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Gene L. Bidwell, Jr.
September 18, 1952 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Gene Leflore Bidwell, Jr., born September 18, 1952, in Leflore County, MS, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024, at his home in Carrollton, MS. Funeral services are at 10 A.M. Thursday, January 25, at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home with Rev. Rickey Wheat officiating. The interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation is from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Gene was a Godly man who touched everyone with his kind heart and compassion. He was a man of integrity; he was the best of the best. Gene’s greatest joy was his family. He loved and adored his wife Brenda, of 23 years. He was so proud of his son Lee and all of his accomplishments. There was something special about everyone in his family, and he lived to love them all. Of course, a man like Gene had some of the greatest friends you could ever wish to find. Gene and Brenda always had a story to tell, a birthday party to attend, a grandchild to keep, but most importantly a Lord to serve. Gene will always be remembered as a faithful, kind-hearted, Godly man to all who knew him.
Gene was a graduate of Leflore County High School, MS Delta Community College, and MS State University. He served in the Boy Scouts and earned the distinguished honor of Eagle Scout and served faithfully in the MS Army National Guard. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Itta Bena where he served as a deacon, trustee, operated the acoustical equipment and was on the finance committee just to name a few of his areas of service. Gene met many people and made many friends throughout his more than 50 years in the concrete business.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Minnie Makamson Bidwell and a grandchild, Jessie Bidwell. He is survived by his wife Brenda Gillon Bidwell; sons Dr. Gene L. “Lee” Bidwell, III (Josie) of Brandon, Clay Scott (Heather) of Carrollton; his daughters, Kim Goss (Chris) , Carie England both of Grenada; a sister, Ellen Dudley (Rodney) of Madison; nine grandchildren, Caleb Bidwell, Cambell Bidwell, Skyler Vance, Gunner Vance, Gage Vance, Mallory Little (Gage), Austin England, Rye Scott, Gillon Scott; and two great-grandchildren, Holston Little and Opal Hill.
Pallbearers will be Richie Fulgham, Bo Prestidge, Phil Kelly, Randall Makamson, Ray Brasel and John Muse. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Mims and Wayne Aldridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the “Jessie Lynn Bidwell Memorial Scholarship Fund” in the UMMC School of Nursing. Please send to www.umc.edu/givenow Under Choose a Category, select School of Nursing. Under Designation, click drop down arrow and select Other. Type “Jessie Lynn Bidwell Memorial Scholarship Fund” in box. Please send checks to; University of Mississippi Medical Center, Attn; Office of Development/Harold Brewer, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. The family wishes to express their gratitude for this consideration. Thank you.