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Edward Gresham

Pastor Edward Bruce Gresham, age 64, of Merigold, died on Saturday August 10, 2013 at his home.
Visitation will be held Monday 08/12/2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland . Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday 08/13/2013 at Mid-South Baptist Church in Cleveland , MS . Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS.
Bruce was born on April 15, 1949 to Henry and Alice (Roberts) Gresham in Tuscaloosa , AL . He attended Mobile , Alabama schools and had obtained a Masters Degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans , LA. He married Evelyn Paul on May 02, 1970 in Foley, AL. Bruce was a former Cleveland Police Officer and a retired vehicle inspector from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was the Pastor at Mid-South Baptist Church for over 30 years. He served his church in every capacity, loving each member and seeing to their needs. He was a huge BAMA football fan and also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends.
He is survived by Spouse, Evelyn Paul Gresham of Merigold , MS . Two sons; Daniel Edward (Angie) Gresham of Cleveland, MS and David Paul (Teague) Gresham of Richmond, VA. One grandson, Nathan Gresham of Cleveland , MS and one granddaughter, Delaney Heinz of Richmond , VA.
Pallbearers are Junior Cobb, Melvin Steadman, James Dill, Ricky Moody, Caleb Gilbert, Stephan Gilbert and Ricky Stone. Honorary pallbearers are Earl McCown, Lanny Mosley and his officer friends from MDOT.
Memorials may be made to Bruce's favorite charity; St. Jude's Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis , TN 38105.

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Bro. Bruce was my first pastor after I came to know Jesus. He taught me so much. I think of him every time I see the book Pilgrim's Progress. My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn and the rest of the family.

Terry Zelaya Winoker - August 13, 2013 at 09:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy and prayers for your sadness and loss. Shawn Young & Family

Shawn Young - August 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To: The Gresham Family.I am sorry for your lost.May the hope found at John 11:25 bring you comfort.Through Jesus' ransom sacrifice and resurrection our love ones who have fell asleep in death,they will come to life; In Jehovah's appointed time this promise He has made will occur.

R.Gaines - August 12, 2013 at 11:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tom and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We have not been in touch for many years, but I remember Bruce in his younger years. We wish you God's peace and comfort during this time of loss.

Monelle Gresham Clifton - August 12, 2013 at 05:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Evelyn and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may the Lord comfort you and hold you close.

William and Teresa Nutty - August 12, 2013 at 01:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Rest in Pease my dear friend. It was a honor and a pleasure to work with you in the law enforcement profession. You will be missed by many.

Tim Allen - August 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Evelyn, Daniel, David, and family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I can't imagine what a surprise this must have been. May God comfort you all as you grieve his loss. May God bless you and keep you! Love In Christ, Erin Anne Hammett Smithhart

Erin Hammett Smithhart - August 11, 2013 at 09:35 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM