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James F. Mallette, of Braxton, MS, passed away at his home on January 30, 2023. He was born August 15, 1945, to his parents, James Kennedy Mallette and Sabra Fairley Mallette.
James married his wife, Marsha Brown Mallette in 1983, and they were married for forty years. He was a heavy equipment operator for thirty-five plus years and enjoyed roping during his spare time.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha Mallette; his children, Shannon Boyle (Pat), Bernell Mallette (Kim); siblings, Naomi Mallette, Sharon Goss (Albert), Karen Goss (Freddie), Sabra Horne (Jay), Gretta Welch, Lisa Stokes (Rodney), George Mallette (Jackie) and Tony Mallette; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James (Snooks) and Sabra Mallette; brothers, John K. Mallette and Gary Mallette.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall. The service will be on Friday, February 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rockport, MS at 11:00 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Bro. Wake Inabinette, Bro. Larry Mangum and Albert Goss will officiate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.
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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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