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Emily Marie Sullivan
January 14, 1938 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Emily Marie Sullivan passed away on August 27, 2023, at her home. She was 85.
Marie was born on January 14, 1938, the daughter of Jack Champion and Leona Marshall Champion. She was a very loving, caring and dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to entertain and hosted many family reunions. She enjoyed cooking and was well known for her coconut cake and biscuits. Her favorite pass times were gardening, canning and taking care of her chickens.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband Billy Sullivan, her parents, brother Vernon Champion, sisters Elza Fought, Angeline Perry and Lois Williamson.
She is survived by her sons Darvin Sullivan (Ginger) and Dwayne Sullivan (Samantha), daughter Theresa Brooks, brother Alvin Champion (Mary Ann), sister Jeanette Spikes (Stan), grandchildren Emily Stevens, Katie Woods (Bubba), Dara Sullivan, Jada Sullivan, Zacchary Sullivan and Natalie Brooke Sullivan and great-grandchildren Michael Stevens, Liam Stevens, Luke Woods and Aria Woods.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at First Pentecostal Church. Rev. Dathan Tipton and Rev. Mike Fields will officiate the service. Rev. Britt Prince will speak at the graveside. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in New Hope Cemetery in Shivers, MS.
Pallbearers will be Bubba Woods, Britt Prince, Dustin Champion, Curtis Westmorland, Richard Woods and Daryl Champion. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Stegenga, Baleigh Ford, P.A.-C, Dr. Paul Pierce IV.