Lessie Mae Mingo

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Services for Lessie Mae Mingo, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 16, at New Zion Church of God in Christ inCaseyville with burial in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery in Caseyville.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Mingo, 95, died Dec. 11, 2006, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Jan. 4, 1911, to LutherBanks and Bessie Haney Smith.

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She was a member of New Zion Church of God in Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; fourgrandsons; her sisters, Clotia Green and Katie Mae Payne; and herbrothers, Robert Smith and Sylvester Smith.

Survivors are her daughters, Rena Thompson, of Brookhaven,Bessie Jackson, of Harvey, Ill., Katie Ruth McKay, of Chicago,Ill., and Lessie B. Harrison, of Crystal Springs; her sons, WilliamMingo, Robert J. Mingo, Otho H. Mingo and George W. Mingo, all ofChicago, and Charles E. Mingo, of Crystal Springs; her sisters,Mildred Levey, of Brookhaven, Alberta Perkins, of Natchez, EthelLee Etter, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jurlean Sewell, of Natchez;her 30 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 24great-great-grandchildren, two great-great-great-grandchildren, anda host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.