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Friday June 21st, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Friday June 21st, 2019

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Emily Kay Wilbanks

Services for Emily Kay Wilbanks, 67 of Corinth are set for Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00pm at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2019 from 12:00pm until service time at the funeral home. Born July 10, 1951 in Greer, South Carolina, Kay passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at her home in Corinth. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of 1st Baptist Church of Corinth. Kay was a retired community service worker for Burnsville Headstart. She previously worked as a social worker for the Department of Human Resources in Alcorn Country, was a facility surveyor for the Medicaid Commission and a counselor of the Department of Rehab Services for the Blind in Jackson, MS., Carthage, MS. and Tupelo. Kay is survived by her husband of 32 years, Travis Wilbanks of Corinth; her sister, Cheryl Lynn Burnett Jones and husband John Paul of Whitesburg, GA; other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Ben E. Burnett and mother, Dorothy Beckham Burnett. Bro. Dennis Smith will officiate the service. In Lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Corinth/Alcorn Animal Shelter. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Emily Kay Wilbanks.

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We were so saddened to hear of Mrs. Kays sudden passing! Associating with her at Burnsville Headstart these past 3 years, as our grandchildren Aurora and Orion have attended, has been a blessing. She was always friendly and smiling. We know she will be terribly missed by all. Jan and Elbert Spoon

Jan Spoon Jun 22 2019 10:40 AM

As Kay's cousin, I will forever be glad that we reconnected after many years of not hearing from each other--but this also makes me feel even sadder that I will no longer be able to speak with her or receive any of her funny little pictures or cartoons. My deepest condolences to Travis and Lynne and the rest of the family! I know Kay is now in heaven with all those who she loved so much, and I pray that this knowledge will give everyone in the family comfort. Sincerely, Vikki Collison

vikki collison Jun 21 2019 2:18 AM

Travis, I'm so sorry about Kay. She was a dear friend. We worked together when I worked at the Welfare Department. Many years ago, I went with her to the old dog pound when it was downtown. She picked out a poodle that she had for years! She was such a kind, loving, sweet lady!!

Margaret D Houpt Jun 20 2019 5:07 PM

Aunt Kay I will miss you so much! Thank you for all the fond loving memories! Your loving neice Beth

Beth Forsythe Jun 19 2019 2:57 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Travis. Kay and I were high school and college buddies. I have such fond memories of her. My prayers are with you. Mary Harris Smith

Mary Harris Smith Jun 19 2019 1:05 AM

Kay was such a great friend and a devoted animal lover. I know she is reunited with her family, friends, and all the puppy dogs she has cared for over the years that have passed on before her. We often said all the dogs shes rescued over the years had won the lottery when they were adopted by her and Travis. Prayers for Travis and all their friends and family. We will truly miss Kay but know shes in Heaven for eternity. Joyce and Van Craft

Van Craft Jun 18 2019 9:23 PM