Meridian Star

October 10, 2012

Ruby Mazell Pilgrim


The Meridian Star

PHILADELPHIA —    Services for Ruby Mazell Pilgrim will be held Friday, at 10 a.m., at DeKalb Christ Assembly Church with Rev. Steven Lockley and Rev. Grady “Jimmy” Hunter officiating. Burial will be in McLain Chapel Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Pilgrim, 89, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in DeKalb. She was born and reared in Neshoba County and made her home in Kemper County most of her adult life. Mrs. Pilgrim was a founding member of DeKalb Christ Assembly Church. She was retired owner and operator of Pilgrim’s Foodliner and Pilgrim’s Furniture in DeKalb.

    Survivors include her daughters: Shirley Pilgrim McKee of Philadelphia, and Brenda Pilgrim Lockley of DeKalb; son, William Mike Pilgrim of DeKalb; grandchildren: Tabby McKee Winstead, Lesia McKee Hays, Will McKee, Brandie Goldman Penrose, Justin Goldman, William Andrew Pilgrim, and Mandy Pilgrim Christensen; eight great-grandchildren; and, one great-great-grandson.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Preacher” Pilgrim; and a son-in-law, Willis McKee.

    Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the funeral home.