Roosevelt Poole Jr.

Published 7:00 am Friday, January 3, 2020

Funeral services will be held on Sat. Jan. 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Hart’s Chapel Baptist Church, for Roosevelt Poole Jr., age 65, of Poplarville, MS, who died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 in Forrest General Hospital. Rev. Joey Mark will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Rose Park Cemetery under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home. 

A native of  Poplarville, MS, Roosevelt was a member of Green Grove Baptist Church, were he served as a Deacon, President of the Senior Choir, President of The 5th Sunday Singing Convention, and was a member of the District Male Chorus. He served as Vice President of the Pearl River County Branch of the NAACP. 

Survived by wife, Debra Henry Peters-Poole, of Poplarville, MS; 3 sons, Patrick (Freda) Poole, Teddy (Querita) Poole, Dominique (Kasey) Poole all of Poplarville, MS; 1 step-son, Deontae Peters, of Bogalusa LA;  2 step-daughters, Keisha Henry-Peters, of VA, Valincia (Kendrick) Nichols, of Bogalusa, LA; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Roy Lee Poole, Billy Poole, Rodney Poole,  of Poplarville, MS; 4 sisters, Shirlene Magee, Tonja Morris, Janie Richardson, Marcia Ramsey; and1 god-daughter Yolanda Newson.

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Roosevelt was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt Sr., and Sarah Ann Mills Poole; 1 brother, Arthur Poole; and 2 great-grandchildren, Bryson Poole and Sa’mya  Magee.

Visitation will be held Sat. Jan. 4, 2020, from 9 am until 11 am at Hart’s Chapel Baptist Church under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home.