Drusie Trass

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Services for Drusie Trass of Brookhaven are 1:30 p.m. Thursday,Sept. 9 at Friendship M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home.

Mrs. Trass, 96, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Hazlehurst on Oct. 24,1907, to Will Hutchins and Susqueenia Ellis Hutchins.

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She was a retired educator in Lawrence, Franklin and Lincolncounties. She attended Alcorn State University in Lorman. She was amember of the Mother Board, Missionary Society, a Capella choir andserved as Sunday School teacher, church clerk and treasurer atFriendship M.B. Church. She was a member of the SPARKLE Club atBethel A.M.E. Church and a member of the Brookhaven Chapter ofAARP.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Henry R.Trass Sr.; two daughters, Thelma Trass Williams and Gladys TrassDillon; three sons, Henry Trass Jr., Major Trass and Andrew Trass;and three siblings.

Survivors are her daughters, Edyce Trass Lawrence of OliveBranch, Theresa Trass Colston of Cleveland, Oh., Dr. Eunice TrassSmith of Jackson and Dr. Phyllis Trass Hammond of Ridgeland; hersons, Eddie Trass of Inglewood Calif., Raymond Trass of Inglewood,Thomas Trass of Memphis, Tenn., and Milton Trass of Brookhaven; hersister, Millie Hutchins Green of Chicago, Ill.; 25 grandchildren;48 great grandchildren; 53 great great grandchildren; and twonieces, Ruby Bowman of Chicago, and Elizabeth Frisby of Black Jack,Mo.