Sylvia Jane McGuffie Baylot


Sylvia Jane McGuffie Baylot
local pastor

VICKSBURG — Sylvia Jane McGuffie Baylot died Jan. 9, 2009 at her residence.

Services were held Jan. 12 at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial followed at Green Acres Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Scott Vinzant, Mike Carlysle, Justin Vinzant, Nathan Baylot, Kenny Tackett, Hunter Vinzant and Scotty McClellan. Honorary pallbearers were Jennie Lynne Palmer, Ann Henley, Beth Butler, Debbie Bosarge, Nan Smith, Janelle Nicholson, Morine Woltering and Jeremy Kenny.

Mrs. Baylot was born in Roseville, Mich., and had been a resident of Vicksburg most of her life. She was a graduate of Culkin Academy, class of 1958. She was pastor of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Yazoo City and served as youth and children’s minister in various churches in the Vicksburg area. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club and Civitan Club.

She was active in the Mississippi Methodist Cursillo and Karios. She held special her friends and Pleasant Hill Church family and Wednesday women’s Bible study.

Mrs. Baylot was preceded in death by a son, Robert Vinzant; her parents, R.W. and Mary Ethel McGuffie; and a brother, John McGuffie.

Survivors include: husband, Erwin A. Baylot Sr. of Vicksburg; sons Will Vinzant and Patrick Vinzant, both of Vicksburg; stepsons Alex Baylot of Vicksburg and Skip Jackson of St. Louis; daughter Polly Vinzant of Vicksburg; stepdaughters Cindy Vanderberry of Vicksburg, Kathy Cregar of Fort Myers, Fla., and Delana Jackson; sisters Pauline Sheffield of Vicksburg and Nancy Critelli of Nashville; brother Gary McGuffie of Lewisburg, W.VA..; and 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.