Thursday, March 10, 2011

Melissa Hathorn Gordon

Mrs. Melissa Hathorn Gordon, 86, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, passed away at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Mack Alford will be officiating. Mrs. Gordon was born to Percy Bryant “Hop” and Canzada Wade Triplett Hathorn on June 22, 1924. She retired from Philadelphia School system where she taught history. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Mississippi, where she was a resident since 1962. Mrs. Gordon was a graduate of Louisville High School as well as the University of Mississippi and she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Gordon, of Clinton, Mississippi; one sister, Jane Hathorn Cotten and husband, Jimmy, of Jackson, Mississippi; one niece, Joy Roessel and husband, Larry; one nephew: Bryant Cotten, and wife, Lori; one great-nephew, Lawrence Roessel; and two great-nieces, Krista and Alex Cotten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Basil (Bobby) Gordon and her parents, Percy Bryant “Hop” and Canzada Wade Triplett Hathorn.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi, is handling the arrangements.