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Theophilus Danzy Jr.

Published 12:00am Friday, February 15, 2013

Oct. 22, 1958 – Feb. 10, 2013

FAYETTE — Services for Theophilus “Teddy” Danzy Jr., 54, of Fayette, who died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Jefferson County Hospital in Fayette, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Faith Worship Center in Fayette with the Rev. J.L. Hammitte Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at East Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Lorman under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home in Fayette.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday, both at the church.

Mr. Danzy was born Oct. 22, 1958, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the son of Theophilus Danzy Sr. and Eula Mae Jones Danzy. He served in the U.S. armed forces and later became a professor at Alcorn State University.

Theophilus accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the Greater Faith Worship Center under the pastorialship of Dr. J.L. Hammitte Jr., where he served faithfully until God called him to be a servant for his kingdom.

He was a Mason member with the Mount Valley Lodge No. 6, Masonic brother with Mount Valley Chapter No. 29-Order of Eastern Star and a member of Gamma Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Mr. Danzy was united in holy matrimony to the love of his life, U’Landa Rankin Danzy, Dec. 11, 1993.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Karlton Raye Danzy; and his parents.

Survivors include two sons, Kristopher and his fiancée, Tonya Hayes, and Kershawn Danzy; four sisters, Laurette Huff and husband, Percy, Sonya Thomas and husband, Patrick, Jennifer Denise Means and Bianca R. Tyler; one brother, Anthony James Danzy; father-in-law, John Henry Rankin and wife, Thelma; seven sisters-in-law, Joyce Williams and husband, Bud, Carolyn McDonald and husband, James, Sherry McDonald and husband, Willie, Ruby Rankin, Brenda Rankin, Yulanda Rankin and Teneka Banks; four brothers-in-law, John Henry Rankin Jr., Glen Rankin and wife, Lorraine, Maurice Rankin and wife, Jeanetta, and Michael Rankin and wife, Bobbie; one great-aunt-in-law, Katie Harris; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Mount Valley Lodge No. 6 and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporation.