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Bettye Whitehead Tucker

Bettye Whitehead Tucker passed away peacefully Sept. 26, 2020, at the age of 79 with her husband of 61 years at her bedside.

She was born to George Marvin and Doris Irwin Whitehead on Jan. 16, 1941, in Yazoo County. She lived her early life in Vicksburg where she graduated from Redwood High School. She served the Gulfport School System as a teaching assistant for 28 years working at West Elementary and Anniston Avenue Elementary Schools. She was a member of Bayou View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Martha Whitehead Smith; grandson, James Edward Migues; and great-grandson, James Terry Strataatmann.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie D. Tucker; daughters, Cynthia Tucker Whiten, Lynette Tucker Featherston (Terry), and Melanie Tucker Higgs (Jack); grandchildren, Amanda Desnoyers, Charles Byrd, Victoria Strataatmann (Marty), Michael Featherston and Emily McKenzie (Daniel); great-granddaughters, Alexandria Desnoyers and Emma Kate Desnoyers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Bayou View Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Friends may visit one hour prior.

Due to current pandemic guidelines and by family request, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Reimann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family, and memories may be shared at www.riemannfamily.com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to those at St. Joseph Hospice for their care.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.