Oct. 1, 1931 – Aug. 25, 2022
Betty Ruth Day Harvey, 90, of Jayess, died Aug. 25, 2022, at Camellia Estates in McComb. She was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Kentwood to the late William Jacob Day and Virgie Marguerite Yarborough. She was also preceded in death by her husband Marvin Harvey and grandson, Gabriel Quentin Milligan.
Funeral services were Aug. 30, 2022, at Capps Funeral Home with Bro. David Milligan officiating, burial in Sartinville Cemetery.
Mrs. Harvey enjoyed being involved in various activities in her life as she and Marvin changed locations in his work with Exxon. She was her happiest being a part of her church’s programs, especially Vacation Bible School, where she taught children’s classes and served as director. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, participating and leading the WMU, and singing in the choir. If coaxed enough, she would sing a solo.
Mrs. Harvey was a cook and worked for 22 years in the Topeka Tilton cafeteria. She was also an accomplished seamstress. She made much of her daughters’ clothing, including Ruth’s wedding dress. She was an avid reader, with books stacked on shelves and every nook and cranny.
Survivors include her children Ruth (JC) Stringer and Vicki (Shannon) Mulligan; grandchildren Alexander Harvey Mulligan, Decklin Reeves Mulligan, Aidan Maxwell Mulligan, Gabriella Marguerite Mulligan, and Adam Lee Bacot; five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Boyd, Terry Boyd, Paul Dixon, Lynn Harvey, Calvin McEwen, and Ken Ainsworth.
Honorary pallbearers were Braeden Bacot, Don Martin, and Perry Martin.
Special music was performed by Rebecca Stringer; Ronnie and Becky Campbell.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com