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Lurenza Johnson Handy

Lurenza Johnson Handy, 81, died Thursday, July 10, 2008.

Services were held Tuesday, July 15, from Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Martin Washington and Rev. Charles Bryant officiating. Interment was in the Social Relief Society Cemetery with House of Peoples Funeral Home in charge.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1926, to the late Eddie and Willie Johnson. She was educated in Lincoln County. She was married to the late Dewey H. Handy for 30 years.

Survivors include: a son, Dr. Dewey A. Handy (Martha) of Jackson; daughters, Carrie B. Handy-Daniels of Jackson, Thelma Byrd (Len) of Hazlehurst, Willie Ruth Kelly (David) of Vicksburg; sisters, Arena Newell of Atlanta, GA, Clamontine Frazier (John) and Earnestine Green of Chicago, IL; and six grandchildren.

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