PHEBA – Ola Mae Johnson Millsaps, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 12, 1924, in Clay County, the daughter of the late Wiley Lewis and Jennie Mae Noblin Johnson. She was a waitress at Moore’s Restaurant in West Point and a clerk at The Fabric Shop. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and attended Pheba Baptist Church. She was a member of Martha Chapter 53 Order of the Eastern Star, where she had received her 50-year pin. She married Leonidus Ellis Millsaps on Dec. 18, 1943. He passed away in 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery near Montpelier. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Millsaps (Janice) of Pheba and Nick Millsaps (Betty) of Olive Branch; two grandchildren, Michelle Lee (Stewart) and Carol Ann Barnes; two stepgrandchildren, Lorie Parker (Robert) and Andy Morris; four great-grandchildren, Christen Lee, Garrett Lee, Haley Hardin and Harley Hardin; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Cody Parker and Rob Parker.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Eugene and Jerry Wayne Millsaps, and one brother, Louis Harold Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Bryant Millsaps, Kim Millsaps, Jimmy Terry, Danny White, Glenn Allen Forrester and Louis Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be friends at Pheba Baptist Church, friends at Hebron Baptist Church, the nurses and staff of North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice Unit and Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Highway 46, Pheba, MS 39755.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
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