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Lenair Chess

Lenair Chess, 75 years old, of Port Gibson, MS peacefully passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home (306 Depot St.) in Utica, MS.   Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Westhaven Funeral Home in Utica at 12:00 p.m.

Mr. Chess was the son of the late Odis and Anna Bertha Chess of Hazlehurst, MS. He was married for 54 years to the late Alice Lomax Chess.      Mr. Chess was a 1963 graduate of Parrish High School where he played on the football team.  He won a State competition in brick laying while at Parrish High School.  He spent most of his life in Oakland, California where he established a successful career as a brick mason and marble setter.

He leaves to celebrate her life, three sons; David Harris (Tammy) of Port Gibson, MS; Barry Chess(Edna) of Clinton, MS; and Calvin Chess of Oakland, CA; one brother, Odis Chess Jr.(Lois)  of Port Gibson, MS; three sisters, Linda Chess Collins, Arlean Neal (Lee)  and Gloria Williams of Jackson, MS; four granddaughters; Shardé , Déjà, Tia and Mekyra; and a host of in-laws, nieces,  nephews, other relatives and friends.