Ann Marie Lindeman McMurphy, Age 92, of Madison, MS, passed away on December 18, 2019. Visitation will be at Natchez Trace Funeral Home on Monday, December 23rd, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. A graveside service will follow at 3:15 PM at Eastern Cemetery, Forest MS located on Old Highway 21, Forest, MS. Ann was born June 30, 1927 in San Antonio, TX, daughter of the late Martin Lindeman and Tynie Kinney Lindeman of San Antonio TX, and later Jackson, MS. Ann graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio and, in what was rare for a young woman in the 1940s, received a full scholarship to attend Trinity University in San Antonio. While a student at Trinity, Ann’s love of music and singing talent earned her a position as a member of the university’s Trinity Trio, a singing group of three young women who served as ambassadors of the university at various conventions, major sporting events and festivals throughout Texas and the Southwest. Ann graduated from Trinity with an education degree and began working as an elementary school teacher in Lubbock, El Paso, and later San Antonio. Ann was teaching in San Antonio when she met her future husband, Horace McMurphy, while he was serving in the US Air Force in San Antonio during the Korean War. They married in 1953 after Horace was discharged due to the war’s ending, and they then moved to Jackson, MS, where Ann taught elementary school in the Jackson, MS Public School System. In 1956 they moved to Madison, MS, where she became a homemaker and a long time avid tennis player in various ladies’ leagues in northeast Jackson. Ann was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS, where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir for over fifty years and volunteered in the nursery on Sundays for over 30 years. Ann was preceded in death by her parents and adopted son, Michael Wayne McMurphy. Survivors include her husband Horace of Madison; her son LTC James Martin McMurphy, USA, Ret, and his wife Kay of Elgin, South Carolina; and grandchildren Adriana and Emily, also of Elgin, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Co-Operative Ministry Program, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS.
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