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Marvin Luther ‘Jak’ Douglas

A celebration of life service for Marvin Luther “Jak” Douglas, of Pearl, will be Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Spring Lake Venue in Country Place in Pearl. 

Mr. Douglas, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 8, 1943, in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Marvin E. Douglas and Nettie June (Kimbrough) Douglas.  He made the admirable decision to donate his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to support the advancement of medical research and science.

He is preceded in death by his brothers-in-laws, Gene Brownlee, of Whitehouse, Texas, and Sam Mullins, of Milton, Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy Ella Porter Douglas, daughter, Kimber Lane McDowell (Jonathan); son Michael Shane Douglas (Kim); siblings, Helen Brownlee, of Whitehouse, Texas, Vivian Mullins, of Milton, Florida, Susan Pollock (Bill), of Canton, Texas, Gary Kim Douglas (Elizabeth), of Ellisville, Jerry Marlon Douglas (Cindy), of Milton, Florida, and Barry Douglas, of Canton, Texas; five beautiful grandchildren, Brennon Nicole and Robert Wayne McDowell and Michael Wesley, Jackson Brenden and Levi Anding Douglas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and in-laws.

Memorials may be made in honor of “Jak Douglas” to the Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society (CMDSS), P.O. Box 935, Jackson, MS 39205 or

Hope House of Hospitality, 786 E. Northside Drive, Jackson, MS 39206.

Marvin Luther ‘Jak’ Douglas