BRENDA FULLER MILLS

Brenda Fuller Mills, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness July 10, 2017 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was born July 2nd, 1958, to James and Dorothy Fuller. She is preceded in death by her father James Fuller Sr.

She is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Mills of Seminary, Mississippi; mother, Dot Fuller of Isola; brother, J.W. Fuller (Bobbie) of Isola, Leonard Jones of Byram, MS and 3 grandchildren.

Memorial Services were held July,13 2017 at 2pm, at the Isola Church of God, Isola, MS.

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ODEAL EDWARD SANDERS

Mr. Odeal Edward Sanders, world-wide known as “Baby Jr.” was born July 11, 1938 in Belzoni, Mississippi, to the late John Henry Sanders and the late Mrs. Sarah Lee Hood-Sanders. Baby Jr. was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ Disciples of Christ.

As a youth, Baby Jr. attended O. M. McNair School in Belzoni, Mississippi. Also, as a youth, Baby Jr. made history by jumping safely off the bridge into the Yazoo River behind the courthouse in Belzoni.

Baby Jr. was a member of Sandy Ridge Lodge #230 of North Carolina and was honored May 14, 2016.

Baby Jr. was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Simmons.

Baby Jr. leaves to cherish his memories his soulmate of 36 years Valerie “Christine” Woodley of the home; son, L. Douglas Baum of New Jersey; two daughters, Phondia Sanders-Morning and Loretta Woodley of Jarvisburg, NC; godson, Marshall Gallop of Jarvisburg, NC; three sisters Queenie McNeal of Richmond, California, Sarah Ann Hood of Belzoni, Mississippi and Diane Sanders of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Saunders Hood and Vandy Hood, Sr. (Brenda) all of Belzoni, Mississippi; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; paternal aunt, Mary Saunders of Chicago, Illinois; special cousin, Willie Netters, Jr. of Detroit, Michigan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Submitted by Sarah Hood, his sister.

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