Jo Etta Lanham Mabry

March 19, 1928 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 90)

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelations 2:10

Jo Etta Lanham Mabry, age 90, of Pascagoula, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Smith Manor in Lucedale, Mississippi.

Jo Etta was born to the late Edmund Joseph Davis and Carrie Lane Davis on March 19, 1928. The Davis' raised their family in the Basin Community, along the River Road of George County, MS. Jo Etta was the eldest of three children. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy DeWitt Lanham, Sr. and James Clinton Mabry. Also preceding her was her beloved sister, Annette Brooks.

Leaving to cherish her memories are her daughter Sharon Lanham of Moss Point, her son Roy "DeWitt" Lanham, Jr. of Pascagoula, MS, and her brother Carl Davis (Mary Ruth), of Lucedale.

In March 1946, Jo Etta moved to Pascagoula. She worked at a local drug store. While working there, she met Roy Lanham, whom she married in 1948.
Jo Etta worked at a local drug store, doctors' offices and insurance agencies. These jobs gave her the opportunities to meet many people. This gave her great joy.

Visitation will be Friday, September 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with service to follow at 11:00 AM at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Interment will conclude services at Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Margaret Lackey @ MS Baptist Convention, PO Box 530, Jackson, MS 39205-0530.

The family extends special appreciation to Amy Bounds and the staff at Smith Manor in Lucedale, MS. You may send condolences to her family or share a memory at the options below:


OBryantOKeefe Funeral Home
4811 Telephone Rd
Pascagoula ,  MS 39567
9/21/2018 at 10:00-11:00am


OBryantOKeefe Funeral Home
4811 Telephone Rd.
Pascagoula ,  MS 39567
9/21/2018 at 11:00am


Machpelah Cemetery
Machpelah Rd
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Memorial Contributions

Mississippi Baptist Convention
Margaret Lackey
P.O. Box 530
Jackson, MS 39205-0530
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