• About
  • Careers
  • Newsletter
News Student’s memorial service to be held in Biloxi

Student’s memorial service to be held in Biloxi

-

According to Southern Miss Now, Sierra Jones, a University of Southern Mississippi student from Ocean Springs died March 28. She was 19.

A funeral service for Jones will be held at noon Monday, April 4 at Gruich Community Center, located at 591 Howard Ave. in Biloxi, Mississippi, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Richmond-August Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

“It’s always a moment of sadness when we lose a member of the university community,” said Dean of Students Eddie Holloway to Southern Miss Now. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”

Mississippi News Now reported Jones was involved in a single- person accident on March 28. Jones was traveling north on Highway 49 when she lost control. She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Brent Barfield.

Jones’ final public Facebook post came a day before her passing and read, “I know for a fact God is real.” It has been shared more than 1,500 times. Dozens flocked to her Facebook wall after the incident, writing their condolences and remembering how Jones impacted them.

“Keep singing you beautiful angel. Sing til everyone hears your voice. Gonna miss you. Praying for your family, love you Roshaun, I’m hear[sic] if you ever need to talk bud,” Facebook user Eric Dismuke wrote.

For more information, contact the funeral home at 228-436-6722.

Latest news

Southern Miss Baseball earns chance to host regional tournament

Last week, Southern Miss made the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee’s list of 20 potential sites to...

Robert Brent fondly remembered by students and staff

Robert Brent, a junior at the University at Southern Mississippi, unexpectedly passed away at the beginning of...

University extends condolences to families, community members after plane crash

During the overnight hours last night, The University of Southern Mississippi was notified of a tragic plane...

Saweetie and Little Mix celebrate their independence with “Confetti”

Sometimes, a breakup is more of a celebration than a sad event. Pop group Little Mix returned...

Southern Miss NFL Draft prospects look to continue careers as free agents

Though Southern Miss's two NFL Draft prospects were not selected in this year’s draft, wide receiver Tim...

H.E.R. continues to grow artistically with “Come Through”

Over the past several years, we have watched R&B singer H.E.R. grow more comfortable artistically, peeling off...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you