Dunnica Ott Lampton passed away on Aug. 17,2011, in Jackson. Funeral services will be held at CovenantPresbyterian Church in Jackson on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m.Visitation will be held at Covenant on Friday, Aug. 19, from 5until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon until 1 p.m.Burial will follow at Pine Bluff Cemetery in Dentville. Wright andFerguson Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lampton was born in 1950 and grew up in Osyka. He received anassociate’s degree from Southwest Mississippi Junior College wherehe attended on a basketball scholarship. Mr. Lampton then receiveda bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Mississippiand a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School ofLaw.
In 1976, Mr. Lampton began his legal career in Pike County. Heworked in private practice and served as the McComb City Prosecutorand assistant district attorney for the Fourteenth Circuit CourtDistrict. Beginning in 1981, Mr. Lampton also served as thedistrict attorney for the Fourteenth District, which consisted ofPike, Lincoln, Walthall and Copiah counties. He won election asdistrict attorney on five occasions and diligently served thepeople of the Fourteenth District until 2001.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Lampton to serve asUnited States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi,which covers the southern 45 counties of the state. He served asthe United States Attorney until 2009. Mr. Lampton also proudlyserved in the Mississippi National Guard from 1980 until 2004. Heultimately served as Command Staff Judge Advocate for theMississippi National Guard and retired with the rank of brigadiergeneral.
In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Lampton waspassionate about his family and friends. He loved to read and tospend time on his muscadine farm in Pike County.
Mr. Lampton is preceded in death by his parents, Percy Ford andEmma Mae Lampton, of Osyka.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his son Will anddaughter-in-law, Meredith, of Zachary, La.; his daughter Sidney, ofJackson; and his two granddaughters, Sara and Margaret, ofZachary.
Pallbearers will be, Max Fenn, Dave Fulcher, Jerry Hood, Dr. LukeLampton, Johnny Ott, Jerry Rushing, Quantae Walker and JeffWeill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MethodistRehabilitation Center in Jackson.