Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Forget Me Not: Mary Emma Brumfield Leggett, 1950 MS

Mary Emma was a part of the Brumfield Pioneer Family. She lived 93 years. She lived longer than three of her children: Bertha Bonita Leggett Crum, George Hansford Leggett & Natalie Nanette Leggett. 

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Mary Emma Brumfield Leggett

15 April 1857 LA – 23 September 1950 MS

Daughter of: Henry Sims Brumfield & Martha E. Bickham

Wife of: William Wright Leggett

Mother of 7 children

Mrs. Leggett is Mourned at Age of 93

Member Of One Of Vicinity’s Pioneer Families Laid to Rest Sunday


A great host of old friends and admirers joined her loving family Sunday afternoon at sorrowful last rites for one of the most beloved ladies, Mrs. Mary Emma Brumfield Leggett, aged 93 years. 


Mrs. Leggett, who was known to almost everyone in and around Magnolia as “Grandma” Leggett, succumbed at the residence of her son, A. T. Leggett, in Magnolia, at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. She had been in declining health for some time, during which her family and friends continued their loving ministrations and care. 


Born in 1857


Mrs. Leggett was born in Pike County April 15, 1857.


Funeral services were said from the Leggett residence at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Tom Douglas, pastor of First Baptist Church of Magnolia, officiating, and Rev. O. W. Wardlow, of Magnolia Presbyterian Church, assisting. Serving as pallbearers were Messrs. Hinton Andrews, Oscar Coney, Jr., Barton Lampton, John R. Goza, Jr., Dr. Claude Petty and B. D. Statham.


She leaves two sons, Dr. A. E. Leggett, Louisville, Ky. And A. T. Leggett, Magnolia; two daughters, Mrs. John E. Ladd, Kingston, R. I., and Mrs. James L. Taylor, Peoria, Miss.; four brothers, Charley Brumfield, Brookhaven; Henry and Dud Brumfield, both of McComb, and John Brumfield, Tylertown; three sisters, Mrs. J. J. Lee, Walker’s Bridge; Mrs. Myrt Thigpen, Biloxi, and Mrs. Will Mackey, Rogers, Ark.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery with Magnolia Funeral Home in charge of services.



Mrs. Leggett is Mourned at Age of 93. (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 25 Sept. 1950) 1; digital image, accessed March 2021. 

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