Funeral services will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Westhaven Funeral Home Chapel, 306 Depot Street, Utica, MS 39175 with burial at 2:00 p.m., Institute Baptist Church Cemetery, 1054 Chatman Road, Utica, MS 39175.
Malcolm Jerome Stamps, affectionately known as Mike, was born on September 2, 1956 to the parents of the late Ollie Lee O’Quinn Stamps and Norcell Stamps. He was the youngest of eight children, and raised in Utica, Mississippi.
Mike received his formal high school education at Hinds County Agricultural High School in Utica, Mississippi. While attending Hinds AHS, he was an active member of the National Honor Society and was a valuable member of the football team. He even garnered attention from a few college scouts. Mike furthered his education at Jackson State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. His first job after college was with the City of Jackson, and he worked a number of years in sales. Over the years Mike spent time in Detroit, Seattle, and Atlanta with family members, yet he was most at home in Mississippi.
Mike would often attend church service at Institute Baptist. During his life Mike accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Upon the death of his father, Mike cared for his mother as her health declined. He was a devoted son and caregiver. Over the years the family enjoyed having Mike participate in family activities. He was charismatic with a great sense of humor, a love for music, and a love of family. His family cherished and supported him through challenges and health issues, and Mike shared with his family “God’s got me”.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Ollie Lee and Norcell, his older brother LeRoy, and his sisters-in-law Emma and Geri.
Mike will be remembered by his daughter Raquel Washington, granddaughter, Quiyamah Dijonnaise Britton, and son LeRoy Stamps, He will be missed by his siblings J.D. Stamps, Willie Charles Stamps , Mary (Bill) Franklin, Velma Haynes, Ezzard Charles Stamps, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a donation to NAMI Mississippi (namims.org).
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