Noel Watson Jr.

Services for Rev. Noel Watson Jr. of Belzoni will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at White Star Missionary Baptist Church, Belzoni.

Rev. Watson, 79, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Hooper Cemetery, Silver City.

The Rev. Donald Washington will officiate at the services.

Rev. Watson is survived by his wife, Beatrice Watson of Belzoni; five sons, Noel Watson III, Jared Watson and Agronskey Hooper, all of Los Angeles, Popoola Hooper (Antrell) of Ridgeland and Chandler Hooper (Maxine) of Starkville; two daughters, Mia Watson of Los Angeles and Brittany Hooper of Belzoni; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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