April 8, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 10, 2006

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Mae West King.

Mae West King died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Covenant Nursing Home in Vicksburg. She was 70.

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Ms. King was a resident of Port Gibson and a member of Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson. She was a retired teacher’s aide in Claiborne County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. King and Myrtis Cameron.

Survivors include two sons, Darrell King of Port Gibson and Dennis King of Florissant, Mo.; two daughters, Beverly Lindsey of Greenville and Tanoa Claiborne of Port Gibson; three brothers, Michael King, Gregory King and Stevie King of Prentiss; three sisters, Tybra King Ford and Gwendolyn King, both of New Orleans, and Yvette King of Oakland, Ca.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Nelson presiding. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this evening at the chapel of Rollins Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Memorials may be sent via Internet to www.rollinsfuneralhome.com.

Teresa M. Sousa.

Teresa M. Sousa died Saturday, March 18, 2006 in Oakland, Calif. She was 44.

Mrs. Sousa was born Ruth McAneny in Staten Island, N.Y. Later in life she changed her name to Teresa in honor of St. Teresa of Avila. Although she lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area, settling in Oakland in 1989, she lived in Vicksburg in the late 1970s and attended Warren Central High School. She was a well-known massage therapist in the Oakland area, both in private practice and at the Piedmont Springs Spa. She had worked as a legal secretary in San Francisco. She attended Mills College and the National Holistic Institute. Passionate about animal rights and animal welfare, she volunteered much of her time helping animal rescue agencies, and was a strong supporter of the Humane Society.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Sousa, of Oakland; her father and stepmother, Colin and Danielle McAneny, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Jean McAneny of Albany, Calif., and Marjorie McAneny of Richmond, Calif.; one brother, Joseph McAneny of San Francisco; three nieces, several cousins and many friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Sunset View Mortuary in El Cerrito, Calif., had charge of arrangements.