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Funeral arrangements for Lt. Beverly Prentiss



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Funeral Services for Lt. Beverly Prentiss will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.

Her body will lie in repose from 10 until 11 a.m. Visitation is today from 1 until 7 p.m. at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, 1701 Poplar St. with family present from 6 until 7 p.m. Interment will follow the services with full police honors in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Lakeview Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Lt. Prentiss passed away at home on Feb. 12, 2020. She was 64.

Prentiss began her career with the Vicksburg Police Department as a dispatcher in 1981 and transitioned to patrolman the following year. She retired in 2016 as a lieutenant in domestic violence investigations.

Returning to the department in November 2018, Prentiss worked as a part-time officer and court bailiff. During her career, she served in the Patrol, Juvenile, and Criminal Investigation divisions.

Lieutenant Prentiss was known as a caring and committed law enforcement professional who had a deep, genuine concern for the community she served.

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