Jan 10, 1950 - Dec 02, 2023
Bryon Marcus Raburn
May 29, 1987 - Feb 10, 2024
Bryon Marcus Raburn, a talented carpenter for Williamsburg Homes Services, bid farewell to this world on February 10, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of cherished memories. Born on May 29, 1987, in Memphis, TN, Bryon had an adventurous spirit and an indomitable charm that captivated all those who knew him.From a young age, Bryon displayed a passion for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that endured for over three decades. His dedication paid off when he recently completed his collection of these beloved characters. Among the four turtles, Michelangelo held a special place in Bryon's heart. He often regaled his friends with tales of his favorite hero's bravery and wit.Although Bryon once attended Northwest Community College, it was his work as a carpenter that truly defined him. Gifted with both skillful hands and an imaginative mind, he transformed pieces of wood into works of art. Through his craftsmanship, he brought joy to countless families who now live in homes filled with his handiwork.Beneath his charismatic exterior lay a complex personality. Bryon was always hungry for attention and reveled in being the center of any gathering. His infectious exuberance drew others to him like moths to a flame. While some might describe him as self-assured to the point of arrogance, his brilliance shone through every conversation. He adamantly proclaimed himself one of the sharpest minds around but perhaps lacked the wisdom to temper his words.Bryon's love for reading was evident in the vast range of books that adorned his shelves. From fiction to non-fiction, he devoured the written word with an insatiable curiosity. Music, too, was a constant companion in his life. The melodies of various genres resonated with his soul and accompanied him on all his adventures.Above all else, Bryon considered his proudest accomplishments to be his children. Jacob "Elijah" Barton, Celeste "Beau" Raburn, Michael Sweat, and Damien Raburn were the lights of his life, filling him with immeasurable joy and pride. His role as a loving father brought out a softer side of him that only those closest to him had the privilege of witnessing.Bryon leaves behind a strong support system that includes his dedicated wife Melanie (Welzbacher) Raburn, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Inseparable partners in both love and life, their bond was a beacon of unwavering commitment. Jennifer Johnson (Spencer), Bryon's beloved sister, also mourns the loss of her brother along with their parents Kathy Thomas Raburn and William Allen Raburn. As we reflect on Bryon's journey through life, let us remember him not only for his flamboyant personality but also for the imprints he left on our hearts. His infectious laughter, unwavering determination, and unyielding spirit will forever remain etched in our collective memory.In lieu of flowers or donations, Bryon would want us to cherish the memories created together and carry them forward into every aspect of our lives. Let us celebrate his legacy by living each day with the same fervor and zest for life that he embraced so wholeheartedly.As we bid farewell to this extraordinary soul who walked among us far too briefly, let us find solace in knowing that Bryon Marcus Raburn has now embarked on a new adventure beyond mortal boundaries. May he find peace and eternal happiness in the realm beyond as we hold onto the precious memories he leaves behind. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Horn Lake Animal Shelter, 6520 Center Street E, Horn Lake, MS 38637, or to the Tunica Humane Society at the link below.
Kristen Lee Raby
Mar 01, 1984 - Feb 16, 2024
Kristen Lee Raby, a loving and caring individual has bid farewell to this world on February16, 2024. She was born on March 1, 1984, in Memphis, TN, and journey reached its peaceful end in Southaven, MS. Kristen leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion that will forever echo in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.Kristen's life was filled with meaningful connections and cherished moments. She graduated from Southaven High School in 2004 and went on to touch the lives of many as she worked at Ambassador Bakery on Stateline Road in Southaven. Her dedication extended beyond her professional life as she wholeheartedly cared for her aunt Carolyn for two years.Her warm personality shone through every interaction, earning her a reputation for being loving, sweet, and remarkably caring. Kristen held a special bond with her family and took immense pride in her role as a mother to her sons, Landon and Brandon. Her love for her children was unparalleled, shaping some of her proudest accomplishments.In the realm of hobbies and interests, Kristen found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had an affinity for horses and dogs, finding solace in their loyal companionship. Dancing to music brought out the vibrancy within her soul, while playing with her niece Chloe added an extra sparkle to her days.Among the memories that will be treasured eternally is Kristen sharing "Be-bop" as her and her Daddy's song—a melody that encapsulates the bond they shared throughout the years. Her vivacious spirit resonated in every step she took and every heart she touched.Surrounded by love till the end, Kristen peacefully transitioned into eternity with family by her side. As we gather to honor and remember her life, visitation will take place at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home on February 24, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 PM. The final act of laying Kristen to rest will occur at Edmonson Cemetery at 3:15 PM on the same day.In Kristen's memory live her parents Denville "Levi" Raby and Kathy Campbell Raby, sons Landon and Brandon, sister Amanda Ragsdale, niece Khloe, paternal grandmother Thelma Raby, her loving fiancé Jeremy Brown, along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and relatives who were touched by her kindness.Kristen was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather J.W. Raby, maternal grandparents Richard and Ruth Campbell, and her aunt Carolyn Price.As we bid our final goodbyes to Kristen Lee Raby—a beacon of light extinguished too soon—let us carry forward the essence of her love and kindness in our own lives. May she rest in eternal peace amidst fields of serenity where memories linger like gentle whispers in the wind.
Johnny Kay Brown
Nov 09, 1949 - Feb 26, 2024
Johnny Kay Brown, a dedicated manager at a finance company for many years, has peacefully passed away at the age of 74. He was born on November 9, 1949, in Bruce, MS, and breathed his last breath on February 26, 2024, in Southaven, MS. Johnny served his country honorably in the Army Reserves for 20 years, showing his commitment and loyalty to his nation.Johnny will always be remembered for his love for fun-filled moments and cherished memories spent on the patio with his beloved wife Kathy. His admiration for his wife's gardening skills reflected his appreciation of life's simple yet beautiful aspects. It was well-known that Johnny excelled in the art of pool playing, boasting numerous trophies from victorious tournaments throughout his life - a testament to his competitive spirit and skill.He leaves behind a legacy of love and wonderful memories for his surviving family and friends to cherish deeply. He is survived by his devoted wife Kathleen (Vail) Brown, loving daughter Nanette, proud grandson Jonathan, supportive brothers Ray, Dean, Tommy, caring sisters Scottie, Teresa, Sheila, and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father R. B. Brown and mother Sara Neil (Ivy) Brown.The memories shared with Johnny are too vast to capture just one as each interaction with him brought joy and laughter to those around him. His passion for life was evident in the trip he took to Las Vegas with Kathy and in every moment he spent swimming in the pool he so dearly enjoyed.To honor the life of Johnny Kay Brown, visitation services will be held on March 11th, 2024 at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Southaven from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM followed by a touching Memorial Service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. These services aim to celebrate the remarkable journey of a man who touched hearts and souls throughout his life.Johnny's presence will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. May we find solace in our fond memories of him as we navigate through this difficult time with love and remembrance in our hearts. Johnny Kay Brown will forever remain alive in our thoughts and prayers as we carry forward the light he brought into each of our lives.
Jan 01, 1930 - Feb 27, 2024
In loving memory of Patricia Wilson. She was born Patricia Moore in the charming town of Oxford, MS. Throughout her life, she embodied the spirit of resilience and strength, earning her the reputation of being feisty yet small but mighty.Patricia's warm presence and unwavering determination touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her career as a courier was not just a job but a testament to her hard work and commitment to providing for her family.On February 27, 2024, in Southaven, MS, surrounded by her loving family, Patricia peacefully passed away, leaving behind cherished memories that will forever be treasured.She is survived by her son Eddie Metz (Carrie), daughters Charlotte Lee (James), and Pamela Traylor (Phil) as well as her beloved grandchildren Mandy Ruff (Tim), Brandy Vaughn (Craig), Olivia Ramsey (Drew), great-grandchildren Parker Ruff, Annie Ruff, Jameson Vaughn, Preston Vaughn, Easton Ramsey, and Emery Ramsey. Patricia's legacy of love and strength will live on through them. Among those mourning Patricia's loss is her brother Alex Moore, who will continue to hold her dear in his heart.Patricia is now reunited in heaven with her brothers Jimmy Moore and Dee Moore, sisters , Bessie Rayburn, Mary Morse, and Nellie Corrigan. Together they watch over their surviving loved ones with eternal presence.To know Patricia was to be touched by her kindness and unwavering spirit. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her but remembered with love and admiration for the legacy of resilience she leaves behind.May she rest in peace knowing that she was loved beyond measure and that her memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to share in her journey.
Thomas C. Thurman
Jun 04, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024
Thomas C. Thurman (Thom), age 78, passed away Sunday, February 18,2024 at his home in Southaven, MS surrounded by family. Thom was born June 4, 1945 in Finley, TN. He grew up in a Baptist minister’s home where he learned to love the Lord at an early age. He had a love for studying and teaching the word and held on to that faith until the end. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Thom worked for Sara Lee Foods for 36 years (King Cotton, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire divisions) Retiring from Sara Lee as the Director of CoPacked products. After retirement his knowledge for the food industry led him to start a food brokerage business entitled KT Foods, Int’l which he thoroughly enjoyed. Survivors include: His wife, of 37 years, Kimberly Thurman(Barrowman) 5 Children – Troy Thurman(Judi) Lacy Thurman (Fiancé Chris) Kyle Thurman, Lisa Kazempour, Darin Thurman and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. T.C. and Ali Mae(Shipley) Thurman and two brothers Randy and Billy Thurman. After a private service- Interment Fairview Cemetery- DyersburgCremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Thurman family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.
Anita Ann Lipsey
Dec 11, 1954 - Feb 19, 2024
In Memory of Anita Ann Lipsey Anita Ann Lipsey, age 69, resident of Southaven, Mississippi, departed this life on Monday morning February 19,2024 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. Anita was born December 11,1954 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Marlin Ray Davis and the late Dorothy Davis Jernigan. Ms. Lipsey is survived by her son, Ian Barber (Jodie) of Argyle, Texas; step-son, Drew Lipsey (Leticia) of Horn Lake, Mississippi; grandchildren: Abigail Barber, Brooklyn Barber, Rylee Barber, Hailey Barber, and Jackson Barber; one sister, Debbie Benball of Millington, Tennessee; and step grandchildren: Adrian Lipsey, Conner Lipsey; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ms. Lipsey was preceded in death by her brother Stephen Davis and step-son Greg Lipsey. Services for Ms. Lipsey are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Mary Lee Rhodes Stanford
May 30, 1937 - Feb 16, 2024
"Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch Mary Lee “Mimi” Rhodes Stanford, 86, of Southaven, MS, passed away on February, 16, 2024. There will be a private service held for the family. The interment will be at Bethlehem Church Cemetery in New Albany, MS. Mimi was born on May 30, 1937, in New Albany, MS. Mimi was a caring mother who loved her kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild more than anything. Her life revolved around the babies of the family and she never missed an event or an opportunity to support them. Mimi also loved gardening and her flowers in her garden. She enjoyed spending time reading, especially John Grisham. Mimi will be missed greatly by those who loved her. Mimi was preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Mae Rhodes and father, Loyce O’Dell. Mimi is survived by her daughters, Susan Brooks of Hernando, MS, and Cindy Stanford of Byhalia, MS; sons, Jeff Stanford of Southaven, MS, Brad Stanford of Byhalia, MS, and Michael Stanford of New Albany, MS; sister, Debbie Patterson of New Albany, MS; grandchildren, Ty Brooks, Taylor Brooks, Chelsea Stanford, Leah Morgan, Savannah Riles, Rhiannon Melton, Paige Stanford, Austin Means; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Online condolences may be made on her tribute wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com"
Virginia Len Hamilton Phillips
Sep 14, 1932 - Feb 22, 2024
"Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven Virginia Len Hamilton Phillips, 91, of Southaven, MS, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. A visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home (626 Star Landing Road East, Southaven, MS 38671) followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Forest Hill Home \u0026amp; Memorial Park - Midtown. John Woods will officiate the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Phillips graduated from Mississippi College in 1954 with a degree in Elementary Education. She did her post graduate work at Baptist Hospital’s School for Medical Records Librarians. Upon graduating from there, she worked as the associate director of the medical records department at University Hospital in Jackson, MS. As a Certified Medical Records Specialist, she later moved back to Memphis, TN, her hometown, and taught coursework to college and graduate students at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. While at MC, Mrs. Phillips sang in the MC Chorale Touring Choir, was the first president of MC’s Swannanoa Social Tribe, and met the love of her life, Harry V. Phillips, Jr. She loved her time at Mississippi College and continued to love and support the university for the rest of her life. Mrs. Phillips married Major Phillips in December of 1960, but was only blessed with 51?2 years of marriage before he was killed in Vietnam. Major Phillips was an Army Med Evac helicopter pilot and lost his life on a mission on which he had volunteered. However, the years they spent together, and the love they shared, was one of a kind. It was, and still is, an inspiration to all. They had 4 children in their brief time together, and Mrs. Philips raised the four of them on her own. She was employed by the Memphis Children’s Clinic for 29 years. Mrs. Phillips worked at the front desk, served as a bookkeeper, and finished her career as the Office Manager. She loved her jobs at MCC, made many lifelong friends, and provided above and beyond for her children. While growing up in Memphis, Mrs. Phillips became an accomplished pianist. Reading, however, was her favorite pastime. She was a voracious reader and read thousands of books throughout her lifetime. In her younger years, she loved to swim and play tennis. In her later years, she loved crocheting, doing her word search books, and watching golf, football, and Fox News on TV. Throughout her life, she always loved cooking and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Phillips was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church Memphis where she sang in the choir for many years. She also loved singing in the Broadway Baptist Church choir as well. She cherished the beautiful friendships she made from all of her church choir years. Mrs. Phillips loved attending the numerous activities of her grandchildren and great grandchildren alike. They, along with her children, were the joy of her life. Oma, as she was affectionately called, or Ava by some, passed down this gift of love for family to all of them. The lifelong memories she made with each of them will forever be treasured. Mrs. Phillips was a godly woman with a servant’s heart and a devout love for her Savior and His Word. She personified kindness and grace to everyone around her and instilled those values in her family. She was the epitome of strength and beauty. Her unshakeable faith was evidenced daily, no matter the circumstances. She lived her favorite verses for her entire life: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” — Proverbs 3:5-6 She is survived by her children, Teresa Len Phillips of Southaven, MS, Harry V. Phillips, III, M.D. (Robbie) of Southaven, Joseph F. H. Phillips of Olive Branch, MS, Jack P. K. Phillips (Denise) of Byram, MS, and a bonus daughter, Vernon Adele Tate of Ridgeland, MS; grandchildren, Gracie Stevenson (Tyler) of Germantown, TN, Rebecca Hajek (Blake) of Memphis, TN, Jamie Phillips of Kent, WA, Sarah Adison Phillips of San Francisco, CA, Christian Len Phillips of Springer, NM, and Jackson H. Phillips of Byram; great grandchildren, Olivia, Nora, and Roman Stevenson of Germantown, Anniston Hajek of Memphis, Gabby and Aurelia Phillips, both of Springer; and one sister, Margaret Ann Greer of Gaylord, MI; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Major Harry V. Phillips, Jr.; her parents, Joseph F. Hamilton, M.D. and Ruby Lynn Williams Hamilton; and one brother, Joseph F. Hamilton, Jr., M.D. Donations and memorials may be made to MC in Virginia H. Phillips’ honor. Checks may be mailed to: Mississippi College, Box 4005, Clinton, MS 39058 or donate online at https://www.mc.edu/offices/giving/ways-to-give. Expressions of condolences may be left on Mrs. Virginia Len Hamilton Phillips Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com."
Mar 01, 1979 - Feb 19, 2024
"Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Garrett Gavrock. Full obituary and service information to be posted as soon as possible."
Gregory Wallace Seek
Dec 15, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024
"Gregory Wallace Seek passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, in Southaven, MS, at the age of 74. Born on December 15, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was the cherished son of the late Wallace and Lavonne “Vonnie” Seek. Greg grew up alongside his siblings, Sandy Aalderks (Tim) and Mike Seek, and shared a special bond with half-brother Jim Leader. A proud graduate of Frayser High School, Greg furthered his education at State Tech. His professional life was marked by dedication and skill. He served as an electrician at Baptist Memorial Hospital for over twenty years and had a fulfilling career as a machinist with the Illinois Central/Canadian National Railroad, from which he retired.\u0026nbsp; Greg embarked on a journey of companionship and love, first marrying Kay Frances Roote on June 12, 1969, until her passing on March 4, 2014. He found love again and married Allene Stallings in January 2015, embracing a blended family with grace and love.\u0026nbsp; Family was the cornerstone of Greg’s life. He leaves behind his daughter Holly Smith (Tripp) and his grandchildren, whom he adored, Walt and Tate, who lovingly called him “GaGa.” Greg held a deep, genuine love for his entire family and wife Allene, along with many friends and relatives. His memory will forever be cherished. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kay Seek, and son, Jason Seek, Greg’s legacy is one of love and dedication. His Lutheran faith guided him through life, and his generous spirit was evident in his care for his family. Greg’s service in the United States Air Force was a testament to his patriotism and love for his country. His passion and enthusiasm for the history of aircraft and building competition-quality model planes set him apart. He found joy in a club dedicated to this craft, sharing his love and knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. Beyond the skies, Greg had many other interests, including his love for humor, old movies, especially the Three Stooges, and a timeless appreciation for classic country and ’50s and ’60s music.\u0026nbsp; A graveside funeral service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, February 24, at 1pm, where Greg will be laid to rest. The family invites those who knew and loved him to join in celebrating his life and legacy. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Dorris Smith Scholarship at Christ Methodist Day School or the National Air Force Museum in his memory would be appreciated, honoring his passion and service.\u0026nbsp; Greg’s approach to life included embracing each moment and savoring it. In everything he did, he was a testament to the beauty of living an unhurried life. Greg’s passion for his interests and love for his family showcased a life well-lived, not by the speed at which it moved but by the depth and richness of its movements. Let us carry forward his legacy by taking the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, fostering connections with those we hold dear, and finding joy in the pursuits that light up our hearts."