Mary Jo McLeod, 61, of  Brandon, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010 at her residence.  Mary Jo was born in Magee, MS on December 22, 1948, a daughter of Hilda Rae (Coulter) Herrington of Mt. Olive, MS and the late Hilton Herrington.  She was married to Jimmy L. McLeod who survives her.

Mary Jo, who was retired from the State Health Department, is survived by: a daughter, Julie Odom of Madison, MS;  a son, James Lamar McLeod of New Orleans, LA; and three grandchildren.  Mary Jo is also survived by  a sister, Rita  Dukes of Mendenhall, MS;  a brother, Clyde Herrington of Ridgeland, MS.   Visitation is Friday, October 8, 2010, from 5 pm to 8 pm  at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee.  There will be a second visitation Saturday morning from 9 am to 11 am at Siloam Baptist Church, Magee.  The religious service will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Jay Wesbrooks, Rev. Paul Roberts, and Rev. Raymond Jeffcoat  officiating.  Interment will be in Siloam Cemetery.