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Jimmy Dean "Jimbo" Brassell

September 9, 1963 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 58)


Jimmy Dean Brassell, one of 13 children, was born September 9, 1963, in Lafayette County, MS to the late Norris and Mae Lean Tatum Brassell, Sr.

“Jimbo,” as he was affectionately called, accepted Christ early in life and was baptized at Mount Hope M.B. Church. He received his education from Lafayette County schools.

Jimbo was employed as a concrete finisher with Martin & Martin Construction Company for 30+ years. He was very family oriented and enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, boxing, and wrestling.

On Monday, December 27, 2021, Jimmy passed away in Oxford, MS. Left to cherish his memories are his brothers; Thomas Brassell of Jackson, MS, Norris Brassell, Jr., Willie Brassell (Mary), Jerry Brassell, Sr., Terry Brassell (Bettie) all of Oxford, MS, Michael McGlarn (Shirley) of Knoxville, TN, James Tatum (Janice) of Coffeville, MS; twin sister, Eutha Brassell; sisters, Patricia Pegues (Curtis) of Batesville, MS, Denice Frieson (Lee) of Oxford, MS, Sharon Brown (Gary) of Abbeville, MS, and Lawanda Brassell of Oxford, MS; special mother, Nina Tatum of Oxford, MS; close friends, Lee Frieson and James Martin both of Oxford, MS. He also leaves a host of loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Brassell, special father, Robert Tatum, and special parents, Warren and Cherry Tyson. 

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January 2, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Graveside Service
January 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Browning Cemetery
Highway 315
Oxford, MS 38655

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