Services for Sylvia Sanford McDavid will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Parkway Funeral Home, Ridgeland.

She died on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the age of 82.

Visitation will begin at noon Thursday.

Mrs. McDavid was born in Philadelphia,  the daughter of W. H. and Bernice Sanford.  

She graduated from Philadelphia High School, Millsaps College and then Ole Miss School of Law at the age of 21.  

She married law school classmate, John Land McDavid, and moved to New Orleans in 1956.  

She and her family moved to Jackson in 1959 where she lived until her death.  

Mrs. McDavid was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.

 She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John Land McDavid; children John Sanford McDavid of Madison, Steve McDavid of Oxford and Holly Virden of Salt Lake City, Utah; also six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson or a charity of choice.