USA: Mississippi Deaths

Alice Lorraine BALDWIN (coloured) birth May 24, 1927 Mississippi. Died April 12, 1938 Corinth, Mississippi. d/o Marcell Balwin .Mother Ester Gillespie, both of Mississippi. City Cemetery, Alcorn County, MS

Ginger Gilespie FARLEY born Oct 16, 1934 Tennessee. Died March 10, 1988 Tupeo, Missisippi d/o J D Gillespie, Mother Louise Watson. Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Alcorn Co, Mississippi


C J Gillispie , male, death age 12,  black slave, brain disease, April,  Noxuber Co, Mississippi


Francis A Boyd Gillespie, wife of G W, Aug 9, 1870 – March 10, 1900. Dilworth, Annie Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi


James Gillespie, death age one, black slave, of spasms, September, Noxuber Co, Mississippi

Jarrius Gillespie, Mississippi
Jarrius Gillespie, Mississippi

Jarrius Mikel Gillespie, US Veteran. was born in Columbus, MS on April 25, 1998. At an early age, he played little league sports, participating in football and baseball. Jarrius was a 2016 graduate of New Hope High School. While in high school he was member of the New Hope Trojans football team for four years. After high school, he attended Alcorn State University. At Alcorn, he was a member of the Alcorn State Braves Battalion ROTC. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2017. He was also employed with Harpole construction, Kroger, and the commissary at the CAFB.  Jarrius enjoyed having a good time and was always the life of the party. He had a love for music, DJing, and fishing. He was adored by both his grandmothers and family. Jarrius enjoyed helping his grandmothers and anyone in need of help.

Jarrius departed this life on March 22, 2022 in Lorman, MS near Alcorn State University.  Jarrius is preceded in death by his special uncle, Charles Saffore. Jarrius’s memories will forever be cherished by: his mother, Daphne Miller; father, Jarrod Gillespie (Tarhonda); his daughter, London Grace Gillespie; his siblings, De’Ajon Miller, Braylen Miller and Kyleran Miller all of Columbus, MS, Nyla Gillespie, Destiny Gillespie, and Kayden Gillespie all of Jackson, MS; his maternal grandparents, Linda and Joseph Howard, and paternal grandparents Linda Gillespie and Don Gillespie; his great-grandmother, Emma Gillespie; special aunt, Shereen Mitchell; his maternal aunts; Gwendolyn Gibbs, Bronzella Hughes, Valerie Moody, Lashonda Mosley, Regina Maxwell, and paternal aunt, Corliss Gillespie; his cousins whom were raised as siblings, Christopher Saffore, Karsha Saffore, and Aaliyah Saffore; and a host of many other relatives and friends. Visitation April 1, 2022 2:00 to 6 pm at Carter’s Funeral Services, Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral Sat, April 2nd at West Lowndes High School 644 South Frontage Road, Columbus.,


Leomia Gillespie, 75, died August 12, 2009, at Aberdeen, Mississippi.  She was a member of Baptist Grove Missionary Church in Prairie, MS. Survivors include a son Percy Gillespie, a daughter Shenna Morrow; a brother Ray Fox; five sisters: Susanna Morrow, Lizzie Lee Walker; Rose Lee Hines, Maxine Madison and Martha Heard; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the Baptist Church. Burial was at Baptist Gove Cemetery. Arrangements by Belle Memorial Home.

Louise Gillespie Sept 26, 1912 Alabama. Dec 23, 1981 Corinth, Mississippi. Father Walter Watson. Mother Ophelia Tuter. Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi


Maggie Gillespie born 1878. Died Sept 17, 1928 Wiley Grove Church Cemetery, (Black), Alcorn County, Mississippi


Nannie Katherine Gillespie, 91 died January 2, 2003 at the Sardis Community Nursing Home in Sardis, Mississippi. She was born March 3, 1911 in Pleasant Grove to William R and Katie Crawford Gillespie. She was a retired bookkeeper with F. W Klyce Co, and was a member of the Sardis Presbyterian Church. There are no known surviving  members. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home Chapel.

Norma Gillespie, Mississpii
Norma Gillespie, Mississpii

Norma Jean Welch Gillespie, died April 28, 2020, age 80. She  passed away on April 28, 2020, in Columbus, MS at the Plantation Place Nursing Facility. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church where she once served as President of the Usher Board, later serving as Vice President, Sunday School Secretary, WMU on the Mother Board Finance, Building Community, and other various positions.

She Loved God, her family, working in the church. She had a passion for reading her Bible, gardening, taking care of her dog,
traveling, and volunteering. A retired employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center where she was a member of the Center
Volunteer service, a volunteer for Lift Incorporated Head Start Program, member of Retired Service Volunteer Program, member of Woodmen of the World Fraternal Lodge #0130, a former partner in hope at St. Jude Children Research Hospital, a member of Eastern Star Foster Chapter #515. She was known as Mother and Grandma to so many children in the community.

She leaves to mourn her passing her three daughters, Kim Brooks, Karen Jones and Terri Bell all of Tupelo, MS., one son, Darryl
Gillespie of Seattle, WA, her three siblings, Priscilla Lang, Larry T. Welch, and Charles N. Welch all of East St. Louis, Ill., thirteen
grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other relatives
and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tillman Welch and Ellen Morris Welch, one son Kevin Todd, her grandparents Elbert
Morris and Dezzie Hersey Morris.


Willie H Gillespie, s/o W H & Bertha Gillespie. birth Nov 23, 1898 death March 29, 1912 Burial Forrest Hill Cemetery, Bunch Street. Alcorn Co, Mississippi

Walter Gillespie MITCHELL, August 13, 1867. Alcorn Co, MS. Sept 9, 1947 Corinth, Mississippi. Wife Laura Terry Dalton Mitchell, age 75. Son Dalton Mitchell, Daughter Mrs Roy Haman. Father Lyman Burge Mitchell, McNairy Co, MS. Mother Margaret Bingham, Murray Co, Tennessee. Henry Cemetery, Alcom County, Mississippi

Record Count: 13

Source: IowaGenweb; Michigan Chronicle (oldest African/American newspaper)., Funeral Home Obituraries