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Iola Montgomery

Iola Montgomery
March 27, 1946 – July 29, 2020
Iola Montgomery Sr., 74 of Jayess, died at Forrest General Hospital July 29, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born March 27, 1946, in Walthall County to the late Gomez and Ada Bridges.
A graveside service for Mrs. Montgomery was Aug. 8, 2020, at New Home COCH in Jayess, Eld. Kevin Montgomery officiating, interment in New Home Church Cemetery.
She was baptized at a young age in Jayess. She graduated in 1965 from J. J. Gulledge High School. In 1965, she married her sweetheart, Carl Montgomery. She was a dedicated and active member of New Home Church of Christ Holiness, USA and worshipped at Darbun Community Worship Center. She was a Avon representative since 1975 and a former employee at Hope Daycare and the Walthall County School System. She retired after working over 25 years as the head cook with Pearl River Valley Opportunity.
She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Carl Sr.; her parents: Gomez and Ada Bridges; in-laws: Eld. Alton and Ethel Montgomery; sister and brother-in-law: Ira (Robert) Jefferson; sister, Irene Thash; brother, Frank Bridges; sister-in-law, Ethel Montgomery; brother-in-law, Charles Montgomery.
She leaves behind seven children: Carl (Shree) Montgomery, Jr., Deon (Pamela) Mongtomery both of Jayess, Kevin (Pamela) Montgomery, Sr., Florine (Ronald) Daniels, Augusta, GA, Corey (Brooke) Montgomery, Sr.,Little Rock, AR., Christopher (Christy) Montgomery, Covington, LA. and Alton (Meryll) Sartin, New Orleans, LA; 10 grandchildren: Dezmond, Hilary, Dylan, Keveon, Kevin, Jr., Corey, Jr., Ada, Alice-Corrine, Christyn and Levi; four great grandchildren: Aniyah, Lael, Kori and Evaliyn; sister, Juanita Rushing; brother, William (Juanita) Bridges; raised as siblings, Joyce Ingram and Leroy Bridges; sisters-in-law, Wilma Bridges; Edith Mongtomery and Jacqueline (Keith) Thornton; brother-in-law, James (Vern) Mongtomery.
Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Share condolences online at

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