Patricia Tucker

Published 10:50 am Friday, April 12, 2024

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Prentiss, for Mrs. Patricia Ann Tucker, 87, who died Friday, March 22, 2024, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. Rev. Carroll Mitchell officiated with interment following at Rocky Branch Cemetery in Monticello. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Tucker was born in Monticello, to the late Minnie Lee Dixon and Wes Brown. She spent most of her childhood and early adult years in Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Riverside, California in the early 1960’s. She was married three times, the late Columbus Tucker, the late Rev. Lathon and the late Buster Hammond; no children were born to these unions; she was Godmother and babysitter to many, many children.

She was an entrepreneur, owning multiple restaurants and other small businesses including charter bus, and starting Patricia Charters.

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Mrs. Tucker sold her business and retired to Silver Creek. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Riverside, California and moved her membership to Rose Hill Baptist Church in Silver Creek, under the leadership of Rev. Porter and remained until her health failed.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest “Sonny” Snell.

She is survived by her sister, Deminnis (Jerry) Eley of Monticello; niece, Patice (Mali) Williams of Austrell, Georgia; Godsons, Robert (Barbara) Bown of Las Vegas, Nevada; Clifford (Ollie) Butler and Lessie Butler of Silver Creek; Rev. Darrol (Kathy) Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia and many other relatives and friends.