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H. D. Broome

April 8, 1926 — May 11, 2019

Funeral services with Military Honors for Mr. H.D. Broome will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Mr. Broome passed away from this life on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at his residence near Bassfield. Reverend Dewitt Baine and Reverend Ed Steele will officiate, and interment will follow in the Lowland Cemetery. Saulters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Hall Bell, James Boleware, Jonathan Williams, Jerrett Williams, Justin Magee, and Tom Williams. H.D. Broome was born on April 8, 1926 in Bassfield to Anderson and Lola Hatten Broome. He was a retired maintenance foreman for MDOT. Mr. Broome was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. His Life Motto was “If you don’t have the Lord, you don’t have anything.” He was quick to share his testimony of accepting Jesus as his Savior on the battlefield. He was a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was also a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.Mr. Broome was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife of 63 years, Gracie Williams Broome; 4 sisters, Gladys Mae Bell, Hazel Ray Allen, Louise Polk, and Doris Thompson; a brother-in-law, Glynn Williams (Faye). Survivors include his son, Darrell Broome (Sara) of Bassfield; 2 grandsons, Joshua Broome and Drew Broome, both of Bassfield; 3 brother-in-laws, Hubert Williams (Helen) of Petal; Shelton Williams (Sue) of Castro Valley, CA; and J.C. Williams (Janice) of Ellisville; 1 sister-in-law, Lizzie Greer (J.V.) of Columbia; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, May 13, 2019 at Saulters Funeral Home. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 1:00 pm until service time at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at  
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 13, 2019

5:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home

2714 Columbia Ave, Prentiss, MS 39474

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

131 Mt Gilead Rd, Columbia, MS 39429

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