Elvin Wheatley

Elvin Wheatley

LELAND — Graveside services for Elvin Wheatley, 53, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, At Bogue Memorial Gardens, Leland. He died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.

Elvin worked in law enforcement beginning his career with the Leland Police department. He went on to work for Mississippi Valley State University Law Enforcement Unit, Itta Bena. From there, he began his career with the Washington County Sheriff Department until his retirement.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 20 years, Yolanda Foster-Wheatley; one daughter, Myah Nicole Wheatley, both of Leland. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Gertrude Wheatley; one sister, Barbara Bass; one brother, James “Frog” Wheatley II; sisters, Shirley Morris, of Jackson, Rosie Wheatley, of Greenville, Georgia Woods, of Jackson, and Vera Love, of Chicago, Illinois. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

There will not be visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.