Miss Bobbie Mae Black, age 88, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Attala County Nursing Home. Miss Black was the youngest child of Annie McClellan Stone and Thomas Benton Black of the Oak Ridge Community in Attala County. She was born May 23, 1924.
She graduated from French Camp High School and Draughn's Business School in Jackson, MS. Bobbie was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kosciusko, MS. She was active in the Ceramic Ministry at Galloway Memorial Methodist Church while living in Jackson. She was retired from Campbell Construction Co. where she was very active in the Women in Construction (WIC) organization on both the local and national level.
After retiring Miss Black moved to Kosciusko, where she made caring for and doing for others her mission. She is survived by one sister, O'Dean Black Paulsen of Dunnellon, FL and a host of nieces and nephews that were her "children".
Services will be Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 3PM at the Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parkway Cemetery, Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be from 1PM until service time. Her nephews, Dr. Tom Elkin and Rev. James Elkin, and her pastor, Rev. Don Patterson, will officiate. Pallbearers will be her great-nephews, T. J. Evans, Owen King, Sandy Evans, David A. Evans, Aaron Roebuck, Jr., and Chad Kyle.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1293, Kosciusko, MS 39090.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013