Survivors include a nephew, raised as a son, Michael Upshaw of Grove Hill; two sisters, Bennie Mae Upshaw of Grove Hill and Ivory Dean Coates of Moss Point, Miss.; two uncles, Oscar Bullard of Pensacola, Fla. and Arthur Bullard of Detroit, Mich.; one aunt, Lillie Bullard of Pensacola; five nieces, Lois (Donald) Dare of Elk Rivers, Minn., Mary Presnall of Mobile, Diane (Harold) Lambert of Atlanta, Ga., Marilyn (Randall) Kelley of Mound Bayou, Miss. and Brenda Coates of Moss Point; three nephews, Wallace Upshaw of Mobile, Mark (Jacqueline) Brown of Tuscaloosa and Sollie Brown of Grove Hill.
Preceding her in death were parents, Willie Williams and Mary Ella Upshaw Pace; sisters, Jean Upshaw, Dester Upshaw Brown, Jackie Upshaw and Willie Mae Upshaw; and one brother, Willie Williams Jr.
Funeral services were Feb. 17 at St. Peter Baptist Church in Allen with the Revs. Matthew Davis, pastor and Tommie Lee Chapman, officiating minister. Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson.