Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~







Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In Memoriam ~ Lois Marie Sullivan


Lois Marie Dungan Sullivan passed away last Saturday night in Vicksburg, which was her lifetime home.  

She would have been 97 years old this year.  

She is survived by her beloved four sons, Mickey (Class of 1959), Bobby, Jimmy, and Mike.  A private graveside family service was held.  

Lois was a sweet, elegant and lovely lady with a beautiful smile.  

Praying that God will comfort the family through this time of sadness and may she rest in peace. 

Published in The Vicksburg Post 

Lois Dungan Sullivan died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. She was 96.
Mrs. Sullivan was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Albert L. “Chink” Sullivan.
She is survived by four sons, Mickey Sullivan, Bobby Sullivan, Jimmy Sullivan and Mike Sullivan; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.
Her family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials are made to a charity of choice.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Classmates Mother Has Died

I received word today that Mickey Sullivan's Mother, Lois Sullivan, has died.  Please keep Micky and his family in your prayers.  I will post Obituary as soon as I receive it. 


Friday, January 12, 2018

Obituary for Dorothy Blough "Dot" Cunningham

Obituary for Dorothy Blough "Dot" Cunningham
Dorothy Blough “Dot” Cunningham, 74, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Born August 8, 1943, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late John Herbert Blough and the late Lorene Keuhl Blough. 

She was a 1961 graduate of Central High School in Jackson and attended Hinds Junior College. She retired from Union Oil of California. 

Dot was active in many organizations at her church and was an FOA Volunteer. She was a wonderful and gracious hostess and will be remembered for celebrating the love of her family and the joy of her friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew, David K. Stewart.  

She is survived by her husband of 56 years,  Ivan H. Cunningham,  of Madison; sisters; Florence Helena Pickering (Tommy),  of Orlando; Mamie Lorene Pitts and Bettye Christine Stewart, both of Madison; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 127 Church Rd. in Gluckstadt where a Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m., Father Kevin Slattery, Celebrant.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Sebrell Funeral Home of Ridgeland is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Friends of Alcoholics (FOA), 1298 FOA Rd, Jackson, MS.  39209

If you wish you can send Ivan a card to 326 Hoy Road, Madison, MS  39110

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Classmates Wife Dies

I received word today that our classmate, Ivan Cunningham's wife, Dot (Bootsie) died at 3:45 this morning.  They had no children.  Ivan is in our prayers and may he be comforted by God's Grace at this time.   Will post Obituary as soon as I receive it. 

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year Classmates!

Wishing all my classmates a very Happy and Blessed 2018!



Please continue to keep our classmate Ina Lott Whittington in your prayers.  She is still in the nursing home and will have another hip surgery for the 3rd time in the last couple of months. 

Also, keep Theresa Martin Kitowski in your prayers with her health issues and for all our classmates who are suffering from their health issues as well.   

May God Bless all of you in the New Year of 2018!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Prayers Needed For Dot Cunningham & Classmates

Our classmate Ivan Cunningham's wife, Dot, suffered a stroke last Thursday and is in St. Dominic's in Jackson, MS.  As of yesterday, she was doing better but please continue to keep Dot in your prayers as well as Ivan.  

Also, keep our class classmate, Ina Lott Whittington in your prayers.  She is still a patient in Heritage House Nursing Home in Vicksburg but may have to have her 3rd surgery on her hip early January 2018.  

Classmate, Theresa Martin Kitowski needs your prayers as well with her ongoing health issues.  

I will keep you updated as I get the information on their condition.  
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