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Gwenda Lee Bournes

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St. Paul M. B. Church, Silver Creek, Mississippi for Mrs. Gwenda Lee Bournes, 51, who died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.  Rev. Phillip Clark, pastor, officiated with interment following in the Pen Oak M. B. Church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gwenda Bournes was born to the late James and Louise Solomon in Dallas, TX.  She attended Prentiss High School where she graduated Valedictorian in 1982.  She furthered her education by attending and graduating from Jackson State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information System.  She was employed with the state of Mississippi in the Department of Human Services and Division of Medicaid from 1989 until 2015.  She then became an employee with Young-Williams Child Support Agency.

Mrs. Bournes was a member of St. Paul M. B. Church of Silver Creek, Mississippi where she met and married Rev. Bobby Bournes.  To this union, one daughter was born.  She was blessed with a son.

She was preceded in death by: sister-in-law, Betty Lewis.

She is survived by: husband, Rev. Bobby Bournes; son, Garrian Craft; daughter, Trinity Bournes all of Silver Creek, MS; sister, Angela (Rev. Gregory) Keyes of Petal, MS; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Evans and Willie Bournes both of Silver Creek, MS; two brothers-in-law, Roger Lewis of Gulfport, MS and Marvin (Doretha) Bournes of Monticello, MS; one god-daughter, Anitra Coleman of Texas; two special friends, Brenda Barnes of Arlington, TX and Brenda Fairley of Collins, MS; many other relatives and friends.