Mary Lois Armstrong

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Mt. Olive C.M.E. Church for Minister Mary Lois Armstrong, 59, who died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Jeff Davis Community Hospital.  Rev. Clementine Echols, pastor, officiated with interment following in the Walter Springs Cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Minister Armstrong was born to the late Ellawise Magee and the late Horace Buckley in Prentiss, MS.  She was later adopted by the late Claudia Barnes and the late Alexander Hathorn.  She was a member of Mt. Olive C.M.E. Church and was an Associate Minister at Leaches Chapel in Collins, MS.

She attended J. E. Johnson High School, Prentiss Institute College and Alcorn State where she was a golden girl.  She received her degree in childhood education and social work.  She worked for Covington County Hospital until her health failed.

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She was preceded in death by a sister and brother.

She is survived by: daughter, Renthia (Terry) Bridges, son, Eric Armstrong both of Prentiss, MS; six grandchildren, Me’Erica Armstrong, Ty’Keyairra Washington, Tra’Darious Davis, Keyunna Cole, Cam’Ron Armstrong and Alaisa Peyton all of Prentiss, MS; great-grandchild, Kyron Armstrong; thirteen siblings, Paulene (Jerry) Smith of Philadephia, MS, Ida (Charles) Byrd of Rialto, CA, Loisteen (Chris) Hall of Prentiss,MS, Brenda Magee of Lancaster, CA, Linda Martin of Prentiss,MS, Maeola (Garry) Darty of Prentiss, MS, Bobbie Hinton of Hattiesburg, MS, Rosemary Buckley of Prentiss,MS, Joyce Armstrong of Hattiesburg, MS, Rickey (Maybell) Fairley of Mendenhall, MS, Reggie (Louise) Magee of Hattiesburg, MS; Special friends, Alfred Hooker; Linda Loftin, Patricia Williams, Betty Adams and Jena Walker.