Funeral services for Vickie McLeod King, 73, of Leakesville were held on Jan. 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Moments Funeral Home in Leakesville.
A native of Leakesville, she was born Nov. 24, 1947. She graduated from Leakesville High School in 1966 and later pursued college studies in Charleston, S.C. She was a lifelong member of Vernal Presbyterian Church in Vernal.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was from a large, loving family and spending time with her loved ones was one of her favorite pastimes. She was employed at various entities throughout her life, including Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., and she retired from South Mississippi Correctional Institute. She died Jan. 4, 2021 in Mobile, Ala.
She is survived by her husband Jimmy King; daughters Sherry (Kenny) Sanders Berthelot of Leakesville, Michelle (Vasile) Sanders Draghici of Midland, Tex., and Melissa Sanders Tubbs of Leakesville; grandchildren Justin (Brittany) Hicks, Kristen Gisclair, Maggie Mae Duet, Nicolaie (“Nickel”) Catrina; great-grandchildren Scarlett Hicks, Cecilia Hicks, Kiana Gisclair and Desmond Holden Jr.; step-daughters Lisa (Richard) Hale and Jennifer King; step-grandchildren Alyssa (Christopher) Brown, Gavin (Myra) Mason, Clancy Smith, Skyler Smith and Trinity Smith; step-great-grandchildren Julian Brown, Callum Brown, Kai Mason, Eli Mason and Guy Mason; sisters Sheila (Mike) Savage, Mary Alice Dearman and Marie (Mike) Mizell, and many nieces, nephews and other loving friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Mae Dueitt McLeod; sister Sharon McLeod Hannon and brothers Reggie McLeod and Johnny McLeod.
Officiating the services was Bro. Phillip Williams, with the eulogy given by her grandson Justin Hicks.
Interment was held in Green Cemetery in the Vernal community.
Pallbearers included Justin Hicks, Gavin Mason, Jeremy Mizell, Jonathon Mizell, Bryan Dearman and Darrell Woods.
Moments Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.