September 21st, 2011
Beather “BeBe” Jefferson, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. John H. Scott officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Church Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jefferson was born Dec. 8, 1925 in Flora to the late John Jefferson and Mary Green. She worked for Dan Nicholas as a housekeeper, with Shipley Donut Shop as a baker and with Yazoo Motel as a housekeeper. She was a member of St. Matthew Church of God in Christ.
She was preceded in death by six siblings.
Survivors include her children, Elder John Jefferson (Dorothy) of Yazoo City and Ethel (Samuel II) of Orlando, Fla.; a grandchild she raised as her child, Eddie Boston (Bobbie Jean) of Yazoo City; a great-grandchild she raised as her child, Keith Jones of Victorville, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Gilmore, Ibriys Williams, Louis James Henderson, David Jones, Gregory Moore, Alfred Williams and Cedrick Hudson.
Honorary pallbearers were John Jefferson, Marcus LaDon Hoover, Britten Hoover III, Eddie B. Boston, Keith Jones, Samuel Clark II and Johnny Lee Thomas.
Jessie Bell Meeks, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
Funeral services were Sunday at Yvonne McCoy Elementary School with Rev. Willie Eugene Smith officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Meeks was born July 29, 1915 to Elijah and Hibumia Woods. After moving to Yazoo City, she joined St. Peter M.B. Church, where she was an active member. Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Plure Meeks; four sisters, and three brothers.
Survivors include her children, Mildred Purvis, Mary Alice Jones, Delores Meeks and Carolyn Williams, all of Los Angeles, Earlean Smith of Chicago, Jo Ann Owens and John Meeks (Shirley) of Yazoo City and Vernon Meeks (Frances) of Jackson; sister, Almeater Swan of Atlanta, Ga.; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Latiker, Joe Reynolds, Bill Sanders, Eddie “Ace” Smith, Dwayne Townsend, Jonathan Townsend, Dwayne Purvis, Anthony Purvis, Keith Meeks, Michael Reynolds, Corey Meeks and Darnell Woods.
Honorary pallbearers were her nephews.