Maxine McNeil Chesnut

Maxine McNeil Chesnut, 86, of Bay Springs, Mississippi, died Monday, December 31, 2018 at her home. She was born Friday, April 1, 1932 in Bay Springs, Mississippi.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs in Bay Springs, Mississippi. Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery. Rev. Will Overstreet officiated. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs was in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Roena Montgomery McNeil; her son, Keith Ray Chesnut; her daughter, Cheryl Ann Chesnut Read; and her brother, Arthur McNeil.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Ray Chesnut, Jr. of Bay Springs, MS; grandchildren, Lindsey Brown (Dave) of Warner Robbins, GA; Clarissa Welch (Matt) of Brandon, MS; Melissa Overstreet (Will) of Conway, ARK; Courtney Currie (Kendrick) of Laurel, MS; Rhys Read of Raleigh, MS; great-grandchildren, Tate Currie and Layne Currie; daughter-in-law, Betty Chesnut of Laurel, MS; son-in-law, Ron Read (Lisa) of Ellisville, MS.

Pallbearers were Rhys Read, Ron Read, Kendrick Currie, Haskins Montgomery, Matt Welch, and Dave Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Tanner Rea and Rene Read.   

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