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Obituaries for Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shirley Coker Pace

Services for Shirley Coker Pace, of Greenwell Springs, La., arenoon Saturday, June 6, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NorthJackson Street with burial in Heuck’s Retreat Baptist ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Pace, 72, died June 2, 2009, peacefully at her home.

She was a graduate of Heuck’s Retreat School. She was a memberof Fellowship Baptist Church and the Big R Club. Mrs. Pace was adevoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Preceding her in death were her parents, James and Joyce Coker;her husband, John C. Pace; a daughter, Kerri; a brother, FrankCoker; a sister, Eloise Jones; a father- and mother-in-law, L.B.and Irene Pace; a niece, Tina Nesmith; and a sister-in-law, KathyPace.

Survivors are her daughters, Terri Babin and fiancé, LynnDeSoto, of Baton Rouge, La., Cindy Juneau and husband, Mike, ofWatson, La., Stacy Pace, of Lafayette, La., and Kelli Buhler andfriend, Jerry Jones, of Central, La.; her five grandsons whom sheadored dearly, John Babin and girlfriend, Casie Guidry, of BatonRouge, Michael Babin and girlfriend, Mallory Laney, of Pride, La.,Joey Juneau, of Watson, La., and Larry and Dylon Buhler, ofCentral, La.; her three great-grandchildren, Calem Guidry andDayton Babin, of Baton Rouge, and Mackenzie Babin, of Pride; asister, Virginia Nesmith and husband, Marvin, of Brookhaven; and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Larry Posey, Billy Peavey, Glen Jones, StanJones, Darrell Nesmith and Max Foster.

Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Nesmith, Joel Pace, Mike Juneau,Lynn DeSoto and Jerry Jones.

Our family would like to give special thanks to Feliciana HomeHealth, especially nurse Crystal Walton for providing such greatcare for our mom; Greenwell Springs Medical for all they have done;First Home Health and ABC Case Management for providing suchwonderful sitters, Vera Brooks, Demetria Johnson, Coty and friendsand family.

Kay Strickland

Services for Kay Strickland, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Saturday,June 6, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel in Brookhavenwith burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Strickland, 88, died May 29, 2009, at Silver Cross Home.She was born on Jan. 18, 1921, to James Fred McLain and LizzieAletha Lambert.

She retired from the Cracker Barrel Store. She was of Baptistfaith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, H.V.Strickland; and two brothers.

Survivors are a son, Joe Strickland and wife, Donna, of Brandon;her daughters, Kay Moulder, of Madison, Ann Kennedy and husband,Jerry, of Wesson, and Betty Strickland, of Madison, Ga.; her eightgrandchildren; and her 16 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Dr. James Roberts, the staff ofSilver Cross Home and Hospice Compassus.

Memorials may be made to the residents’ activity fund at SilverCross Home, 503 Silver Cross Drive, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitriverwoodfamily.com.

Tommy Winston Sr.

Services for Tommy Winston Sr., of Natchez, are 11 a.m.Saturday, June 6, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Natchez with burialin Pine Hill Memorial Cemetery in Natchez. R.E. Tyler Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Winston, 53, died May 30, 2009, at Natchez CommunityHospital. He was born in Natchez on Jan. 8, 1956, to LeondusDonaldson and Mary Winston.

He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of NewBeginnings Baptist Church in Natchez.

Preceding him in death were his father; and a grandchild.

Survivors are his mother; a son, Tommy Winston Sr., of Natchez;a daughter, Courtney Winston, of Monroe, La.; his brothers, LeondusDonaldson, of Munford, Tenn., Willie L. Donaldson, of Oceanside,Calif.; his sisters, Doris Jointer, of Brookhaven, Emma Sewell,Edna Donaldson, both of Natchez, Jan Lynn Fleming, of Athens, Ga.,Kathleen Wallace, of Byram, and Elizabeth Zachary, of Dallas,Texas.

Gerry Lewis Mosley

Services for Gerry Lewis Mosley, of Wesson, are 10 a.m. Friday,June 5, at Zion Hill Baptist Church with burial with militaryhonors in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Stringer FuneralHome in Hazlehurst.

Mr. Mosley, 54, died June 2, 2009, in Gallman. He was born inJackson to George H. Mosley Sr. and Maudie E. Mosley.

He was a resident of Copiah County for 35 years. He retired fromthe State of Mississippi and the Armed Forces of the United States.At the time of his death, he was practicing as a certified flightinstructor and aviation mechanic. He attended Zion Hill BaptistChurch. Besides being a loving and caring son, husband, father,grandfather and friend to many, Mr. Mosley had a passion forflying. He was highly regarded by those within the aviation circle.Mr. Mosley was a staunch advocate for injured soldiers of the IraqWar, to the extent of delivering testimony before the U.S. House ofRepresentatives.

Preceding him in death were his father, George H. Mosley Sr.;and his brothers, George H. Mosley Jr. and Jerry Carl Mosley.

Survivors are his mother, Maudie E. Mosley, of Clinton; his wifeof 20 years, Lisa Woods Mosley, of Wesson; his children, BuddyMosley and wife, Megann, of Learned, Darrell Mosley and wife, Lori,of Brandon, Marty Mosley, of Jackson, and Gabe Mosley and MadisonMosley, of Wesson; his brothers, John E. Mosley and wife, Carolyn,Terrell Mosley, and Steve Mosley, all of Clinton; a sister,Sherrell Loggans, of Clinton; and his three grandchildren, Mollyand Jenna Mosley, of Learned, and Ben Mosley, of Brandon.

Stephen ‘Steve’ Davis

Services for Stephen “Steve” Davis, of Brookhaven, are 2:30 p.m.Saturday, June 6, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Davis, 34, died June 2, 2009, in Copiah County.