Sylvia Jane McGuffie Baylot

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 12, 2009

Sylvia Jane McGuffie Baylot died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at her residence in Vicksburg.

Mrs. Baylot was born in Roseville, Mich., and had been a resident of Vicksburg most of her life. She was a graduate of Culkin Academy, class of 1958. She was pastor of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church in Yazoo City and served as youth and children’s minister in various churches in the Vicksburg area. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club and Civitan Club.

Mrs. Baylot was preceded in death by a son, Robert Vinzant; a daughter, Angela Vinzant; her parents, R.W. and Mary Ethel McGuffie; and a brother, John McGuffie.

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Special recognition goes to the Cursillo group, Kario’s group, all her friends and Pleasant Hill Church family and Wednesday women’s Bible study.

She is survived by her husband, Erwin A. Baylot Sr. of Vicksburg; sons Will Vinzant and Patrick Vinzant, both of Vicksburg; stepsons Alex Baylot of Vicksburg and Skip Jackson of St. Louis; daughter Polly Vinzant of Vicksburg; stepdaughters Cindy Vanderberry of Vicksburg, Kathy Cregar of Fort Myers, Fla., and Delana Jackson; sisters Pauline Sheffield of Vicksburg and Nancy Critelli of Nashville; brother Gary McGuffie of Lewisburg, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were this morning at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Scott Vinzant, Mike Carlysle, Justin Vinzant, Nathan Baylot, Kenny Tackett, Hunter Vinzant and Scotty McClellan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jennie Lynne Palmer, Ann Henley, Beth Butler, Debbie Bosarge, Nan Smith, Janelle Nicholson, Morine Woltering and Jeremy Kenny.