Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 15, 2001

Jesse Nash died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 47.

Mr. Nash worked as a brick mason and retired from the Vicksburg Fire Department. He was a member of Ebeneezer Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Wright Nash of Vicksburg; three daughters, Keisha Montgomery and Shauntay Scott, both of Dallas, and Lindsay Nash of Vicksburg; a son, Michael Scott of Vicksburg; a stepson, Felix Wright of Hollandale; his mother, Winnie Nash Shorter of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Millie Murray; his grandmother, Mary Taylor of Vicksburg; a grandson and other relatives including the Nash, Williams, Lowe, Taylor, Smith, Galtney, Christian, Wright, Shorter, Johnson, Montgomery, Kennedy and Jones families.

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Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


Services for Sarah Scott will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Service with Alfred Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Scott was a member of Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Scott and Henry Spize; and a son, Stanley Spize.

She is survived by a son, Jerome Spize of Brandon; a daughter, Annette Scott-Moore of Vicksburg; a brother, Sylvester Bailey of Chicago; two sisters, Everlisa Northern and Velma Hill, both of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Betty McDaniels and the Davis, Valentine and Gray families, all of Vicksburg.


LORMAN Frank C. “Daddy” Washington died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his home in Lorman. He was 74.

Mr. Washington was a member of Tillman Chapel Church and Christian Aid. He was a Mason and veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ginless and Litha Washington; a sister, Iona Washington; and a brother, Elars Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Etta Washington of Lorman; three sons, Frank C. Washington Jr. of Thornton, Colo., James Watson of Chicago and Donald C. Washington of Tillman; six daughters, Mary Carroll Miller and Edith Caples, both of Vicksburg, Shirley Hedrick of New Orleans and Francis Washington, Dorethea Williams and Constrilla “Rachel” Washington-Wilson, all of Tillman; a brother, Mack L. Davis of Port Gibson; a sister, Juanita “Evonne” Andrews of Natchez; 38 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tillman Chapel Church with Walter Chambers officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Port Gibson and from noon Saturday until the service at the church.


Henrietta Thomas Willis died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Willis was a member of King David M.B. Church No. 1, St. Mary Elizabeth Chapter OES and Christian Home Society No. 14.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy Willis; her parents, Weatherly and Mary E. Thomas; and two brothers, Abe L. Thomas and Antonio Davis.

She is survived by a sister, Lucille Harris of Chicago; one nephew, Jerry Lee Harris of Chicago; two nieces, Ethel Franklin and Althea Thomas, both of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.