Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Jean “Jeannie” Todd will be held Friday at 1:30 pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home – Meridian. Burial will follow in the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Gandy and Pastor Samuel Riemersma will be officiating.
Mrs. Todd, 77, of Chunky, passed away Tuesday at Diversacare Nursing Center in Meridian. She was retired as a receptionist and Switchboard Operator in the banking field. Mrs. Todd was a very talented and social person, who never met a stranger and a very loving person. Family and friends will always remember her love for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her Lord and was very active in her local church, Seventh Day Adventist. She enjoyed playing the piano and had the voice of an angel, joining voices with her husband in duets. She also served as pianist in several churches in the area including Hickory Methodist Church.
Mrs. Todd is survived by her husband Gerald Todd; daughter Glenna Norwood; son Michael Andrew “Bubba” Norwood; grandchild Porsche Shelden; great grandchildren Andrew Kyle Simmons, Mason Evans and Liam Evans. She is also survived by her step daughter Deborah Lynne Todd; step grandchildren Jesse Brown, Justin Brown, Austin Brown; several step great grandchildren along with her sister, Betty Jean Beeson and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon Eugene and Emma Jewel Stewart and siblings Merell Stewart, Elvin Stewart and Elbert Stewart.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5pm to 8 pm and one hour prior to the service.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.
Glenna & Michael, bless you both. You were the spark in her heart and everyone knew it. Now she rests from what was such a full and loving life. So much love, Sybil
Sybil Stewart NaumerSanta Fe, NM
Mom, I miss my best friend, but I know that you are asleep in Jesus. I love you so much that I would have taken your place in death.
Nothing or no one will ever be loved, like I did for my mom, Michael “Bubba”
Michael NorwoodMidland, TX
Praying for your family. I have many fond memories of our years growing up in Midland and attending the SDA school. Jeannie and I were the only two in our 8th grade graduating class. We enjoyed singing and playing the piano with the other girls in our church. Looking forward to the great resurrection day!
Carolyn Janes GrahnUniontown, OH
So sad to lose such a sweet friend. I look forward to seeing her again when Jesus comes. Love you Jeannie.
Glenda HowardBakersfield, CA
Love you Momma, Rest In Peace❤️❤️❤️, I will always remember your beautiful smile and the love you shared.
I know Jeanie is with her Lord now, and is happy and healthy. I valued her friendship here on earth. She and I had some adventures that can’t be forgotten, and she gave me her yellow jeans. As an employee, there was none more dedicated to her job. As a parent and grandparent, Jeanie was always so proud. Love you, Jeanie.
Rita BledsoeMidland, TX
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Todd family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
Jeannie was a big part of our Midland TX SDA Church for many years. She was talented in so many ways, but especially in her warm personality and kindness to everyone. She could also be mischievous and we had a lot of good laughs. Sure will miss her. Love to all of her family and friends there in Mississippi. We will see her again soon!
Kathy MerrittMidland, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss, she was a dear friend and loved by everyone she met, she had the voice of an angel.....
People often commented on her phone etiquette and pleasant voice, she smiled right thru the phone at you!
Randy RobinsonPlano, TX
Jeannie to know you was to love you. I will miss you my friend. ;
Ruth chaneyPicayune, MS
Jeannie, you are going to be missed by many, but most of all by me. I shall miss our moments after church and our laughs together. Rest in peace now in our Lord's arms. My prayers are with your family.
Sandy DeanNewton, MS