Our beloved Mary Margaret received her angel wings on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
Mary Margaret was the fourth child and only girl born to Walter M. McHugh Sr. and Alice Callahan McHugh on May 8, 1929, at her home in Meridian. At Mary Margaret's age of one, she and family moved to Tucson, Ariz., where they lived until Mary Margaret reached the age of 8. Upon returning to Meridian, she entered St. Aloysius Acadamy, receiving her high school diploma in 1947. Mary Margaret earned her registered nurse certificate at St. Joseph School of Nursing in Meridian. She worked for a brief time in Corpus Christie, Texas before returning to Meridian. She began her lifelong nursing career in Meridian serving in the OB/GYN Clinic with Dr. Dan and Bill Thornton and Dr. George Howell. There Mary Margaret assisted with the birth of hundreds of Meridianites.
Mary Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Alice McHugh and brothers, Harry B. McHugh and Lee T. McHugh.
She is survived by her brother, Walter McHugh (Katina) of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; loving nieces and nephews, Erin Johansen, Penny Vining, Kevin McHugh, Dorothy Lee Greenlee, Patrick McHugh, Joe McHugh, Mary Lee Roberts, Patti Doyle, Mike Bill, Harry Jr, Robert, Brian, and Jimmy McHugh; as well as numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her second family, the Crowe's and by all their descendants, known as the McCrowell Clan, most notably her honorary beloved children John David and Bridgett Harwell and family, who showered her with boundless love and care spanning her entire life.
Mary Margaret will be remembered for her deep devotion to her Catholic faith, her quick wit, charming manner and gracious love for each person who crossed her path. She would ask us to say to each of you who loved her, "I love you MORE!"
Her funeral mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 1 p.m. with visitation being Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online memorial at www.jamesfwebb.com.
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the McHugh family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
she was so special taking care of our girls.
SYLVIA RAYE MCMINNLauderdale, MS