Vernita “Nita” Jones Callahan, age 90, was born July 30, 1927, in Leake County, Mississippi, and died August 21, 2017, in Lebanon, Tennessee. Nita was the daughter of the late Harvey George Jones and Leila Sistrunk Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Willie Dee Callahan. Mrs. Callahan was a longtime resident of Southaven, MS and an avid Grizzlies and Tigers fan. However, she was the biggest fan of her grandchildren and great-grands.
Mrs. Callahan is survived by a daughter Diane (Tim) Setterlund; grandchildren Jenny (Houston) Davis, David Setterlund, and Eric (Meaghan) Setterlund and six great-grandchildren, Polly, Whitney, Joshua, Abby, Hayley and Piper.
Services will be at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Twin Oaks in Southaven, Mississippi. Visitation will begin at 3:30. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis and to Faith Lutheran Church in Lebanon, TN.