Bobbie Jean Dye Mercier Redus
Bobbie Jean Dye Mercier Redus, age 70, passed away full of joy and peace on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, to the waiting arms of so many.
A precious gift from God, she was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Lambert, to the late Alma Higginbotham and Hiram Hillard “Pete” Dye.
Those left to celebrate her life include three daughters: Donna Reed (Mickey) Margaret Fretz (Greg), Casey Weathers (Ricky); one son, Robert Mercier (Tina), one step-son Tommy Redus (Darcy) all of West Point.
Mrs. Redus was a proud and loving grandmother of nine grandchildren: Samantha White, Jessica Mercier, Josh Mercier, Allen Fretz, Bryon Fretz, Andrew Weathers, Garret Weathers; two great-grandchildren: Reed White and Lacey White; two step-grandchildren: Kelsi Redus and Jack Redus; one sister JoAnn D. Fox (Jim) of Starkville; one brother, Billy Joe Dye of West Point. She had three nieces and many friends she counted dear.
Mrs. Redus wrote in her “My Be Gratitude Journal”
A Christian Woman’s Desire
“To believe is to care. To care is to do. That was the way she wanted
to live. That was the way she wanted to be remembered—as a woman of
conviction and passion, a woman who gave herself to something bigger,
something finer. A woman who heard the whispered call of the Almighty
and responded with determination and joy.”
In her 70 years, she has touched many lives and can never be truly gone. As long as they have memories in their hearts, she lives on. She has simply moved to her permanent home in Heaven.
A very intimate celebration of her life will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation beginning at 6 - 7 p.m. service time. The sunset celebration service will have the Brother Albert Wilkerson officiating. No graveside services will be held. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Redus was a devoted Christian and a member of Riverside Baptist Church in West Point.
Honorary pallbearers are Allen Fretz, Bryon Fretz, Josh Mercier, Andrew Weathers, Garret Weathers, Billy Joe Dye, Jim Fox, Timmy White and Justin Murphy.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS, 39157-5225.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com