James Longstreet Minor III passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Streety often joked that each day was a good day because Wright and Ferguson had not been called yet, but alas the day has come, and Parkway is in charge of the arrangements. His family is at peace as he trusted in Jesus Christ for his salvation and is able to glorify God, healed, in Heaven today.
Streety, a lifelong Jacksonian, attended Duling Elementary and Bailey, and graduated from Murrah High School in the class of 1960. He enjoyed lasting friendships with many from his childhood. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and graduated from Millsaps College. While in graduate school at Ole Miss, he met and married Elizabeth Fair of Louisville, Mississippi. Streety and Elizabeth recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. Streety, a true gentleman, loved all people and never met a stranger. Every day was a party whether he was in the Grove, at the Minor Christmas Tree Farm, hunting with friends, or events at Jackson Prep. Streety worked for Mutual of New York before joining The William Morris Group. Streety was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher. He also served as President of the Board of Jackson Prep. He was a dedicated member of the Jackson Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henrietta and Longstreet Minor, and his sister, Henri Minor Burnham, of Jackson, Mississippi.
Streety is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Fair Minor, and their four daughters: Margaret DeVane Minor Harvey (John) of Jackson, Julia Phillips Minor Gaines (Tony) of Tupelo, Anne Longstreet Minor Habeeb (Samuel) of Clinton, and Elizabeth Fair Minor Gates (William) of Germantown. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren who all adored their “Streety”: Anne Clark and Jack Harvey of Jackson; Mary Grace, Elizabeth, Julia Fair, and Tony Gaines of Tupelo; Luke, and Katherine Habeeb of Clinton; Billy, Streety, and Betsy Gates of Germantown, Tennessee. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Minor Brown, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Streety.
Family will gather for a graveside service on Thursday morning, December 17th, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church to celebrate the life of Longstreet Minor. The service will be livestreamed at www.fpcjackson.org\livestream.
The family wishes to thank Eloise R. Lewis and LaKendra Ball for their compassionate care in Streety’s last days. In honor of Streety’s love of the Lord and the outdoors, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Twin Lakes Camp in care of First Presbyterian Church, 1390 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202.
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