March 27, 2013
Ada Hood Brase, 85, formerly of Yazoo City, Mississippi, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 12:46 p.m., at her home in Saginaw, Texas. She died peacefully in her sleep with her eldest daughter, Elizabeth, by her side.
A memorial service will be held at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City on Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Visitation is at 10 a.m., with the service at 11 a.m. and a graveside service to follow.
Born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, Ada moved with her mother and family to Yazoo City, Mississippi, in the 1940s. Later, she moved to the Mississippi Gulf coast where she met her future husband, Louis C. Brase, originally of Edwardsville, Illinois. Together, they lived and raised their family in Biloxi until the children went to college. The Brases then moved to San Angelo, Texas, before eventually retiring and moving back to Mississippi, settling in Ridgeland.
Mrs. Brase was a very loving and devoted wife and mother; and she was much loved by those who knew her. She was a talented homemaker, especially gifted in the kitchen. She was a longtime member of the Methodist church and worked for many years as church secretary for two congregations. She was also a voracious reader and a collector of classical music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Nettie Gilmore Hood, siblings, Johnny, Wilmer, Otis, Ethel, Lucille, Florence, Lawrence, and J.W., and her husband Louis C. Brase. She is survived by her children Elizabeth Brase, James and Sandy Brase, and Joe and Rebecca Forbes, grandchildren, Ada and Will Forbes, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dorothy Vaughn Stewart, 88, of Jackson died March 17, 2013.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 23, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Jackson with Rev. John R. Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Garden Memorial Park under the direction of Shaffer and Collins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stewart was born Sep. 26, 1924 in Bentonia to the late Homer and Estella Vaughn. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age with New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bentonia. She later moved to Jackson, where she united with the Morning Star Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Stewart; her son, Franklin Stewart; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Estella Robinson (Rayford C.); one son, Homer J. Stewart (Christine); one daughter-in-law, Bettie Stewart; one devoted nephew, Melvin Davis (Eunice); one devoted niece, Virgie Griffin; two sisters, Minnie Schaffer and Eura Vaughn; grandchildren, Zachary Robinson (Flora), Tim Robinson, Regina Phipps (James), Rayford C. Jr. Robinson (Capucine), James Carter (Heather), Shana Stewart, Phaedra Collins, Hiawatha Stewart, Cedric Stewart (Ashley), Darryl Stewart (Erica), Christopher Stewart (Desiree), and Homer Jr. Stewart (Teresa); 21 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Zachary Robinson, Tim Robinson, Rayford C. Robinson, Jr., Cedric Stewart, Homer Stewart, Jr., Darryl Stewart, Christopher Stewart, and James Carter.
Thomas L. White, 60, of Yazoo City died March 24, 2013 at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 25. Burial followed shortly after the service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. White was born July 23, 1952 in Washington County to William White and Emma Lee Cook, both of Mississippi. He was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church. Mr. White was also a construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include three sisters, Sandra Lee Harrison, Wanda Damiens and Paulette W. Seawright, all of Flora.
Lonzy Wilkerson, 87, of Bentonia died March 19, 2013.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Evening Star M.B. Church with Rev. Willie A. White officiating. Burial Followed at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church under the direction of Shaffer and Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilkerson was born July 6, 1925 in Yazoo County to the late Morgan and Laura Wilkerson. He was a member of Evening Star M.B. Church in Bentonia.
He was preceded in death by one daughter; five grandchildren, Robert Brown, Demetress Wilson, Kelsey Wilkerson, Shandell Wilkerson, and Amanda Brown; two brothers; and seven sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Wilkerson; three sons, Earl Wilkerson (Glendora) of Rockford, Ill., Lonzill Wilkerson (Velma) and Curtis Wilkerson, all of Jackson; twelve daughters, Lessie Brown (R.L.), Eula Cox, Stella Berry, Kathy Spicer (Rev. Clifton), Henrietta Thompson (Ollie), Lonnie Payton (Lee), Marcella Barbary (James), Gloria Ross (Curtis), Dessie Street (Eugene), Cora Burke (Tyrone), Albertine Yancy (Adrean) and Berry Hodges (James); three brothers, Wallace Wilkerson, Ples Wilkerson, and A.D. Myles; 84 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 36 great-great children; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.