Jerry Lee Ezell Sr.

Jerry Lee Ezell Sr., 75, of Soso died Thursday, April 5, 2018 after a long illness at his residence in Soso. He was born Thursday, Dec. 17, 1942 in Laurel.

Visitation will be today (Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centerville Baptist Church in Soso. Funeral Services will be at 2 at the at church cemetery. Burial will follow. Brother Bently and Brother Jimmy Hood will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army. He and his wife were members of Centerville Baptist Church and he was saved by grace through faith.

He was preceded in death by father James Ezell; mother Virl Ezell; daughter Kathryn Hope Blackledge; and brothers Billy Ezell and Larry Ezell.

Survivors include Brenda Ezell, wife of 53 years; sons Jerry Lee Ezell Jr., Greg Olen Ezell (Carol) and Paul Jason Ezell (Jennifer); grandchildren Layne Ezell, Kristen Heildleberg (James), Brad Ezell, Jeremie Ezell, Katie Blackledge, Tyler Blackledge, Kayla Blackledge and Addison “Addie” Williams; great-grandchildren Abby Heidleberg, Kason Heidleberg, Bailey Heidleberg and Riley Blackledge; brother Edsel Ezell; and sister Kathryn Abercrombie.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Roney, Danny Temple, Dale Temple, Lewis Husband, JB Pitts and Josh Pitts.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kathryn Abercrombie and Edsel Ezell.

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