HERNANDO

Irma Elizabeth Barrentine Flowers, 96, passed peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 from this temporary home to her forever home with our Lord Jesus in

Heaven. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood. Elder Calvin Warren will officiate at the services. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, to Thomas A. Barrentine and Ethyl Katherine Shelton Barrentine in Greenwood. She and husband, V. Wade Flowers, spent

most of their married life in Greenwood, later retiring from Barrentine Manufacturing Company to spend their last happy years together at Booth Lake in Carroll County. The last 21 years of residence were in Hernando. Her church home was the Olive Branch Primitive Baptist Church where she rejoiced in the friendship, fellowship, and family atmosphere. Not many knew, as she never spoke publically about it, but in the 1950’s she was responsible for starting the first free lunch program in the Greenwood City Schools, made possible through the solicitation and cooperation of local private business owners. She was a positive, wonderful influence and role model for all the lives she touched through her life’s journey and will be dearly missed by those she left behind. Mrs. Flowers was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Thomas A.

Barrentine and Ethel Catherine Shelton Barrentine and brother, Thomas A Barrentine Jr. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas W. Flowers and wife Frances of Carrollton and Steven L. Flowers of Prentiss; daughter, Carolyn F. Le Brun of Hernando; five grandchildren, Angela Shaw and husband Walter of Carroll County, Melody Rideout and husband  Alan of Fair Grove, Mo., Kenneth Le Brun and wife Tina of Reichenbach-Steegen, Germany, Patrick LeBrun and wife Krista of Brandon, Bella Flowers of Soso; and ten

great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Marvin Inman, Walter “Stump” Shaw, Alan Rideout, Paul Flowers, Patrick LeBrun, and Brad LeBrun. Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank the nursing care personnel and employees of Desoto Healthcare Center in Southaven for the loving care they always extended to our mother and grandmother during her time there. No one could hope for better, and you have our sincere gratitude.  An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.