Dr. Kenneth Stringer

Published 11:12 am Friday, February 3, 2017

Funeral services for Dr. Kenneth Stringer were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in the Wade Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Stringer was 86 years of age and passed away from this life on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Hattiesburg. The Rev. Bobby Jones, Bro. Dale Sullivan, and Bro. Kenneth Dale Sullivan will officiate. Mr. Bill Walton and Mrs. Keri Henley offered eulogies. David and Kathy Montgomery and Kamryn Sullivan provided the musical service. Interment was in the Collins City Cemetery. Wade Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jay Henley, Lonnie Reeves, Kendall Speed, Dr. Brian Beasley, Dr. Jason Beasley, and Bruce Lancaster.

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Kenneth Lavelle Stringer was born in Bassfield on Jan. 19, 1931, to Holly Seymour Stringer and Mattie Mae Miller Stringer. He graduated from Bassfield High School, attended Clark College, and received a bachelor of science degree from Mississippi College. Dr. Stringer earned his Master of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary.

Dr. Stringer taught history and coached football, basketball, and baseball at Rosedale High School. He served as Pastor at West Marrero Baptist Church (Marrero, LA), Evergreen Baptist Church (Wayne County), New Augusta Baptist Church, and Wesson Baptist Church. Dr. Stringer taught Bible at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and was the Director of Missions at The Covington-Jefferson Davis Baptist Association. Dr. Stringer was currently serving as the Pastor of Union North Baptist Church in Hot Coffee.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters, Vivian Jones and Ruby Bryant, and three brothers, Louis Howard Stringer, Shelby Stringer, and L.E. Stringer.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lena Mary Mooney Stringer of Collins; two daughters, Nancy Stringer Sullivan and her husband Dale and Wanda Stringer Reeves and her husband Dan, all of Wesson; five grandchildren, Kenneth Dale Sullivan and his wife Kris, Keri Sullivan Henley and her husband Jay, Kathy Sullivan Montgomery and her husband David, Mary Kamryn Sullivan, and Lonnie Danson Reeves.; and eight great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Mary Grace Sullivan, Noah and Jackson Henley, and Ali, Henry, Ruthie, and Rosalie Montgomery; as well a host of other relatives and friends.