Rev. Morris Wesley Givens

Published 3:00 pm Monday, April 19, 2021

Graveside service for Rev. Morris Wesley Givens of Brookhaven are 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Bethel Temple United Pentecostal Church Cemetery with visitation from 9:00-10:30 at Riverwood Family.

Rev. Morris Wesley Givens, 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 17, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on October 25, 1928, to the late Wash Givens and Maddie Martin Givens.

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Mr. Givens was a former pastor and farmer. He enjoyed talking with people and selling watermelons. He will be missed by all that loved and knew him.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife of 53 years, Helen Givens; infant son, Charles W. Givens; brothers, Cliff, Walter and Dudley; and sisters, Marie Maude, Daisy and Mattie.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Arvin Givens and wife, Edith; daughter, Rita Coghlan and husband, Richard; brother, Louis Givens and wife, Voncille; also five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Mill Watts.

The family would like to express a special thank you to St. Luke Hospice Ministries.

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