OBITUARY

Mark Houston

July 28, 1961February 20, 2020
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Mark Houston, 58, passed away after a battle with brain cancer on February 20, 2020 at his home in Madison. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Pallbearers will be David White, Arthur Johnston, Patrick Dendy, Charlie Lavender, Jonathan McMillan, Jonathan McElveen, Will Houston, and JD Houston.

Mark worked in many capacities for Madison County where he ultimately served as the Madison County Administrator. For over 20 years he served in various roles with the MS State Auditor’s Office. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Madison.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Houston.

Mark is survived by his wife, Cheryl White Houston; mother, Betty Lou Houston; children, Stephen Houston (Jessica), Christina Hohman (Chris); step-daughters, Emily Ferrer (Brendan), Julie Preston (Mo); grandson, Miller Mark Houston; siblings, Terri Deviney (Bruce) and Dr. Scott Houston (Rebecca). He is also survived by many extended family and beloved friends.

The family would like to thank Stay Home Hospice and Visiting Angels, specifically Felecia, Jeanie, and Kelsey, for helping them walk through this journey.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

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  • He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Houston.
    Mark is survived by his wife, Cheryl White Houston; mother, Betty Lou Houston; children, Stephen Houston (Jessica), Christina Hohman (Chris); step-daughters, Emily Ferrer (Brendan), Julie Preston (Mo); grandson, Miller Mark Houston; siblings, Terri Deviney (Bruce) and Dr. Scott Houston (Rebecca). He is also survived by many extended family and beloved friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Lucien Bourgeois

February 24, 2020

I am so sorry I missed Mark’s services . I will cherish memories of our time together as they were nothing short of wonderful. Mark was a professional in every respect and he will be missed by me in every respect. He is now in paradise where my prayer to join him there one day!

John Woodham

February 23, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. I met Mark on his first day with the State Auditors office . They send him for me to train him. It much have worked well . He was good at what ever job he did. You can be proud of him.

Dan West

February 23, 2020

I express sorrow to the family of Mr. Mark Houston. I pray our Lord's love, comfort and strength for each of you. Our love for this family is strong and deep. Continuing prayer is our promise to you.

Joan Terry

February 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this news. I feel very connected to the Houston family. Even though I did not know Mark,
I feel like I knew him through the love of his sister, Terri. I also felt connected through knowing Mark’s sweet mother, his nieces, his son, who I taught, and his daughter in law, Jessica,that I have known since she was a little girl. What a great family and I know Mark was so loved by them all! My prayers for comfort and peace now and in the days to come! Love, Joan Terry Seal Beach,CA

Rodney Clark

February 21, 2020

We’re so sorry to hear this very sad news. When I told my mother Gloria Clark, she said “how awful that is for Betty and all her family.” We know your happy memories of Mark and your love for the Lord Jesus will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Marty Grubbs

February 21, 2020

Stephen and Christina, so sorry to hear about Mark. He was a good friend when we were at Morrison Heights together. Our prayers are with you for strength and peace.
Keith and Marty Grubbs

LaTashee Banks

February 21, 2020

I send my sincere condolences to the family! Mark was such a great person, he will truly be missed!!

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Biography

Mark Houston, 58, passed away after a battle with brain cancer on February 20, 2020 at his home in Madison. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Pallbearers will be David White, Arthur Johnston, Patrick Dendy, Charlie Lavender, Jonathan McMillan, Jonathan McElveen, Will Houston, and JD Houston.

Mark worked in many capacities for Madison County where he ultimately served as the Madison County Administrator. For over 20 years he served in various roles with the MS State Auditor’s Office. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Madison.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Houston.

Mark is survived by his wife, Cheryl White Houston; mother, Betty Lou Houston; children, Stephen Houston (Jessica), Christina Hohman (Chris); step-daughters, Emily Ferrer (Brendan), Julie Preston (Mo); grandson, Miller Mark Houston; siblings, Terri Deviney (Bruce) and Dr. Scott Houston (Rebecca). He is also survived by many extended family and beloved friends.

The family would like to thank Stay Home Hospice and Visiting Angels, specifically Felecia, Jeanie, and Kelsey, for helping them walk through this journey.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.