On May 29, 1926, the local newspaper reported the birth of three boys born to a Negro couple, [Charlie McCullum] and Lucille McCollum in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Walter McCullum and his two brothers, [William McCullum] and Wilson had entered the world. But when the three contracted pneumonia before reaching their first birthday, Wilson did not survive. Lucille McCollum raised the twins and other siblings with their stepfather, Peter Stringfellow. Walter attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hattiesburg regularly with his siblings, and he accepted Christ and was baptized while he was young.He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Minister Andria Mitchell (Eugene), Rosalind McCullum, Lucinda Washington (Rev. Minthone), Walter McCullum, Jr. (Delonda); 13 grandchildren, Aaron Ford II, Nicole Hosey (Jabari), Martez Washington, Erika Mitchell, Mariah Washington, Andrew Washington, Renee Washington, Charity Dillard, Melissa Washington, Rachel Mitchell, Mishal Washington, Walter Joshua McCullum and Joy McCullum; five-plus great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Enoch Bragg, a sister-in-law, Rosa Bragg, a special friend, DeVerne Simmons, and a host of other family, Christian family and friends.To help support the family while in high school and beyond, he worked as bus boy/dishwasher for local clubs, restaurants and hotels where, during this time, Black patrons were not allowed.
Deacon Walter Mccullum, Sr.: May 29, 1926 - April 20, 2013
Services were held for Deacon Walter McCullum, Sr. at Twelfth Street Missionary Bapist Church with Rev. Floyd A. Davis officiating.On May 29, 1926, the local newspaper reported the birth of three boys born to a N...