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Leslie Whitehead Wicker

July 02, 1951 – November 15, 2020

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Leslie Whitehead Wicker, 69, of Paris, MS passed from this life on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Leslie graced the world with her presence in Taylorsville, Mississippi on July 2, 1951. She was a daughter to Lilah Linnie Hailes Whitehead and the late Louis Lovell Whitehead.

Leslie married the love of her life, Larry Wicker, on July 16, 1971. The couple spent a timeless forty-nine and a half years together, abounding with one son and many memories.                                                                                                                                                                         She started her career as a secretary, the heartbeat of an organization, and went on to work for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. She served the department of Wildlife and Fisheries for six years before taking her skill set to the United States Corps of Engineers. While Leslie knew her way around an office, she wasn’t afraid to get dirt under her nails while tending to her farm, Sunlight Springs Organic Farm. She loved using her cooking skills, constantly finding new recipes to prepare for her family. With a green thumb, Leslie found joy in the laborious task of cultivating a garden, especially her beloved flowers. Above all Leslie found the most fulfillment while advancing the Lord’s Kingdom alongside her husband Bro. Larry Wicker.  She didn’t simply pass away she held in her soul the cure to death, a relationship with the Lord where she worshiped Him at Drivers Flat Baptist Church.

Leslie is survived by her husband  Larry Wicker;  one son  Daniel (Marci) Wicker  of Oxford, Mississippi; two grandchildren: Tannalee McCoy and Carter Gray Wicker of Oxford, Mississippi; mother Lilah  Whitehead of Collins, Mississippi;  two brothers: James Whitehead of Sumrall and Sam Whitehead of Seminary, Mississippi

Leslie was preceded in death by her father, Louis Whitehead, and one sister Carolyn Hitt.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The funeral service remembering Leslie’s life will take place in the Chapel of Parker Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 6:00 PM with Bro. Bobby Jones officiating. The friends and family in south Mississippi will have an opportunity to pay their respects on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in the sanctuary of Calvary Baptist Church, Smithdale, Mississippi from 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. The graveside service will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Gerald Wicker officiating.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce and Vardaman is honored to serve the family in helping make arrangements remembering Leslie’s life. Online condolences may be composed at parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com

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Visitation

Parker Memorial Funeral Home

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  • 476 Highway 9 North
    Bruce, Mississippi 38915

Funeral Service

Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

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  • 476 Hwy 9 N
    Bruce, Mississippi 38915

Visitation

Calvary Bapist Church

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  • 6802 Wroten Rd
    Smithdale, Mississippi 39664

Graveside Service

Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery

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  • 6802 Wroten Rd
    Smithdale, Mississippi 39664

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