The Picayune Item
HEIDELBERG, Miss. —
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want….” – Psalms 23
Funeral Services for J.D. McCormick, 85, of Heidelberg, Miss., will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at East Jerusalem Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. Reverend McLaurin will officiate at the service, assisted by Pastor Brian K. Dees.
J D McCormick was welcomed into the world on February 19, 1928 to the late Welka & Carrie McCormick in Heidelberg. He was the eldest (first born) of four children. He attended South Side School until 6th grade, when he went work to assist in caring for his family.
He was a member of Leona Methodist Church in Leona, Miss.. In 1946, J.D. met and married Rosie Lee McCormick; this union was blessed with seven beautiful children. J.D. was a very hard working man. He drove trucks for Hess Oil Company in Heidelberg. He then relocated his family to Picayune, Miss., where he worked for as a truck driver for Huey Stockstill and Ray Burge. He lived a very fluent life in Picayune. J.D. was a great provider for his family. Always a hard worker, J.D. moved his family back to Heidelberg and then to Laurel. After retirement, J.D. moved back to Picayune to be close to his adult children, where he resided until death.
J.D. McCormick closed his eyes for the last time at Forrest General Hospital, in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday, July 20, 2013, when God dispatched his death angels to bring him home to receive the ultimate promise of the Master: “Eternal rest in Christ Jesus”.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Rosie Lee McCormick; his parents, Welka and Carrie McCormic; one daughter, Orean M. Spanks; one sister, Florene Newell; one brother, James McCormick; 2 great-grandchildren, Catura Knowlin and Christopher Jenkins.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: six children; Willie (Deborah) McCormick, Earline Hollins, James (Cheryl) McCormick, Carrie M. McClendon, all of Picayune, Clara (Reginald) Braxton, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Diane Evans Smith, of Picayune; one sister, Christine Simmons, of Chicago, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. J.D. McCormick will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew his amazing life.
Interment will be in Picayune Cemetery. Viewing will be at the church one hour prior to service. Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.