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Thomas Edward Herron

May 5, 1952 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Thomas Edward Herron was born May 5th, 1952 in Oxford, Mississippi to the union of Jessie and Ruthie Jane Townsend-Herron. He confessed Christ at an early age, was baptized and joined South Salem MB Church. He later joined New Salem MB Church in Oxford, Mississippi under the leadership of Reverend Russell Bailey and was a faithful member until his health failed.

Thomas was united in holy matrimony to Jearlean Valentine, and to this union a son was born (Thomas Andre Herron). Thomas was a dedicated worker to Grantham Construction Company for ten years. Then he became a custodian at the University of Mississippi were he retired after 20 years of service.

Thomas was a wonderful example of a Mason, brother, father, friend, and family man. He always had time for others and was the first to lend a hand to someone in need. He also enjoyed watching cowboy movies, listening to gospel music, doing carpentry and spending quality time with family and friends.

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Thomas answered the Master’s Call to enter into his kingdom. He transitioned while in Water Valley Nursing home.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his son: Thomas Andre Herron (Valerie) of Southaven, Mississippi; three sisters: Dorothy Luster and Edna Henderson (Robert) of Oxford, Mississippi and Ruby Brown of Indianapolis, Indiana; Two brothers: Johnnie Herron and Eddie Herron of Oxford, Mississippi; Four grandchildren: Andrea Dennis (Ty) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Nichel Herron of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jerome Johnson, Jr., and Javarius Johnson;  and five great-grandchildren, all of Memphis, Tennessee. Thomas also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish is memory.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ruthie and Jessie; his sister: Jessie Herron; and two brothers: Allen (Pete) Herron and Isiah (Bill) Herron.

Special thanks to Mary Luster, Dianne Luster and Patricia Luster, Gentiva Hospice Care (Patricia Rockett) for their support and care for Thomas.

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September 22, 2023

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

Funeral Service
September 23, 2023

2:00 PM
Second Missionary Baptist Church
611 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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September 23, 2023

Oxford Memorial Cemetery
North 16th Street
Oxford, Mississippi 38655


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