Paula S. Ishee, 88, of Laurel, born July 10, 1932, passed from this life on January 9, 2021, at Merit Health in Jackson, MS.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2021, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Sharon Cemetery. Rev. Nelson Crozier will officiate. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Ms. Ishee retired after many years in banking from Trustmark Bank in Laurel.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sharon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Ishee; parents, Gerta Belle and Paul Stanley; son, Jimmy Cooley; sister, Christa Varner; and Durwood Cooley.

Survivors include daughter, Paulette Cooley Eddins of Brandon and daughter-in-law, Gale Brashier Cooley of Laurel; grandchildren, Jamey Cooley (Emily), Stephanie Cooley Robinson (Jamie), Emily Cooley Green (Brad), Kim Eddins Schurb (Shane), Frank Eddins III (Amber); ten great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

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