Honoring Mississippi’s Fallen Nurse Heroes

The Mississippi Nurses’ Association is saddened at the passing of our registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurse members and their Mississippi nurse colleagues who have fallen victim to COVID-19. MNA extends heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of these fallen heroes.
We want to remember and honor these nurse heroes. We need your help to ensure our list is complete.

If you know of a nurse who has fallen victim to COVID-19, please complete and submit the brief form below.

Fallen Nurse Hero Information Form


Julie Field, RN

Biloxi, MS


Debbie Stokes, RN, BS, MHIM

Colia, MS


Debbie Kain, RN

Raymond, MS


Sheena Miles, RN

Morton, MS


Kari Young, BSN, RN

Olive Branch, MS


Bill Ricketts, RN

Corinth, MS


Patricia Ann Kirksey, RN

Greenville, MS


Neff Rios, BSN

Dublin, MS


William “Bill” Gassett, MDiv, BSN, BC

Brandon, MS


Mary Sprayberry, BSN, RN

Nettleton, MS


Frances “Elaine” McRae, ADN, RN

Pascagoula, MS


Walter “Scott” Howard, FNP-C

Quitman, MS


Sheri Nunnery, BSN, RN

Magnolia, MS


Shelley Smith, CFNP-BC

Grenada, MS


Ann Williamson, RN

Cleveland, MS


Sandra Powell, RN

Natchez, MS


Susan Boyette, LPN

Enterprise, MS


Melvin Green, LPN

Yazoo, MS


Sarah Clark, LPN

Meridian, MS


Lori Spikes

Clinton, MS


Cheryl Anne Longfellow, BSN, RN

Ocean Springs, MS


Arletta Smith, RN

Brookhaven, MS


Tammy Grice, LPN

Gulfport, MS


Robin Holland, LPN

Gulfport, MS


Becky Darlene Myhand, LPN

Smithville, MS


Melinda Spears, RN

Shivers, MS


Diane Wolfe, RN

Brandon, MS


Kimberly Napper, RN

Madison, MS


Dianne Starling-Jackson, LPN

Madison, MS


Karen Jackson, FNP

Columbus, MS



Essie Hudson, LPN

Hattiesburg, MS