Calvin Lloyd Sampson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 13, 2005

KANKAKEE, Ill. Calvin Lloyd Sampson, formerly of Vicksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home in Kankakee, Ill. He was 52.

Mr. Sampson was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Gibbs Sr.; his paternal grandparents, Mamie and Calvin Sampson; and one sister, Sarah Gibbs.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Sampson of Kankakee; two daughters, Asheera Sampson of Kankakee and Sha’Tonya Chambers of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Calvin Lloyd Sampson Jr. of Kankakee and Lloyd Cartlidge of Rolling Fork; his mother, Velma Turner of Vicksburg; four brothers, the Rev. Edmond Gibbs, David Gibbs, Richard Gibbs and Eugene Gibbs, all of Vicksburg; nine sisters, Beverly Carson, Dorothy Rhodes, Mamie Cook, Carol Hicks, and Vivian Butler, all of Vicksburg, Velma Gibbs of Dallas, Kathy Gibbs of Mesquite, Texas, Diane Lampkin of Chicago and Dorothy Pearson of Rolling Fork; his maternal grandmother, Elma Sampson of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Ruby Davis of Vicksburg.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6623 S. Stewart Ave., in Chicago and at noon Wednesday at Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church in Vicksburg. Burial will follow at Green Chapel Cemetery in Rolling Fork under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church under the direction of A.R. Leake Funeral Home in Chicago and from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.

David Talmadge Sellers

BAY ST. LOUIS David Talmadge Sellers died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at his home in Bay St. Louis. He was 65.

Mr. Sellers was retired from the Navy.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie D. Sellers, and his parents, Floyd Sellers and Lillian Lowery Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Lonnie Sellers of Bay St. Louis; two daughters, Sherry Hodges and Kelly Stone, both of Brandon; three sisters, Doris Haworth of Vicksburg, Joyce Pierce of Hattiesburg and Mary Louise Leslie of Rockport, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Collins City Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Collins from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday.

Rosezena Lewis Smith

EDWARDS Rosezena Lewis Smith died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 54.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school secretary and member of the choir. She was a graduate of Utica Junior College and worked as an accountant for more than 31 years.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Dotty S. Smith and a brother, Melvin Bishop.

She is survived by two sons, Thirley Lewis III of Edwards and Brian Smith of Bolton; her mother, Daisy Bishop-Smith of Edwards; her father, Lewis Smith Jr. of Jackson; three sisters, Darla Bishop of Edwards, Lorene Hulin of Raymond and Bessie Miller of Riverside, Calif.; nine brothers, Richard Bishop and Lamar Bishop, both of Edwards, Larry Bishop and Willie J. Anderson, both of Clinton, Michael Bishop of Jackson, Clyde Bishop of Dallas, Texas, Clarence Bishop of Miami, Fla., Denis Smith of Riverside, Calif., and Johnny Dixon of Ladue, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Mount Moriah Church Cemetery in Edwards with Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home of Jackson in charge. Visitation will be from 1 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.