Therice Mae Hosey Lopez

Therice Mae Hosey Lopez

March 7, 1925-April 5, 2018

Therice Lopez was born in Picayune on March 7, 1925 and passed away on April 5, 2018 in Laurel.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Laurel. Rev. Wayne Blackledge will officiate.

She graduated from Laurel High School (when it was in the Gardiner building) and attended Jones County Junior College.

She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during the Korean Conflict; trained as a stenographer and was stationed at the Pentagon; participated in the ceremony when the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were moved to the National Archives; marched in President Eisenhower’s inaugural parade; and was honorably discharged.

Locally, she worked at the REA before it became Dixie Electric, Dresser Magcobar and two automobile dealerships.

She was selfless in her devotion to her family and declared that her strength to get through the rough times came from Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.

She was predeceased by her parents Dorsey Bennett and Eva Mae (Taylor) Hosey; brother Dorsey “Buddy” Bennett Hosey Jr.; and son David Bennett Lopez.

Survivors include daughters Anna Maria Lopez and Debra Kay Polen (Sandy); grandchildren Justin Hutson (Ashley), Derek Hutson (Rina), Stephen Polen; and great-granddaughters Audrey and Chloe.

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