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John Landrum, Jr.

d. December 13, 2022


Reverend John Wade Landrum, Jr., age 82, passed away at his home in Gulfport, Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

John was a native of Grenada and Clinton, MS. He attended and graduated from Grenada High School, Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  John pastored at churches in Mississippi and California, served as Chaplain to Coast Casino Employees from 1992 until 2017, and as Hospice Chaplain for Saad Healthcare and Hospice from 2009 until 2021. John belonged to the Southern Baptist Convention, in cooperation with Southern Baptist Churches in the Gulf Coast Baptist Association.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Wade Landrum, Sr., and Barbara Fern Harrington Landrum.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Emily Sarpy Landrum; his children, Steven Landrum (Laura Perez), Cynthia Ann Landrum Fayard (Kevin), Robert Sarpy; his brother, James M. Landrum (LaVerne); his grandchildren, Ashley Landrum, Lauren Bachuss, Faith Landrum, Morgan Fayard, Megan Fayard, Mandy Fayard; his great grandchildren, Samson, Ayden, Solomon, Gracelynn, Mariella; and numerous nieces and nephews.

First, I want to thank Saad Healthcare and Hospice for their wonderful care of John. He loved Saad and all the employees. I would also like to thank my children and grandchildren for all their care of me and helping me through this time. So many people to thank, so if I didn’t mention you, I’m sorry. All our extended family and friends around the country, God blessed us with so many. I know you know who you are, and I want to say that you are loved and appreciated. I am thankful to the Lord for each one of you.

John’s love for the Lord was reflected in every aspect of his life. He served the Lord faithfully for over 65 years. Second to his love for the Lord was his love for his wife and family and extended family. John’s favorite saying was, “Keep the Lord in first place above all else and you’ll be happy.” Another saying was “As a Christian, you can’t lose.” John loved every person his life touched. We, his family, are the most blessed having had him in our lives. He was a wonderful reflection of Christ. He was a loving and caring husband, father, friend. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Thank you again everyone for your love and prayers for our family during this time. Words seem so inadequate to express our appreciation to you – Linda.

In lieu of flowers, make any donations to First Baptist Church Lyman, 14321 Old Highway 49, Gulfport, MS, for use in their Mission Outreach Program, in memory of Reverend John Landrum, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Lyman, 14321 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS 39503.

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Lyman

MS-53, Gulfport, MS 39503

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