In memory of
Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington
In memory of
Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington
Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington, 96, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, September 25, 2020. She was born on March 26, 1924, in George County, MS, to the late Sherman O. Tanner, Sr., and Mamie L. Galloway Tanner. Myrtle was a true matriarch, who raised many as her own. She never met a stranger, and to know her was to be loved by her. Myrtle is preceded in death by the father of her children, I.J. "Jack" Whittington, her toddler son, Terry Lee Whittington, her great-grandson, Drayke Josiah Whittington, and all of her siblings, David Tanner, Junior Tanner, Thelma Spooner, Yvonne Stevens, Billy Tanner, and Jerry Tanner. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Darryail (Joyce) Whittington of Oxford, MS, Francis (Pam) Whittington of Pascagoula, MS, and David (Darlene) Whittington of Big Point, MS; daughter, Jacqueline Whittington Gray of Big Point, MS; son-in-law, Randy M. Gray of AR; grandchildren, Miranda Cunningham, Brian Whittington, Randi Jones, Davey Whittington, Ryan Whittington, Dyneshia (Michael) Hale, and Darren Spencer; great-grandchildren, London, Dawson, Devana, Sydney, Abbey, Emmie, Jett, and Olivia; along with numerous other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Full Life Assembly of God Church in Hurley. A celebration of life will follow beginning at 12:00 p.m. with Bro. Jimbo Reed officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Coleman Whittington Cemetery in Big Point, MS. Due to the concerns surrounding COVID- 19, face masks are required to attend the service. Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Moss Point/Escatawpa, MS, is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington. We encourage you to leave your heartfelt condolences for the family on her online register book at www.heritagefuneralhome.us .
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9721 Highway 63
Moss Point, MS 39552
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In memory of
Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington
Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington, 96, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, September 25, 2020. She was born on March 26, 1924, in George County, MS, to the late Sherman O. Tanner, Sr., and Mamie L. Galloway Tanner. Myrtle was a true matriarch, who raised many as her own. She never met a stranger, and to know her was to be loved by her. Myrtle is preceded in death by the father of her children, I.J. "Jack" Whittington, her toddler son, Terry Lee Whittington, her great-grandson, Drayke Josiah Whittington, and all of her siblings, David Tanner, Junior Tanner, Thelma Spooner, Yvonne Stevens, Billy Tanner, and Jerry Tanner. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Darryail (Joyce) Whittington of Oxford, MS, Francis (Pam) Whittington of Pascagoula, MS, and David (Darlene) Whittington of Big Point, MS; daughter, Jacqueline Whittington Gray of Big Point, MS; son-in-law, Randy M. Gray of AR; grandchildren, Miranda Cunningham, Brian Whittington, Randi Jones, Davey Whittington, Ryan Whittington, Dyneshia (Michael) Hale, and Darren Spencer; great-grandchildren, London, Dawson, Devana, Sydney, Abbey, Emmie, Jett, and Olivia; along with numerous other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Full Life Assembly of God Church in Hurley. A celebration of life will follow beginning at 12:00 p.m. with Bro. Jimbo Reed officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Coleman Whittington Cemetery in Big Point, MS. Due to the concerns surrounding COVID- 19, face masks are required to attend the service. Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Moss Point/Escatawpa, MS, is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Myrtle Elma Tanner Whittington. We encourage you to leave your heartfelt condolences for the family on her online register book at www.heritagefuneralhome.us .
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Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63
Moss Point, MS 39552
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