Eric Bennett Todd, 54, of Columbus, MS passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2013, from 3 to 7 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 2 PM at Genesis Church, Columbus, MS with Bro. Darren Leach officiating. Mr. Todd was born June 14, 1959, in Los Angeles, CA to Persley Todd, Sr. and the late Marlene Bellinger. He was an OTR truck driver for Flexsteel Industries, Inc. for the past 8 years. Mr. Todd was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had lived in this area for the past 20 years, having moved from St. Louis, MO. In addition to his mother, Mr. Todd was preceded in death by his daughter, Chanita Johnson; granddaughter, Cierra Johnson; brother, Persley Todd, Jr.; and sister, Anita Todd. Mr. Todd is survived by his wife, Denise Johnson Todd, Columbus, MS; daughters, Angela Johnson and Regina Johnson-McClain, both of St. Louis, MO and Taran Sheffield, San Antonio, TX; son, Eric Kinchen, Austin, TX; sister, Marlena Todd, Los Angeles, CA; brother, Brian Todd, Los Angeles, CA; and grandchildren, Alphonzo Williams, Brianna McClain, Eric Johnson, Keyanna Kinchen and Jeris Williams. Memorials may be made to the Eric Todd Memorial Fund, Regions Bank, 2114 Hwy. 45 N, Columbus, MS 39703.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on August 1, 2013
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