Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bassfield, MS, for Mrs. Margaret Jeanette Delancey, age 76, who passed away on May 3 at her residence in Bassfield. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss in charge of all arrangements.
Father Peter Varghese officiated. Pallbearers were Charles Anderson, Cagney Applewhite, Lee Applewhite, John Delancey, Joe Kerley and Cahill Harrington.
Jeanette was born January 23, 1939, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Robert Applewhite and Pauline Kerley Applewhite. She worked as a teacher assistant for Bassfield Elementary from 1970 to 2006. She was a very active member of St. Peters Catholic Church and in the Ladies Altar Society.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy Delancey of Bassfield; her daughter, Melissa Lott of Sumrall; two sons, Gary Delancey and Dewayne Delancey both of Bassfield; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her sister, Judy Bryant of Bassfield; five brothers, Ted Applewhite of Bassfield, Tom and Don Applewhite both of Purvis, Dr. Rex Applewhite of Laurel and Hal Applewhite of Carson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.