Gay Janet (Stutts) Marsalis

September 1, 1939February 21, 2021

Gay Janet Stutts Marsalis, 81, of Pearl, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 10:00am until 12:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. The funeral service will follow at 12:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Burial will take place at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl. Officiating will be Rev. Dennis Ellingburg. Musicians will be organist Beverly Abernathy and vocalist Rita Harris. Serving as pallbearers are Dustin Herrington, Russell Herrington, Randy Herrington, Johnie Herrington, David Hensarling, and Randy Stutts.

She was born on September 1, 1939 in Fairbanks, Louisiana to the late Julian Augustus Stutts and Annie Juwel Junther Stutts. She worked for several years as a secretary at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Mrs. Marsalis was a member of Paul Truitt Baptist Church in Pearl. In her free time, she enjoyed bowling and was very good at it. She also could be found cheering on her favorite sports teams on the television, the New Orleans Saints being one of them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her dear husband, Walter Marsalis; daughter, Amy Scott; grandchildren, Jordan Lee and Julia Brown; great-grandchildren, Annabelle Lee, Emerson Lee, Silas Brown, and Lorelei Brown; and a number of beloved extended family members.

Mrs. Marsalis will be deeply missed by many.


  • Walter Marsalis, Husband
  • Amy Scott, Daughter
  • Jordan Lee, Grandchild
  • Julia Brown, Grandchild
  • Annabelle Lee, Great-Grandchild
  • Emerson Lee, Great-Grandchild
  • Silas Brown, Great-Grandchild
  • Lorelei Brown, Great-Grandchild
  • a number of beloved extended family members.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Gay Janet (Stutts) Marsalis

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Barney McCann

February 25, 2021

I worked with Gay in the X-Ray Department at the old Baptist Hospital in Jackson in 1967-68. She was warm, pleasant, fun, person, and a dedicated worker. I enjoyed knowing her and doing the department work we shared. The years passed and we lost touch. Johnson introduced her to me as his wife at the Pearl High School 50th Reunion (Class of 1960 in 2010. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Sam Clifton

February 25, 2021

Gay was so supportive when I lost my wife , her sister almost a year ago. She would help you in anyway she could which showed you what a kind heart she had. Our hearts go out to Johnson and the family along with our prayers. Will miss you gay

Laura Sermons

February 24, 2021

Ms. Gay was always such a sweet lady and always smiling ! She will be missed by her friends at Truitt Memorial Baptist Church. Prayers for her family and friends.

Erma Gay Jones

February 24, 2021

Cheerful, friendly, and kind are some words describing Gay. I am so fond of her and Johnson. We will miss her.

Lynda2 Byrd

February 23, 2021

Gay was a sweet lady! I am so glad I got to bowl on the Same league on Wednesdays! She always came by and Greeted everyone one! Oh! She will be missed!
Lynda and Billy Ray Byrd

Teresa McMillan

February 23, 2021

I bowled with Gay. She & her husband both , very kind people.
Gay was very outgoing. Gay was always happy & had a smile on her face. Her family has my deepest heartfelt sympathy & I am praying for you as you deal with the loss of such a Special Lady. 🙏
Teresa McMillan