The Picayune Item
Funeral services for Joy Mitchell Samrow, 83, of Picayune, who passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, will be held Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church, and also on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., service time at the church.
Burial will be in Flat Top Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
The Rev. Arthur Lee will officiate the service, assisted by Dr. Dean Register.
A native of Pearl River County, Miss., she was a Receptionist at USM for about 35 years, and was a Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house mother at USM. Joy was a member of Crosspoint Community Church. She was a real people person, and loved cooking and sending cards for all occasions. Joy was always taking care of people, whatever they needed her to do. She had a very positive upbeat attitude. Joy loved her family and was always present for anything that her family was involved in. Joy really lived up to her name, spreading joy everywhere she went.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Charlie Mitchell and Addie Wheat Mitchell; her two sons, Perry Wallace Samrow and Steven Patrick Samrow; and her sister, Marie Mitchell Sones.
Survivors include: her daughter, Jeanne Whitfield and husband Derwin; three grandchildren, Eric, Drew, and Steven; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Graham, Noah, Jackson, and Evie; and nieces, Jane Sones Kleinschmidt and Judy Beall.
Obituary, Register Book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page, at www.mcdonaldfh.com.