Brenda Faye Cobb
WATER VALLEY—Ms. Brenda Faye Cobb (née McCluskey) of Water Valley passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Oxford. She was 66.
Brenda was born on September 5, 1953, in Yalobusha County to the late Herman and Eula Faye McCluskey. She grew up with her brother, Larry, and attended Water Valley High School. After high school, she attended secretarial school in Memphis, where she met her first husband. Together they had two sons and a daughter.
Brenda is survived by her son, Thomas Conner of Springdale, Ark., along with his wife and three children; her son, Andy Conner of Springdale, Ark., along with his wife and their daughter; a brother, Larry McCluskey of Lake City, Ark, along with his wife, Glenda, his two children and six grandchildren, and her two children and six grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jenny.
There was a small memorial service for Brenda on Friday, July 17, at 3 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley.
In the spirit of Brenda’s kind nature, please sent flowers to Yalobusha General Nursing Home, 630 S. Main St., Water Valley. The family would like the residents of the home to enjoy flowers in Brenda’s memory.
Brianna Antionette Johnson
WATER VALLEY—Brianna Antionette Johnson, age 20, of Water Valley died tragically Sunday, July 12, 2020, in her home from domestic violence.
Born September 8, 1999, in Oxford, she was a daughter of Larry Armstrong and Jeanette Johnson. “Bri” had always been a fun-loving girl who enjoyed girl activities, such as singing, doing make-up and dancing.
Left behind to cherish her memory is one brother, Thomas Johnson of Oxford; a sister, Angelica Johnson; and a host of other family members who loved her very much.
“Bri” died alongside her mother, Jeanette Johnson.
Service information will be posted once it becomes available. Seven Oaks Funeral Home has charge arrangements.
WATER VALLEY—Jeanette “Buck” Johnson, age 50, of Water Valley died tragically Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home from domestic violence.
Born July 31, 1969, in Water Valley, she was a daughter of Annie Lou Johnson and the late Tom Jenkins. Jeanette was a very active young lady when she attended Water Valley High School. She was a cheerleader, participated in track and played basketball. After graduating in 1990, she attended Arkansas Community College were she received an Associate Degree in nutrition. Jeanette was the dietary manager at Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home, where she had worked for 24 years. She loved singing, cooking, and baking, which included her favorite, strawberry cake. But nothing meant more to her than her family. Jeanette was a member of Union Hill C.M.E. Church, were she led the choir, and had served as secretary.
Left behind to cherish her memory is one son, Thomas Johnson of Oxford; a daughter, Angelica Johnson of Water Valley; three brothers, Richard Jenkins of Colorado, Dewayne Jenkins (Apryl) of Hattiesburg, and Gerrick Cunningham (Shannon) of Grenada.
In addition to her father and brother, Tommy Jenkins, Jr., she was preceded in death by her daughter, Brianna, who died alongside her.
Service information will be posted once it becomes available. Seven Oaks Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Esther Maria Redwine
BRUCE—Esther Maria Redwine, age 65, died Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Methodist University Hospital at Memphis.
Born December 29, 1953, in Niles, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Carmelo and Bonnie Velez. She was a very loving and down to earth person and never met a stranger. Esther was always willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need. The joys she had in her life were simple, yet held a very special place in her heart including listening to various types of music, cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially trapping with her husband, Danny.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 10-11 o’clock, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Billy Childs officiating. Burial will be in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery at Bruce.
Esther is survived by her husband of 17 years, Danny Redwine; one son, Jason Rusch of Bruce; two daughters, Tonia Card of Memphis, and Angela Rusch (Jessica) of Calhoun City; a brother, Carlos Velez (Rosalee) of Greendale, Ind.; one sister, Diana Laird (George) of Water Valley; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her father, Esther was preceded in death by her daughter, Dana Redwine; and a half-brother, Richard Eves.
Percy Lee Hickey Rogers
WATER VALLEY—Percy Lee Hickey Rogers was born to the union of the late Tom Hickey, Sr. and Polly Ann Creasy Hickey on April 8, 1930, in Water Valley. She departed this life July 15, 2020 in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
She gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined A.M.E. Zion Church at Water Valley, where she remained a faithful member. She served faithfully in the ministry or Christ as deaconate, stewardess, Sunday school teacher and church secretary and volunteered where she was needed. Mrs. Rogers was often asked to sing solos at different church functions. She sang in the church choir and also sang on the local radio station, located in Water Valley. She enjoyed taking care of her cat and dogs, gardening and sewing; but her greatest love was taking care of her babies, friends, neighbors, and helping feed anyone in need. She always had a smile and a kind word, never met a stranger, and enjoyed talking on the phone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Sherman Rogers, Sr.; one son, Sherman “Butch” Rogers, Jr.; two grandsons, Tory Sanders and Raiteri Rogers; four brothers, J. B. Carter, Henry Carter, Tom Hickey, Jr., and Matthew Hickey; and two sisters, Levi Creasy and Flossie Kerr.
Percy Lee leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Michael Rogers; seven daughters, Gloria Jackson, Ginger Walton (Thomas), Joyce Jenkins (Leonard), Carolyn Rogers, Sharon Sanders (Cornel), Linda Rogers and Dahlia Rogers; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Lucius Rogers (Carlene); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She also leaves a special friend and neighbor, Betty Ward.
A pubic viewing will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, July 23, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Friday, July 24, at noon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Kenneth Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
That is my grandma she was so nice😥😞😭