Jerry W. Thigpen Sr.

Published 4:07 pm Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thigpen, Jerry Sr clr

May 7, 2014

Funeral Services for Jerry W. Thigpen  Sr., 79, of  Picayune, Miss., who passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 9 a.m. at Faith Chapel Church of God.

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Visitation will be Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6- 9 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

The Rev. Ronald Bear and The Rev. Eric Richard will officiate the service.

A native of Picayune, he was the Owner of Thigpen Septic Tank Services and a member of Faith Chapel Church of God. Jerry was a devout Christian, a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time tending to his garden, fishing, hunting, and reminiscing about the good old days. Jerry served as the Pearl River County Coroner from 1976-1984.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Jack Thigpen and Verdie Burge Thigpen; and his sister, Jacqueline Kellar.

Survivors include: his loving wife of over 62 wonderful years, Reba O. Thigpen; his daughter, Linda Cockrell;  his son, Jerry W. Thigpen Jr. and wife Cynthia; his three grandchildren: Michael Cockrell, Jerry “Trey” W. Thigpen III and wife Kourtnie, and Sheridan Nicole Thigpen; his four great-grandchildren: Michael “Mikey” Cockrell Jr., Shelbie Cockrell, Heidi Cockrell, and Maddie Cockrell; his sister, Janell Easterling; and several nieces and nephews.

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