Ernestine J. Amos

Published 11:16 am Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ernestine J. Amos

Funeral services for Ernestine J. Amos, of Brookhaven, were Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) at 1 p.m with burial in the Hazlehurst Cemetery. Dr. Richard Balkcom officiated the services.

Visitation was also Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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Mrs. Amos, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Silver Cross Nursing Home in Brookhaven, with her loving family by her side. She was born June 28, 1928, in Grieskirchen, Austria, to Johann and Anna Mauritz Dam. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst; worked for many years as a supervisor at Royal Maid in Hazlehurst; and enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, William “Bill” Amos; and brother, Hubert Dam.

Survivors are her son, Billy Amos and wife Judy, of Brookhaven; daughter, Elisabeth Amos Mann and husband Russell, of Americus, Georgia; grandchildren, Jarod Amos and wife Katie, Lori Amos Laird and husband James, Julie Kirkland Hamlin and husband Greg, and Russell Mann, Jr.; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Silver Cross Nursing Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Amos’ name may be made to: First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst Building Fund, 151 Caldwell Drive, Hazlehurst, MS 39083.

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