Corine Mays Sutton

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Corine Mays Sutton was born May 13, 1936, in Dumas. She was the daughter of Bill Harris and Beatrice Williams.Her family moved to Blytheville in December 1954. Corine was 18 years old. Corine lived in Blytheville for the past 64 years. Corine married Leroy Sutton in June 1972. She remained married until her passing Feb. 15, 2019. They enjoyed a life of loving family, lots of travel and ministry.

She was very devoted and dedicated to her family and friends, but more so to Christ in the early 1970s answering her call to discipleship. Faithfully witnessing and winning souls for the Kingdom of Christ. Corine swept all through Blytheville and the bootheel of Missouri. Winning many souls for Christ until her health failed. Kingdom work was her greatest passion. Corine was very loving and compassionate woman of God, with a unique and special bond with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Harris and Beatrice Williams, her siblings, Elnora Hudson, Jesse Nelson, Richard Nelson Jr., Earlene Nelson, James Nelson and Darrin Nelson.

She leaves to cherish her fun memories, her husband Leroy Sutton, her three daughters, Liz (Melvin) Sanders of Jonesboro, Ida Long of Atlanta, Ga., Angela Baxter of Ghana Africa; five sons, Henry (Lillie) Mays of Blytheville, Archie (Angela) Mays of Fort Worth, Texas, Robert Farmer of Steele, Mo., Micheal Farmer of Jonesboro, and also Ronnie Farmer and Joyce Howard of Jonesboro.

Corine also leaves behind her siblings whom she loved very much. One sister, Carol Nelson of Kennett Mo.; seven brothers, Tommie Isom of St. Louis, Mo., Tollie Jones of Garner, N.C., Robert (Wilmer) Nelson of Denver, Colo.,, Noble (Pat) Nelson of Braggs City, Mo., J.W. Nelson of Steele, Mo., LW (Francine) Nelson of Randallstown, Md., and Willie Nelson of Sikeston, Mo.

The visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and the funeral service will follow at noon. Both services will be held at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church 809 E Main, Blytheville.

Funeral services entrusted to Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home, 530 Lumerate St.