April 14, 2010
COLUMBUS — Daisy Jean Sparks, 75, died April 8, 2010, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. Services will be Thursday at noon at Canaan MB Church with Pastor Jimmy Pounds officiating. Burial will be in Sandfield Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 2-8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. The body will lie in state at the church Thursday from 11 a.m. until the services. Ms. Sparks was born Aug. 22, 1935, to the late Woodrow Brown and Stella Thomas. She was a member of Canaan MB Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Sparks Sr., of Columbus; eight children, Eddie Sparks Jr., Russell Sparks, Charlotte Leech and Sharon Williams, all of Columbus, Frederick Sparks, of Millport, Ala., Elaine Moss, of Leaksville, Pamela Oates, of Racine, Wis., and Bobbie Calhoun of Mobile, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.