Leola Jackson Carey

Published 12:06 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

Services for Leola Jackson Carey will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel M.B. Church with Dr. Charles K. Chiplin officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the service.

Mrs. Carey died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was 94.

She retired from Mississippi Action for Progress and was a member of Mount Carmel M.B. Church.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carey; her parents, Rufus and Theresa Jackson; one sister, Thelma Wright; and a grandson, Jonathan Charles Ellis.

She is survived by a daughter, Janice Carey Ellis of Vicksburg; three nephews she reared as sons, Edward R. Robinson of Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland Wright of Fort Gordon, Ga., and Michael Wright of Fairburn, Ga.; one granddaughter; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Bobbie Yates and members of the Branch, Woods and Yates families.