Sylvia Ruth Thigpen, age 59, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on October 17, 1951 in Pensacola Florida to the late Johnny & Mattie Ruth McCreary. She attended Magnolia High School and was a proud and active member of the Magnolia Alumni Association (class of 1968).
Sylvia was the owner and director of Merry-Go-Round Daycare in Moss Point, MS for over 30 years. She devoted her life to the children of the community, and she remained dedicated to educating the youth of Jackson County.
Her church home was New Covenant Community Ministries, pastured by Jerry Thompson and Bishop Houston Cunningham. She was a devoted choir member and worked with the youth there as well.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia was predeceased by her brother Kenneth McCreary and her grandmother Luretta B. Smith.
She is survived by her husband, James W. Thigpen, Sr; children, James W. (Regine)Thigpen, Jr. , Derrick Thigpen and Jameka Thigpen; four grandchildren, Taylor Thigpen, Sabien Thigpen, Emery Thigpen and Dylan Thigpen; 1 aunt, Mary Long; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Monday, June 13, 2011 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 4600 Main Street, Moss Point, MS. Viewing will begin two hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, MS