Today we celebrate the life of Gertrude Pauline Entrekin Cessna, or Trudy to those of us who know and love her. I say know and love because although Trudy has left this earthly realm, she is still with us in our hearts and in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Is her earthly presence missed? Most certainly. Do we know she has gone on to a greater reward? We do. She has now been joined with the love of her life, her husband William Percy Cessna, and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today we will shed tears because we are human and we miss Trudy. But is reality our hearts should be filled with joy. She is finally where she longed to be; with her Lord and family in heaven. Many of us will join her sooner than we think! When you look back on Trudy’s earthly life you cannot describe it without the word joy. She loved a good laugh and had a keen sense of humor, whether dealing with her husband or her children. They remained married and devoted to each other until Percy’s passing in 2003. After each of them retired from the corporate world they became pastors and were attached to the United Methodist Church, serving as preachers in many small churches throughout South Mississippi. In addition to Percy, Trudy was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. She is survived by two daughters, Tammie and Connie; one son-in-law, Glenn Chisholm; a brother, Marshall Entrekin; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Purvis followed by burial in Pleasant Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Moore Funeral in Purvis.