Mamie Walston Bice

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 12, 2013

FERRIDAY — Graveside services for Mamie Walston Bice, 94, who died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Camelot Leisure Living in Ferriday will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Highland Park Cemeter in Sicily Island under the direction of Comer Funeral Home.

There will be a celebration of her life at her daughters home in Vidalia at 4 p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Bice was born Oct. 17, 1918, the daughter of John and Ella Mason Walston.

Email newsletter signup

She worked as a secretary of South Central Benn and retired from the Bank of the Southwest in Houston. Mrs. Brice loved working in her yard, loved music and loved to dance. She was always full of energy and life and was very generous. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Bice was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruby Ratcliff and Dell Grainger; and three brothers, Willie Walston, J. E. Walston and Loyd Walston.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Tipton Emfinger and husband, Barry, of Vidalia and Gwen Sweeden of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jason Tipton of VIdalia, Carol Sweeden McGehee and husband, Jim, of Natchez, Tommy Sweeden and Raymond Sweeden, both of Knoxville; three great-grandchildren, Natalie Sweeden Kimbrow and Anna Sweeden, both of Knoxville and Damon Tipton of Vidalia; two sisters, Grace Rodriquez and husband, Johnny, of Metarie, La. and Pat Medina and husband, Tony, of Kenner, La.; two brothers, Billy Walston and wife, Kay, of Abita Springs, La. and Larry Walston and wife, Martha, of Sicily Island.

Pallbearers will be Jason Tipton, Jim McGehee, Barry Emfinger, Johnny Rodriquez, Larry Walston and Billy Walston.

A special thank you goes to the caregivers at Camelot Leisure Living and Camellia Hospice for the special care given to our loved one.

Online condolences may be sent to