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Roland ‘Bojangles’ Ralph Jr.

Services for Roland “Bojangles” Ralph Jr., of Brookhaven, are 3p.m. Friday, March 25 at Williams Mortuary Chapel with burial inOld Macedonia Cemetery on Highway 550.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Ralph, 69, died March 19, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in New Orleans on April 14, 1935, to RolandRalph Sr. and Hazel Ralph.

He was a graduate of New Orleans Public Schools and attendedSouthern University in Baton Rouge. He was a veteran of the Armyand was retired.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his stepdaughter,Patricia McCory.

Survivors are his lifetime companion, Rose “Mickey” Blakley, ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Pamela Tucker Williams, Esther TuckerBigges, Carzette Tucker, all of Moss Point, and Shanavia Ralph, ofBrookhaven; his sons, John Alexander Tucker, Traci Tucker and JerryTucker, all of Moss Point; his stepsons, Wallace Robinson and hiswife, Ruby, of Moss Point, and Tyrone Robinson, of Pascagoula; hisstepdaughters, Sandra Smith and her husband, Walter Smith, ofBrookhaven, Tangie Barnes and her husband, Tony Barnes, of Norfolk,Va., and Vickie Judson, of Moss Point; and many grandchildren andother relatives.