James Ralph BaxterJune 19, 1930 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 86)
James Ralph Baxter, 86, of the Mt. Pisgah Community passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Providence Hospital. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church. He retired from International Paper Company. He loved fishing, working on cars, and gardening. Known for being a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all, he was well loved and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death his parents, Willie Henry and Rebecca Baxter; his twin brother, Alph Baxter; other siblings, Rufas, Leo, Bill, and Otis Baxter, Annie, Gracie, Daisey, and Lizzie; brother-in-law, Harvey Denmark.
He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Reba Fay Baxter; children, Gary Baxter (Mary), Rose Russell, and Becky Lindeen (Terry); brother, Roland Baxter (Josie); grandchildren, Monica, Sabrina, Gary Jr., Jodi, J.E., Kimberlee, Brittany, Bryan, and Robert Russell Jr.; 14 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
The wake will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 6 pm until at Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church. The Funeral Service will be the following day, Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11 am at Mt. Pisgah with Rev. Karl Causey officiating. Interment will be held in the Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Cemetery. Online Condolences may be given at www.freemanleakesville.com. Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS