Marianna Rey Murray Sumners
April 18, 1952 -
March 29, 2019

Visitation

March 30, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

March 31, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Marianna Rey Murray Sumners, age 66, of Taft, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Blanche Cemetery with Rev. George Turk officiating. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sumners.

Marianna was born on April 18, 1952 in the Panama Canal Zone to the late Nelson and Anna Murray. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Blanche School for 25 years. She was an active member of Blanche United Methodist Church where she served many years as song leader. Mrs. Sumners passed away on March 29, 2019 at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Sumners; children, Faith (Teemus) Hayes and Jonathan (Monica) Sumners; sisters, Marsha (Henry) Gray and Darlene (Daryl) Weir; granddaughters, Whitley Currier and Molly Hayes; grandson, Lawrence Guthrie; great-grandson, Hayden Currier; life long friend, Brenda Bradford; several nieces and nephews; and cats, Herman and Oscar.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Video Services

21 Comments

  1. Cindy Harwell

    Just saw this… so sorry Jim!

    Reply
  2. Judy Toon

    Deeply sorry for your loss, Marianna was a special person and joy to work with. Praying that God will grant y’all peace and comfort.

    Reply
  3. JANET Lindsay

    Jimmy and family, you all have my deepest sympathy! She was such a lovely and friendly lady. I am proud that I got to know her!

    Reply
  4. Michelle Ortego

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Sending prayers of comfort. She was a great person. She was always giving me advice when we worked together at Blanche.

    Reply
  5. jperry

    Sorry for your loss Jimmy Bless the family

    Reply
  6. Sandy and Bobby Bradford

    Marsha and Henry, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister Marsha. May GOD wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!

    Reply
  7. Ed and Lana Simms

    So sorry for your loss. Marianna was such a lovely lady. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Reply
  8. Connie Hamlin Rogers

    Sending prayers to the families! So sorry , Marsha, Darlene, Jim and family.

    Reply
  9. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!! She was a Beautiful Lady!!

    Reply
  10. Joel Hastings

    Marianna was a special lady and was a true professional in her working with the faculty. May the peace of our Savior be with the family.

    Reply
  11. Debby Stowe

    I’m so sorry. I knew her from Blanche. Prayers

    Reply
  12. Terry Shannon

    Enjoyed my years working with Marianna at Blanche! She will be missed, but she has found peace.

    Reply
  13. Lisa Adams

    Marianna was a large part of my treasured memories from Blanche School. Deepest sympathy to Jim and the kids. Brenda Bradford, so sorry for you terrible loss of one so close.

    Reply
  14. Judy and Ricky Tucker

    So sorry. She is at peace … praise God!

    Reply
  15. Hollie Landers Mitchell

    My prayers are with you all during this time. Mrs.Marianna was a very sweet lady.

    Reply
  16. Norma Wright

    My prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  17. Donna

    Marsha and Darlene I have all of you like sisters.
    So many wonderful memories.
    Donna White Sharp

    Reply
  18. Donna White Sharp

    Marsha and Darlene I loved all of you like sisters.
    So many wonderful memories.
    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  19. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry.

    Reply
  20. Darlene Murray Weir

    Marianna was the best big sister ever, she will be greatly missed but I am so excited to know she is walking the streets of heaven. See you later Sis. Love you much.

    Reply
  21. h stevenson

    so sorry jimmy and family

    Reply

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21 Comments

  1. Cindy Harwell

    Just saw this… so sorry Jim!

    Reply
  2. Judy Toon

    Deeply sorry for your loss, Marianna was a special person and joy to work with. Praying that God will grant y’all peace and comfort.

    Reply
  3. JANET Lindsay

    Jimmy and family, you all have my deepest sympathy! She was such a lovely and friendly lady. I am proud that I got to know her!

    Reply
  4. Michelle Ortego

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Sending prayers of comfort. She was a great person. She was always giving me advice when we worked together at Blanche.

    Reply
  5. jperry

    Sorry for your loss Jimmy Bless the family

    Reply
  6. Sandy and Bobby Bradford

    Marsha and Henry, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister Marsha. May GOD wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!

    Reply
  7. Ed and Lana Simms

    So sorry for your loss. Marianna was such a lovely lady. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Reply
  8. Connie Hamlin Rogers

    Sending prayers to the families! So sorry , Marsha, Darlene, Jim and family.

    Reply
  9. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!! She was a Beautiful Lady!!

    Reply
  10. Joel Hastings

    Marianna was a special lady and was a true professional in her working with the faculty. May the peace of our Savior be with the family.

    Reply
  11. Debby Stowe

    I’m so sorry. I knew her from Blanche. Prayers

    Reply
  12. Terry Shannon

    Enjoyed my years working with Marianna at Blanche! She will be missed, but she has found peace.

    Reply
  13. Lisa Adams

    Marianna was a large part of my treasured memories from Blanche School. Deepest sympathy to Jim and the kids. Brenda Bradford, so sorry for you terrible loss of one so close.

    Reply
  14. Judy and Ricky Tucker

    So sorry. She is at peace … praise God!

    Reply
  15. Hollie Landers Mitchell

    My prayers are with you all during this time. Mrs.Marianna was a very sweet lady.

    Reply
  16. Norma Wright

    My prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  17. Donna

    Marsha and Darlene I have all of you like sisters.
    So many wonderful memories.
    Donna White Sharp

    Reply
  18. Donna White Sharp

    Marsha and Darlene I loved all of you like sisters.
    So many wonderful memories.
    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  19. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry.

    Reply
  20. Darlene Murray Weir

    Marianna was the best big sister ever, she will be greatly missed but I am so excited to know she is walking the streets of heaven. See you later Sis. Love you much.

    Reply
  21. h stevenson

    so sorry jimmy and family

    Reply

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