Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS


Mildred D. Shows

18 November, 192830 November, 2019

Mildred Dukes Shows, 91, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019, surrounded by her family at home.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00pm, Monday, December 2, 2019, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 10:00am, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the funeral home chapel with interment in the Dukes Cemetery in White Oak.

Mrs. Shows was born November 18, 1928, in White Oak, the daughter of the late Daniel Ethel Dukes and Laura Patterson Dukes.

Early in her career she worked for School Pictures from 1955 until 1965. She then worked for Sunflower Food Stores from 1972 until her retirement in 1984.

Mrs. Shows was a devout Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved the Lord and her family. She had a true heart for service to others, and was the sole caretaker for her mother and two aunts for 25 years. Her favorite times were spent with her family, caring and cooking for them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Felry Frank Shows; sons, Daniel Frank Shows, Sr., and Wyman Dwight Shows, Sr.; grandson, Daniel Frank “Dan” Shows, Jr.; and brother, Holmes Miley Dukes.

Survivors include daughter, Sherry Felder and husband Rick Beasley; grandchildren, Melissa “Kitty” Dearman and husband Tim, and Wyman Dwight Shows, Jr. and wife Leslie; and great-grandchildren, Riley Paige Shows and Reed Dotson Shows.


  • Sherry Felder, Daughter
  • Melissa "Kitty" Dearman, Granddaughter
  • Wyman Dwight Shows, Jr., Grandson
  • Riley Paige Shows, Great-Grandchild
  • Reed Dotson Shows, Great-Grandchild


  • Visitation Monday, 2 December , 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 3 December , 2019


Mildred D. Shows

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Pam Bass-Finnegan

December 1, 2019

I have loved you Mildred and your family ( Sherry) since 1970 when I moved to Jackson. Throughout the years you have been both a mom and a friend to me. My “ safe place “ to go to when life got too hard for me. Then later in life you knew I was your “ safe place “ to come to . You’ve always loved me like a daughter and I’ll save your voice on my answering machine saying “ Pam this is your other momma “ 😪💙 I’ll miss you every day until I die and then I’ll see you again in heaven. Thank you for loving me all these years. And thank you Sherry for being my friend since 1970 and sharing your love and your mom with me . I pray now for comfort for this family who is hurting and lord Jesus I ask you to wrap your loving arms around them so your love will overpower the heartache we all feel. 💙💙🙏. I love you Sherry.... Melissa .... Jr.
Frank loves you too !
Love, Frank Finnegan and Pam and Magic