Mrs. Celeste P. Monteith, 92, of Batesville, MS, passed away on December 20, 2018 at Sardis Community Nursing Home.
Mrs. Monteith was born on July 1, 1926 in Helena, AR to Freddie Carothers Parker and Walter Parker. She was a very active lifelong member of Batesville Presbyterian Church and a member of Batesville Women’s Club. Among her many interests was her enjoyment of watching game shows and sports. She loved to cook and crochet and will be remembered by the delicious meals she prepared and the countless afghans she lovingly made and gave to others. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed dearly.
Mrs. Monteith leaves behind her loving family which includes her daughter, Linda Monteith Hood (Howard) of Duncan, MS; her son, Richard Monteith (Laurie) of Batesville, MS; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, The Late James B. Monteith; one sister, Ann Cloud; one brother, Kenneth Parker; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in the Batesville Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held in the church on Sunday from 1-2pm. Interment will follow in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to be sent to Batesville Presbyterian Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.