Margaret Collums Sturdivant

Published 6:00 am Sunday, February 7, 2016

OXFORD — Margaret Collums Sturdivant, 85, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at her home in Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist and again prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Houlka, she was the widow of Tom Sturdivant, Sr. A longtime and faithful member of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church, she served as Sunday school secretary and was a member of WMU. Her church family will miss her warm, familiar greetings and her gracious manner when welcoming church visitors. In addition to spending time with her family, she was an avid reader and enjoyed attending an exercise class at North Oxford Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maureen Norman and Mary Elizabeth Garber; a brother, Kenneth Collums and a granddaughter, Emma Kathryn Davis.

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Survivors include one son, Tommy Sturdivant of Oxford; three daughters, Cathy Sturdivant Davis of Water Valley, and Connie Sturdivant McCluskey and Ann Sturdivant Roberts, both of Oxford; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yellow Leaf Cemetery Fund, c/o Martha May, 221 Highway 334, Oxford, MS 38655.

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