Minnie Jewel Black passed away on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the age of 90.
This “Jewel” of a lady was born April 20, 1929 in Union, MS to Clinton and Eula Mae Barfoot. She worked in the Deli/Meat Department at Jerry Lees Grocery for 30 years. She was a member of Canaan Assembly until her health prevented her. Jewel was a strong-willed and determined lady. This attribute for the most part was an asset to her. Over the course of 90 years she has seen incredible changes in every aspect of her life. With each new challenge and obstacle, it was that raw grit that pushed her forward. She knew how to be a lady but wasn’t scared of hard work and ethic she learned early on from her parents in the rural area of Union. However, there was another side to this lady. She was a selfless individual with a heart bigger than her 4”11 frame. Jewel was a nonmaterialistic individual that invested in people when they were in need. She was building not an earthly retirement plan, but an eternal one with benefits out of this world. She made the place she lived and the lives of those around her better. Until we meet again, may you rest in perfect peace.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Linda Nell Coulter and a sister, Nell Dupree.
She is survived by a daughter; Anita Flaherty (Dwayne) ; son-in-law, Phillip Coulter; five grandchildren, Donald Brimm (Shelly), Andrew Brimm (Mandi), Keith Coulter, Thomas Flaherty (Callie), and Willie Flaherty (Analiese); 8 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be Monday, January 20, 2020 at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula from 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 21 at New Ireland Baptist Church in Union, MS at 1:30pm with visitation one hour prior. Burial will in the New Ireland Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.obryantokeefe.com
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