Mary Jean Pounds

OKOLONA – Mary Jean Pounds died Friday, April 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1944, to Middie L. Pounds and Clifford Enos in Plantersville.

She graduated from Sims High School. She enjoyed reading her Bible, working in her flower garden. She loved people and never met a stranger. She was employed by Aircap Manufacturing for 20 years and later worked at Nettleton Primary School’s cafeteria for 12 years until retirement. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton with Pastor Johnnie Jointer officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Memorial Gardens in Nettleton. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheaneter Pounds (Frank) of Nettleton; granddaughters, Shalisa Pounds (Dejuan Lowe) and Shontel Pounds (Nathaniel Ruff), both of Nettleton; and eight great-grandchildren, Sha’Tierra Pounds, Laquitta Pounds, Andrew Pounds, Va’Shawn Pounds, Cortavian Pounds, Tytionna Penro, Christopher Pounds and Jar’Davius Pounds, all of Nettleton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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