Homer E. Herring

Published 4:14 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Sweet Beulah Church of God in Christ for Minister Homer E. Herring, 70, who died Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his residence. Elder Leroy White officiated with interment following in Golden Gate Cemetery in Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Homer E. Herring was born to the late Madison ad Eddie Mae Herring. He was the second child of nine. He received his education at Oakley Elementary and J. E. Johnson High School in Prentiss.  Later in life, he became a carpenter by trade. He retired from Mississippi Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator.

Minister Herring was a devoted member of Sweet Beulah Church of God in Christ where Superintendent Marcus L. Butler is the pastor. He was superintendent of the Sunday School Department of District 11 as well as his local church. He was a prayer warrior and counselor to many. He was fondly known as Uncle Homer to the children of the church.

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He was preceded in death by two sons, Marcus and Scottie Herring; two brothers, Titus and Raymond Herring and two sisters, Debbie Herring and Alemicia Hill.

Minister Herring is survived by his wife, Missionary Gloria Herring; son, Michael (Alicia) Newton of Fayetteville, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Shamar Herring and Sha’Toris Herring both of Prentiss; Darius and Christian Newton both of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Sean Sweeney of New York, New York; two sisters, Janice (Lawrence) Davis, Flora Jean (Eugene) Abram of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Kenny Herring of Chicago, Illinois; Bernard (Anna) Herring of Iowa; three godchildren, Dominique Magee of Dallas, Texas; Tabitha Cuyler of Prentiss; Mark Cuyler of Hawaii; special friend, David (Betty) Goodloe and many other relatives and friends.