Obituaries for Thursday, April 24

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2003

4’Ray Mekhi Collins

Graveside services for 4’Ray Mekhi Collins of Brookhaven were 10a.m., today in Hillcrest Cemetery. Tyler Funeral Home was in chargeof arrangements.

The infant Collins, one month, died April 22, 2003, atUniversity Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Jackson toLaTonya Dixon Collins and Michael Collins of Brookhaven on March16, 2003.

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Preceding him in death were his sister, Toyy Montana Collins;and his grandfather, John Collins.

Other than his parents, survivors are his maternal grandparents,Raymond and Mary Dixon of Brookhaven; and his paternal grandmother,Linda Collins of Brookhaven.

Perri A. Stephens

Services for Perri A. Stephens of Monticello are 10 a.m.,Friday, April 25, at Bethel Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today beginning at 10 a.m., at Wilson FuneralHome.

Mrs. Stephens, 44, died April 21, 2003, at Lawrence CountyHospital. She was born in Monticello on April 15, 1959.

She was a school bus driver for the Lawrence County SchoolSystem. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her brother, Chester W. Henson.

Survivors are her husband, Jackie Stephens of Monticello; herfather, Calvin Henson of Amite, La.; her daughter, Brandi LeeStephens Smith of Monticello; her brother, James Henson ofMonticello; her sisters, Wanda Shivers of Mandeville, La., RobinGoyne of Monroe, La., Penny Lambert of Monticello, and Sara L.Henson of New Orleans, La.; and her grandmother, Mary L. Henson ofNew Orleans.