September 18, 2002

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 18, 2002

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries for residents, former residents and residents’ immediate family members who resided elsewhere when notified by a family member or a funeral home. There is no charge for printing an obituary, but all are edited to meet the newspaper’s requirements.


Services for Annie Mae Johnson will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Morning Star Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1954 Sky Farm Ave.

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

Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. 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, Calif.; 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.


CHICAGO Valenia Sias Morris, a former Vicksburg resident, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home in Chicago. She was 80.

She was a retired clerk.

Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents, Viola B. Bankston and Henry Sias Sr.; her husband, John Morris; one son, Donald Morris; a sister, Thelma Jackson; and five brothers, Robert Bankston, Harry Bankston, Willie McRavin, Roosevelt Woods and Alvin Fields.

She is survived by two daughters, LaVern Morris and Linda Morris, both of Chicago; three sons, Marvin Morris, Greg Morris and Benard Morris, all of Chicago; three grandchildren; and other relatives, including the McRavin and Sias families of Vicksburg.

Services will be at noon Saturday at St. Columbanus Catholic Church, 331 E. 71st St. in Chicago, under the direction of A.A. Rayner and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will also be in Chicago.