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Mary Joyce Wallace Fairchild

Funeral services for Mary Joyce Wallace Fairchild, of Brookhaven, are today, Feb. 16, 2017, at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) at 1 p.m. with burial at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Laurel at 4 p.m. Bro. Greg Warnock will officiate.

Visitation will be today, Feb. 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fairchild, 81, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Mississippi Care Center in Morton with her loving family by her side. She was born April 1, 1935, in McComb, to Lowery and Rena Freeman Wallace. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven. She was a homemaker and enjoyed growing flowers, shopping, music and spending time with her family. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Leo Fairchild; infant daughter; and brothers, Melvin Wallace, Eugene Wallace and Edmond Wallace.

Survivors are her daughter, Hilda Fairchild Cox and husband Ray, of Pelahatchie; sons, Richard Fairchild and wife Pam, of Madison, and Leonard Fairchild and wife Kathy, of Bogue Chitto; grandchildren, Angie Evans Johnson and husband Kurt, Derrick Evans and wife Hannah, Melanie Fairchild Roberts, Megan Fairchild Blair and husband Dejay, and Wendy Fairchild; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers are Wayne Wallace, Mitchell Wallace, Gary Wallace, Chris Wallace, Derrick Evans and Dylan Jones.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Mississippi Care Center in Morton.

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