Thelma S. Stockstill
Thelma Louise "Pinky" Smith Stockstill of Picayune, Mississippi died peacefully at home on November 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Ernest and Helen Juanita Smith of Derby, Mississippi. Visitation will be held at the family residence on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Following the visitation, a private graveside service will be held at New Palestine Cemetery.
For more than thirty years Mrs. Stockstill was entrusted with the Cradle Roll babies at First Baptist Church of Picayune. She was currently a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Picayune.
She was an active member of the Picayune Junior Auxiliary. Mrs. Stockstill was not only instrumental in bringing the New Orleans Symphony annually to our local schools, but also was also involved in implementing the yearly Scoliosis Screening program.
A two time breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Stockstill was a wealth of support for other breast cancer patients and actively participated in Relay for Life as well as other cancer recovery programs.
Mrs. Stockstill is survived by her husband of fifty eight years, Douglas Dale Stockstill and her two daughters, Kandy Stockstill Sims (Joseph Kirkland) of Jackson, Mississippi, and Susan Stockstill Toler, of New Orleans. She was a loving Grandmother to Jonathan Mark Toler (Kristen) of Picayune, Joseph Kirkland Sims, Jr. (Caroline) of Jackson, Mary Katherine Sims Whelan, (Joshua Patrick) of Oxford, and Claire Douglas Sims of Jackson. Her great grandchildren are: James Emerson Toler, John Patrick Whelan, Mamie Myer Whelan, and Evelyn Gayle Sims.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on Nov. 20, 2013