the Mother's Board. She was the widow of Mason Smith. She was a retired private duty worker.

A Time To Die

On August 23, 2012, an angel of the Lord came to River Region Medical Center and sealed the lips of our beloved.

A Time To Mourn

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Earline Thompson of Vicksburg, MS, a special nephew, Mac Arthur White of Chicago, IL, two brothers, James Lynn and Anderson Lynn both of Vicksburg, MS, a sister Lee Esther Lynn Round of Vicksburg, MS, twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren, and a host of great-great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
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Mrs. Sadie M. Randle

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 31, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:30am Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Sadie Marie Tenner Randle was born November 13, 1958 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Katie Mae Scott and Freddie Porter, Sr.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of Mount Carmel Ministries.

She was a 1976 graduate of Vicksburg High School and attended Hinds Junior College.

She was actively involved with numerous civic organizations throughout the community. She began her career in banking as a teller at First National Bank in the early 1980’s. She was the Vice President/Branch Manager Bancorp South.

She was united in holy matrimony to Steve Randle in June 1979. To this union was born one son Steven Isaac Randle. Sadie was a thoughtful and compassionate person who never met a stranger and was always willing to go the extra mile to help those in need.

Sadie transitioned to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at River Region Medical Center. She was 53.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Katie M. Scott; father, Freddie Porter, Sr.; grandfather, Caleb Wilson; grandmother, Doris Wilson; and aunt, Rosie Lee Tenner.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Steve Randle; a son, Steven (April) Randle of Jackson, MS; a sister, Gail (Pierre) Owens; five brothers, Larry Porter, Freddie Porter, Jr., Preston Porter, Ronnie Porter, and Kenneth Porter; her uncles, Charles (Taurra) Wilson Sr., Curtis Wilson, Arthur(Tracey) Wilson, Edward (Willie Ruth) Wilson of Raleigh, NC, and James (Lillian) Porter; her aunts, Bertha Marie Gamble of Fayette, Eva (Louis) Hayward of Aurora, CO, Cora (Jimmy) Sweet, and Helen Johnson; her grandchildren, Madisyn, Sydney Marie, Marlin and Morgan; her godchildren Eien and Myle McGee; her stepmother, Louise Porter; her sisters-in-law, Mavis Randle, Dorothy (William) Hamilton, and Tillie (Donald) Dorris; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Frances) Randle and James (Sarah) Jackson and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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Mr. Timothy C. Barber, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 24, 2012
9:00am - 11:00am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, August 24, 2012
11:00am Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Timothy Cornnel Barber, Sr. was born on March 4, 1955 to the late Eugene Barber and Lucy Ferguson Barber in Wayne County, Michigan.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1975 and served dutifully until 1978. Timothy was a former employee of Batesville Casket Company for many years. He was an energetic person who enjoyed making others happy. Timothy enjoyed listening to music and was a collector of antique model cars. He was a loving father and grandfather who loved life.

Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Barber and Lucy Ferguson Barber; grandparents, Jimmy and Sally Jackson; sister, Elouise Ruffins; brothers, James Rome and Roosevelt Rome and granddaughter, Delise Warren.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his son, Timothy C. Barber, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; daughters, Lillie Carter, Bodicia Williams and Brittany Williams all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Georgia Lee Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mary Rome of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Betty Ann Barber of Detroit, Michigan; brother, Richard Barber of Florida; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Annie Mae Dillard

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Funeral Services: Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm
Repose in Church: 1:00pm Mt. Zion #1/920 5th Street North
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Annie Mae Dillard died on August 12, 2012. After a long battle, the Lord called her home to be at rest. She died at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg, MS. She was 68 years old.

Annie Mae Dillard was born August 11, 1944 to the late Ernest Dillard Sr. and the late Anniebell Robinson Dillard. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She was a member of Mt. Zion No. 1 Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Dillard Sr. and her mother Anniebell Robinson Braxton; (3) brothers, David Dillard, Dan Dillard and Ernest Dillard, Jr.; (1) sister, Mary B. Wilson. She leaves to cherish her memory: (1) son, Frank R. Dillard; (1) daughter, Brenda (Otis) Bell. She leaves (5) sisters, Willie B. Bell, Mary Lovette, Dorothy Earl, Lillie Dillard and Mattie Hall. She also leaves (1) brother, Roosevelt Watkins; (8) grandchildren; (9) great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives including the Brown, Doyle, Hall, Earl, Lovette and Watkins families of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Lovette family of Olive Branch, MS, the Robinson and Thornton families of Kosciusko, MS.
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Mr. Joe E. Harris

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 17, 2012
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church/Tougaloo, MS.

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm
Repose in Church: 12:00noon Mt. Calvary Baptist Church/Tougaloo, MS.

Interment: Johnson Cemetery/Ridgeland, MS.

Joe E. Harris was born on October 5, 1953 in Tougaloo, MS to the late Mr. & Mrs. Joe and Lula Mae Harris. He was the first child born to this union.

He confessed Christ at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Alexander Kirkwood.

Joe E. Harris served in the U.S. Military for four years where he received the National Defense Medal and a badge in expert Hand Grenade, Sharpshooter (M-16), and Light Weight Weapons Infantryman. After serving the U.S. Military, he was employed at Veterans Administration Medical Center for twenty-five years as a housekeeping/supervisor.

Joe is preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Lee Taylor and two sisters, Shirley Harris and Barbara Readus.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife of thirty-four years, Sherrie Harris and four children, Joe J. Harris (special friend, Mesanna), Kimberly Harris (special friend, Eugene Kent), Tonya Love (a special friend, Kenneth) and Monica Buggs (Caleb) Williams, II all of Ridgeland, MS; three brothers, Willie (Leanteen) Harris of Canton, MS, Arthur Ray Harris, and Richard Harris; four sisters, Ruby (Rev. Lunzeo) Armon, Margie Courtney, Peggy Harris and Lynda Faye Harris, all of Jackson, MS; one brother-in-law, Curtis Readus of Canton, MS; a special and loving mother-in-law, Rosie Clark of Canton, MS; special friends, Wendi and Jode Silvestrini; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren: a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Velma Rose Dates Bester

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00noon - 5:00pm
Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:00pm
New Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church/501 Poplar Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Velma Rose Dates Bester was born January 1, 1933 in Poplarville, Mississippi (Pearl River County) to the late Ruth and Zella Dates.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a member of New Mt. Pilgrim M.B. church. She was very kink hearted and was always willing to help out when she could. Her family was her biggest joy. She loved sports, football and wrestling. She did private sitting, housekeeping, loved to cook and later retired as a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ruth and Zella Dates, one brother, Oscar Dates, two sisters, Lucille Gilmore and Dellina Petterson.

Her love and memories will be cherished by: a beloved friend of forty-four years, Walter Dunbar; seven loving children: five daughters, Idella Price, Rosemary Parson, Moise Dixon (James), Zella Leggett (Bobby), Annie Morgan (Melvin) all of Vicksburg, MS; two sons, Lonnie Dates of Miami, FL, and Mannie Bester of Vicksburg, MS; a sister, Charline Dates of Beebe, AR; a brother, Bobby Dates of Poplarville, MS; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; an uncle, Ben Harry, an aunt, Willie Bell Harry; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mr. U. L. Wright

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 17, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00am
Greater New Jerusalem Church/Jackson, Ms.
Interment: Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery/Edwards, Ms.

U. L. Wright was born in Edwards, Mississippi on August 23, 1935 to Ardelia Bishop and Antonio Wright.



Preceding him in death were five brothers and two sisters.




He professed his beliefs in Christ and joined Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed for 36 years with General Motors in Flint, Michigan. After he retired he and his wife moved back to Mississippi.




U. L. went to be with the Lord on Sunday August 12, 2012 at Covenant Health & Rehab in Vicksburg, Mississippi.




His memories will be cherished by his beloved wife Virginia Wright; one son, Junius “Paul” (Rhonda) Williams; six grandchildren, LaKisha (Tony) Smalley of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Cortland Williams, Cornae Williams and Tiara Williams all of Chicago Illinois, Junius M. Williams, and Tevin Williams of Grand Rapids Michigan; six great grandchildren; three brothers, Ulysses (Margaret) Wright, and Chester (Petie) Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan, and Fred Wright of Chicago, Illinois; sister, Daisy Bishop of Edwards, Mississippi; brothers-in-law; an adopted daughter, Beatrice Crowder of Flint, Michigan; one God daughter, Cabrini Smith of Jackson, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends


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Mr. Riley G. Summers, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 17, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00noon
Interment: First Baptist Missionary Church/1511 1/2 Lane Street
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery


Mr. Riley George Summers, Jr., was born May 16, 1926 to Reverend Riley Summers, Sr., and Leola Summers in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was the oldest of two children and confessed Christ at an early age at John Westry Baptist Church.



Riley later enlisted in the Army and completed basic training with the 101 First Airborne Infantry at Cuter, Michigan. He served in the Army for four years.




He later met and married the love of his life – Inez “Bay” Minor Summers, and to that union, six children were born.




He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Summers, Sr. and Leola Summers, wife, Inez “Bay” Minor Summers, one brother, Sonny Green, one sister, Ardella Summers and two grandsons, Frederick Summers and Calvin Harper.




Riley leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Ronald (Linda) Summers, Riley (Herley) Summers, III, and Thomas (Andrea) Summers; four daughters, Brenda Summers, Bernetta Summers, Kathy Summers, and LaTonya (Glennial) Thomas; a devoted niece, Barbara Summers Parker; nephew, David Summers; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other dedicated family members including the Harrison, Parker, Wilson, Thomas, Minor, Stewart, and Tate families, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi.


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Mr. Jerry Donald Kiner

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
11:00am - 12:00noon
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Graveside Services: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
12:00noon
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Mr. Peter W. "PW" Morrow

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, August 10, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm Repose in Church: 12:00noon New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church/Hwy 27, Edwards, Ms.
Interment: Church Cemetery


He was embraced by Jesus Christ and taken to his eternal home on Thursday August 2, 2012.

Deacon Morrow was born on December 4, 1922 to the late Fred and Pinkie Morrow in Rural Hinds County. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board. On December 18, 1947 he was united in holy matrimony to the late Edna Clark Morrow, and to this union ten children were born. He was employed with Hinds County Road Department and the Corp of Engineers Mat Sink Unit.

He was preceded in death by three children: Walter Morrow, Alma Morrow Kinnard and George Upson; three sisters: Selma Morrow, Alma Myles and Zeanette Cooper and one brother, Fred Morrow.

He leaves to cherish his memories five daughters: Margaret A. (Donald) Jamison, Inglewood, CA; Margaret J. (Gary) Lemon of Opelousas, LA; Ida M. (Robert) Odems and Rosie M. Noel both of Edwards, MS; Esther (Albert) Cole of Utica, MS. Two sons: Larry D. (Barbara) Morrow of Raymond, MS; Johnny (Agnes) Morrow of Vicksburg, MS; Two sons he reared: Ronnie Clark of Edwards, MS and Bobby Clark of Byram, MS; one son-in-law; Robert L. Kinnard of Saginaw, MI. Two sisters: Thelma Moore and Jeanette Clark both of Edwards, MS; one sister-in-law, Alma Clark of Lansing, MI and one brother-in-law, Eddie Cooper of Edwards, MS. He also leaves his legacy to 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Myrtle Johnson Chong

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, August 9, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Rosary: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Friday, August 10, 2012
11:00am
St. Mary"s Catholic Church/1512 Main Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Myrtle Delores “Duce” Johnson Chong died on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Promise Medical Hospital. She was 78. She was born on October 12, 1933, to the late Jessie Johnson, Sr. and Mary Warren Johnson. Mrs. Chong was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, MS. She accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member a St. Mary’s Catholic Church up until her health started to decline. She was a faithful member of the choir and St. Mary’s Ladies of Perpetual Help Solidarity. Mrs. Chong graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School and received an associate degree from Utica Junior College. She also attended Alcorn State University. Mrs. Chong was retired from Sears Department Store with over 30 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Jessie Johnson Sr.; husband, Willie Chong; son, Mark A. Johnson Sr.; two brothers, Willie L. Johnson and Jessie Johnson, Jr.; and a sister, Lois J. Lee.

She is survived by two sons, Josef Johnson of Los Angeles, CA and Cecil Johnson (Patricia) of Horn Lake, MS; four sisters, Esther Taylor of San Diego, CA; Doris Jacobs of Vacherie, LA; Gayle Lee (Robert) of Jackson, MS; and Brenda Johnson of Santa Clarita, CA; one brother, Darrell Johnson (Sherrie) of Vicksburg, MS; seven grandchildren, Aaliyah, Myron, Cierra, Franchesca, Kara, Asia, Mark Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Ezra Livingston, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, August 4, 2012
10:00am
Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home/1525 Beasley Rd, Jackson, Ms.

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 4, 2012
11:00am
Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home/1525 Beasley Rd, Jackson, Ms.

Interment: Natchez Trace Cemetery/Hwy 51 North

M Mr. Ezra Livingston, Jr. was born June 4, 1929 to the late Ezra Livingston, Sr. and Jewel Blakley LiiLivingston in Mexia, Texas, the ninth of eleven siblings. Ezra accepted Christ at an early age and joijoined Whitens Chapel Methodist Church in Freestone County, Texas. He later attended and mgraduated from Furney Richardson High School in Teague, Texas. Following graduation, Ezra mmoved to Detroit, Michigan.



OOnce in Detroit, Ezra was employed by Ford Motor Company as a skilled tradesman, where he wworked for more than 33 years before retiring in 1981. During his tenure at Ford, he also served as


a a PFC in the United States Army during the Korean War.



EEzra was united in marriage to Rosalee Adams, and three children were born to this union – Ezra LiLivingston, III, Karen Livingston-Wilson and Judith Livingston.




EEzra joined John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church. While there, he was an active and faithful baritone choir mmember. He and his family later united with Oak Grove A.M.E. Church, also in Detroit.




EEzra Livingston was also an entrepreneur. He became a licensed Real Estate agent with Miller BrBother Realty in the 1960’s and also owned and operated an ice cream shop and restaurant for sseveral years during the 1970’s.




EEzra and Rosalee divorced after decades of marriage, however, they maintained a friendly rerelationship.




EEzra loved and was very proud of his children, so much so that he moved to Mississippi in 2004 to bbe near his daughters.




In In his leisure time, Mr. Livingston enjoyed fishing, dancing, traveling, bowling and playing bid whist wiwith friends. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.




EEzra leaves to mourn his passing: three children, son, Ezra Livingston, III; daughters, Karen E. LiLivingston-Wilson (Mark) and Judith A. Livingston; one sister, Pearlene Cook; one grandson, Mark EEdward Wilson, Jr.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.




TThe siblings who predeceased him were Ruby E. Stevenson, Jewlene McWilliams, Avie Anderson, MiMinnie Lee Napp, Lawrence Livingston, Edward Livingston, Clyde Livingston, Jessie Livingston and EEarnest Livingston.


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Mr. Andre` Dotson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Vicksburg Family Cathedral Church

Andre Dotson was born on May 18, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ann Brown. He was raised by his grandparents, Gadi and Reva Dotson.


Andre graduated from Sumner High School in St. Louis. At Sumner, Andre was a star member of the track team. Upon graduation, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to Oklahoma State University. It was at Oklahoma State, he developed his passion for sports medicine. Following his dream to be an athletic trainer, Andre was given the opportunity to share his talent and love of sports with several colleges and universities, including Jackson State, Alcorn State and Tougaloo College. He worked many NYSP sports camps, but working the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA was the highlight of his career in sports medicine. During that summer, Andre was awarded the 'Most Outstanding Athletic Trainer' of baseball. He continued his career in sports while employed with the Jackson Senators baseball team and the Claiborne County School District. Andre was employed for almost seven years as athletic equipment manager at Jackson State University.
Andre was a member of Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral, where he volunteered with the media ministry. He had a passion for serving others even if it meant sacrificing himself. He was a true example of Christian love.

Andre was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gadi Dotson, uncle Nathaniel Dotson and sister Sharon Dotson.


He leaves to cherish a devoted wife, Jacqueline Burns Dotson; the four children he raised, Kevin Grant, Corey Burns, Latoya Williams and Jeremy Dotson all of Vicksburg. His grandmother, Reva Allen Dotson of St. Louis, M0; mother, Ann Brown of Covina, CA; sister Karen Dotson; aunts, Oneida (John) Williams, Juanita Williams, all of California, Rosie Reed and Alice Mayfield both of Vicksburg; uncles, John (Elizabeth) Dotson and Carl (Patricia) Dotson both of St. Louis; and a host of other relatives and friends including Ebony Hall, Jonathan Smith, Bertha Allen, the Allen, Burns, and Gilliam families, nieces, nephews, cousins, father-in-law, Joseph Burns (Barbara) and sisters-in-law, Angela Burns, Stephanie Burns, and Felicia Burns Etefia (Basil).

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Mr. James Earl Thomas

Services are as follows:

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 21, 2012
(Private) 10:00am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Mr. James E. “Slim” Thomas passed away on July 12, 2012 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was 61.


Mr. Thomas was born March 29, 1951 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the son of the late Freddie Wright and Virginia Thomas Bradley. He was employed by General Motors for 34 ½ years in Michigan. He enjoyed music, family gatherings and loved his family dearly.


Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Wright and mother, Virginia Bradley.

Survivors include his daughter, Alaishia Thomas of Lansing Michigan; son, James E. Thomas II of Lansing, Michigan; 3 grandchildren of Lansing, Michigan; four sisters, Rosella Parker and Ella Lee Smith both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Hattie Harris and Camellia Mills both of Katy, Texas; one brother, Cornelius Bradley of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Thomas, Bradley, Singleton, Horton and Roby families.

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Mr. Raymond "Bo" Hodge

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 20, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 21, 2012
2:30pm
St. Paul M.B. Church/Smith Station Road, Edwards, Ms

Interment: Church Cemetery

Raymond Hodge was born August 19, 1941 to the late Mr. Sherman Hodge, Sr. and Mrs. Mattie Alexander Hodge in Edwards, Mississippi.


Raymond departed this life on Friday, July 13, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.


He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeneva Hodge, Ollie B. Hodge, Rebecca Allen, Maggie Hill, Lettia Hodge, and Mattie Moffett; brothers, Junior Richardson, Sherman Hodge, Jr., Elijah Hodge, John Hodge, Lester Hodge, and Henry Hodge.


Raymond attended Edwards Attendance Center and later attended Utica Jr. College. Raymond worked at Hill City Oil Company for 33 years.


Raymond accepted Christ as his personal Savior at a very young age at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi.


He leaves to cherish his memories: a lovely wife, Beatrice Hodge; three sons, Anthony Hodge and Desmond Brookshire of Edwards, Mississippi and Donald German of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one sister, Irene Johnson of Jackson, Mississippi; and two sisters-in-law, Robbie Hodge of Edwards, Mississippi and Margaret Hodge of Jackson, Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Isaac Henderson


Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 20, 2012
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00pm
Repose in Church: 12:00noon
Triumph Church/136 Honey Suckle Lane

Interment: Yokena Cemetery/Hwy 61 South


Isaac Henderson was granted his angel wings on July 12, 2012.


His final days were spent surrounded by family & friends that Isaac touched in some way throughout his life. Isaac was born April 23, 1947, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the late James and Annie Bell Scott Henderson.


He was the eleventh of fourteen children. His parents preceded him in death, along with his
sisters Rosie Henderson, Lucinda Henderson Hyder, Luella Henderson Moore, and brothers, James Henderson, Jr., Randolph Henderson, Sherman Henderson, Henry Henderson, and Lutinenant Henderson.

He attended Rosa A. Temple High School where he played football. He confessed Christ at an early age. He was a giving man that was always ready to help those in need.


He leaves to cherish his memories his children; Toni Henderson-Lipscomb, Betty Robertson, & Antwone Henderson. His sisters & brother: Annie Bell (Charles) Derby, May (John) Gibson, Estella (Sylvester) Freeman, Cora (Robert) Kelly, & William Henderson, along with a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, & cousins and his special friend Dorothy Robertson, along with the Henderson, Carson, Robertson, Johnson, & Reynolds families. He will be greatly missed.


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Mr. Collars T. Moore

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 20, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 21, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Ratliff Chapel Baptist Church/Hwy 22 West

Interment: Greenhill Cemetery/Edwards, Ms.

As surely as God is love, Collars T. Moore entered this world on January 25, 1981, Elver L. Moore and Oscar Laws, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Edna (Big Momma) Harris and the late Judge and Lucille Price helped in rearing him.


Collars was baptized and united in Christian fellowship at a very early age at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Elzie O’Neal. In the fall of 2008 he decided to commit his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and united with Ratliff Chapel Church under the leadership of Bishop Michael B. Nesby and remained faithful and loyal until his home going. He enjoyed singing in the RCC Choir and praising my Father.

Collars attended Edwards Elementary, and graduated from Hinds Agricultural High School in 2000 where he was voted Mr. Hinds A.H.S. He continued his education at Hinds Community College and Jackson State University. He was employed by Jackson State University in Facilities and Construction Management for ten years and earned the love and respect of his co-workers and friends through his integrity, loyalty and self-respect. He loved his job and he loved the people he came in contact with each day.

Collars was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, which is a rare kidney disorder in 2005. There were only three cases in the state of Mississippi and two of the cases were in Edwards. He received a kidney transplant in 2010 and his body rejected it in January 2012. He never complained about his illness always kept the faith that his God was able to heal his body and if didn’t heal his body on this side he would receive a glorified body in heaven.


The final chapter of his life was recorded in the presence of his devoted mother, brothers, aunts and other family members on July 15, 2012 at his home. His maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents and aunt preceded him in death.


Collars was abundantly blessed and leave his unfaltering love and affection to his mother Elver L. Moore of Edwards, Mississippi; his father Oscar (Linda) Laws of Utica, Mississippi; his grandmother Edna Harris of Clinton, Mississippi; brothers Kaldrian Moore, Sr., Trollars Moore and Patrick (Kimberly) Mack of Edwards, Mississippi, Oscar Jones of Jackson, Mississippi, Marwin (Rashandra) Laws of Utica, Mississippi; sisters Marita Smith and Kimberely Fergusion of Vicksburg, Mississippi; godparents, Don and Cassandra Lee of Edwards, Mississippi; aunts, Betty (Larry) Neal, Shirley (James Calvin) Price, Ella Mae Johnson, Alma Garrett, Dorothy Jean Harris, Mary (Terrance) Clark of Raymond, Mississippi; Jacqueline (Johnny) Thomas of Grace, Mississippi, Julia Sims of Bolton, Mississippi; Margie (Rufus) Williams, Pasty Elmore, Louise Price, Jean White and Brenda Wilson of Edwards, Mississippi, Osie (Louis) Turner of Picayune, Mississippi, Helen Mosley of Champaign, Illinois and Stella Price of Southfield, Michigan; uncles: Curtis Wilson, Stanley (Darlene) Nelson and Kelly (Jessie Mae) Jelks of Edwards, Mississippi, John (Janet) Wilson of Clinton, Mississippi, Earl (Deloris) Wilson and Jeremiah (Alice) Shelby of Jackson, Mississippi, Tommy (Patricia) Nelson of Byram, Mississippi, Ernest Price of Detroit, Michigan; three great aunts, Minnie Beechem of Jackson, Mississippi, ReElla Turner of Jackson, Mississippi, Eunice Moore and Victoria Bush of Edwards, Mississippi along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family Jeannie Griffin, Gloria Miller, Dr. Vivian Fuller, JSU Family, Hope Walton, Burks, Coleman, Daniels and Goodson Families.



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Mrs. Easter Martin Burnett (Mickey)

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Zion Travelers Baptist Church/1701 Poplar Street

Interment: Second Union Church Cemetery/Utica ~ Old Port Gibson Road

Sister Easter Martin was born on March 28, 1937 in Utica, MS. She departed this life on July 15, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late George Martin Sr., and the late Alice Payne (Sally) Martin of Utica, Mississippi, and was one of seven children.

She was united in marriage to Frank W. Burnett for 30 years until his death in 1987. During this union Sister Burnett reared four children: Alice Virginia Burnett, Mary Elizabeth Carter, Ray Anthony Burnett who preceded her in death, and Loretta Burnett.

Sister Burnett accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Second Union Baptist Church in Utica, MS, and for the past eight years was a member of Zion Travelers Baptist church until her death.

Sister Burnett leaves to cherish her memories: three (3) daughters, Alice Virginia Burnett of Missouri City, Texas, Mary Elizabeth Carter (Bobby) of Vicksburg, MS, and Loretta Burnett of Vicksburg, MS; four brothers, Wesley Martin, George Martin Jr. (Mae Bertha), Johnny B. Martin (Julia Mae) of Utica, Mississippi, and Alonzo Scott (LaShawn) of Byram, Mississippi; and one sister, Azzie Mae Strong of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Shandale Burnett Reed, LaToya Campbell (Memphis, TN), Whitney Nicole Burnett, Latwana Burnett, and Tarji Carter; three great grandchildren, Iyana Reed, Tiah Campbell (Memphis, TN) and Jon Anthony Nguyen, and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Mrs. Mabel Sims

Services are as follows:

Interment: Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:00am
Jessamine Ridge Church Cem./Jessamine Ridge Road~Jefferson County

Mabel D. Sims was the eighth child born to the union of Jeff and Mary Brown of Lorman, Mississippi. Mabel was an educator as well as an advocate for the youth in her community. This was evidenced by her founding of the Our Lady of Sorrows tutoring program. However, her greatest accomplishment was being an outstanding wife and mother. Mabel loved selflessly, she gave generously and spoke tenderly but truthfully. She was a loyal friend to her peers and a “second mother” to many young women. She strove for excellence in all her endeavors as well as her appearance. This is why many referred to her as a DIVA…a glamorous, self- assured woman who was not afraid to be herself at all times. Mabel had impeccable taste and was a renaissance woman. Her style was sharp and her hats were memorable.

Mabel was very ambitious. She earned her undergraduate degree at an Historically Black College, Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi. During this time she was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority as well as being a secretary to the president of the university. She later earned two Masters degrees from Roosevelt University and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

She married Galester Sims, a fellow Alcorn alumnus who preceded her in death. From this union three children were born; Kim, Kelda, and Kirby. As a family they attended mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. During her time at OLS, she served as the Parish Council President. As a Chicago Public School educator for 40 years, she impacted many young lives before retiring from Lincoln Park High School.

On July 6, 2012, Mabel transitioned from this life. She leaves behind her brother A.J. Brown (Louise) of Lorman, Mississippi, her children Kimberly Sims-Barnes of Chicago, Illinois, Kelda Townsell (William) and Kirby Sims (Jo Ann) of Cypress, Texas and grandchildren: Kleo Star Barnes, Melani Diamond Barnes, Faith Margaret Townsell, Joy Mary Townsell, Robin Van Gilder, Emily Ann Sims, Morgan Daisy Sims, Kirby Seth Sims, Jr. and the “icing on the cake”, our latest addition, Karli.

She will be interred at the Jessamine Ridge Baptist Church cemetery in Jefferson, County.

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Mrs. Carrie Mae Carson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 6, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 7, 2012
10:00am
Repose in Church: 9:00am
Greater Grove Street M.B. Church/2715 Alcorn Drive

Interment: Second Union Cemetery/Utica, MS. - Old Port Gibson Rd.

On January 23, 1950, Carrie Mae Johnson, the eighth child of Amos Johnson, Sr. and Julia Neal Johnson was born in Utica, MS. Carrie ended her journey on July 3, 2012 at River Region Medical Center.

Carrie was baptized at an early age at the St. Paul M.B. Church in Utica, MS.

Carrie Mae Johnson Carson attended elementary school at Mixon Elementary School in Utica, MS before moving to Vicksburg in 1965. She was a 1969 graduate of Temple High School and received her B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education from Tougaloo College; she also studied at Alcorn State University and Jackson State University. Carrie retired from Mississippi Action for Progress after 32 years of service as a Pre-School Teacher. Carrie touched the lives of many families during her tenure at Kings Head Start Center and the Warren County community. Carrie also dedicated her time after retirement as a Warren County Poll Worker.

Carrie was the baby girl of the family and she enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to travel, shop, and glamorize herself. Her beauty and poise made her no stranger to the mirror, giving the young women in her life something to look forward to. She was admired by many as a role model. You could smell the aroma of her Aromatics perfume before you saw her and she assisted in making Fashion Fair one of the leading make up retailers. She loved her girls, with the assistance of her beautiful mother; she provided them with the necessary skills to become the Women they are today.

Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, Amos Johnson, Sr. and Julia Neal Johnson and two sisters, Pearline Hollins and Ollie Johnson.

Carrie leaves to cherish her memories three daughters whom she loved dearly, Tracy Johnson Hoggatt and her husband Michael Hoggatt of Conyers, Georgia, Pamela Johnson Martin and her husband Fredrick Martin, Jr. of Vicksburg, MS and Tresha Johnson Harris of Vicksburg, MS, nine grandchildren, Brandy Martin, Ebony Martin, Fredrick Martin, Jessie Harris, Aaleah Harris, Joshua Martin and Cameron Martin of Vicksburg, MS, Trenton Harris and Micah Hoggatt of Conyers, GA, five sisters, Wilena Cole (James) of Jackson, MS, Mary Burns Gray of Vicksburg, MS, Hattie (Richard) Haley of Houston, TX, Geneva Trahan of Lancaster, CA and Julia Fisher of New Orleans, LA, two brothers, Amos (Dorothy) Johnson, Jr. of New Orleans, LA and Simmie (Regina) Johnson of Vicksburg, MS, a nephew she raised, Troy Johnson of Spring, TX, a dear friend, Paula Clark of Vicksburg, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to include: Alice Gibson and Family, the Turner, Benard, Neal and Taylor families of Vicksburg and Utica.

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Mr. Terence Lee "Duke" Copeland, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 6, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bowmar Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Brother Terence (Terry) Copeland was born March 11, 1958 to the late Fallie and Hezzie Copeland. He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Travelers Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Joe Williams.



He was a 1976 graduate of Vicksburg High School and received an AS Degree in Biology/Chemistry from Hinds Jr. College.




Terry attended Jackson State University and received a Medical Laboratory Technician certification from (ASCP) American Society of Clinical Pathologist.




Terry was a beloved member of Jubilee Church of God in Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fallie and Hezzie Copeland; three brothers, Virgil, Velton and Hezzie Copeland; and three sisters, Mary Helen Starks, Gracie White and Bernice Pleasant.


Left to cherish his life are his wife, Peggy Copeland; sons, Jonathan and Terence Copeland, Jr. both of Jackson, Mississippi; sisters, Fallie (Wade) Cobbs, Ola Stevenson, Barbara McKnight, Brenda (Willard) McBride all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Delores (Horace) Tillman of Edwards, Mississippi and Emma Jackson of Houston, Texas; sisters-in-law, Virgie Copeland, Gertrude (Curtis) Cosby of Detroit, Michigan; brothers-in-law, Tommie Jones and Isaac (Carolyn) Jones; an aunt, Mary Queen Taylor of Los Angeles, California; uncles, Dr. Charles (Phyllis) Queen of Los Angeles, California, Burbidge Copeland of Warren, Ohio and a plethora of family members and friends.

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Mrs. Katie Mae "Lucy" Robinson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 6, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Bethlehem M.B. Church/3055 N. Washington St.

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Katie (Lucy) Mae Washington Robinson was the second of six children born to the late William “Bill” and Melissa Wilson on June 24, 1929.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Andrew Williams, three sisters, Rosie L. Turner, Idella Washington Gee and Williona W. James, two brothers, Rufus Washington and George Washington and one grandson, Michael Walker.

At an early age Katie gave her life to Christ, was baptized, and became a member of Hickory Tree Baptist Church but later moved her membership to Mount Zion #4 Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Mother of the church and remained a faithful member until her death on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Katie grew up in Vicksburg and worked many years as a cook at St. Francis Catholic School and Beechwood Restaurant. Her favorite pastimes were socializing with friends and family and sitting on her front porch watching the children play basketball.

Katie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many, and she will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Her memories will be cherished by her companion Lee Arthur Carson, two daughters: Frankie Knox (James W.), Melissa Neal (Sam); two sons: James Brown Washington (Pam) and Clarence Williams; two step-daughters: Patricia Carson and Ruby Carson all of Vicksburg, MS; two sisters: Viola Neal (Sam) of Utica, MS and Melva Tarleton of Vicksburg, MS; eight goddaughters: Delores Lewis, Claudette King, Betty Smith, Delores Watson, Mary Gordon, Tina Williams, Lillie Jones and Ethel Carson; one godson, Antonio Carson all of Vicksburg, MS; sixteen grandchildren: Ali Williams (Priscilla), Franco Knox (Brittany), Marlene McMorris (Silento), Robert Williams (Nicole), Willie Williams (Gwen), Michael Neal (Susan), Tony Turner, James Walker, Mannisha Washington, Damien Slaughter, Willie L. Moore, Jeffery Smith, Keith Robinson, Clarence Harris, Kiamaya Whitney and Tiffany Jones; thirty-five great grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Shametra L. "MeMe" Stamps

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, June 29, 2012
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 30, 2012
1:00pm
Repose in Church: 12:00noon
United Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, Ms.

Interment: Morning Star Church Cemetery

Shametra LaShell (Meme) Stamps was born in Edwards, Mississippi on September 9, 1981, to Wanda Stamps and the late James Reese.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Horace and Willie Ruth Stamps and Mitchart and Frankie M. Reese.

She professed her belief in Christ and joined Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Edwards Elementary School and Hinds County Agricultural High School. She was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army, of the 615th ASB First Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas and 365th unit in Jackson, Mississippi having served two tours of duty in Irag. She was currenty employed by the Hinds County Sheriff Department, Raymond, Mississippi.

Shametra went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22, 2012.

Her memories will be cherished by her children: Kavarion Ahmad Stamps and Arian Jamarri Patterson; her mother and stepfather, Wanda and Anthony Phillips of Edwards, Mississippi; four brothers, Anfernee Stamps of Edwards, Mississippi, James Golson, Gregory Clifton and Brandon Clifton of Norfolk, Virginia; two sisters, Tremekia (Terrance) Cochran of Ridgeland, Mississippi and Jamie Golson of Norfolk, Virginia; five aunts, Sharon (Wade) Toaster of Bolton, Mississippi, Valerie and Donna Elaine Stamps of Edwards, Mississippi, Precious (Bobby) Robinson of Jackson, Mississippi and Francis (BJ) Williams of LaVergne, Tennessee, three uncles Kelvin (Donna) Stamps of Edwards, Mississippi; Glenn Murray of Seattle, Washington and George Mack of Bolton, Mississippi; a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special to her heart; DeKendric Stamps (cousin), Wade Toaster (uncle) and James Patterson (special friend)

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Mr. Howard Barker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Thursday, June 28, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Friendship M.B. Church/Edwards, Ms.

Interment: Greenhill Cemetery

Howard Barker was born on November 22, 1919 in Edwards, Mississippi to Irene Clinton and George Barker. He was the first of three children. Howard went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2012.

Howard received his early education in the Hinds County Public School District. He moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1943 and worked for many years for Illinois Central Railroad and later as a laborer in the construction industry. After retiring, Howard owned and operated Midtown Restaurant in Champaign, specializing in southern cuisine and was a partner in Central Taxi and Limousine Service. After closing his businesses, Howard moved back to Edwards to care for his mother until her death. Howard accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi. After moving back to Edwards, he re-established his ties with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Howard married his long-time friend, Frances Buffer on April 14, 1990. Howard is survived by his wife Frances Barker; sister Margaret Williams of Rantoul, Illinois; daughters Joan Bryant of Carmichael, California and Belinda Renee Washington (Lester) of Champaign, Illinois; son Harold Barker (Earnestine) of Edwards, Mississippi; step-son Nick Buffer (Denise) of Rantoul, Illinois and step-daughter Bettie Buffer of Aurora, Illinois; grandsons Michael Allen of Sacramento, California, Jerome Barker of Afghanistan and Demetrius D. Carr of Champaign, Illinois; grand-daughters Rene Mollow (Marlon) of Sacramento, California, Gayle Claiborne of Bakersfield, California, Tina Michelle Barker and Sophia Karen Barker of Flint, Michigan, and Deanna R. Carr of Champaign, Illinois. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; two nieces Arnetta McClain and Carla Chambers of Champaign; Illinois two nephews Michael and William Chambers of Champaign, Illinois. He is also survived by seventeen great nieces and nephews and 24 great, great nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Janie Roberts of Champaign, Illinois; and was “Big Daddy” to Angel Hodge of Edwards, Mississippi. He also leaves to mourn his passing Elsie Easley of Sacramento, California, Phillip Battle and John Kirkland of Jackson, Mississippi and Howard Kirkland of Medford, Oregon and numerous cousins and friends

Howard was preceded in death by his mother and father and sister Katherine Chambers.

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Mr. James East

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, June 9, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, June 10, 2012
11:00am
Vicksburg City Auditorium

Interment: Green Lawn Cemetery

James East, Sr. was born June 19, 1972 to the late Anner S. East and the late Jimmy Evans. James accepted Christ at an early age.

He was an honorary member of the Mississippi Cruisers Club, and St. Alban Hunting and Rifle Camp. He was employed by his father and was a well-known self-employed mechanic, landscaper, and DJ.

James was a loving and caring individual who would do anything for anybody. He never met a stranger and was never far from friends. Travis and Joyce Vance were strong influences in his life, always keeping James on the right path. Whatever the occasion, he was the star of the show; always making any event one to remember. He departed this life as a hero; trying to save a friend.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death his maternal grandparents, Nancy S. Stelivan and Joseph; five uncles, Elbert, Willie & MC Stelivan, Albert Earl & Leroy Evans; and one aunt, Ludella Mae Shields.

His memories will linger eternally in the hearts of his four daughters, Stevette Stephens of Houston, TX, Semaj East of St Joes, CA, and Janiya & Jakiya Warfield, both of Vicksburg, MS; four sons, James D. East, Jr. of Tallulah LA, Devonta East, James Warfield, and Antwan Grissom all of Vicksburg, MS; two granddaughters of Houston TX; five sisters, Nancy (Roger) Powers, Viola (Bobby Ray) Stewart, Gertrude (Casey) Brown and Alberta East Crockett all of Vicksburg, MS; and Ledora East of Tampa FL; two brothers, Arnold East of Tallahassee FL and Rufus (Leasha) Gibson of Detroit MI; his grandmother, Ida Mae Evans of Vicksburg, MS, an aunt, Alberta Anderson of Detroit, Ml; his step father Billy East, and his adoptive parents Travis & Joyce Vance; and a host of nieces and nephews, including the Anderson, Anthony, Brown, Coleman, Davis, East, Gibson, Evans, Harris, Hawkins, Lacey, Sanders, Stelivan, Thomas, Vance, and Wince families. James also had many other family members and friends; whom he respected.
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Mrs. Rosia Anderson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, June 8, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 9, 2012
11:00am
Zion Travelers M.B. Church/1701 Poplar Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Rosia Mae Anderson was born on May 20, 1924 in Belzoni, Mississippi to the late King and Julia Young Anderson. She accepted Christ at 10 years of age at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church in Silver City, Mississippi under the leadership of the late Reverend Irvin. Rosia later united with Mt. Zion #1 Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a choir member, on the kitchen committee, a loyal fund raiser, and on the Mother Board. She later united with Bright Morning Star under Reverend Reginald Harris. She also served her community well as a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Rosia was a loyal and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was generous to a fault always willing to lend a helping hand or offer a kind word to those in need. She was a loving, caring, and dedicated mother that worked hard to raise and educate her children. She owned and operated Rosia’s Beauty Corner for many years.

Rosia departed this life on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the University Medical Center. Rosia was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Estella Hill and Susie Singleton; three brothers, Robert Lee, King JR., and Jessie Anderson; a daughter, Gladys Frierson; and a grandson, Gus Fleming.

Rosia leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Nancy (Alfred) Huff of Jackson, MS, Letitia (David) Fleming of San Diego, CA; two sons, Charles (Patricia) Wright of Vicksburg, MS, Alphonso (Pebles) Wright of Jackson, MS; sister, Lue Oliver Anderson of Tallulah, LA; brother, James (Sadie) Anderson of Tallulah, LA; two sisters-in-law, Willie Mae Anderson of Chicago, IL, Odessa Anderson of Tallulah, LA; twelve grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren, seven great, great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends
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Mr. Jermaine D. Walton

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, June 8, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 9, 2012
11:00am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mr. Jermaine Dewayne Walton was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 28, 2012 to Ruth Ann Walton and Walter Wilson.

He was a graduate of Warren Central High School. He was an employee of the Waffle House.

Jermaine loved his family and friends. He found joy and pleasure in helping others. Whenever he had the opportunity, you could find Jermaine either working on cars or fishing. When he would enter a room you could immediately see that beautiful smile on his face.

Jermaine was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; his maternal grandfather, Fred Moore, Sr.; his paternal grandmother, Mattie Mae Wilson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Ruth Ann Walton of Vicksburg, Mississippi; father, Walter Wilson; brothers, Terry Dean Walton, Cornelius Edward Walton, Dana Lamar Walton, Curtis Walton all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Hebrew Edward Walton of Brandon, Mississippi; step brothers, Patrick O’Neal and Stacy Hill both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; his maternal grandmother, Vera White of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Luella Scott Williams

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Thursday, June 7, 2012
12:00noon
Lakeview Memorial Fuberal Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Luella Scott Williams was born on July 6, 1931 in Dermott, Arkansas to the late Alfonso Scott and Mary Buford Johnson both whom preceded her in death.

She confessed Christ at an early age at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of her grandfather, Reverend J. B. Buford. She served faithfully as church secretary until her departure. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School, later attending nursing training at Kuhn Memorial Hospital.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Arthur Williams, Jr. They were blessed with four sons.

She departed this life on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Covenant Health and Rehab of Vicksburg where she had been a resident since April 28, 2012.

Left to cherish her memory, emulate her life and continue her legacy of service are: four sons, Arthur James and Mary Jo Williams, Ronald Lee and Janice Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dennis Michael Williams of Topeka, Kansas, David Dwain and Tonya Williams of Dallas, Texas; fourteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of devoted relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Mary Lee White

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, June 4, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
11:00am
Repose: 10:00am
Cherry Grove M.B. Church/Edwards, Ms.

Interment: Church Cemetery

Mary Lee (Mae Lee) West White was born June 30, 1953 in Edwards, Mississippi to the late David and Angline Jackson West.

Mary untied with Friendship Baptist Church at an early age. She met the love of her life, Rufus White, Sr. and they were married August 12,1971. She graduated from Hinds A.H.5. and went on to a career in early childhood education. She was employed with the Hinds County Head Start for well over 20 years up until her illness struck.

She was preceded in death by her son, Willie Christopher White and her brother, Willie Lee West.

She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband, Rufus White, Sr. of Raymond, Mississippi; her son, Rufus White, [r., Edwards, Mississippi; daughters, Shellene White, Edwards, Mississippi, Charlene White (James Gray), Clinton, Mississippi; aunt, Elvestra Jackson Morrison, Jackson, Mississippi; sister, Clara Mae Wallace Williams, Edwards, Mississippi; brother, David West, Edwards, Mississippi; three grandsons, De'Marcus White, and LaZarus Williams both of Edwards, Mississippi and Satarious Gray of Clinton, Mississippi and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a daughter that she took as her own, Tanuel Sizer.
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Mr. Harold L. Jones

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 18, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 19, 2012
1:00m
Clover Valley M.B. Church/7670 Hwy 27 South

Interment: O'Henry Cemetery/Hinds County

A Time to be Born

As the sun rose on October 11, 1980, Harold LeMonte Jones was born to Ouida Jones Theriot and Harold Stewart in Vicksburg, Mississippi - the only child of Ouida Jones Theriot.

A Time to Plant
Harold L. Jones confessed and accepted Christ. He was baptized and united with Clover Valley M.B. Church under the leadership of Reverend Johnnie L. Williams. Harold enjoyed singing and he was a member of the Church Choir.

A Time to Achieve
Harold attended Warren Central High School and was a member of the honors choir, drama club, Basketball Homecoming King and actively participated in other school activities. He was also a member of Clover Valley Church Choir and Mighty Train Gospel Choir.

A Time to Depart
On Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., the angels of death visited Harold at Canon Hospice Home to close out the final chapter of his life. Harold became absent from the body and present with the Lord while his mother and aunts surrounded him. Harold was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilson B. Jones, Sr. and his step-grandfather, Johnnie Lee Davis.

A Time to Embrace
Harold leaves to embrace his care and affection his mother Ouida Jones Theriot, his father, Harold (Matilda) Stewart both of Vicksburg, MS; grandparents Lenora Davis, Eugene “Sonny” Mack of Vicksburg, MS and Susie Mack of Bolton, MS; great grandmother Anne Frazier of Bolton, MS; sister Carol L. Stewart; god-sister Antoinae Jamison; a host of aunts and uncles including Cynthia Cook (Montgomery) and Michael Jones both of Vicksburg, MS, Wilson B. Jones, Jr. (Beulah) of Edwards, MS, Lee Flowers of Jackson, MS, Tyjunnia Davis of Georgetown, MS, Mary Atkinson, Teresa Davis, Donald Frazier, Robert Stewart and Johnnie Stewart all of Bolton, MS; great uncles and great aunts James W. Hill, Sr. (Savannah) of Monticello, MS, Genova Hill, Jr. (Eunice), Thenora H. Beard and Yvonne Hill both of Muskegon, MI, Doris Anderson and Alice Hill both of Vicksburg, MS, Janie B, Hill of Buffalo, NY; and cousins (sisters) Elsie Redden and Marquida Cook both of Vicksburg, MS.
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Mr. John T. Sims

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
2:00pm -6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Thursday, May 17, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
New Hope - The Vision Center
18 Morgantown Road, Natchez, MS

Interment: Natchez National Cemetery/
41 Cemetery Road, Natchez, MS

John Tyler Sims was born on October 27, 1946 in Sharon, Mississippi to the late R. T. and Susie Sims. Mr. Sims graduated from Bentonia High School in 1968. After graduating, he was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. He returned home to marry the love his life, Nora Granderson on July 17, 1971 in Yazoo County. During this blessed union, two wonderful children were born.

John was employed at Marathon Letourneau for 21 years and also worked for Cooper Lighting for 18 years. He became a member of Mt. Pleasant Church in Duckhill, Mississippi under the leadership of Bishop A.C. Barnes. Later, he was led by the Lord to join the Temple of Empowerment in Vicksburg, Mississippi under the leadership of Pastor G. Tyrone Haggard where he was crowned as deacon.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Benny Hawkins.

His memories will be cherished by his wife of nearly 41 years, Nora; two children, Keith (Detrica) Sims of Yazoo City, Mississippi and Slovicka (Willie) Thomas of Natchez, Mississippi; six sisters, Fannie Brown of Oakland, California, Bobbie Grace of Canton, Mississippi, Betty Sims of Michigan City, Indiana, Mable Lyons and Shirley (Howard) Jackson both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Patricia Hawkins of Eagan, Minnesota; six brothers, Caleb Ware of Meridian, Mississippi, Robert Sims and Carl (Cynthia) Sims both from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kenny (Yvonne) Hawkins of Eagan, Minnesota, Bobby (Willie) Hawkins of Charlotte, North Carolina, Willie (Linda) Hawkins of Canton, Mississippi; mother, Hattie Hawkins of Canton, Mississippi; six grandchildren, Keidrick, Keon, Kyron, Charkilia, Titus and Tynesha; one special nephew, Christopher Booker; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Rachel Walker

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
11:00am
Zion Travelers M.B. Church/1701 poplar Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mother Rachel L. Walker was born on May 19, 1926 to John Henry and Clara Norma in Learned, Mississippi.

She confessed Christ at an early age in Learned, Mississippi. As a young adult, she moved to Vicksburg where she united with the Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her death. She served as an usher before serving on the Mother Board.

Mother Rachel L Walker was united in holy matrimony to her husband, Ed Walker. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She found joy in helping others and serving the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents; John Henry and Clara Swanagan; husband, Ed Walker; daughter, Ed Jean McClendon; six brothers, John Marshall, Jr., Leonard Swanagan, Wilmore Swanagan, Talmadge Swanagan, Cornegia Marshall and William Marshall; sister, Adeline Kirkwood, two grandsons, Darrell McIntosh and Darryl Nervis.

She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving daughter, Bertha McIntosh-Grissett (Jack) of Norfolk, Virginia; granddaughters, Brenda Nervis and Veronica Stewart both of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Michelle McIntosh of Memphis, Tennessee and Tanya McLean of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandson, Christopher Neal of Jackson, Mississippi; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Carrie Banks and Christine Kirkwood both of Chicago, Illinois, Alice Worth and Maereatha Jones and Erma J. Miller all of Jackson, Mississippi; three brothers, James (Dorothy) Marshall of Jackson, Mississippi, Robert Marshall of Rockford, Illinois and Menual Neal of Markham, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the Tribble family.
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Mrs. Mary Ann Jackson Truitt

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 11, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 12, 2012
1:00pm
Church of Christ/I-20 North Frontage Road

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mary Ann Jackson Truitt was born March 2, 1967, in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Viola Rush Jackson and Percy Leroy Mays, Sr. She was a 1985 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was active on the varsity basketball team. She was affectionately known as “Pro” by team members because of her street-style playing technique. She attended Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi and earned training from Job Corps in Batesville, Mississippi. She was employed by Isle of Capri (formerly Rainbow Casino) for twelve years as a Lead Deli Attendant.

She was a member of the 61 North Bypass Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, her grandparents, Jerry and Winnie Rush Clark, and Frank and Martha Mays Barnes, a brother, Michael Jackson, and a great nephew, Deltaurus Holmes.

She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Charles, Jr.; one daughter, Chantae; a granddaughter, Jakia; sisters, Mary Jackson Wilson, Claretha Jackson, her twin, Ann Mary Jackson (Therington) Nunnally, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Alma Jackson Holden of San Francisco, California, Vanessa Jackson Harris of Memphis, Tennessee, Linda Mays (Bennie), Martha J. Mays of Marlon, Texas, and Ruby Pearl Mays of Coleman, Texas; her sister/niece, Doris Wilson Butler of Lithia Springs, Georgia; brothers, Len, Carl, Jerry, and James (Pamela) Jackson, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Percy “Sonny” (Bobbie) Mays, Jr. of Port Gibson, Mississippi and Bennie (Glenda) Mays of Fort Worth, Texas; an uncle, Leonard (Margaret) Rush of Killeen, Texas; her best friend, Delores Yates DeFrance; in-laws, Joe Nathan Truitt, Mary Truitt (James) Carson and Terrance (Mary N) Truitt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and the Mays, Rush, Judges, Richardson and Young families and other family friends which include the Dorothy Harris family of Vicksburg, Mississippi and the Flora Johnson family of San Francisco, California.
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Mrs. Thelma J. Irving

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, May 4, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 5, 2012
1:30pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Shiloh MB Church Cemetery/Edwards, Ms

Mrs. Thelma J. Irving was born to the late Ardelia Wilson Davis and Louis Davis, Sr.

She departed this life April 28, 2012 at her home in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Mrs. Irving was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, James E. Davis. Thelma accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi. She later moved to Los Angeles, California and was an active member of Greater Bethany Church of Christ in Los Angeles.

She leaves to cherish her memories, a long-time companion, James Caston of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one son, Carl (Aleta) Davis of Victorvill, California; one grandson of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Leretha A. Davis of Los Angeles, California and Willie Mae (Willie) McCroy of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers, Louis (Brenda) Davis, Leon (Christine) Davis all of Edwards, Mississippi and Eddie (Octavis) Davis of Port Gibson, Mississippi; an uncle, Eddie Johnson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Lula and Verdisel Stamps and Irene Caston of Edwards, Mississippi, Mary Hill and Florence both of Los Angeles, California.
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Mrs. Ella Mae Mitchell Cook

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Funeral Services: Friday, May 4, 2012
2:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

On May 7, 1927, Ella Mae was born as a second child in Wildsville, Louisiana to St. Clair and Roener Mitchell. She was baptized and joined church at an early age. She became a member of St. Peter M.B. Church and attended for many years until her health began to fail her.

Ella Mae was joined in holy matrimony to Johnny Cook, Sr. in 1958. To this union, three children were born, Johnny Jr., Betty, and Willie.

Ella Mae had been a resident of Covenant Health and Rehab for the past eight years. She enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. She is known for her mild, sweet, and patient spirit.

Preceding her in death are her parents: St. Clair and Roener Mitchell, two brothers: Julius and Samuel Mitchell, one sister: Annie Hawthorne, and a son: Johnny Cook, Jr.

Ella Mae leaves behind with fondest memories: two sons, Reverend Walker D. Wright (Emily), Olive Branch, MS and Willie Cook (Diane), Vicksburg, MS; two daughters, Helen Wright, Vicksburg, MS and Betty Mace (Robert), Vicksburg, MS; two brothers, William Mitchell (Vonda), Tallulah, LA and Abron Mitchell, Mt. Laurel, NJ; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

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Mr. George Willie O'Neal, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday, April 28, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Sunday, April 29, 2012
12:00noon
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

George Willie O'Neal, Jr. was born on July 7, 1955 to Mary E. Tribble O'Neal and George W. O'Neal Sr. He accepted Christ at an early age at St. Peters M. B. Church under the director of Rev. Slaughter. George attended Rosa A. Temple High School where he played football. He worked for the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a pharmacy technician for years before becoming disabled. George was a very quiet and shy individual who was very active in sports. He loved being outdoors and spending time with his family- George met Betty Harried and conceived his only child, Ingrid Rochelle Harried on September 29, 1974 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Mr. O'Neal died Monday, April 23, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was 56 years old.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. Tribble- Caldwell; his father, George W. O'Neal Sr.; and a brother, James D. O’Neal.

Survivors include his daughter, Ingrid Rochelle Harried of Jackson; two brothers, Calvin O'Neal of Vicksburg and Samuel O'Neal of Atlanta; one sister, Mary J. O'Neal-Carter of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Ms. Rosie L. Tenner

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, April 27, 2012
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 28, 2012
11:00am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ms. Rosie Lee “Sis” Tenner departed this earthly life on Monday, April 23, 2012 at River Region Medical center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was 73 years old at her time of death.

She was born September 28, 1938 to the parents of Mr. Caleb and Mrs. Doris Wilson, who both preceded her in death. Also to precede her was her son, Randy Tenner; one sister, Katie M. Scott; one brother, Willie James Stampley, and one granddaughter, Linda Early.

She was raised in Fayette, educated in Vicksburg and employed by Crawford Mims. Sis, a born-again Christian, was a great mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend that will be dearly missed.

Survivors include a son, Johnny Tenner, Sr. of Vicksburg; four brothers, Charles Wilson, Sr. (Taurra), Curtis Wilson, and Arthur Wilson (Tracey), all of Vicksburg; Edward Wilson (Willie Ruth) of Raleigh, North Carolina; three sisters, Bertha Marie Gamble of Fayette, Eva Wilson Hayward (Louis) of Aurora, Colorado, and Cora Sweet (Jimmy) of Vicksburg; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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Mr. Joseph Russell

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, April 20, 2012
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thomas & Jones Funeral Home
310 Foremaster Lane, Las vegas, NV 89101

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 21, 2012
11:00am
First Church of God
827 Balzan Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Mr. Elijah Russell

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, April 20, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Family Present: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 21, 2012
12:00noon
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Rosehill Cemetery/Fisher Ferry Road

Elijah “Happy” Russell was born on February 7, 1935 to the late George Russell, Sr. and Hazel Ellis Russell in Warren County, Mississippi. He attended the Bovina Public School System. He grew up in the Bovina Community and accepted Christ at an early age. He attended the Rose Hill MB Church, but joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in later years where he was faithful until his health failed.

Elijah retired from Caterpillar Incorporated in Peoria, Illinois in 1982. Happy loved the sport of pool and fishing and spent much of his retirement years enjoying both pastimes. Being a jack of all trades, he also engaged in Carpentry and Roofing.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the angel of the Lord visited Elijah at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and he entered into eternal rest.

Elijah is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, J.W. Holden, Sr.; five brothers, Eddie Russell, Harvey Russell, Roosevelt Russell, Wardell Russell, Williams Russell; four sisters, Gladys Russell, Linda Russell, Louise Russell, Rosetta Russell; three daughters, Michelle Randolph, Robin Griggs, Veda Russell; and an infant son.

Elijah leaves to remember his “happy” spirit, his wife of 27 years, Ida Mae Holden Russell; mother-in-law, Ida Lee Holden; three brothers, George (Barbara) Russell (Aurora, IL), Jessie Cooper (Vicksburg, MS) and Robert Russell (Kewanee, IL); two sisters, Charity Russell (Kewanee, IL) and Gennive Williams (Aurora, IL); seven sons, Elijah Russell, Jr. (New Albany, MS), Reggie Miller (Tupelo, MS), Kenneth Russell (Atlanta, GA), Mitchell Blake (Milwaukee, WI), Richard Edwards, (Aurora, IL), Willie Tyrone Holden (Vicksburg, MS) and Dawayne Holden (Vicksburg, MS); four daughters, Angela Suggs (Aurora, IL), Keisha Brock (Aurora, IL), Katherine Holden (Vicksburg, MS) and Kristina Holden (Ridgeland, MSA); 25 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Gloristine "Bunch" Stamps

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, April 6, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 7, 2012
11:00am
Repose: 10:00am
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, MS.

Interment: Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery


Gloristine “Bunch” Wells Stamps was born to the late Eddie Wells and Ada West Wells on October 14, 1931 in Hinds County.

Unspoken words of Bunch: When God breathe life into me he had a mission for me to fulfill. As a child I was introduced to Christ by my parents, “Papa” and “Lady”. At an early age, I joined the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi under the leadership of Pastor C.D. Brown on September 28, 1941. I served faithfully as a junior choir member, Sunday school and Church Secretary until my health failed. I attended Mt. Moriah School and Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Mississippi. I worked at Edwards Elementary and Junior High School for thirty years as the cafeteria manager upon retiring in 1994. I married Oliver L. Stamps in 1974. To this union, there were no children.

Gloristine departed this life on April 4, 2012 at 2:00 a.m. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by one sister and seven brothers.

She leaves behind to cherish her beloved family, her husband, Oliver L. Stamps of Edwards, Mississippi; one brother, Johnnie L. Wells of Burgaw, North Carolina; two sisters, Alma J. Powell and Sylvia V. Bennett both of Edwards, Mississippi; a niece she reared as her daughter, Eddie Mae Powell Barnes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

For God as her refuge, her battle is over. Her earthly mission is complete. So rejoice in her homegoing, mourn her not, cry tears of joy. For now she’s free, thank God she’s free; no longer bound; no more chains holding her. Her soul is resting, it’s such a blessing. Thank God Hallelujah, she’s FREE….
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Mr. Raymond E. "Duck" Ellis

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, April 6, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 7, 2012
11:00am
Repose: 10:00am
First Baptist Church
1511 1/2 Lane Street, Vicksburg, MS.

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery


Deacon Raymond E. (Duck) Ellis was born on July 12, 1940 to the parentage of the late Mrs. Gertrude Washington and the late Mr. Johnny Eastman. He was the youngest son of seven siblings.

He was educated in the Vicksburg Public School System. His work profession included working as a Certified Welder at Marathon Shipbuilding for over 13 years, and a retired Deputy Sheriff in Warren County with over 23 years of service.

Deacon Ellis accepted the Lord at an early age and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Trustee Board and as a Deacon. He was definitely a God-fearing servant that possessed a genuine love for his church and made sure the premises were in order.

Through the years he was Lead Singer for a number of Gospel Groups including; the Harps of David (known for recording their first single in 1970), the Southern Bells and the Gospel Allstars. Occasionally, you could hear a sample of his angelic voice on various church programs. His most requested song was "Use Me Lord".

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Maurice Defrances Williams, Jr.; four brothers, Nathaniel, Mose, Claudis and Ernest Ellis and one sister, Gertrude McDaniel.

The angels of heaven summoned Deacon Ellis home on April 1, 2012 to rest eternally in the arms of Jesus.

His memories will linger forever in the hearts of his wife of over 50 years, Mary J. Ellis; five daughters, Victoria, Rita, Francine, Joyce and Lois Ellis; one Godson, Pastor Edmond Gibbs; one brother, Curtis (Francine) Ellis, Cleveland, OH; 13 grandchildren, Marylliss, Johntae, Tyra, Chadryc, Delvechio, Sr., Rajesh, DruMarrias, Jamilia, Raymond, Jalanga, Jeremaih, Jarvis and Dawnquita; 7 great grandchildren, Mauriye, Jaylen, Carlos, Damiya, Delvechio, Jr., Willie and Daelyn; a sister in law, Virgie Ellis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including a special friend, Elijah (Square) Parker.
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Mr. Frank Wilson Gambrell, III

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, April 6, 2012
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, April 7, 2012
10:00am
Repose: 9:00am
New Christian Fellowship Church
208 Oak Street, Port Gibson, Mississippi

Interment: Garden Memorial Cemetery/Hwy 49 North, Jackson, MS


Note: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to F.W. Gambrell, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Coahoma Community College, Clarksdale; Attn: Dr. Vivian Presley, President

BIRTH: July 7, 1953; Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS.

PARENTS: Mr. Frank Wilson Gambrell, Jr. and Mrs. Irma Marshall Gambrell (both deceased).

CHILDHOOD: Lived with family on campus of Coahoma Junior College where parents taught.

EDUCATION: Coahoma Agricultural High School, diploma; Alcorn State University, B.S. in Biology, and M.S. in Ed.

EMPLOYMENT: Building construction, security, and education.

MILITARY SERVICE: Emergency medical technician, U.S. Army.

HOBBIES: Absolutely loved hunting and fishing, and raising pure-bred boxers; avid football fan and musician.

AFFILIATIONS: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

CHURCH/FAITH: Baptized at age of 10 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Clarksdale, MS; became a devout, long-term member of New Christian Fellowship Church.

DEPARTED: March 27, 2012; River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg, MS.

SURVIVORS: Sons: Frank W. Gambrell, IV, Port Gibson, MS, and JeCorry Miller, Clarksdale, MS; sisters: Dwilette G. McFarland (Victor). Vicksburg, MS; Donna G. Anderson (Ralph), Pearland, TX; granddaughter: Kaitlyn Johnson, Clarksdale, MS; nephews: Rick Anderson (Keisha), Bellaire, TX; Frederick McFarland, Vicksburg, MS; Daniel McFarland, Scranton, PA; nieces: Selena Anderson, Pearland, TX; Kelly Anderson, Dallas, TX; and many other relatives and friends.

DISPOSITION: Frank had a bright and encouraging spirit that always showed others that through faith in God, life can be happy and fulfilling, no matter the challenges.

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Ms. Shameka R. Brown

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Sunday, April 1, 2012
12:00noon - 5:00pm
Family Present: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home/Beasley Rd/Jackson, MS.

Funeral Services: Monday, April 2, 2012
11:00am
Repose: 10:00am
New Lake Church of Christ (Holiness) USA
5907 Livingston Road, Jackson, MS.

Interment: Garden Memorial Cemetery/Hwy 49 North

Shameka Renee’ Brown was born on September 23, 1981 to Eulis, Jr. & Larcene Brown in Jackson, Mississippi. She departed this life on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She was the “baby” of the family and was without a doubt, a Daddy’s girl.

She received her education at North Jackson Elementary, Powell Middle School, Callaway High School, and Jackson State University, all in Jackson, Mississippi.

Shameka joined Greater Mt. Bethel Church of Christ (Holiness) USA at an early age under the leadership of Elder J. T. Hill. Her membership continued until the day of her death. She participated in the Children and Young Adult Choirs, Sunbeam and Standard Bearers, and Holiness Young People’s Union. About a year ago, she re-dedicated her life to the Lord. A born-again believer is what she became, Praise the Lord! Her favorite song was “I’ll Trust Him Just the Same” by Bishop Charles Price Jones.

Shameka struggled throughout her life with many illnesses, but she was a fighter and she fought a good fight for several years. Shameka loved deeply and she was very vocal in her opinions. She believed in doing the right thing even if it cost her relationships. She was a beautiful and loving daughter, sister, aunt (she loved being called Tee-Tee), granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. Her nephew, Ethyn, was the joy of her life. He would make her sit and sing while he played drums with two pencils.

Shameka was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, James Paige, Sr., paternal grandparents, Eulis, Sr. and Wilma Brown, and one uncle, Elder Charles Brown.

Shameka leaves to cherish her memory her devoted parents, Elder Eulis, Jr. and Larcene Brown, a loving sister, Shunda L. Brown, Nashville, TN; a loving big brother and sister, Minister Eulis (Talesha) Brown, III and nephew, Eulis “Ethyn” Brown, IV, Springdale, AR; maternal grandmother, Myrea J. Paige, Jackson, MS; a loving aunt, Malisie (Big) Bennett, Jackson, MS; a godbrother, Wesley Pridgen, Jackson, MS, and an adopted brother, Elder Shelvy (Karina) Clayton, Brandon, MS. Immediate uncles and aunts are Henry (Beverly) Wilson, East Chicago, IN; Hazel Thompson, Minola Alexander, Emma (Willie) Adams, Elder Eddie (Florateen) Brown, Sr., James (Mitzi) Paige, Jr., Milton (Gwen) Paige, Barbara Brown of Jackson, MS; Lura Brown, Frisco, TX; Richard (Lillian) Brown, Madison, MS; Carl (Cheryl) Brown, Powder Springs, GA; Darrell (Tanja) Paige, Pearl, MS; a special aunt, Carolyn Price, Jackson, MS; godparents, Victor and Tabitha Johnson, Jackson, MS; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
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Mr. O'Neill Williams, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, March 23, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Present: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 24, 2012
1:00pm
United Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, Ms

Interment: Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery, Edwards, MS.

Lovingly called Daddy, Grand-daddy, Grandpa, Paw-Paw, Papa or simply Neil, O’Neill Williams, Sr. was born October 6, 1931 in Edwards, Mississippi to the late Eddie Williams, Sr. and Augusta Taylor-Williams. At an early age, Daddy confessed Christ by joining Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards where he served as a deacon for more than a half century. He so loved his church and pastor.

Daddy’s foundation in Christ and love for his family drove him to work “hard” to meet his Earthly responsibilities. It is remembered that he worked as a farmer, a day laborer at Hill City Mills in Vicksburg, Mississippi and a heavy equipment operator for Hinds County, Mississippi. Additionally, he held countless other side occupations to support his family.

Daddy wed the late Dorothy Smith-Williams. This union bore seven children: Betty, Onetta, O’Neill, Jr., Jerry, Christopher (who preceded him in death), Bonita and Derrick. He later adopted his granddaughter, Christal.

In addition to his children, Daddy leaves to reflect and mourn his memories: four brothers, Eddie Williams, Jr. (Margaret) of Lake Providence, Louisiana, Emmett Williams (Rhonda) of Vallejo, California, Howard Williams of Richmond, California and Rufus Williams (Margie) of Edwards, Mississippi; three sisters, Shirley Williams-Felker (Joseph) of Chicago, Illinois, Edna Williams-Smothers (Louis deceased) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Dorothy Williams-Dameron (preceded him in death). Accompanying brothers and sisters, Daddy leaves fifteen grandchildren; six great grand-children; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. His many grieving family members and friends notwithstanding, Daddy is survived by two special nieces, Bobby Irvin of Edwards, Mississippi, Bobby Peacock of Chicago, Illinois, and stepmother, Nannie Bell Williams of Edwards, Mississippi.

Deacon Williams closed this chapter of his Earthly life on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:32 a.m. at his daughter’s home in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Mrs. Ida M. Dixon

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, March 9, 2012
2:00pm - 7:30pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 10, 2012
11:00am
Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church/907 Farmer St.

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Mother Ida M. Dixon was born September 11, 1924 to Anna Butler and John Burns, both of whom preceded her in death. She departed this life on March 3, 2012.

She became a Christian at an early age and her strong faith sustained her throughout her life. Ida was a faithful member of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church for nearly sixty years. During her early years, she was a member of the choir. Later, she became a mother and served dutifully until her death. Due to her strong Christian faith, she encouraged many to stay strong in the Lord.

Ida was united in matrimony to George F. Dixon for over fifty-one years. She retired from Sisters of Mercy Hospital after many years of service.

Her care and concern for her family began at an early age and continued throughout her life. Ida definitely loved her family and enjoyed visiting her daughter and grandchildren. She found pleasure in traveling and shopping. Ida worked tirelessly in her yard planting an array of flowers admired by all.

She was well known for her radiant smile, impeccable style and warm, motivating personality. Ida’s outgoing personality enabled her to never meet a stranger. As someone stated, “Mrs. Ida brought the best out of everybody”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Dixon; three brothers, Lonnie Butler, Ollie Buck and Sam Burns; one sister, Mary Ella Smith; one daughter, Lucinda Burns and one grandson, Terence N. Moore.

Ida leaves to cherish her memory a devoted daughter, Helen “Doll” M. Moore of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Curlie Whiten, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one granddaughter, VaTrice Moore of Chicago, Illinois; three great-grandchildren, TaKhari Moore, Tariq Shareef and Terence McCoy all of Chicago, Illinois; a special nephew, Alfred (Carolyn) Thomas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Mary "Dot" Lawrence-Anderson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, March 9, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 10, 2012
11:00am
Bright Morning Star Baptist Church/801 Meadow St.

Interment: Cedar Grove Church Cemetery/3300 Grange Hall Rd.

Mary Elizabeth (Dot) Smith was born on October 5, 1917 in Vicksburg Mississippi (Warren
County), to the late James and Estella Smith. She confessed Christ at an early age and was
baptized at the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. On December 17, 1936 she was wed
to Leslie Lawrence (Deceased) by the late Rev. J.H. Wheeler, and to this Union 6 children was
born, Luster, Joe Wesley, Costella, Tommie Gene (Deceased), Rose Mary (Deceased), and
Charles Earl. She later bore a child Willa Marie Anderson by the late Willie Anderson.

Mary graduated from Cosmetology School, and worked many years as a self-employed
cosmetologist. She also worked as a Home Care (STNA) with Sister of Mercy Health Services.

After moving From Kings, Mary later joined the Bright Morning Star Missionary Baptist
Church where she served in many capacities', she served as a Member of the choir; she
worked with the Youth Department of the church for many years taking busloads of youth
each year to Mount Bayou Mississippi, for an Annual Knights & Daughters Convention. She
loved being the church Announcer which she did until her health begin to fail her. Mary
Anderson loved her church. One of her favorite songs was "Order my Steps".

She served as Grand Queen Mother of the Knights and Daughters of Tabor, 11 Friendship
Chapter #20 Order of Eastern Star, International order of Twelve.

After her illness May 10, 2010, she resided with her son Charles until she departed this life
on March 1, 2012 at River Region Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her sisters: Sylvia Smith Thomas, Annie Smith Lott, and brothers:
James Smith Jr., and Joseph Smith, Mary Anderson leaves to cherish her memory 5 Children;
Luster (Arlenia) Lawrence, Joe Wesley (Deloris) Lawrence, Charles E. (Iverne) Lawrence, Willa
Marie Anderson all of Vicksburg Mississippi, and Costella Sims (Cleveland, Ohio). Twelve
Grandchildren (* Pastor Clifton (Veda) Rawlings - Cleveland, Ohio, and Rev. Sedric (LaTonia)
Lawrence - Vicksburg, MS*), Thirty-One Great Grandchildren, and One Great - Great
Grandchild. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and cousins including the Thomas
and Smith families and friends.

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Mrs. Mary Steed Floyd

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, March 7, 2012
1:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Seven Star Cemetery, Utica, MS.

Mrs. Mary Steed Floyd was born to the union of Mr. Jim Steed and Mrs. Annie Belle Robinson Steed on December 2, 1923.

She attended the Claiborne County Schools at a time when it was great a “great achievement” to complete the eighth grade which she did.

Mrs. Floyd confessed Christ at an early age and united with the Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Reverend Major Gilbert. She later united with the Second Union Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend E.E. Spencer. This is where Mrs. Floyd taught and instilled the concepts of Christian love and values to her children and anyone else would listen.

On June 30, 1941 she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Abe Floyd, Sr. God blessed this union with seven children. After the bonding process and raising the children to independence, Mrs. Floyd entered the work force at “entry level” and worked her way to a supervisory position at Holiday Inns of America, Inc. This illustrates the strong character, dedication and determination.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Annie Belle Steed; her husband, Abe Floyd, Sr.; two sisters, Tina Steed and Gladys Washington; one brother, Wilbert Steed; two sons, Abe Floyd, Jr. and Robert Floyd and one daughter, Eva Floyd Morrow.

She is survived by her daughters, Annie Floyd Brown of Jackson, Mississippi, Clara Floyd Myles (Leonard) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Thelma Floyd Roach of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her sister, Bessie Hamilton of Marrero, Louisiana; brother Dannie Steed of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special daughter-in-law, Betty Floyd. She is furthered survived by seventeen grandchildren including Twanda Floyd Gates, Racquel Morrow Loving and Shonda Morrow Gordon whom she nurtured, reared and educated as her own. She has many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ms. Rita Rechell Davis

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, March 2, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, March 3, 2012
1:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Rita Rechell Davis was born to the late Richard Brown and Fannie Davis on August 28, 1965 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was a member of the New Birth Missionary Baptist church under the leadership of Bishop Eddie Long.

Rita was a 1983 graduate of Vicksburg High School and received her B.S. N degree from North Park University, School of Nursing in 1996. She worked as a traveling Nurse.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 she departed this life at the age of 46 in Mountain View, California. In addition to her father; a brother, Anthony Prentiss, her grandparents, Clara Mae Davis and Calvin Reed, Sr., and Willie and Glory Brown preceded her in death.

Those who will cherish her precious memories are her mother, Fannie Davis Prentiss and step-father, Willie James Coleman both of Carrolton, Mississippi; her sister, Jacqueline Yvette Wilson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; brother, Derwin (LaSharee) Davis of Birmingham, Alabama; aunts, Sadie (Albert) Stewart and Minetra Golloday both of Grenada, Mississippi and Quin (Larry) Elliott of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Louise Dorsey of Vicksburg, Mississippi; uncles, Leroy Trevillion of Fayette, Mississippi, Calvin Reed, Jr. of Pearl, Mississippi, Willie Brown and Austin Brown both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one nephew, Dorian Davis of Birmingham, Alabama; and a host of other relatives including the Brown, Reed, Coleman-Davis and Redmond; special friends including Melody Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lillie Moore of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Casey (Domique) Poole of Virginia and Tonia Wilson of Jackson, Mississippi.
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Mr. Donald Ray Winfield

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, February 24, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 25, 2012
1:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

“A Time to Be Born”
Mr. Donald Ray Winfield was born June 13, 1960 to the late Clark and Izora Winfield of Natchez, Mississippi.

“A Time to Live”

Donald “Don Ray” was baptized and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. Donald attended school and graduated from Vicksburg High School, class of 1978. Donald was an employee of Anderson-Tully Company where he retired due to health reasons. Mr. Donald Ray Winfield was a man of great courage and endurance. When life’s obstacles occurred, he preserved understanding that the moments on earth were precious. What a great man was he!

“A Time to Die”
Mr. Winfield departed this life on February 16, 2012 at 3:55 a.m. at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Truly and Sarah Washington; one sister, Ms. Eva Joyce Winfield; brother-in-law, Mr. Willie Lowe, Sr. and a grandson, Jadon K. Miller.

“A Time to Mourn”
Mr. Winfield leaves to cherish his fond and loving memories: his lifelong friend, companion and wife, Mrs. Diane M. Winfield; three daughters, Dawn Winfield-Dillon (Barry), Shantelle Miller (Stewart) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and LaShelle Winfield of Olympia, Washington; two sons, Clifton Miller (Yardreika) of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Michael Wayne Richardson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two sisters, Gloria B.E. Lowe of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Brenda Barnes (Oscar) of Killeen, Texas; three brothers, Larry Washington (Cristina), Tommy Washington (Catherine) all of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Ray Winfield (Pat) of Mesquite, Texas; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Mr. George Ross, Sr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, February 17, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 18, 2012
11:00am
Triumph Church/Honey Suckle Lane

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Elder George Ross was born May 11, 1941 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Mr. Willis Ross and Mrs. Alean Jones Ross. His parents preceded him in death along with a daughter, Alice Marie Ross; a son, Larry Whitaker; a brother, Leroy Willis; a sister, Maggie (Walter) Carson and brother-in-law, William Rice.

George first confessed salvation in Christ at an early age at Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He later served as an interim pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Later he joined Vicksburg Family Life Church where he became a respected inspirational ordained elder and served faithfully until God called him home. George had a fervent passion for foreign mission and made many trips to Haiti rendering service to the needy. This included sponsoring a Haitian student in nursing school.

George served faithfully in the U. S. Army where he received an honorable discharge. He was educated in the Vicksburg-Warren Public School System, completed other educational courses while in the U.S. Army, and attended Hinds Jr. College where he received certification in Auto Mechanics. He operated a mechanic shop for several years. George was sole proprietor and owner of George Ross Excavating Services. He was an industrious hard worker who believes in making an earnest living.

He departed this life on February 13, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memories six sons: George (Faye) Ross, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, Michael Jones Ross of Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey (Sarah) Ross of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kenneth (Sonya) Ross of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Omar Ross Floyd of Orlando, Florida and Jomar Ross Floyd of Dallas, Texas; five sisters, Attorney Ceola James of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dorothy Ross of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Willie Lee Ross of Houston, Texas, Patricia (Charles) Wright of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Colette Rice of Raymond, Mississippi; three brothers, Albert (Arletha) Ross of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dr. Arthur James Ross of Jackson, Mississippi and Willis (Janet) Ross, III of Atlanta, Georgia; one special life-long, faithful friend, Elder Joseph Burns; eleven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Mary L. Lee

Funeral arrangements are as follows:



Funeral Services: Private Service for Family
Wednesday, February, 15, 2012
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery


Mary Lee Gaines Lee (Lil Sister) passed away on February 8, 2012 at home in Buckatunna, Mississippi. She was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 15, 1945.

Mary married her husband, Douglas on October 21, 1981. Mary and Douglas became members of the Church of Christ in April 0f 1987.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Douglas C. Lee; her father, Charlie Gaines; two brothers, Charlie Gaines, Jr., Willie Lee Gaines; and one sister, Charlene Gaines.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her mother, Estella Mae Brown (Stella) of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three daughters, Jackie Gaines Smith of Jackson, Mississippi, Angela Gaines (James) Franks of Buckatunna, Mississippi and Donna Lee of Waynesboro, Mississippi; one son, Sammy Brooks, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi, ten grandchildren, Whitney Mckinnis of Fayette, Mississippi, D’Angelo Franks, Rosalyn Franks, Jasmine Franks all of Buckatunna, Mississippi, Douglas Lee, Mary Lee both of Waynesboro, Mississippi, Sammy Brooks, Jr., Miya Brooks, Cortez Brooks, Carlos Brooks of Vicksburg, Mississippi ; one great-grandson, Jon’Micheal Brent Rodgers of Fayette, Mississippi, six sisters, Flora Lee Parker of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Rosie Mae White of Bronx, New York, Essie D. Bolden of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Robbie Louise Woods of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Lillie Mae Johnson of Denver, Colorado, Evelyn Gaines of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Sun Gaines (Sunny) and Johnnie Gaines both of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
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Mr. Lee Gusta Brown

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
11:00am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

We have come together today at the call of death, an event that is constantly occurring around us. Death stares us in the face on all sides. The fields that were green a few days ago are now brown. God teaches in His word, “All flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof fadeth away.”

Death is moving out of the cold, friendless, dark world into eternal daylight; that is what Lee G. Brown, Jr., has done. He was born September 9, 1952 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Mrs. Clara Washington and the late Lee G. Brown, Sr. He was reared by a loving stepfather, Mr. Percy Washington.

He accepted Christ as his personal Savior, made peace with God, and had a deed to that heavenly home where he can live eternally.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory: a devoted and loving wife of 28 years, Mrs. Janice W. Brown; two loving daughters, Tara Brown and Tiffany Brown of Vicksburg, Mississippi; one sister, Crystal Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; stepfather, Mr. Percy Washington of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three grandsons, Willie Monyea Spratley, Taylen Chartell Smith, and Kameryn Jamarion Claiborne all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and a host of relatives and friends including special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Walker.
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Mrs. Robbie M. Williams

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, February 10, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Family Present: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 11, 2012
1:00pm
United Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, MS

Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Robbie Mae Martin Williams was born January 29, 1917 to the late Dora B. Collins Smith and Robert Martin. She was united in holy matrimony to James Williams and to this union five children were born, James Williams, Jr., Bobbie Jean Williams, Willie Charles Williams, Patricia Williams, and Karl Williams all of Edwards, Mississippi.

Robbie Mae confessed Christ at an early age and joined Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi. Later, she joined the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member and usher until her health failed.

Robbie Mae retired from Hinds County Public School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Williams, Sr., two sisters, Dorothy Williams and Willette Smith both of Edwards, Mississippi and one son, James Martin of Edwards, Mississippi; three brothers, C. D. Smith, Jr., Sylvester Smith and J.C. Davis all of Edwards, Mississippi.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: two daughters, Patricia Stokes, (her loving caregiver) and Bobbie (Felix) Irving both of Edwards, Mississippi; three sons, James Williams, Jr., Willie Charles Williams and Karl (Thelma) Williams all of Edwards, Mississippi; one brother, Willie J. (Mary) Smith of Shamil, Florida; four sisters-in-law, Laura Sidney of Hollandale, Mississippi, Josephine Lonningham and Wilma Thomas both of Joliet, Illinois, Mary Dillard Hunter of Miami, Florida; one brother-in-law, O’Neil Williams of Edwards, Mississippi; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mr. James E. "Dick", "Willis" Williams

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm
Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Thursday, February 9, 2012
1:00pm
United Missionary Baptist Church/Edwards, MS

Interment: Greenhill Cemetery/Edwards, MS.

James Ellis Williams was born on January 16, 1935, to the late Charles Williams and Willie V. Williams-Crump of Edwards, Mississippi. He was the first born of four children to this union.

At an early age James united with Friendship Baptist Church in Edwards, Mississippi. He chose to worship with the Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church Family each Second Sunday. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and completed his tour of duties in Korea, other countries and parts of the United States ..

During his young adult life James became involved in the Civil Rights Movement at Mt. Beulah in Edwards, Mississippi. Although there were many threats toward him and his family, he continued to lead a lifetime of working with the equal rights of African Americans. Though initially concerned with those in his own community of Edwards; James soon became involved in assisting African Americans in being elected to prominent political positions. His love for people was evident in the many friends he acquired throughout his life's journey. He was often called upon to volunteer and coordinate political campaigns, community activities and family crises. He was elected as Alderman Ward III in 2005 and served one term. He completed the Mississippi Public Water System Management Training in January 2007, as Alderman of the Town of Edwards.

He leaves to embrace his care and affection his mother Willie V. Crump of Edwards, Mississippi; his children: Rodney States and James Morris of Chicago, Illinois, Tracie (Jessie) Primer.Ill of Jackson, Mississippi, and Parlene Pursley of Champaign, Illinois; a god-son: Walter M. Vinson, III of Sandy Springs, Georgia; sisters: Amelia Scott of Long Beach, California, Connie Thompson of Edwards, Mississippi and baby sister (Sue) Monocia (Fredrick) Connors of Jackson, Mississippi; four grandchildren; four nieces; three nephews; seven greatnephews; eight great-nieces; seven great great-nieces; three great great-nephews; one aunt Susie Williams of Vicksburg, Mississippi and numerous cousins and close friends.
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Mr. Herbert Wallace Curry

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, February 3, 2012
10:00am - 11:00am
King David #1 M.B. Church

Funeral Services: Friday, February 3, 2012
11:00am
King David #1 M.B. Church/2717 Letitia Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Herbert Wallace Curry was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on March 24, 1957 to the late Richard and Annie Elizabeth Curry. He was one of twelve children, and was also an identical twin. Herbert departed this life on Friday, January 27, 2012 in Brookhaven, MS at the age of 54.

Herbert received his early education in the Greenville (MS) public school system, receiving his diploma from Greenville High School. He attended Abilene Christian College, later transferring to Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Herbert worked many years in the medical industry, and also as a substitute teacher in the public school system in Brookhaven, MS. Herbert was baptized at the age of 12 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, MS under the guidance of the late Rev. J.M. Kimble.

He was predeceased by his father and mother in 1981 and 1983, respectively; brother, Wardell Thomas Miles; sister, Doris Elizabeth Miles Chambers; niece, Yvette Larkins; and other loving family members.

Herbert leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved son, Jason Richard Curry of Colorado Springs, CO; his devoted twin brother, Hubert Wallace Curry (Khaye) of Brookhaven, MS; 3 other brothers: Louis Alfred Miles (Dorothy) of Vicksburg, MS; Karl Francis Wallace (Beatrice) of Atoka, TN; and Harry Wayne Wallace of Vicksburg, MS; 5 sisters: Greta Ratler (Cloid) of San Francisco, CA; Sarah Ruth Bailey of Chicago, IL; Jacqueline Tucker Dotson (Ernest) of Greenville, MS; Ethel W. Larkins of El Paso, TX; and Shirley Wallace-Brown (Frank) of Yorktown, VA; and a loving ex-wife and long-life friend Kim Curry; nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of other relatives and friends.
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Mr. James "Joker" Jackson, Jr.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, January 27, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 28, 2011
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church/1701 Poplar St.

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

James “Joker” Jackson, Jr. was born on March 13, 1934 to the late Mr. James Jessie and Lillian Estine Jackson in Copiah County, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by the love of his life for fifty-three years, Norma Lee; his brother, G. W. (Ray) Jackson; and two sisters, Ruby Nell Wilkerson and Beulan Jackson.

James, affectionately known as “Joker”, “Junior”, “Jack”, “Lil James”, “Seven”, “Golden Finger”, “Mr. Jack”, “Paw Paw” (Granddad), and “Daddy” by family and friends, departed this life on Friday, January 20, 2012 at his home. He had many hobbies, including baseball, where he coached ladies softball in the 1970s and 80s and played baseball with a semi-pro team during the 1950s. Having had a passion for grilling, he was called on daily by family and friends for the best ribs, sausage and barbeque pigtails anywhere. He also enjoyed collecting cars and trucks and spent time tinkering on them. But the most important past-time, however, was the time spent and shared with his grandchildren, cooking special meals and telling stories of his childhood. He shared many, many life lessons and left a legacy of guiding principles by which to live.

He retired from the Corps of Engineers on November 3, 1997, returned to work and retired again over a career that spanned more than 40 years of service. Working as a heavy equipment operator, he supervised other tractor operators. He was known for being called upon to solve complex problems that stumped the engineers at the district. He built levees, shored up dams and even helped with the construction of Interstate 20 right in front of the old Vicksburg Hospital. When it came to dirt work, none knew better than “Jack.”

Left to cherish his memories are his family including his children: Essie Mae Porter, Las Vegas, Nevada; James Darrell Jackson (Edna), Darlene Jackson, and Michael A. Jones of Vicksburg; Larry Johnson (Lucille), Arlington, TX; special sons – his brother, Roy “Billy” Jackson (Edna) and his grandson, Jamaal Williams; two more brothers, Leroy Hall of Vicksburg and Howard “Bobby Joe” Jackson of Jacksonville, Florida; and five sisters, Willie Mae Grissom and Glenda Christmas of Vicksburg; Eula Johnson (Lavell) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Gloria Polite (Darrell) and Miranda Jackson of McGhee, Arkansas; one aunt, Ola Mae Taylor; nine beautiful grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, two Godchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Georgia Wilson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, January 20, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 21, 2011
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Ms. Georgia Wilson departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.

She was born September 6,1949 to the parents of Joe Woodson Sr., and Lillie Mae Copeland- Woodson who both preceded her in death. Also to preceded her was two brothers, Mannie Johnson and Clarence Johnson; one sister, Lillie B. Woodson.

Ms. Wilson was baptized at an early age. She later joined Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she remained a faithful and devoted member until her homegoing.

Ms. Georgia was a spiritual, God fearing woman. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and a true friend to others. She had a mother's heart when caring for her children. She would bring comfort to them while being a great listener and counselor. She was an uplifting mother and would always say, "Stay encouraged". When she wasn't tending to our needs, she had a few hobbies of her own. She enjoyed sharing her time and space with her grandkids. She often played bingo and loved growing plants. Ms. Georgia loved life and making other people happy.

She leaves to cherish in her loving memory three sons, Issac Wilson, Mark Wilson and Brian Wilson; three daughters, Veronica Wilson, Georgia Wilson, and Catherine Wilson all of Vicksburg; four brothers, Johnny (Nancy) Woodson of Cleveland, OH, Bert Woodson, Joe Woodson and Patrick Woodson all whom are of Vicksburg; six sisters, Roberta Stamps, Juanita (Colum) Byrd, Ruby (Lawrence) Jackson, Zelma Woodson, Alberta (Richard) Wildee, Doris (Eddie) Lee, all of Vicksburg. One devoted sister-in-law, Lubertha Johnson, of Houston, TX. Her Family also consists of 15 grandchildren: Greg Wilson, Teresa Wilson, Travis Wilson, Kendra Milligan, Issac Casey Wilson, Cory Wilson, Ashley Wilson, Jacory Mark Wilson, Jasmine Wilson, Sherrell Kelly, Robert Wilson, Kristen Wilson, Ahmad Steward, Azarie Wilson, and Saudia Stewart. Her beloved family includes 3 great-grandchildren, and other relatives including a host of nieces and nephews, special friends include Nicole Jones, Sammie Reed, Mary Brown, and Beverly Steward.
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Mr. Doerotha "BUD" Epps

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, January 13, 2012
12:00noon - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 14, 2011
1:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Roedortha "Bud" Epps was born August 15, 1939 to Narcis Riley and Robert Lee Epps. He was called home on January 7, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Narcis and Robert Lee Epps; three brothers, Louis Collins, Clarence Brown and Edward Brown; one daughter, Shirley Epps; two grandsons, Otis Ross and Preston Ladell Qualls and also his late common law wife, Lena Mae Qualls of twenty-one years.

He leaves to cherish his memories; his daughters, Earnestine Ross, Roedorothy Qualls, Ann Marie Qualls all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Patricia Epps of Chicago, Illinois; his sons, Willie Earl Qualls, Roy Lee (Tina) Qualls, Sr., Anthony Latrial (Joyce) Qualls all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Willie Otis Epps of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Michael Kennedy of Tutwiler, Mississippi; one brother, Robert Lee Epps, Jr. of Greenwood, Mississippi; a special lady, Jesse Mae Epps; thirty grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Mr. Harold D. Carson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Saturday, January 14, 2012
9:30am - 10:30am
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Graveside Services: Saturday, January 14, 2011
11:00am

Interment: Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery


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Mr. Michael A. Fields

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Monday, January 9, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm
Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Tuesday, January 10, 2011
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Bethel A.M.E. Church/805 Monroe Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Michael Anthony Fields, Gwynn Oak, Maryland was born in Vicksburg, Ms to the union of Robert and Dollie (Wade) Fields. Christened in Bethel A.M.E Church, at the age 5 Dollie relocated her young child to New Orleans, La. With roots firmly in Vicksburg, Michael would visit often throughout his childhood uplifting the Lord in song with the Wade family Chorus at Bethel A.M.E Church and throughout the community. He would graduate in 1985 from Kennedy High School, New Orleans. A loyal and trusted friend, dedicated father and beloved husband and son, Michael enjoyed people and loved life. He was affiliated with
Pennsylvania A.M.E. Zion Church, Baltimore, Md.

Entering the Navy in 1987, Michael’s dedicated military service includes 13 years active duty and 11 years in the Navy and Army Reserves. At the time of his passing, he as a Petroleum Quality Assurance Sergeant (92L) with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 165th Quartermaster Group, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Finally relocating to Maryland in 2005 after living in Virginia, Florida and Georgia, Michael worked in the Employers Reporting Division of the Social Security Administration since 2007. He was also a Security Site Supervisor for Raytheon Company; and for the past year, owned a landscaping company.

Michael Anthony Fields was called home Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his residence in Gwynn Oak, Maryland. He -was 44 years old. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Fields, and grandparents, Calvin and Bertha Wade.

He is survived by an affectionate wife, Martha “Ella” Bullock-Fields; his three precious children: son, Robert, Gwynn Oak, Md. and daughters, Kristian, Atlanta, Ga, and Venea, Norfolk, Va; his loving mother and stepfather, Dollie and George Rankin, New Orleans, La; a supportive stepfather, Walter Harris, New Orleans, La; a grandmother, Maggie Fields, Vicksburg, Ms; beloved sisters Lori (Stan) Jenkins, Stockbridge, Ga; Shavon Fields, Chicago, Il; and Katrina Moore, Vicksburg, Ms; adored step sisters Lynette Morris, Valley Ranch, Tx and Beverly Johnson, Mesquite, Tx; a special niece Khloe Jenkins, Stockbridge, Ga; a number of aunts, Jeanne Brown, Patricia (Thomas) Sturgis, Ida (George) Bass, Edna (Thomas) Washington; Ruby (James) Wilson, all of Vicksburg; Sylvia Daniels and Alberta (John) Matthews of Shreveport, La; Gloria and Virginia Fields of Compton, Ca; and Joyce (Lonnie) Yates of Southaven, Ms; a host of cherished cousins and devoted in-Laws; and Long-term friends, John "Jay" Johnson, Freddie Myers, Reggie Stewart, Roger Dean and Dexter Gibbs.
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Mrs. Bobby Carter Smith

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, January 6, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 7, 2011
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Locust Grove Baptist Church/Old Hwy 27

Interment: Church Cemetery

A Time To Be Born;

Bobby Jean (Carter) Smith was born August 7, 1946, in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Sandy Carter, Sr. and Agnes (Brown) Carter.

A Time To Live:

Bobby Jean (BJ) grew up in Vicksburg, and confessed her acceptance of Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, at Locust Grove M.B. Church. BJ graduate from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1964, where she was a member of the basketball team. She attended Hinds Community College where she studied and became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She performed her duties as a nurse to the Vicksburg community for 31 years. She also served her country in the U.S. Army from 1964-1969. BJ was blessed with three lovely daughters: Yolanda, Mary, and Cassandra.

A Time To Die:

The angels of heaven were called to the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi on December 31, 2011 and, summoned BJ home to her eternal resting place. In addition to her parents a brother, Arthur "Pee Wee" Carter also preceded her in death.

A Time To Mourn:

BJ may be removed from this earthly place, but her love and her spirit will live on through those who will eternally cherish her memories; three daughters, Yolanda Kaye (Carter) Colon of Killeen, TX; Mary Emma Strong (Clifton) of Jackson, MS; and Cassandra Ann Lumpkin (Anthony) of Vicksburg, MS; three sisters, Agnes Ann Carter and Julia Marie Carter both of Vicksburg, MS; and Betty Davis of Jackson, MS; five brothers, Willie Lee Carter (Rosa), Sandy Carter, II (Grace), Joseph Carter (Inez), Charles Ellison Carter (Mary) and Julius Carter (Doris) all of Vicksburg, MS; six grandchildren; Ashley Nicole Fisher, Larry Donnell Prentiss III, Christopher Dewayne Prentiss, Jeffery Lee Fisher, Jr., Jalen Allen Lumpkin, and Nadia David Colon; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
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Mrs. Barbara James Newsome

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Visitation: Friday, January 6, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, January 7, 2011
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Travelers Rest Baptist Church/718 Bomar Street

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Barbara James Newsome was born on December 22, 1960 to the late Williona and John L. James of Vicksburg, Mississippi. On Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, the angels of Heaven took her on her final flight into Heaven.

On May 8, 1989 she united in Holy Matrimony to Herbert Newsome.

She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Clover Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She later moved from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Augusta, Georgia. She enhanced her skills in the medical field throughout her career. In 2006 she moved back to Vicksburg after the passing of her parents.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, the late Williona and John L. James; a brother, Jessie James; three aunts, Idella, Rose Lee and Sophia; two uncles, George and Rufus.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories; her husband, Herbert Newsome of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two daughters, Serena James-Corley (William N.M.) of Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Olivia J. Newsome of Vicksburg, Mississippi; granddaughter, Tiannia M. Bradley of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; six sisters, Khristine (Wilbert) Doss, Thelma Washington Moran, Jacqueline James all of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Gloria James of Atlanta, Georgia, Betty James Tucker of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Louvina James Noble of Chicago, Illinois; three brothers, Melvin (Veronica) James of Augusta, Georgia, Willie (Rose) James and John L. (Alina) James, Jr. all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five aunts, Katie Robinson of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Viola Neal of Utica, Mississippi, Laura Harried and Virginia Subject of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Adline (Ken) Smithsome of Rhode Island; a host of nieces, nephews, and the Robinson, McGriggs, Martin, Wilson, McGowan, Washington, Prentiss, Anderson, Reynolds, Neal, Burns, Gaskin, Fisher, Benard families and many, many, friends and family through Christ.
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Interment: Second Union Cemetery/Utica, MS. - Old Port Gibson Rd.

Interment: Yokena Cemetery/Hwy 61 South

Interment: Yokena Cemetery/Hwy 61 South

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Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, July 20, 2012
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00pm
Repose in Church: 12:00noon
Triumph Church/136 Honey Suckle Lane

Mr. Andre` Dotson

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
12:00noon - 7:00pm Family Present: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Vicksburg Family Cathedral Church

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

Andre was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gadi Dotson, uncle Nathaniel Dotson and sister Sharon Dotson.Andre was a member of Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral, where he volunteered with the media ministry. He had a passion for serving others even if it meant sacrificing himself. He was a true example of Christian love.Andre graduated from Sumner High School in St. Louis. At Sumner, Andre was a star member of the track team. Upon graduation, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to Oklahoma State University. It was at Oklahoma State, he developed his passion for sports medicine. Following his dream to be an athletic trainer, Andre was given the opportunity to share his talent and love of sports with several colleges and universities, including Jackson State, Alcorn State and Tougaloo College. He worked many NYSP sports camps, but working the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA was the highlight of his career in sports medicine. During that summer, Andre was awarded the 'Most Outstanding Athletic Trainer' of baseball. He continued his career in sports while employed with the Jackson Senators baseball team and the Claiborne County School District. Andre was employed for almost seven years as athletic equipment manager at Jackson State University._________________________________________________________________________