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Sue Whatley

Sue Jean McIntyre Whatley, age 80, of Cleveland formerly of Merigold, passed away on Monday August 13, 2012 at the Cleveland Health & Rehabilitation.  She was born on January 29, 1932 to Jasper and Mary (Alexander) McIntyre in Wade, MS. Mrs. Whatley grew up in the Drew area graduated Drew High School and attended Clark College. She married Albert M.  Whatley on January 31, 1952.  She was homemaker raising her four boys on the Sunflower Plantation. She was a loving and caring mother who never missed an event her boys were involved in, whether, it was sports or school functions at North Sunflower Academy, she was always at their side. Mrs. Whatley was a life long member of Bethany Baptist Church, that she and her father helped to build many years ago, where she was a former music leader and taught Sunday School for many years. She instilled family values in her boys. She was a gardener and a great cook always having fresh vegetables prepared for her family and their friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday August 14, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday August15, 2012 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church in Merigold, MS. Interment will follow in the Drew Cemetery.   She is survived by Spouse of 60 years, Albert M. Whatley of Merigold, MS.  Son, Marion "Bubby" and wife (Faye) Whatley of Merigold, MS.  Son, Lewis and wife (Cody) Whatley of Clarksdale, MS.  Son, Bill and wife (Cathy) Whatley of Monroe, LA.  Son, Ed and wife (Anna) Whatley of Clarksdale, MS.  Three sisters; Ruby Carroll of Pascagoula, MS,  Doris Cooper of Virginia Beach, VA, Carolyn Beach of Atlanta, GA.  Eight grandchildren; Brad Whatley, Blake Whatley, Christopher Whatley, Asa Whatley, Jana Whatley, Will Rolfe, Tanner Whatley and Meagan Whatley. Five great grandchildren; Oiliva and Avery Whatley, Mary Fances Whatley, Grace Whatley and Elizabeth Whatley. Pallbearers are Rickey McIntyre, Brian McIntyre, Greg Beach, Phil McNeer, Euell Powell and Gerald Turner. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church 19 Bethany Church Rd. Merigold, MS 38759. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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What a wonderful woman! I know she will be greatly missed. When I think of your mother I remember her beautiful smile, geniune heart, and her love of the Lord. God Bless all of you.

Joyce Cross Winters - August 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bill and family, I know your hearts are sad, but what a beautiful southern lady your mom was. She has also left a wonderful family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to carry on her legacy. Thinking of you all. Fran

Frances Loftin Thrasher - August 15, 2012 at 08:53 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers in the loss of Sue Jean. She was indeed a good friend and neighbor for many years. Sincerely, Betty & Adrian Hollingsworth

Betty And Adrian Hollingsworth - August 14, 2012 at 08:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Marion and Family, Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about your family in the loss of your mother. Trust in the Lord to see you through this difficult time and remember the good memories you have of her. Your family was special to the Smithson Family. Jacque Smithson Word

JACQUE WORD - August 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

michael and Laura Taylor - August 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM