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Griffin Mangum


Griffin Mangum
Nov. 18, 2005 – Nov. 23, 2023
Griffin Mangum, 18, of Brandon, grandson of Scott and Bonita Luper of Tylertown, died Nov. 23, 2023. Funeral services were Nov. 28, 2023, at Crossgates Baptist Church, Brandon, pastor David Jett officiating.
On Nov. 18, 2005, he was born to Heather and Chandler Mangum in Jackson. Some of his favorite activities included traveling with family and with his show choir family.
On Feb. 19, 2023, he was baptized at Crossgates Baptist Church. An active member of the church youth group, he served alongside fellow believers in the community and on mission trips. Mangum served seven years as a member of Brandon High School’s show choir, Brio, where he held the position of choreography leader. Also a writer, he planned to attend Mississippi State University in the fall of 2024.
Mangum was preceded in death by: grandfathers – Richard McClain and Johnny Mangum, grandmother – Melaine Parks
Survivors include his grandparents – Bonita and Scott Luper, Sara Barnes, Bill Parks, Wanda McClain, Sandra Mangum, Ruth and Sam Cole, Mary Lou Douglas; parents – Don and Heather Barnes, Chandler and Mary Katherine Mangum; siblings – Tyler Mangum, Cameron Barnes, Ava Grace Barnes.

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