Thursday, November 10, 2011

Joe O. Lovern

Mr. Joe O. Lovern, 73, of Jackson, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be at New Life Apostolic Church in Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday, November 11, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time at North Bend Pentecostal Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at North Bend Pentecostal Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi, with Rev. Johnny Peden, Rev. Thomas Craft, Rev. Lanse Foster, and Rev. Joey Rogers officiating. Interment will be in North Bend Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Mr. Lovern was born October 11, 1938. He was a member of New Life Apostolic Church in Jackson, Mississippi, and he was a retired merchandiser for McCarty Holman, where he worked for 38 years.
In addition to his wife, Patsy Peden Lovern, Mr. Lovern is survived by his daughter, Tonya James and husband, Rickey, of Byram, Mississippi; two sons, Joey Lovern and wife, Angela, of Brandon, Mississippi, and Shelton Lovern and wife, Alyson, of Pace, Florida; and two brothers, James Harmon Lovern and wife, Juaweese, and Jerome Lovern and wife, Joy, all of Philadelphia, Mississippi. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Marissa Lovern of Nashville, Tennessee; Desmond Lovern of Brandon, Mississippi; DeAnndra Lovern of Pace, Florida; and Ethan James of Byram, Mississippi, as well as a great-grandson, Brody Patterson. Mr. Lovern is preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn and Lala Elizabeth Posey Lovern.
Pallbearers will be Rudy Lovern, Jerry Lovern, Bobby Joe Lovern, Orbon Lovern, Robert Lovern and Billy Don Pope. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Al LeDoux, James Lacey, Calvin Morales, Lloyd Ellis, David Guthrie, and L. M. Odom. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at