Margaret Mary Ford Campbell passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. Born on July 14, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Francis Bennett and Anna Mae (Breechtel) Ford. Because her father worked in shipping, she was raised in New Orleans and several cities along the east coast. She was a graduate of Dominican College in New Orleans and later worked as a medical technologist at Hotel Dieu hospital when she met the love of her life Guy D. Campbell. They were married in May 1950 and a year later had one child. Together they lived in the Mississippi TB Sanatorium and New Orleans where her husband finished his Medical Residency and in 1955 they moved to Jackson to join the faculty of the newly opened University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For the remainder of her life she was a resident of the Jackson area. She was quite active in numerous organizations including the medical auxiliaries at St. Dominic and UMMC. A longtime member of her beloved St. Richard Catholic Church, she served in numerous capacities including helping to build to 20 of the first 21 homes for Habitat for Humanity. Her interests spanned from service work to her community, to culture, arts, and sciences. She attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama twice and also explored art, painting numerous lovely religious icons.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Guy Douglas Campbell, Sr. She is survived by her son, Dr. G. Douglas Campbell, Jr. (Lynda), of Ridgeland; her older sister, Elaine Ford, of Metairie; step grandchildren, Heather Filbeck, of Dallas and Suzanna Rula (Stephen), of Ridgeland; step great grandchildren, Sara Kate Rula and Nicholas Rula; step in-laws, Richard and Sherry Rula; and a host of other relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Richard Catholic Church on Tuesday June 15, with visitation starting at 9:30 and mass beginning at 10:30. Father John Bohn will serve as celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Dominic Hospital for their wonderful care especially Drs. Sheppard and Savalas and 2N nurses Emma and Abbey and the caring and loving attention she received at St. Catherine’s especially at Tuscany. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Habitat for Humanity.