Mary Ruth McCormick, 60, of Crossett, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born on April 1, 1958, to her parents, Oliver and Ira Land White and was an active member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.
As the fifth and final child in the family, Mary was blessed with much older siblings who loved and enjoyed caring for her. In 1976, she graduated with honors from Crossett High School and soon married her classmate and sweetheart since 10th grade, Scott McCormick. Over the years, Mary held many titles including a daughter, sister, mom, and Sunday School teacher, but never liked being referred to as a policeman’s wife, or the mayor’s wife, instead she enjoyed just being, “Scott’s wife”.
She later returned to school at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and earned an associate degree in early childhood education. She became a home visitor for the HIPPY program and eventually became the coordinator.
She loved playing bunko, doing yard work, watching the birds, and playing chicken foot with her family. She was a prayer partner and dear friend to many. She would often share scripture, and her love for the Lord was evident. On Friday, wearing the smile, she had the honor of meeting Jesus face to face.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Ira Land White; two brothers, Ira Jake White, and Walter Oliver White; her in-laws, Marshall Scott and Yvonne McCormick; and two nephews, Brian and Patrick Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall Scott McCormick, II of Crossett; two sons, Sean McCormick of Dumas and Wesley McCormick of Crossett; two sisters, Rose Sayger and husband, Buster, of Hamburg, and Sarah Hensley and husband, Phil, of Cedar Creek, Texas; a grandson, Nick McCormick; a sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Gary Johnson of Crossett; special friends, David and Dixie Talbert, John and Jenny Allen, Charles Noble, and Jackie Brockwell; and a host of nieces and nephews who were all very special to her.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at 10 a.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church, 1035 Hwy 133, Crossett, with pastors Robin Allen and David Talbert officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from held on Monday, December 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in North Crossett.
Memorials may be made to:
North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund
1035 Highway 133 N
Crossett, AR 71635