Obituaries

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Annette Jackson

Date of Birth April 2, 1938

Date of Death June 18, 2022

Visitation

June 29, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

New Light Baptist Church Family Life Center
5120 Burney Road | Vancleave, MS 39565
Rev. Ellis Reddix, Pastor

Funeral Service

June 29, 2022 | 12:00 Noon

New Light Baptist Church Family Life Center

5120 Burney Road | Vancleave, MS 39565

Interment

Cedar Grove Cemetery
Vancleave, MS 39565

"When I've gone the last mile of the way, I shall rest at the close of the day, for I know there is joy awaiting. When I've gone the last mile of the way."
 
Sister Annette Jackson entered eternal rest on June 18, 2022, at the Singing River  Hospital in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. 
 
A time to be born: She was born April 2, 1938, in Butler, Alabama, to the late Rand Cunningham and the late Lula Lot. She was preceded in death by her brother, Nathan Brown, sister, Myra Jean Walker, and sons, Jesse Lewis and Kenny Joseph Walker.
 
A time to live: Sister Annette was an active member of the New Light Missionary Baptist Church until her health began to fail her. She was a past member of the Women at Work and the Senior Women Ministry. She was employed at Keesler AFB for many years, where she retired. She loved her family, pastor, and and church family.
 
A time to mourn: She leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Evelyn Smith, Patrick Jackson, Leroy Walker, Gerald Jackson, and Tomesha Bass; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Bell Thomas and Josephine Coleman; two Aunts, Willia Mae and Patricia Buxton, A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Special thanks to Katrina German.

Due to COVID guidelines Face masks are required, and Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

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Michael Risher

Date of Birth November 7, 1989

Date of Death June 18, 2022

Private Memorial

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Shirley Jean Page

Date of Birth July 8, 1958

Date of Death June 1, 2022

Visitation

June 10, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dickey Brothers Funeral Home Chapel
255 Delauney Street | Biloxi, Mississippi

Graveside Service

June 11, 2022 | 10:00 a.m

9:00 a. m. Viewing
10:00 a. m. Graveside
Pine Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
924 Smith County Rd 8 | Taylorsville, Mississippi 39168
Rev. Sam McDonald Jr., Pastor

On June 1, 2022, the sweet spirit of our dear sister, Ms. Shirley Jean Page, went to join the Savior in that home not built with hands, but whose maker and builder is God. Ms. Shirley Jean Page, daughter of the late Mr. John Chester and Mrs. Jannie Mae Chester, was born July 8, 1958, in Jones County. She departed this life on June 1, 2022, in the comfort of her home, Biloxi, Mississippi, at 6:20 p.m.

She joined the Pine Valley Baptist Church, Taylorsville, Mississippi, at a very early age. She later moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, but always visited regularly what she called her home church, Pine Valley.

She loved cooking and food, the color red, laughing, music, stuffed animals, her family, friends, and her faith. Knowing Shirley Jean is to have laughed with or shared a kind word, whether a close friend or stranger. Being humbly social was a gift she had, and those around her were drawn to her infectious, kind personality. Shirley Jean was a wonderful older sister to her siblings. "As a daughter, she has spent a generous amount of love and care for her mother. She became a loving confidant and strong shoulder for her mother during times spent." Selflessness and generosity were two traits that highlighted her personality. She touched the lives of many people.

Shirley Jean had an unassuming and disarming smile that could put anyone at ease, from newborns to the elderly. Her sense of humor was second to none, and she was as compassionate as she was funny. Even when ill, Shirley Jean was never angry or sad. Instead, she could find the silver lining to keep pushing forward in any situation. Shirley Jean was so special. She represented the good that we all need every day in our lives. We are proud to have been able to call Shirley Jean our daughter, sister, cousin, auntie, TeTe, and our friend.

She leaves to mourn:  Her mother, Mrs. Jannie Mae Chester of Biloxi, MS; four sisters, Mrs. Glendora (Jerome) Gross, Detroit, MI; Ms. Tina Johnson, Aurora, Colorada; Mrs. Jacquelyn (Terry) Barnes, Taylorsville, Mississippi, Mrs. Dorothy Ruth (John) Dixon, Redford, Michigan; six brothers, Mr. Billy (Revita) Page. Biloxi, Mississippi, Mr. Charles (Patricia) Chester, Mobile, Alabama; Mr. Claude (Joyce) Chester, Homohassa, Florida; Mr. Carl (Maggie) Chester, Chesterfield, Virginia; Mr. Jerry (Sherri) Gillum, Taylorsville, Mississippi, and Mr. James (Sherry) Gillum Taylorsville, Mississippi; Two God children, Mr. Michael Martin, Biloxi, Mississippi, and Ms.  Zyuna Ross, Taylorsville, Mississippi, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Due to COVID guidelines Face masks are required, and Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

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Erice Williams

Date of Birth September 7, 1963

Date of Death May 8, 2022

Visitation

Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Beulah Baptist Church

1125 S Salcedo St. | New Orleans, LA

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 10:00 a.m

Beulah Baptist Church

1125 S Salcedo St. | New Orleans, LA

Interment

Green Street Cemetery

New Orleans, Louisiana

Erice Williams, son of Ethel Tennesee and Robert L. Williams, died in Jackson, Louisiana, on May 8, 2022.

Due to COVID guidelines Face masks are required, and Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

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Patricia Ann Williams

Date of Birth February 4, 1947
Date of Death April 14, 2022

Visitation

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home

255 Delauney Street | Biloxi, Mississippi

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

Warren Hill By Grace Church

105 Warren Hill Road | Puckett, Mississippi

Interment

Warren Hill Cemetery

105 Warren Hill Road | Puckett, Mississippi 39042

Patricia Ann Williams was born February 4, 1947 to Tonsey and Willie M. Reuben. She went home to be with our Savior on April 14, 2022. She was preceded in death by both parents, her ex husband Travis Williams, four brothers David Reuben, Sidney Reuben, Mack Reuben, and Randall Reuben, Four sisters, Brenda Stapleton, Emma Allen, Esther Williams and Margaret Dear and her best friend Priscilla Johnson.


She grew up in Puckett, MS but later moved to Chicago where she spent a good part of her adult life. She would later move back to her home state in the city of Biloxi to be closer to her family. She was employed with Gayfers which later became Dillard's where she later retired.


She enjoyed going to church, spending time with family and friends, and shopping. She loved to talk on the phone and would do so every night with her family.


She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Derrick Reuben (Bridget) and Lakeshia Walker (Robert). Six grandchildren Ashley, Jasmine, Julian,  Chasity, Tajh and Tariq. Six great grandchildren , Samir, Princeton, Lauren, Riley, Zoey, and Noah and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Due to COVID guidelines Face masks are required, and Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

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Eartha L. Brown-Willis

Date of Birth August 29, 1928
Date of Death March 28, 2022

Visitation

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

H. A. Brown United Methodist Church

200 N. Azalea Drive | Wiggins, Mississippi 39577

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

H. A. Brown United Methodist Church

200 N. Azalea Drive | Wiggins, Mississippi 39577

Interment

Willis Cemetery
Wiggins, Mississippi

A woman of many titles, Mrs. Eartha Willis was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. But she was also an educator, teacher, woman of God, caretaker, and friend. Her smile was infectious, her spirit was invigorating, but her love was everlasting. This is the story of a woman who blessed us with 94 years of love, laughter, and light.

Mrs. Willis’ story begins on August 29, 1927. She was born an only child to the lateRev. Foster and Sis Erie McIntyre Brown of Hattiesburg, MS. She was introduced toChrist at a young age as a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a graduate ofEureka High School in Hattiesburg, MS.

Mrs. Willis had many passions, but teaching was her first love. Following high school, she went on to Tennessee State University where she obtained a degree inPolitical Science - she never missed an opportunity to brag on an HBCU. Her love for education did not stop there. Mrs. Willis then studied at Jackson State University and obtained an endorsement in Elementary Education.

The trajectory of her story would soon change course, as she would eventually meet her husband, John. Their love blossomed in Stone County where Mrs. Willis was called to lead the dance team at Locker High. Her passion for educating led her to teach 37 years in the Stone County School District as a Social Studies instructor for4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.

While she was stern about her students focusing on their studies, Mrs. Willis’ role as an educator extended far beyond the four walls of a classroom. She was an educator on life. A noble guide to prosperity. A light in a sea of unwavering darkness. She had a way of effortlessly inspiring, empowering, and encouraging those around her to do better and be better. She led, so we followed - the best we could.

Her grandchildren are arguably her proudest accomplishment. Whether she was schooling them on a lesson, saving them from a spanking, or cooking them a meal,Mrs. Willis was their voice of reason. They called her, Muh Muh. It was a title she wore with honor.

She was a woman the community looked to for advice and wisdom. Although she was too humble to boast about her accomplishments, she was never too proud to give her neighbor. An angel sent from heaven, her pulse radiated from a servant heart.

Mrs. Willis is preceded in death by her husband, John Willis Jr. and son, Vincent.She is survived by 3 sons: Carl (Doris) Lithonia, GA , Herman Wiggins, MS, and Larry (Maria) Daphne, AL; 2 daughters: Yette (Darryl) Hattiesburg,MS and Jondena (Stevon) Gulfport,MS; a plethora of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great- great grandchild along with her God-sent sister LillieMae Grady. 

 

Due to COVID guidelines Face masks are required, and Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

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Ronald Van Steenis

Date of Birth November 13, 1954
Date of Death February 9, 2022

Private Memorial 

Ronald Ray Van Steenis was born the 13th of November, 1954, and passed the 9th of February, 2022. Ronald lived a life of travel and adventure. During his career, he logged thousands of hours as a commercial pilot – flying both people and cargo. As a father, he instilled a thirst for adventure and a love of the outdoors to his children.

 

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Van Steenis and Katherine Van Steenis (Prater). Ronald was survived by his older sister, Deborah Demaro (Van Steenis) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and his brother, Richard Van Steenis of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was also survived by two children, Matthew Van Steenis of Traverse City, Michigan, and Skylar Van Steenis, of Gaylord, Michigan. A native of Michigan, Ronald relocated to the Gulf Coast in the mid 2010’s.

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Harmony Sierra Palode-McDaniel

Date of Birth July 15, 2016
Date of Death February 17, 2022

 

Viewing

March 2, 2022 | 5 PM to 7 PM

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street

Biloxi, Mississippi 39530

 

Viewing

March 3, 2022 | 9 AM to 11 AM

New Bethel Baptist Church

255 Delauney Street

Biloxi, Mississippi 39530

 

Private Funeral | 11:00 a.m.

 

Interment

Biloxi National Cemetery

Biloxi, Mississippi

 

Service live on Zoom: ID: 381-472-8635 | Password 496936

Facebook Live: Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home, LLC

Until we meet again

A bright ray of love that has filled all of our hearts with harmonious laughter and joy, has left to join our heavenly Family. What human can know or understand the time, day, or hour when our father calls for us to return to our home country. For in accordance to Ecclesiastes 12:7 it
says, and dust returns to the ground it came from and the Spirit returns to God who gave it.

 

Though no one was prepared or imagined that this day would come, God who knows all made no mistake when He called our princess home. He allowed us to share the blessing in her life. He allowed us the privilege to raise her and see her change into a beautiful flower that exudes
warmth, joy, and love enough for everyone to feel.

Since we were blessed in abundance and given the honor of having such sweet precious time with our beautiful baby girl, we must be thankful to our creator and find a way to still keep the joy of her memory alive in our hearts.

None of it is easy, and it may feel very hard to bear, as we all mourn her in our own way. However, if you truly remember Harmony; you would know that she would not want us to be sad, and instead, she would like us to be happy for that was who she was.

Family and friends, as you can imagine, we did not see this day coming so soon, and we were not prepared for the time in which our precious baby would have to be put to rest. Nevertheless, never forget the memory of her love and the joy she brought to our hearts. For every hug, laughter, smile, and spoken word will now be a precious gem to treasure forever.

 

In unity, let us send a combination of simultaneously sounded chords with words of love that are pleasing to the the soul that reaches the heavens as we say our last goodbye
 

Until we meet again...

 

Love you always infinity x infinity your God- sister
Yacksary

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Pamela Kennedy Parish

Date of Birth February 1, 1956
Date of Death February 13, 2022

Viewing

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home

255 Delauney Street | Biloxi, MS 39530

Private Memorial

Pamela Kennedy-Parish was the second born of three children, to the late Francis Perryman and Jimmie De Perryman Bender, in Gulfport, Mississippi, on February 1, 1956. She was immersed in the Christian community that would be her lifelong support. At a young age, she joined Progressive Baptist Church. After graduating from Gulfport High School, she enrolled at Xavier University. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration. In New Orleans, she met and married Harry Kennedy, to whom three children were born. She later relocated back to Gulfport, Mississippi, where she met and married her Kater Parish Jr, blending their families. She had a successful career as an accountant, receiving tenure from Gulfport, where she worked for eighteen years. She ultimately retired from the City of Biloxi in 2019.

 

Pamela was a respected community member and received many awards and accolades. She was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a past member of the Bennett-Johnson Golden Circle, and the Xavier University Gulf Coast Alumni Association. In addition, Pamela was a loving and strong person who could solve any problem. Her loved ones will dearly miss her. Pamela is preceded in death by one child, Harrison Kennedy, her uncle Lee Daniel Spearmon and her parents.

 

Pamela leaves to cherish her loving husband, Kater; her daughters Rachal Kennedy and Whitney Hampton (Kalan Hampton); her grandchildren Kohen Hampton and Kobi Hampton; her sisters Kathleen Perryman and Toni Adams (Lamar Adams), her step-children Deidra Parish-Doyle, Arlanderia Jones Bank, and Bertran Parish; one niece, one great-niece, two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

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Cormeal Scott

Date of Birth July 17, 1948
Date of Death February 7, 2022

Visitation

Friday, February 18, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church

3721 N. Claiborne Avenue | New Orleans, Louisiana

Graveside Service

Saturday, February 19, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

Scott Cemetery

Woodville, Mississippi

On February 7, 2022, the heavenly gates opened and welcomed our beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Cormeal Scott, 73, was reunited with her parents, Isdora Conic (nee Wright) and Charlie Conic, Brother Charlie (Bill) Conic, Jr., and grandmother Luvinia Wright. She is survived by her daughter, Zelda Scott, sisters; Mary Jean White, Sara Lane, Francis Lane, brothers; Charles Conic, Dallas Lane, and a host of family and friends.

 

Face masks are required, and Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

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Kimberly Konczyk

Date of Birth March 18, 1970
Date of Death February 6, 2022

Private Menorial Service at a later time.

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Norman & Linda Selvog

Norman Selvog: Date of Birth November 5, 1944
                           Date of Death February 7, 2022

Linda Selvog:     Date of Birth September 14, 1947

                           Date of Death February 7, 2022

Private Menorial Service at a later time.

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Tyrone Tillman

Date of Birth October 14, 1951
Date of Death December 12, 2021

Tyrone Phillip Tillman was the son of Rev. Jetson  and Thelma Tillman He was born on October 14, 1951. He departed this life on December 12, 2021 at Canon Hospice in Gulfport, MS.

 

 Tyrone attended Valena C. Jones High School.  He served in the United States Navy. Tyrone lived in Los Angeles, California for many years.  He moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where he became a renowned Barber and HairStylist. Tyrone opened a barber shop on the corner of Old Spanish Trail and Washington Street in "The Bay." He was advertised and known as the "Cut Doctor."

 

Tyrone attended church faithfully until his health began to fail. He knew the scriptures from both the Bible and the Koran. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He loved his family, always sharing words of wisdom for them to live by. He was also a praying man.

 

Tyrone leaves behind two sisters, Dr. Joanne Tillman of Atlanta, GA and Minister Karen Craft of Bay St. Louis, MS; three daughters, Roshanda Tillman and Tyronza Tillman residing in Los Angeles, California, and Rachel Stone, Long Beach, California; a Godchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

 

We will miss his radiant smile, his corny sense of humor, and his infectious laugh. Rest in peace "Toky."  No more pain...no more suffering. We love you.

Private Menorial Service

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Darrell Gibson

Date of Birth September 18, 1942
Date of Death January 8, 2022

Visitation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 9 a.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church

2022 St. Bernard Ave.

New Orleans, LA

Interment

Providence Memorial Park

Metairie, LA

Darrell Anthony Gibson entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the age of 79.  Mr. Gibson was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark High School and Southern Automation College.  He also attended Southern University of New Orleans.  Mr. Gibson was a retired business owner, having owned and operated The Showcase Night Club in New Orleans, and Fat Albert’s Restaurant, in Westwego, LA.

Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by his parents Marguerite Johnson Gibson Young and Raymond Gibson, and two brothers, Larry Gibson and Lloyd Johnson.  Survivors include his four children: Dr. Monique Gibson Cola, Darrell Gerard Gibson, Dr. Kimberlyn Gibson Negret, and Anniqua C. Gibson and one daughter-in-law, Lesette Gibson; one uncle, Bernell Johnson; three brothers,  James Johnson (Christy), Brian Johnson, Carlie Young;  three sisters,  Barbara Johnson Young, Pecola Young King, and Cheryl Young Stern;  six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews,  cousins and friends.

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Michael John Caines

Date of Birth
Date of Death December 11, 2021

Visitation

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 2 p.m.

Celebration Of Life

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 3 p.m.

First Evangelist Baptist Church

1801 Willow Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael John Caines, 63, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, surrounded by his family. On Saturday, December 18, 2021, a Celebration of Life will be held at First Evangelist Baptist Church, located at 1801 Willow Street in New Orleans. Rev. Reginald Landry serves as the pastor. A viewing will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the service at 3:00 p.m.

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Mother Myrtle Ann Davis Abbott

Date of Birth November 22, 1934
Date of Death November 26, 2021

Visitation

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 9 a.m.

Celebratory Services

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Star of Bethel Baptist Church

2217 Harmony Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

Mother Myrtle Ann Davis Abbott answered Jesus's call to rest for eternity on November 26, 2021. She was born November 22, 1934, to the union of the late Valonise and Robert Davis Sr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was educated in the New Orleans Public School System. Mother Abbott was baptized at the Mount Rock Missionary Baptist Church. She was a lifelong member and served as the Mother’s Board leader for thirty-six years.

 

Myrtle was the devoted wife of the late Ferdinand Abbott, first marriage with the late Alfred L. Dyer; beloved mother of Londa and Linda Dyer and stepmother of  Carl, Alvin, and  Debra Abbott.  Myrtle was a laborer for Jesuit High School, Loyola University of New Orleans, DePaul Hospital, St Elizbeth Children’s Hospital, Milen Boys Home, and the Local 689. She was well known throughout the  Greater New Orleans Holly Grove area.

 

Myrtle is preceded in death by her parents, Valonise and Robert Davis, Sr.; her husband Ferdinand Abbott; four brothers, August, Robert, McKinnley, and Frank Davis; three sisters, Thelma Solomon, Janie Davis-Luckett, Alma Davis, and one granddaughter Myneka Dyer.

 

Myrtle leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Londa Sias and Linda Dyer;  step-children, Carl and Alvin Abbott, and Debra Todd; Sons-in-law, Greg Sias, Cedrick Todd, and George Row, champion of Linda Dyer; Nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one sister, Gloria D. Green; and a host of step-children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend celebratory services

Note: Due to COVID-19, everyone must wear a mask or a proper facial covering.

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James A. Ruffin aka "Booza"

Date of Birth June 6, 1944
Date of Death November 22, 2021

Visitation

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9 a.m.

Funeral Services

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 11 a.m.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church

Edgard, Louisiana

James A. Ruffin aka "Booza"was born June 6, 1944 to Mabel and Oscar Antonio. He passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Ormond Living Facility. He was seventy-seven years old. James was one of thirteen children; Oscar J., Albert. Alvin, Edgar, Evelyn, Harry, Marie, Walter, Lillie, Isiah, Joseph, and John. He was baptized at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Edgard, Louisiana under the late Rev. Johnson and currently Pastor K. Maurice Tillman was a member for over twenty five years until his death.He served as a deacon until his illness. James loved going to church, talking with women, hitch-hiking, and eating up everything. He always smiled and made others laugh.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Oscar Antonio Sr.; grandparents, Charity and Walter Ruffin and Lillie Mae and Oscar Nahtall Antonio; his siblings, Albert, Harry, Oscar Jr., Alvin, Isiah, Walter, Edgar, Evelyn, Marie, Lillie, and Joseph

 

He leaves to cherish his memories; brother, John Ruffin and half-brothers, Frank, Bertrand, Leroy, and Simoneaux Landry; God-children, Chiquita Bailey and Darien Antonio.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

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Gladys Mae Fairley

Date of Birth August 16, 1940
Date of Death November 14, 2021

Memorial Services will be held via ZOOM. Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 1pm.

Moss Point Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

Meeting ID: 648 059 5971

Password: 585057

Gladys was born on August 16, 1940, to J.R. Fairley and Letha Bell Fairley. She passed away on November 14, 2021. For over 40 years, Gladys was a devoted Christian of her God Jehovah. She was full of hospitality and generosity to all.  As a diligent student of Jehovah she applied those principles to her everyday life and spent numerous hours teaching the Bible to others.  She always strived to be an example to others around her. Gladys loved to spend her free time doing what she was widely known for; baking Red Velvet cakes, German Chocolate cakes, and making Sweet potatoes pies.

She met and married Isaac A. Fairley, whom she was married for thirty-eight years until his untimely death on June 2, 1996. Because of Gladys's fine Christian spirit, she will be truly missed by all that knew her as she sleeps and awaits her day of resurrection.

Gladys leaves to treasure her memories five children-Mildred Maria Fairley-Ducksworth of Gautier, Mississippi; Shirley J. Fairley of Topeka, Kansas; Ivan A. Fairley of Lucedale, Mississippi; Effie J. Fairley of Colorado Springs, Colorado;  Ronald L. Fairley (Pamela) of Lake Charles,  Louisiana; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Della Mae Fairley-Hampton, Rabelle Johnson, and Christina Galloway Fairley, one brother-in-law, Herman Lee Fairley, long life friend and cousin, Gloria Humphreys,  and a host of nieces and nephews.


“O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.” Job 14;13-15


                                                  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure... unknown
The family would like to thank EVERYONE for the many acts of kindness: prayers, calls, cards, food, monetary value, and many other thoughtful and warm gestures of friendship extended by everyone.  We sincerely thank you.  Also, a special thanks to River Chase Facility, Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home,  and Moss Point Kingdom Hall Congregation.

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Mrs. Phyllis Marie Innes

Date of Birth May 1, 1926
Date of Death October 10, 2021

Private Memorial at a later time.

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Bertha Elizabeth Parker

Date of Birth June 5, 1928
Date of Death September 7, 2021

Service

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

Interment

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Avenue | Biloxi, MS 39530

 

Due to the CDC guidelines and Covid-19, face masks are required. Social distancing will be strictly enforced to ensure everyone's safety.

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Emmanuel Joseph “Manny” Smith

Date of Birth December 19, 1994
Date of Death September 16, 2021

Celebration of Life Service

Thursday October 7, 2021
Viewing: 9:00 a. m.  -  10:00 a. m.
Service: 10 a. m.

Fisher Community Church 
1737 L B Landry Ave 
New Orleans, La  70114

On September 16, 2021 at approximately 8:45pm, The God that creates the rainbows escorted Emmanuel Joseph “Manny” Smith to his new home of freedom.

Emmanuel was born on December 19, 1994 at Meadow Crest Hospital in Gretna, Louisiana. 

Emmanuel attended elementary school in Gulfport, MS., Acadiana High School in Lafayette, La. for his junior year, then moved to Astell, GA and graduated from South Cobb High School. To further his education, he enrolled in Chattahoochee Tech School in Marietta, GA, and later decided to enlist in the US Marine Corp.

Emmanuel enjoyed the outdoors, skateboarding, meditating, yoga, art, drawing, music, eating healthy foods and last, but not least, he loved the Lord. Emmanuel was free spirited and fun-loving, and he possessed a playful sense of humor, so he would always have reasons to laugh. He never met a stranger. His charm and wits certainly were his strengths.

Emmanuel is preceded in death by his aunt, Angelique Carre Smith (raised as his sister), and grandmother; Mary Grace Dural. Emmanuel’s cherished memory shall live in the hearts of his mother, Leslie “Michele” Smith, his father, Dalton R. Dural (Kimberly), and his grandparents, Betty P. Williams (Clyde), Marvin J. Smith, and Harold Dural; his siblings Matthew Paul Smith, King Josiah Smith (cousin raised as his brother), Terence Young, Darby, Nicholas, Joie Dural, and Courtney Simmons Dural; his uncles and aunts, Marvin Christian “Chris” Smith (Katelyn), Elijah Green, Shella Dural-Coleman(Quency), Phillip (Trena), Thetis, Glen, Nelda, and Andrea Dural; and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins and friends. 

Emmanuel was the godson of Sir Earl Toon, Dejeunee “Dej” and Shantee “Shant” Darensburg, aka “The Twins.” He had a two for one special. 

Along with family members and friends, he was loved by all.

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Caroline Sherrell

Date of Birth July 17, 1967
Date of Death August 19, 2021

Caroline Sherrell passed away August 19, 2021 at her home in Biloxi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Sherrell. She is survived by her parents, Bruce & Gail Rowland; two sisters, Dana Bell and Susanne Peterson of Arkansas; two brothers, Tony Rowland of Arkansas and Bruce Rowland of Washington State. Services will be at the Biloxi National Cemetery September 20, 2021 at 11 a.m.

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Silvana Santiago

Date of Birth May 12, 1984
Date of Death August 20, 2021

Viewing

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 9:30 a.m.

Mass

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

2090 Pass Road | Biloxi, MS 39531

Interment

Finley Cemetery 

Saucier, MS

 

Due to the CDC guidelines and Covid-19, face masks are required. Social distancing will be strictly enforced to ensure everyone's safety.

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Juan Andres Bacilio

Date of Birth August 26, 1977
Date of Death August 20, 2021

Private Memorial

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Leianna Ishler

Date of Birth November 27, 1975
Date of Death August 19, 2021

Private Memorial

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Ruth McKay

Date of Birth October 30, 1962
Date of Death August 19, 2021

Private Memorial

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Victor Jose Alba, Jr.

Date of Birth May 30, 1964
Date of Death August 17, 2021

Private Memorial

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Willie Louis White, Sr.
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Date of Birth January 23, 1951
Date of Death August 20, 2021

Visitation

August 27, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Funeral

August 27, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

 

St. Paul United Methodist Church

696 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Biloxi, MS 39530

 

Interment

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Avenue

Biloxi, MS

 

Due to Covid 19 and CDC guidelines, face masks are required. Social distancing will be strictly enforced. Please adhere to these guidelines for your safety and our staff.

Willie Louis White Sr., was called home suddenly on Friday, August 20, 2021, at the age of seventy. He was the second eldest son born to Roosevelt White Sr. and Lillian (Shelton) White in West Point, Mississippi on January 23, 1951. The following year, the family relocated to Kansas City, Missouri where he was raised. Willie had one sister and four brothers: Deloris White who passed away just shortly after birth; David Collins Hogan (1993); Roosevelt White Jr (2017); Mitchell White (1997); and Raymond White (Shirley), his last surviving sibling. Willie was survived by his life partner Venora Bryant with whom he conceived his eldest son Michael Jerome Bryant (Erica) of Gulfport, MS, and his ex-wife Pok Sun White Garrison whom he conceived Salynda Crystal Owens (Michael) of Houston, TX; Tamika La’Neese White of Midwest City, OK; Willie Louis White Jr. (Benita) of Kansas City, MO; Chae Joseph White Sr. (Chyna) of Memphis, TN; and Jay Cee White (Margo) of Kansas City, MO. He was also blessed to have twenty-three grandchildren: Malik A. White; A’lexious S. Ayers; Adrian L. Armstrong; Aaron L. Armstrong (2015); Andrew L. Shaver; Victoria S. Owens; Anthony L. Davis Jr.; Koralee Shaver; Andre L. Ross; Za’Tavia S. White; Marita L. Davis, Maiya R. Henson, Jaylyn M. White, Mykiah J. Bryant, Mary J. Bryant, Willie L. White III, Jayden M. White, Ajia M. White, Rylie D. M. White, Michelle J. Bryant, Chae J. White Jr, Kylan B. White, and Za’Bella M. Jones. Willie also had two great-grandchildren: D’Marion Ayers and Journee Ayers. Willie still has one surviving uncle Lamar Shelton, and one aunt Bessie White. He has several nieces, nephews, cousins and much extended family.

Willie graduated from Lincoln High School in Kansas City, MO and attended the University of Kansas (KU). He served in the United States Armed Forces until he discharged in 1973 as a veteran of the United States Air Force. The majority of his civilian career, he was involved in the telecommunication industry where he served as an electrician. His pride and joy has always been his family. Everyone and anyone who knew him, knows he is a connector of people. He made it his business to reach out to everyone in the family and was intentional about talking to his children daily. Willie needed at least three or four baptist preacher closes to end a phone conversation. If you know, then you know!

Throughout his life, music (especially old school) was in his veins and played the saxophone in a band for many years. He had a great sense of humor and loved to fellowship with people while playing dominos, chess and video games (Zumba was his favorite). He was a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan. Willie really enjoyed barbequing and knew how to clear a plate too. In his final days, he enjoyed working on various projects at his home. More than anything, Willie, affectionately known as “Chilly Willy,” “Willie Louis,” “Big Will,” and “Pops” was a joy to be around. He never met a stranger, nor was he a stranger to anyone.

In his later years, he always found a way to remain objective and would provide sound advice to anyone who had an ear to hear. He was a major encourager, influencer, and solution provider. He worked hard and was full of wisdom. He instilled many strengths into his children, to include endurance, resilience, and perseverance (a spirit of never giving up, to always push forward). The biggest legacy he left for his family was to always remember to make your family a priority and to keep them close. He impacted us all different-ly but treated us all with great love and tender care. He always said he wanted to return home to Mississippi and he did just that and enjoyed the rest of his days exactly where he wanted to be. There will never be another Willie White Sr. in the world. He will be truly missed. 

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Joseph William Santora

Date of Birth September 13, 1952
Date of Death August 16, 2021

Private Memorial

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Fanessa Ealey

Date of Birth April 28, 1954
Date of Death August 3, 2021

Fanessa (Franklin) Anderson Ealey was born April 28, 1954 to Louis Franklin Sr. and Vivian Ambrose. She was called home by God on August 3, 2021. She met the love of her life Robert (Earl) Hayes Ealey in Columbus, GA whom she was married for 31 years until his untimely death in August 2015. She leaves to cherish her memories, three children, Anthony Allen, Lisa Catrina, and Robert Hayes Ealey Jr. Interment will be August 16, 2021 at the Alabama State Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL. Arrangements entrusted to Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home in Biloxi, MS.

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David James

Date of Birth July 2, 1956
Date of Death July 24, 2021

Public Viewing | 9am - 11am

Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney St.

Biloxi, MS 39530

Graveside Service | 12pm Noon

D'iberville Memorial Park

11041 Gorenflo Rd.

Diberville , Ms 39540

Due to the recent rising cases of the Delta Variant of Covid cases and the

CDC guidelines, masks are required at all times and social distancing will

strictly be enforced during the viewing.

David James, was born July 2, 1956 ,age 65, formerly of Biloxi, Ms, transitioned from labor to reward, Saturday, July 24, 2021. David first attended school at A.E Perkins Elementary and later M.F Nichols High School located in East Biloxi. The youngest of seven kids from the late Robert “ Bobby” James & Imogene James both of Tylertown, Ms, David took after his father and became a top tier concrete finisher along the Gulf Coast. At a young age David took his skills to work at companies such as The Dupont plant in DeLisle, Ms and other companies such as Chevron, and cities like Austin, Tx, and all over the southern regions of Louisiana and Alabama. David truly enjoyed the skills he owned, as he utilized them to make adjustments and improvements on his own homes. David was also known to be a great cook, and very avid fisherman.

On August,5,1978 David was united by holy matrimony to the former Yvonne Williams, daughter of the late Maxwell C. Williams & Louise Williams. For 42 years David and Yvonne journeyed through this land together, side by side, as members of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, located 10587 Automall Parkway, D’Iberville, Ms.

 

David was preceded in death by his parents, Robert James Sr & Imogene James, his brothers,Richard James, Samuel “SJ “James, his sisters Geneva Wallace, Dorothy Williams,& Sophie Dickey.

 

David's life will forever be cherished in the lives of : his wife, Yvonne James (Biloxi, Ms) , his children whom he loved,starting with his oldest, Anthony Greene (Leonna) of Macon, Ga; his only girl , Sharonda Kenan (Ahamad Sr.) and his youngest son Derek James all of Biloxi,Ms.

 

David leaves behind memories with brothers , Robert “ Toe “ James Jr. (Betty) of Michigan, and JL “ Boobie “ James of Biloxi, Ms, and sister; Brenda Stewart (Arizona). David also was a grandfather of 10, LeAsia Kenan, Alyssa Kenan, Jaylen Kenan, Ahamad Kenan Jr, Kayden Kenan, and Musiq Carter Kenan, all of Mississippi, Cari, Kyla, Zariah & Asha all of Macon, Ga; Nephews; Rodney James (Pauline), and Joe Foster, and Valdez James as well as nieces Marilynn Bullock(Gabriel), and Anne James, of Montgomery, Al. Long time friend Mr. Glenn Johnson,of Biloxi, as well as friend, and fellow concrete finisher Jr. Boy Peyton, a host of cousins, great-nieces and nephews.

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Dr. Weymoth T. Crowell

Date of Birth September 3, 1951
Date of Death July 17, 2021

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Davenport Harris Funeral Home

301 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Interment

Elmwood Cemetery

Birmingham, Alabama

A beloved Father, Grandfather, Physician, Musician and Great Friend left this world unexpectedly on July 17, 2021.  Born in Inkster, Michigan on September 3, 1951 to Toussaint L. and Ruth (Hutchins) Crowell, Weymoth “affectionately known as T.W.” grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where he attended Ramsey High School.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the “winning” football team.  He is also a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine, and specialized in anatomic pathology and family medicine.  At the time of his death, he was a physician for Coastal Family Health and Digestive Health Centers.  Weymoth was well-loved by his patients, and never met a stranger with his kindness and harmonious demeanor.  He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  

 

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Peggy F. Crowell, PhD, whom he was married to for over 30 years.  During this union, Weymoth “Alex” Crowell was born, and he is their pride and joy.

 

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, son, Weymoth “Alex” Crowell; daughter, Marva James; grandson, Austin James; sister, Lonya Burgess; and a whole host of devoted nephews, cousins and friends.  Special thanks to our “Village.”  You are loved and appreciated!

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Christopher Reed

Date of Birth March 30, 1969
Date of Death July 1, 2021

Private Memorial at a later time.

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George Daniel Stevenson

Date of Birth January 11, 1949
Date of Death June 26, 2021

Interment

Monday, July 12, 2021

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Avenue

Biloxi, Mississippi 39530

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Laura B. Johnson

Date of Birth July 27, 1947
Date of Death July 2, 2021

Viewing

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

Funeral

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 11 a.m.

New Bethel Baptist Church

255 Main Street 

Biloxi, Mississippi 39530

 

Interment

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Avenue

Biloxi, Mississippi

Laura B. Johnson, 73, of Biloxi, MS was born to the late William and Luereaner Butler, Sr. on July 27, 1947, in Columbus, MS. She passed away suddenly on Friday, July 2, 2021.

 

She was a member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (TMBC) of D’Iberville, MS and an active participant of the Senior Women Anointed and Appointed by God (SWAAG) Ministry, where she enjoyed fellowshipping with the sisters of SWAAG at the TMBC Activity Center.  

 

After retiring from a 29-year career as a Senior Accounting Clerk for General Motors Acceptance Corporation, she served a 20-year tenure as a Board Member of the Biloxi Housing Authority and Biloxi Community Development Corporation Board of Commissioners, where she also presided as Chair for the last five years. Those who had the pleasure of knowing her quickly understood her greatest pride and joy was spending time with her daughters, and especially with her grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband Elijah Marshall Johnson of almost 47 years and daughters Tracey Friley (Jerry) of Jacksonville, FL, and Leslie Neal (Reginald, Sr. “Reggie”) of Starkville, MS. She had five grandchildren (listed from oldest to youngest): Sydney Friley, Morgan Neal, Jeremy Friley, Reginald “RJ” Neal, Jr., and Madison Neal; three siblings: Willie Mae Smith and Reanir Mae Stokes (James) both of Columbus, MS, and William Butler, Jr. (Jane) of Birmingham, AL; six sisters-in-law: Jane Butler (William, Jr.) of Birmingham, AL, Anna Johnson, Bernice McMillon, Crystal Johnson, and Leona Johnson (Wayne) all of Mansfield, TX, and Shelia Johnson (Robert) of Augusta, GA; one sister-in-love: Ruby Butler; four brothers-in-law: James Stokes (Reanir) of Columbus, MS, George Johnson, Jr. of Jackson, MS, Robert Johnson (Shelia) of August, GA, Wayne Johnson (Leona) of Mansfield, TX, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers and food for memorial contributions, the family has requested donations to the TMBC Activity Center on her behalf. Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home.

Due to COVID 19 

Masks must be worn at all times.

Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly followed to ensure everyone's safety.

 

Note: Please adhere to the COVID 19  guidelines and the instructions of the New Bethel Ushers upon entering the sanctuary for seating arrangements.

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Charles P. Hale, V

Date of Birth May 6, 1958
Date of Death June 27, 2021

Private Memorial at a later time.

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James Hagadorn

Date of Birth January 12, 1949
Date of Death June 28, 2021

Private Memorial at a later time.

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Kim Nanette Haywood-Arnold

Date of Birth May 3, 1965
Date of Death June 11, 2021

Viewing

Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 10:00 A.M.

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church

3050 19th Avenue

Gulfport, MS 39501

Due to COVID 19

Face masks must be worn at all times

Social Distance Guidelines will be strictly enforced.

Kim Nanette Haywood-Arnold was born on May 3, 1965, at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi, to the parents of Retired CMSGT Willie E. and Roma Haywood. Kim was a member of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church of D’Iberville, Mississippi. On Friday, June 11, 2021, Kim passed away at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida.

She was a military brat who traveled throughout many countries and states, including Tinker AFB, Oklahoma (1966-1969), Air Force Academy, Colorado (1969-1973), Keesler AFB, Mississippi (1973-1976), Randolph AFB, Texas (1976-1979), Sembach AFB, Germany (1979-1982) and Tinker AFB, Oklahoma (1982-1984).

Kim was a 1983 graduate of Midwest City High School in Oklahoma City. She also attended Rose State Junior College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She was employed with the Department of Defense as a Store Checker for more than twenty-six years at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, and later Gulfport Naval Base. She greeted her customers with a warm, friendly smile and never met a stranger. She was loved by many near and far. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society Women’s Club of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Kim loved her “bling.”

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Myrtis Burton of Franklinton, Louisiana, and her fraternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Willie Haywood, Jr. of Lawton, Oklahoma, three aunts, and seven uncles.

Kim leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Kristofer and Kourtney of Biloxi, Mississippi; her parents, Retired CMSGT Willie E. and Roma Haywood of Gulfport, Mississippi, one brother Reginald and one sister Tammy Haywood both of Houston, Texas, an aunt/sister Cynthia Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Three grandchildren Kameron, Lillias, and Keirsten Williams; Two special grandchildren that she cared for as her own Chad and Corbin; two special twin cousins, Alayzia and Ayzia Smith; a special daughter, Cassandra Arevalo of St. Martin, Mississippi; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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George Weslie Bush

Date of Birth May 18, 1934
Date of Death June 15, 2021

Viewing

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Interment

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.
Biloxi National Cemetery
400 Veterans Avenue
Biloxi, Mississippi


Due to COVID 19 Masks must be worn at all times.
Social distancing guidelines will be enforced for the safety of everyone.

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John Anthony Little

Date of Birth July 6, 1966
Date of Death June 10, 2021

Private Memorial Service

Mr. John Anthony “Ant” Little, a lifelong resident of Biloxi, passed away in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the age of 54. He was born on July 9, 1966, one of four children born to Flora B. Williams of McAdams Mississippi.

Mr. Little was also affectionately known to his family as “Ant” and loved people, especially children. He has a passion for cooking, and you could always find him around a grill or stove. He was employed in the construction and shipbuilding industries for many years until he transitioned.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother: Flora B. Williams, siblings: Michael (Michele) Little, Gulfport, Mississippi, Fredrick (Mary) Little, Daytona Beach, Florida, Lisa (Luis) Collazo, Richmond Hill, Georgia and Courtney Harveston, Biloxi, Mississippi. five nephews and nieces: Fredrick (Shaune) Little, Fredrick (Lil Fred) Little, Camron Little, Mason Little, Maya Little, Camron Harveston, Mikal Harveston, Rylen Harveston, and Camorra Harveston: stepchildren: Antonio Villanueva, Michelle (Charles) Schuler, Esther Villanueva, Andres Villanueva, Jacob Villanueva, Erica Villanueva, and Jason Villanueva: his grandkids: Ainjel Schuler, Estevan Villanueva, Nicholas Schuler, Ainjelina Villanueva, Leilani Villanueva, Jason Villanueva Jr, Malakai Villanueva, Xavier Villanueva, Declan Schuler, and Elijhjuan Curseen.

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Canasta Robinson

Date of Birth December 16, 1955
Date of Death June 8, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Viewing 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Funeral Service 11 a.m.

Faith M. B. Church

3050 19th Avenue

Gulfport, Mississippi

 

Interment

Monday, June 14, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Biloxi National Cemetery

 

Masks must be worn at all times

Social distancing guidelines will be enforced

Pericles said, “What you leave behind is not what is engraved on the stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  On December 16, 1955, two tiny footprints entered the sands of life.  Canasta Robinson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to the late Albert Robinson Sr. and Dessie R. (Bland) Robinson.  His parents may not have known it at the time, but the child that they were raising would establish a blueprint for a life well lived and deserving of earthly and heavenly accolades.

Canasta graduated from Biloxi High School in 1973. During his school years, he was an exemplary athlete who played basketball, football, and baseball.  Although his ability to physically participate in sports waned over the years, his love for sports continued to blossom.  He was an ardent fan of the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints football teams.

 Following commencement, Canasta served in the United States Navy from 1974-1976, during the Vietnam War Era.  God’s favor was upon him during his time of service because he was not called to active combat.  Canasta continued to take advantage of his experiences to further his education.  In 1976, he started at the College of Alameda in Oakland, California, and graduated in 1980.

Canasta was gainfully employed throughout his life.  After returning to Mississippi, he enjoyed working in the Harrison County School District.  Later, his veteran status helped him obtain employment at the Naval Service Battalion Center in Gulfport, MS.

While working at AT&T, Canasta met Jackie, who became the love of his life.  They were married in a beautiful, intimate ceremony on December 17, 2005.  Together, they settled into a blissful life full of unwavering companionship and love for each other.  Jackie often expressed her adoration to and for Canasta and sincerely appreciated him for giving her unadulterated happiness.  He knew what it is like to be married to a fine, wonderful woman, so he treasured her beyond bearing with the sure knowledge that she loved him in the same manner. In his early years, Canasta accepted Christ and was a member of the Greater Grace Apostolic Church under the leadership of Bishop Ricky August. Together, Canasta and Jackie faithfully attended Tabernacle M.B. Church. They also enjoyed traveling together and often found themselves at beach destinations so that Canasta could relax and take pleasure in his blessed life.

Although Canasta was a hard worker, he was a pillar of support for his family, especially his mother and children. He took pride in being a great father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He was very honored by his children and often spoke of their accomplishments with pride in his voice.  He was a man who virtuously wore patience and calmness as cloaks that enveloped all who had the pleasure of encountering him. Canasta was a gentle soul who epitomized compassion and tenacity.  He was a modern-day superhero who saved his family from floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina while always looking for ways to help, inspire, and encourage others.

On June 8, 2021, at the age of 65, Canasta departed this life as he lived this life: with peace and dignity.  Canasta’s spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body to his new home after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was constantly surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.  Canasta is reunited with his earthly father, Albert Robinson Sr., and was predeceased by his three brothers: BeArtis Robinson, Albert Robinson Jr., and Michael Anthony.

 

Although Canasta’s life has concluded, the love from the ones left behind has not ended. He leaves to cherish his memories; a devoted wife, Jacqueline Denise Robinson; his dear mother Dessie R. Oselen of Biloxi, MS; two sons, Ricky Darden and Kelvin Darden, both of Gulfport, MS; two daughters Daria Keys-Taylor (Nick) of Mt. Healthy, OH and Deedra Keys of Charleston, WV: Two siblings Alberta Floyd of Biloxi, MS. and Yaqui Oselen of Atlanta, GA; one grandchild Keyontae J.  Darden; one niece, and many extended family and friends too numerous to list but not forgotten.

Although Canasta has physically departed this realm, his memory and spirit will continue to survive and flourish.  It is impossible for him to no longer exist because he resides in the souls of the people who knew him. His kind words and valuable lessons are forever implanted into our minds. His loving nature is entrenched in our hearts, his genuine smile is embedded in our memories, and his legacy will continually endure and grow throughout his generations. Knowing and loving each one of you was the success story of Canasta’s life, and you will meet again on the other shore.

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Markita Keyon McIntyre

Date of Birth March 27, 1987
Date of Death May 6, 2021

Arrangements pending.

In Loving Memory of Markita Keyon McIntyre. As we mourn the loss of our loved one, who passed away much too young at the age of 34. We ask readers to remember Markita's beautiful spirit and remember to live life to the fullest, quite like Markita, because it's much too short. 

 

A beloved daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend, Markita, left this world unexpectedly on May 6, 2021. Markita was born in Mobile, Alabama, on March 28, 1987, to Billy Charles Rodgers and Brenda (McIntyre) Parrott where; she grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

 

Since Markita was a little girl, she has always been a lover of arts and enjoyed singing, dancing, and listening to music. In addition, Markita was a self-made Left-handed make-up artist (MUA), with a strong focus on leaving many feeling beautifully confident within themselves. Markita was funny, outgoing, determined, and did exactly what her heart desired. Her beauty, charm, and graceful spirit would light up your world; let's not be deceived; she was fiercely loyal to her family and close friends. Furthermore, she was a huge positive influence on the community.

 

When you think of Markita, celebrate her life, reminisce, and indulge in all those beautiful, silly moments you had with her. 

 

She is preceded in death by her grandmother Essie Mae Rodgers and father Billy Charles Rodgers. She leaves behind her husband Crisslar Manuel and their three (3) children, Serenity, KJ, and Deshawn; mother and step-father Brenda and Rufus Parrott; sister Marshall and husband Darick Thompson; sister Kizzy Reed (KP) with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, May 17, 2021, at Point Cadet Splash Pad in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Markita's name to her GoFundMe page.

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Robert B. Peterson

Date of Birth May 19, 1947
Date of Death May 06, 2021

Arrangements pending.

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Marattia Rayborn Boggan

Date of Birth September 26, 1951
Date of Death March 22, 2021

Private Memorial.

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John Robinson Jr.

Date of Birth December 1, 1962
Date of Death April 20, 2021

Viewing

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.  -  7:00 p.m.

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street

Biloxi, Mississippi

Face covering required

Maintain Social Distance

 

Graveside

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

Mean Cemetery 

Letohatchee, Alabama

John Robinson  Jr. was the second child of Sister Clarese and the late John Robinson Sr. He was born on December 1. 1962, and he attended Biloxi High School. He worked for six years at the Casino Magic as a chef. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Dr. A. A. Dickey. For the past twenty-seven years, Dr. Kenneth M. Davis served as John’s pastor. He is preceded in death by his father John Robinson Sr, his grandfathers, Archie Stewart and Tom Robinson;  his two grandmothers, Eula Mae Stewart and Annie Mae Robinson. Older sister, Annette Ash,  and a granddaughter, Delilah Thorton. Also, numerous important Aunts and Uncles.

 

He leaves to cherish a daughter Drema Thorton and two grandchildren, Troy Thorton and Xanae Mcghee. He also leaves his devoted mother, Clarese Robinson of Biloxi, Mississippi, two brothers, Chis Robinson of Gainesville, Florida, and Joseph Robinson of Biloxi, MS. A host of beloved family, including Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

 

John Robinson Jr. will truly be missed. He always knew how to put a smile on your face with a simple joke or saying to make you feel at ease. He was famously known for his nickname “John Boy” and could be seen smiling ear to ear if you called this name out to him. He will be cherished by his family and friends.

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Scharlottie Ann Smallman

Date of Birth December 1, 1961
Date of Death March 14, 2021

Viewing

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Funeral | 2:00 p.m.

St. Paul United Methodist Church

696 Dr. Martin Luther King Ave.

Biloxi, Mississippi

 

Family and Friends can view the service on Facebook Live via St. Paul United Methodist Church

Masks are required and everyone will maintain the social distance quidelines.

Scharlottie Ann Smallman, affectionately known as Lottie or Feather, was born December 1, 1961, in Biloxi, MS. to Jimmie R. Smallman and George Woods. Lottie attended Ruby Green Kindergarten and Biloxi Public Schools.

Following her beloved grandmother Ruth Smallman's death, Lottie moved to Philadelphia, PA, with her aunt and uncle at the tender age of six. Scharlottie attended school in Philadelphia at John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary and E. Washington Rhodes Middle School. She attended University City High School and continued her education at Mansfield College in Upstate, Pennsylvania.

Lottie married Edward J. Droughn III in 1985. Lottie and Eddie had two children; Jessica D. Jackson and Edward Droughn IV. Her employment opportunities would include receptionist, bank teller, and AIG as a claims adjuster.


She enjoyed music, theatre, and reading as hobbies. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Devereux United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was an intricate part of the music ministry.


Sharlottie was preceded in death by her father, George Woods; her maternal grandparents, Cecil Smallman and Ruth Stephens Smallman; great aunt, Ruby Stephens Spillers; and a nephew, Desmond Smallman.


She leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter, Jessica E. Droughn Jackson(Keniesha Jackson); son, Edward J. Droughn IV, both of Philadelphia, PA. Her mother, Jimmy Ruth Smallman of Gulfport, MS. sisters; Monica J. Smallman, of Philadelphia, PA and April Barton of Brockton, MA; brother, Benjamin Nolan III of Boston, MA; beloved granddaughter, Skylar Jackson of Philadelphia, PA; aunts; Clarise Nolan, of Philadelphia, PA, Delores Smallman of Gautier, MS and Sheila Smallman of Mobile, AL; uncle; Caesar Smallman of Gautier, MS; devoted cousin; Stevonne Murdock Doughty of D’Iberville, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Samuel Woodrow Jeffords

Date of Birth August 17, 1962
Date of Death March 9, 2021

Visitation

Thursday March 25th | 10am - 11:45am

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home

Biloxi,MS

Sam will then be transferred to the Biloxi National Cemtery for Graveside Service with military honors.

Samuel Woodrow Jeffords was born August 17, 1962 in Mobile AL. He passed away in his home in Moss Point MS on March 9, 2021. Sam was preceded in death by his mother,  Allie Mae Dunn and father, Leo Eugene Jeffords.

He will be lovingly remembered by brothers.  Frank Lloyd of Slidell,LA, Thomas Earl Jeffords of Biloxi,MS, Kevin Curley Davis of Jay,FL, and surviving sisters, Dorothy Ellen Baker of Rome,GA, Patricia Ann King of Paris,TN, Patsy Lloyd Kirkland of Pace,FL, and Joanie Bishop of Galveston,TX. His children and their spouses Stephanie Marie Butler of Millbrook,AL married to Kellen Michael Duryea, Thomas Wayne Jeffords of Tampa,FL married to Kaitlin Jeffords, Jo Anna Mae Jeffords of Phenix City,AL married to Steve Zorn. His grandchildren, Trenton Delmar Butler, Jaden Elliott Harvey,Kason Robert Duryea,Fiona Rose Marie Zorn, Theodore Wade Jeffords as well as many cousins and nieces and nephews.

Sam served the United States Marine Corp for six years. He has been working at the Gator Ranch in Moss Point,MS for years giving tours on the air boats. He loved to entertain people. He also loved to talk about the history of his Indian heritage and family. Sam was loved by many people.

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Edward Thomas Henderson

Date of Birth April 7, 1944
Date of Death March 7, 2021

Arrangements

Graveside Memorial 

Monday, March 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Avenue

Biloxi, Mississippi

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Stanley George Toney

Date of Birth July 5, 1953
Date of Death February 27, 2021

Private Military Burial.

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Wayne Humphrey

Date of Birth December 30, 1970
Date of Death February 28, 2021

Viewing

Saturday March 13, 2021

9 am to 11 am

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street 

Biloxi, Mississippi

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m.

Interment

Biloxi City Cemetery

 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, these guidelines will be strictly enforced. Face masks will be required. Maintain social distance.

 

Respectfully, please enter, pay your respects, and exit the building. There will be no fellowshipping with the family. 

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Michael Green

Date of Birth February 11, 1962
Date of Death February 21, 2021

Private Memorial at a later time.

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Reginald Michael Johnson

Date of Birth January 27, 1972
Date of Death January 15, 2021

Private Memorial

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Barbara Ann Binns

Date of Birth February 13, 1951
Date of Death January 16, 2021

Visitation

January 23, 2021

9:00 a. m. - 11:00 a . m.

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street

Biloxi, Mississippi  39530

Funeral 11:00 a. m.

 

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all CDC guidelines will be strictly enforced.

Face masks will be required. Maintain social distance. During the visitation, respectfully enter, pay your respects, and exit the funeral home. There will be no fellowshipping with the family. These guidelines keep our family and staff safe.

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Bannon Canty

Date of Birth January 5, 1971
Date of Death January 11, 2021

Private Memorial.

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Sgt. Luther C. Cooper

Date of Birth August 15, 1932
Date of Death January 1, 2021


11:00 a.m.
Biloxi National Cemetery
400 Veterans Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530

Sgt. L.C. Cooper, a Korean and Vietnam Veteran, was from Purvis, Mississippi.   He was retired from the United States Army Special Forces.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of over 35 years, Sonia Cooper,  brother Orea Cooper of Kentwood, Louisiana, children, Nancy Elizabeth Cooper Porter of Kingsland, Georgia; Luther Melton Cooper of Port Arthur, Texas;  Michael Lee Cooper of Apple Valley, California; Jerry Duane Cooper of Gulfport, Mississippi; Larry Cotner Cooper of Nederland, Texas; Jon David Cooper, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; and Lewis Edward Cooper of Norcross, Georgia. He had fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

L.C. loved his family very much... He spent his whole life caring for his children and his family and their children.

He was always trying to make sure that his family never went without.  He was very devoted to his faith in God.

 

We truly loved him, and he will be dearly missed by all.

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Paula Bengochea

Date of Birth March 4, 1951
Date of Death December 13, 2020

Private Memorial. Immediate Family Only.

December 17, 2020

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

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Adrian Orlandes Walker

Adrian Orlandes Walker was born in Los Angeles, CA to Tracey O and Judy A Walker.


He graduated from Biloxi high school and attended Copiah Lincoln junior college at the time of his death Adrian was employed at  Amazon through Surge Staffing in Louisville Kentucky.


He was a member of the new Bethel Baptist Church Biloxi Dr. Kenneth E. Hollins pastor.


He  was preceded in death by a Daughter, baby Amyah Janae Walker, his maternal grand mother Jean Smallman and paternal grandmother Sadie Mckenzie.


He leaves to cherish fond memories his parents Judy and Michael Jackson, his love Montanna Cecil and her son Maron Collins Louisville Kentucky, a sister Arnessa P Smallman, his grandparents Ceasar R. Smallman and Angela Burney-Smallman Riley North Carolina, A host of Uncle’s, Aunts cousins, relatives and friends.

Date of Birth June 2, 1992
Date of Death November 19, 2020

Visitation
November 28, 2020 |10 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.
New Destiny Ministries
306 Main Street
Biloxi, Mississippi

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, all CDC guidelines will be strictly enforced.
Face masks will be required. Maintain social distance.

Respectfully, please enter, pay your respects, and exit the building.

There will be no fellowshipping with the family.

Graveside Service
November 28, 2020 | 1:00 p. m.
Biloxi City Cemetery 
(North of railroad tracks)
1166 Irish Hill Drive
Biloxi, Mississippi

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Mary Lou Mullen

Date of Birth February 2, 1929
Date of Death November 16, 2020

Private Memorial

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Robert Wayne Goudy

Date of Birth March 2, 1960
Date of Death November 2, 2020

Private Memorial

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Steven Joseph Moran

Date of Birth April 5, 1957
Date of Death September 23, 2020

Steven Joseph Moran was born in Gulfport on April 5, 1957 and was a life long resident. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph P. Moran and mother Dorothy Ivy Moran. He left this world too soon and will be missed by his brother, Glenn E. Moran, his sister-in-law Susie Moran as well as his nephews, nieces and friends.

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Frederick Charles Keller, 83

Date of Birth June 2, 1937
Date of Death September 22, 2020

Long Beach MS

Private Memorial

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Bertha Lillie Joseph McClain

Date of Birth May 13, 1946
Date of Death August 15, 2020

Mrs. Bertha Lillie Joseph McClain 74, of Vancleave, MS passed peacefully on August 15, 2020 surrounded by her devoted son Leo McClain, Jr.

Lifelong resident of Vancleave, MS. Attended E. H. Keys High School. Member of the A.O.H. Church of God until illness. Worked for the four prominent doctors in the Ocean Springs community. Her joy and peace was the love of family especially her mother, she was her caregiver until the day she passed.

 

Bertha Lillie was one of 12 born to Lillie Mae and Sidney Joseph Sr. of New Orleans, LA and was the proud mother of four children and 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Bertha Lillie is proceeded in death by her parents Lillie Mae and Sidney Sr., and 10 of her sisters and brothers. Ardell Gaddis, Carrie Belle Goff, Sidney Joseph II, Arthur Lee Joseph, Irvin Joseph, Marion Joseph, Phala Jones, Isaac “Big Time” Joseph, Earie Steele “Strawberry” Joseph, and Blancha Parker.

Bertha leaves to cherish her only surviving sibling, Isiah “Cauliflower” Joseph. Her four children; Sheila Joseph Rucker, LeArthur Joseph, Angela “Chic” McCorvey, and Leo McClain Jr. 5 grandchildren, Delray Antwan Johnson, Dominic Tevin Powe, Dominique Johnson, India Josettee Magee Joseph, and Keenen McCorvey. 5 great grandchildren, Khloe Tiara Powe(Tevin), Jahmari Johnson(Dominique), Laken Johnson(Delray), Blake Johnson(Delray), and Mikael Jacobi Antoine(India).

 

“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.” – Isaiah 57:1-2

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Blancha Mae Joseph Parker

Date of Birth August 17, 1950
Date of Death August 16, 2020

Mrs. Blancha Mae Joseph Parker 69, of Vancleave, MS passed peacefully on August 16, 2020.

Lifelong resident of Vancleave, MS. Graduated E.H. Keys High School. Married Vince Parker after high school graduation. Member of the A.O.H. Church of God and hold the choir and secretary position. Worked at the American Printing Company in Ocean Springs for 15 years, Salvation Army for 5 years, and the Ocean Springs Hospital Cafeteria for 10+years.

Blancha Mae was one of 12 born to Lillie Mae and Sidney Sr. of New Orleans, LA and was the proud mother of three children and 6 grandchildren.

Blancha Mae is proceeded in death by her parents Lillie Mae and Sidney Sr., and 10 of her sisters and brothers. Ardell Gaddis, Carrie Belle Goff, Sidney Joseph II, Arthur Lee Joseph, Irvin Joseph, Marion Joseph, Phala Jones, Isaac “Big Time” Joseph, Earie Steele “Strawberry” Joseph, and Bertha McClain.

Blancha leaves to cherish her only surviving sibling, Isaiah “Cauliflower” Joseph. Her 3 children; Sharron Parker Jackson, LaToya Parker, and Kimber Parker. 6 grandchildren, Darian & Breonna Jackson(Sharron), Jerren & Anthony Parker(LaToya), DaZiya & Dynasti Jackson(Kimber).  

 

 

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.”-Isaiah 41:10

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Lillie Mae Joseph

Date of Birth August 1, 1919
Date of Death August 10, 2020

 

Funeral

August 15, 2020 | 11 am

A.O.H Holiness Church

Vancleave, MS

Graveside | 12 noon

Cedar Grove Cemetery 

Vancleave, MS

 

(All persons must wear a mask or face covering due to COVID-19 guidelines)

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Harold T. Rice

Date of Birth September 6, 1959

Date of Death July 26, 2020

Private Memorial

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Betty Jean Alexander

Date of Birth October 17. 1948

Date of Death July 23, 2020

Private Memorial

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Marie Antonio Isaacs

Date of Birth January 17, 1933

Date of Death July 22, 2020

Marie Antonio Isaacs passed away on July 22, 2020 at Oschner Hospital in Kenner, LA at the age of 87.  She was one of thirteen children; Edgar, Isiah, Albert, Alvin, Walter, John, James, Harry, Joseph, Oscar Jr., Evelyn, and Lillie.  She was a native of Taft. LA.  She later moved to New Orleans, LA until her death.  She retired from the Royal Sonesta Hotel after 35 years.

Marie was the mother to Sam, Marguerite, and Patricia Isaacs.  She leaves to cherish her memories to all those that knew her and loved her best.  Her grandson Rodney Isaacs and seven grandchildren.  A host of niecs, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Graveside 

July 30, 2020 

Greenville Cemetery 

Taft, LA 

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Travis Lorenzo McClain, Jr.

Date of Birth June 13,1981

Date of Death July 20, 2020

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Edna Wright

Date of Birth April 6, 1934

Date of Death July 17, 2020

Private Memorial

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Mrs. Mary Buie

Date of Birth May 20, 1943

Date of Death July 3, 2020

Mrs. Mary Buie was born May 20, 1943 in Union Church, MS to the late Lumar and Maetrice Coleman.

    

Mary was a member of Macedonia MB church under the leadership of Rev. O. D. Evans until his departure. Mary was then under the leadership of Rev. L. C. Williams.  Mary was a faithful member until she moved to Jackson, MS. Mary accepted Christ as Lord and Savior of her life.

Mary was a God fearing woman that was always lending a helping hand to people in need.  Mary soon became known as (Granny) by a lot of friends and family.

On July 3, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center, she gave her earthly body to God so her soul could rest with her Heavenly Father and her Savior Jesus Christ.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Henry Buie, her son Glen Buie, her step son Marshall Buie, her granddaughter Victoria Stapleton and her brothers: Willie Lee and David Coleman and Sister Gladys Gray.

Mary memories will be cherished by her son, John (Diane) Buie of Jackson, MS two daughters: Mary Barnes and Ashley Buie of Jackson, MS. two step sons: Charles Washington of Union Church, MS, Melvin Washington of California, four sisters: Dorothy, Geneva & Curley of Saginaw, MI, Beatrice (Charles) of Bloomington, IL, two brothers Lumar (Dollce) of Shreveport, LA, Charles (Schwann) of Fayette MS, ten grandchildren, ten(step) great-grandchildren. A host of great grands, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Louis Ray Morrison

Date of Birth Jan. 20, 1961

Date of Death June 2, 2020

Private Service

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Kinzy Greenleaf, III

Date of Birth August 28,1972

Date of Death April 5, 2020

Funeral and Burial will be held in Harvey, IL

Final Arrangements entrusted to W W Holt Funeral Home Harvey, IL

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Howard Lee, Jr.

Date of Birth February 25, 1964

Date of Death May 31, 2020

Private Service

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Tony Nguyen

Date of Birth January 19, 1959

Date of Death June 1, 2020

Private Memorial Service | June 6, 2020

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

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Jamal Lydie

Date of Birth March 12, 1997

Date of Death May 7, 2020

Viewing will be  May 16, 2020

9:00 am to 11:00 a.m.

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street Biloxi,MS

 

Graveside Service 12:00 p.m.

Finley Cemetery

19424 Hwy 53

Gulfport, MS 39503

 

Due to the COVID-19 precautions there will be no more than 10 at a time entering and exiting the funeral home. Social distancing will be strictly enforced All persons must wear a mask. Please respect these guidelines to keep you and our staff safe.

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Annie Dillon Tillman

Date of Birth September 9, 1941

Date of Death April 9, 2020

 

Annie Dillon Tillman was the first born of the late Felo and Viola Washington Dillon on September 9, 1941 in Brookhaven, MS.  Being the first born of seven children, Annie united with the Greenwood Church in September 1947 at the age of six years old.  Accepting Christ April 1978, she continued to attend occasionally during college.  While in college, she attended Pearl Street AME in Jackson, MS.  After returning home, she continued with the choir, which she joined beginning in 1953.  In addition to the choir, Annie was a member of the Junior Mission, Singles Ministry, Mother Board, Program Committee Chairperson, Sunday School Teacher and Assistant Financial Secretary.  Annie’s secular activities included JSU Alumni, Anointed Praise Choir, Alexander High School Alumni, a Hospice Volunteer, and many educational organizations.

Annie’s education began at Pilgrim Rest Elementary School, Alexander High School at eighth grade and then graduated from Jackson State in 1962 and attended other Colleges and Universities, such as Alcorn A & M, University of Southern, William Carey College and Mississippi College.

Annie worked in the following School Systems, Lawrence County Schools, Lincoln County Schools, McComb Public Schools, Amite County Schools, Hazlehurst Public Schools, and finally Brookhaven Schools until retirement in 2004.  Her teaching career spanned 32 years and her motto in teaching was “be firm, be fair and be friendly”, and we believe she was all three.  She loved helping to prepare children for the future and it hurt her deeply when they refused to see that they needed an education.

March 11, 1966 Annie gave birth to her first child, Jeffery Monte Dillon and later in July 1970, Annie married George Tillman, and to this union two children were born, Kelvin Maurice Tillman and Erica Denene Tillman.  Preceding Annie in death, in addition to her parents, was one sister, Betty Jean Dillon, one sister-in-law, Mary Thrasher Dillon, one step-daughter, Stacy Tillman; one adopted son, Andrew Johnson; one nephew, Julian Dillon, maternal grandparents, Ernest Washington, Sr. and Dezzie Clark Washington Smith, step-maternal grandfather, Walter Smith, paternal grandparents, Felix and Annie Huff Dillon, and numerous other relatives.

She leaves to remember her, her children, Jeffery (Rachel) Dillon of Lexington Park, MD, K. Maurice (Treniesa) Tillman of LaPlace, LA, Erica Patton of Brookhaven, MS, and Keith (Kenya) Tillman of Corona, CA; four sisters, JoAnn (Alex) Robinson, Charlestine (Nathaniel) Waterman, Maxine (Donnie) Dillon all of Brookhaven, MS and Patricia Dillon of Denver, CO; one brother, Levi Dillon of Brookhaven, MS; nine grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one god-child, Darren White; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Annie loved her family and her church family and always wanted the best for them.  She wanted you all to know that she loved every one you.

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Jennifer Harges Westover

Date of Birth February 15, 1972

Date of Death March 27, 2020

Jennifer Harges Westover was born in Gulfport, Ms, on February 15, 1972, to Mrs. Elnora Harges and the late Nathan Harges.

 

Jennifer was a 1990 graduate of D'Iberville High School and later attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She was employed at Casino Magic Biloxi as a Marketing Representative for many years. She was also formerly employed by The Sun Herald, Hancock Bank, Family Dollar Store and Hobby Lobby.

In 2001, she was married to the late Michael E. Westover. She was a loving mother, sister, daughter and friend and a member of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where Dr. Kenneth M. Davis was her Pastor.

She was also preceded  by a sister, Linda Marie Millsap.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Janine (Ray) McIntyre and Jastinn “J.J.” Westover; her mother, Elnora Harges; sisters, Diann, Katrice, Janine and Sharon; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

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James Turner, Jr.

Date of Birth July 28,1960

Date of Death February 23, 2020

Funeral

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

Tabernacle M. B. Church

10587 Automall Parkway

D’Iberville, Mississippi

James Turner, Jr. was born July 28, 1960 to James Turner, Sr. and Marjorie Turner in Biloxi, MS. He was a 1978 graduate of D’Iberville High School. JR as he was affectionately called joined the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized under the leadership of the late Dr. A. A. Dickey. JR followed in the footsteps of his father and became a brick mason and cement finisher, in his younger years he enjoyed working alongside of his father. James joined the army and was honorably discharged after serving for 2 years. James has a smile that could light up any room, he was truly the life of the party. James loved his friends and family. In 1990 he met the love of his life Cassandra “Pinky” Austin, they were joined in matrimony on March 29, 1991. He was an excellent husband, father and provider for his family. He exemplified a true work ethic. James was made whole on Sunday, February 23, 2020 and told his family on Thursday February 20, 2020 that he was ready whenever God called him. 

 

James is preceded in death by his father and mother, a sister Darlene Turner, a brother Larry Turner, his in-laws Jessie and Lois Austin.

 

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife of 30 years Cassandra Turner, a son, Keath Austin, a daughter Keana (John) Kinnard, sisters, Patricia (Claudis) Johnson, Cynthia Turner, Ganece Darden; aunts Mattie Watson and Henri Ola Rogers, uncles Alphonso Lewis Walton, Jessie Earvin Walton and Carl Turner, brother-in-law, Jessie (Shavon) Austin Jr., sister-in-law Cynthia (Howard) Stewart, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Richard Clark, Jr.

Date of Birth May 14,1964

Date of Death February 8, 2020

Private Memorial in Sacranento, CA at a later time.

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Carl Schmitz, III

Date of Birth March 1, 1951

Date of Death February 7, 2020

 

Private memorial

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Nerino Dosé

Date of Birth March 10, 1946

Date of Death January 1, 2020

 

Private memorial

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Eugene & Calsue Moody

Visitation 9 am 

Funeral 11 am

Funeral

January 26, 2020

11a.m.

Bethlehem Baptist Church

552 Magnolia Drive

Wiggins, MS 39577

Rev. Leonard Galloway, Pastor

 

Eugene Moody

October 29, 1955 - January 15, 2020​

Bethlehem Baptist Church

552 Magnolia Drive

Wiggins, MS 39577

Rev. Leonard Galloway, Pastor

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Linda White

53 of Long Beach, MS 

 

Private Memorial at a later time.

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Edward Pierce

Edward Pierce of Mize, MS

 

Private Memorial at a later time.

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James Calvin Williams, Jr.

March 3, 1956 - December 20, 2019

 

Family Hour & Visitation

January 2, 2020

Antioch Baptist Church

1100 John Street

Hattiesburg MS 39401 

Funeral at 1:00 p.m.

Burial will be January 3, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Biloxi National Cemetery

Biloxi, Mississippi

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Jaymie Ray-Lynn Riggs

April 15, 1962 - October 16,2019

 

Private Memorial

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Johnny Earl Washington

Feb. 29, 1965 - October 16,2019

 

Visitation Tuesday October 22, 2019

8 am to 10 am

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street

Biloxi, Mississippi

Funeral 10 am

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Dale Mar McKnight

Wilmore, Kentucky

May 21, 1958 - August 23, 2019

 

Private Memorial Service at a later time.

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Xavier Moore

Age 33 of Gulfport

December 28, 1985 - August 31, 2019

 

Private Memorial

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Corporal Stanley William Toney

July 5, 1953 - August 25, 2019

 

Private graveside service.

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David Josh Colwell

61 of Hopkinsville, KY

March 9, 1958 - July 3, 2019

 

Private memorial service at a later time

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David Josh Colwell

61 of Hopkinsville, KY

March 9, 1958 - July 3, 2019

 

Private memorial service at a later time

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Hoyt Simmons

57 of Saucier, MS

July 5, 1962 - July 5, 2019

Private memorial service at a later time.

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Duane Berteau

Duane F. Berteau, August 10, 1958 and passed away on May 8, 2019.  He is remembered for his generosity. He was good with his hands and known to help others at no cost.  He was preceded in death by mother, Louise Landry and father, Whitmel Berteau.  He is survived by a daughter, Whitney Berteau, stepson Brandon Windecker, brother and sister-in-law, Dean (Nonna) Berteau,  sister, Darnell Berteau, sister, Mary (Lee) Jackson, grandchildren, Christian, Alyssa, and Aiden, cousins, nephews, niece, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial service at a later date.

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Sis Gracie L. Pace

On the evening of July 15, 2018  God in His infinite wisdom whispered the name of Gracie Lee Pace to reward her with her Crown of Glory.

 

Gracie was born June 2, 1923, in Leakesville, MS to Ada Hays Parker and Henry Parker. Her parents, siblings, and two sons, George White and Raymond Jr. Pace preceded her in death.

 

Saucier, MS is where Gracie made her home for the majority of her life. She was dearly loved by her family and all of the community. Her home has alway bern open to many and she fed whoever was hungry.

 

Gracie leaves to cherish her memory: four daughters, Ernestine (Fred) Fleming, Lezetta White, Mary Hunter, and Louvenia Pace; one son, Melvin Pace; and Godson, Raymond Harris all of Saucier, MS: Twelve great-grandchildren, Chiquita Pace, Loutisha White, Raymond ( Kareen) Alada, Raymond Jr. Pace II, Candace Pace, Grachell (Chris) Watts, Veronica (Reggie) Shaw, Fred (Priscilla) Fleming, Toni, Jeremiah, Kim, and James; Eight great-grandchildren, Tori, JaNeisha, Tracy, De'Andre, Summer, Zyannah, Raylen and London as well as a host of other grands, great -grands, and great-great- grands; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service | July 21, 2018 | 11AM

Shiloh Baptist Church

17321 Biloxi Cutoff

Saucier, MS 39574

Rev. Van Bolden, Pastor

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Susan LaVern Turner

Arrangements

Visitation/Viewing, October 26, 2018

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Main Street Baptist Church

321 Main Street 

Biloxi, Mississippi

Dr. Luther Fairley Sr., Pastor

Visitation October 27, 2018

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Funeral 11 a.m.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

1313 Country Club Rd.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Rev. Arthur Siggers, Pastor

In lieu of flowers there will be a scholarship established:

Susan L. Turner Memorial Scholarship

National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. SWMU

C/0 Dr. Barbara Wright

2212 East 17th Avenue

Tampa FL 33605

The Life and Legacy of a Faithful Servant

 

“She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy”. (Proverbs 31:20, KJV)

 

Susan LaVern Turner, the oldest daughter of the late Mr. Willie R. Sr. and Mrs. Mayolia Turner, was born June 2, 1948, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (MS). She was the third oldest child of ten children. Early in her life, she professed faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church, by the late Reverend Elijah Jones in Hattiesburg, MS. She continued to grow in her faith and diligently sought to apply the principles she learned from the Holy Scriptures.

 

Susan was an accomplished mathematics educator with the ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement. She was a graduate of Levi Johns Rowan Senior High School, Hattiesburg, MS (1966) and received a Bachelor’s Degree from William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS (1969). Susan also achieved credits toward her Master’s Degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.

 

She moved to Biloxi, MS in 1970, to pursue her teaching career in mathematics at D’Iberville High School.  Susan held firm to a belief in “No Child Left Behind” and always tried to facilitate students’ learning in the area of mathematics.  She faithfully served students for 36 years, retiring in 2006.

 

She accomplished the following accolades during her stellar career:

  • Named Teacher of the Year at D’Iberville High School  (DHS)

  • Served as Chair of the Mathematics Department at DHS (1985-2006)

  • Named Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

  • Received a partnership grant to work with students in the Junior Leadership Council

  • Received a Leadership Award from the MS Department of Education, “Learn and Serve America” program

  • Served as advisor to D’Iberville High School Y-Teens of the YMCA and was recognized for outstanding leadership

  • “Bright Light Honoree”  of the International Association of Ministers’ Wives & Ministers’ Widows for service to the community and the MS Gulf Coast, especially to the elderly and children

  • Provided free after school tutoring

  • Provided any other service needed to help others in their endeavors

 

Susan was a true “Woman of God” who accepted Christ and knew without a doubt that she was saved.  She united with the Main Street Missionary Baptist Church of Biloxi, MS in 1970, under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Haynes, Sr.  Her religious affiliations and leadership skills were too numerous to name, but a few are listed here:

 

Main Street Baptist Church

  • Sunday School Superintendent

  • Senior Women’s Missionary Union (SWMU)

  • President of Pastor’s Aid Club

  • Member of the Sanctuary Choir

  • Director of Vacation Bible School

  • Director of all Easter & Christmas programs

  • Coordinator of Baccalaureate Service for graduates

  • Coordinator for the “Recognitions of Veterans Program”

  • Director of MSMBC, Twelve Basket Food Pantry

  • Coordinator of Martha’s Meals (delivered to the elderly & disabled every MWF at 12 noon)

 

National Baptist Convention of America, Inc./International 

  • Past President of Junior Women’s Auxiliary 1978-1984

  • Past President of Women’s Intermediate Auxiliary  (WIA) 1984 -1987

  • Instructor to the Junior Women:  National Baptist  Congress of Christian Workers

  • Member of the National Baptist Youth Scholarship Committee, 1986-2004

  • Program Chair, National Field Missionary Conference of MS, 2009-  2018

  • 2nd Vice President of the National Senior Women's Missionary Union, June 2014-

 

South MS Baptist State Convention

  • Past President of Junior Women

  • Past President of Women’s Intermediate Auxiliary

  • Past Secretary of Senior Women’s Missionary Union

 

Shiloh Missionary Baptist District Association

  • Past President of Junior Women & WIA’s

  • Program Director for Senior Women’s Missionary Union

  • Secretary-Treasurer: Shiloh District Youth Scholarship Committee, 2005- 2014

 

Public Motivational Speaker

  • Annual Women’s Day Celebrations

  • Women’s Conferences

  • Banquets

  • Workshops and Seminars

 

Susan had many skills that she used to serve others, namely:          

  • Long Distance Telephone Operator: Bell South Telephone Company, Hattiesburg, MS, 1967-1970 and summers 1970-1975

  • Mathematics instructor, D’Iberville High School ( Algebra I & II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus), 1970-2006

  • Adjunct Instructor in mathematics, MS Gulf Coast Community College (Jefferson Davis Campus)

  • Mathematics tutor, Sylvan Learning Center of Gulfport, MS

  • Volunteered as Secretary of Main Street Missionary Baptist Church 1985-2000

  • Free  After School Tutoring Program in mathematics ( K-12 and college level), Main Street Missionary Baptist Church, Biloxi, MS, 1975- 2018,

  • Director for New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Summer Enrichment Program of Biloxi, MS

  • Served as a Consultant and Mathematics Tutor, Jackson County Civic Action, America’s Promise

  • Served as Counselor for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)  May – September 2009

  • Activities Specialist, Jackson County Civic Action Committee, Inc.,

  • Harrison County Families First Resources Center, October 2009-June 2012

 

Her hobbies, interests and things she loved to do included:

  • Cooking, reading, shopping and sewing

  • Caring for the elderly, senior citizens and children

  • Organized & Founded:  a Walking Club  for Senior Citizens in 2007, “Walking With The Lord”  (Club members walk three days a week at the Donal Synder Gym, Biloxi, MS)

  • Caring for her nieces, nephews, and whomever needed her assistance

 

Susan had a genuine love for children and a compassionate heart for the elderly and senior citizens.  Her motto was: “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”. She lived her motto to the fullest and has gone on before us to receive her just reward.

 

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 , KJV)

 

Susan was preceded in death by her loving parents: Willie Rowe, Sr. (1986) and Mayolia Turner (1999); three brothers: Arthur Leon (1976) (Cora, 1994) Turner, Willie Rowe, Jr.  (2008) (Bertha) Turner, Bernard (2018) (Sherry) Turner; one niece: Stephanie Lynette Turner (1979) (Arthur and Cora’s daughter).

 

Her loving memory will forever be cherished by her  two sisters: Ramonia Irene Turner of Pensacola, FL and Stella Louise Turner of Gautier, MS.;  four brothers: Charles Edward Turner, Alfonzo Turner and Victor Ladell Turner, all of Hattiesburg, MS, and LTC (Ret.) Stanley David I (Shirley) Turner of Forestville, MD; sister-in-law: Bertha Turner of Hattiesburg, MS; aunts: Sarah Turner and Parlee Turner of Chicago, IL, Julia Turner of Horn Lake, MS, Lou (James) Hudson and Vera B. (Argel, deceased) Oatis of Memphis, TN, and Marie Murphy of Greenville, MS; uncle: Albert (Josie) Turner of Orland Hills, Il; nephews: Bernatsky Martez Boone, and Hashim Alfonzo Walker of Hattiesburg, MS, Antonio Terrell Turner of Mobile, AL, Stanley David II (Tonga) Turner of Upper Marlboro, MD , Pastor Sterling Devin (Lenneil) Turner of Washington, DC and Stuart Duane Turner of Forestville, MD; nieces: LaToya Ishman and Tyronda Monique Walker of Hattiesburg, MS, Stacy Yvette (Curtis) Key of Gulfport, MS and Desiree’ Deontrice Chatman of Biloxi, MS; great nieces and nephews, god children and a host of other relatives and life-long community, state, national and international friends.

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Rev. Alvin James Cook

Date of Birth - April 4, 1962

Date of Death - December 10, 2018

Visitation

Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

9:00 a.m.

Funeral

10:00 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Faith

288 Reynoir Street

Biloxi, MS 39530

Rev. Alvin J. Cook age 56, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018. He was born on April 4, 1962 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Willie L. Cook and Willie M. Anderson Cook.  Alvin graduated from Biloxi High School in 1979.  He was a lifelong servant of God following his pastor, Rev. Walter Simmons. Alvin grew up to love singing with the Emmanuel Gospel Singers with his brothers, Keith and Christopher.  He had one daughter.

 

Alvin enjoyed teaching about the love of God and mentoring youth to achieve. He enjoyed bowling as well as spending time with family and friends. He became a minister and after traveling with The Emmanuel Gospel Singers, he felt the call to build a church of his own.  In 1991, Emmanuel Baptist Church of Faith was founded.  He pastored there for twenty-eight years. Alvin taught his flock to give God their all and with the sure knowledge stated in Matthew 1:23 God with us.

 

He is preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Cook. He is survived by his father, Willie J. Cook; mother, Willie M. Anderson Cook;  three brothers, Keith, Craig, and Dexter Cook all of Biloxi; one sister, Belinda Cook of Biloxi; one daughter, Shamika Toney, and a host of loved ones.

 

Romans 8:38-39

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers. nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Rev. Willie Perkins, Jr.

Rev. Willie Perkins, Jr. was born on April 19, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to the late Willie and Mary Perkins.  Willie departed this life on December 10, 2018.

He graduated from Soldan High School in St. Louis, MO and upon graduation, he joined the United States Army. He later moved from St. Louis, MO to Jackson, MS.  During his stay in Jackson, Willie accepted his call to the ministry where he was licensed and ordained at the Cornerstone M. B. Church, Rev. P. J. Williams, Pastor. He later joined Grace Fellowship Baptist Church under Pastor Jerry Collier.

Willie leaves to mourn his wife, Nona Dickey-Perkins and a host of relatives and friends.

 

Memorial Service

December 19, 2018

11:00 am. - 1:00 p.m.

Free Will  M. B. Church

Ocean Springs, MS

Rev. Winfred Bivins, Pastor

Interment

Biloxi National Cemetery

Biloxi, MS

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Rev. Willie Perkins, Jr.

Rev. Willie Perkins, Jr. was born on April 19, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to the late Willie and Mary Perkins.  Willie departed this life on December 10, 2018.

He graduated from Soldan High School in St. Louis, MO and upon graduation, he joined the United States Army. He later moved from St. Louis, MO to Jackson, MS.  During his stay in Jackson, Willie accepted his call to the ministry where he was licensed and ordained at the Cornerstone M. B. Church, Rev. P. J. Williams, Pastor. He later joined Grace Fellowship Baptist Church under Pastor Jerry Collier.

Willie leaves to mourn his wife, Nona Dickey-Perkins and a host of relatives and friends.

 

Memorial Service

December 19, 2018

11:00 am. - 1:00 p.m.

Free Will  M. B. Church

Ocean Springs, MS

Rev. Winfred Bivins, Pastor

Interment

Biloxi National Cemetery

Biloxi, MS

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Brenda L. Straight

Sunrise February 7, 1956

Sunset March 5, 2019

Visitation

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 6 pm to 8 pm

New Light Baptist Church

5120 Burney Road

Vancleave, MS

 

Funeral

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Viewing | 9 am - 11 am

Funeral | 11 am

New  Light Family Life Center

5120 Burney Road

Vancleave, MS

Arrangements entrusted to Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home

Biloxi, MS

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Sis. Shirley Thurman

Sunrise March 4, 1947

Sunset  January 8, 2019

Visitation

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 5 pm - 8 pm

Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

255 Delauney Street

Biloxi, MS 39530

 

Funeral

Friday, January 18, 2019

Viewing | 9 am - 11 am

Funeral | 11 am

Tabernacle M. B. Church

10587 Automall Parkway

D'Iberville, MS 39540

 

Arrangements entrusted to Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home

Biloxi, MS

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Beatrice White

Sunrise October 25, 1923

Sunset March 10, 2019

Funeral

Monday, March 18, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.

AOH Church

Vancleave, MS

Interment

Cedar Grove Cemetery

Vancleave, MS

Arrangements entrusted to Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home.

Biloxi, MS

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Rev. Willie Perkins, Jr.
Rev. Willie Perkins, Jr.

Memorial Service December 19, 2018 11:00 am. - 1:00 p.m. Free Will  M. B. Church Ocean Springs, MS Rev. Winfred Bivins, Pastor Interment Biloxi National Cemetery Biloxi, MS

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Pastor Alvin James Cook
Pastor Alvin James Cook

Date of Birth - April 4, 1962 Date of Death - December 10, 2018 ​ Visitation Saturday Dec. 15, 2018 9:00 a.m. ​ Funeral 10:00 a.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church of Faith 288 Reynoir Street Biloxi, MS 39530

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Susan LaVern Turner
Susan LaVern Turner

Arrangements Visitation/Viewing, October 26, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Main Street Baptist Church 321 Main Street  Biloxi, Mississippi Dr. Luther Fairley Sr., Pastor ​ Visitation October 27, 2018 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral 11 a.m. Mt. Olive Baptist Church 1313 Country Club Rd. Hattiesburg, Mississippi Rev. Arthur Siggers, Pastor

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Sis. Gracie L. Pace
Sis. Gracie L. Pace

On the evening of July 15, 2018  God in His infinite wisdom whispered the name of Gracie Lee Pace to reward her with her Crown of Glory. Gracie was born June 2, 1923, in Leakesville, MS to Ada Hays Parker and Henry Parker. Her parents, siblings, and two sons, George White and Raymond Jr. Pace preceded her in death. Saucier, MS is where Gracie made her home for the majority of her life.

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Mr. Horace David "Woody" Haywood
Mr. Horace David "Woody" Haywood

Copy Address into browser to view video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0x3h1sa0s9l03a/WOODY.m4v?dl=0

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His funeral services will take place at 9:00am on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church in Lacombe La. He will reside in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, La.

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Florence D. Williams
Florence D. Williams
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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

March 24, 2018 Visitation 10 am - 11 am Funeral 11 am Morning Star Baptist Church 620 Lamarque Street Mandeville, Louisiana

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Master Simon Batiste, IV
Master Simon Batiste, IV

Funeral March 17, 2018 | 3p.m. Faith Bible Church Covington, LA Interment Wilson 1 Cemetery Covington, LA

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Mrs. Helen McDonald Fairley
Mrs. Helen McDonald Fairley

Visitation November 11, 2017 9 am to 10 am Main Street Baptist Church 321 Main Street Biloxi, MS 39530 Funeral at 10 am Interment Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Taylorsville, MS

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Michael Young
Michael Young

Age 63 of Lacombe, Louisiana Sunrise March 6, 1954 Sunset August 25, 2017 September 1, 2017 Visitation 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mass starts at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Lacombe, Louisiana

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Funeral Monday, October 24, 2016 Macedonia Baptist Church 1701 Dr. Jesse L. Trotter, Sr. Street Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Rev. John Robinson, Pastor Interment Evergreen Cemetery Gulfport, MS

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Visitation 10:00 a.m. Funeral 11:00 a.m. September 3, 2016 Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel 255 Delauney Street Biloxi, Mississippi 39530

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Mrs. Ruby L. Dickey
Mrs. Ruby L. Dickey

Arrangements Lie in state Wed August 17 12 pm to 4 pm at Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home 255 Delauney Street Biloxi, MS 39530 Visitation 5 pm to 8 pm at Tabernacle M. B. Church 10587 Automall Parkway D'Iberville, MS 39540 Funeral August 18 10:00 a.m. Tabernacle M. B. Church Interment Biloxi Cemetery Biloxi, MS 39530 Arrangements entrusted to Unity Funeral Home 4900 Main Street Moss Point, MS 39563

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Mrs. Corene Durr
Mrs. Corene Durr

Wake: July 28, 2016 6p.m.- 8p.m. Funeral: July 29, 2016 | 11a.m. Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church 4303 Tennessee Street Gulfport, MS 39501 Rev. Phillip McSwain, Pastor Officiant: Rev. Albert Parker Sr., Pastor Mt. Zion Baptist Church Hattiesburg, MS Interment Mt. Zion Ora Baptist Church Cemetery Collins, MS

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Marquesheo T. Odom
Marquesheo T. Odom

Funeral:July 9, 2016|11AM Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church 2457 Second Street Slidell, LA

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George E. Collins, Jr.
George E. Collins, Jr.

Sunrise January 18,1952 Sunset May 13, 2016 Graveside Service June 6, 2016 | 11:00 AM Biloxi National Cemetery Biloxi, MS

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Ms. Patricia Winston
Ms. Patricia Winston

Sunrise March 4, 1950 Sunset February 10, 2016 Visitation Friday night February 19, 2016 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Morning Star Baptist Church Mandeville, LA Visitation Saturday February 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:00N Funeral 12:00 noon Faith Bible Church Covington, LA Interment in Mandeville Cemetery Flowers are to be sent to Faith Bible Church.

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Ms. Pearl Anderson Webb
Ms. Pearl Anderson Webb

Visitation: February 16, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tabernacle M. B. Church D’Iberville, Mississippi Funeral: February 17, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. Tabernacle M. B. Church D’Iberville, Mississippi Interment Southern Memorial Park Biloxi, Mississippi

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Ms. Edith Brown
Ms. Edith Brown

Visitation - Friday January 29, 2016 from 6pm to 8 pm at Morning Star Baptist Church 620 Lamarque St., Mandeville, LA 70448 Celebration - Saturday January 30, 2016 at First Baptist Church 1895 Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 70448 at 11am. Electronic donations are accepted by logging on to www.samcen.org.

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Funeral will be December 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Greater Love Fellowship Baptist Church in Gulfport, MS. Viewing at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Picayune City Cemetery in Picayune, MS.

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Chief Petty Officer Robert Cage, Jr.
Chief Petty Officer Robert Cage, Jr.

Funeral 10:00 a.m. November 12, 2015 Tabernacle M. B. Church 10587 Automall Parkway D'Iberville, MS 39540 Dr. Kenneth M. Davis, Pastor ~ Officiating Interment Biloxi National Cemetery Biloxi, MS

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Brazil J. Casnave
Brazil J. Casnave

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 , 2:30 pm at: Glad Tidings Seventh Day Adventist Church 60451 Dixie Rd. Slidell, LA 70460

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Mr. Darryl Eugene Harrison
Mr. Darryl Eugene Harrison

June 13, 2015 Viewing 10 am to 11am Funeral 11 am Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church @ 62129 north 13th Street Slidell, La 70460

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Ella Buckley
Ella Buckley

May 18, 2015 Christian Love Church | Slidell, LA Vistation 5PM to 7PM Funeral set for 7PM There will be a private burial. Please see family for more information.

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Ms. Inez Gray
Ms. Inez Gray

Home Going Service The Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church 551 Division Street Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:00 a.m. Reverend Sherry Tillman Officiating Internment Magnolia Helping Hand Cemetery Houltonville, Louisiana 70447

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Mr. Alfred Gillum
Mr. Alfred Gillum

Age 77 Date of Birth July 9, 1937 Date of Death March 3, 2015 Visitation March 21, 2015 @ 10 to 11 am Funeral 11 a.m. Mt. Zion Association Hall Mandeville, LA Interment Helping Hand Cemetery Madisonville, LA

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Trent Martin
Trent Martin

March 13, 2015 Visitation 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mandeville, LA Interment in National Cemetery Slidell, LA

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Kenneth Wilson
Kenneth Wilson
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Donald Williams
Donald Williams
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Roy L. Thurman, III
Roy L. Thurman, III
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Charles Clark
Charles Clark
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Andrea Lindsey
Andrea Lindsey
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Bobbie M. Harris
Bobbie M. Harris
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Brenda Turner
Brenda Turner
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Britton Owens
Britton Owens
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Roosevelt Cherry
Roosevelt Cherry
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Cynthia Bridges
Cynthia Bridges
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Dr. Albert Dantzler
Dr. Albert Dantzler
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Eliza Dunning
Eliza Dunning
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John Jones
John Jones
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Roscoe Fairley
Roscoe Fairley
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