Lafaytte Harper

Published 12:54 pm Sunday, July 6, 2014

Funeral services for Mr. Lafaytte Harper, age 66, of Bassfield were held on June 29, 2014, at the Bassfield Penecostal Apostalic Church, Bassfield. Mr. Harper passed away on June 19, 2014. Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery, Bassfield. Pastor Mario Graves officiated the services. Reeves Funeral Home of Mount Olive was in charge of the arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers were Darick Harper, Marquaise Harper, Tim Keys, Marcus Ramirez, Willie L. Harper, and Elijah Ramirez.

Active pallbearers were David Wayne Harper, Odell Mickell, Terry Lee Buckley, Mickell Harper, Silas Myers Jr.

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Mr. Harper spent the majority of his life in California after moving there in 1977 and returning to Mississippi in 2010.

His father, Charley Harper, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Etha Mae Harper of Bassfield; his wife, Laura Ella Harper of Hattiesburg; five sons, Darick Harper (Yolanda) and Marquaise Harper, both of Hattiesburg, Tim Keys of Bassfield, Elijah Ramirez and Marcus Ramirez, both of San Jose, CA; four daughters, Hope Harper and Makeesha Harper, both of Hattiesburg, Erica Thompson of Bassfield, and Pamela Dixon of Prentiss; one goddaughter, Tiffany Hayes of Pacific, CA; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two godgrandchildren; one aunt; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.