Obituary of Eleanor Mae Day
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On Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 3:55 a.m. Eleanor Mae Day was called to her heavenly home. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was 78 years old. Eleanor grew up in Steele, Alabama before making her permanent residence with her husband in Ragland, Alabama. Eleanor and Hoyt were married on July 15, 1961, and raised four children working tirelessly to provide opportunities for them in life. Despite her city girl raising, Eleanor became an amazing homemaker and housewife, making her girls clothes, gardening, and spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking meals for her family and those she loved. She was a devoted wife and constant guide to her children always providing support and love to her family. She taught her children to trust in the Lord and stay in church. She was truly a Psalm 31 woman. At a very young age, Eleanor studied and became a skilled pianist performing in many recitals. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Ragland where she served as the pianist for over three decades. She served as a Sunday school teacher and friend to so many. She was the pianist for the church quartet that traveled from church to church singing southern gospel. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Hoyt Day, to whom she was married for 49 years; parents, Jolly Marvin Headrick and Crystal Lavelle Whitten Headrick; son-in-law, Larry Taylor; sister, Eloise Hubbard; brother Jerry Headrick; and her in-laws, Noah and Sythia Day. Eleanor is survived by her four children, Darlene (Bill) Lindsey, Denise Bonin, Rebecca Day, and Milford (Nancy) Day; eleven grandchildren, Russell, Mallory (Devane), Adam, Ananias, Naomi, Daryl, Blake, Lindsey(Ricky), Lauren (Aaron), Riley ( Lauren), Hunter ( Macayla); seventeen great-grandchildren, Brody, Dylan, Korbyn, Zaiden, Ezra, Kylie, Scarlett, Raelin, Cadence, Thomas Jr, Alayna, Maleah, Lucy, baby girl Jackson on the way, Tripp, Knox, and Brax; sister-in-law, Peggy Headrick; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services for Eleanor will be held at Fairview Baptist Church in Ragland on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm, with Reverend Stanley Layton and Russell Bean officiating. Pallbearers are Daryl Taylor, Blake Taylor, Riley Riley Day, Hunter Day, Greg Bice, and Wayne Layton. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Lindsey, Devane Brewster, Aaron Jackson, Braxton Day, and Ricky Day. Her children want to thank everyone who has prayed for momma and our family. Special gratitude to Linda St. John and the staff at The Village in Cook Springs, Dr. Jotani, and Comfort Care Hospice. Condolences may be offered online at www.usreyfuneralhome.com. Usrey Funeral Home of Pell City is assisting the family.
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