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Earsell Collier Sr

Oct 10, 1938 - Nov 20, 2023

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Brandon, MS

"Earsell Collier, Sr. was born on October 10, 1938, to the late Harvey \u0026amp; Bertha Collier in Brandon. Mississippi. He attended and graduated from Rankin County Schools. He accepted Christ at an early age at Mountain Ridge Methodist Church in Brandon, Mississippi. After moving to Gulfport, Mississippi, He united with Mercy Seat Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Rogers Tyler Sr, then St Mark United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev Beasley. He was a member of t...Read More

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Edna Lucille (Lamm) Pick

Nov 02, 1920 - Feb 03, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Edna Lucille (Lamm) Pick, age 103, of Brandon, Mississippi, transitioned to her heavenly Home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 3, 2024. She was proceeded in death by her husband of almost 30 years, Rev. Roy Dean Pick, in 1969; parents, William and Helen Lamm; and 7 younger siblings. Survivors include daughter, Twila Lichlyter (Otis) of Brandon, Mississippi, and son, Ron Pick (Debbie) of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren, Cyndi Lichlyter Wilson (Phil), Phillip Lichlyter (Lisa), Paul Lichlyter (Amy), and Robert Pick; 3 step grandchildren, Kim Coos, Brandon Coos, and Crystal Findley; seventeen great-grandchildren; 22 great, great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.Lucille Pick was born on November 2, 1920, on their farm just south of Alton, Kansas. She graduated high school in May 1939 and married Dean Pick at age 19 on April 28, 1940. After the war, he became a pastor, and they pastored Assembly of God churches in Strasberg, CO; Alma, NE; Lyons, NE; Sharon, KS; Pomona, KS; and Edna, KS. While living in Edna, Dean was diagnosed with advanced lymphatic lymphoma. In May 1969, they moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, and he passed away in mid-October. In the years after becoming a widow, she was employed doing clerical work in various offices but eventually started working for the State of Kansas Disability Determination Services, a branch of the Social Security Department. She worked there in a full-time capacity until her retirement in 1987, and part-time another 7 more years. She then moved to Mississippi to be near her daughter and their family in 1994.Lucille’s faith journey began as an 8-year-old at a Quaker church camp meeting near Alton, Kansas. While in high school, she rededicated her life to the Lord and was a member of Assembly of God churches from then on. For many years and up until her death, she was a member of Brandon Assembly of God.Over her lifetime, Lucille loved to travel, particularly to family events, regardless of how far away. She was a proud mother and grandma, a caring pastor’s wife, an efficient clerical worker, a women’s ministries leader, and, what particularly characterized her the last 25 years or so, a devout prayer warrior. When she started losing her mobility, she knew her greatest job was sitting in her recliner and praying.Lucille had several favorite Bible verses but the one she wanted on her gravestone is Psalm 91:2… “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.” She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but she is rejoicing with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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Mary E Dwire

Oct 10, 1942 - Feb 18, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Mary E Dwire, age 81, of Brandon, Mississippi passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Mary was born in Baton Rouge.

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Frances Ledet Noble

Aug 25, 1926 - Feb 15, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Frances Ledet Noble, 97, of Brandon, passed on February 15, 2024, at her home in Brandon, MS. She was born on August 25, 1926, in New Orleans, Louisiana and was the daughter of Henry and Jewel Ledet. She was a charter member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Frances is survived by two daughters, Diane Noble and Susan Jennings; son, Gary Noble (Lisa); grandchildren, Ashley Fife Davidson, Scott Fife (Brittany), Andy Jennings, Paige Noble Mitchell (Andrew), and Cade Noble; and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H Noble and sister, Rita Easley. A graveside service will be February 17, 2024, at 3:00pm in the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

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Samuel Walton Jayroe, Jr.

Nov 28, 1965 - Feb 11, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Samuel Walton “Sammy” Jayroe, Jr., 58, of Brandon, went home to Heaven on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Inurnment services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Memorial Gazebo of Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.

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Barbara June Hines Dumas

Jun 18, 1943 - Feb 13, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Barbara June Hines Dumas, 80, of Brandon, departed this life on February 13, 2024. Visitation will be at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison on Monday February 19, 2024, from 12:00pm until 1:00PM with a memorial service to follow in the chapel at 1:00pm. June was born on June 18, 1943, to U.B. Hines and Gertie Lee "Dot" Sullivan Hines. She graduated from Murrah High School and attended University of Southern Mississippi. She worked as a Administrative Assistant with EastGroup Properties. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson where she was active in the choir. She loved to play the piano. sing and eating Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. June is survived by daughters, Leslie Dumas, Shannon Dumas Newton (Chris), Elaine Dumas Schimpf (Chuck); grandchildren, MacKenzie Newton, Rhett Schimpf, Charley Schimpf, and brother, Fred Hines. She was preceded in death by parents and husband, Percy E. Dumas. The family is grateful for the care provided by Dr. Adele Thiel, Erica Jones, Arden Hospice, and the many friends and family members who prayed for her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Little Light House of Central Mississippi P.O. Box 13662 Jackson, MS 39236.

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Joan Hughes Hemby

Apr 21, 1944 - Feb 12, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Joan Hughes Hemby, age 79, of Brandon, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2024. Joan was born in Raleigh, Mississippi, and later moved to Jackson, Mississippi. She spent most of her life living in the Jackson area. She graduated from Forest Hill High School in 1962. Joan worked for 28 years for Baptist Hospital in the gift shop. She enjoyed spending time in her yard and cutting the grass. She took great pride in having a pristine yard and loved when her mother’s irises bloomed each year. She also was an avid reader and she loved listening to music, particularly gospel music. Her days were always brighter when she was spending time with her grandchildren. She attended First Baptist Church in Raymond, Mississippi, faithfully and, when she became homebound, she continued to faithfully watch all the services online. Joan is survived by her children David "Keith" Colyer (Tawesia), Joan "Karen" Williams (Rodney), Derrick “Kelly" Colyer (Dawn), and Joseph "Corey" Hemby; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her mother Mallie Inez Derrick, father James B Derrick, son Jay Christopher Colyer, one brother, and two sisters. A visitation for Joan will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A celebration of life will occur Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Lakewood Funeral Home. Joan will be laid to rest in Lakewood Memorial Park.

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Dale Hobson

Mar 13, 1954 - Feb 03, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Author Dale Hobson, \u0026quot;HOP\u0026quot; commenced his life\u0027s journey on March 13, 1954, and transitioned into eternity on February 03, 2024. He was the fourth child out of ten siblings by his parents\u0027 Mr. Earl Senior and Mrs. Pearl Hobson. He was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of ten while attending St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Author started Carter High School in the first grade, and he continued through the nine graded. He finished his education at Pearl High School, and after completion, he became a mechanic at Thompson One Stop. Hop then became an orderly at the Women\u0027s Hospital. Soon after, he became a truck driver for LSS. For some time, he worked as a ground keeper for Castlewood. His last job was a plumber. One of the places, he worked for was Richard Vaugh as a plumber. Hop was one of the greatest plumbers in the Rankin County area. He didn\u0027t care what time of the day or night even if it was cold, hot, raining, sleet or snow, a bad pipe was going to be fixed. He enjoyed fixing pipes, going fishing, working in puzzle books, and drinking coffee. In 1976, He married Marilyn Hobson. They were blessed with one child, Tina Marie D. Hobson. Preceding him in death are his parents Mr. Earl Senior (Pearl) Hobson; Marilyn Hobson; his mother-n-law Mrs. Ruth Childs; His brother Dwight (Cathy)Hobson; His two sisters Marie Hobson, and Annie Louise Ervin; and his niece Earlene King. Hop leaves to cherish his memories with his daughter Tina Marie Hobson of Flowood, MS; two granddaughters Tite\u0027Ara Gates of Memphis, TN and Kaniyha Robinson of Flowood, MS; Two sisters Alice Hobson and Brenda Hobson both of Flowood, MS; Five brothers Earl (Dean) Hobson of Jackson MS.; Michael Hobson of Jackson, MS; Fred (Karen) Hobson of Santonio, TX; Richard Hobson of Flowood, MS; Jeff (Bertha) Hobson of Jackson, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins."

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Willye Lyn Williams

Sep 28, 1929 - Jan 27, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Willye Lyn Williams was born on September 28, 1929 in Brandon (Fannin) Mississippi to the late Booker T. and Mary Ella Philip McDonald. She departed this earthly life for her eternal home on the 27th day of January 2024. As a child she joined and attended the family church with her parents which was Wesley Chapel CME Church where she learned that trusting and believing in the Lord was a key element to longevity which was proven in her 94 years of life. She also attended the one room schoolhouse in the Fannin community that taught her basic studies and how to choose between right and wrong. As a young lady she met the man that would become the love of her life Monroe Williams Jr. and in June of 1952 they were married and like many young couples in the south they knew they wanted something better out of life so they made their journey north in the early 60s and made Gary, IN their home. Through hard work and perseverance they lived a comfortable life and although they never had any children of their own they were still instrumental in the lives of others providing resources, wisdom and discipline to neighborhood kids. The two shared a beautiful life together that lasted 50 years until her beloved Monroe was called to eternal rest in 2002. Willye Lyn knew her way around the kitchen and worked in the food industry for many years which was another key to healthy living, those that went on before her are her loving husband Monroe Williams Jr., parents Booker T. and Mary Ella McDonald, one brother Eddie Lee Washington and two sisters. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her beloved sister Clementine Smith of Gary, IN, 3 brothers Rev. Melvin (Benita) Ervin of Brandon, MS, Eric (Yolanda) Ervin of Ridgeland, MS, and Edward Wallace of Brandon, MS. 3 nieces Isabella Ervin and Brianna Ervin of Brandon, MS and April Davis of San Francisco, CA, 1 nephew Johnathan Davis of Little Rock, AR, special cousin John (Edna) McDonald Sr. of Brandon, MS, godson Herman (Marjorie) Jackson of Merrillville, IN and many other relatives and friends."

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Cletus Robert Anderson

Apr 05, 1941 - Jan 28, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"On April 5, 1941, in Brandon, Mississippi, Ulos and Ida Lee Anderson welcomed their son, Cletus Robert Anderson. Cletus was the first child born to this union and from birth was taught the importance of God. As a child, he was a faithful member of Sylvarena M.B. Church. Cletus learned how to be a diligent worker by helping his father on the family farm. At age fifteen, while attending Carter High School, under the leadership of his Uncle, Cletus became the school\u0027s bus driver. One day at Carter High School, he spotted a young, beautiful girl, Helen Bibb, standing under a big oak tree. He told his Uncle that she would be his future wife. After completing his ninth grade year, Cletus decided he would start working full time to help support the family. Cletus attended Campbell College at night., and during the day, he was a painter. His first painting job was at the new Carter High School. He was such a talented painter that his boss told him to join the painters union. Because he was black, he was denied membership. He was told that he could probably join the union in Chicago, New York, or California, but not in Mississippi. He chose California because of the nice weather. At age nineteen, he moved to Los Angeles. His first job in California was at Inglewood Auto Body Shop. While working there, he attended the Auto Mechanic Institute for Painting. In 1962, he returned to Mississippi and, on September 16th, he married his high school sweetheart, Helen. They drove back to California to begin their life together. To this union, his two daughters, Lucretia and Kuzee, were born. Cletus had many jobs painting automobiles and as his skills grew, he moved on to aircrafts at Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas, and General Motors. At one point, he worked three jobs and regularly sent one of those paychecks home to his parents as he continued to support his younger siblings and helped pay for the family land. In 1964, Cletus opened his first business, Triple B Dry Cleaners. From here his desire for entrepreneurship exploded. Having a deep passion for music, Cletus was led to open his first record store, VIP Records, located in the heart of Los Angeles on 108th and Broadway. Over the years, he would open over 10 retail locations. He opened three wholesale locations: Robot Records, Magic Disc, and Music Merchandisers. He also founded two record labels: Magic Disc Records and Saturn Records, which was Ice-T\u0027s first label. Cletus had a knack for spotting talent and identifying hit records. Luminaries of the music industry regularly promoted their new music during \u0026quot;in-stores\u0026quot; at his record shops. Many award winning artists, like The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder, and James Brown, would stop by VIP to meet and greet their fans. Cletus was an early pioneer in marketing R\u0026amp;B music and set the foundation for the emergence of Rap Music on the West Coast and was the executive producer of the first rap record made on the West Coast. \u0026quot;For more information,\u0026quot; he often said, \u0026quot;Google Cletus Anderson Saturn Records.\u0026quot; His VIP Stores became legendary and was mentioned by Snoop Dogg on his record. Cletus paved the way for many of his siblings to move to California, and under his leadership, several became owners of a VIP Record store. Cletus retired from the music business in 2011, and in 2014, he and his loving wife Helen moved back to Brandon, Mississippi, where he returned to his first career as a painter and handyman. He continued working until his health failed. Cletus rededicated his life to Christ and joined his wife at Sweet Rest Church of Christ Holiness, (U.S.A.), by becoming a member. He leaves to cherish his memory and continue his legacy, his wife of 61 years, Helen Anderson; his daughters: Lucretia (Clemon, Sr.)Young; and Kuzee Anderson, both of Carson, CA; Grandchildren: Herbert A. Stevens IV, Helena A. Stevens, Kaira L. Gavin, Clemon E.Young, Jr., Kailey R. Gavin, all of Carson, CA; Great Granddaughters; Carson and Cali Stevens of Carson, California; Brothers: Kelvin Anderson, Sr., Ulos K. (Loretta) Anderson, Timothy Anderson; Sisters: Edith Stapleton, Sherlene Anderson, Princess Anderson, Frances (Roysland) Green, Leisa (Alvin) Buckhalter; Brothers-in-law: Jerry (Cheryl) Bibb, Perry (Minnie) Bibb, Willie Bibb; Sisters-in-law: Earline (Henry) Jenkins, Johnnie Anderson, Gloria Anderson, Emma Anderson, and his adorable granddog \u0026quot;Lucky\u0026quot; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends."

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Shelly Thornburg

Dec 08, 1967 - Jan 26, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Shelly is mourned by her husband of 22 years, Michael Thornburg; four children, Jeramii Martin, Jarvia Klipka, and Janine and Justin Thornburg; two brothers, John and Jeffrey Klipka; and seven nieces and nephews, as well as many other family members and friends. She is predeceased by her brother, Jim Klipka; her father, James Klipka; and her mother, Ursel Klipka (née McMurtry). Shelly grew up in the Denver, CO area, and attended Sheridan High School. After graduating in 1986, she attended Barnes Community College. In addition to being a mom to four children whom she loved, Shelly had several careers, including in mortgages for Vectra Bank, in accounting for Men\u0027s Warehouse, and eventually in 401k disbursements for Dyatech. Shelly enjoyed several years between careers as a stay-at-home mom - her children were always her top priority. Shelly had a special place in her heart for giant breed dogs. While living in Colorado, she and her family fostered St. Bernards for the Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue, in addition to adopting two of their own. Shelly and her family moved from Denver to Houston, and eventually to Brandon, MS, where Shelly loved the warm weather and cared for her garden. She was a great lover of Christmas decorations, and she and her husband went all-out each year to decorate their house, bringing holiday cheer to their entire neighborhood. In 2017, Shelly was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Over the course of the following year she went through chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation with the support of her husband, and of her mother-in-law, Judi Carey, who helped to care for Shelly while she recovered from surgery. She was declared \u0027in remission\u0027 in 2018 and was officially a breast cancer survivor. An avid knitter, Shelly gifted many friends and family members with baby blankets or afghans knitted by hand. All of her blankets were given as gifts - she refused to be paid for anything that she made for anyone. Shelly was a wonderful mom and wife, a great friend, and will be missed by everyone who knew her."

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