Maurice Francis Syms

June 20, 1938 - October 31, 2013

Maurice Francis Syms

June 20, 1938 - October 31, 2013


Why order flowers through us?

Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations

Place a Donation

The gift of giving

We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:

Obituary for Maurice Francis Syms

Ripley, Mississippi--- Mr. Maurice Francis Syms 75, passed away October 31, 2013 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Syms was born on June 20, 1938 to Maurice Francis, Sr. and Ruby Lee Crosby Syms in Savannah, GA: He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a self-employed bulldozer operator and a former truck driver for Big M Trucking.

He is survived by: His wife: Betty Jean Alexander Syms of Ripley, MS: Two daughters: Kitty Whitehead (Ricky) and Donna Morales all of Ripley, MS: One son: Maurice Syms of Ripley, MS: Three sisters: Thelma Lee Kary of North Dakota: Debra Sue Burke of Savannah, GA: Clara Edna Newman of North Dakota: One brother: James Vernon Syms of Savannah, GA: 11 grandchildren: Amberly Tidwell, Dusty Syms, Sarah Whitehead, Jeffery Robbins, Megan Robbins, Jachob Robbins, Aubrey Syms, Alex Morales, Lili Morales, Luca Morales, Maury Syms: 7 Great-Grandchildren: Allie Tidwell, Jordan Syms, Peyton Tidwell, Logan Syms, Porter Odom, Frankie Syms, Braxton Sanford:

He was preceded in death by: His Parents: Two sisters: Shirley Ann Copeland and Margaret Irma Syms: One brother: Lawrence Syms:

Pallbearers will be: Bobby Benefield, Wayne Taylor, Eric Ross, Jeremy Tidwell, Bo Bursi, Licho Morales:

Honorary pallbearers will be: Peter Smith, Dwayne Jordan, Michael Miller:

Send a gesture of sympathy to Maurice Francis Syms's family

Brought to you by

  • 206 North Commerce Street
    Ripley, MS

Help & Healing Resources

In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.