About Mississippi

Mississippi is known as “The Magnolia State.” The state is heavily forested, with over half of the area covered by wild trees. The seafood industry is a major contributor to the state’s economy. The Gulfport/Biloxi area is one of the leading seafood ports in the nation. Mississippi is known as the home of delta blues music, which is a variation of country blues. Blues legends born in Mississippi include Robert Johnson, Son House and Muddy Waters. You can visit historical blues music sites while driving on the Mississippi Blues Trail, opened in 2006. The state’s most famous native is Elvis Presley, who was born in Tupelo in 1935. Morgan Freeman and Oprah Winfrey are also from Mississippi. Next time you enjoy a cold Root Beer, keep in mind it was created in Biloxi by Edward Barq in 1898.


In 2016, there were 19,490 obituaries reported in the state of Mississippi on Legacy.com. This is a 17% increase from 2015 when 16,689 obituaries were reported in Mississippi. You can browse through the full list of Mississippi obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.