Obituaries

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Adrian Orlandes Walker

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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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