Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Holly Springs C.M.E. Church, Bassfield, for Mrs. Mary “Nootie” Overton, 76, who died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, Mississippi. Rev. Hubie Nelson officiated with interment following in Wheeler Cemetery, Bassfield. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Thompson Overton was born in Jefferson Davis County to the late Robert and Deloris Thompson. She was a member of Holly Springs C.M.E. Church and remained a member until she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and joined Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Church. She moved to back to Bassfield, after Hurrican Katrina and rejoined Holly Springs C.M.E. Church. She worked at Krauss Department Store, Mackie Janitorial Service and was a caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Thompson; brother, Robert L. Thompson and a sister, Betty Cook.
She is survived by two sisters, Ann Thompson of Bassfield and Minnie (Pam) Bullock of Hattiesburg; five brothers, Charlie Thompson of Los Angeles, California; Jimmy (Helen) Thomson of Columbia; Clifford Thompson of Bassfield; Eddie (Clyniece) Thompson of Clinton, Maryland and Anthony (Silvia) Williams of McComb and many other relatives and friends.