March 7th, 2012
Connie Mae Miller Banks, 52, died February 28, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday at Chapel Hill M.B. Church with Rev. Johnny Dodd officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Banks was born March 9, 1959 in Yazoo City to Laura Miller Kyles and Charles Kyles. She was a member of Chapel Hill M.B. Church.
Survivors include her husband of nine years, John Albert Banks; three children, Marquita Miller, Jessica Miller and John Miller, all of Yazoo City; four stepchildren, Turkesha Washington and Albert Banks of Yazoo City, Tonya Banks of Hebron, Indiana and LaKendrick Billingsly of Belzoni; four sisters, Sharon Miller Cathey (Monroe), Patricia McIntyer, and Murian Sheppard and Charlene McIntyer (Jeffrey), all of Yazoo City; six brothers, John Miller of Yazoo City, Romeo Miller of Canton, Eddie Wilson and Willie Miller of Chicago, Lee Sheppard of Yazoo City and Kevell McIntyer of Yazoo City; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Floyd Banks, Walter Banks, Allen McIntyer, Percy McIntyer, Cortney McIntyer and Freddie Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers were Darrius McIntyer, Willie Miller, Eddie Wilson, John Miller, Rerell McIntyer, Albert Banks and Jeffery Whisenton.
Alex Javon Dixon, 30, died February 25, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Wilson Grove M.B. Church in Flora with Rev. Roosevelt Barrett officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Dixon was born Dec. 17, 1981 in Hinds County to Jim Dixon Jr. and Nellie Dixon. He was employed with the Madison County Road Department and was a member of Wilson Grove M.B. Church.
Survivors include his wife, Tanya Dixon of Bentonia; two sons, Jordan Dixon of Ridgeland and Alex Dixon Jr. of Bentonia; parents, Rev. Jim and Nellie Dixon Jr. of Vaughan; seven sisters, Rena McWade (Harold), and Sandra Jones (Leroy) of Jackson; Stephanie Dixon, Michelle Bacon, Catina Ingram (Mariam) and Deborah Dixon, all of Flora, and Kendra Dixon of Vaughan; five brothers, Rev. Stanley Dixon (Cynthia) of Clinton, Jim Dixon (Tonisha) of Forth Worth, Texas and Clifton Dixon (Sharon), Truman Dixon and Calvin Rosell, all of Jackson; mother-in-law, Mary Hubbard of Bentonia; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were his nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Marcus Lewis, Rev. Pernell Gibbs, Kenyatte Hopkins, Richard Denson Jr., Aaron Brown and Shaundell Bracey.
Willie B. Ford, 49, died February 25, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Holiness Pentecostal Church in Tchula with Bishop J.L. Payne officiating. Burial followed at West Shady Grove M.B. Church Cemetery in Lexington under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms. Ford was born July 28, 1962 to John and Irene Hughes Ford. She attended S.V. Marshall High School and was a member of Holiness Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Shanda Denise Roberson (Greg) of Tchula; a son, Dexter Lyndall Ford of Tchula; two sisters, Elmira Hubbard (Martines) of Dallas, Texas and Glenda Wilson (Peter) of Tchula; brother, Earnest Ford of Tchula; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were James E. Baker, Tony Ford, Kelvin Greer, Eddie Jenkins, Alvin Greer and James Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were Dyrus Jenkins, Earnest Ford, Cedric Jenkins, Terry Jenkins, Jeff Jackson and Larry Clay.
R.V. Grey, 88, of Redwood, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were Monday at the Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Vicksburg. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Grey was born in Holly Bluff to Bennitt and Etha Lowery Grey and lived in Vicksburg for the past 33 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was the owner and operator of R.V. Grey Mobile Homes in Vicksburg since 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Fairy Lowry Grey of Redwood; two sons, Wayne Dolan Gray of New Berry, Fla. and Rexton Van Grey of Redwood; two daughters, Vickie Peltz of Vicksburg and Dixie Anne Redditt of Vicksburg; two brothers, Billy Ray Grey of Pearl and George Grey of Vicksburg and grandchildren, Jeffrey Peltz, Stephanie Paxton, Randy Holder, Rachel Redditt, Garrett Grey, Rexton Grey, Justin Grey and Ryan Grey.
Annie Laura Perason-Beverly, 60, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
Funeral services were Feb. 24 at Pauline Minor Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth Texas.
Mrs. Pearson was born July 11, 1951 in Yazoo City to Josie Lee Fatheree Murphy and Raymond Daniel Pearson. She was a 1969 graduate of N.D. Taylor High School. She moved to Chicago and graduated from Nancy Taylor Business Career School with honors. She worked with Sears Corporate offices, Proline Black Hair Care, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters and at Harris Methodist Hospital over the course of her career.
Survivors include her children, Joseph D. Mitchell, Carla M. Pearson and April D. Mitchell; stepson, Anthony Reeves; stepmother, Winnie Pearson; sisters, Jewel Pearson, Joyce Rutledge (Joseph), Bobbie Pearson, Rose Anderson (Sylvester), Lula Carrol (Ray), Debra Outlaw, Renee Pearson, Cheryl Garfield, Janet Harris (Rick), and Angela Berry (Don); brothers, Eric Murphy (Sallee), Will Dent and Raymond Pearson; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Mitchell, Dexter House, Anthony Reeves, Fronze Pearson, Devon House, Eric Murphy, Joseph Rutledge, Reginald Pearson, Raymond Pearson and Sylvester Anderson.