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Donis A. Foote

Services for Donis A. Foote, of Brookhaven, are 2:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 18, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NatchezDrive with burial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Foote, 90, died Dec. 16, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Brookhaven on Feb. 16, 1918,to John Wesley Alderman and Minnie Wactor Alderman.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse, having worked forDr. James E. Williams for 21 years and was known to all as”Footsie.” Mrs. Foote was former president of the MississippiLicensed Practical Nurses Association. She served as a delegate atthe National Licensed Practical Nurses Convention. Mrs. Foote was amember of the Mississippi and National Republican Party. She was amember of Central Baptist Church and served as a Sunday schoolteacher and in numerous other positions. Mrs. Foote was a dedicatedmother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed baking andsharing with all. She loved her God, her family and America.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Leslie L.Foote Sr.; her brothers, Venton and Ralph Alderman; and a sister,Yuba Redd.

Survivors are a son, Leslie Lamar Foote Jr. and wife, Sherry, ofBrookhaven; a daughter, Jane Derrick and husband, Robert, ofWesson; her three grandsons; and her six great-grandchildren.