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August 30, 2022

Obituary

Betty Ruth Day Harvey

October 1, 1931 - August 25, 2022

Betty Ruth Day Harvey, age 90 and of Jayess, Mississippi passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Camellia Estates in McComb, Mississippi. She was born Thursday, October 1, 1931 in Kentwood, Louisiana to the late William Jacob Day and Virgie Marguerite Yarborough. She was also proceeded in death by her husband Marvin Harvey and grandson, Gabriel Quentin Milligan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM at Capps Funeral Home in 270 Old Hwy 98 E, Tylertown, Mississippi with the funeral service to follow with Bro. David Milligan officiating. Burial will follow in Sartinville Cemetery in Jayess, Mississippi. Capps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty greatly 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 churchs’ programs, especially Vacation Bible School, where she taught children’s classes and served as director. Betty enjoyed teaching Sunday School, participating and leading the WMU, and singing in the choir. If coaxed enough, she would sing a solo.

Betty loved her family greatly, those from her side and those from Marvin’s side. There were always good times at Paw and Maw Harvey’s house.

Betty was an excellent 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.

Betty was an avid reader, with books stacked on shelves and every nook and cranny. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and did her best, along with Marvin, to spoil them all.

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; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends at Camellia Estates and Compassus Hospice.Thank you Mamie Hines for your love and compassion.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Boyd, Terry Boyd, Paul Dixon, Lynn Harvey, Calvin McEwen, and Ken Ainsworth.

Honorary pallbearers will be Braeden Bacot, Don Martin, and Perry Martin.     

Special music will be performed by Rebecca Stringer; Ronnie and Becky Campbell.

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