VanLandingham Retires from North Mississippi Medical Clinics
Co-workers honored Margaret VanLandingham with a retirement reception Feb. 14.
Margaret VanLandingham, corporate accountant, has retired from North Mississippi Medical Clinics after 30 years.
VanLandingham is a graduate of Red Bay High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1984 from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. After graduation, she joined the accounting department of Catherine’s Stout Shops at the Memphis headquarters. She became the first accountant there to manage rental payments by computer for their 450 stores.
A few years later she joined the Itawamba Community College staff in Fulton and taught the computer literacy program. The following year she was named plant accountant for Denton Mills in New Albany and worked there for several years.
In April 1990, VanLandingham joined North Mississippi Medical Center’s Accounting Department. In June 1990 when North Mississippi Medical Clinics was established, she became the corporate accountant.
VanLandingham was named as the clinics’ Employee of the Month in June 2019 and Employee of the Year in January. She has eased her way into retirement, going from full-time to part-time in October 2019. “I love the people I work with,” she said. “The work is the work; it’s all about the people.”
She and her husband, Benjy, have been married since 1986 and have two children – David (Morgan) VanLandingham of Olive Branch and Elizabeth (Christopher) Easterling of Richland. Retirement will allow her more time to babysit their grandsons—Owen VanLandingham, 1, and Daniel Easterling, who will turn 3 in May.
She is an active member of Wallerville Baptist Church in New Albany. She also serves as an ambassador with Eight Days of Hope and has not missed a rebuild project yet.
In March, she and Benjy will head out for a six-month hiking expedition covering all 2,194 miles of the Appalachian Trail. When they return from that trip, she looks forward to working in their garden, planning a cruise vacation and kayaking the Mississippi River.