Community mourns alderman’s death

Published 9:25 am Friday, December 2, 2016

The Prentiss community was shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Prentiss Alderman Todd Broome late Wednesday night.

Broome was killed in a one-car accident on Clem Road.

He has served as an alderman for the Town of Prentiss for seven and a half years.

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After graduating from Prentiss Christian School in 1986, he attended Jones County Junior College for two years.

He was manager of Kinney Shoes in Jackson and Leon’s Shoe Store in Hattiesburg before returning to Prentiss.

In 1992, he opened Prentiss Pawn & Equipment Rental and Quick Cash. Shortly thereafter, he bought the Triangle Café and operated it for approximately 14 years.

Broome is also the owner of Radio Shack, Quick Cash Super Pawn & Equipment and Quick Cash in Magee.

Along with the Prentiss and Magee businesses, he also owns Foxworth Pawn & Trade in Foxworth.

Through the years, he has also owned and operated Quick Cash stores in Collins, Columbia, Monticello, and Laurel.

He was a longtime sponsor of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and coached and sponsored Jefferson Davis County Youth Sports softball teams for over 10 years.

While an alderman, he earned the Certified Municipal Official status.

Broome served as a member of the board of directors of the Jefferson Davis County Economic Development Committee, the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District and Prentiss Christian School.

Broome was married to Sonja Johnson Broome and they have two daughters, Carrie and Chrysten.

“Todd not only served Prentiss as an elected official, but was also a prominent businessman and dear friend who loved his community and was loved by all who knew him,” said Mayor Charley Dumas. “We ask for prayers for his family and all of us during this time.”

A special Town of Prentiss meeting will be held later this week to declare a vacancy, and set a date for the special election to fill Broome’s position for the remainder of the term.