Mary  Sue  Thompson  Looney

Obituary

MRS.  LOONEY  WAS  IN  THE  GROVE  CLASS  OF 1933.
UNFORTUNATELY  INDIVIDUAL  PHOTOS  OF  MOST  1933 
GRADUATING  CLASSMATES  HAVE  NOT  BEEN  FOUND.

 

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Mary Sue Thompson Looney, age 100, just one month shy of her 101st birthday, passed away peacefully at her residence in Paris early Monday morning September 21, 2015.

Funeral service 11:00AM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Dale and Bro. Randy Stephens officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Named as pallbearers are Tony Swafford, Tyler Swafford, Travis Swafford, Thomas Swafford, Mark Looney, Winston Richter and Rob Touchstone.

Visitation 3:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 9:00AM Friday.

She was born in Henry County, TN to the late Edmond Lewis and Carrie Kendall Thompson. On December 8, 1934 she married William C. Looney, he preceded November 30, 1978.

Survived by a daughter: Suzanne Looney (Winston) Richter, Springville, TN; son: William T. (Ann) Looney, Paris, TN; brother: Robert Kendall "Bobby" Thompson, FL; grandchildren: Mark (Stephanie) Looney, Tara (Tony) Swafford, Aimee (Rob) Touchstone; great-grandchildren: Taylor Looney, Tyler, Thomas and Travis Swafford, Anna, John Mark and Mary Ann Touchstone; first cousins: Annie Wilson, Lottie Lee Hays; nieces and nephews: Jane Gibson, Tommy Thompson, David Rickelton, John Rickelton, Karen Dargan; caregivers; Ernestine Perry, Clara Coleman, Ann Johnson, Jessica Edwards and Dorothy White.

Preceded by a sister: Virginia Thompson Rickelton; a brother: Edward "Tickle" Thompson and a nephew: Franklyn Thompson.

Mrs. Looney was committed to her family, her community, her church, and her business. She loved all her family and helped them in any way she could. Nothing pleased her more than filling her house with Kendalls, Thompsons, and Looneys.

As long as she was able, she participated in Quota, the Blossomway Garden Club, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She supported the Heritage Center, Lee Academy for the Arts, the Library and the Arts Council and was always at civic club fundraisers. For many years, she was the patron for the annual Artists Show Case, which was dedicated to her in 2000. She loved her Friday afternoon bridge games with her special friends.

Miss Mary Sue believed in her community, especially downtown. Into her 90s, she walked downtown every day to the bank and post office and greeted everyone she saw with her smile.

Miss Mary Sue was a life-time member of the Church of Christ—at Sulphur Well, Ruff Street, and then East Wood. She was there when the doors opened and she taught the Bible to many generations of children in Sunday School. She also actively participated in charitable efforts through her church.

After the death of her husband Bill Looney when he was 64, Miss Mary Sue began full time work at McEvoy Funeral Home. She was always there to help families and to greet visitors. She was especially proud of the history of the funeral home, as celebrated on its 100 birthday in 2001.

Even though Miss Mary Sue has been confined to her home, she was still a life force. Everyone knew she was there and now a void remains. She will be missed.

Memorials may be made to Lee Academy for the Arts, P.O. Box 667, Paris, TN 38242

 

 

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Reprinted from
THE McEVOY  FUNERAL  HOME  Website
Paris, Tennessee
www.mcevoyfuneralhome.com
 

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