Eunice Marie Plunkett Slayton, 83, of Huntsville, AL formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday (September 23, 2020) at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral service for Mrs. Slayton will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Grandson Jonah Stevenson and Rev. Johnny Minick officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 4 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Slayton She was born on June 15, 1937 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Lundy Jackson and Josie Aline Thrasher Plunkett.
Mrs. Slayton enjoyed spending time with her family and was a dedicated homemaker. She was known as a loving wife, mother, and Granny. Eunice was well known for her chicken and dressing, dumplings, and coconut cake. She was of the Church of God faith.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 64 years, Billy Gerald Slayton; son, Tab (Vicky) Slayton; daughters, Anita (Kenneth) Williams and Melanie (Gerry) Stevenson, all of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Jonah Stevenson, Josie Stevenson, Erica (Nick) Brannon, and Dustan (Melissa) Williams; great-grandchildren, Libby and Jolee Williams; siblings, Jewell Jones of Florence, AL, Kenneth (Jolee) Plunkett of Ardmore, AL, Joe (Sandra) Plunkett of Belvidere, TN, and Paskel Plunkett of Hazel Green, AL; and brother-in-law, Randall Slayton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Jay Plunkett, Ray Plunkett, Adell Plunkett, and Wilma Quick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Eunice Marie Plunkett Slayton.