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Wilhelmina Bond

Stone County Enterprise of Wiggins, Mississippi

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Mrs. Wilhelmina Bell Evans Bond, 94 of Perkinston, died Mon., Dec. 23, 2013 at Stone County Hospital in Wiggins.

Mrs. Bond was born April 24, 1919, in Stone County to Byrd A. and Clara Bertha Evans. She married Ray D. Bond in June 1937, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage before his passing in August 2001.

She was a member of Sunflower Baptist Church for 76 years. During that time, she helped serve her Lord by taking care of the pastors, helping with meals for functions of the church, and cleaning the building She was fondly known by the younger members of the church as "Aunt Willie."

Her greatest achievement was supporting her husband, a minister, in his work serving the Lord as pastor of several churches. She served as his chauffeur the last years of this ministry.

Her family always came first in her life.

Her parents, Byrd A. and Clara Bertha Evans; her husband, Elder Ray

D. Bond; and brothers, Curtis Evans, Guy Evans, Polk Evans, Arlie Evans and Shirley Evans, all preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Wyvona (Billy J.) Scarbrough of Perkinston, Joyce (Tommy) Moree of Gulfport, Sherron K. Bond of Perkinston and Gerald W. (Carolyn) Bond of Perkinston; four grandchildren, Brian P. Scarbrough of Birmingham, Ala., Shay Moree (Donald) Powell of Mandeville, La., Amber Bond (Christopher) Hatten of Hattiesburg, and Mark

E. Bond of Gulfport; three great grandchildren, Emory Thomas Powell of Mandeville, William Christopher Hatten and Caroline Elizabeth Hatten of Hattiesburg; one brother, Teddy Evans of Crossville, Tenn.; one sister, Berdell Mays of Ozark, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Fri., Dec. 27 at Sunflower Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins was in charge of arrangements.

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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014

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