Memorial services for Everett Dewitt Lovelace, age 75, will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 14 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Indianola. He died peacefully at home in Indianola, Mississippi, July 10, 2017. There will be a private burial. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Indianola.
He was the son of the late Kent Emerson Lovelace, Sr., and Mary Louise Early Lovelace of Indianola. He attended the Indianola public schools, the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and graduated from Delta State University.
He was a native of Indianola and a lifetime communicant of St. Stephens Episcopal Church which his great grandfather, Joseph Holmes Baker, and his grandfather, William Richards Early were instrumental in organizing in 1904.
Following college and fulfillment of his military obligation in the U.S. Army, Mr. Lovelace began his career with Holt, Rinehart, and Winston in Louisiana. For many years he has been a real estate broker and manager of Lovelace Properties in Indianola.
Everett was a beloved member of his community and was known for his quick wit and joy for life. He was an accomplished athlete, elected Captain of his high school football team, and known as a fierce competitor. He loved music and all sports. He particularly loved deep sea fishing with his brother, Kent, and visiting his sister, Martha, in Highlands, North Carolina. His life’s greatest passion was following his Ole Miss Rebels.
He is survived by his two loving sons, Everett Dewitt Lovelace, Jr., and Charles Emerson Lovelace, both of Indianola; the mother of his children, Kathryn Dinnebeck Lovelace; a brother, Kent Emerson Lovelace, Jr. (Cherry) of Gulfport, MS.; a sister, Martha Lovelace Pietri (Jack) of Atlanta, GA., and a granddaughter, Leighton Walden Lovelace of Indianola.
There will be a visitation at the church parish house from 1:30-2:30 P.M. prior to the service. Memorials should be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1004, Indianola, Ms. 38751, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of choice.