Eleanor Martin Elder

Services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday at Petal Harvey Baptist Church for Eleanor Martin Elder, 86, of Petal, MS.
She died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the residence of her daughter, Joy Smith.
Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Elder was a member of Petal Harvey Baptist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She had a love for writing and sharing poetry.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the Sunshine Class for their love and care for Eleanor.
She was preceded in death her husband, Jay Elder; one grandson, Thomas Smith; four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Joy Smith (Carey) of Petal, MS and Melody Everett (Steve) of Collins, MS; one son, J.J. Elder (Carol) of Hattiesburg, MS; one sister, Gladys Cartlidge of Florida; six grandchildren, Melody White, Joseph Smith, Joshua Smith, Samuel Smith, Jenna Jones, and Katie Dyess and twelve great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Petal Harvey Baptist Church Building Fund, 600 Main Street, ,Petal,MS 39465.
Visitation will begin at 1:30 PM Sunday at Petal Harvey Baptist Church.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.