If You Suspect A Child Has Been Abused, Contact
Mississippi Division of Child Protective Services
1.800.222.8000 or 601.432.4570
Cheryl is retired from the DeSoto County Schools after a career of teaching Home Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Health for 33 years. Her teaching career began in Fulton, MS, and continued in Tupelo, Batesville, Horn Lake, Southaven and Olive Branch. A National Board Certified teacher, Cheryl was awarded Teacher of the Year for DeSoto County Schools and the state of Mississippi in 2007. Child development and child care were always a focus of Cheryl’s classes, where she instilled parenting and caregiver skills to her students as well as wise decision-making for the individual and family. She enjoys volunteering with Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, DeSoto County Community Health Council, Olive Twig Humanitarian Group, and Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Cheryl and her husband, David, enjoy their growing family and being members of Hernando United Methodist Church. David has been with BancorpSouth for 42 years and Cheryl currently works part-time mentoring new teachers.
Mary Lee Walker Brown of Hernando, DeSoto County, received her Bachelor of Science from Mississippi University for Women and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College. She has practiced law in Hernando with her husband, Bill Brown, since 1981. Mrs. Brown’s practice focuses upon Family, Estate and Real Estate law. Mrs. Brown served as past president of the Hernando Area Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, is a member of the DeSoto Council, and served the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project since its inception. She also served as past Treasurer of the DeSoto County Bar, past president of the Young Lawyers Section of the DeSoto County Bar, and past secretary of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar. Mary Lee is a Fellow in the Mississippi Bar Foundation and has an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Mary Lee and Bill have two sons, Will and Rob.
Jim is the former president of the DeSoto County Bar Association and has been a practicing attorney in DeSoto County since 1979. He serves as the attorney for the Police Benevolent Association and six private psychiatric care hospitals in Mississippi and Tennessee. Jim served as DeSoto County Youth Court Prosecutor for 10 years and Mental Health Facilitator for DeSoto County for the past three years. He is a founding member of the DeSoto County Juvenile Drug Court and is a member of the DeSoto County Arts Council and Historic DeSoto Foundation. Jim is a former Hernando High School debate coach and is a trustee and elder of Hernando First Presbyterian Church.
John Hornsby joined BancorpSouth as senior vice president in May 2010. With more than 30 years of commercial lending experience, John's primary responsibility is new commercial loan growth and client portfolio management. Prior to BancorpSouth, John led Sycamore Bank as president of their DeSoto County branches from 2003 to 2009. He has also been a senior bank officer at Regions Bank, InSouth Bank and Boatmen’s Bank in Memphis. He has formerly served on the Board of the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Memphis. John has lived in DeSoto County for 27 years and serves on the Hernando Chamber Ambassador Board and as a deacon at Christ Presbyterian Church in Olive Branch. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and his hobbies include playing golf and music. John and his wife, Vicki, have two daughters and currently reside in Hernando.
Stephanie has been employed with Tate County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and has been a Criminal Investigator for 9 years. She holds the position of co-secretary on the Board of Directors for Healing Hearts CAC. She is a mother of 3 grown children and Grammy to twin granddaughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, loving on her two dachshunds, and taking cruises and trips to Disney as often as possible.
Shirley joined Planters Bank in June of 2017, as a First Vice President. She has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience in Shelby and DeSoto County. Shirley has worked with the March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen, Lion’s Club, St. Jude and Ronald McDonald House over the past years on fundraisers and serving on finance committees. She has lived in DeSoto County for over 30 years and is a native of Tupelo, MS. She is a graduate of Memphis State. She is an active member of Colonial Hills in Southaven. Shirley and her husband, Mark, have a daughter and son along with 2 grandchildren. She enjoys reading, Bible studies, traveling and spending time with her family.
Jennifer is a Vice President with Community Bank of Mississippi. In addition to managing the Hernando branch, Jennifer is a Commercial and Retail Lender. She has been with Community Bank over 20 years and was formerly the leader of the Loan Operations Department for Northern Mississippi. Jennifer has volunteered with several non-profit community organizations in DeSoto County. She is currently active as an Ambassador with the Hernando Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband Brad are both native to DeSoto County and attend Longview Point Church. They have two children, Garrett and Lauren. Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Andrea is a Vice President with Commercial Bank & Trust in Memphis, TN. She is a commercial lender and manager of the Private Client office located in the bank’s Raymond James branch at 50 N. Front Street. Andrea is a native of Dallas, Texas, a graduate of the University of Mississippi as well as Mississippi School of Banking, Southeastern Schools of Consumer and Commercial Credit, and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She has over 25 years of banking experience. Andrea is a graduate of Leadership Desoto, the former treasurer for the House of Grace, and is a life member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. She is currently also serving as a board member for the Risk Management Association’s Memphis Chapter. She and her husband, Tom, are members of Christ Presbyterian Church in Olive Branch. They have one daughter, Mary Morgan Gladney. Andrea enjoys reading, traveling and attending Ole Miss sporting events with her family.