M. Jerry Rutland

Published 2:13 pm Monday, September 12, 2022

Services for M. Jerry Rutland will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, with burial in Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, at Calvary and will resume from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Mr. Rutland, 77, of Jayess, MS, passed from this life, entering his eternal home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, September 11, 2022. He was born June 24, 1945, to James Melvin Rutland and Agnes Marie King Rutland. He was employed as Utilities Department Foreman with Georgia Pacific in Monticello, MS. He was a member of Tri County Cruisers and an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Rutland found the greatest joy in helping others. Being the hands and feet of Jesus, making a difference in the lives he touched. He was a faithful follower of Jesus and was glad to join his faith family in fellowship and worship. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Otis Rutland and Glenn Rutland; and his mother and father-in-law, W.H. “Dub” and Mary Katherine Womack.

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Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Joyce Ann Womack Rutland; children, Elliot Rutland and wife, Jocelyn and Allen Rutland and fiancé, Jenny Smith; six grandchildren, Caroline and Claire Rutland, Addison and Avery Rutland, and, soon to be, Jaxon Barron and Blaire Buckels. He is also survived by a host of family and a countless number of friends.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.