PORT GIBSON, MS: Funeral services for Pastor Johnny Ray Wyatt, Sr., 73, who died Tuesday, March 7, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, MS will be held at 1p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Magnolia M.B. Church with Rev. Hugh Johnson officiating; Pastor Marcellus P. Howard will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the McCay cemetery with Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. of Port Gibson in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, from 1p.m. until 5p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel and Saturday from noon until service time at the church.
Mr. Wyatt retired as pastor at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He retired from Letourneau, Inc. and the Claiborne County School District after driving the bus for over 30 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Mae Wilson; father, Johnny Wyatt; step-father, Leonard Wilson, Sr.; grandmother, Bernice “Pet” Houston; grandfather, Percy ‘Jack” Houston; son, Ishmael Wyatt; brothers, Andre Wyatt and Karl Wyatt; sister, Renita Wyatt Gammage; grandson, JaMarcuus Anderson and nephew, Andrea Wilson.
Pastor Wyatt is survived by his wife, Evandie L. Wyatt of Port Gibson, MS; two sons, Roberto Ranger and Johnny R. Wyatt, Jr., both of Boston, MA; three daughters, Maritza Ranger Maxwell of Boston, MA, Angela Cox of Maryland and Marieta X. Wyatt Hamilton of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Leonard Wilson, Jr. of Port Gibson, MS; two sisters, Nora Wyatt Potter (Greg) of Hillsboro, OR and Joyce Ware of Killeen, TX; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends including a special granddaughter, Shir’Terrica Dotson of Port Gibson, MS.
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