BREWER – Mrs. Mary Sue Hill Henley, 78, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born March 9, 1936, in Lee County to Leonard Hill and Rebecca Lessell Hill. Mary Sue married Jesse L. "Bud" Henley Sr. of Clay County on August 9, 1986.
She worked many years as an insurance broker for Pre-Paid Legal and for Standard Life. She was a devoted housewife and homemaker. She enjoyed baking cakes to give to policemen, firemen, factories and, of course, her family. She loved all animals, especially dogs and cats, and she called all them her babies. She was passionate about good food, shopping, working in the yard, and caring for her flowers. She loved her family and was affectionately called "Mama Sue". She was a parishioner at Saint James Catholic Church.
A graveside service celebrating her life will be at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Shannon Cemetery with Bro. Chad Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Shannon Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the procession leaves at 11 a.m. from the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse L. "Bud" Henley of Brewer; seven children, James (Rhonda) Burrow of Shannon, Richard (Sandra) Burrow of Tampa, FL, Frank Burrow of Nettleton, Tim Tate of Brewer, Rebecca (Al) Fish of Brewer, Susan (William) Osburn of Delta Junction, Alaska, and Dawn Magers of Auburn Community; one sister, Shirley (T.C.) McDaniel of Tupelo; s16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; special niece, Mary Frances (Dave)Monaghan; nephews, Sonny (Diane) Hill, David (Brenda) Hill, Tommy (Charlotte) McDaniel, and Steve (Sharon) McDaniel. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charlie Wayne Hill; great- grandson, Maxon Lane Magers and her daughter- in-law, Rachel Burrow; numerous pets including Augette, Sam, Missy, Reagan, C.C., Princess, Max, and Rambo.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society Building Fund, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802 or Humane Society of the United States at HSUS, HACEE120202001, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
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