Neoma R. Durr

Published 3:10 pm Friday, September 26, 2014

Mrs. Neoma Rose Watters Durr, 64, died Friday, September 5, 2014, at her home in rural Simpson County. Services for Mrs. Durr were held on Wednesday, September 10, at Mendenhall Bible Church, with Pastor Artis Fletcher officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove CME Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Durr was the daughter of John Edward Watters and the late Annie Lee Hentz Watters of Batesville, MS. At an early age she joined the West Camp MB Church in Batesville and remained an active member until she moved from the area. Mrs. Durr attended Patton Lane High School, prior to graduating from Coahoma Jr. College in Clarksdale, and finally attending Jackson State University. As a young woman, Mrs. Durr married Rev. Eisenhower Durr in 1972, and to this union four children were born.

Mrs. Durr worked with her husband in the ministry when Christian Faith Renewal Center was founded in Magee, and was a constant source of support as He ministered at Church Alive, Pleasant Grove CME Church, both in Magee, and Word of Faith and Word of Life Church in Jackson. In addition to working with her husband in the service of our Lord, Mrs. Durr worked with him on Project Recovery after hurricane Katrina, in Jefferson Davis and Marion Counties.

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Mrs. Durr’s survivors include her husband Rev. Eisenhower “Ike” Durr of Magee; three sons, Marcus (Monise) Durr of Jackson, Cyprian Durr, and Tremayne Durr, both of Magee; one daughter Chemese Durr of Magee; her father, John E. Watters of Batesville; eight brothers, Edward (Melody) Watters of New Orleans, William (Charlene) Watters of Memphis, Timothy Watters of Clarksdale, Wady Watters of Queens, NY, George (Brenda) Watters, Curtis Watters, Sheldon (Denise) Watters, and Stacy Watters all of Batesville; one sister, Jasmus Rena Watters of Batesville; and three grandchildren.