Martha Frances Davis Killebrew

A graveside service for Mrs. Martha Frances Davis Killebrew of Winona will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at Browning Hillcrest Cemetery in Goodman, MS. Rev. Harvey Ellis will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be John Nolan Killebrew, Clayton Killebrew, William Davis Newlin, Joseph Heath, Mike Mathis, and John Lowe.

Mrs. Martha Frances Davis Killebrew, 89, passed away at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo on Sunday, May 8, 2022. She was born, June 28, 1932, to Dudley Russell and Rena Hannaford Davis. Mrs. Killebrew was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church and a retired public school teacher of 24 years. She was a 1949 graduate of Bruce High School, where she was voted most beautiful and Homecoming Queen. She was a member of the Eunomian Society and 1953 graduate of Blue Mountain College, where she received a BA degree. She was an elementary Sunday School teacher, leader of Brownies and Girl Scouts, past member of Business and Professional Women, and member of Wesley Circle at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Killebrew is survived by her husband of 67 years, John A. Killebrew; daughter, Angela Newlin of Reid, MS; son, Dave Killebrew (Margaret) of Memphis, TN; sister, Kay Ellis (Gowan) of Clinton, MS; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Virginia Ruth Davis; and brother, Dudley Russell Davis, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in late June. Those arrangements will be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moore Memorial United Methodist Church at 111 Quitman Ave., Winona, MS 38967.

11 thoughts on “Martha Frances Davis Killebrew

  1. Our hearts are saddened to learn of the passing of Miss Martha she was a great lady and a great Christian she was example to us younger ladies we are praying for your family in the coming days


  2. I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Killebrew’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and will be very greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.


  3. One of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with the family..


  4. I am so sorry to learn that a another sweet lady has passed. I loved Miss Martha. She taught me at Kilmichael High School. A great teacher, southern lady and good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. John, Angela, and Dave.


  5. So very sorry about Mrs. Killebrew’s passing. I remember her being so disappointed that she never could convince me to attend college after graduating high school. She surely tried. But she did teach me bookkeeping and that’s one of the things that has kept me employed all these years. So she certainly was an influence whether she realized it or not. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.


  6. Mr. Killebrew and Family, So sorry to hear of Mrs. Killebrew’s passing. I enjoyed working with her for years at Winona High School. She was always so sweet and pleasant. I loved her dearly. You all are in our prayers.


  7. Sad to hear about our friend Martha. I loved this fine lady she had respect and love for her family and friends.. she was a true friend to the Mills family , Mr John had a jewel . Praying for all of you . We


  8. Martha was so very kind and soft-spoken. Her whole heart and focus was on John. She loved teaching children in Sunday School at Moore Memorial UMC. There is no better example of a wife who always put God first and family next. Prayers for all of you going up. πŸ™πŸ’œ


  9. So sorry for your loss. Miss Martha was such a precious lady. She loved the Lord and her family. Now she is walking the streets of gold. Bless you all and cherish your memories.


    1. So sorry to hear about Martha. Please know that all the family members are in our hearts and prayers. We loved sweet Martha. Linda and Bobby Abernathy


  10. Mr.John I have known you since I was a little girl. My prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.


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