Mary Sue Ladner

December 21, 1927December 4, 2018

MARY SUE LADNER, 90, of Lumberton went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Lamar Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born on December 21, 1927 at home in Forrest County to Plummer and Essie Johnson McCardle.

Mary Sue had been a long time member of First Baptist Church, Lumberton. Over the years she served as Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, choir member and JOY club leader. Her interests were largely in Bible study, sewing and related handcrafts along with working in the outdoors with her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved to read and encouraged her children to reach for the benefits of higher education by acquiring college educations. She worked for many years alongside her husband in the dairy barn and the fields tending the cows. Later after I-59 divided the farm land she was employed as a line supervisor at Movie Star, Inc. When an opportunity of opening a fabric shop happened, she ventured into sales with a business located on Lumberton’s Main Street. She enjoyed the contact with customers, friends and relatives but abandoned her shop to care for her husband after his MS diagnosis.

She traveled widely; through the continental states along with Hawaii, Barbados, England, Scotland, Italy, Israel and Jordan. The love of music was inherited and encouraged with her children and grandchildren. She loved to learn along with gardening with a hoe. Mickey, her cat, was much a partner and companion in her latter years along with Lady, her dog.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Lamar Nursing Home for their tender care of Mary Sue in her life there.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lennis Edwin Ladner and her siblings: Geneva Lee, Esther Merle Foster, George McCardle, MacDonald McCardle, and one great granddaughter, Camille Rose Harding.

Left to cherish memories of her are her children: Marilyn Hartman and her husband David of Lynchburg, VA, Don Ladner and his wife Eve Ladner of Denton, TX and Dianne Ray married to the late Richard Ray of Lumberton; and her grandchildren, Skye and Leah Hartman; Jon, Keri and Ryan Ladner; Karen and Amanda Ray; one great granddaughter, Isabella Harding; extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, 103 E Hinton Ave, Lumberton on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 am. Rev. John Sapp will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends and have visitation one hour prior to the service, Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, memorials may be directed to: Alzheimer’s Association; 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

White Funeral Home, (601) 796-2781