Published 12:00 am Friday, March 7, 2008
Sept. 22, 1922 – March 1, 2008
NATCHEZ – Services for Marie Singleton, 85, of Natchez, who died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at noon Saturday at St. Mary Baptist Church with the assistant pastor, Wilsonni Johnson, officiating.
Burial will follow at Pine Hill Memorial Park under the direction of George F. West Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Singleton was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Natchez, the daughter of Howard and Rosie Ransom. She attended the public schools and was a housewife. She was a member of St. Mary Baptist Church and served a choir member.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam “Red” Singleton; two brothers, David Ransom and Howard Ransom Jr.; and two sisters, Louise Watts and Katie Hawkins.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruth L. Richardson and husband, Willie; one stepdaughter, Mary Bass and husband, Cornelious; two sisters, Estelle Ransom and Bessie Ransom; two brothers, Ordley Ransom and wife, Thelma, and Clarence Ransom; two grandchildren, Patricia Rachal and husband, James, and Ronnie Richardson and wife, Beverly; 10 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 37 stepgreat-grandchildren; 28 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Marie Washington Ransom; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.