Services for Betrude Matthews Sistrunk will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Philadelphia Church of God with the Rev. Dean Speed, the Rev. Dudley Winstead and the Rev. Jerry Wayne Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Sistrunk, 88, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Neshoba County General Hospital.

She was a native and longtime resident of the Dixon community of Neshoba County. Mrs. Sistrunk was a member of Philadelphia Church of God where she had served as a former Sunday school teacher and was active in fundraising events. She had formerly attended Bailey Avenue Church of God in Jackson. She was known for her status as a prayer warrior.

Survivors include her children, Harlon Sistrunk (Annette) of Madison, MS, Marty Sistrunk (Darlene), Anita Ladd (Steve) and Patsy Ladd (Martie), all of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Kevin Sistrunk, Jason Sistrunk, Christy (Don) Barrett, Angie (Brett) Coward, Nathan (Laura) Sistrunk, Kim Edwards, Shanna Ladd, Andy (Emily) Ladd and Ryan Ladd; great-grandchildren, Grace Sistrunk, Mallory Madison, Taylor Barrett Spratt, John Rylee Barrett, Lily Carsyn Barrett, Lauren Coward, Landon Coward, Anna Sistrunk, Talbott Sistrunk, Kirkland Sistrunk, Kaylie Edwards, Jarrod Edwards and Haven Clemons; brother, Henry C. Matthews (Wanda) of Philadelphia; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Sistrunk was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Burl Sistrunk; brothers, Arvis Matthews, Teasley Matthews and R.B. Matthews; sisters, Ruth Matthews, Selma Matthews, Thelma Matthews and Mae Jones.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Sistrunk, Jason Sistrunk, Nathan Sistrunk, Andy Ladd, Ryan Ladd, Don Barrett, Brett Coward and Jarrod Edwards.