Obituaries for Friday, February 23, 2007

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 23, 2007

Jessie David Massey

Services for Jessie David Massey, of Jackson, are 12:30 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 24, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on HighStreet in Jackson with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of theservice at the funeral home.

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Mr. Massey, 81, died Feb. 22, 2007, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson.

He was born to the Scott County pioneering family of Ellis W.Massey and Jimmie Dee Pace Massey. Most of his adult life was spentin the automobile business. He was a life deacon of First BaptistChurch in Jackson and a longtime member of the Horace KerrExplorers Sunday School Class.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Colonial County Club, wherehe was a member of the Coots and Super Coots and a life member ofthe Mississippi Senior Golf Association.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his six siblings,Merle, Carmen, George, Emmitt, Clark, Julius and Ellis.

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Jimmie Lois Stanley Massey;his children, Cathy Pace Jackson and husband Robert, of Downsville,La., and Jeff Davis Pace and wife LilAnn, of Brookhaven; hisgrandchildren, Justin Gordon, Houston Gordon, Davis Pace and JessePace; and his great-granddaughter, Brooke Gordon.

Pallbearers are Justin Gordon, Davis Pace, Robert Jackson,George Guffin, Paul Neilson and Woody Nance.

Honorary pallbearers are the Horace Kerr Explorers Sunday SchoolClass and Ray Ratliff.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Boy ScoutMinistries and Baptist Children’s Village.

Mary Fogarty Miller

A memorial mass for Mary Fogarty Miller, of Madison, will beheld at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at St. Peter’s CatholicCathedral in Jackson. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on HighStreet in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

A reception will be held at the Miller home following themass.

Mrs. Miller, 68, died Feb. 21, 2007, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1938, in Queensland, Australia, thedaughter of the late Ralph and Emily Fogarty. She spent her earlyyears in Australia, surrounded by her seven brothers and sistersand extended family. It was there that she met a young submarineofficer who later became her husband. At the tender age of 20, Marycourageously ventured to the United States to become a Navy wife.She accompanied her husband throughout his career, living andraising their children throughout the United States, first settlingin Norfolk, Va., and later in Madison. She was known for her zestfor life, her special love for the beach, and her horses.

She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife of 49years, a beloved and cherished mother, and a devoted and caring”Nanna” to her grandchildren.

Survivors are her husband, Cmdr. Robert N. Miller USN (retired),of Madison; her son, Cmdr. Robert N. Miller Jr., MC, USN, and wifeLisa, of Jacksonville, Fla.; her daughter, Diedre A. Renstrom, ofNorfolk, and Susan M. Ross and husband Dr. Jeffery Ross, ofBrookhaven; her grandchildren, Dustin James Farrell, Robert ScottRenstrom, Andrew Lloyd Renstrom, all of Norfolk, James MaxwellMiller, of Jacksonville; and many loving family and friends livingin Australia and Europe.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association orCatholic Charities in Jackson.

Sue S. Munn

Services for Sue S. Munn, of Jackson, are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.24, at Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Wesson with burial in thechurch cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Munn, 90, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. She was born on March 26, 1916, to CliftStaggs and Viola Milam Staggs.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rocky Hill BaptistChurch in Wesson.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, RalphStaggs and Hosea Staggs; and her sister, Jean S. White.

Survivors are her husband, Arthur C. Munn; her brother, Van C.Staggs Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews.