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Mr. Edgar Berry Oatis, 60, of Prentiss, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg, MS.  He is the son of the late Breeland and Martha Oatis.  He was a member of Community Empowerment Outreach Fellowship Church of God in Christ, Jackson, MS.  

He was a school bus driver with Jefferson Davis County School District and Volunteer Firefighter with Progress Fire Department.  He loved farming, fishing, working on cars and fellowship with family and friends. 

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019 at South Pleasant Hill M. B. Church at 1pm.  Interment will be in Oatis Family Cemetery, Prentiss, MS.

He is survived by: wife, Vanessa Oatis of Jackson, MS; sons, Cedric Oatis of Silver Creek, MS and Edric Oatis of Prentiss, MS; brothers, David Oatis of Prentiss, MS; I. J. Oatis of Oakvale, MS; Roger Oatis of Gulfport, MS; sisters, Clara Randolph of Prentiss, MS; Helen Brown of Moss Point, MS; grandchildren: 2

Visitation will be Friday, July 26, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1-8pm and Saturday at the church, 12-1pm.   

Edgar B. Oatis
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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Johnson Funeral Home
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    My greatest sympathy and prayers to the Oatis family during this time of grieving and loss. May our Lord provide you with comfort and strength needed to see you this through.
    ~ Joe Milton Brown   Raeford, NC