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Michael Layton “DoDaddy” Middleton, 74, of Mize, Mississippi, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from complications of COVID-19. He was born Saturday, September 21, 1946, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 9370 SCR 503, Magee, Mississippi.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church. The burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, 1672 SCR 64, Mize, Mississippi. Bro. Douglas Clark will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601) 849-5031

Michael “Dodaddy” Middleton was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising rabbit dogs. He loved spending time in the garden and always raised enough peas and okra to feed an army. Sharing the fruits of his labor with friends and family always brought a smile to his face. Dodaddy always had a story to tell and plenty of advice to give. His willingness to help his neighbors, family, and friends was remarkable. His greatest joy of all, was his grandchildren. He spent countless hours attending ballgames, delivering backpacks or forgotten pompoms, and doing whatever they needed him to do. He shared a special bond with his autistic grandchild Colby, and spent many hours riding him around on the buggy at the deer camp. All who knew him, loved him dearly. Dodaddy will be sadly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Middleton and Erline Layton Middleton; and one brother, Eddie Middleton.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-four years, Kathy Ingram Middleton; one son, Lance Middleton and wife, Pamela of Ocean Springs; one daughter, Lacey Hutchinson and husband, Teddy of Mize; four grandchildren, Hunter Middleton and wife, Jenna of Mendenhall, Hannah Little and husband, Drew of Bay Springs, Summer Austin and husband, Landon of Mize, and Colby Hutchinson of Mize; three great-grandchildren, Paisley and Walton Little and Rowdey Middleton; one brother, Herman Middleton and wife Elaine of Baker, LA; one sister, Becky Butler and husband, Garry of Houma, LA; a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Corey Cole, Drew Collins, Wesley Garner, Bobby Miller, B.J. Wheat, and Jason Wood.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 9370 SCR 503, Magee, Mississippi,and Baptist Children’s Village. p class=”yiv6974413195ydp70f9f8bdyiv8596701251MsoNormal” style=”text-align: left;” align=”center”>

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