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Mary Jane Lauderdale

August 20, 1923 - December 12, 2017

Service Date: December 15, 2017

Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home


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Obituaries » Mary Jane Lauderdale

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Mary Jane Lauderdale, 94, long time resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center.

She was a charter member of St. Michael Catholic Church, lifetime member of the Vicksburg Foundation For Historic Preservation, Vicksburg & Warren County Historical Society and Blessed Virgin Sodality. For many years she was Sanctuary Chairman, Lector and Commentator for St. Michael Catholic Church, She was active in the St. Aloysius Mother’s Club, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and the Knitwits.

She was born in Vicksburg, Ms to the late Charles Leroy Barber Sr. and Jane Josephine Rafferty Barber. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years William Fearon Lauderdale, Sr., and brothers Leroy and John Barber.

She is survived by sons, Bill Lauderdale, Jr. (Ada) of Vicksburg, MS, Joseph E. Lauderdale (Frieda) of Jackson, MS, daughters, Jane Lauderdale Flowers of Vicksburg, MS and Chris Lauderdale Maloney (Tom) of Mandeville, LA.; grandchildren, Linda Bass, John Burns Lauderdale (Melanie), Allison Lauderdale Young (Russell), Christin Flowers Matthews (Aaron), Keith and Byron Flowers, Valerie, Jennifer and Elizabeth Maloney; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be 11 a.m. on Friday, December 15 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Burns Lauderdale, Keith Flowers, Byron Flowers, Dr. Jerry Barber, Evans Barber, Aaron Matthews and Russell Young. Honorary pallbearers will be members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Vicksburg Catholic Schools Music Dept., 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39183.

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