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Deacon Jerome “Gee” Box, 63, of Magnolia, AR, passed away Sunday, May 26 at Willis-Knighton Health Center in Shreveport, LA. He was born October 5, 1955 in Cale, AR to Leslie Box and Benora Young Box.

Jerome is preceded in death by his father Leslie Box.

Jerome leaves to mourn his passing, a loving and devoted wife Patricia Watson Box. To this union one son was born, Je’Quayus R. Box of Waldo, AR. Three other sons from previous unions: Deljuan Box Sr (Hope, AR) Bernard Box (Rosston, AR) and Shaun Haynie (Rosston, AR). One daughter, Tamika Anthonette Box -Hawthorne (Benton, AR). Eleven grands and four great grandchildren. Two sisters: Ollie Marie (Randolph) Jackson of Prescott, AR, Deborah Ann (Ivory) Roberts of Hope, AR. Two guardian sisters: Frances (Danny) Flowers and Nadine Quarles both of Rosston, AR. Two brothers: Geoffrey Wayne Box (Rosston, AR) and Kelvin Box (Pine Bluff, AR). Two special friends Minnie Faye Beasley of Texas and Billy Wayne Dismuke of OK City. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends whom will miss him dearly.

Celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Willisville, AR with burial to follow at New Salem Cemetery in Rosston, AR, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home LLC of Magnolia, AR. Officiating will be Rev. Patrick Gulley.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 31 from 12 - 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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