Tommy L. Breazeale
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:00 AM
Services for Tommy L. Breazeale were held Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dan Howard officiating. Burial followed in Sand Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Breazeale, 75, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
He was born and reared in Neshoba County and made his home in Jackson for a number of years before returning to his Neshoba County home place.
Mr. Breazeale started his banking career with Deposit Guaranty in Jackson, September, 1956, and served in various departments for 29 years. He then worked for Great Southern National Bank in Meridian and retired as Vice-President on Dec. 31, 2002, after 16 years. He owned and operated Bo-Breeze Speedway with his family from 1984 until 1995. He was very active in Jackson Jaycees from the early 60's thru early 70's and served as External Vice-President and State Director.
He was also involved in North Jackson Exchange Club and Habitat for Humanity in Meridian. Mr. Breazeale was a member of First Baptist Church in Philadelphia where he was active in the Adult 3 Men's Sunday School Class and the Men's Monday Morning Bible Study, until sickness prevented attendance.
He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years, Shirley Bell Breazeale; children, Rennia B. Blakeney (Roger) of Brookhaven, Steve L. Breazeale (Dorene) of Brandon and Stanley D. Breazeale of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Donnie H. Stuart, Jr. (Dana) of Brookhaven, Steven L. Breazeale, Jr. (Kelly) of Jackson, Tenn., Angela S. Diggs (Kevin) of Niceville, Fla., Michael S. Breazeale of Pearl, Carl B. Spence (Christine) of Antioch, Calif., Randi B. Brooks (BP) of Wesson, Nicholas J. Breazeale of Pearl, Taylor A. Breazeale of Philadelphia, Brandy B. Myers (Lee) of Brookhaven and Jeremy C. Blakeney (Amber) of Brookhaven; great-grandchildren, Parker Brooks, Madelynn Brooks, Callie Beth Stuart, Jude Breazeale, Emma Breazeale, Oliver Diggs, Dallas Myers, Brittnee Blakeney, Adalyne Blakeney and Vaiden Blakeney; sisters, Carolyn B. Cox (Charles) of Brandon, Sandra Stephens (Rob) of Garland, Texas, Linda H. Eakes of Philadelphia and Louise H. Johnson (Raymond) of Mena, Ark.; brother, Alan Breazeale (Gail) of Philadelphia and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mr. Breazeale was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Breazeale Jackson; grandson, Stanley Breazeale, Jr.; parents, L.R. Breazeale, Claudia Breazeale Hill and Ernest Hill and brother, William Hill.
Pallbearers were Donnie H. Stuart, Jr., Steven L. Breazeale, Jr., Michael S. Breazeale, Nicholas J. Breazeale, Carl B. Spence, Kevin Diggs and BP Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were Adult 3 Men's Sunday School Class and Men's Monday Morning Bible Study.
Memorials may be made to Sand Hill Cemetery Fund % Larose Breazeale Joyner, 12981 Highway 19 North, Philadelphia, MS 39350 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, Philadelphia, MS.