Sidney Priest

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Sidney Ray Priest, 85, of Blue Springs, MS died January 8, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 21,1936 to Joe and Lorna Newell Priest in Troy, Mississippi. He attended Itawamba Community College, graduated from Delta State Teachers College and received his Master’s Degree from Mississippi State University. He was a member of Ellistown Baptist Church where he served as deacon and taught Sunday school for many years.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Imogene, son Stan Priest (Kamace) of Vicksburg, MS, daughter Jenifer Roberts (Kenny), of Ingomar, MS, brother Dan Priest of Lafayette, GA, sister Janet Denton of Troy, MS, and grandchildren Chelsa Hill (Lance), Sydney Roberts and Luke Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Ken Priest, and brother Perry Priest.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 11 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at United Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Ellistown Baptist Church Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00 am with Bro. Mike Powell officiating. United is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Arnold, Larry Coker, David Dill, Clyde Dyson, John Epting, Eddie Humphreys, Mike Moore Bennie Roberts and Bobby Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Parks domino group.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the building fund of Ellistown Baptist Church.


JAN 11.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

United Funeral Service, Inc.

700 Highway 15 South

New Albany, MS 38652


JAN 12.
11:00 AM

Ellistown Baptist Church

1006 County Road 185

Blue Springs, MS 38828

2 thoughts on “Sidney Priest”

  1. Dear Priest family, I’m sorry for your loss and you have my deepest condolences. The loss of a loved one brings great pain and sorrow but you can gain comfort from Gods word the Bible. Acts 24:15 says “There is going to be a resurrection” so you can see your dear loved one again. A promise from our loving Heavenly Father. I hope this was a source of encouragement for the family.

  2. Ms Imogene, Stan and Jennifer. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Sid was a wonderful person and will be greatly be missed. I am sorry that I only learned of his death recently when I put flowers on Mom’s grave and noticed the beautiful monuments. I don’t get out much trying to avoid Covid as much as possible. But know this, I always respected Mr Sid.. as well as your entire family. May our God comfort you and keep you near His heart. I do love you and your family.


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