Johnny Lee “Chicken” Lenore

Published 8:14 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Johnnie LenoreJohnny Lee “Chicken” Lenore

December 31, 2013

Johnny Lee “Chicken” Lenore December 31, 2013 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1 Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jauary 11, 2014, 11 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church for Johnny Lenore, 78, who passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at St. Paul, Minn. Pastor Donald Parker will officiate at the service. Johnny was born November 7, 1935 to the late Milton and Annie James Lenore in Cybur, Miss., Pearl River County. Johnny was previously employed by the City of Picayune and Bender’s Dry Cleaners. He united with Pleasant Valley Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. R.L. Fox, where he served faithfully as an Usher. Johnny Lee Lenore also served in the United States Army where he received an honorable discharge. Johnny Lee Lenore ended his earthly life to begin his heavenly journey on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 He was preceded in death by his parents: Milton and Annie James Lenore; one sister, Virgil Plummer. Survivors include: one devoted daughter, Janice Melinda Magee; two grandchildren, LaKenia Magee and Joseph Paul Simpson; five great-grandchildren: Ashton, Amaria, Anii, Chisty, and Kira; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives an friends. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in the Picayune Cemetery with military honors. Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home. 601-798-4469.

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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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