Mary Catherine Ada

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016, at Meridian Baptist Church in Jackson. Dr. John Enoch and Bro. Rick Burton officiated.
Burial followed in Ridgecrest Cemetery.
Mary Catherine was born September 6, 1938, to the late Ralph and Etta Marie Magness.
She worked for many years as the office manager at The Woman’s Clinic and later co-owned and operated Ada Air Conditioning with her husband, Wayne.
She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Bemis and presently was a member of Meridian Baptist Church.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Allen; two sisters, Barbara Lancaster and Johnnie Etta Magness; and one brother, Ed Magness.
She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Wayne Ada; two daughters, Jennifer Allen McBride (David) of Medon and Catherine Ada Newsom (Billy) of Madison, MS; two sons, Todd Allen of Jackson and Kevin Allen (Bridget) of Pinson; one sister, Shirley Autry (Bill) of Union City; her grandchildren, Hayley McAdams, Karrah Allen, Mason McBride, Grant Newsom, Eric Newsom and Abbey Allen; one great-grandchild, Landon McAdams; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly.
Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Meridian Baptist Church from 5-8 p.m.
George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

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