May 18, 1943 - April 27, 2019

Graveside services for Barbara Corder Belk will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Odd Fellows East Cemetery.

Mrs. Belk, 75, died Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Barbara was born on May 18, 1943, to John H. and Inez White Corder in Ashley County, Arkansas, and resided in Greenwood the past 56 years. She was a graduate of Mississippi Delta Community College, where she was on the dance team and was elected Miss MDJC in 1963, along with being voted class friendliest, best personality and sophomore class favorite. She was a member of North Greenwood Baptist Church and retired from Staplcotn as an executive secretary after 24 years of service. She is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Parrish Allen Belk.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Belk of Greenwood; a son, Neil (Michelle) Belk of Byram; two sisters, Claudia Newton of Yazoo City and Marilyn Corder of The Colony, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Dr. Jim Phillips will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to Leflore County Humane Society and LeBonheur children’s Hospital in Memphis.

An online guestbook may be signed at

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