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Mary Easterling

April 20, 1948 — July 22, 2022

Brandon, MS

Mary Ruth Easterling

Brandon, MS

Mary Ruth Easterling, 74, of Brandon, MS peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ, on July 22, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones at home after a short battle with cancer.  While she will be greatly missed by many, we are thankful that she is again in the arms of her beloved husband who passed in 2005.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 24, 2022, from 5 pm until 7 pm with a 7 pm Celebration of Life service at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.  A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Monday, July 25, 2022, in the chapel of the funeral home with another visitation starting at 11 am.  Burial will follow in Lakeland Place Memorial Park.

Mary was born April 20, 1948, in Marquette, MI, and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1966.  She moved to Jackson, MS in 1967, where she met the love of her life Gary L. Easterling.  They were married in Livingston, AL in 1968 and would go on to have three beautiful daughters.

Mary worked at Union National Life Insurance and retired in 2004.  She helped Gary start up the 1st 172nd ANG’s Family Support Program in 2000.  Mary was also a part of the Project Recovery Program in relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Mary was a faithful devout Christian woman who loved the Lord, her family, her church, and her community.  Her Christian faith was an essential part of her life.  She was a loyal member of Crossgates Baptist Church where she and Gary received Christ together as their Savior on September 28, 2003. Mary spent a great deal of her time over the past 15 years volunteering and leading the Crossgates Food Pantry Ministry and Distribution and Crossgates Prime Timer’s.  She was also a part of Crossgates Hospital Visitor Ministry and was involved with multiple life groups within Crossgates Baptist Church.

Mary loved spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoyed being outside working in her flower beds to make them always beautiful.  She also enjoyed going to the beach, traveling, and visiting new places.  Anyone who knew her, knew she had such a big heart.

Mary is survived by her three daughters, and their husbands, Angela White of Brandon, Tracy Barry of Winterville, GA, and Jennifer Malley of Brandon; two granddaughters, Cody Sledge of Pelahatchie and Emma Malley of Brandon; one grandson, Coy Malley of Florence; two brothers, LeRoy L’Huillier of Menominee, MI and Sam L’Huillier of Comfort, TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ruth L’Huillier; sister, Linda Lovern; and her husband, Gary Easterling.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Guangzhi Qu and staff at Jackson Oncology Associates, Sta-Home Health nurses, Crossgates Baptist Church, Chapman’s Florist in Pearl, MS, and Ott & Lee Funeral Home.  Lastly, the family wishes to thank Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland, MS for placing Robin Cumberland and Kim Ware in our home for their wonderful service and special care of our mother.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the LUNGevity Charity.

You may Live Stream both services at: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=ce351551-5a49-4e0f-b0d6-fb57d81c2541

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, July 24, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Visitation

Monday, July 25, 2022

11:00am - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 25, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Cemetery

Lakeland Place Memorial Park

6004 MS-25, Brandon, MS 39047

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