Emma Stuart Rounsaville

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Funeral services for Emma StuartRounsaville, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, atFreeman Funeral Home in Leakesville, with burial in MagnoliaCemetery.

    Visitation is Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeralhome.

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    Mrs. Rounsaville, 94, passed away Jan. 22, 2012, at her home. Shewas born in Leakesville on Sept. 25, 1917, to John Walton and LucyMcCargo Backstrom.

    She attended the University of Mississippi, where she was a memberof Phi Mu Sorority, and graduated from the University of SouthernMississippi. She retired as a librarian at Leakesville HighSchool.

    Stuart was very devoted to her family and set a wonderful exampleof a Christian mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She wasactive for many years in Daughters of the American Revolution andColonial Dames and was a life-long member of First Baptist Churchof Leakesville.

    Preceding her in death were her parents; beloved husband of 52years, Theodore “Crawford” Rounsaville Sr.; brother, WaltonBackstrom; and sister, Margaret “Peggy” Backstrom who died as achild.

    Survivors are her son, Ted and wife, Carolyn; three grandchildren,Terri Melancon, Nikki Henning and husband, Jeff, and ClintRounsaville and wife, Christy; and six great-grandchildren, Mylesand Grant Melancon, Mardie and Micah Henning, and Carson and AnnElise Rounsaville.

    The family would also like to say a special thank you to Mrs.Rounsaville’s caregivers, Mary Bennett, Roann Tiller, JosephineByrd and Hilda Rucks.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brookhaven FirstBaptist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice.