Billy Whisenant

Billy Whisenant


Funeral services for Billy Whisenant were held Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Gene Higginbotham and Rev. Thomas Fortenberry officiating.  Burial followed in Eastlawn Cemetery.   McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Whisenant, 81, of Philadelphia, died Monday, December 20, 2021, at his home.

A native of Attala County, he was a longtime resident of Neshoba County.  He retired from the U. S. Postal Service where he worked as a postal clerk in Philadelphia.  He worked as a custodian after his retirement at Edinburg School.  Mr. Whisenant was a member of Beatline Baptist Church and pastored several Baptist churches in his ministry. 

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Edwina Whisenant of Philadelphia; daughters, Sherry Dickerson, Susie Harrison (Rocky), and Sandy Collins, all of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Hannah Harrison, Anna Dickerson, Clint Harrison, Cody Harrison, and Charley Collins; two great-granddaughters, Sophia Harrison and Nic Harrison.

Preceding Mr. Whisenant in death were his infant son, David Whisenant; parents, Luther and Ruby Whisenant; two sisters, Janell Whisenant and Hazel Whisenant. 

Pallbearers were Clint Harrison, Cody Harrison, Charley Collins, Austin Waddell, Tyler Stokes, and Paul Fraiser.  Honorary pallbearer was Josh Summers.

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