Albert Vance Sr.

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Services for Albert Vance Sr., of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Thursday, April 23, at St. Paul M.B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in St. Peter Rock M.B. Church Cemetery in Wesson.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuarywith family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Vance, 77, died April 15, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Inverness on March 7, 1932, to Douglas Vance and VernaWilliams Vance.

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He was a graduate of Prentiss Institute. He was retired. He wasa member of St. Paul M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Blanch Vance;a daughter, Luella Vance; a son, William Vance.

Survivors are his loving and devoted companion, Lillie Wilcher,of Brookhaven; his sons, Larry Sanders, of Beauregard, Albert VanceJr. and wife, Rosie, of Wesson, Ricky Vance and wife, Kathy, ofSpartanburg, S.C., Jerry Wilcher and wife, Stacey, of Brookhaven,Tracey Wilcher and wife, Shelia, Avery Wilcher and Tony Rauls, allof Springfield, Mass.; his daughters, Carrie Lenoir and husband,Edward, Sharon Williams, all of Brookhaven, Sandra Perkins andhusband, Chris, of Hazlehurst, Stacy Trotter and husband, James, ofJackson; a brother, David Brooks and wife, Annie, of Wesson; hissisters, Carolyn Dixon and husband, Walter, and Ellen Robinson, allof Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Mose Williams, ofHazlehurst; an aunt, Mary Junior, of Brandon; an uncle, ButlerJunior, of Brandon; his 29 grandchildren; his fivegreat-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.