June 9, 2005
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2005
The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.
Laura Moore died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Hartford Nursing in Detroit. She was 94.
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A resident of Detroit, Mrs. Moore was a housewife and member of St. John Providence M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Moore Sr.; two brothers, Willie Watts and Harold Stewart; a sister, Rosie Allison; and her parents, James Watts and Nancy Suggs.
She is survived by three sons, Samuel Moore Jr. of Detroit, Kenneth Moore of Oakland, Calif., and Ralph Moore of Sacramento, Calif.; five sisters, Hester Watts and Martha Brown, both of Vicksburg, Alberta Jones and Artimese McCrary, both of Detroit, and Irene Cooper of Oakland; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at King David No. 2 M.B. Church with the Rev. Johnnie Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to World Missionary Evangelism, P.O. Box 660800, Dallas, TX 75266.
Estella Gordon Patterson
Estella Gordon Patterson died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 93.
Mrs. Patterson was a homemaker and member of Shiloh M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Isaac Patterson Jr., and her parents, Jerry and Cora Monroe Gordon.
She is survived by one son, George Patterson of Vicksburg; two daughters, Cora E. Jones of Vicksburg and Mary E. Copeland of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Rachel Bingham of Vicksburg; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Jason Cole Sherrill
Jason Cole Sherrill died Wednesday, June 8, 2005. He was 12.
Jason had attended Redwood Elementary, Warren Central Intermediate and Warren Central Junior High School, where he was a member of the band. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kevin Sherrill.
He is survived by his mother, Sandra Clark Sherrill; his brother, Justin Michael Sherrill; and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Matt Buckles officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday until the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Willie Washington died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. He was 84.
Mr. Washington was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe Washington and Dora Moore Washington; one sister; one brother; and a stepson, Victor Evans.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Washington of Vicksburg; one stepdaughter, Mary Joyce Evans of Vicksburg; three sons, Ernest Washington of Aurora, Ill., Jerry Dewayne Evans of Vicksburg and Willie Rankin of San Diego, Calif.; four stepsons, Rictor Evans, Donald Evans, Ronald Evans and John Evans, all of Vicksburg; three sisters, Beulah Mae Harris and Gladys Moore, both of Chicago, and Minnie Lee Brown of Anguilla; four brothers, Willie Moore and Amos Moore, both of Chicago, James Barnes of Saginaw, Mich., and Charles Moore of Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Joyce Evans and Vicki Robinson, both of Vicksburg.
Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Hazel Thompson White
LAKE PROVIDENCE – Hazel Thompson White died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Monroe. She was 96.
Mrs. White was a longtime resident of Lake Providence. She retired from BellSouth Telephone Co. after 32 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. “Red” White; her parents, C.F. and Maud McInnis Thompson; four brothers, Clarence White, Charles White, Tommy White and Otis White; and three sisters, Mattie DeVille, Wilma Bowman and Vesta Carlton.
Survivors include a sister, Bernice Wilks of Bastrop, La.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Claudia Rios and Katherine Bowers.
Services were at 11 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Lake Providence with Dr. Tom Wilks officiating. Burial followed at Lake Providence City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake Providence.
Mitchell Young Sr.
Services for Mitchell Young Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.
Visitation will be until 5 tonight at Robbins Funeral Home and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.
Mr. Young died Friday, June 3, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.
Mr. Young retired as a custodian from the Warren County Schools. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex Young and Annie Simmons Young; his wife, Josephine Johnson Young; one sister, Christine Dixon; a son, Mitchell Young Jr.; and a daughter, Mary Louise Carter.
He is survived by five sons, Gregory Young, Zachary Young, Willie Earl Young and Michael Young Sr., all of Vicksburg, and Elbert Young of Macon, Ga.; two daughters, Cariola Price and Margie Thambi, both of Vicksburg; seven stepdaughters, Delores Dixon of Washington, D.C., Annie Lee Giles of Overlook, Md., and Annie Ruth Johnson, Alice Johnson, Barbara Johnson Harris, Ruby Carson and Patricia Carson, all of Vicksburg; four stepsons, Sammie Lee Richardson and Sam Wilson, both of Overlook, and Gary Johnson and Calvin Johnson, both of Vicksburg; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including members of the Richardson, Claiborne and Edwards families.