Howard M. Killingsworth

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, August 26, 2012

Funeral services for Howard M. Killingsworth, of Brookhaven, were 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Pleasant Grove U.M. Church with burial in Pleasant Grove U.M. Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

     Mr. Killingsworth, 78, died Aug. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born in Mississippi on Feb. 1, 1934, to B. Lynn and Nellie Mims Killingsworth.

     He attended Monticello High School and graduated from Emory University Theology. He was a Methodist pastor for 37 years across Mississippi. He pastored Southside and Hope U.M. Churches in Philadelphia; Mallalieu and Bethel U.M. Churches in Lincoln County; Hopewell, Rosetta, Crosby, Union, Mt. Carmel, Whites Chapel and Macedonia in Wilkinson County; Waynehaven and Chappall U.M. Churches in Waynesboro; and Carson and Mt. Zion U.M. Churches and Wright’s Chapel in Franklin County. Mr. Killingsworth was a founding member of East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of Pleasant Grove U.M. Church and served in the National Guard during the Korean War.

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     Preceding him in death were his parents; grandson, Larry Trent Killingsworth; brother, Horace Killingsworth; and brother-in-law, Burns Foster.

     Survivors are his wife, Jenell “Tiny” Killingsworth; sons, Ronnie Killingsworth and wife, Marilyn, and Larry Killingsworth; daughter, Libby Karen Wilson; brothers, Bill Killingsworth and wife, Pat, of Pike County, Wayne Killingsworth and wife, JoAnne, of Lawrence County, and James Roy Killingsworth and wife, Cathy, of Lawrence County; sister, Dorothy “Dot” Foster, of Lawrence County; six grandchildren, Ronnie Paul Killingsworth, Blake Killingsworth, Logan Killingsworth, Duane Bonnette, Justin Wells and Jeffrey Wilson; and eight great-grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to the Trent Killingsworth Scholarship Foundation, 2297 Old Highway 51, Wesson, MS 39191.

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