Mary Alice Reid Baygents, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the age of 73. She was born on October 2, 1946, in Tylertown, Mississippi. Mary and her husband, Henry, owned Baygents Grocery in Tickfaw for 17 years. She was a hardworking woman, who loved her 5 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.

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.

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.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Thursday, July 2nd from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

A Funeral Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond on Thursday at 11:00 am.

Graveside service will follow on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Baygents Family Cemetery in Wayne County, Mississippi.

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

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