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Fannie E. Mallett

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, Fannie E. Mallett gained her heavenly wings and transitioned into eternal rest. Born on Jan. 9, 1929, in Lake Providence, La., she spent her childhood in Vicksburg, graduating high school from St. Mary’s Catholic School as salutatorian of her class. Upon graduation, she worked in nursing at Mercy Hospital in Vicksburg until she married the love of her life, the late James A. Mallett, and started a family.

A longtime resident of Port Gibson, Mrs. Mallett spent her latter years in Jackson, in the loving care of her daughter Betty, in Charles Town, W.V. in the loving care of her daughter Patricia and son in law Joseph and finally in College Park, Md. in the loving care of her daughter Bobbie and granddaughter Melanie.

Mrs. Mallett was an avid reader, historian and lifelong learner. At age 55 years she proudly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Communication from Alcorn State University (Class of 1987) after attending Utica Junior College in Utica. She was a fixture around Port Gibson, always offering kind words of encouragement and speaking to young people about studying, learning and the importance of getting their education.

Mrs. Mallett leaves to cherish her memory her children, James “JW” Mallett of Port Gibson, Bobbie Mallett of College Park, Md., Betty Mallett (Leslie Burl McLemore) of Jackson and Patricia Mallett Greenley (Joseph) of Charles Town, W.V. Also, to carry on her legacy are 12 grandchildren (Melanie, Jabarie, Johnny, Cassandra, Fredrick, Adrian, Sharone, Leslie II, Jaleesa, Joseph, Justin, Emmanuel), 12 great-grandchildren (JaNiyah, JaMarion, Julian, Jiana, Gharan, Joseph, Jacob, Jordan, Harper, Harlow, Centurion, Janai) and her best friend, Ruby Mae Ross of California.

In addition to her husband, James A. Mallett, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Mallett.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, a memorial service will be announced at a future date.