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John Paul “J.P.” Handjis

Natchez — Memorial services for John Paul “J.P.” Handjis, 57, of Vidalia will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Reed officiating.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. until service time Saturday Feb. 15, 2020, at Laird Funeral Home.

John Paul “J.P.”  Handjis passed away at the age of 57 on Tuesday February 11, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

J.P. was born on June 13, 1962, in Natchez, MS, the son of James Handjis, Sr. and Evelyn Handjis.

His is preceded in death by his mother and father and infant twin sisters.

He is survived by a loving wife, Sherry Hobbs Handjis; son Russell Handjis and wife Lacey of Natchez; daughter Kristi Gillespie and Blake of Monterey, LA; five grandchildren, Chase Gillespie, Ava Gillespie, Hallee Handjis, Jack Handjis, and a grandson to be expected in July; brother James Handjis, Jr. and wife Jackie of Natchez; sisters Christina Smith and husband Dan of North Carolina, Elaine Shaifer and late husband Gary of Colorado; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including a special nephew, Shannon Handjis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adams County Humane Society.

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