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Geraldine Spann

Jan 14, 1960 - Nov 06, 2023

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Brandon, MS

"Geraldine (Wash) Spann was born on January 14, 1960, in Brandon, Mississippi. She was the ninth child born to Sarah and Arthur Was who preceded in death. On Monday, November 6, 2023 while hospitalized, Geraldine \u0026quot;Dina Woman\u0026quot; transitioned peacefully. She is and will forever be in our hearts and with the Lord. Geraldine \u0026quot;Dina Woman\u0026quot; accepted Christ in her life at an early age as she attended Rock Star Missionary Baptist Church. Geraldine attended Brandon Hi...Read More

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Mark Stevenson Taylor

Mar 14, 1961 - Feb 25, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Mark Stevenson Taylor, age 62, of Brandon, Mississippi passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. A visitation for Mark will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Parkway Funeral Home & Parkway Memorial Cemetery, 1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157, followed by a celebration of life service at 2:00 PM.

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Dan Alvin Simmons

Mar 20, 1952 - Feb 14, 2024

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Brandon, MS

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” – Psalm 23 Dan Alvin Simmons, a devoted father and grandfather, a remarkable and loving brother and a steadfast uncle, departed this earth and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. He was the youngest boy of eight children. On his final days at the Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, he was surrounded by his friends and family who he adored more than anything else in the world. Dan was born March 20, 1952, to James Briggs Simmons and Carrie Simmons. At an early age, he joined G. Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late D.B. Barnes. As a teen, he loved spending time with his childhood friends and going fishing at the creek with his dad when time allowed. Dan was educated in Simpson County and attended Harper Vocational High School, graduating with the Class of 1969. While at Harper Vocational High School, Dan was a dedicated member of the marching band where he played drums, and was a member of the school choir. Dan worked for more than 25 combined years with Tyson Foods, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. and the Rankin County Hospital. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed relaxing with his family and friends. On Sundays, you would unequivocally find him at home eating his greens and neckbones, and cheering enthusiastically for his favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints. Dan possessed an extraordinary ability to connect with people. He had a magnetic personality that instantly made everyone feel welcomed. Never known for being shy or reserved, Dan radiated joy and laughter wherever he went. His vivacious spirit inspired those around him and brought immeasurable happiness to many. While living at the Brandon Nursing Home, Dan was so popular that they gave him the position of “hall monitor” to ensure the residents were moving appropriately through the building. He was proud to serve in this position and treated it with respect. If you did not know any better, you would think Dan ran the place. Dan was preceded in death by his father and mother; his brother, James Briggs Simmons, II; and sisters, Jessie Mae McDonald, Louise Reeves, Georgia B. Simmons, and Maxine Jones. Dan leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Jewel Parrott of Mendenhall, Mississippi; daughter, Kristen Davis (Landen) of Magee, Mississippi; grandsons, Lionel Davis, Jr., and Lionel Davis, III; sisters, Jennie Craft of Wilmington, North Carolina and Rachel Vaughn of St. Martinville, Louisana; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Frederic K. Leaf

Aug 23, 1928 - Feb 21, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Frederic K. Leaf, 95, of Brandon, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Private services will be held. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.baldwinleepearl.com for the Leaf family.

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Sara Touchstone McDonald

Jul 05, 1926 - Feb 22, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Sara Touchstone McDonald, 97, of Brandon, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. A graveside service only will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2024 at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian, Mississippi. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.baldwinleepearl.com for the Bradshaw family.

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Bobbiral "Bollie" Keys

Sep 02, 1956 - Feb 18, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Bobbiral \u0026quot;Bollie\u0026quot; Keys was born to the late Tom Keys and the late Dolister Scott Keys of Brandon, Mississippi. One sibling preceded her in death, Richard Scott. She leaves to mourn a sister-in-law, Thelma Scott; three brothers, Napoleon (Linda) Scott, Marilyn (Kenny) Walker, Mildred (Levon) Spann, Danny(Dorothy) Keys, Tom Beatrice Keys and Shirley K. Hobson, all of Brandon, Mississippi."

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Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Williams

Jul 20, 1947 - Feb 12, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Williams was born July 20, 1947, in Jackson, Mississippi to the late Mary Blanche Johnson and Vernon Jones. Carolyn received her early education in the Jackson Public School System and graduated in 1965 from Jim Hill High School. One highlight of her high school tenure was being a band majorette. In her earlier years Carolyn could still twirl a baton just like in high school days. Her other high school highlight was being introduced to the love of her life, Michael L. Williams Sr., by her best friend and neighbor Mary Ruth Haynes. On December 5, 1965, Carolyn married Michael Sr, and to this union three children were born: Michael Jr., Shannan (preceded in death) and Carol \u0026quot;Maria\u0026quot;. In 1969, she and Michael moved to Chicago, IL to begin a new life. Carolyn had many aspirations in her new life\u0027s journey and loved her family. She took pride in being a homemaker and making sure that the family was her first priority. Carolyn was loving and had a smile that welcomed people into her life. In the neighborhood she was loved like a second-mom to many. Carolyn never met a stranger and any person that visited her home was guaranteed to have a hot home-cooked meal. In 1982 Carolyn ventured into the workforce and was employed at Chicago State University until 1985 when the family returned to Jackson, MS. Upon returning to Jackson, she put her business acumen to use and worked at Unifirst Bank, Mississippi Flavors and ultimately Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology until she retired in 2004. Over the next 20 years, Carolyn would experience health challenges but continued to live her life to its fullest. She took time to travel and visit family; she loved supporting her grandchildren at their sports events. She enjoyed cooking, hosting family gatherings and welcomed all to the table. Carolyn was the ultimate caretaker because she was compassionate and caring. Her infectious laugh would light up a room. Carolyn loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. She was baptized at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church as a child. In later years, she was a practicing Catholic. As she continued her spiritual journey, she returned to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and was a faithful member until her death. Carolyn loved her church and her Pastor. You could spot Carolyn on any Sunday or church revival in her front row-end seat, singing, clapping, and praising God. Carolyn had a servant\u0027s heart. She was a children\u0027s Sunday School teacher because she knew the value of instilling God\u0027s promises at a young age. She served as the church clerk and on the hospitality committee until her health began to decline. On February 12, 2024, God opened the pearly gates and with out-stretched arms welcomed Carolyn home. She was met by her love: Michael Sr.; daughter: Shannan; parents: Vernon and Mary Blanche; brother: Lawrence \u0026quot;Blue\u0026quot;; sister: Deborah; grandson Deonta; in-laws: Charles and Mary Lou; nephew: Bennie Jr. Carolyn\u0027s amazing life will forever be cherished in the lives of her family and friends. She leaves to celebrate her life, her children: Michael L. Williams, Jr. and Carol \u0026quot;Maria\u0026quot; Walker; brothers: Robert Jones, Rick (Glynis) Smith, Dino Jones; sister: Gloria Calloway, Andrea (Jeff) Howell, Cherry Aliu; uncle: John\u0026quot;Uncle Brother\u0026quot; (Loretha) Jones; sisters-in-law: Charlene Cunningham, Lisa Gale Johnson; brothers-in-law: Walter Williams, Charlie Hill Williams; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, bonus daughter: Mary Johnson; bonus son: Angelo.Broadus; life-long friends: Mary Ruth Haynes (70\u0026#43; yrs) and Norma Jean Lewis (50\u0026#43; yrs); nieces and nephews that she loved as her own; a host of extended family, church family and friends."

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Peggie Jo Taylor

Aug 13, 1953 - Feb 11, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Ms. Peggie Jo Taylor was born on August 13, 1953 to Lemmie and Charlene Taylor. She was the third child of eight children. Both of her parents and one niece Kesha Taylor, preceded her in death. Peggie grew up in Rankin County, Mississippi and attended school at Carter High School. She continued her education at Jackson State University and received a Bachelor\u0027s degree in Accounting. After graduation, Peggy began her career as a certified accountant at the Mississippi Library Commission. She retired there after twenty-five years. Peggie was a born again believer in Jesus Christ. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church for numerous years. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, and Financial Secretary. Peggie had no children of her own, however, she loved, nurtured and supported all of her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. Her phone calls and prayers will greatly be missed. Peggie leaves to cherish her memory: four sisters, Carolyn Sparkman, Darlene Shoto, Debbie Flora and Shelia (Felix) Nance; three brothers, Claude Booker, Lemmie Taylor, Jr. and Gary (Carol) Taylor; a special nephew, Chris Shoto and a host of nieces and nephews whom she love dearly."

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Donnell Barnes

Jul 31, 1961 - Feb 11, 2024

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Brandon, MS

"Donnell Barnes was born July 31, 1961, in Collins, Mississippi. He was the second child of five children born to the late Mrs. Lena Mae Owens Barnes and Mr. E.L. Barnes, who preceded him in death. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ at Hopewell Baptist Church in Collins, Mississippi, and later became an honorary member at Lee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sandhill, Mississippi under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Dewayne Bloodsaw. He graduated from Collins High School and was a star basketball player. Donnell relocated to Jackson, Mississippi in the 80\u0027s and became gainfully employed at Watson Quality Ford in Jackson, Mississippi and later at Pisgah Partners of Sandhill, Mississippi. He was always found working in some capacity. He loved landscaping and made sure that his yard as well as the church grounds were always beautified. In addition, he loved lounging outdoors while listening to various genres of music and fishing. During this era in Donnell\u0027s life, he met the love of his life, Alice Lindsey. As a result of their courtship, he moved to Sandhill, Mississippi and obtained employment at Atlantic Dry Ice. Suddenly, Donnell\u0027s health began to decline after cardiac complications and he was unable to remain employed. The thirty-six year long relationship between Alice and Donnell resulted in a beautiful fairytale wedding on Donnell\u0027s birthday, July 31, 2022. It was approximately 3:37 AM in the morning on Sunday, February 11, 2024 when death angel came and knocked on the door of Donnell\u0027s heart and he transitioned at his earthly home from life to eternity. Donnell leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife, Alice Barnes; a bonus son Perry (Baronica) Gipson; one daughter, Sadie (Anthony) \u0026quot;Peanut\u0026quot; Barnes; two grandsons, Zachariah \u0026quot;Zac\u0026quot; Barnes and Chaseten \u0026quot;Levi\u0026quot; Harris; two sisters, Rosie Walker and Lakeisha Barnes; two brothers, Larry Barnes and Rex (Courtney) Barnes, all of Collins, Mississippi; a bonus mother-in-law, Johnnie Mae Shavers; three sisters-in-law Emma Jenkins and Mary \u0026quot;Bonnie\u0026quot; (William) Tellis and Viola Manning; four brothers-in-law, Timmy (Sandra) Horton, Eddie Horton, Randy (Shay) Horton and Earl Horton; one god mother lola \u0026quot;Granny D\u0026quot; Dowell; special cousins, Della Brumfield; and Christine Lindsey; his god-children, Tiffany Ashley \u0026quot;Tuttie\u0026quot; Collier, Twanna Taylor, Delwin (Cindy) Taylor, Brittany Dawson, Danny \u0026quot;Tate\u0026quot; Thompson, Ron and Felicia Jones and Darlene Lindsey; special friends, Richard Taylor, Michael Gross, Doug Irvin, Delion Evans, Lorenzo and Dwight Evans, Robert Earl Mapp, Allen Williams, Hilton Smith, Dennis Smith, Ryan Smith and Elijah Jones. His mother-in-law, Sadie Gipson, father-in-law Willie B. Horton, Sr., brothers-in-law, Ronald Walker and Willie B. Horton, Jr. and sister-in-law Retha Shavers all preceded him in death. Donnell will forever be remembered in the hearts of other family, friends and co-workers."

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Betty Ann Irby

Jan 18, 1939 - Feb 21, 2024

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Brandon, MS

Betty Ann Irby passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at her home in Brandon, Mississippi. She is survived by her children; Colebert Talmadge Irby Jr. (LeighAnn), Amanda Lynn Gates (Chris), Betty Carol Simpson (Bill), grandchildren; Cole Irby (Bailey), Leah Brooke Irby (Brayden), Casey Echols (Cody), Ian Gates, Evan Gates, Justin Simpson (Taylor), Maggie Simpson (Garrett), and her great grandchild, Riggs. A special heartfelt thank you to her loving caregivers, Lou Boykin and Brecken Harrell, who are more than caregivers but, a part of our family and will forever be, we love you both. She is also survived by her twin brother, Bobby Hall. Betty was born on January 18th, 1939 in Carthage, Mississippi. She was one of three children born to James Melvin and Annie Hall. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Colebert Talmadge Irby and her brother, Jim Hall. After graduating from Canton High School, Betty went to work at South Central Bell as a switchboard operator. She then worked at Canton Exchange Bank (Trustmark) for almost 50 years, where she not only made an impact in the company but, on the hearts of everyone in the community. Bettys kindness and sweet spirit touched the lives of everyone who knew her through the kind words she spoke, the wonderful meals she cooked, and the true love she and her husband had for one another. Never speaking a bad word about anyone and never going anywhere without holding grandaddy’s hand, you could feel nothing less than the true love of Jesus. From an early age, her children got to witness a great love that people often wait a lifetime to find and one that some may never get to experience at all. As a woman of true grace, lovingkindness, and elegance, she exhibited more than a servants heart; the true backbone of our family. Visitation will be Sunday, February 25th, 2024 from 2-4pm at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton, MS. Visitation will also be Monday, February 26th form 10-11am with services immediately following in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Brandon, MS. Burial will be at the church cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church or the American Stroke Association. We love you, mom. To to the family or in memory of Betty Ann Hall Irby, please

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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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