Fallen Hero: SGM(Ret) Everett Price Sorrells, Jr.


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graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Choctaw Cemetery of the Bogue Homa Indian Reservation in Heidelberg, MS.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Feb 4, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SGM(Ret) Everett Price Sorrells, age 81, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 184th TSC and worked full-time with the MSARNG has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.


Obituary for Everett Price Sorrells, Jr.

Everett Price Sorrells, Jr., 81, of Laurel, passed away on February 24, 2021, at Gulfport Memorial Hospital.

He was born on March 30, 1939, in Utica, MS. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1957, and graduated from William Carey College in 1993 with a Bachelor’s in General Studies. He enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard after high school, and served as an Administrative Support Technician until his retirement in March 1999 after 42 years of service.

He was married to Rosie Chapman Sorrells for 39 years prior to her death.

He is preceded in death by his parents Everett, Sr. and Laura Ruth Davis Sorrels; first wife, Eloise Robertson Sorrells, brothers, Sidney Sorrels, Charles (Chuck) Sorrels, Roy Sorrels, and nephew, Chad Everett Sorrels.

He is survived by his three children, Everett Cody Sorrells, Mary Elizabeth Sorrells, and Franklin Price Sorrells; grandchildren, Dalton Sorrells and Shaun West; three sisters, Marie Sorrels, Linda Gentry, and Sandra Boyles, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Everett was an avid collector of baseball cards, coins, and stamps. He enjoyed watching baseball and football, and collected memorabilia of his favorite team, the New York Yankees. He also loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandsons.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Choctaw Cemetery of the Bogue Homa Indian Reservation in Heidelberg, MS.