Amy Brister LaRue

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Visitation for Amy Brister LaRue will be at Riverwood on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Her funeral will be held at Riverwood on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with a graveside service at Wellman Baptist Church Cemetery to follow.

Amy Brister LaRue of Brookhaven, MS, passed away in the early hours of May 30, 2021, surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Theda Carlisle Brister, and her father Lucius Bernard Brister. She is survived by her girls, Randi Laird (Micheal), Sarah LaRue and Cecily Ethridge (Rickey), all of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, Cadence, Amelia and Maddie Laird, and Tripp and Rory Ethridge; her brothers, Steve Brister (Sue) and Luke Brister (Mary); sister, Cathy Ivy (Danny); her bonus sister, Darlene Underwood; her best friend of 50 years, Carolyn Laird (Dwaine); as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Amy retired after almost 40 years working as the Speech Language Pathologist at her Alma Mater, Enterprise Attendance Center. Amy loved her students, and their accomplishments made her proud — though she never took credit for their successes. Even children who did not need help with speech knew her sweet smile, gentle eyes, infectious laugh and beautiful white hair. She also worked in Home Health where she could use her God-given talents throughout the state.

She enjoyed road trips with her loved ones, ballgames, trivia and the “occasional” trip to Disney World — once or twice a year. She also never missed a single play, awards ceremony, birthday or special event in her children and grandchildren’s lives. If the occasion was important to her family, it was important to her.

Amy’s love for adventure led her to travel all over the world spreading the Good News of Jesus with humble hands, a servant’s heart and the assurance that “the Lord will provide.” Her love for Missions inspired her to lead Acteens for more than 30 years, she spent almost 20 years working with the state and local WMU, and she served on the board of Garaywa Camp and Conference Center and Mission Madness. Though Amy was known for being soft spoken, her servant heart could not be contained.

Amy had a passion for helping all children, so in lieu of flowers, she would prefer a donation to Garaywa Camp and Conference Center or St. Jude.

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