GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Henry "Hugh" Jackson, 84, of Greenville will be today at noon at Agape Storge Christian Center, Greenville. He died June 6, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.
Henry "Hugh" Jackson Jr. was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Rolling Fork, Miss., to Henry Jackson Sr. and Laura Hurron Jackson. Henry was educated in the Rolling Fork school system until his parents relocated to Greenville in 1922.
In 1946, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in World War II until 1948 and was given an honorable discharge.
In 1964, he married Bertha Ford Johnson. Although this union of marriage was not blessed with children of their own, they were blessed with many children whom they could call their own.
Henry was employed with Chicago Mill of Greenville for many years.
Mr. Jackson was a faithful member of Agape Storge Christian Center, under the leadership of Pastor Thomas Williams, until his health began to fail and he became homebound.
Henry Jackson departed this life on June 6, 2002, at 8 a.m. at his home.
His memories will be cherished by his wife of 38, years, Bertha Jackson; one cousin, Andrew Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; one great-nephew, Andre Burns of New York City; one great-niece, Laura Jackson of New York City; one sister-in-law, Rebecca Harrington of Belzoni; four brothers-in-law, Will Ford and Isodoe Jennings, both of Chicago, Luke Ford of New York City and James Ford of Louisville, Ky.; and two adopted sons, Tommie Lee Brown and Rodney (Callie) Suber, both of Greenville.
Henry had a wonderful healthcare team who cared for him with great compassion. They include his nurse, Angela Jackson; his caregiver, Inez Pinkins; and the staff of Genesis Hospice Care.
He also leaves his church family, the "Saints of Agape Storge Christian Center," who will miss him dearly.
The remains will lie in state at the church today from 11 a.m. to noon.
Pastor Thomas Paul Williams will officiate.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Nellie Lewis, 81, of Indianola are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died June 12, 2002, at her home.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Dan Richardson, 76, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Ararat MB Church, Greenville. He died June 9, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Garden, Greenville, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.
Survivors include four sons, Dan Richardson, Sherman Richardson, Barry Richardson and Micheal Richardson, all of Saginaw, Mich.; three daughters, Gail Richardson and Mary Henderson, both of Saginaw, Mich., and Barbara (Bennett) Groves of Greenville; and one devoted friend, Edith Henderson.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
The Rev. Billy D. Robinson will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Kelvin Dwayne Wright, 43, of Greenville died June 3, 2002, at his home. Arrangements were under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
Kelvin Dwayne Wright was born Dec. 2, 1958, in Greenville to Carrie Bell and Luther Wright Sr. His earthly life came to a close on June 3, 2002, at his home. He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Earl Wright.
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Kelvin D. Wright Jr. of Memphis; his mother, Carrie Bell Wright of Greenville; his father, Luther Wright Sr. of Greenville; three brothers, Luther Wright Jr. of Jackson, Ronnie Wright of Greenville and Bruce Wright of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Cora Wright (Larry) Mauzy of Phoenix, Ariz.; one special aunt, Johnny Mae (Leon) Green of Greenville; and a host of relatives and friends.
GRACE — Funeral arrangements for Virdell Gadison, 58, of Grace are pending at Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 27, 2002, in Laurenberg, N.C.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Virginia Griffin, 68, of Greenville will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Unity Church of God In Christ, Greenville. She died July 24, 2002, at Greenville Convalescent Home, Greenville. Burial will be in Unity Church of God In Christ Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Bea's Century Funeral Home, Greenville.
Survivors include five sisters, Joyce B. Rankins of Greenville, Mary B. Rushing of Clinton, Mabel (Billy) Sturdevant of Gary, Ind., and Esther (Willie) Wade and Micki B. Balfour, both of Chicago; two brothers, Dr. George A. (Trina) Banks of Silver Hill, Md., and Robert (Yvonne) Banks of Detroit; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bea's Century Funeral Home, Greenville. The body will lie in state at the church Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
Elder Samuel Foster will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Rosie Mae Harris, 57, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor MB Church, Hopedale. She died July 27, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
Rosie was born May 29, 1945, to the late James Williams Sr. and Jessie Williams in Hopedale. She was preceded in death by her father, James Williams Sr.; one brother, Melvin Williams; and one sister, Ruby Williams.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Johnnie Harris of Greenville; six children, Kenneth (Teresa) Williams, Tammy (Kenneth) Smith, Patrina (Micheal) Kingdom, Tiffany (Kendrick) Ledlow, Derrick Harris and Ebonie Harris, all of Greenville; one stepdaughter, Mogdalene Burnett of Greenville; her mother, Jessie Williams of Grace; eight sisters, Ellen Peoples and Betty (Charles) Flowers, both of Greenville, and Emma Williams, Tency Williams, Rolia (Thomas) Caldwell, Brenda Williams, Clementine Williams and Sarah Canada, all of Rolling Fork; three brothers, James (Ruthie Ann) Williams Jr., Ronald (Erma) Williams and Robert Canada, all of Rolling Fork; 13 grandchildren; one godmother; six godchildren; two aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godsisters, godbrothers and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Rev. Bruce Dorsey will officiate.
BLAINE — Funeral services for John Paul Henry, 74, of Blaine are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. He died July 30, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
LELAND — Funeral services for the Rev. Julius Joiner Sr., 74, of Leland will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter MB Church, Leland. He died July 26, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Wilmot, under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.
Rev. Joiner was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Joiner Bell; two sisters, Henrine Ratliff and Marie Atkins; and one brother, Willie Joiner Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 12 years, Mary Joiner; five daughters, Julia (David) Bell of California, Anna (Ewell) Thompson of Illinois, Alice Joiner Tillman of Cleveland, and Mary Joiner Gayden and Janice (Jerry) Caswell, both of Greenville; eight sons, Earnest Joiner, Johnny Joiner, Ronnie Joiner, McClinton Joiner and Julius (Cortney) Joiner Jr., all of Virginia, Michael (Iris) Joiner of Greenville, Willie (Ophelia) Joiner of Valley Park and Ledell Joiner of Japan; four sisters, Lucille (Edward) Martin and Christeen (Joe) Thompson, both of Illinois, and Juanita Jackson and Wardine Joiner, both of Michigan; three brothers, Roosevelt Henderson of Jackson, and James Joiner and Henry Joiner, both of Illinois; four stepchildren; 31 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The Rev. William Harvey will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Johnny K. Latham, 57, of Greenville, a security guard, will be today at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died of heart failure July 30, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.
Johnny was born June 6, 1945, at Chipley, Fla., to G.L. and Dorothy Latham. He moved to Greenville at an early age with his parents. He attended Greenville public schools and graduated from Greenville High School. He was employed with Day Detective Security Service. He was preceded in death by his father, G.L. "Lefty" Latham, in 1985. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Latham of Greenville; one son, Kenny Latham of Greenville; one daughter, Lisa Latham of Greenville; two sisters, Nadine (Wayne) Brasier of Greenville and Hortence Genua of Silver Springs, Md.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation was Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Rev. Ricky Peebles and the Rev. Patrick Sturgill will officiate.
SHAW — Funeral services for Montro Love, 69, of Shaw and formerly of Stringtown will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest MB Church, Greenville. He died July 29, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in Asia Cemetery, Stringtown, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mr. Montro Love was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Stringtown, Miss., to the late Butch Love and Florda Ezekiel. He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove MB Church. Later he moved to Shaw where he joined Mt. Tabor MB Church under the leadership of the late Rev. A.H. Howard. While living in Shaw, he married Bessie Lou Lewis in 1962. To this union, one child was born. He was preceded in death by his father, Butch Love; his mother, Florda Ezekiel; two brothers, L.D. Love and Ollie Love; and three sisters, Alice Pittman, Daisy Bailey and Josephine Grant.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Bessie Lou Love of Shaw; four daughters, Gloria Love of Joliet, Ill., Daphney Stewart and Lashabora (Lewis) Arrington, both of Shaw, and Frenchetta (Lawrence) Jones of Greenville; six sons, Charles Stewart of Woodbridge, Va., Walter Stewart of Newport News, Va., Edward Love and Melvin Johnson, both of Chicago, Dexter Davis of Greenville and Frederick Westmore of Indianola; four brothers, Zeb (Lilly) Love of Stringtown, Willie Love of Los Angeles, and Earl Williams and Charles Williams, both of Greenville; three sisters, Mitty (Wendell) Jones of Kansas City, Mo., Juanita Manuel of Natchez and Sadie Fowler of Greenville; one uncle, Robert Ezekiel of Greenville; one brother-in-law, Walter (Ann) Lewis Jr. of Chicago; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.
Pastor A.M. Hines is pastor of the church. The Rev. Allan Blake Sr. will officiate.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Edward Pointer, 13, of Indianola are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died July 30, 2002, at North Sunflower County Hospital, Ruleville.