Mary Alice Reid Baygents, 73, of Tickfaw, La., passed away at her home on June 28, 2020.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, La., 9 a.m. Thursday until services there at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Baygents Family Cemetery in Wayne County.

During the visitation and service, social distancing and wearing a face mask are strongly recommended.

She was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Tylertown. Mary and her husband Henry owned Baygents Grocery in Tickfaw for 17 years. She was a hardworking woman who loved her five children and was like a mom to the whole community. Mary loved playing bingo, watching all kinds of games shows and reading novels. More than anything, Mary loved being with her family. Though she could be stubborn at times, she was loved by so many and will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alton Baygents; parents, Percy and Florence Sandifer Reid; siblings, O.D. Reid, Katy Reid, Virginia Tramonte, Myrtle Creel, O.B. Reid, and Percy Anthony Reid; and nephew, Tracey Reid.

Mary is survived by her children, Jason Baygents and wife Elizabeth, Travis Baygents and wife Agnes, Terry Baygents, Tommy Baygents and wife Heather, and Tina Purvis and husband Jacob; grandchildren, Beth, Becky, Travis “Bubba” Jr., Tiffany, Tyler, Hannah, Madison, Kristin, Emma, Ethan, Chelsey, Chris and Cassie; great-grandchildren, Henry, Brennan, Brayden, Raylynn, Greyson, and Abigail; sister, Faye Reid (Ray); and numerous nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.

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