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Tressie Iona (Graham) Mangum
December 2, 1926 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Tressie Iona Graham Mangum passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023, in Bay St. Louis, MS. She was born December 2, 1926, Ellisville, MS to Harvey and Dolly Graham. She graduated from Jones County Agricultural High School and completed her RN training at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Vicksburg, MS. There she met and married her beloved husband, Jim Mangum, in 1948. They resided in Vicksburg for many years, after retirement moved to Seminary, MS. She was a member of Seminary Methodist Church, UDC, and Colonial Dames XVII Century. She loved to read, had a vast knowledge of history, and enjoyed researching genealogy. She was a kind and generous lady with a passion for serving the Lord and caring for those in need. Throughout her lifetime she rescued and nursed back to health many dogs and loved them like family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolly Knight Graham and Harvey Graham; her beloved husband, Jim Mangum; son, Jim Mangum, Jr.; brother, Otis Graham; sisters, Easter Graham Dickens, Edith Graham Slimmer, Virgie Graham Murin; and son-in-law, Randy Blacklidge. Tressie is survived by daughter, Shirley Mangum Blacklidge; grandchildren, Christy Blacklidge Chain, Allen Blacklidge, Laura Mangum Moore, Matthew Mangum, Amanda Mangum Esquivel, Deborah Mangum Bannon, and Adriaan Mangum; seventeen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seminary Methodist Church at 208 Pine Street Seminary, MS 39479. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Mangum family in their time of need and asks everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time.