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Sister Mary Fatima Starks

Longtime resident of Vicksburg, Sister Mary Fatima Starks, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Mobile, Ala.

A Sister of Mercy for 72 years, she was 90 years old.

Sister Fatima ministered in education as a teacher and principal at schools in Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Of her 60 years in active ministry, all but 3 years were spent serving the people of Mississippi.

Most recently, before moving in 2016 to Convent of Mercy in Mobile, she served as a volunteer at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School in Vicksburg.

The Funeral Mass for sister will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Mobile.

Burial will take place noon Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Riles Funeral Home is in charge of local services.