Jerome Boudreaux, Vera Mae Downs, Richard Earl Williams, Henry G. Wilson III

Jerome Boudreaux

Jerome Vernon Boudreaux, 65 died of natural causes at his home in Grenada on May 21, 2020.

He was from Bay Saint Louis, Miss., and moved to Grenada in 2004 after Hurricane Katrina. Jerome became well-known and respected as an asset to the Grenada community. He operated various antique shops in Grenada since 2004. His last shop, Antiques & More, is located on the Downtown Square. He was an exceptional person; talented, creative, always working to make things happen, and committed to helping people. He was a great supporter of the Downtown Association and Revitalization. He had an entrepreneur’s mind and was a natural leader. He supported the city’s festivals, events, and art shows, himself being an artist. As a professional florist, he had magic hands. Everything Jerome decorated or touched turned out wonderful. His creations were extraordinary.

Jerome was a parishioner of the Saint Peter Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Jerome was cremated.

He is survived by his brother Glendon Boudreaux, his sister Judith Johnston, several nephews and nieces, and by Larry Malbrough, his long-time friend for 22 years.

Vera Mae Downs

Mrs. Vera Mae Hopper Downs of Carrollton passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.

She was born in Duncan, Miss., on Feb. 23, 1935, and was 85 years old.  She worked as the cafeteria manager at J. Z. George High School in North Carrollton and was a homemaker. Mrs. Downs was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church near Carrollton.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe L. Downs Jr.; son, Johnny Edward Downs; parents, George Washington and Lena Mae Mann Hopper; sisters, Marie Utz and Dorothy Hopkins; and brother, George W. Hopper Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Downs Flemmons (Phillip) of Carollton and Joyce Downs Vickers (Danny) of McCarley; two sons, George Downs (Rina) of Grenada and Jimmy Downs (Myria) of Carrollton; one sister Carroll Joyce Mitchell of Carrollton; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m., at Poplar Springs Cemetery near Carrollton.  The Rev. Duane Jensen will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 2829 CR 53, Carrollton, MS  38917.

Lee Funeral Home of Winona ( is handling arrangements.

Richard Earl Williams

Richard Earl Williams, 62, of Grenada passed away on May 23, 2020.

He was born to Roland and Geneva Williams on Nov. 24, 1957. He was a caring, good-hearted man of God who had the ability to make everyone feel special. His community will remember his dedication to helping others and services as a CNA. He was a member of Restoration Church of Deliverance International, Tucker, Ga., and Bethel Cathedral, Grenada.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents and brother Roy D. Williams. Left behind to cherish his memories are daughters Tashima Davidson (James) of  Eupora and Khadijah Williams of Lawrenceville, Ga.; spouse Deborah Williams of Marina, Calif.; five sisters, Joyce Williams of Maricopa, Ariz., Verble Alexander (Willie) of Atlanta, Sidney O’Bannon and Brenda Odimba (Joel), both of Tacoma,Wash., and Anna Johnson (Charles) of Grenada; five brothers Gary Williams of Little Rock, Roland Williams of Tacoma, Freddie Earl Booker of St. Louis, Charles Williams (Jo) and Windol Williams, both of Grenada; five granddaughters Bri’Ana, My’Kya, Ja’Mya and Makayla Davidson, all of Eupora, and Reighlen Williams of Lawrenceville, Ga.; special niece Genesia Lewis of Grenada and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted by Apostle Elbert Brown on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at Haven Rest Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Clark-Williams Funeral Home.

Henry G.Wilson III

Henry G. Wilson, III, age 79 of Coffeeville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

A private family memorial service for immediate family will be held to honor his life. The Rev. Ken Salley will officiate the service.

Henry was born on Dec. 20, 1940. and was the son of the late Henry G. Wilson Jr. and Francis Christine Brown Wilson.

He was a carpenter and was retired from the Grenada School District Maintenance Department. Henry was a Baptist and also an avid gardener.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Karel Ann Collins Wilson; and his precious grandson Michael Wilson.

He is survived by two daughters, Paige Hill and her husband John, and Pat Wilson; two sons, Jack Wilson and his wife Lynn, and Jeff Wilson and his wife Amelia; six grandchildren, John Ryan, Charlie, Amy, Ben, Caitlin and Andrew; and one great-granddaughter, Kobi Grace. He is also survived by his sister Fay Wilson Joiner and his brother Jack Wilson, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made at

Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.