John W. Flowers, 94, of Senatobia, MS passed away on April 12, 2018 at Senatobia Health Care and Rehab. He was a retired pastor of First Baptist Church Senatobia and former employee of Pate-Jones Funeral Home.
A native of MS and a WWII Veteran, Flowers was a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. He earned his Bachelor of Divinity, Master’s in Religious Education and the Doctor of Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Seminary.
Flowers retired at First Baptist Church in 1992, after serving there for 33 years. He was then named Pastor Emeritus. He was Pastor at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Lincoln County, MS and Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church in McComb, MS.
Flowers was a member of the MS Baptist Convention Board and a member of the Historical Society of MS Baptist. For years, he taught Bible, Ethics and World Religion among other courses at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie B. Flowers of Senatobia, MS; daughters, Becky Wallace (Charles) of Brandon, MS; Rachel Roberts (Steven) of Cordova, TN and Ruth Patch of Rutland, MA; sisters, Donnis Mae Kahl of Natchez, MS and Melba Pine of Dayton, OH; 6 grandchildren, John Wallace (Hannah), Elizabeth Wallace Moore (Chris), Daniel Roberts (Emily), Olivia Roberts, Tim Patch (Alexandra) and Amy Patch; and 4 great grandchildren, Ivy Wallace, Zeritu Wallace, Emerson Moore and Evangeline Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harmon S. and Annie Elizabeth Flowers and son, Phillip Murrell Flowers. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Senatobia Building Fund.