Mary Jo Grubbs Everett, Magee, MS


Mary Jo Grubbs Everett, 78, a lifelong resident of Magee, MS,  passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 5th, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

She was born in Jeff Davis County, MS, on January 13, 1936, to Vernon Lee Grubbs  and  Mildred Cole Grubbs of Magee. 

She graduated from Magee High School in 1953. She was active in business, who, with her husband, Billy Herbert Everett owned  the 49 Drive-In Theater, and several  other  businesses over the years.  She was a  past president of the Mississippi Association of Theater Owners, and  an independent insurance agent for Aflac Insurance Company. She loved to cook, loved to travel, and played bridge regularly with her friends for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Magee, and a member of the T. J. Burnham Sunday School class over 50 years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Herbert Everett, and her parents Vernon and Mildred Cole Grubbs of Magee. She is survived by her children, Denis (Susan) Everett of Starkville, MS, Sherry (John) Black of Tupelo, MS and Joel (Chantel ) Everett of Clinton, MS; grandchildren, Erin Everett of Dallas TX,  and Catherine Everett of Starkville, MS, Ashley White of Tupelo, MS, Brett White of Birmingham, AL, Ramsey Black of Starkville, MS, and Reece Everett of Birmingham, AL; nieces: Gwen (Grubbs) Chestnut of Magee, MS,  Marsha Jo (Grubbs) Brown of Mendenhall, MS,  and Kathy (Grubbs) Peacock of Brandon, MS; nephews, Mark Grubbs of Clinton, and Grafton (Junior) Grubbs of Pearl; and numerous great nephews and nieces.

A celebration of her life will take place at the First United Methodist Church in Magee on Friday November 7th at 2 pm. Tutor Funeral Home of Magee is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.