Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Sanders and Sanders Funeral Home in Greenwood. Visitation will also be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Mound Bayou.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Tony Anderson officiating.
Interment will follow in Azion Cemetery in Mound Bayou under the direction of Sanders and Sanders Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Survivors include daughter Sherri-Criss-Carr of Shelby; sons Verlyn R. Criss of St. Louis, Mo., Darryl Criss of Dallas, Texas, Stanley Criss of Mound Bayou; sisters Helen Criss, Ida Chatman, Rhonda Criss and Lynnette Criss, all of Mound Bayou, Janice Richardson of Shelby, Orleatha Criss of Bailey, Gabriella Russum of Arlington, Va., Avis Gordon of Chicago, Ill.; brothers Herbert Criss of Mound Bayou, Pierce Criss of Merigold, Lawrence Criss of Southaven, Clyde Criss of Topeka, Kans.; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.