Obituaries for Thursday, May 3, 2007

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 3, 2007

Doris Norman Hart

Services for Doris Norman Hart, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Friday,May 4, at Stringer Family Funeral Services Chapel in Hazlehurstwith burial in Hazlehurst Cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Hart, 84, died May 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was a member of Gallman Baptist Church. She enjoyedgardening and cooking, and she loved spending time with herfamily.

She is survived by her son, Charles Hart, of Ferriday, La.; herdaughter, Peggy Keys, of Wesson; her brother, Roy Norman, ofAtlanta, Ga.; her sisters, Elzie Lavender, of Baton Rouge, La.,Josie Williams, of Hazlehurst, and Vivian Bailey of Daphne, Ala.;her two grandchildren, Tony Hart and Chris Keys; and hergreat-granddaughter, Deanna Hart.

Belinda Huffman Jackson

Services for Belinda Huffman Jackson, of Grenada, are 1 p.m.Saturday, May 5, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel inGreenwood with burial in Long View Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Jackson, 36, died April 30, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on Sept. 27, 1970, to Wilbert Jr. and Ruby Ashmore Huffman, ofWalker, La.

She was a child support enforcement officer. She was a 1988graduate of Walker High School. She earned a Bachelor of Sciencedegree in Criminal Justice at Mississippi College in 1991 and aMaster of Science degree in Criminal Justice at NortheasternLouisiana University in 1992. She was a member of Istrouma BaptistChurch in Baton Rouge, La. She worked with Support EnforcementAgency in Baton Rouge from 1992 until 1999. She was employed withVancleave Insurance Agency in Indianola from 2000 until 2004.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Wilbert R. HuffmanSr., Florence Huffman, James D. Ashmore and and Noliy TownsendAshmore.

Survivors are her parents; her husband, Ward N. Jackson Jr., ofGrenada; her sister, Alisa V. Parent, of Prairieville, La.; and hernephews, both of Prairieville.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or charity ofchoice.

The Rev. John Wesley ‘J.W.’ Jackson

“Those things which ye have both learned, and received, andheard, and seen in me, do, and the God of peace shall be with you”(Philippians 4:19).

Services for the Rev. John Wesley “J.W.” Jackson, of BogueChitto, are 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at New Zion Union MissionaryBaptist Church in Bogue Chitto with burial in Norfield Cemetery inBogue Chitto. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

The Rev. Jackson, 91, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at hisresidence. During his period of illness, he always prayed andcalled upon the Lord. His favorite phrase was “God, you have thepower!” He was born in Norfield on Dec. 15, 1915, to Walter andVictoria Ratcliff Jackson. After living in New Orleans, La., andChicago, Ill., the family returned to Norfield and later moved toBogue Chitto.

He was called to preach in 1970. The Rev. Jackson said, “Godviewed me as His instrument.” He was guided by the words in Joshua1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; Benot frightened, neither be dismayed; For the Lord your God is withyou wherever you go.” His ministerial duties began with singingGod’s praises with a quartet in Pike County. Being a daily andextensive reader of the Bible and other religious books, heaccepted the positions at New Zion Union M.B. Church as teacher ofBaptist Youth Training Union (BYTU), Adult Sunday School teacher,Sunday School Superintendent, member of the Deacon Board, and asmoderator of the Lincoln and Adjoining Counties Association.

He was a retired minister of Springfield M.B. Church and Mt.Olive M.B. Church. Many souls entered the church during his 32-yearministry. During those years, his leadership produced preachers,evangelists, teachers and deacons. The Rev. Bruce Smith and thelate Evangelist Dorothy Porter were nurtured through his ministryat Mt. Olive M.B. Church. Evangelist Eloise Bracey served with himas his assistant at Springfield M.B. Church. The Rev. Jacksonretired from preaching at the age of 85, only in words, but not indeeds. He was a member of New Zion Union M.B. Church.

As a common laborer, he worked for many years as “checker” forHickman’s Pulpwood Industry; mortar maker at Smith ConstructionCo.; cook at Hickman’s Circus; skinner of utility poles; manager ofa teen center; employee of the Illinois Central Railroad; checkerat Host Cold Storage in Illinois; chef on highway constructionworksite; and a truck driver (deliver) for C.B. Perkins Hardware,from where he retired.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his siblings, UlyssesDoyle Sr., Oscar L. Jackson, Bobby Jackson, Lorenzo Jackson,Freddie Jackson, Edward C. Jackson, Jeannette Jackson Brown andCarolyn Jackson Wallace; and his niece, Carmette Slaughter.

Survivors are his wife, Lillie McMorris Jackson, of BogueChitto; his stepdaughter, Della R. Posey, of Jackson; the childrenhe reared, Ulysses Doyle Jr., of Bogue Chitto, and Peggy JoyceMiller, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Dorothy Johnson Jackson, ofBenton Harbor, Mich., and Annie P. Jackson, of Los Angeles, Calif.;his brother, Walter Jackson Jr., of Pensacola, Fla.; his brother-and sister-in-law, Melton and Mary McMorris, of Bogue Chitto; hissisters-in-law, Juanita Labat, of Los Angeles, and Bertha Doyle, ofChicago; his nephew, Victor Doyle, of Detroit, Mich.; and a numberof nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

“I have lived fully and beautifully and well. Don’t mourn for mebut take the gift I have given you of my love and run with it withenthusiasm and joy and the expectation that these are the joyfulexperiences of life, for this is what God created us to do.”

Lily George Martinson

Lily George Martinson died on April 27, 2007, at her home in SanDiego, Calif., after a long illness, with her sons at herbedside.

Mrs. Martinson was born in Brookhaven and was a graduate ofBrookhaven High School. After her marriage, she made her home inSan Diego.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; her mother andfather, Amien and Litifie George; her brother, Amien Thomas George;and a sister, Adeline George Attaya.

She is survived by her sons, Glen Martinson, of San Diego,Fathers Jerry and Barry Martinson, both Jesuit missionary priestsin Taiwan; her daughter-in-law, Nina Marie; one granddaughter, onegrandson and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by hersisters, Julia George Ilsley, Frieda George Hutson, CatherineGeorge, all of Brookhaven; and her brother, William George, ofBrookhaven.

After her funeral Mass at St. Vincent Church, she will be laidto rest in San Diego beside her husband, Glen.

“May the angels lead her to Paradise.”

Philip Edward Smith

A memorial service for Philip Edward Smith, of Ocean Springs,will be held at noon on Saturday, May 7, at Brookhaven Funeral Homeon Jackson Street.

Mr. Smith, 35, was born on Aug. 10, 1971, to James William Smithand Frances Mixon Phelps.

He was a surveyor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Preceding him in death were his father; and his brother, RobertGene Smith.

Survivors are his mother, Frances Mixon Phelps, of Texas; hisson, Christopher Edward Smith, of Tennessee; and his brothers,James Earl Smith, of Tyler, Texas, Timothy Wayne Smith, of OceanSprings, and Elmer Loyd Smith, of Natchez.

Troy Washington Sr.

Services for Troy Washington Sr., of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Saturday, May 5, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, withburial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

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

Mr. Washington, 88, died April 30, 2007, at his residence. Hewas born in Meadville on Jan. 8, 1919, to Rufus Washington and LulaWashington.

He was retired. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Hewas a veteran of the United States Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, LittleRobert Smith; and his sisters, Carrie Mae Johnson and InezClark.

Survivors are his wife, Charlieteen Washington, of Bogue Chitto;his sons, Troy Washington Jr., of Northridge, Calif., JerryWashington, of McComb, Teddy Washington, of Brookhaven, RufusWashington and Gregory Washington, both of Bogue Chitto, andSurvervo Washington, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Alice Sterling,of New Orleans, La., Mattie Jean Tobias, of McComb, and TonyaJackson, of Byram; his 23 grandchildren and 17great-grandchildren.