Minnie Rae Pigott
On July 2, 2010, after an extended illness, Minnie Rae Pigott passed from this world to her eternal home.
She was born February 15, 1919, in Dale County, Alabama, near Ozark, the seventh child of Jim and Nora Marley Jernegan. After graduating from Dale County High School in 1937, she was participating in her family’s enterprises when she met and wed Horris Pigott on July 16, 1940. Their union would last nearly 69 years.
After working and living throughout the Southeast, they established their home in Picayune, Mississippi in 1944. Minnie Rae was a homemaker and an active member of the Harmony Baptist Church and served over 60 years as a Sunday School teacher.
She enjoyed life, especially reading, cooking, fishing, doing crossword puzzles, and studying her Bible. She took special joy spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She will be remembered by all those around her, especially her family, for her wry wit, optimism, service, and love.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.J. Jernegan and Lenora Marley Jernegan, and her husband, James Horris Pigott.
She is survived by her five children, Nan (Robert) Scott of Picayune, Miss., Mary Jean (Joe) Navoy of Picayune, Miss., Bud (Claudia) Pigott of Foley, Ala., Charles (Jessica) Pigott of Tupelo, Miss., Larry (Liz) Pigott of Picayune, Miss., 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, her brother, James Jernegan of Skipperville, Ala., and her sister, Lenora Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Flat Top Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Braque Cutrer officiated at the service.
Obituary, Register Book can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.
The family requests donations be made to the James Horris and Minnie Rae Pigott Scholarship Fund at Pearl River Community College, or the Harmony Baptist Church.