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Gladys Jo Seale

Published 12:03am Monday, April 22, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Gladys Jo Seale, 85, of Natchez, who died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at University Medical Center in Jackson, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Parkway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Brewer officiating.

Burial will follow at Gloster Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and noon until service time at the church Wednesday.

Mrs. Seale was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Amite County, the daughter of William Lee Havard and Sarah Addie Reeves Havard.

Mrs. Seale was a longtime member of Morgantown Baptist Church and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved gardening, gospel music, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved watching football.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, W.L. Umberger and Mack Seale Jr.; three brothers, Walter Lee Havard, Carroll James Havard and John Stanford Havard.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda U. Jones of Natchez and Jo Lynn Gore and husband, Brent, of Natchez; two granddaughters, Courtney Hicks and husband, John, and Lori Hodge and husband, Eric; three great-grandchildren, Erin Hicks, John Ashton Hicks and Emily Hicks; two brothers, Edward Havard and wife, Billie Jean, and O.G. Havard and wife, Martha; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Havard and Hazel Hazard and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John E. Hicks Jr., John Hicks III, John Ashton Hicks, Eric Hodges, Brent Gore and Brian Hammons.

Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkway Baptist Church Building Fund, Cathedral School Capital Campaign or a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.