Mary Wilson Love Profilet

Published 3:39 pm Friday, May 10, 2024

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Mary Wilson Love Profilet, age 83, peacefully departed this life on May 6, 2024, in Grenada, Mississippi.

Mary Wilson Love Profilet

Preceding her in passing were her husband of 40 years, Dr. William B. Profilet, Jr., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. (Spec) Wilson. Cherishing her memory are her children, Amy Love McGill (Ken) of Madison, Mississippi, Virginia Love of Atlanta, Ben Profilet III (Mackenzie) of Gluckstadt, Mississippi, her grandchild, Grace Love McGill of Madison, Mississippi, her brother Chris Wilson of Laurel, Mississippi, niece Elizabeth Wilson Harris (Brett) of Laurel, Mississippi, and her adored great nephews, Wagner and Elliott Harris.

Mary’s journey began in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before she settled in Laurel, Mississippi, where she graduated from Laurel High School and pursued studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. An epitome of the Southern belle, she gracefully traversed life in Laurel, Mississippi, Russellville, Alabama, Andalusia, and Grenada, Mississippi. Her community involvement knew no bounds, as she dedicated herself to various pursuits, from the local Episcopal church to garden clubs and arts leagues.

However, Mary’s heart belonged to her family above all else. Whether through weekend visits, holiday gatherings, or daily phone calls, she cherished every moment with her loved ones. A forced Ole Miss fan, she loved watching football in the fall and winter and baseball and golf all spring and summer with her sports-crazy husband. She was an avid reader, lover of mysteries and investigation shows, music, and art, and an incredible hostess, homemaker, and bird watcher.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to dear friend and caregiver, Sarah Smith Moore, Miracle Moore, the exceptional caregivers from Providence Companion Care, nurse Josh Simmons, and the numerous family members and close friends for all their love and support.  Mary will be forever missed, but the legacy of love, life, family, and friendship leave an impact on all the lives she touched.  Her family takes comfort in knowing that she has been joined by the family of angels that went before her.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m., at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel, Mississippi for both Dr. William and Mary Profilet. Immediately following, the family will host family and friends at the Laurel Country Club.  In place of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the French Camp Academy, New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Grenada, Mississippi, or the charity of your choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, Mississippi, at 662-307-2694.