Local pastor dies from COVID-19 complications


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Jackson church family is mourning the loss of their pastor who passed away from COVID-19 complications.

Reverend Ernest Slaughter of New Canney Creek Missionary Baptist Church died Saturday, January 23. The announcement was made on Facebook.

His wife, First Lady Beatrice Slaughter, expressed that he was “a giver who wanted nothing in return but to be genuinely loved.”

She also thanked the congregation and community for the love and support during this difficult time.

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