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Sunday, February 2, 2020 5:03 PM
The Rev. Dr. James McKenzie Baird, Jr., the retired senior minister of The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson who fought for the primacy of the Scriptures and faithfully preached salvation is by grace through faith alone in Christ alone, died on Friday. He was 91.
  • Landrith Dean Jarrell, Sr., age 88, of Madison County, MS died March 6, 2020 at his home. 
  • Mark Houston, 58, of Madison passed away on February 20, 2020 at his home in Madison. Funeral services were held at Lakewood Funeral Home on February 22, 2020.
  • Martha Hardage Magee, 90, died February 18, 2020 at Highland Home. She was born in Madden, MS on January 12, 1930 to Florabel and Algie Hardage. 
  • Aubrey Nathan Summerlin, 63 passed away February 6, 2020 at his residence in Canton, MS. Funeral services were held February 10, 2020 at Culpepper Funeral Home in Canton.
  • Gwen Varney O'Keefe passed away on February 6, 2020 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison.
  • Dr. James McKenzie Baird, Jr.
    If James McKenzie Baird, Jr., was delivering his obituary, that is how he would begin. Many will recognize the familiar opening to his sermons, and the powerful voice that helped lead friends and family to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jim went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 31, at age 91. He lived a remarkable life, marked with service, humility and a sense of purpose.
  • Mary E. Coleman of Ridgeland passed away on January 21, 2020, at the age of 104. 
  • Mrs. Johnnie Mae Sims Young, 87 of Canton was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Hospice Ministries, Inc. in Ridgeland. She was born September 12, 1932 in Madison County Mississippi to the late Ella Mae Jones and
  • Mr. Ben ‘Linn’ Hart of Canton passed away at his home Friday Jan 24th, 2020 at the age of 84 from a battle with bile duct cancer. 
  • Suzelle Weems, of Madison, succumbed, on January 10, 2020 to the ravages of acute myeloid leukemia despite a valiant and resolute year- long battle with the disease, a battle which involved chemotherapy and bone-marrow transplant. She was born in Houston, Texas, May 6, 1955, the beloved first born of Nanette Weaver Weems and William Lamar Weems. 
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