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Rickey James Brent

Funeral services were held Dec. 15, 2018, at South Pleasant Hill M. B. Church for Deacon Rickey James Brent, 49, who died Dec. 9, 2018, at Jeff Davis Community Hospital. Rev. Robert Collins, pastor, officiated with burial following in the church cemetery. John- son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rickey Brent was born to the late C. J. and Mrs. Geneva Brent. He was a member of New Zion M. B. Church where he was a member of the choir, he later joined South Pleasant Hill M. B. Church where was a dea- con and Assistant Sunday school Superintendent and served on the Program and Food Commit- tee and member of Men’s Choir.

He attended school in Lawrence County where he played football and graduated in 1990. He was a forklift driver for several companies before his health failed him in 2017.

He is survived by: wife, Lynda Brent of Silver Creek; mother, Geneva Brent of Oakvale; father- in-law, Seggie Toney and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hooker both of Silver Creek; sisters, Sarah Gray of Prentiss; Diane Ross and Veronica Brent both of Oakvale; brothers, Matthew Brent of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Latterel (Alecia) Brent of Valparaiso, Indiana; step- children, Patrick Graves of Boston, Massachusetts and Kendrick Graves of Collins; Byron Barnes of  Gautier, Victoria McInnis and Syretta Fagan both of Prentiss; sister-in-law, Linda (Bill) Magee of Prentiss, and brother-in- law, Sammie (Elizabeth) Toney of Silver Creek.