Joann A. Rouse

    Funeral services were held for Joann A. Rouse, 84, of Lucedale on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 12 noon at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

  Interment followed in Rocky Creek Cemetery with Rev.  Greg Barker officiating the services.

   A loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church, she died April 22 in Theodore, Ala. She was born March 12, 1935 in Lucedale.

  She is survived by her daughter Rhonda Ounanian of Theodore, Ala.; son-in-law Rhett Darby of Theodore, Ala.; grandchild Jasmine (Michael) Bocich; great-grandchildren Riley Bocich, Layla Darby; sisters Bae-Bae Williamson, Johnnie Mizell and Chestine O'Neal; and brother Hubert Strickland.

   She was preceded in death by her husband McKerrin Rouse; daughter Roxanne Darby; grandchild Colton Darby; son-in-law Mark Ounanian; parents Chester Clyde Strickland and Rintha A. (Cooley) Strickland; sisters Christine Mashburn, Earnestine Tatum, Annie Gay Harrison, Nell Strickland; and brothers Victor Strickland and brother Buck Strickland.

   Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church Jolly Elders.