Marinell Applewhite

Published 9:26 pm Friday, December 6, 2019

Graveside services for Marinell Applewhite of Brookhaven, Mississippi, are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek, Mississippi, with visitation from noon until time of the service at the church.

Riverwood Family is in charge of arrangements.

Marinell Applewhite, 85, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 4, 2019. She was born Oct. 23, 1934 to the late Ed and Mary Lenora Applewhite.

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She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in McCall Creek. Marinell loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed being outdoors and loved flowers. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Mae.”

Preceding her in death were her parents; siblings, Melvin Applewhite, Alton Applewhite, Hilda Sweeney and Edith Dunigan; brothers-in-law, Albert Sweeney, James Kettingham, Leonard Dunigan and Donald Smith; sisters-in-law, Vera Mae Applewhite and Mildred Applewhite; niece, Norma Finnigan; and nephews, David Applewhite, and Kenneth Applewhite.

Those left to cherish her memory are her brothers, Donald Applewhite and wife, Frankie, of McCall Creek, Glen Applewhite and wife, Peggie, of Brookhaven, Mississippi; sisters Helen Ketteringham of Wesson, Mississippi, and Carolyn Smith of Brookhaven.

She is also survived by a host of family and friends and special friends, Henry Wilson of Madison, Mississippi, and Lonnie Herring, of Brookhaven.

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