Bertha Senith Blackledge (Sena) March 19, 1979, to July 20, 2023.
Sena was loved by many. She had a smile that would put you in a good mood no matter how much you were down. She was a very smart, talented, and awesome lady. She worked hard, providing for herself, and loved being able to get out and get to talk to people. She worked at McRaven Tour Home, Vicksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, and the Coca Cola museum. She was in tourism for many years. She also worked at Mississippi Health Department before going to work at the Medical Associates of Vicksburg. She loved her job and loved the people she worked with, and once again being able to talk and talk and talk to people. She just had a way about her that would brighten your day. She loved her family, her church family and most importantly she loved her Jesus. She was not ashamed to tell you how much. It was evident that she lived a Godly life. Always striving to live more for the Lord. She had many talents; she was an artist, a painter, a photographer, and many others things. She loved to sing and so many times that’s what she was doing. Singing no matter where she was or what kind of day she was having. Whether it was on a grocery aisle at Walmart or in the House of God. Sena was such a passionate person. When she thought she had hurt your feelings she was not going to give up until she had apologized a thousand times, but that was Sena. She had a family that loved her and will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Major Blackledge, her step-father, Don Kenyon, a brother, Hank Blackledge and a sister, Pauline Ezell.
She leaves behind her mother, Donna Kenyon, sisters, Clara Acuff (Jamie) of Vicksburg, Eula (Senoa) Blackledge (Michael) of Texas, Linda Shelton, Peggy Perry, Liz Lee and Cecelia Walker all of Laurel, Mississippi; brothers, Wayne Blackledge of Laurel Mississippi, Kyle and Kevin Kenyon; nephews, James, Joseph, Jacob Bowles, Kevin Hunter, Easton and Eric Acuff; nieces, Jessica Pruitt, Roberta and Brittany Cantrell and Elizabeth Acuff, Along with very special great nieces, Rebecca and Katie White, Arizona Bowles, Along with her little sisters, Elizabeth Tackett and Robin Edwards. Some of her special friends Amanda Parks, Christie Sanderford, Janice Ashley, Frannie Castello, Rose Baldwin, Angel Edwards, Janet Jackson along with her church family and co-workers from every job she worked. She tried to always keep in touch with her family and friends.
Rest in Jesus, Sena! We love and miss you. Officiating: Pastor John Parks Jr., Elder Wayne Blackledge and Elder Doug Blackledge.
A visitation will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023, from 10-12 p.m. at the Apostolic Church of Vicksburg. Memorial service will be at 12:00 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers: Doug Blackledge, Dylan Blackledge, Drake Blackledge, Michael Sanderford, Christopher Sanderford, Jesse Cloy, David Acuff, Shane Acuff, Alvin Ashley, Patrick Jackson, Cody Parks, and Millard Parks.See a typo? Report it here.