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Kate Yerger Box

October 26, 1927 May 8, 2022
Kate Yerger Box
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Obituary for Kate Yerger Box

Kate Yerger Box
Madison

Kate Yerger Box, 94, died May 8, 2022, at home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Briarwood United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. A graveside will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale, MS.

Mrs. Box was born on October 26, 1927, in Rosedale to the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Yerger. A graduate of Rosedale High School, she continued her education attending Mississippi College School for Women and graduated from Delta State University with a Life Time Teaching Degree in History. After the death of her husband, Joseph at age 50, she began working at Habersham Plantation Furniture for several years before becoming the Hostess for the ICU and CCU at Baptist Hospital. After working at Baptist for many years, Mrs. Box began working as the Pastor’s Secretary at Briarwood United Methodist Church where she eventually retired.

Mrs. Box was a member of the DAR, Huguenots Society, the Continental Club and Colonialist Dames.
She loved to read and travel throughout the United States and abroad, especially England and Scotland.

She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Box; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Yerger; daughter, Kathy Box Willard; sister, Pattie Yerger Fowler and son-in-law, Charley Robinson.

Survivors include: daughter, Lucinda Box Willis and husband (C. Newt Willis) of Natchez, MS; Malinda Box Robinson of Westpoint, TN; son-on-law, Robert Russell Willard. of Brandon; brother-in-law, Thomas Manning and wife Joanne of Cleveland; grandchildren, Chet Willis and his wife Amy; Joe Willis and his wife, Lisa; Ben Willis; Ellen Sanders and her husband, Justin; Matthew Robinson and Todd Broadus and his wife Sarah and 15 great grandchildren and 1 great- great
Grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Briarwood United Methodist Church or Rosedale Cemetery.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

11

May

9:30 AM 5/11/2022 9:30:00 AM
Briarwood United Methodist Church

320 Briarwood Dr.
Jackson, MS 39206

Briarwood United Methodist Church
320 Briarwood Dr. Jackson 39206 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

11

May

10:00 AM 5/11/2022 10:00:00 AM
Briarwood United Methodist Church

320 Briarwood Dr.
Jackson, MS 39206

Briarwood United Methodist Church
320 Briarwood Dr. Jackson 39206 MS
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

11

May

3:00 PM 5/11/2022 3:00:00 PM
Rosedale Cemetery

Levee Road
Rosedale, MS 38769

Rosedale Cemetery
Levee Road Rosedale 38769 MS
United States
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