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Nayoma Garth Gunn

December 25, 1923 — March 17, 2018

Nayoma Garth Gunn

​Mausoleum-Entombment Services will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Red Bud Church Cemetery, Okolona at 5:30 P.M.


The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.  Psalm 23: 1-6

Nayoma Garth Gunn, was born December 25, 1923, to the late Frank Garth, Sr. and Hattie Davenport Garth. She had three brothers, Frank Garth, Jr., Edmond Garth and L.C. Garth; and two sisters: Estella Garth Dorsey and Della Garth Henning, all preceded her in death. At a very early age, she professed her faith in Christ as the resurrected savior. She united with the New  Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Gibson, Mississippi, where she served as a faithful member.

In 1947, she united in holy matrimony to William Henry Gunn, Jr., and to this union eleven children were born: Hattie, Willie Frank, Howard, Garthfield , Patricia, Linda, Michael, Sandra Daphne, Sylvia, Sherlyn Denise, and Stephanie. Willie Frank, Sandra Daphne, and Sherlyn Denise preceded her in death.

In obedience to her heavenly father, she was both a spiritual and a physical provider for her family. She taught her children about the unconditional love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ and ensured that each Sunday morning they were in attendance at Sunday school and worship service. Throughout her life, she demonstrated her unconditional love for God, her family, the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and the community.

She, also, instilled in her children the importance of a good education and good work ethics. She was a faithful wife, mother, and Christian. She not only was a model homemaker but sought  employment outside of the home as a worker at Aircap Industries in Verona, MS until her retirement in the late 1980's.

On March 17,2018, God, in his divine wisdom, saw that Sister Nayoma Gunn's physical tabernacle was growing tired, her labor was too overwhelming, and her journey on this earth was too weary. Therefore, God ever so gently closed her weary eyelids and sweetly whispered "Come home, my child. Peace be thine." Sister Gunn bravely shed her life of mortal woes and stepped into the blissful joy of immortality.

she leaves to cherish her memory and embrace her love of God three sons: Howard (Jean) , Garthfield (Verlene), Michael (Susan) of Okolona, Mississippi; five daughters: Hattie Thomas, Sylvia Fields, and Stephanie Gunn of Okolona; Patricia Brooks (Ray), Una; Linda McMillian (Ray), Prairie; thirty-four grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.





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Past Services

Mausoleum-Entombment Services

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Starts at 5:30 pm (Central time)

Smith Chapel Holiness Church-50068 Burr Road, Athens, MS

50068 Burr Rd, Aberdeen, MS 39730

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