“Taking care of families is my passion…I hope to make the transition to long-term care as easy as possible for my residents and their families.”

– Melinda Lott, Administrator

Melinda Lott, RN


A place where seniors receive dignified care | Welcome to Magnolia Place.
Honoring your elders is something Melinda and Hank Lott and Kevin Cooksey (Melinda’s brother) take very seriously. When the need arose to care for Melinda and Kevin’s grandparents, they built a facility to meet the expectations they had for dignified care. Magnolia Place in Sumrall is the result of that labor of love. 17 years ago Melinda, Hank, and Kevin looked to expand their special level of care to our elderly population. Covington Ridge Retirement Home continues to provide the exemplary care they set out to establish.
providing quality, senior care
City of Sumrall, MS
Located in Downtown Sumrall, MS

Conveniently beside Dr. Rebecca Jameson’s Clinic

Only 15-20 minutes to Hattiesburg or Colins

Safe community with loving and caring staff

Psychiatrist, Dr. William Owens

Podiatrist, Dr. Denver Carter

Kelly Day, AGNP with Pioneer Healthcare

Dr. Rebecca Jaminson
Facility Director, Wesley Medical Care in Sumrall

Meet our directors
Melinda Lott

Melinda Lott

RN | Administrator

After graduating from Sumrall High School in 1993, Melinda enrolled at Jones Junior College on scholarship and received her Associates Nursing degree in 1997. Melinda began her career working at Hattiesburg Clinic from 1997 to 2000, the year she and her family decided to build Magnolia Place in Sumrall. She is married to Hank Lott and has three beautiful children: Lauren, Stone, and Tucker. They live in Sumrall and are active in Sumrall Baptist Church. Melinda is a member of the Collins Rotary Club, Covington County Chamber of Commerce, the Assisted Living Facilities Association, and serves as secretary on the Sumrall Development Foundation.

Pam Sumrall

Pam Sumrall

Director of Nursing

Pam has been with the company since 2009. She was in the Mississippi National Guard from 1983 to 1992 serving 5 years as a Combat Medic and 4 years as a Combat Nurse. She graduated from the Jones County Junior College nursing program in 1987 and worked at South Central Regional Medical Center until 2006. She then worked in home health until 2009 and has been with us since. Pam also spent four years as a first responder for the Soso Volunteer Fire Department. She has two children and loves caring for seniors.

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4901 Hwy 589

Sumrall, MS 39482