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Wilson Myers Jr.

Aug. 15, 1950 – Oct. 24, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Wilson “Deak” Myers Jr., 62, of Natchez, who stepped out of mortality into immortality to be in the presence of God, will be at noon Saturday at New Hope The Vision Center with Bishop Robert Cade officiating.

Burial will follow at Pry’s Temple Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Myers was born Aug. 15, 1950, in Florence, the son of Wilson Myers Sr. and Ruthie Myers. He accepted Christ at an early age, at Good Hope Baptist Church and later joined New Hope The Vision Center where he was ordained to the office of deacon by Bishop Earl Polk of Atlanta; under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Stanley B. Searcy Sr., later Deacon Myers joined Word of Faith Ambassadors Worship Center, under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Robert Cade and Pastor Betty Cade, Th.D., where he served as Deacon of Finance.

Deacon Myers attended and graduated from McLaurin High School in Florence.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nellean Kitchens; one brother, Bill Kitchens, both of Florence; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Survivors include a devoted God-fearing wife, Evangelist Gilda Myers; four sons, Chris Myers of St. Paul, Minn., Frederick Collins, Roderick Franklin and Curtis Brown, all of Natchez; one daughter, LaTonya Mosby and husband, James, of Pearl; one he recognized as daughter, Monica Woodruff (“Monya” to him) of Pearl; three sisters, Betty Wade, Jackie Harris and husband, Reuben, all of Brandon, and Annie Jean Johnson and husband, Wilbur, of Pearl; three brothers, James “Bo” Kitchens and wife, Emma, of Prentiss, Prince Kitchen and wife, Helen, of Jackson and Lee Vertis Myers and wife, Laura, of Jamestown, Okla.; five sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Curley Brown and husband, Elijah, Twyane Stewart and husband, Kenny, Gary Collins and wife, Aretha, Ricky and wife, Beatrice, all of Natchez, and Althea Stewart of Jackson; six grandchildren, Anightress Neal and husband, Jamaal, of Miami, Darius Franklin and wife, Rashonda, Whittany, Brittany, Jeremy and Jerell, all of Natchez; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.