Berlean Sullins

January 22, 1932 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 88)

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Okolona – Mrs. Effie Berlean Sullins, age 89, received the promise of her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 16, 2020 from Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home after a long fruitful life.  She was born January 22, 1931 in Amory, Mississippi, to Earl Westmoreland and Carrie Bishop Westmoreland.  She worked many years as a nurse employed by Dr. Shoemaker in Okolona and later for Dr. Smith before retiring.  She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.  She enjoyed working and gardening.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 AM Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jody Rock officiating.  A graveside service will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery of Okolona.  Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to or posted at

Survivors include her three sons, Randy Parker and Dwight Parker and his wife, Peggi, all of Okolona, , Ronnie Parker and his wife, Joyce of New Albany; one brother, Raymond Westmoreland and his wife, Lanell of Aberdeen; 4 grandchildren, Chris Parker, Jamison Parker, Michael Parker, Laken Pettit, Shane Pettit, and Penny Jarvis; 7 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harold Sullins; son, James Donnie Parker; two sisters, Lanell Beasley and Lola Ann Medley.

Pallbearers will be Chris Parker, Jamison Parker, Michael Parker, Jamie Eubanks, David Mize, and Donald Davis; Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Cullpepper and Jimmy Bailey.


November 17, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Okolona Chapel of Holland

Celebration of Life

November 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Okolona Chapel of Holland

Graveside Service

November 18, 2020

12:00 PM
Oddfellows Cemetery (Okolona)

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