Wilbert Lindsey

SHANNON – John Wilbert Lindsey Jr., 69, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1943, to John Wilbert Lindsey and Earline Townsend. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Trustee Board and the male chorus and president of the Brotherhood. He received his education from the Shannon schools. He retired from Foamax after 35 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis McKinney officiating. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mattie Buchanan Lindsey of Shannon; one daughter, Earline Carouthers of Tupelo; one stepdaughter, Gwendolyn Buchanan of Shannon; one son, Wilbert Terezz Lindsey (Jameda) of Walls; four sisters, Aglean Ford (Wardell), Eloise Rogers (John) of Okolona, Flora Gates of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Nancy Thompson (James) of Shannon; stepsisters, Erie Mae Lee of Shannon, Laura Williams of Verona, Helen McConner and Annie Williams of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Lillian Hampton; four brothers, Andrew Lindsey, Rev. Earnest Lindsey, Freddie Lindsey Williams, all of Shannon, Curtis Williams (Mary) of Dunkirk, N.Y.; two stepbrothers, Lonzo Williams of Shannon and Roger Williams of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. and a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, both at the funeral home.


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