Mary Ola Breazeale, age 87 of Brandon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 13, 2023.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be at 11:00am Monday, October 16, 2023, at Brandon Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 9:00am. A graveside service will follow at 4:00pm at Mount Carmel Baptist Cemetery in Noxapater, MS.
She was born in Noxapater, MS on February 16, 1936, to the late James Edward Martin and Sarah Moore Martin. She was a member of Brandon Baptist Church, loved the Lord and her family.
Mary held to three priorities in her life, God, family, and work. She loved God and served Him throughout her life by teaching children, helping families, giving, serving others, and participating in missions. She loved her pastor and staff and looked forward to weekly Bible study with her Sunday School class. She was happiest when her home was filled with family and friends, especially children. Many enjoyed her warm, welcoming hospitality and some even moved in and stayed awhile. Those closest to her especially found her kitchen table to be a safe haven, a place to receive wise counsel and a loving word. Mary found God's purpose for her life through her work with children and families. Her career spanned over 55 years in churches across Mississippi and west Tennessee. Locally, she was the director of First Baptist Children's Center for many years. She briefly retired but then became the director of the Hinds Community College Early Childhood Center. Her staff was dear to her heart, becoming family. Her work was never work to her and her impact on children, families and other educators will live on through them.
Mary is survived by her children, Martin (Polly) Breazeale of Lafayette, LA, Lisa (Peter) Hudson of Brandon, MS, and Leigh Ann (Mark) of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Kayla (Drew) Daughdril, Brian Breazeale, Holly (Kyle) Brantley, Hunter (Rachel) Hudson, James (Madilynn) Powell, Faith Powell and Bethany Powell; great-grandchildren, Vera Daughdril, Nathan Daughdril, Hudson Brantley, Maggie Brantley, John Hudson, Woods Hudson; sister, Martha McBrayer of Charleston, MS, and brother Wayne (Carolyn) Martin of Gloster, LA. And a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Allan Breazeale; siblings, Sara Myatt, James Edward Martin, and Bill Martin.
Our family would like to thank Chateau Pines Assisted Living owners and wonderful staff for your care. We would also like to thank Mrs. Melony Anderson for her steadfast care and friendship given to our precious mother.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children’s Ministry at Brandon Baptist Church.