Myrtis Rebecca White Stuart, 85, of Hazlehurst died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Monday, June 3 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 2pm Tuesday at Stringer Family Chapel with interment at Hazlehurst Cemetery.
Mrs. Stuart was 85 years of age and a life-long residence of Copiah County. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. During her life she worked as a long time employee of the Edward Hyman Company and Marxman Company in Hazlehurst, served as a Copiah County Justice Court Judge, Municipal Court Clerk, and was the owner of several local restaurants.
She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, and was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Ainsworth Stuart, Sr., father, mother, one brother, one sister and one granddaughter.
Survivors include: daughters, Dorthy Stuart Brewer, Sandra Stewart Sullivan, son, Ellis Ainsworth Stuart, Jr. and wife Rita, and Lisa Stewart McElriath and husband David; sisters, Aunnie, Cordelle, Melba, Norma; brother Carroll; seven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.