Mary Emily Ledgerwood

1 October, 193621 February, 2021

Mary Emily Ledgerwood, age 84 passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Billdora Senior Care in Tylertown, MS. She worked in civil service as an administrative assistant and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Ledgerwood was preceded in death by her parents, James E. Hodges and Nevelyn Steadman Hodges; a sister, Betty Z. Hill; and son-in-law, Jerry D. Crum, Sr. She is survived by her husband, D.K. Ledgerwood of Foxworth, MS; daughter, Denise C. Crum of Sandy Hook, MS; stepdaughter, Terry Schonig (John) of Sequim, WA; stepson, Byron Ledgerwood of Helmet, CA; brother, James L. Hodges (Vicki) of Summit, MS; four grandchildren, Jerry D. Crum, Jr. (Karen) of Mandeville, LA, Kristi M. Raynes (Jason) of Kokomo, MS, Jillian Munger (Eric) of Port Angeles, WA, and Joseph Schonig (Kara) of Chesapeake, VA; fourteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Crystal Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Stevens, presiding. Memorial donations are preferred to American Cancer Society at or Baptist Children’s Village, Brookhaven, MS at


  • James E. Hodges, Father (deceased)
  • Nevelyn Steadman Hodges, Mother (deceased)
  • Betty Z. Hill, Sister (deceased)
  • Jerry D. Crum, Sr., Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Dennis K. Ledgerwood, Husband
  • Denise C. Crum, Daughter
  • Terry Schonig (John), Step-Daughter
  • Byron Ledgerwood, step-son
  • James L Hodges (Vicky), Brother
  • Jerry D. Crum, Jr. (Karen), Grandchild
  • Kristi M. Raynes (Jason), Grandchild
  • Jillian Munger (Eric), Grandchild
  • Joseph Schonig (Kara), Grandchild
  • Mrs. Ledgerwood is also survived by14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 13 March , 2021


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Byron Ledgerwood

26 February 2021

I remember the first time I met Emily, She was Dad's girlfriend at the time. I liked her right away. I was so happy when they got married. One time we were eating at a restaurant and was seated outside and a piece of paper blew in with the wind and landed under the table and made a hissing like sound and she shot straight up out of her seat! She thought it was a snake! She didn’t like snakes! I laughed so hard! I loved her. My Dad chose well!

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