July 7, 2007
Published 12:00 am Friday, July 6, 2007
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Kaleb Rashun Johnson
GLEN ALLAN – Services for Kaleb Rashun Johnson, 19-month-old son of Robert Brady III and Kenya Johnson, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Glen Allan. Burial will follow at Glen Allan Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.
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In addition to his parents, Kaleb is survived by two sisters, Makayla Ball of Chatham and Kaniya King of Mayersville; two brothers, Kenneth Johnson of Glen Allan and Cameron Brady of Mayersville; his grandparents, Mellida Johnson of Glen Allan, Robert and Ivory Brady, both of Chatham, and Kenneth and Elizabeth Smith, both of Greenville; his great-grandparents, Corine Smith of Glen Allan, Jerlene and Robert Brady, both of Chatham, and Gladys Watson of Greenville.
Lee Andrew Jones Jr.
LORMAN – Lee Andrew Jones Jr. died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 40.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Andrew and Clara Bell Morgan Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Lisha Jenkins-Jones of Lorman; a son, Lee Andrew Jones III of Jackson; two daughters, Murtis Jones of Lorman and Tomekia Jenkins of Port Gibson; his stepmother, Vivian Williams of Vicksburg; seven brothers, Frederick Jones and Tony Jones, both of Port Gibson, Kenny Ray Moore of Hattiesburg, and Patrick Jones, Herman Morgan, Kenneth Jones and Gregory Jones, all of Chicago; three sisters, Glinda Watson and Charisse Jones, both of Chicago, and Nedra Smith of Vicksburg; a stepsister, Dedria Williams of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the East Mount Olive M.B. Church in Red Lick with the Rev. Ray Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at McCaa Cemetery in Russum.
Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home and Monday at the church from noon until the service.
Mary Cecilia Phelps
NITTA YUMA – Mary Cecilia Phelps died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. She was 53.
Mrs. Phelps was a native of Yazoo City. She had lived in Nitta Yuma for the past 19 years. She was a member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Anguilla.
She was preceded in death by her father, Plear Harrell Granberry Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Vick Phelps III of Nitta Yuma; a son, Henry Vick Phelps IV of Nitta Yuma; her mother, Bernadine Cecilia Granberry of Yazoo City; two brothers, Harrell Granberry of Dallas and John Granberry of Yazoo City; and a sister, Patricia Ables of Yazoo City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City with the Rev. Jim O’Riordan officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service at the church. Rosary services will be at 8 tonight.
Pallbearers will be Mike Domin, Cooley Herman May, John Jacob Christopher Granberry, Adam Christopher Granberry, Samuel P. Granberry and Andrew Fullilove.
Honorary pallbearers will be F.M. Patty Jr., Woody Herman May, Thomas Bruton, Jonathon Fullilove, William Paul Maranto, Jack Casewillis, Kevin Patrick O’Sullivan, Robert Yerger, F.H. Jenne III, Larry Ludwig, Thomas Strickland and Jimmy Cheatham.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Albert Sweet Sr.
Memorial services for Albert Sweet Sr. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Parker officiating.
Mr. Sweet died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at his home. He was 78.
Mr. Sweet was of the Baptist faith. He retired from KLM Trucking and was a veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Emory Sweet; two sons, Dewayne Sweet and Donald Sweet; one daughter, Beverly Sweet O’Neal; and a granddaughter, Jasmine Sweet.
Survivors include four sons, Albert Sweet Jr., Jimmy Sweet and Albert Johnson, all of Vicksburg, and Michael Sweet of Jackson; two daughters, Dorothy Sweet Felix of Vicksburg and Patricia Sweet of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including the Gloria “BaBa” Mason family.
Ada Mae Tooma
Services for Ada Mae Tooma will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Samuel S. Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tooma was a member of Rose of Sharon Chapter of O.E.S., Heroines of Jericho Grand High Court and Brothers and Sisters of Zion Society. She served as Sunday school teacher and Missionary Society stewardess at Bethel A.M.E. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Tooma; her parents, Arthur Johnson and Rachel J. Parker; and four brothers, Riley Johnson, Melvin Johnson, Perkins Till and Arthur Johnson.
She is survived by six sisters, Willie Beatrice Plump of Vallejo, Calif., Myrtis Johnson of Jackson, Janie Fishback of Mount Clemons, Mich., Dorothy Downing of Oak Park, Ill., Katie Funches of Country Club Fields, Ill., and Martha Wilhoyte of Nashville; and other relatives.