March 15, 2007

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 15, 2007

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.

Rosalyn Coleman

Services for Rosalyn Coleman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph M.B. Church with Mitchell Dent, pastor of Mount Carmel Ministries, officiating. Burial will follow at the Banks Family Cemetery in Hermanville under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

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Visitation will be from 1 until 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Ministries and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at Triumph Church.

Miss Coleman died Friday, March 9, 2007, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Jackson. She was 18.

Her companion, John Michael Patrick of Clinton, also died in the accident.

A freshman at Tougaloo College, Miss Coleman was a graduate of Warren Central High School where she was a member of the Spanish Club, Choices, 4-H, Creme de la Creme Girls Club, Women’s Choir and Madrigals. She assisted with publicity for a number of musicals and was choir director for Mount Carmel Ministries.

She was a member of Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and Who’s Who Among American High School Scholars. She received awards for English, Spanish, geometry and physical science and served as a tutor for Vicksburg Family Development.

Miss Coleman is survived by her parents, Lt. Col. Rickey Coleman and Mary Banks-Coleman of Vicksburg; two brothers, Rickey Coleman Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and Rashadd Coleman of Vicksburg; her grandmothers, Marietta Thornton of Port Gibson and Mary Banks-Johnson of Hermanville; her grandfathers, Robert Johnson of Hermanville and John P. Eggleston of Port Gibson; and aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celestine Lindsey

ROLLING FORK – Celestine Lindsey died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. She was 82.

Mrs. Lindsey is survived by two sons, Joseph Thomas Jr. and Johnny Ferguson, both of Rolling Fork; one daughter, Latrice Nundra of Rolling Fork; two brothers, John D. Ferguson of Detroit and Al Ferguson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Lillie Snider of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with Pastor Frank Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Moon Lake Cemetery in Mayersville under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Katye Tindall Miles

Mrs. Katye Tindall Miles &#8220Miss Katye” died March 12, 2007, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss. She was 87.

Born in Coila, Miss., May 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Madison Tindall and Katie Hutchinson Tindall. She spent most of her adult life in Vicksburg, where she was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church for 36 years.

Mrs. Miles taught in the Preschool Division at Bowmar Baptist Church for 35 years and was a member of the Senior Adult Choir. In 2004, she moved to Cleveland, where she was a member of Yale Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leroy &#8220John” Miles; two children, Joe O’Dell Mims and Joan O’Nell Mims; two grandchildren, Bryan McNeer of Cleveland and Kathryn Lynn Buelow of Chicago; and three sisters.

She is survived by three daughters, Marjorie Mims Rucker and her husband, James, of Vicksburg, Johnnie Miles and Greg Zera of Schaumburg, Ill., and Roslyn Miles McNeer and her husband, Willie, of Cleveland who were her caregivers; one son, Robert Hale Miles and his wife, Brenda, of Forest; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Coila, Miss., Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight and Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to the Preschool Ministry at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Grandchildren will be pallbearers.

Virginia Taylor

GREENVILLE – Virginia Taylor died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 84.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by three sons, J.C. Taylor and Jerry Taylor, both of Chicago, and Samuel Taylor of San Antonio, Texas; four daughters, Ruby Taylor of Dallas, Nancy Taylor of Jackson, Minnie Taylor of Coopersburg, Pa., and Dorothy Taylor of Chicago; two sisters, Isabella Voss of Joliet, Ill., and Annie M. Robinson of Vidalia, La.; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Higher Dimension Church in Greenville with Pastor Howard Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow at Green Chapel Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Jamarra Washington

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Jamarra Washington died Monday, March 12, 2007, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was 37.

Ms. Washington was the daughter of Booker and Essie Washington.

She is survived by her husband, Kelvin Kennedy of Oklahoma; one son, Deonta Washington of Oklahoma; one daughter, Jshia Washington of Oklahoma; three brothers, Chris Lockridge and Larry Raymond, both of Vicksburg, and Toney Washington of Oklahoma; three sisters, LaShawn Washington and Danyiel Washington, both of Oklahoma, and Iris Neal of Vicksburg; grandparents, Ruby Washington of Vicksburg and Essie Pettis of Oklahoma; aunts, including Hester Lockridge of Vicksburg who reared her, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including members of the Daniels and Raymond families of Vicksburg.

Services will be Saturday in Oklahoma.

Arlean Williams

Arlean Williams died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 79.

Mrs. Williams was retired from the Vicksburg schools.

She is survived by three daughters, Beverly J. Esquilin of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sandra G. Miller of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Kimberly F. Fisher of Utica; one brother, Jerry Williams of Bovina; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Beverly Ford of Vicksburg and members of the Reddix, Mobley and Williams families.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Oak Ridge M.B. Church in Utica with the Rev. K.C. Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Theodore Roosevelt Williams

ANGUILLA – Theodore Roosevelt Williams died Monday, March 12, 2007, at his home in Anguilla. He was 75.

Mr. Williams is survived by seven sons, Undry Williams and Milton Williams, both of Rolling Fork, Ted Buck of Greenville, Marvin Williams of Inez, Texas, Rickey Williams of Indianapolis, Ind., Cornelious Williams of Horn Lake and Frederick Williams of Portland, Ore.; five daughters, Ella Johnson of Portland, Joyce Wearing of Rainbow, Fla., Patricia Williams of Hernando, Crystal Williams of Garland, Texas, and Deborah Williams of Cary; five brothers, John Williams, Mose Williams and Lawrence Williams, all of Chicago, Ellis Williams of Sacramento, Calif., and Louis Williams Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; four sisters, Dorothy McFarland and Doressa Lloyd, both of Hollandale, Ida Warfield of Panther Burn and Lillie Sutton of Anguilla; and 46 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with John Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cynthia Diana Cemetery in Anguilla under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be at the church Monday from noon until the service.