Mary Scott Mayberry – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper


May 19, 1923 – July 28, 2022

NATCHEZ – The funeral of Mary Scott Mayberry, 99, of Natchez, who died on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Natchez will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Roderick Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow at Leesdale Cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Friday, August 5, 2022 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral. Masks are mandatory.

Mary was born May 19, 1923 in Adams County, the daughter of Laura Scott and Quitman Scott. She attended school and was a retired housekeeper. Ms. Mayberry was a member of the New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess. Mary enjoyed cooking, cleaning and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband, Claudy Mayberry; his parents and 12 siblings.

Mary leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Jerry Dean Clayton (Autry); one brother, Everette Scott of Savannah, GA; three sisters, Gennie V. Malone, Laurie Watts and Elizabeth Green (Rev. Q.); two grandsons, Autry “Dripper” Clayton, Jr. (Constance) and Claude Clayton, Sr. (Mariam); six great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Autry III, Brittany, Claude, Jr., Curtis and Nia; a great-great-granddaughter, Madison Bates and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and special friends.

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