|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2009|
Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Gatewood, age 92, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009, at Lackey Memorial Convalescent Home, Forest, MS. Originally from Noxapater, MS, Mrs. Gatewood was a longtime resident of the Lillian Community in Scott County. A graduate of East Central Jr. College and MSCW, Mrs. Gatewood came to Scott County in 1948, as Home Demonstration Agent. (Extension Home Economist.) She married her husband of 50 years, the late Verner Lee Gatewood, in 1950. With Mr. Verner Lee's brother, the late John D. Gatewood, the couple managed the family farming enterprises, including the grocery, cotton gin, cattle and cotton farm. The Gatewoods were featured on WLBT's Farm Family of the Week in 1957. Mrs. Elizabeth was a substitute teacher for Harperville School and Scott Central School. An active member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, she was a long time Sunday School teacher and served the church in many ways. Mrs. Gatewood will be remembered for her friendly spirit, her church involvement, her sense of humor, her cooking, her love for her family.
Her family includes her daughter, Janice Noel (Michael); her son, Verner Ray Gatewood, (JoAnn); grandchildren, Julie Crain, (Joey) Amy Kitchens, (Ron) Cathy Cooper, (Jeffery) David Gatewood, (Michelle); great-grandchildren, Ethan Crain, Candice Crain, John Clayton Kitchens; her sister, Sarah Webb; her brother, John S. Webb (Nancy); sisters-in-law, Ruby Webb, Margaret Webb, Frances Gatewood; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel (Forest) with interment at Hillsboro Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating Ministers are Reverends Bruce Robinson, Ron Kitchens, and Andy Boles. Pallbearers are David Gatewood, Joey Crain, Ron Kitchens, Jeffery Cooper, Josh Slay, Steve Webb. Honorary Pallbearer is Lamar Gatewood, Jr.
Memorials may be made to Gideon's International or Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Hillsboro, Mississippi, 39087.
Published in the Clarion Ledger on 1/7/2009
Hillsboro Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 07, 2009
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