Mary Elizabeth Seay, age 89, passed from this life Friday, April 25, 2014 peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at Chipola Nursing Pavilion in Marianna. She was born in Orangeburg, S.C. on Dec. 20, 1924 to Fred Raymond and Mary Alice (Carson) Hutto. Mrs. Seay was married to the late Loyid Seay in 1943 and moved to Jackson County coming from South Carolina. She retired from the State after more than 30 years at Sunland Training Center and the Jackson House. She enjoyed her garden, flowers, and chickens. Mrs. Seay was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She was active in the church, singing in the choir, working with Vacation Bible School, and presenting Christmas and Easter programs. In addition to church activities, Mrs. Seay volunteered for several years at the Washington County Convalescent Home with Joann and Royce Hasty providing a song service. She always had a ready smile a mischievous twinkle in her eye. She loved the Lord and was a faithful servant.
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She is survived by her son, Thomas L. Seay and his wife Judy of Cottondale; two daughters, Martha Toole and the late Bobby of Cottondale, and Jennie Logan and husband Lou of Tallahassee; Nana, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, left a legacy of six grandchildren, Virginia Fleener, Josh Logan, Katie Clunan, Kim Lee, Gabe Logan, and Rachael Briggs, and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Robinson Officiating. Interment followed at the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church for the music program. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements.
Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main St.
Chipley, FL 32428
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 30, 2014