Vernon Lee Tullos

Published 8:17 pm Saturday, February 4, 2017

Funeral services for Vernon Lee Tullos will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Natchez Trace Funeral Home with burial at Natchez Trace Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Natchez Trace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pall bearers will be Mr. Tullos’ nephews, Joel Tullos, Mike Tullos, Keith Bullard, Kevin Bullard, Miles Tullos and Doug Tullos.  Honorary pall bearers, who are also nephews, will be Jimmy Tullos, Ricky Tullos, Scott Tullos, Randy Johnson and Michael Johnson.

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Mr. Tullos died at home Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Magee to Byron Tullos and Minnie McWilliams Tullos. He graduated from Magee High School and Copiah-Lincoln Junior College before serving in the 854th Medical Collecting Company of the Army during the Korean War. His life was devoted to his Lord and his family. In 1952, he married Sybil Johnson Tullos of Feltsenthal, Arkansas. Together they shared 65 years of life, loving each other, raising children, traveling and working together. He spent many hours passing down his love for Jesus, sports and hunting to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was a longtime member of Washout Bayou Hunting Club and Yucatan Hunting Club. For many years, he worked in the wholesale building material business mainly serving south Mississippi and Louisiana. He and his wife worked together as owners of Beltone Hearing Service in Central Mississippi for many years also. Ordained as a deacon in the Baptist church, he enjoyed serving in several churches. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lavell Tullos, Miles Tullos and Larry Tullos; his sister, Peggy Bullard, and an infant son, Gary Tullos.

Survivors include a son, Roger (Renee) Tullos; a daughter, Jann (Mike) Kenney; a daughter, Cherry (Larry) Collum, and a son, Rolan (Lynn) Tullos; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Kelly) Boszor, Alex Tullos, Kari (Drew) Kennedy, Jon Michael Kenney, Blake Phillips, Jance (Eric) Hart, Lauren Tullos and Ashley Tullos; six great-grandchildren; brothers, George J (Ruby) Tullos and James (Ann) Tullos, sisters-in-law, Billie Tullos and Sue Tullos; brothers-in-law, Ray Johnson and Rex Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and one aunt. Special recognition is given to Helen Fitzgerald who has assisted in his care for the last 19 months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Missions Funds, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Go Fund of First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, But God Ministries, Ridgeland, Mississippi, or your choice of evangelical mission organizations.