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Jack Rodney Saucier

Jack Rodney Saucier, 56, of Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013. He was born in Picayune and was a graduate of Picayune High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. He enjoyed traveling and was employed in hotel and restaurant management.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Jack R. Saucier; a sister, Pamela Landrum; and a brother, Mark Saucier.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jerrie and Don Reed of Southaven; a sister, Nadine Caranna of Southaven; a niece, Courtney; nephews, Chris, Conner, Adam and Cory; and a great niece, Addalyn.

Private services will be held.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com

About Barbara Mizell

Barbara Mizell began working for the Picayune Item in 1993. She started during the "cut and paste" days of the newspaper, and was the first to create a newspaper page using the computer for the Item. She has served as Composing Supervisor and honorary Religion Editor. Of all the contributions she has made over her 20 years at the Item, she is most proud of the World War II book "The Greatest Generation." Barbara was born and raised in the White Sand Community on Lee Hill, she has also written many short stories about growing up on the hill.

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