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Joseph Arnell Purnell

November 21, 1979 ~ April 27, 2018 (age 38)
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Joseph Purnell was born November 21, 1979 in Kilmichael, MS to Eva Purnell and Joseph Silas.  He departed this life on Friday, April 27, 2018.  Joseph was born into a Christian family that loved and respected God.  He was taught to love God and honor him.

He attended school in Kilmichael, MS.  As a young man, Joseph began working construction.  Upon leaving the construction business, Joseph began his life of driving trucks which he loved and did until he gained his wings.

Joseph was a quiet and hardworking man.  Joseph would help anyone that he could.  Joseph was a devoted father and loved his children dearly.

Left to celebrate Joseph's beautiful life are five sons:

Zaykeese Gunn of Kilmichael, MS

Quientirus Purnell of Vaiden, MS

Quintray Gaines of Vaiden, MS

Jordan Purnell of Vaiden, MS

Joseph Purnell, Jr. of Kilmichael, MS


Tyshundra Jones of Columbia, MS

Jazlyn Purnell of Vaiden, MS 

A Step-Daughter

Tashara Booker of Vaiden, MS                                                                  


Joseph Silas of Kilmichael, MS and

Eva Jean (Thomas Trotter) Purnell of Kilmichael, MS


Thomas Watson of Kilmichael, MS


Latonya Silas of Greenwood, MS

Charnail Adepoju of Indianapolis, IN

Latoya Burt of Indianapolis, IN

Latis Silas of Indianapolis. IN

Tiffany Silas of Kilmichael, MS

One aunt

Eva Hune of Winona, MS

He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.







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