Erna M. Landrum
May 22, 1924 – June 30, 2018
On 6/30/2018 Erna May Landrum, 94, died peacefully at home in Newnan, GA surrounded by her loving family. A graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, MS at 2 pm on Saturday July 7 2018.
Born Erna May Swanson in Grand Rapids, MI on 5/22/1924, she was raised in Vicksburg, MS by her aunt and uncle Hazel and George Bosma. She graduated from Carr Central High School in 1942 in Vicksburg, MS.
She married Rev. Hollis Landrum, Sr. in 1943. He was a member of the United Methodist Conference. Together they served several churches in the Jackson and Vicksburg area including Wells Memorial, Leavell Woods, Gibson Memorial, and First United Methodist Brandon.
On the death of her husband in 1990, she moved to Vicksburg to live with her oldest son, Hollis Landrum Jr, and daughter-in-law, Susan Landrum. They moved to Newnan, GA, in 2007.
To her friends and family, Erna was a Starbucks coffee fanatic who could out shop people half her age. She loved fancy fingernails, old movies, playing cards, watching NBA basketball, and interacting with her grandchildren.
She is survived by Hollis and Susan Landrum, Jr. of Newnan, GA, Judy and James Pierce of Byhalia, MS, Mary E. ‘Scooter’ and Bubba Brewster of Hot Springs, AR and Dr. William “Rip” and Louise Landrum of Peach Tree City, GA, as well as ten grandchildren, Jamie, Jana, Matthew, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Joy, Katherine, John, Jesse, and Daniel, and six great grandchildren.
- She is survived by Hollis and Susan Landrum, Jr. of Newnan, GA, Judy and James Pierce of Byhalia, MS, Mary E. ‘Scooter’ and Bubba Brewster of Hot Springs, AR and Dr. William “Rip” and Louise Landrum of Peach Tree City, GA, as well as ten grandchildren, Jamie, Jana, Matthew, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Joy, Katherine, John, Jesse, and Daniel, and six great grandchildren.
- Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
Erna M. Landrum
July 7, 2018
I really didn't know Mrs. Erna, I work with her son Dr. Rip at AMC. From time to time Dr. Rip would share a "Mom story" and each time you could feel his love for her, you could feel how proud he
was of her. She raised a wonderful caring family.
I can't imagine how many basketball games they watched together, being huge fans, I bet not many games where missed. It is hard to choose just one but I think my favorite "Mom story" was the one they were on a road trip and stopped at The Great Tulip Festival. It still makes me laugh.
I did get to exchange hello's several different times with Mrs. Erna when she came by AMC for a visit. She dressed well, always had something pretty on, her hair perfectly done , and she wore the most amazing smile. We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace, comfort, and strength to all those hurting. Hugs to all.
~ Simolari Family ~