Lena Whitney

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lena Whitney, 75, of Louisville, Miss., passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Born to James and Odes (Russell) Middleton, Lena was the bookkeeper for Whitney Plumbing for many years. She was devoted to her faith and loved the Lord. She was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecost Church in Louisville. Lena loved to bowl and represented the State of Mississippi in the National Bowling Tournament in Reno, Nevada for two years. Scrapbooking, writing journals, and reading were a few of her favorite hobbies. Lena loved her children and grandchildren. She always looked forward to taking them on vacation to the beach in the summer. Her greatest joy was making lasting memories with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Brandon Fountain.

Lena leaves her husband, Harold Whitney of Louisville, Miss.;

Children, Scott Whitney and his fiancÚ Denise Embree of Piney Flats, Tenn., Dana Hershman and her husband David of Walls, Miss., and Brad Whitney and his wife Jennifer of Louisville, Miss.;

Brothers, Don Middleton and wife Eva of Blytheville and Billy Middleton and wife Shirley of Gosnell;

Sister, Shirley Carter of Georgetown, South Carolina;

Grandchildren, Kaci Kae, Ian, Nicholas, Samantha, Sydney, Daylin, and Whitney; and

Great-grandchildren, Naomi, Logan, Brianna, Blakely, Addison, Aubrey, Jensen, Regan, and baby Ainsley to arrive in June.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.