Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2002

Brenda Gail Green died today, Sept. 12, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 46.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Ms. Green was a member of Mount Calvary M.B. Church. She retired from the Vicksburg Warren Public Schools as a teacher assistant after 21 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham Green Sr. and Nellie Mae Turner Green; a brother, Herman F. Green; and her grandparents, Jim and Vinie Green and Joe and Hattie Turner.

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Survivors include one son, Michael L. Green of Vicksburg; one daughter, LaShannan R. Green of Vicksburg; four brothers, Abraham Green Jr., Donald L. Green and Joe L. Green, all of Vicksburg, and Sgt. Albert L. Green of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Yvonne G. Tillman of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Calvary M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.


Annie Mae Johnson died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, in Pontiac, Mich. She was 90.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Vicksburg and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Dolly Neal Russell.

She is survived by five sons, Charles Johnson of Dallas, Eddie Johnson of Pontiac, James Johnson of Los Angeles, Robert Johnson of Xenia, Ohio, and Tommy Johnson of Vallejo; two daughters, Virginia Davis and Margaret Williams, both of Vicksburg; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives including Bertha Williams, Henry Hayes, and Jackie Robinson, all of Vicksburg, and Dorothy Anderson of Denver.

Services and burial will be Friday in Pontiac under the direction of Cobb’s Funeral Home of Pontiac.

A memorial service will be in Vicksburg on Sept. 22; arrangements are incomplete.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Cobb’s Funeral Home, 151 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48441.


Kathy Lewis died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 41.

A Jackson native, Miss Lewis lived in Clinton and Pascagoula for a number of years and had been a Hermanville resident for the past six years. She was a member of Hermanville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, James C. Lewis.

She is survived by her mother, Willie Mae Maltby of Hermanville; a sister, Sandra Freeman of Hermanville; and four brothers, Jimmy Lee Lewis of Star, Richard Lewis of Hattiesburg, Robert Lewis of Lucedale and Steve Lewis of Phenix City, Ala.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Chapel in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.


Services for John W. McKenzie Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Zion M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Little Zion Cemetery.

Mr. McKenzie died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 68.

Mr. McKenzie was born in Edwards and retired from Vicksburg’s Anderson-Tully Company. He was a member of New Zion M.B. Church in Edwards and was a Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rueben McKenzie and Edith Green McKenzie; two sons, George McKenzie and Rueben McKenzie; and one daughter, Elizabeth Collins.

He is survived by his wife, Emma C. McKenzie of Vicksburg; one son, John W. McKenzie Jr. of Vicksburg; one daughter, Ann McKenzie Patterson of Vicksburg; one stepdaughter, Theresa Miles of Mansfield, Texas; one brother, A.C. McKenzie of Edwards; six sisters, Gladys Redford, Dorothy Burks and Beatrice Allen, all of Chicago, Mozella Flaggs of Vicksburg, Daisy Bishop of Edwards and Virginia Smith of Bogalusa, La.; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Jessie McKenzie of Edwards.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Azaline “Nap” Price died today, Sept. 12, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.

A homemaker, Mrs. Price was a member and on the mother board at Mount Carmel M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Price Sr.; her parents, Allen and Alice Neal; two brothers, Curley Neal and Ellis Neal; and two sons, Eugene Price and Bobby Price.

She is survived by four sons, James Lucas Price, Charles Price and Eddie Ray Price, all of Vicksburg, and Johnnie Lee Price of Chicago; three daughters, Azaline Price of Chicago, Brenda Price Taylor of New Orleans and Mary Lewis; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.