Mavis Rae Hodges Arnett, age 84, passed away February 15, 2023, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born in Holden, Louisiana, on July 28, 1938.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, please give to Williamsville Baptist Church's Disaster Relief Fund.
Mavis was a member of Williamsville Baptist Church in Kosciusko. She found her spiritual gift and used it to the best of her ability, and that gift was serving. For several years, she worked on various committees tasked with cooking meals at the church. She also utilized her gift by providing warm meals for those in need within the community. Her greatest joy, however, was having all her children and grandchildren home, so she could cook a delicious meal for them.
At various times in her life, she was employed outside of the home, working at the Hosiery Mill, Garan, Universal, Sears, and GAF's restaurant. But, she spent most of her life as a homemaker, creating a loving and welcoming home for her family and friends.
Mavis is survived by her three children, Clinton Arnett, Cheryl Trussell (David), and Kenny Arnett (Sonja). She has four grandchildren, James Arnett (Sonya), Kelley Cowan (John), Michael Trussell, and Trey Arnett. She has five great grandchildren, Nevaeh Arnett, Colton Arnett, Chaz Newby, Will Newby, and Christian Strickland. Mavis is also survived by one brother, David Hodges (Mary Alice). Additionally, she leaves behind nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Arnett, and her parents Luther Hobson and Bennie Maudie Hodges, along with three sisters and two brothers.
The family especially appreciates the staff of Visiting Angels, who helped take care of her in the final months of her life. Kim, from Visiting Angels, quickly became an extended family member, kissing her goodbye after each visit, and saying, "I love you, mama. See you next time!" Your compassion and dedication are incredible. Thank you.