Louise Bradley Courtney of Perkinston, 82, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at University Hospital in Jackson following several serious diagnoses.
Mrs. Courtney was born in Wiggins on January 15, 1931. She was reared by her maternal grandparents, Erie and Web Bradley of Neely, where she attended school. In 1948 she married Jack. They had been married for 64 years 11½ months. She was devoted to her family and was a “stay at home mom” of which she was very proud and instantly boasted of it as her profession. She and Jack made their home in Mississippi, California, and Alabama where he worked in school administration and pastored church congregations. In 1983 they moved to Stone County where he worked in the County School System.
Louise was a very private person. After his retirement she and her husband withdrew from public life to savor their family and a loving personal life.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her mother, Eva Lee Gray; brother and sister, Bill and Kathleen Gray; granddaughter Colette; and great-grandson Logan.
Survivors include her husband Jack, daughter, Jacqueline, sons, Stephen (Lisa), Dan (Donna), Jeff (Dianne); 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and an extended family of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22, in the Moore Funeral Home from 1-2 p.m. with services immediately following. Interment will be at the Wiggins City Cemetery. Her nephew, Rev. Tony Gray, and Dr. Wiley Abel, Pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.