Mary Eunice Hutchinson passed away at her home Saturday, September 12, 2020 surrounded by family.
Mary was born on February 19, 1927 in Arcadia, LA to Edgar and Lula Davis. She attended Pascagoula High School 1941-1945. After WWII she met her war hero and on December 20, 1946 she married Francis “Shorty” E. Hutchinson a marriage that would last 70+ years before ending with his death. This union brought seven children. Her small statue was deceiving, her strength, tenacity, and grit stood head and shoulders above most people. She was a hard worker and loved being with and doing for her family. In her early years Mary worked at Brumfield’s and the Ritz Theatre later she managed the Navy Cafeteria and for 18 years served as a School Crossing Guard for the Pascagoula Police Department. In her spare time Mary made time to help others learn to read. At Calvary Baptist GED Center and the Vancleave High School Library. Mary was active in her church as well, teaching Sunday School for many years at Unity Baptist Church. Her children were established in the church and were taught the importance of salvation. Even in the end as her breaths became shallow, she reminded them she wanted to see them again and to help each other stay focused on the Lord and true salvation. This matriarch and mother, was a living testimony of the keeping power of Jesus Christ, she will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Hutchison and son; Francis E. Hutchison Jr. She was the last of her siblings, preceding her in death were; Esmond, Fred, and Huey Davis.
She is survived by 6 children; Brenda Tash (Jim Wharton), Beverly Thompson (Ricky), Lydia Hutchinson, Bobby Hutchinson (Betty), Jaqueline Hard (David) and Eunice Hutchinson; 9 grandchildren; Dr. John Robert Pouncey, Billy Tash III, Jamie L. Bradshaw (Michael), Jeremy R. Posch, Jason M. Posch ( Kay), Kyle Edward Hutchinson (Heather), a Katrina Nichols (Jordan), Donald V. Hard Payton A Smith and Marcus Wharton (Ashley), great grandchildren; Camdyn Walker, Cambree Walker, Jaxon Moody, Emilyn Tash, Riley Wharton, McKenzie Wharton, Kennedy Wharton, Champion Nichols, Emmitt Nichols, Brayden Thornton And Elaina Posch; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 1-2 pm with funeral service to follow at 2 pm in the chapel. Mary will once again be at the side of her husband at Machpelah Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dr. John Pouncey, Billy Tash, Jeremy Posch ,Jason Posch, Kyle Hutchinson and Marcus Wharton. Honorary pallbearer Joe Dardar.
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