Civic Woman's Club Pilgrimage-- Home of Jerry and Amanda Foxworth
Darlene C. Adams --CWC Reporter
The 35th Annual GFWC-MFWC Civic Woman's Club of Picayune Christmas Pilgrimage Scholarship Fundraiser. As customary, the club’s Pilgrimage will have three homes and one church for the 2022 Pilgrimage Dec. 3 from 2-6 p.m. The tickets are $10 in advance from a CWC member, MeLinda's Fine Gifts, and $15 at the door, sold only at the three homes. No tickets sold at the church.
Home of Jerry and Amanda Foxworth
89 F Z Goss Road
Picayune, MS 39466
The home of Jerry and Amanda Foxworth is a new house with an old soul. So many people have been part of their story, it was a blessing to be able to include so many of them in the building and praying that made this home. The home was completed in 2021 by Amanda’s uncle Derwin Whitfield of Heritage Homes as his final new construction project before retirement, it serves as the working
farmhouse for Foxworth Farms.
The house embodies the family’s goals of providing a comfortable place
to gather surrounded by things that represent loved ones past and present.
As you enter the wooded drive, you are greeted by the open spaces of Pearl River County pastureland. The pastures and hay fields are part of Foxworth Farms, a working beef cattle farm. The house is located near the front of the property where the porches and windows offer some of the best sunset views around.
The fireplace mantle was cut from a tree on the Foxworth family farm in Marion County, Mississippi. If you look closely, you will find nails embedded in the walnut from the fence of which the tree was once part. The living room tree is decorated with ornaments the family has collected as souvenirs of trips and special moments over the last 20 years. Displayed on the adjacent wall is a
collection of photographs taken on some of those same trips. A dresser in the dining area showcases photos of Amanda’s grandparents and great grandparents as well as a composite photo of the Mississippi House of Representatives that included Jerry’s grandfather, Jerome M Foxworth. Amanda’s
nutcracker collection is also located in the dining room.
The back porch provides a place for the family to watch Mississippi State football while enjoying the fall sunsets. It has already hosted family and friends in the past year and will continue in the years to come.
The master suite contains more family photos and keepsakes. A quilt made by Linda Reeves from shirts belonging to Amanda’s grandfather Lavern Pigott rests on the foot of the bed, while quilts made by her grandmother Eunice Wise Pigott wait in a corner for cooler weather. The tree in the bedroom is decorated with hallmark ornaments collected by Amanda’s mother, LaJuan Pigott.
The second story of the house belongs to the children. At the top of the stairs, you will find a collection of the family’s musical instruments. Trumpets, trombones, and guitars played by the family are displayed in the window. To the left of the stairs is a small library and reading area.
The children’s rooms reflect their personalities. Audrey is a student athlete with an interest in art and drawing. Mae Ellen is all things sparkly and glittery. Her room showcases a canopy bed that belonged to Amanda’s great grandmother. Jobe’s bedroom showcases his interest in military history, music, and the outdoors.