Twila Lavelle Dye

January 3, 1932 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 89)

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Twila Dye

Shannon-Twila Lavelle Wade Dye, 89, departed this life after a 2 week bout with Covid 19.  Twila was born on January 3, 1932 in the Mount Vernon Community of Lee County to the late Edward Watson Wade and Malinda Mae Banister Wade.  She grew up there and graduated from Belden High School and attended Itawamba Junior College.  She and Shelby Ray Dye married on May 13, 1952, a marriage of 62 years before his death in 2014.  Twila served as a secretary- bookkeeper most of her working life and spent her last couple decades working for the Board of Health.   Twila and Ray were longtime members of the Verona United Methodist Church where she served as pianist for many years.  After they returned to the farm in Brewer, she became a beloved member of the Brewer United Methodist Church where she was active in all its activities.  Twila loved gospel music and was an accomplished pianist.  Not only did she enjoy playing, she enjoyed hearing gospel music instrumentally or sung. An avid conversationalist, Twila loved the farm she lived on, enjoyed gardening and all her flowers, cross stitching and tatting.

A memorial service will be Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. with visitation beginning at 10:00at Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Brewer United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1, Shannon, MS. 38868.

Twila is survived by her son, Kenneth Dye and his wife, Pati of Paris, Tx; a sister, Mavis Wade Slaton (Jack) of Laurel; a brother, Frank Wade (Ann) of West Point; a host of nieces, nephews and their families.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray and her son, Phillip who died in 2004.

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Memorial Service

December 4, 2021

10:30 AM
Tupelo Chapel of Holland, Belden Cemetery


December 4, 2021

10:00 PM to 10:30 AM
Holland – Tupelo Chapel
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

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