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Celeste Cade Truitt

March 25, 2014

Celeste Cade Truitt went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 24.  She was a resident of the Vaiden Community Living Center at the time of her death.  She was born November 29, 1923, in the Possumneck Community of Attala County to Noreene and Lloyd Cade.  She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, Durant, for many years and in recent years she was a member of Sallis Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Truitt, and brothers, Robert Cade, E.L. “Sonny” Cade and Thomas Cade.
Survivors are children, Hayes Truitt (Judy) of Starkville, Linda Hutchison (Kelly) of Sallis, David Truitt (Beth) of Durant, Cindy Dickerson (Jeff) of Possumneck; grandchildren, Mike Truitt, Suzy Houston, Dawn Ellis, Barry Truitt, Cameron Griffing, Amy Loden, Will Loden and Josh Dickerson; great-grandchildren, Rebekah Overstreet, Michael Houston Trip Mayhue, Truitt Mayhue, and Stokes Loden; great-great grandchildren, Brannan Overstreet, Brady Overstreet and Rowan Griffing.  She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She loved not only her family dearly, but also her many “children” that she kept over the years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, March 27 at Sallis Baptist Church, Sallis, MS.  Visitation will be Wednesday night from 5 to 8 pm at Southern Funeral Home, Durant, MS and from 1 to 2 pm Thursday prior to the service at the church.  Internment will follow at Mizpah Cemetery, Durant, MS.
Pallbearers will be Mike Truitt, Russ Houston, Barry Truitt, Eddie Ellis, Cameron Griffing, Josh Dickerson, Rob Mayhue and Will Loden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village, 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS  39157-6009 or any charity of choice.

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