JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - After more than three decades of public service, a Jackson County judge is leaving the bench. Eighty-two-year-old Ennis Millender Sr. retired Friday morning as a Jackson County Justice Court judge.
According to Lisa Fairley with Jackson County Justice Court, Millender heard everything from civil cases, to criminal cases, preliminary cases, domestic violence protection orders, and any and all misdemeanor traffic tickets.
On Friday, staff members gathered to celebrate the man who was considered the singing judge for belting out worship songs during his campaign in 1982.
Fairley said Millender is the owner of Millender Funeral Home in Moss Point. Though he's retiring as judge, he'll continue to work at the funeral home.