Spaghetti benefit for Deputy Robert Verzal

To honor the life of Deputy Robert Verzal, the Pascagoula Elks Lodge 1120 and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department came together to host a spaghetti benefit.

Deputy Robert Verzal worked for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for ten years and was the lead correctional deputy at the Adult Detention Center. Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Verzal passed away on August 29th after several weeks in the hospital battling COVID.

To help with medical expenses, all the money raised will go directly to the family. Verzal leaves behind his wife and three children. Family friend Becky Turner said, “He was a very, very nice guy. Very respected in his field, very family oriented.”

Father-in-law Ricky Eplin said, “Robert was just a person that got along with everybody. He would have gave you the shirt off his back if you needed it.”

The spaghetti plates are $10 and include spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert. Plates will be served until 7 p.m. at the Pascagoula Elks Lodge 1120.

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