Loraine Daisy Champion
August 12, 1920 – May 9, 2018
Loraine Daisy Champion, 97, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Byram, MS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel. Graveside services follow at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale, Alabama. Mrs. Champion was born in Fayette, Alabama and was a resident of Gardendale until 2006 when she moved to Mississippi to live with her daughter. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, and quilting. She retired from AmSouth Bank, now Regions, where she was a keypunch operator. She was a member of North Gardendale Baptist Church. Mrs. Champion is survived by her daughter, Linda Ishee (Dan) of Raymond, MS; four grandchildren – David Ishee (Colleen) of Ft. Worth, TX; Lisa Ishee Forbes (Todd) of Brandon, MS; Seth Champion of Atlanta, GA; and Victoria Champion Conway (Daniel) of San Antonio, TX. She also leaves five great grandchildren – Valya, Megane, Graham, Keegan, and Samantha. Mrs. Champion was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Champion, her son, Dr. Ken Champion, four sisters and one brother. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Raymond Road Baptist Church, 4622 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS 39212.
- Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 16, 2018