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, November 17, 2010

Do You Shop Online?

HI All!

If you happen to shop online for Christmas and other occasions, please consider going to and looking through the over 200 stores listed there. If you key in our school code or name - Vicksburg Catholic School, our school will receive a percentage of the sale. (info and school code attached). Example: from ordering at, we can receive up to 15% the sale!

Some of the stores are listed on the attachment.

Thanks for considering us!


Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762

Senior Class Luminaria Service - Luminarias are $10 and can be purchased in honor of or in memory of someone. Join the Class of 2011 on Wed. Dec. 1st as they read the names of those being honored and remembered. You can purchase yours from a Senior at the St. Al Office.

A Car for Christmas Raffle - Purchase your chance to win a 2010 Dodge Challenger courtesy of Blackburn Motor Company & Vicksburg Catholic School! Tickets are $25.00 a piece or 5/$100. The drawing will be held December 10th! Tickets may be purchased in the St. Al & St. Francis Offices or at Blackburn Motor Company. What a great Christmas Gift a New car would be!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

In memory of my brother, Marion Edward Love Jr., who passed away October 31, 2010 at 65 years of age.  May he rest in peace!

Marion Edward Love, Jr.

Marion Edward "Buster" Love, Jr. died Sunday, October 31, 2010, at River Region Medical Center.  He was 65. 

Mr. Love was born in Vicksburg to the late Marion Edward Love, Sr. and Evelyn Anne Mason Love.  He was a former employee of the Help Your Self Supermarket and, in later years, was store manager for Jitney Jungle.  He was Boat Store Manager for Ergon Marine and owned Love's Janitorial In. prior to his retirement. 

Mr. Love was a former independent carrier for The Vicksburg Post and was a communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Donna Griffin (Clay) and Angela Kirtfield, both of Vicksburg, and Brenda Shepherd and Dana Lewis (Kenny), both of Florence; one son, Marion E. "Bubba" Love III of Vicksburg, nine grandchildren, Felicia Logue, Kaci Fife, Chase Vinson, Hunter Taylor, Haley Lewis, Tavenor Lewis, Madison Kirtfield, Zackery Love and Anna Claire Love; and two sisters, Marian Love Phillips (Robert) and Laura Love Ables (Chris), both of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse Vinson.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Farrell, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

Pallbearers will be Clay Griffin, Robert Sibley, Bill Madison, Warren Guider, Willie Cooper, Joseph Ables, II, Stacy Hartley and Joe Francis Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zackery Alden Love, Noah Scott Marbury and members of the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department.  (The Vicksburg Post ~ November 2, 2010)

Brother Nicholas (Maurice V. Geisenberg)

Cumberland, R.I. ~ Maurice V. Geisenberg, ordained as Brother Nicholas Geisenberg S.C., died Friday, October 29, 2010, at Mount St. Rita Health Center in Cumberland R.I.  He was 98. 

Brother Nicholas was the son of the late Mamie Palermo and Isaac Geisenberg.  He entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1932 and served in schools in New Jersey, New York and Louisiana.  He ministered in numerous capacities at St. Aloysius in Vicksburg and Cor Jesu and Brother Martin high schools, both in New Orleans.

He retired in 2003 to Bay St. Louis and, after Hurricane Katrina, moved to the Brothers' retirement community in Pascoag, R.I.

A funeral Mass will be at 1:30 today at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Avenue in New Orleans.  Burial will be at 4:30 today at Brothers Cemetery in Bay St. Louis under the direction of Fahey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Brothers of the Sacred Hear Foundation, 4600 Elysian
Fields Avenue, New Oleans, LA  70122.  (The Vicksburg Post ~ November 2, 2010)
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