Thursday, April 12, 2018

Linda Busby

Linda Ulmer Busby, age 69, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at her residence in Ackerman, MS. She was born in Louisville, MS on June 3, 1948, to Billy and Evie Ulmer. She was the oldest of six children. The funeral was held Saturday, April 14th, at Chester Baptist Church, followed by burial on Sunday, April 15th, at Antioch Community Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Busby graduated West Point High School and received her Associates degree from Wood Junior College where she met her husband, M.P. Busby. They were married on August 31, 1968. Mrs. Busby enjoyed being a house wife and mother of four children. She later pursued a Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Mississippi State University. She proudly taught at Ackerman Elementary School in the fourth grade for 23 years and considered her work a mission to share God's love with others. She positively impacted many children in Choctaw County.

Mrs. Busby was a long-time member of Chester Baptist Church where she served as a children's Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, and VBS volunteer. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and reflected his character in her everyday life. She was a faithful follower of Christ and left a legacy of faith for her family.
Mrs. Busby was preceded in death by her father, Billy Ulmer, and mother, Evie Ulmer. Mrs. Busby is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, M.P. Busby, four children, Amy Busby McKenzie (Scott) of Madison, MS, Tracy Busby Weekley (Michael) of Laurel, MS, Shelia Busby Cagle (Tommy) of Ackerman, MS, David Busby of Vicksburg, MS, and 11 grandchildren. She is also survived by her 5 siblings, Bettye Duhon of Biloxi, MS, Steve Ulmer of Mathiston, MS, Jean Gaskin of Pearl, MS, Bob Ulmer of Hattiesburg, MS, and Carl Ulmer of Caledonia, MS.
 Memorials may be sent to Baptist Children's Village P.O. Box 27 Clinton, MS 39060-0027.