Mary Ellen (Rayford) Fleming

November 6, 1932 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 88)

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Mary Ellen Rayford Fleming, 88, a native of Plettenberg, Louisiana and a resident
of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family
on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home at 7221 Plank
Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on January 4th. Service
will take place at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2250 Main St., at 10:30
a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5th. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Miles D.
Walsh. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. She is survived by her five
daughters and three sons-in-law, Brenda and Mary Evelyn Fleming, Valencia and
Vincent Smith, Gena and Roosevelt Smith Jr., all of Baton Rouge, and Shirley
and Jehu Cox, Carmel, IN; five sons and five daughters-in-law, Carl and Terri,
Spring, TX, Corey and Shannon, Richmond, TX, Gary and Donita, Plano, TX,
Sheldon and Kendra, Decatur, GA, Eric and Bethlehem, Lithonia, GA; two sisters,
Elnora Comeaux, Bryan, TX, Leola Rayford, Springfield, MA; two brothers, Leon
(Lenora) Rayford and Ledell Rayford, both of St. Francisville, LA; one sister-in-
law, Lucille (Jacques) Brown; 13 grandchildren, Jasmine Burden, Basia, Kwesi,
Carl Jr., Isaiah and Camille Fleming, Lauren, Tyson, Jordan, and Ryan Smith,
Joshua, Zachary and Symone Cox; six great-grandchildren, Braylen Snerling,
Xander Ojong, Cullen Ross, Paris, Logan, and Kairo Mills, nieces, nephews, and a
host of family and friends. Preceded in death by her loving husband Eugene
Fleming, Sr., of 67 years; her eldest son John Rayford Fleming; her parents,
Andrew and Pearline Rayford; sisters, O'Delia Gilmore, Georgia Rayford,
Christine Rayford-Batiste; brother, Major Rayford. Special thanks to everyone
who helped us during this difficult time. Arrangements entrusted to Winnfield
Funeral Home.

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January 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Winnfield Funeral Home of Baton Rouge
7221 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811

Celebration of Life
January 5, 2021

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
2250 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Interment following funeral service
January 5, 2021

Roselawn Memorial Park
4045 North St,
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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