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Corine W. Dillard

April 28, 1923 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Corine Dillard Obituary

Mrs. Corine Walton Dillard, the daughter of the late Hill Walton, Sr. and Lenora Herron, was born April 28, 1923 in Tate County, Mississippi. All of her siblings preceded her in death. At an early age, she confessed Christ at Shady Grove Baptist in Senatobia, Mississippi. She later in life moved to Como, Mississippi and then Sardis, Mississippi where she joined St. Matthew Church until her health failed. Corine wore many hats at Holiday Inn in Sardis, Mississippi and John Kyle State Park in Sardis, Mississippi as a maid. She also worked part-time as a housekeeper. She often opened her home and babysat. She loved her flowers and gardening. Fishing was one of her hobbies. She loved cooking for the family especially on special occasions. She had a witty sense of humor. She kept people laughing and always spoke wisdom to those who knew her. Corine was united in holy matrimony to J. C. Dillard, Sr. for 46 years who preceded her in death. To this union 13 children were born which 4 preceded her in death (Bella Dillard, Julie Dillard Laws, Brock Dillard, Jr., Dillard, Sr.) Corine departed this life on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Baptist Desoto Hospital. Corine leaves to cherish her memories 7 daughters: Geraldine Davis (Roosevelt Davis), Pauline Dillard, Leona Hunt (Tommie Hunt), Lottie Carmichael (Charlie Carmichael), Leeann Dillard, Patricia Dillard, Ora Lee Dillard; 2 sons: R. B. Dillard (Toni Dillard) and George Dillard (Elizabeth Dillard); 36 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews, family and friends, a special family Perry/Brisco.

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February 2, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pate-Jones Funeral Home
4174 Hwy 51 South
Senatobia, MS 38668

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Matthew M.B. Church
414 W Lee Street
Sardis, MS 38666

Interment following funeral service
February 3, 2024

Rose Hill Cemetery
J. Q. West Road
Sardis, MS 38666


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