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Services for Mr. Jimmy Lathem were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol. Burial was in Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Reverend Wayne Wilson officiated.

Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Milling Funeral Home in Sevastopol.

Mr. Jimmy Lathem, 69, of Sebastopol, died Monday, February 14, 2022 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Nancy Lathem of Sebastopol; a son Michael Lathem (Michelle) of Philadelphia; one daughter: Amanda Taylor (Adam) of Forest; three grandchildren: Alexus Lathem, Kalee Grace Lathem and Andrew Taylor; two sisters, Gloria Boozer of Carthage and Linda Corley of Sebastopol; two brothers, Bobby Lathem of Florence and Skip Lathem (Ruth) of Brandon. Mr. Jimmy Lathem is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Jimmy Lathem is predeceased by his parents Jim Buck & Leona Lathem; and a brother, Mike Lathem.

The pallbearers were Adam Taylor, Brandon Jones, Al Easom, Jimmy Wilson, Loyd Glaze and Michael Weaver.

Jimmy was a loving person who loved life. He always put the needs of others before his own. His love was unconditional, and his kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Before going to bed every night, he read his Bible. He has never met a stranger and would talk to anyone if they listened. Jimmy was deeply devoted to his family, as evidenced by his willingness to give up what he was doing and support his children, Michael and Amanda. He enjoyed spending time with Michael, working in the hay field and doing other farm chores.

Jimmy ran a delivery route for Stewart Wholesale, and he also worked for Maxim Manufacturing for several years. After spending 30 years raising chickens, Jimmy retired to start his favorite hobby: woodworking. He made swings, rocking chairs, tables, and other items for many people throughout Mississippi. The qualities of honesty and reliability are evident in the way he treated his clients. He always made sure that anyone who bought his products was satisfied with his work. His son-in-law, Adam, had the chance to share Jimmy’s love of woodworking.

His face lit up whenever he was near his grandchildren. He attended many softball and soccer games to cheer on his granddaughters, Alexus and Kalee Grace. He and his grandson, Andrew, were inseparable. He always rode Andrew on the tractor and the lawn mower. They spent a lot of time outside doing a lot of other things. Before heading back inside, they enjoyed an ice cream cone or a popsicle while swinging on the porch.

Jimmy was a loving Christian, husband, dad, brother, and friend. For 50 years, Jimmy and Nancy shared all that life had to offer together. They were a great team that supported each other in every way. For many years he attended Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Later in life he attended Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church. To say he was loved by so many would be an understatement, and to say he will be missed will be an even bigger understatement. We can’t even begin to imagine life without it; however, we can take comfort in knowing that he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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