Geneva "Neva" (Worthy) Walton

TUPELO – Geneva Worthy ""Neva"" Walton died Monday, June 2, 2014, at her residence in Tupelo after a prolonged illness. She was born in Monroe County to the late James Vardaman and Johnnie Mae Conwill Worthy. She lived much of her adult life in Lee County and was employed by Reed's Department Store where she was a buyer and worked in the women's clothing department. Neva lived an interesting and exciting life, was a good Mother, a good grandmother and the best wife a man could ask for. A spirited and happy person, she was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Neva was considered to have more projects going for family and friends than the WPA had in the 1930s.
A master homemaker, her idea of housekeeping was perfection and neatness. She dressed to the nines and leaves a legacy of warmth and encouragement for friends and family to emulate for generations.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with David Brevard, Amy Phipps, Claude Clayton, Lisa Lippincott and Marsha Donaldson sharing their reflections. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in Holland-Tupelo Chapel Reception Room, with refreshments.
Survivors include her husband, Walt Walton of Tupelo; her children, James E. ""Jim"" Wiygul (Lisa) of Tupelo, Phillip Marcus ""Mark"" Wiygul of Moore, Okla., Jeffrey Scott ""Jeff"" Wiygul (Rachel) of Birmingham Ridge Community, Walt Walton (Lynn) of Saltillo and April W. Duffel of Bartlett, Tenn.; five grandchildren who knew her affectionately as Monie, James Coleman ""Cole"" Wiygul, William Jess Wiygul, Jeffrey Scott Wiygul John Dillion Wiygul and James Wiygul.; three great-grandchildren, Mae Marie Wiygul, William Kaiser Wiygul and Hunter Coleman Wiygul; her caregivers and special friends, Deloris, Linda, Tonya, Jeanette and Brenda and her remaining Sanctuary Home Health friends; and her beloved doctors, Ken Harvey, M.D., Deanna White M.D. and Neal Martin, D.M.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and the father of her Wiygul sons, James E. ""Pistol"" Wiygul; and a sister, Mary Jean Creely.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made to Sanctuary Hospice, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 389802.
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Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 840-5000

Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on June 8, 2014