Obituaries for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003
BRANDON Services for Pam Posey Sharp will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Ott and Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sharp, 52, of Brandon, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Wiser Hospital of University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
She was an artist and owner of Tableworks, hand painted dinnerware, a venture producing speciality ceramics. Pam's pieces grace homes throughout the United States. One of her last commissions before her illness was to design and produce dinnerware sets for infants whose fathers were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. A special presentation was made in New York City honoring the children and their mothers by the Republican Wives Committee.
She graduated from Philadelphia High School and attended Mississippi University for Women. She graduated from Christopher Newport of William and Mary College in Virginia.
Mrs. Sharp was a lifelong Methodist and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church on Grants Ferry Road for 30 years. She was a member of the Methodist Cursillo Community. She was active in volunteer work in her church and in the Rankin County School District.
Survivors include her daughter, Allison Palmer and her husband, Johnny, of Philadelphia; a son, Adam Sharp of Brandon; her parents, Dr. Rudolph Adam Posey Sr. and Mary Posey of Philadelphia; a sister, Jane Posey Griffin of Vicksburg; a brother, Dr. Rudolph Adam Posey Jr. of Philadelphia; and seven nieces.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Posey.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 400 Grants Ferry Road, Brandon, MS 39047.
QUITMAN Services for Bertha J. Nicholson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Stonewall Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn McRaney officiating. Burial will be in Mont Rose Cemetery in Quitman. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Nicholson, 91, of Stonewall, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Survivors include her daughters, Pansy Everett and her husband, Harper, of Bay Springs and Peggy Herring and her husband, Marvin, of Stonewall; a brother, Russell Johnston of San Francisco; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. Nicholson Jr.; a son, Coy Thomas Herrington; a granddaughter, Amy Amanda Everett; a sister, Ruby Kitchens; and a brother, Orville Johnston.
Retired Vanity Fair seamstress
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Velma Mosley Jimerson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lusk Assembly of God with the Revs. Jimmy Lloyd, Clyde Dykes and Doug Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Old Lusk Cemetery in Toxey.
Mrs. Jimerson, 82, of Butler, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Willow Trace Nursing Center.
Survivors include her sons, Dwayne Jimerson and his wife, Carol, and Ike Jimerson and his wife, Lori, all of Gilbertown; daughters, Voncille J. Busby and her husband, David, of Quitman, Juanita Landrum and her husband, Harold, of Gilbertown; a brother, Alman Mosley and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Jimerson, both of Gilbertown; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James L. Jimerson; a daughter, Sharon; and her husband, Vaiden Jimerson.
JACKSON A Eucharistic Mass for Elizabeth Claire Moore Mayo will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church. Graveside services and burial will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mayo, 85, of Jackson, formerly of Meridian, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her daughters, Claire Moore McEachern of Salisbury, N.C., Janis Mayo Downer of Jackson and Jennifer Douglas Mayo of Durham, N.C.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglas Mayo; and a brother, Heustis Thomas Moore Jr.
Visitation will be Friday 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Rose Marie Gibson Ivey will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Edgar Jenkins and Joel Ivey officiating. Burial will be in Springbank Cemetery in Silas.
Mrs. Ivey, 61, of Gilbertown, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, James Horace Ivey; a son, Frederick Elijah Ivey; daughters, Shelia Marie Fussell, all of Gilbertown, Phyllis Jane Lindsey of Mobile and Laura Jean Johnson of Rydal, Ga.; a brother, Charles Lee Gibson of St. Stephens; sisters, Sarah Louise Beech of Mobile and Anna Marie Anderson of Theodore; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Violet Kelly will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Van Williams officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kelly, 90, of Meridian, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her daughters, Florine Carlisle and her husband, Tony, of Cleveland, Ohio, Annie Woods of Decatur, Ill., and Verda Jack of Meridian; sons, the Rev. D.C. Carlisle and his wife, Everniece, of Lakewood, N.J., B.C. Carlisle and his wife, Mary, of Cincinnati, Homer Kelly of Decatur, Ill., Wright Kelly and his wife, Mary, of Springfield, Ill., Felix Kelly and his wife, Sharon, Eddie Kelly and his wife, Wanda, all of Lakewood, N.J., Jimmy Kelly and Eugene Kelly, both of Meridian; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, other siblings and a son-in-law, Charles Woods.