In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Look who I found on FaceBook!

Maxine Strickland & Turk
 Ouida Tomlinson

45 Lessons in Life

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In Memory of Bettie Lou White Ross

Bettie Lou White Ross
January 13, 1940 - December 28, 2011
We have just learned that one of our classmates, Bettie Lou White Ross, passed away on December 28, 2011.  Her obituary is below:
Bettie Lou White Ross, 71, died Wednesday December 28, 2011 at Hospice Ministries. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday December 31, 2011 from the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00am till 12:00noon. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Ross was a native of Meridian, MS., where she graduated from Meridian High School with honors. She graduated from Gilfoy School of Nursing 1961 with honors and William Carrey College with a BS Degree; she was a Registered nurse for over 40 years. A member of First Baptist Church Jackson.

With her husband, they founded our Town for Youth at Brookhaven, MS (now known as Dickerson Place-Baptist Children's Village). A volunteer at Hospice Ministries, she provided over 50 years of dedicated people care including nursing at Kings Daughters Hospital, Brookhaven,MS, VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS and Miss Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. White and Katherine Reed White, and an Uncle, James White.

Survivors include her husband Thomas "Tommy" Lee Ross, son, Thomas "Tom" lee Ross Jr., Star, MS., daughter, Rebecca Ross Camp and husband Ronald of Calhoun, LA., son, Robert Timothy "Tim" Ross of Jackson, seven grandchildren, Trey, Sarah, and Grace Ann Ross, Katherine, Patrick, Rachael and John Ross Camp.

Memorials may be made to Bettie W. Ross Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Mississippi College Nursing School, Clinton, MS.

O God our Father, Creator of all the living,

we entrust to Your gentle care

all those we love who have gone before us;

and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Thursday, November 15, 2012