Julia Mae Falkenheiner Montfort

Published 3:18 pm Monday, March 18, 2024

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Sept. 20, 1926 – March 17, 2024

WOODVILLE – Services for Julia Mae Falkenheiner Montfort, 97, of Woodville, MS, who died Sunday, March 17, 2024, will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 2024, at Woodville Methodist Church with Pastor Daniel Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time in the church; graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Newman Funeral Home.

Julia Mae was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Natchez, the daughter of Charles Theodore Falkenheiner and Stella Lessley Falkenheiner. After growing up in Woodville and graduating from Woodville High School, she attended Louisiana State University and the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. After college, she married Gideon Best Montfort, the love of her life, on June 16, 1948. She lived all of her life in Woodville where she was involved in various civic, church, and social activities, including the Irwin Russell Club, Woodville Civic Club, First Families of Mississippi, Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of Lessley Methodist Church. She was a beloved English and History teacher at Woodville Attendance Center and later at Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Montfort Trevillion and husband, Eric; her granddaughter, Mary Stewart Trevillion Habig and husband, Ken; her great-grandchildren, William Dorsey Habig, Douglas Kendrick Habig, Jr. and wife, Kelsey, Lauren Habig Carr and husband, Blake; great-great-grandchildren, Hudson and Addison Carr; brother, James Falkenheiner; niece, Lyn Falkenheiner, and nephew, Frank Montfort and wife, Janice.

The family would like to offer special thanks to her caregivers Eva Brown and Joan Brown and our grateful thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Field Hospital, Centreville, MS.

Memorials may be made to Woodville Methodist Church, Wilkinson County Christian Academy, or the charity of your choice.