John Roy Tollison

A memorial service for John Roy Tollison, of Vaiden were held on Friday, December 29 at 2 p.m. at Shongalo Presbyterian Church in Vaiden. Rev. Philip McRae officiated the services. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

John Roy Tollison, 79, passed away on December 25, 2017, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. He was born on February 18, 1938 to the late Reed and Erma Tollison in Grenada County. He worked in insurance and real estate and was a former member of the Mississippi Beekeepers Association. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, John Tollison, Jr.; and brother, Harold Tollison.

Mr. Tollison is survived by his wife, Sandra Tollison of Vaiden; daughter, Cathy Taylor of Pheonix, Ariz., Stepson, Craig Shott of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Doris Stanford of Athens, Ala.; brother, Robert Tollison of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following: St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shongalo/Blackmonton Presbyterian Church, Hope Animal Sanctuary, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Oliver Funeral Home of Winona were in charge of arrangements.