June 22nd, 2011
Alberta Carter Moore, 45, died June 13, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Vaughan with Rev. Clarence Walsh officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Moore was born on Nov. 4, 1965 to Samuel Carter Sr. and Marvernia Carter. She married Barney Moore on March 30, 1990.
Mrs. Moore confessed to Christ at 11 years old at Mt. Zion M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. N.B. Jackson. She was employed at the Young Williams Child Support Call Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband; father; two siblings; grandparents; and aunts and uncles.
Survivors include four sons, Thaddeus Moore, Erick (Val) Lowery, Antwan (Tranessa) Lowery and Xavius Lowery; mother; four siblings, Dianne (Homer) Bell of Canton, Barbara Carter, Nicole Carter and Samuel Carter Jr., all of Vaughan; four nieces; four nephews; two great nephews; two great nieces; four grandchildren; seven aunts; eight uncles; two sister-in-laws; special friend, Jerome Jones; life-long friend, Bobbie Mitchell; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were O.D. Simpson, W.P. Green, Robert E. Mitchell and Otha Williams.
Pallbearers were Johnny Jones, Vince Jones, Keith Mitchell, Frankie Edwards, Howard Hollins II, Ryan White, Anthony Woodberry and Tony Williams.
Ida Mae Sheriff, 86, of Yazoo City, died on June 10, 2011 at her home in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Chapel Hill M.B. Church in Yazoo City with Rev. Willie Smith officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sheriff was born on Jan. 15, 1925 to the late Sia Stevens and Amy Banks. She was married to the late John Fred Sheriff Jr.
Mrs. Sheriff confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church and later St. Paul Church of God in Christ. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 14 siblings; and daughter, Amy Jean Jefferson.
Survivors include three daughters, Freddean Logan and Diane Wallace of Yazoo City and Delores Smith of Jackson; a son, Jacob (Mary) Sheriff of Yazoo City; sister, Freddean Reed of Washington D.C.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Michael Wallace, Marcus Smith, Jabral Sheriff, Lance Owens, Darius Johnson, David Austin and Terrance Owens.
Pallbearers were Robert Robinson, Noble Brooks, Eugene Bullock, Terrell Johnson, Stanley Martin and Eddie Johnson.
Peggy Wilkinson Walker died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
She was born Peggy June Wilkinson in Yazoo City, Mississippi on Sept. 23, 1940 to parents, Richard and Eddie Lee Wilkinson. She graduated from Yazoo City High School and attended Hinds Junior College. She worked many years at Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association.
Peggy grew up and lived entire life in Yazoo City area. She was one of eight children. She married Wallace Walker on February 20, 1959, and raised three children. She was an active member of Black Jack Baptist Church, a member of Garden Club and loved to cook. Peggy was known as a giving friend to those who knew her and had the kindest heart to all.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Kevin Berry Walker.
Survivors include her husband Wallace Walker; son Petey Walker (Cindy) of Atlanta, Ga., daughter Crystal Newquist (Jimmy) of Jackson, Mississippi, grandkids: Chad Walker of Atlanta, Georgia, Sonny Walker of Rome, Ga., Drew Newquist of Jackson, Hallie Walker of Yazoo City, and Kaitlyn Walker of Arkansas. Also two great grandkids: Haven Grace Walker and Dallas Walker of Atlanta, Georgia. She was also survived by seven brother and sisters: Lois Pierce (Benton, Ms), Frances McCord (Columbia, SC), William Wilkinson (Brooks, Georgia), Charles Wilkinson (Nashville, Georgia), Kenneth Wilkinson (Starkville, Mississippi), Carlton Wilkinson (Yazoo City, Mississippi) Nancy Wilson (Terry, Mississippi) and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Black Jack Baptist Church, 1914 Black Jack Road, Vaughan, Mississippi 39179.
Gregory Alton Lee, 16, died June 6, 2011 in an accidental drowing in a lake in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Mr. Lee was a former Woolfolk Middle School student who live in Wisconsin for the past four and a half years. He was the fourth of five children born to George and Ruby Lee.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Lee.
Survivors include his father, George Allen Lee (Angel) of Eau Claire, Wisc.; mother, Ruby Lee of Oklahoma City; sister, Kenitra Wortham of Oklahoma City; and four brothers, Michael Wortham of Oklahoma City and Stephan Lee, Patrick Lee and Avion Lee, all of Eau Claire, Wisc.
Lee was an avid poet, lyricist artist and athlete. After his demise the family chose his favorite poem, which he recited in the eight grade:
The Next Place
The next place I go to will be as peaceful and familiar
as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet untrouble mind.
And yet...It won’t be like any place I’ve ever been or seen, or ever dreamed of, in the place I leave behind.
I won’t know where I’m going, and I won’t know where I’ve been.
I’ll glide beyond the rainbow; I’ll drift above the sky.
I’ll drift into the wonder without ever wondering why.
I won’t remember getting there, somehow I’ll just arrive.
But I know that I belong there, and will feel much more alive.