December 24, 2023


Fay Wall Wilson Simmons

November 20, 1935 - December 22, 2023

Fay Wall Wilson Simmons died peacefully from congestive heart failure at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS with family at her bedside. She was born November 20, 1935 and was 88 years of age. 

She was Valedictorian at Kentwood High School and later an honors student at Southeastern Louisiana University where she received her Master +30 while working and raising her children. She was an accomplished musician where she played piano for First Baptist Church in Kentwood and later was an assistant organist and pianist at Magnolia First Baptist Church. Fay was a retired Educator, Librarian, Administrator and Principal. 

She is survived by her children, Sylvia Wilson Day (Tim), Tammy Wilson Strickland (Jesse), and Melanie Wilson Eldridge; grandchildren, Ginger Lambert, Jeremy Schenk (Tara), Corey Schenk, and Cody Wilson (Amy); great-grandchildren, Brodie McElveen (Destinee), Landon Bullock, Colton Bridges, Sage Bridges, Kadyn Schenk, Kalette Schenk, Nevaeh Schenk, Stevie Jo Wilson, and Harvey Lowell Wilson; great-great-grandchildren, Caysen and Aubrey McElveen; brother, Charles M. Wall; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by mother, Juanita Short Wall Griffin; father, Clarence “Sonny” Wall; first husband and father of her children, Lowell “Whip” Wilson; second husband, Thad Simmons; sisters, Reba Wall Howard and Doris Wall Robinson; brothers, Meredith Lee Wall and Clarence Adrian Wall; son-in-law, Michael Eldridge; and infant twin daughters. 

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 11:00AM at Line Creek Cemetery. Services conducted Dr. Danny Smith. 

McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

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