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Providence United Methodist Church
Friday May 24th, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am

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Mary Louise Elmore

SKENE - Mary Louise McMurry Elmore, age 81, of Skene, MS passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her home.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the Delta Heights Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cleveland, MS. Reverend Jimmy Breland and Reverend Terrell Stringer will officiate the services.

Mary Louise was born on March 19, 1938, to Odia D. and Lilla L. (Mayo) McMurry in Skene, MS. She worked for a few years at Baxter Laboratory yet her main focus most of her life was on taking care of her family. Mary Louise was a lifelong member of Skene Baptist Church. She enjoyed raising her kids and grandchildren. She also loved spending time in the yard working with flowers and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents Odia D. McMurry and Lilla L. Mayo McMurry, her husband of 60 years Robert David Elmore and a brother Clarence McMurry.

She is survived by Son, Gary G. (Beverly) Elmore of Skene, MS. Daughter, Janet Elmore Pearson of Skene, MS.  Two granddaughters, Jessica Elmore (Craig) Morgan and Ashley Pearson (Jeff) Brooks.  Grandson, Duke (Kristen) Pearson. Nine great-grandchildren, Addison Morgan, Whitney Morgan, Whitney Brooks, Taylor Brooks, Hannah Brooks, and Shea Brooks. Three great great-grandchildren, Izaya Brooks, Levi Brooks, and Tessa Brooks. Mary also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Pallbearers are Chuck Woodruff, Randy Howarth, Joe Earl Watford, Tommy McMurry, Louis Sellers, and Charlie Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Brooks, Duke Pearson, and Craig Morgan.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501, Skene Baptist Church2174 Hwy 446 Boyle, MS 38730 or Gideon’s International P O Box 1314 Cleveland, MS 38732

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net 

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Mary Louise was a precious person. I learned to love her through church events! She will truly be missed..I am so sorry Janet and Gary for the loss of your Mom!

Charles and Charlotte Griffin Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM

To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Mary has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29, Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

DW May 24 2019 12:00 AM

A Sincerest Thoughts was ordered on May 23, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 23 2019 12:00 AM

Janet and Gary, I am so sorry for your loss of your mom, I remember her so well from when I was a young girl and I use to stay at your home a lot. She was a very sweet, kind and caring woman. I know she will be missed greatly.
Sincerely Lisa Mullins

Lisa Mullins May 23 2019 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci May 22 2019 12:00 AM