Lorine Hope

December 6, 1930 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Lorine Hope Obituary

Lorine Hope, 93, of Byhalia, MS, transitioned on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at her residence.

Lorine Beard Hope was born on December 06, 1930, in Benton County, Mississippi to the late Major Beard and Anna Crum Beard. She accepted Christ at an early age and later joined Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother’s Board until her health declined. Lorine departed this life on January 25, 2024, at home surrounded by family.

Lorine was well known in her community and knew everyone or their family and loved them all. She worked in agriculture for most of her life, she loved fishing, gardening, cooking, and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren.  As her health declined, she enjoyed her coffee, talking on the phone and listening to her gospel music.  She was our personal news reporter, anything that went on in the community she was aware of it and reported it.

She leaves to honor and cherish her memory, her loving daughter Betty Myles of Byhalia, MS two sons Lester Hope of Byhalia, MS, and Bradley (Elvira) Hope Byhalia, MS; grandson she raised as her own John (Paulette) Henry Smith of Byhalia, MS; 30 grandchildren, 86 great grandchildren, and 35 great great grandchildren; two brothers William (Georgia) Beard of Memphis, TN, and Major Beard Jr. (Diane) of Memphis, TN.

She proceeded in death by her parents, Major and Anna Beard; three daughters, Wille Rine Smith, Dorothy Smith, Laverne Hope Crutcher; two sons, Gary Hope and Larry Hope; two brothers, James Beard, and Walter Beard; four sisters, Lucy Jones, Dorothy Stinson, Ada Harris, and Ethel Walker.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel, 140 N. Memphis St., Holly Springs, MS  38635

Services will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church, 3193 Marianna road, Holly Springs, MS  38635

Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs, MS

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February 3, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home-Holly Springs
140 N Memphis Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635

February 4, 2024

2:00 PM
Mt. Moriah M.B. Church
3193 Marianna Road
Holly Springs, MS 38635


Mt. Moriah M.B. Church
3193 Marianna Road
Holly Springs, MS 38635


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