Kay Crumby Hussey
Kay Crumby Hussey
  • September 9, 1947 - July 11, 2017
  • Corinth, Mississippi

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Kay Crumby Hussey "Miss Kay" - 69 - died peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her family on Tuesday evening, July 11, 2017, at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis, TN. Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church Corinth on Saturday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be Friday night from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at McPeter's Funeral Home and from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Saturday at First Baptist prior to the funeral. The Rev. Dennis Smith and Dr. Bud Sizemore will conduct the service celebrating her life.

"Miss Kay" as she liked to be called was born September 9, 1947 in Oxford, MS, to Wallace and Inez Crumby. She graduated from Tupelo High School in 1965 and Mississippi State University in 1969. She married the love of her life, John H. Hussey in 1970. After college, she began her career as a special education teacher. She moved with her family to Corinth in 1976 where she continued teaching as a kindergarten teacher at First Baptist Church for 25 years.

She had a special gift of being able to reach and understand children and adapt to each child's unique needs for learning. She loved her kindergarten children and delighted in seeing them grow into adults.

She devoted her life to serving others. For over 40 years, she played the piano and led worship for Sunday School services at our local nursing homes. She especially loved senior citizens and felt blessed to help them worship each week. While she was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, she was given the opportunity to serve as a pianist on Sunday mornings for the Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was loved by that precious congregation and was blessed to call both churches home.

She enjoyed calligraphy and was especially known for her beautiful and intricate monograms, wedding invitations, and wedding programs which she created for brides all over the country. She was a lifelong Mississippi State fan who loved to cheer on her bulldogs.

She was immensely proud of her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with them. They always looked forward to the yearly trips to "Memommy's Florida."

Miss Kay is survived by her husband of 47 years, John H. Hussey, and her children Alesha Knight (Preston) and Jennifer Garrett (Brett) of Corinth and Meredith Park (Jeremy) of Germantown, TN, and her special dog Petey. She leaves behind her six grandchildren, Emma Kate and Olivia Knight of Corinth, Jon Worth and Jack Garrett of Corinth, and Cooper Byers and Cayson Park of Germantown, TN. She is also survived by her father, Wallace F. Crumby of Tupelo, MS, sister, Janet Hallstrom (Jeff) of Orange Park, FL, niece Jill Bennett, nephew Jeffrey Hallstrom, and great nephew Tyler Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Inez Hayles Crumby.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church c/o Cassie Hall 516 Dean St. Corinth, MS. 38834

Arrangements under the direction of McPeters Funeral Directors, Corinth, MS.