Katie Estelle Black

Published 10:11 am Friday, August 21, 2015

KOSCIUSKO — Katie Estelle Black, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at her home.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Jordan Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Chas Roland officiating.

Visitation is from 10 to11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Black attended Calvary Baptist Church in West Point for 40 years and Bovina Baptist Church for 10 years near Vicksburg.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Carley (John) of Vicksburg; sons, Gerald Black (Kim) of Ocean Springs and Billy Black (Emily) of West Point; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Janie Carpenter, Jessie Ramage and Elouise Hurta, all of Kosciusko; and caregivers, Florrie Edwards and Alice Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Gerald Black; brothers, Richard Melcher and Freddie Melcher; and sisters, Mildred Burden, Louise Lawrence, Betty Jean Simmons and Jimmie Nell McCool.

Pallbearers are Shane Carley, James “Doc” Carley, Gerald Black, Zach Carley, Jacob Carley, John Chaney, Neal Ramage, and Robert Black.

The family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers and all the employees of Advantage Hospice, especially Lynn Cheslek and Elmer Neilson.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.