~~Celeste Carpenter Sullivan, age 97, passed away August 11, 2017. Graveside Services will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona, MS, officiated by Rev. Jack DeMoney and under the direction of Ray Funeral Home.
"Tiny" was a homemaker and very dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born on November 26, 1919, in Belzoni, MS, to Celeste Brian Carpenter and H.A. Carpenter. The Sullivan family lived in Cleveland, MS, for sixty years and were members of the First United Methodist Church. She moved to Sunnybrook Retirement Home in Madison, MS, in 2006.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Sullivan, Sr.; daughter, Celeste Sullivan Barron; parents, Celeste Brian Carpenter and H.A. Carpenter; three sisters, Anice Powell, Alma Abdo, and Mary Ella Greenway; and brother, Aubrey Carpenter.
Survivors are daughter, Jacquelyn Thornell of Jackson; son, Pat Sullivan (Amanda) of Ridgeland; brother, Will D. Carpenter (Hellen) of Chesterfield, MO; grandchildren, Kelly Langford (David) of Lena, Ellen Turner (Mark) of Dallas, TX, Amy Knighton (Charlie) of Jackson, Allison Fracchia (Jeff) of Jackson, Maureen Grondin (Greg) of Brandon, Mandy Anderson (Kevin) of Madison, Kathleen Engels (Nate) of Dallas, TX, and Patrick Sullivan (Elizabeth) of Madison; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
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1:00 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Oakwood Cemetery Winona Winona, Mississippi, United States