Wilbur Tyler-Clay

Published 10:51 am Thursday, October 21, 2021

Funeral services for Wilbur Tyler-Clay are to be held on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Family Life Church with Rev. Betty Tyler officiating; interment shall follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Visitation shall be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 in the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with facial coverings and social distancing while inside the building.

Clay passed away on Friday, Oct. 15 in the St. Dominic Hospital following a brief illness. She was 84.  She was school teacher having taught in the Vicksburg Warren School System from 1967 until 1994.  She was a member of the Family Life Church, former member of the Les Souers Charmantes Social and Civic Club, the retired teachers association, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Tyner Ford Post #213.

She was preceded in death by her parents Willard and Alma Rhodes Tyler, Sr.; her brothers Willard Tyler, Jr., Maxwell Tyler, Sr.; her sister Dr. Leila Tyler Sanders and her husband G.T. Clay.

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She is survived by her son Jonathan W. Clay, Sr. of Vicksburg and her sister Dr. Diedre Tyler of Salt Lake City, Utah, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.