A'Treio Markis Richards leaves to cherish his loving memories; his mother, Amanda Shells, his father, Kenneth W. Richards of Texas, two sisters, Donshae Harris and Ja'Mauria Richards, both of Vicksburg, grandparents, Fay Shells and Herdcine Williams, both of Vicksburg, two aunts, Dr.Tracy Shells, Vicksburg, Joshalyn Shells, of South Carolina, three uncles, Xavier Richards, Arie Shells and Frederick Williams, all of Vicksburg, a host of other family members and friends. A'Treio Markis Richards transitioned Friday, November 6, 2020 in Vicksburg at the age of 19.
Graveside Service has been scheduled for Rapper Rico Johnson Kelly Jr, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Chapel Hill Church Cemetery 5131 N. Chapel Hill Road, Edwards, MS at 11:00 AM under the direction of Joseph Buckner.
Visitation will be Friday, November 20, 2020 at Willis and Sons 5235 Robinson Rd, Jackson, MS from 1-6 PM with family present.
Rico transitioned November 1, 2020 in Jackson, MS at the age of 20. Services are being provided by C J Williams Mortuary Services 4310 Halls Ferry Road in Vicksburg.
To post your condolences for Rico please visit our Facebook page at C.J. Williams Mortuary Services.
Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Eva Grace Carter Date: Friday, October 23, 2020 Venue: Vicksburg City Auditorium at 2:00 PM. Eva will lie in repose at the auditorium from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 1-7 PM with family present from 6-7 PM at C J Williams Mortuary Services.
Eva was a high school graduate of Cooper High School and she furthered her education at Hinds Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Because of her love for children, she became gainfully employed by the Mississippi Action for Progress as an educator for over 35 years.
She was preceded in death by loving husband of 57 years Sandy Carter Jr, her parents Willie (Dorothy) Washington, and Georgia (Early) Simpson, two sons, Michael Durman and Sandy Carter III, one daughter Mary Elizabeth Carter. She leaves to mourn her transitioning, four daughters, Pamela Carter Brown (Shelby) of Mesquite TX, Barbara Carter, Cathy Demby both of Vicksburg and Diane Renee Carter of Lewisville, TX, one daughter-in-law, Lavinia Durman, Dallas, TX, one brother, Eugene (Georgia) Durman, Vicksburg, MS, 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.
Eva Grace Carter transitioned this life Friday, October 16, 2020 at Merit Health River Region at the age of 79. Please visit our Facebook page to post your condolences.
Amari Bella Buck transitioned and became an angel on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at one day old. She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Kiera Buck, her father, Walter Stewart III, her paternal grandparents, Lillie Bland and Walter Stewart, her maternal grandparents, Shennette Buck and Robert Lee Jones, a brother, Chance Stewart, a sister, Marlana Love,four aunts, Chantell Mitchell, Tanesha Buck, Keonya Buck, Sharonda Buck, one uncle, Thomes Mitchell, a host of other family members.
Gerald Benard was born November 15, 1969 and he is a 1988 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He leaves to mourn his transitioning, his darling mother, Mildred Garrett Benard, six brothers, David Benard, Fortworth, TX, A.D. Benard Jr, Thomas benard, Portsmouth, VA, Elbert Cox, Melvin Cox, Percy Cox all of Vicksburg, four sisters, Elizabeth Ann Benard, Paula Benard, Yvonne Benard, Lisa Shelton, one aunt, Aola Mason, great niece, Kamry Parker, Great nephew, Derrick "D.J." Allen, other relatives and friends including the Akins, Martin, Kent, Garrett, Burns of New Orleans, LA and McDaniel families of Vicksburg.
LaKiesha Renae Smothers Evans was born in Vicksburg, MS to Robert Smothers Sr. and the late Inez Green. LaKiesha was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Natchez, MS and through her gift of singing, her and her family started the choir of New Hope Baptist Church. Not only did she have a love for GOD but she also had a love for sports and her love inspired both of her sons to become great athletes. LaKiesha served as Booster Club President for the WCHS Boys Basketball team and other roles with the WCJH School organizations. She leaves to mourn her transitioning, her loving husband, Bobby Evans Jr, a daughter, Danielle Smothers, three sons, Daniel Smothers, Darius Smothers, Qindarius Ellis, her father, Robert Smothers Sr, her stepmother, Christine Smothers, her stepfather, Joe Carter, two sisters, LaTonya Smothers (Tommie) Bell, Chandra Vaughn, three bonus sisters, Lasondra Turner Anderson, April Smith, Catina Moffett Smothers, six brothers, Robert Smothers Jr., Calvin (Quiarra) Smothers, Dominique Smothers, Steven Carter, Gerald Vaughn, Arnold Carter, a host of other family members and friends. LaKiesha Renae Smothers Evans transitioned from this life on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 42. To post your condolences please visit our Facebook page at C.J. Williams Mortuary Services.
Gladys Marshall Williams, age 84, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020 in Vicksburg, MS with her son by her side. She was born in Edwards, MS on April 25, 1935 to Alice and Walter Marshall. Gladys is survived by her son Estes Dewayne Williams (Houston, TX), grandchildren, Justin Dewayne Williams (Houston, TX) and Eva Williams Johnson (Matthew) (Loma Linda, CA), her sister Alma Jean Banks (Edwards, MS) and a host of other family and friends. Gladys was preceded in rest by her husband of 33 years, Estes Williams, Jr.
Gladys attended Jarvis Christian College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957. She earned her masters degree in education at Jackson State University. Gladys and Estes were married in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, in 1960.
Gladys worked as a teacher in Mississippi for over 30 years. Twenty-five years were dedicated to the Vicksburg-Warren County School System. Gladys life of service was evident in her love for Jesus Christ, her family and church. She was a member of the Morning Star Seventh-day Adventist Church, Vicksburg, MS. You could regularly find her at the Salvation Army preparing and serving lunch on the second and fourth Monday of the month.
Mortuary Services has been entrusted to CJ Williams Mortuary Services. Public viewing is scheduled for April 24 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A private family graveside committal ceremony will be at 2:00 PM Saturday April 25, 2020 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg. A public memorial service will be announced for a future date.
Mr. James Jenkins transitioned this life on December 11, 2019 in Rolling Folk, MS. He was 78. Mr. Jenkins was a skilled diesel mechanic for Warning Oil for a numerous of years. He leaves to cherish his loving memories many family members and friends.
Celebration of Life: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location of Celebration: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
2585 N Washington Street
Lying in Repose: Pleasant Valley from 10:00 AM until the time of Services on Saturday, December 21, 2019 Visitation Location: C J Williams Mortuary Services Suite A Date and Time of Visitation: Friday, December 20, 2019, 5-7 PM with family present from 6 - 7 PM
Mr. Benjamin Pool transitioned this life on December 10, 2019 in Brandon, MS. He was 67. Mr. Pool was a business owner and was the owner of Auto Repair Shop until his heath declined. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his son, Benjamin Pool III, two daughters, Chanel Jones, Michelle Pool, a host of other relatives and friends.
Deceased Name: Benjamin Pool
Celebration of Life: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location of Celebration: Greater Grove Street Church
2715 Alcorn Drive
Lying in Repose: Greater Grove Street
Visitation Location: Greater Grove Street
Date and Time: Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 10:00 AM until the hour of Services
Mr. Rodney Ross transitioned this life on December 7, 2019 in Memphis, TN. He was 43. He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories: his mother, Betty Ross Washington, his sons, Jordan Ross, Jamal Williams, Jai Williams, three brothers, Raymond Washington, Gregory James, Michael James, three sisters, Debra Pemberton, Denetha Turner, Temeka Washington, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Deceased Name: Rodney Ross
Celebration of Life: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location of Celebration: Jubilee Revival Center
1201 Grove Street
Lying in Repose: Jubilee Revival Center from 1:00 PM until the hour of Services
Visitation Location: C J Williams Mortuary Services Suite A
Date and Time: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 5 - 7 PM with family present from 6 - 7 PM