Maude Bacot

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 24, 2005

Services for Maude Bacot, of Summit, are 2 p.m. today, Jan. 24at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb with burial in Bacot Cemetery inSummit. The Rev. David Millican will officiate.

Visitation is today from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Bacot, 84, died Jan. 22, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Enon on Oct. 30, 1920, to John Ezra and Trevia Rayborn.

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As a wife, she stood by her husbands, Bud Bacot and Bob Boyd.She loved and took care of both of them during their illnesses andfinal days. She amazed her family with her endless devotion andstrength.

She started working in retail sales in 1954 and co-ownedFelicity from 1978 to 1985 with her daughter, Patsy. The familysaid they couldn’t count the number of times when telling who theirmother was, that people would remember her working and they wouldtell them how sweet and beautiful they thought she was. It was likea broken record, “We just love your mother! We just love yourmother!” The family thanks everyone for sharing this with them.

She was a member of Pearl River United Methodist Church. She wasa devoted wife and mother. She loved her family with all of herheart.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert Lee”Bud” Bacot; her daughter, Linda Jane Bacot; her sons, Glynn Bacot;her second husband, Robert Boyd; her brother, John Rayborn Jr.; andtwo sisters, Jet Griffin and Margie Culotta.

Survivors are her daughters, Carolyn Page of San Diego, Calif.,and Patsy White and her husband, Larrye Joe White, of PassChristian; her son, Bobby Bacot Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Summit;her brothers, Jerry Rayborn Sr., and his wife, Jeanie, of Clifton,La., and Ted Rayborn, of McComb; 13 grandchildren; and 19great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Tim White, Joely White, Jerry Rayborn Jr., JeffRayborn, Joel Rayborn and Randy Bacot.

Honorary pallbearers are Everette Price, Ric Thames, JimmyDecanter and Tom Weber.

The family wanted to express their deepest appreciation to thefamily and friends who have extended love and support to theirmother throughout her life and especially during her illness.

“Our mother, Maude Bacot, is a “lady of all ladies.” She loveswithout condition her children, her 13 grandchildren, her 19great-grandchildren, her brothers and sisters, their children,their grandchildren, all the cousins, all the spouses, and even allthe ex-spouses.”

She was a pillar of her family. Her huge circle of family lovedher and they will truly miss the beauty of her blue-eyed smile, herwords of love, wisdom, comfort, encouragement, and concern. Sheshowed her love to all. “We know that she is the new bright andshining angle in God’s glorious Heaven. We love you so much,Mama.”