Helen Hayes Holt
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
Sis. Helen Hayes Hold began her Christian journey on September 5, 1921 in Bogalusa, La. She was the daughter of the late Will and Della Hayes.
She accepted Christ at an early age at Hart’s Chapel Baptist Church in Hart’s Chapel, Miss., under the leadership of the Reverend Hart. She later joined New Welcome Baptist Church in the Whitesand Community in Poplarville, Miss, where she actively served with the Deaconess Ministry, and Choir. She moved to Picayune, Miss., in the early 70’s and continued her Christian journey as a member of East Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Alonzo Dees, and continued her membership under Pastor Brian K. Dees where she diligently served until her death. Sis. Holt was an active member of Home Mission, President of the Senior Choir, Sunday School teachers, and Deaconess Ministry. Sis. Holt was known by many as “Mother Holt” the Church Matriarch. She graciously shared her wisdom and knowledge about the Lord to her church family and will be sadly missed by many. She was previously employed by the Picayune Public School System.
Helen united in marriage to the love of her life, Samuel Holt Sr., and to this union 12 children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and God fearing woman.
On December 29, 2012, Helen completed her earthly journey and went home to be with the Lord embraced by her loving, caring and devoted family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Della Hayes; her loving husband, Samuel Holt, Sr.; her children: Samuel Holt Jr., Charles Vester Holt, Mary Ella Holt-Terrell, and Helen Faye Holt-Davis; her only sister, Hilda Hart; and two brothers, Otha Hayes, and Luther “Son” Hayes.
Helen leaves to cherish her legacy of Christian faith and family values: her children: Edward James Holt (Katherine), Virgie Lee Peters, Mary Frances Hardaway, Minnie Mae Crockrum (Edward), Lonnie Earl Holt (Mary Alice), Geneva Swain (Mack Sr.), Alvin Bernard Holt, Lawrence O’Keith Holt (Sharyn); 29 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and a devoted friend Doris Parker.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at East Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Brian K. Dees will officiate. Interment will be in the Dave Mondy Cemetery, Whitesand Community in Poplarville.
Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.
Helen Hayes Holt
Richard Arlan Smith
Richard Arlan Smith, 80, passed away December 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born on January 25, 1933, in the Byrd’s Chapel Community.
He graduated high school in 1951 from McNeill High School, McNeill, Miss.
Herberta Louise Randolph Holland
Herberta Louise Randolph Holland, 97, a recent resident of Picayune, Miss., passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at Millbrook Gardens Assisted Living Home.
Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal
Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal, 38, of Bear Creek passed away Monday, December 2, 2013.
Joji Tomei, 88, of Carriere, Miss., passed away Monday, November 25, 2013.
Visitation will be held Saturday December 7, 2013 at Picayune Funeral Home beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon with a short memorial service directly after.
Rebbie F. Smith
Funeral Services for Rebbie F. Smith, 87, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Darrell Luther Mitchell
Graveside services for Darrell Luther Mitchell who passed away December 2, 2013 at 89 years old, born January 27, 1924, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune, Miss., at 2 pm for family and friends.
Donald Ray Combs
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes…” — Revelation 21:4
Donald Ray Combs, 70, of Edmonton, Ky., passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at the NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow. Born in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Rex and Laverne Greer Combs. Donald Ray was employed in construction and building maintenance and he was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Challen Reece O’Meara
Funeral Services for Challen Reece O’Meara , 52, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial Services for Catherine McVaugh, 88, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, will be held Friday, December 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Sheryl Faye Ledet
Memorial Services for Sheryl Faye Ledet, 65, of Carriere, Miss., who passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 12 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
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