Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bobby Lee Black

 Bobby Lee Black, age 89, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Private graveside services and interment will be Saturday, April 25 at Memorial Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Melvin Chase officiating. In order for the family to follow the COVID-19 precautions in place under Executive Order 1466 of Governor Tate Reeves, the service will be private.

Bobby was born May 17, 1930, to John C. and Sarah Elizabeth Power Black in Louisville. He was a 1948 graduate of Louisville High School and he attended Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi. Bobby was a deacon and member of many years of Louisville Presbyterian Church. He was a poultry farmer and the owner of Circle B Ranch.

Bobby is survived by his children: Michael L. Black and wife Debra of Austin, Texas, John W. Black and wife Kelley, Beth Edwards and husband Kerry, Julia Rhee Hankins and husband Glynn, and Stefan L. Black and wife Lori all of Louisville; grandchildren: Graham Black of Denton Texas, Calen Edwards of Jackson, Mississippi, Sam Hankins and Curry Black both of Louisville. He is also survived by several step-children: David (Lexie) Foster of Louisville, Debbie Givens of Camden, Arkansas, Donna (David) Hemphill, Diana (Lee) Brown, and DeLesa Mayo all of Louisville. He also leaves behind many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Bobby is preceded in death by his wife Janice Lynn White Black, his parents, Beverly June Black, and a step-son Danny Foster.

Memorials in honor of Bobby may be given to Palmer Home for Children, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or to New Life Apostolic Church, 5637 Highway 397, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at