Colonial Funeral Home

323 2nd Street, Columbia, MS


Claude Westmoreland

March 5, 1935January 31, 2020

Claude Westmoreland, of the Improve Community, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the age of 84. Claude was born in Franklinton, Louisiana and has been a resident of Marion County for the last twenty years. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and worked in waste water management for twenty years in Washington D.C. performing quality control. Claude will be remembered as a kind, loving, sincere man who was devoted to his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Annie Westmoreland; a daughter, Karen Westmoreland; and his ten siblings. Claude is survived by his wife, Ernestine Westmoreland; a son, Bradley Westmoreland and his wife, Cheryl; five stepchildren, Neal Breeland and wife, Jane, Cynthia Breeland, Erwin “Porky” Breeland, Brent Breeland and wife, Michelle, and Warren Breeland and wife, Sherry; two grandchildren, Sarah Elliot and Mason Westmoreland; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Elliot and Mason Westmoreland; 11 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Samson Ministries in care of Good Hope Baptist Church, 208 Good Hope Road, Columbia, MS 39429. The funeral service will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Good Hope Baptist church, officiated by Reverend Justin Cameron. Friends may visit before the service from 9:00am. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Claude Westmoreland

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Debra Westmoreland

February 4, 2020

Uncle Claude was such a kind and loving uncle to my husband Garland and to me. He was light-hearted and enjoyed talking politics with Garland on the phone several times a week. He would hum along to the music of Skeeter Davis and he loved his University of Alabama, Roll Tide! Uncle Claude will be dearly missed. He is cheering us on from his heavenly home. We can't be there today for his home-going service, but we are thinking of Uncle Claude and holding Aunt Tine, Bradley and family in our prayers.