Myrtle Evelyn Hill Fairchild was born August 9th, 1923 to Will Mayo and Dovie Voyles Mayo and passed away February 23, 2021. She grew up in North MS and married Henry Hill during World War II. She and her family lived and farmed in North MS before moving to Jackson, MS in the early 60’s.
She had a green thumb and enjoyed working in her yard, flower beds, and vegetable garden. She liked preserving vegetables from her garden for her family to use.
She loved visiting with family but was always anxious to return home where she seemed happiest.
Myrtle was a strong independent lady and was able to live alone until about two weeks ago.
She was preceded in death by husbands Henry R. Hill of Clinton, MS and D. J. Fairchild of Brandon, MS; daughter Linda Joyce Hamilton; and grandson Ronald David Douell.
She was survived by son Charles Hill (Odessa) of Mountain View AR; daughters Doris Welch of Brandon, MS, Mary Mulligan (Joe) of Clinton, MS, Betty Fairchild of Brandon, MS, Elizabeth Leslie (Ed) of Long Beach, MS; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 1 grandson.
Visitation will be at Breeland Funeral Home on Friday, February 26, 2021 beginning at 9:00 am followed by a service in the chapel at 11:00 am. Graveside services will follow at Clinton Cemetery.
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