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M.Douglas Saxon

January 4, 1933 March 29, 2022
M.Douglas Saxon
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M. Douglas Saxon, 89, known affectionately to all as “Brother Doug”, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2022. He passed peacefully at home with his three girls by his side. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2022 at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland. A Graveside service will follow at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello, MS.

Brother Doug was born on January 4, 1933, in Simpson County, the son of the late William H. Saxon and Halabele Bynum Saxon. The oldest of ten children, with the Great Depression much a part of life, his family had hard times and he endured and persevered through many hardships and pains that he never shared; however, these times remained in his memory. In 1952, he graduated from Mount Olive High School and continued his education, surrendering his life to the Lord, earning his seminary degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a graduate of William Carey College.

Brother Doug loved the Lord and served as a minister of the Gospel in Southern Baptist Churches in Texas, Ohio, and Mississippi, spending most of his years of ministry throughout Lawrence County.

He was a man of many stories, full of trivia, history and tidbits of advice and often jokes. He loved to “fix” things that were broken or not. Most of all he loved the Lord and spreading His word. He never wanted to miss a chance to meet a stranger and share Jesus.

Brother Doug was active and healthy until his diagnosis of cancer at 86.


He will most be remembered as a beloved husband, a cherished father, a devoted grandfather, and loving brother. He will also be remembered as a teacher and minister who loved and served the Lord.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Don, Audra, Howard, and Evelyn.

Survivors include: his beloved wife, Marie Raynor Saxon of Monticello; daughters, Joan Saxon of Brandon, Myrna Saxon of Madison, and Sandra Saxon Lewis and her husband John of Kingwood, TX; grandson Will Lewis (Rosemary) of Montgomery, AL; granddaughter Alexandra of Kingwood, TX; great grandson, Jack of Kingwood, TX; brother, Gerald Saxon, Phoenix, AZ; sister, Sue Adcock of Vicksburg; sister, Bonnie Wagstaff of Raleigh, MS; sister, Dauvice Berry of Edwards; sister, Dora Husband of Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Visitation

Friday

1

Apr

4:00 PM 4/1/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/1/2022 7:00:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Graveside

Saturday

2

Apr

10:00 AM 4/2/2022 10:00:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery (Monticello)

73 Bethel Rd
Monticello, MS 39654

Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery (Monticello)
73 Bethel Rd Monticello 39654 MS
United States
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