Arthur Weeks Jr.

Arthur Weeks Jr.

LELAND — “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my  departure is at hand.  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Arthur Lee “Bud” Weeks Jr., 73, of Leland, was born April 22, 1947, to Arthur and Gladys Weeks Sr.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at an early age at White Star MB Church, Belzoni. He later joined New Mt. Ararat MB Church, Stoneville, under the leadership of Pastor Allen Blake.  

Bud was determined to be somebody; therefore, he was hired at the Illinois Central Railroad Company, Greenville and retired from the same company after 30-plus years of service as a Trackman. In addition, he owned and operated a restaurant and lounge in Greenville.  He believed in helping those who were in need and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, God laid Arthur Lee (Bud) Weeks Jr. to rest, and called him home. 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur Lee and Gladys Weeks, Sr.; two brothers, L.C. Weeks and Odell Weeks; five sisters, Mary Weeks-Lipscomb, Bertha Weeks-Murphy, Diane Weeks, Linda Weeks, and Virgie Weeks. 

Bud leaves to cherish his memory:  six daughters, Olivia (Larry) Booker, Mildred (Ben) Carter, of Leland, Carlon (Richard) Williams, Jennifer (Mike) Barnett, Wanda (Willie) Todd, all of Greenville, Erica (Bobby) Twilley, of Tupelo, and Tarlisa Armstrong, of Cedar Hill, Texas; one son, Tyrone Ford, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Willie Weeks, of Corona, California, and Gloria Weeks, of Harbor City, California; one brother, Jesse Weeks, of Greenville; one uncle, Frank Yarbor, of Belzoni; one God-fearing friend, Juanita Winder, of Greenville, and a host of great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Lakewood Cemetery. All participants must wear masks to attend and please remember 6-feet social distancing.