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Elizabeth McCollum

December 21, 1932 — June 8, 2024

Nettleton

Elizabeth Virginia McCollum, 91, entered into her heavenly home on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Oak Tree Manor in Amory, Mississippi after an extended illness. She we born on December 21,1932 in Itawamba County to the late Elbert and Rosie Miles Towery. After marrying her husband Howard on December 16, 1950, they made their home in Nettleton where they were blessed with their two sons, Donny and Ronald. Elizabeth worked as a nursing assistant for several years, as well as working at Amory Garment, and the Nettleton High School cafeteria, before retiring. Her most cherished job of all was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her "girls" who affectionately called her Gran-Gran. A Baptist by faith, she was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church until her health declined. Elizabeth's love of nature was profound, as everyone would always compliment the beautiful flowers she would grow in her yard. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking meals for her entire family. She also loved writing poetry and letters, and you would often find her reading on the front porch swing.

 

Funeral services for Elizabeth are at 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 11, 2024, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Mr. James Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. 

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Ronald David McCollum (Janice) of Nettleton; her granddaughter, Bethany McCollum Canyon of (Chris) of Nettleton; her great-granddaughters Rilee Kate, Taylor Beth, and Addison Grace Canyon of Nettleton; a special niece Shirley Hawkins; special friend, Zola Wren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Howard; son Donny Gene McCollum; a special granddaughter Emily Grace McCollum; and siblings Willie, Wilma, Retta, Ethel, Jewell, Joe, Elsie, Mildred, and Delbert.

 

Pallbearers will be Chris Canyon, James Wren, Mike Harris, Chad Rooks, Cody Harris and Richard Taylor.

 

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Oak Tree Manor and Sanctuary Home Hospice for the care and compassion shown over the last several months.

 

Visitation will be on Monday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, June 10, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home-Nettleton

Buchanan St., Nettleton, MS 38858

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home-Nettleton

Buchanan St., Nettleton, MS 38858

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