GREENVILLE — John Russell King, 12 weeks old, of Leland died Monday, March 4, 2019. 

He was born Dec. 10, 2018, in Jackson. His time on earth was brief, but he taught us a lot about life and love. We are all here for a brief moment, and time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rusty King. 

He is survived by his parents, Matthew Morlino King and Christina Leigh King of Leland; a sister, Mackenzie King of Leland; grandmother Nancy King of Leland; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Ware of Greenwood; and great-grandfather Lee Woodard of Greenwood. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Leland under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home. Jon Doler will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, we would be pleased to have memorials sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a children’s charity of your choice.

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