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Allen

METCALFE — Funeral services for John Rayford "Sonny" Allen III, 57, of Metcalfe will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at King Solomon MB Church, Metcalfe. He died June 3, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

John Rayford "Sonny" Allen III was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Tomburo, Miss., to the late John Rayford Allen Jr. and Bernadine Rhoda Allen. He accepted Christ in August of 1961. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Gloria Sturdevant Allen of Greenville; five daughters, Angela M. (Anthony) Spencer of Merriville, Ind., Annette Allen of Griffin, Ind., Kimberly Y. Allen of Greenville, Angela (Kevin) Chillis of Memphis and Lisa Buckner of Winterville; three sons, Cedric (Shelia) Sturdevant of Greenville, Texas, Paul Buckner of Seattle, Wash., and Mark Buckner of New Orleans; eight brothers, Elijah Allen and Bobby Jo Allen, both of Chicago, Leemore (Emma) Allen of Birmingham, Ala., Cleveland Allen and Clarence (Sherilyn) Allen, both of Greenville, Elston (Cathy) Allen of Tulsa, Okla., Michael (Sharon) Allen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Anthony Allen of Dallas; seven sisters, Josephine (Eugene) Tubwell, Audrey Brown and Anita Allen Lee, all of Greenville, Rosie A. Allen of Tampa, Fla., Marilyn May of Chicago, Gwendolyn (Harry) Morris of Tulsa, Okla., and Bernadine Allen Holt of Dallas; three aunts; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

The Rev. Larry Guster will officiate.

Bone

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Bobby Gene Bone, 66, of Greenville, an audio visual technician, will be today at 11 a.m. at South Main Church of Christ, Greenville. He died June 4, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Bone was a deacon at South Main Church of Christ. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict for eight years, and was also a commercial pilot.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Jane Reece Bone; two daughters, Stephanie Kareece Bone of Dallas and Deborah Jean Bone of Greenville; one sister, Jerry Lynn Hutchison of Memphis; and one brother, Tony Neil Bone of Greenville.

Memorials many be may to South Main Church of Christ, the University Christian Student Center Ole Miss Scholarship fund, Harding University or Abilene Christian University.

The Rev. Bill Bryan will officiate.

Branch

LELAND — Funeral services for Charles "Chuck" Kevin Branch, 38, of Leland will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greenville. He died June 4, 2003, in Greenville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Burial will be in Lakeview Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

He was born in Albany, Ga., and moved to Greenville where he received his education. He was employed with Clever Brooks for 10 years and was presently employed with Tribbett Farms. In December 2002, he married Tracy Swain and they made their home in Leland.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy Swain Branch of Leland; his mother, Ara B. Branch of Greenville; two sisters, Charlene Beach of Grenada and Rhonda Ponder of Memphis; and one brother, Eddie Branch of Tupelo.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greenville.

Brown

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Mary Ella Brown, 92, of Greenville will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Home MB Church, Greenville. She died June 2, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.

Mary Ella Brown was born March 1, 1911, in Jackson, Miss., to the late Jimmy and Hattie Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Brown; a son, Ruffus; six sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include four daughters, Lottie McSwain of East St. Louis, Ill., Beatrice Taylor of Elyria, Ohio, and Mildred Williams and Addie B. Hayden, both of Greenville; one son, Willie Brown of Greenville; one sister, Fannie Morrow of Cairo, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Leland. The body will lie in state Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

The Rev. Fredrick Price will officiate.

Harris

INDIANOLA — Funeral services for Gloria Johnson Harris, 47, of Indianola will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Heathman Church, Indianola. She died June 4, 2003, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Heathman Church Cemetery under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Survivors include her father, Arthur James Ball of Chicago; her mother, Caletha Branch Johnson of Indianola; two sons, Charlie C. (Angela) Pippins Jr. of Morrow, Ga., and Jimmy Lee Harris of Indianola; two daughters, Dianna S. Pippins of Lawton, Okla., and Lakisha Rena Harris of Indianola; four brothers, Arthur James Ball Jr., Johnnie Lee Sullivan and Albert Cooper Ball, all of Indianola, and Alvin Buckner of Detroit; four sisters, Velvet Ann Ball, Linda F. Ball, Betty J. Ball Stevenson and Idella Ball Townsend, all of Indianola; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Elder Willie Shepherd will officiate.

Herrin

RULEVILLE — Funeral services for George Edward Herrin, 58, of Ruleville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hayes Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. He died June 4, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Garden, Ruleville.

Survivors include his stepfather, Marion Hunter of Ruleville; one son, Anthony Herrin of Chicago; three brothers, Alton Hunter of Ruleville, and Earnest Hunter and Melvin Hunter, both of Indianola; and one sister, Mary Taylor of Cleveland.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville.

Lunford

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Floyd Lunford, 22, of Greenville will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sisson Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died May 30, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret Lunford of Greenville; his grandmother, Otha Lunford of Greenville; six uncles, Eddie Lunford, Terry Lunford, James Lunford, Ray Lunford and Leslie Lunford, all of Greenville, and Joseph Coleman of Memphis; one great-uncle, Jimmy Lunford of Rosedale; four aunts, Sharon Lunford, Mary Lunford and Lucille Lunford, all of Greenville, and Jo Ann Coleman of Memphis; two great-aunts, Minnie Ervin and Edna Lunford, both of Rosedale; and a special cousin, Chandrika Benson Capers.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.

The Rev. Thomas Morris will officiate.

Monittee

RALEIGH, N.C. — Funeral services for Peter Monittee, 56, of Raleigh and formerly of Glendora, Miss., will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Clair MB Church, Glendora. He died May 29, 2003, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Glendora, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville, Miss.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Lee Monittee of Raleigh, N.C.; three stepsons; one daughter, Maggie Monittee; three brothers, Joseph Thomas of Charleston, Miss., Moses Tyler of Akron, Ohio, and George Tyler of Webb, Miss.; four sisters, Lorette Lee Wallace of Sumner, Miss., Ida Mae Thomas and Willie Bell Townsend, both of Glendora, and Odessa Wise of Chicago; and six grandchildren.

The body will lie in state Saturday at the church from noon to 1 p.m.

The Rev. A.C. Craft Jr. will officiate.

Perez

LELAND — Funeral services for Velda Raye Perez, 55, of Leland and formerly of Arcola, a homemaker, will be today at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. She died of heart failure June 4, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.

Mrs. Perez was born Jan. 2, 1948, at Forest, La., to George and Nettie Burch. She attended Oak Grove public schools and graduated from Oak Grove High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Kenneth Perez on July 11, 2002; and her sister, Wanda Burch.

She has been a resident of the Leland and Arcola area since 1969. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Johnny Perez of Leland; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Scott Tice of Hollandale; four brothers, Joe Burch and Bobby Burch, both of Oak Grove, La., Willie (Carolyn) Burch of Guntersville, Ala., and Ronnie (Laura) Burch of Hardy, Ark.; two sisters, Ruby Roberts of West Monroe, La., and Kathleen (Art) Raymond of Branson, Mo.; and one granddaughter, Lydia Tice of Hollandale.

The Rev. Bill Bryan will officiate.

Turner

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Myrna Latrice "Trice" Turner, 25, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Shady Grove South MB Church, Greenville. She died June 4, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Sunflower Chapel Church Cemetery, Murphy, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Myrna Latrice Turner, daughter of Mamie and James Jones, was born Feb. 19, 1978, in Mound Bayou, Miss. She attended Simmons High School prior to transferring to T.L. Weston High School, where she graduated in 1997. Trice also attended Mary Holmes College and Delta Beauty College, obtaining a degree in cosmetology.

At an early age, Trice confessed a hope in Christ at Mt. Horeb MB Church, Hollandale, under the leadership of the Rev. C.B. Jordan. In April 2002, Trice joined Shady Grove Baptist Church, where she remained faithful until her death.

Trice is survived by her adorable son, Christopher James Turner (21 months); her parents, Mamie and James Jones; two sisters, Monica Turner of Greenville and Samantha Jones of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Jhamaal Hamilton of Orlando, Fla.; her grandmother, Margie T. Johnson of Hollandale; one niece, Alicia Turner of Greenville; 14 aunts; 17 uncles; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and special friends.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, and Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Shady Grove South MB Church.

Pastor Charles Stewart will officiate.

Walters

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Rex M. Walters, 81, of Greenville are pending at Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville. He died June 5, 2003, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Wells

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Rachel Clark "Floydie" Wells, 78, of Greenville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Victory Temple Baptist Church, Greenville. She died June 1, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Local arrangements are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Floydie Wells, as she was known by friends, was the youngest of five children born to the late Julia and Ruben Clark on March 31, 1925, in Scott, Miss. She received her educational training in Scott and later moved to Vicksburg, Miss., and attended school there. She confessed a hope in Christ in 1939, at Silver Mount MB Church under the leadership of the Rev. Malton. She later joined Victory Temple Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Jones. The church is presently under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Williams Sr., where she remained until her death.

Upon moving to Greenville, she was employed at Barq's Beverage Co. for 10 years, Greenville Nursing Home for three years, and Greenville public schools for 26 years, from which she retired in 1998 as a cafeteria worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred "Broke Leg" Wells; one son, Willis Williams; and two brothers, Willie Clark and Bennie Sanders.

She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Mary Jackson of Greenville; two grandchildren Dan (Carol) Jackson of Atlanta, Ga., and Cindy Jackson of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Beatrice Norfort of Vicksburg; four great-grandchildren, Markevia Gray, Canesha Gray, Saphiar Taylor and Lecorean Dean, all of Wichita, Kan.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

Pastor Eddie Williams Sr. will officiate.

Bailey

HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Diana Wardale Bailey, 28, of Shreveport, La., and formerly of Hollandale will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at T.R. Sanders Gymnasium at Simmons High School, Hollandale. She died July 11, 2002, in Shreveport. Burial will be in Sanders Memorial Gardens, Hollandale, under the direction of Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Bailey III of Shreveport, La.; one son, Jacoby Bailey of Shreveport; two daughters, Jalessa Robinson and LeAsia Bailey, both of Shreveport; her parents, Thomas (Dorothy) Wardale of Hollandale; grandparents, Simmie (Elnora) Robinson of Hollandale; two brothers, Thomas Wardale of Germany and Tommie Wardale of Fort Bragg, N.C.; and five sisters, Brande Howard of Indianola, Shannor Jackson of Sarasota, Fla., Latoga Riggins of Chicago, Tiffany Wardale of Sacramento, Calif., and Regina Jackson of Jacksonville, Ala.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at T.R. Sanders Chapel of Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.

The Rev. Alonzo Wallace will officiate.

Griffin

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Elise Griffin, 81, of Greenville, a retired sitter, will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter MB (South) Church, Greenville. She died July 12, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Metcalfe, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include two aunts, Ellen Whitehead of Greenville and Rebecca Roach of Detroit; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

The Rev. David Rawls will officiate.

Haynes

BENOIT — Funeral services for Christine Love Haynes, 75, of Benoit will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest MB Church, Greenville. She died July 13, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Asia Cemetery, Stringtown, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Emma Wigfall; one brother; one son; and one stepson.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Anthony Haynes Sr. of Greenville; three daughters, Ruthie (Malcolm) Knight of Kansas City, Mo., and Geraldine (Willie) Jones and Jacqueline Rivera, both of Benoit; four sons, L.D. (Darlene) Love Jr. of Chicago, Nathaniel (Earnestine) Love of Benoit, Matthew Love of Memphis and Charles Edward Love Sr. of Atlanta, Ga.; one stepson, Anthony (Margaret) Haynes Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio; one special son, Eddie (Debra) Gammage of Benoit; two special daughters, Bridgette (James) Payne and Elaine (Donald) Carpenter, both of Youngstown, Ohio; one niece, Nettie Mae Davis of Macon, Ga.; two devoted cousins, Elijah Danley of Greenville and Jimmy (Brenda) Wigfall of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Pastor A.M. Hines is pastor of the church. Pastor Allen Blake will officiate.

Hughes

LELAND —Memorial services for Annette Herren Hughes, 84, of Macon, Ga., and formerly of Leland, a retired secretary, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, Stoneville. She died of heart failure July 3, 2002, at Bolingree Nursing Center, Macon, Ga., of heart failure. Burial will be under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.

She was born in Elizabeth, Miss., and was a graduate of Leland High School. She attended business school in Memphis, and was employed with Ayres Co. before retiring in the '60s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Hughes. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Leland. She had been a resident of Macon, Ga., since the middle '90s.

Survivors include one son, Ausbin G. Pippin Jr. of Centerville, Ga.; three grandsons, Ausbin G. Pippin III of Savannah, Ga., Michael B. Pippin of Centerville, Ga., and Steven L. Pippin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and three great-granddaughters, all of Warner Robins, Ga.

Johnson

ANGUILLA — Funeral services for Charley Johnson, 68, of Anguilla will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Christian Light MB Church, Anguilla. He died of heart failure July 10, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Burial will be in St. Anna Cemetery, Anguilla, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include seven sons, James Earl Johnson of Hollandale, Charley Johnson of Raccine, Wis., Larry Lee Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas, Henry Louis Johnson of Jackson, Sullivan Earl Johnson of Greenville, and Robert Earl Johnson and Fredrick Derrell Johnson, both of Anguilla; three daughters, Mary Johnson and Annie Lee Johnson, both of Anguilla, and Betty Bankhead of Jackson; his mother, Mary Davis of Anguilla; seven brothers, Lawrence Davis of Chicago, Calvin Davis of Carson, Calif., Robert Davis of Greenwood, and Roger Davis, James Davis, Alonzo Davis and John Davis, all of Anguilla; and two sisters, Fancy Davis Thomas of Anguilla and Helen Love of Chicago.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni. The body will lie in state at the church Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.

The Rev. Homer Hudson will officiate.

Lee

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Hattie Lee, 65, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at New White Stone MB Church, Greenville. She died July 12, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include one sister, Bessie (James) Jones of Greenville; three brothers, George Williams, Wilson (Esther) Lee and Willie (Deola) Lee, all of Greenville; four nieces; seven nephews; 10 great-nieces; seven great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

The Rev. David Rawls will officiate.

Spraggins-Walker

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Lauretta Spraggins-Walker, 75, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove (South) MB Church, Greenville. She died July 11, 2002, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was born July 5, 1927, the last of seven children from the union of Annie and Morris Caldwell of Pheba, Miss. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and one sister.

At an early age, she accepted the call to Christ and was baptized at First Baptist Church in Pheba. In 1946, she married Woodrow Spraggins Sr. This union was blessed with five children. They moved to Greenville in December 1962. In 1963, they joined Shady Grove MB Church under the pastorage of the late Clarence Johnson. Woodrow preceded her in death in 1972. Johnnie Walker Sr. and Lauretta were married in 1981. In 1991, they moved their membership to the Greater St. Mary MB Church under the leadership of the late Rev. R.L. Reed and the Rev. Thomas Gray. Johnnie preceded her in death in 1998. In March of 2002, she moved her membership back to Shady Grove MB Church under the pastorage of Charles E. Stewart. She remained here as a mother and active member until her death.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Mary (Henry) Miller of Detroit and Betty (Willie) Barksdale of Greenville; three sons, Woodrow (Angela) Spraggins Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Clifton (Sharon) Spraggins of Leland and Kenneth Spraggins of Greenville; five stepsons; five stepdaughters; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., with family hour from 5 to 6 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Pastor Charles E. Stewart will officiate.

Thornton

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Loretta Thornton, 73, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel MB Church, Greenville. She died July 10, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Thornton was a homemaker for most of her life. Her declining years were spent as a resident of Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Greenville.

She leaves to cherish her memories her guardians, Darnell and Helen Coleman of Greenville; one brother, Ned (Maxine) Allen of Clarksdale; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

The Rev. Morris McCaskill will officiate.

Turner

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Turner, 71, of Greenville, a retired school principal, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Hope First Baptist Church, Greenville. He died July 13, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital, Memphis. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Turner is retired principal of Ella Darling Elementary School in Greenville.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Ozel Turner of Greenville; one daughter, Wanda Turner-Abioto; one son-in-law, Ekpe Abioto; five granddaughters, Intisar Abioto, Ranifah Abioto, Kalimah Abioto, Amenta Abioto and Aisha Abioto, all of Memphis; one brother, Dwight Turner of Las Vegas; one sister, Dorcas Turner-Lenoir of Gary, Ind.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., with family hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Pastor Robert E. Kimble will officiate.

Walker

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Horace Walker, 79, of Greenville are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died July 17, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Wilson

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Clendean J. Wilson, 75, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville. She died July 15, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Clendean Jones Wilson was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Sunflower County to Mr. Eli and Mrs. Pernella Jones.

She accepted Christ as her savior at a very young age. When her family moved to Greenville, she joined First Baptist Church under the leadership of L.W. Williams, where she was a member of the Missionary Society. She remained at First Baptist Church, now under the leadership of Moses L. McIntosh, until her death.

Clendean attended Greenville public schools. She was employed for 32 years with the Greenville Public School District as a food service manager, where she left an everlasting impression on the children she prepared lunches for.

She was joined in holy matrimony to Raymond Earl Wilson Sr. From this union, two children were born, but because of her maternal nature and giving spirit, many children were fostered under her care and she claimed them as her own, one of them being a special baby girl.

Clendean made a peaceful departure from her earthly home on Monday, July 16, 2002.

"For now I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:6-7.

To cherish her memories, she leaves her loving and devoted children, Raymond Earl Wilson Jr. (Linda), Vanda Wilson Raggs (the late Joseph Raggs), and Burnedean Allen-Holt; 10 grandchildren, Alexandria Raggs, Raymona Wilson, Shonda Robinson, Katrina Washington (Charles), Carmella Ford (Jesse), Brianna Holt, Nigel Holt, Felecia Buchanan, Corky Allen and Beverly Liddell; five great-grandchildren; one special sister-in-law, Rubye Smith Jackson; a loving aunt, Agnes Brown; a devoted cousin, Brenda Williams; four special friends, Ms. Phalange Word, Ms. Mary Catholic, Ms. Sanders and Mrs. Rubye Hester; She also leaves caring neighbors, Ms. Liddell, Mr. Morganfield, Ms. Barbara Gales and Mr. and Mrs. James Gregory; and a dependable helper, "Roscoe"; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Pastor Moses L. McIntosh will officiate.


 


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