Marie May Lofton

Published 12:29 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

Nov. 20, 1946 – Jan. 9, 2024

MAGEE, MS – Marie May Lofton of Natchez, MS passed away peacefully sleeping on Jan. 9, 2024, with her husband at her side. Born Marie A’Linda May in Magee, MS to Billy Green and Mary May. She was active on her family farm in Simpson County and loved to tell stories of her job cutting thistles in the pasture, going to town once a month, and her grandparents, HillTop Dairy. She attended Copiah Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, MS where she met her husband, Jackie. Marie was a CoLin Colette who performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1965. Her Colette friends, now known as CoLin Cuties, dared her to walk Jackie Lofton off the football field after a game – She did. They married in 1966.

Before she retired, she managed the Natchez Mall. She took great pride in making sure the Mall looked amazing for all holidays. She managed to have Santa and his reindeer at the mall.

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She was preceded in death by her son, John Lofton; son-in-law, Jeff McCranie and her parents, Billy Green and Mary May.

She is survived by her husband, Jackie of 57 years; her daughter, Allyson, son-in-law, Greg Hollier of Longview, TX; her grandsons, Cain and Dylan Hollier of Arnaudville, LA; brother, James May of Magee; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Ronnie Rushing of Natchez; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to give a special thank you to her caregivers at Adams County Nursing and Compassus Hospice.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at Laird Funeral Home in Natchez from 5 until 7 p.m. Graveside services will be Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Goodwater Baptist Church in Magee, MS. Her cousin Randy Ainsworth will oversee the services for the family.

Pallbearers will be Cain Hollier, Stan Sims, Chris Sims, Jon Sims, Ron Rushing, and Justin Griffith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Rushing, Julius Cotton, Lamar Spinks, and Greg Hollier.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.