Eva Sue Hammonds

Eva Sue Hammonds, 70, of  Brandon died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Rankin General Hospital in Brandon. She was born Monday, Oct. 28, 1946, in Laurel.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery in Laurel. Mr. Bert Pitts will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of the arrangements.

She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a best friend. She was the purest soul we have ever known. She lived and sacrificed for her family. She showed us the heart of Jesus. Told about our living Savior Jesus Christ and His love for us. She taught us no matter what to love one  another and always forgive. She was full of love and kindness for strangers, pets and even her gold fish. She said, “God put me here to serve others.” She is so loved and will be miss her. Our hearts are broken. Until we see you again In heaven.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Elijah Sims and Donna Sue Davis.

Survivors include her husband Winston Hammonds of Brandon; daughters Sonya Dee Dean (Don) of Moreno Valley, Calif., Sue Marie Painter (Paul) of Picayune and Teresa Mechel Beech (Thomas) of Bay Springs; grandchildren Joseph Paul Painter (Cassie) of Fairbanks, Alaska, Richard Painter (Kristin) of Washington, D.C., Jesse Ryan Dean of McKinney, Texas, Jamye Elyse Forbes (Zachary) of Rockwall, Texas, and Megan Evonie Cheeks (Kelly) of Laurel; great-grandchildren Christian Foxlee Cheeks, Kimber Raleigh Metten and Jeffrey Colton Cheeks, all of

Laurel, and Brantley Paul Painter of Fairbanks; brother William Elijah Sims (Martha) of Laurel; sister Dorothy Nell Russell (Marvin) of Laurel; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Andy Russell, William Sims, Terry Sims, Hunter Sims, Seth Nash and Ashton Nash.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapellaurel.com.