Anna Ruth Brumfield
Nov. 11, 1933 – Nov. 4, 2023
Anna Ruth Harvey Brumfield, 89, of Tylertown, died Nov. 4, 2023, at her home. She was born in McComb on Nov. 11, 1933, to Dr. Altus Buren Harvey and Myrna Clark Harvey.
She married Tommy Barr Brumfield in 1951, and they welcomed their daughter, Myrna, in 1952. She called Walker’s Bridge home, where she was considered a “community coordinator.” Throughout her life, she was always eager to get back home whenever she traveled.
Mrs. Brumfield was an accomplished student and majored in mathematics and earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. With a scholarship from the National Science Foundation, she also earned a master’s degree from Louisiana State University.
Until retirement, she taught mathematics to a multitude of students at Magnolia/South Pike High School and Tylertown High School. She then taught part-time at Southwest Community College until retiring in 1997.
She loved going to the river, finding rocks to paint, watching wildlife from her window, baking sourdough bread, participating in church functions, playing cards and the game Aggravation with friends, watching sports, and in recent years, watching the RVs going to and from Paradise Ranch.
She wanted to make sure others knew the Lord by sharing the promises of Christ with those she met. She enjoyed getting to know people wherever she went, and her love of history and genealogy often helped her find a connection with most she encountered.
Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was a passion of hers. She invested much of her time participating in and organizing multiple fundraisers through the years. While she was still able, she attended all events for her daughter, granddaughters, and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. A.B. Harvey; mother, Myrna Harvey; stepmother, Inez Sylverstein Harvey; husband, Tommy Brumfield; and sister, Elizabeth Leslie.
She is survived by her daughter, Myrna; granddaughters, Anna (Landee), Lauren (John), and Allison (Johnny); great-grandchildren, Brett, JR, Lexi, and Isla..
A memorial service will be Nov. 18, 2023, at Silver Creek Baptist Church, burial at Jesse and Hannah Brumfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anna Ruth’s memory to the Southwest Mississippi CF
Benefit. Checks can be made to SW MS CF Benefit and mailed to: SMBCF, Inc., C/O Sheila Conn, 5554 B
County Line Rd., Summit, MS, 39666.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of the arrangements.