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Jimmie Leroy Hooker

Mr. Jimmie Leroy Hooker, 65, died Friday July 29, 2016 in the Houston area of Texas. Local services for Mr. Hooker were held on Monday August 8, 2016 at the Lucas Tabernacle Church of Christ Holiness USA, where Elder Rufus Fields is the Pastor, with Elder Rodney E. Magee officiating. Interment was in the Church’s cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Hooker was the son of the late Leroy Hooker and the late Rovenia White Hooker of the Lucas area of Jefferson Davis County. At an early age he joined the Lucas Tabernacle Church and remained a member until he moved from the area. Mr. Hooker joined the First Church of Christ Holiness, after he moved to Houston, TX, where he was later ordained a deacon, prior to becoming chairman of the deacon board.

Mr. Hooker was educated at Lucas Elementary School and graduated from J. E. Johnson High School, prior to attending Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. After moving to Texas, Mr. Hooker continued his education at Texas Southern University, and worked a number of years at various corporate positions including Tyrus Tubing and Atlantic Richfield Company. Mr. Hooker also owned and operated a fleet of I8-wheeler trucks for a period of time, and worked for USA Mortgage as a Loan Officer for over three years.

Mr. Hooker met and married the former Mary Jane Rose, and to this union three children were added. Although Mr. Hooker worked hard to support his family, He always ensured that his family had the spiritual support that they needed.

Mr. Hooker’s survivors included his wife, Mary Jane Rose Hooker of Houston; three children, Jared (Sophie) Hooker, Jasmine Hooker, and Jordan Hooker; five siblings, Ethel Lee Hooker, Medaline (Donald) Byars, Terri (Kelvin) Fletcher, Christopher (Carla) Hooker, and Ronald (Orjanae) Hooker; two grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.