Obituary – Leva Holmes Stennis

Funeral services for Mrs. Leva Holmes Stennis, 89, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 6 at Mission Ridge M.B. Church. Pastor Charlie Davis officiated. Burial followed in Friendship Gholson cemetery.

Mrs. Stennis was a retired Headstart worker and was a member of Mission Ridge M.B. Church. She died April 2 at Anderson Hospital in Meridian.

Survivors include her daughters, Edna, Ethel, Margaret, Josephine, Evelyn, and Regina; her sons, Otto, Lafern, Buford,Jr., James, and Willie; 37 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Williams and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.