2017-08-31 / Obituaries


Beatrice McGinnis Calhoun, 79, better known as “Mrs. Bea,” answered the Master’s call Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 17, 1938 in Sunflower, Miss., to Henrietta Brim and Alex McGinnis. Beatrice was a native of Selma and a longtime resident of the Zimco community of Grove Hill.

A faithful member of Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill she served as an usher until her health failed. Beatrice was employed at Vanity Fair for a number of years prior to being employed at Alabama River Pulp as a bleach plant assistant, where she worked for 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed baking and cooking as well as spending time with her family.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, four children, Sharon Lynette Gamble, Grove Hill, Rodney Bernard (Gloria) Calhoun, Red Springs, N.C., Dwayne Edward (Marilyn) Calhoun, Calera and Edward Jerod Calhoun, Grove Hill; two sisters, one devoted, Johnnie Hoskins, Memphis, Tenn., Alice McGinnis, Chicago, Ill.; brother, Freddie (Carolyn) Butler, Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives including four sisters in-law, one devoted, Helen Deloris Calhoun, Zimco, one brother-in-law; devoted adopted daughter, Juanita Chapman; special friends, Annie Laura Chapman, Ollie Mae Pugh, Mary Jones, Dorothy Robinson, Wynette Robinson, Shirley Davis and Sherwanda Gaines; and devoted employers, Mary Wilson and Donald Fagan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Hudson McGinnis and Alfred Butler.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church, 2930 Mt. Zion Road in Grove Hill with Revs. William Jackson, pastor, and Cory Pruitt as eulogist. Interment will follow in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery of Grove Hill.

Condolences to the family may be offered at www.jacksonmemorialfh.com.

Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.


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