Sept. 4, 1933 – July 10, 2021
Funeral services for Mavis “Mickey” Marie Rayborn, 87, of Tylertown, were July 12, 2021, at Lexie Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Griffin and Rev. Buddy Day officiating, burial in the Tylertown Cemetery.
Mrs. Rayborn died at her residence in Tylertown, July 10, 2021. She was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Mason City, Ill., to the late Dorothy and Milton Pete Simmons. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Nolan Dale Rayborn, Sr.; son Clint Alton Rayborn; daughter Christy Fran Rayborn; sisters Euna (Jamie) Johnson, Patsy (D.A.) Gulledge, and Linda Varnado; step mother Mae O’Quinn; step father Elder T. Simmons; and stepbrothers Gene Smith and Ray Smith.
Mrs. Rayborn was a member of Lexie Baptist Church where she taught the Youth Sunday School class and was the church clerk. She was also a member of many organizations such as Walthall Cattleman’s Assn., Walthall Forestry Assn., Master Dairyman, 4-H Leader, and Walthall Homemakers Club. Baking cakes and cookies to deliver to friends, neighbors, and family was something that brought her joy. She used her green thumb to grow tomatoes and flowers, and she loved mowing her lawn.
Survivors include her son Nolan (Linda) Rayborn, Jr. of Tylertown; grandchildren Amy (Tommy) Holmes-Bergeron of Tylertown, Dale (Miranda) Rayborn of Montgomery, AL, and Rusty (Beth Ann) Rayborn of Hattiesburg; great-grandchildren Ethan Holmes, Eli Holmes, Riley Rayborn, Colee Rayborn, Maggie Rayborn, and Nolan Rayborn; sister Norma Barclay; brother-in-law Gaylon Varnado.
Pallbearers were Lance Varnado, Jimmy Barclay, Mark Barclay, Pat Johnson, Michael Gulledge, and Clint Johnson.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com