OBITUARY

Mary Ruth Leggett

May 10, 1929November 8, 2021
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Mary Ruth Avery Leggett was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, on May 10, 1929 to her parents, P.W. Avery and Bessie Lee Stewart Avery. She stepped into her heavenly home on November 8, 2021.

Mrs. Leggett was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Mr. Ford Leggett, her parents and her grandson, Philip E. Adelsheimer, IV.

Mary Ruth lived a rich example as a wife to Ford, and mother to her children, surrounding them with beauty, love and family adventures. She left a rich heritage of living out her belief in Jesus by her involvement in each church she attended whether participating in choirs, or teaching Sunday School. She set an example of community work whether in local and state PTA, garden clubs, and later substitute teaching in schools in the Jackson area. She enjoyed her years working in retail businesses such as Anne’s Fashions, in Clinton, Walgreens and Eckerds at the cosmetics counter, McRae’s and Belk in many departments and maintained friendships with many return customers. Her love of reading, art, and music performance has been passed down to all her children and grandchildren. Whether you know her as Kissie, Mary Ruth, Mrs. Leggett, or Chopsticks, please know that she loved you.

Mary Ruth is survived by Diane Leggett Varner (Don), Clinton, Mississippi; Arlene Leggett Adelsheimer, (Phil), Marietta, Georgia; Arthur Leggett (Cheryl) of Thorsby, Alabama; grandchildren, Kelly Kristin Varner, Rebecca Varner Johnson, Kristi Leggett Palmer, Kaitlin Leggett Bishop, A.J. Leggett, Morgan Adelsheimer Sartain, and Jennifer Adelsheimer Lancaster and twelve very loved great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Stay Home Health and Hospice for the compassionate care of our Mother and support given to our family members. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local Hospice Association.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lakewoodfuneraljackson.com for the Leggett family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

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