Reverend Bobby Raymond Seymour departed this life on October 4, 2023. He was born on December 21, 1949, to the late Francis Seymour and Melanie Seymour Bass in Biloxi, MS. He married his beautiful wife Iris Ann Seymour on September 29, 1967.
He served in his home church faithfully until the Lord called him to start a home missions church in 1982. The First Pentecostal Church of Orange Grove was started in a little store front building and is now located in a beautiful sanctuary that was built and designed under Reverend Seymour’s workmanship. His ministry made a great impact for over 39 years of pastoring and continues to do so. He stood firm on his faith; never wavering from the call of God. He preached and shared the Acts 2:38 message of Repentance, Baptism in Jesus Name, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost everywhere he went.
His generous spirit and kind heart left an impression wherever he went. He never met a stranger that didn't quickly become a friend. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for turkey hunting and sharing stories around the camp.
He was preceded in death by his father Francis Seymour, and his mother, Melanie Bass, his brother, Glenn “Randy” Seymour, his sister, Melanie Carmon and sister, Kathy Herbert.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Iris Ann Seymour, his 3 children, Sandi Necaise (Eric), Angie Bentz, Bobby Seymour II (Kelsy), 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is further survived by many brothers and sisters, as well as numerous church saints and friends that were like family.
The family would like to thank Deaconess Hospice of Biloxi for their care, kindness and professionalism over the past 8 months.
He fought a good fight and finished his course!
Visitation will be Friday, October 6. 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. followed by a service at 12:00 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church of Orange Grove. 11317 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS 39503. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport.
Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, O’Neal Road, Gulfport is honored to serve the Seymour family.