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1258 Richburg Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-264-1816
Fax: 601-264-1840
James Varnado

James Varnado

Saturday, May 18th, 1940 - Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Varnado, James Marlow, 80, of Hattiesburg, MS, passed away on July 3,
2020 in Hattiesburg, MS. James M. Varnado affectionately known as “Big Papa”
was born in Magnolia, MS on May 18, 1940. He grew up in Chicago, IL.

He married Mary Varnado on Dec 25, 1981 in Las Vegas, NV. He worked and
retired from Roadway Express for 25 years. He was involved in Emmanuel Temple
where he held positions as a Deacon, Usher, and Cell Group Leader. He was an avid
sports fan with a love for the Chicago Bears. James was a family man that loved his
kids. Creating memories and traveling with his beloved wife and family.

James M. Varnado is preceded in death by his parents: Jesse and Della Varnado. Two
brothers and Nine sisters. James M. Varnado is survived by Mary Varnado,
Children, Zina Varnado Ava Patterson of San Jose, California, Pernell Varnado of
Dallas, TX, Jeff Hall (Sajar) of Bassfield, MS, James Anthony Varnado, Elvin
Varnado (Patricia), LaTasha Watson of Dallas, TX, Adria Hall of Barstow,

California, His Sister, Lena Dixon, 14 Grandchildren and a host of great-
Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, Special Niece, Deborah Porter.

The family of James M Varnado wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Mississippi
Health Care, Ephesus SDA, Pastor Jason McCracken, Pastor James Markum,and Emmaunel Temple, friends and family.
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    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Forrest Funeral Home
    1258 Richburg Road
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    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 11:00am
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May the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding comfort you and you family Ava during this time of bereavement. Praying for and with you. Love The Rogers Family

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