HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The murder of Ann Georgian comes as a shock to many friends and family.
WDAM is learning more about the retired school teacher and her life outside the classroom.
"I was really sad and angry that someone would do something like that to a wonderful person," said Ursula Jones, a friend of Georgian.
Friends like Jones said they still cannot believe their friend is gone forever.
"She had a smile that would light up the room when she walked in, she was kind and considerate," Jones said.
The ladies worked together at Hawkins Junior High School, and they both shared a passion for teaching and a close friendship.
"She chose to spend her life serving others as a teacher and an educator and doing good things for other people," Jones said.
Georgian also worked at Hattiesburg High School as a German and English teacher in 1984.
She worked for the Hattiesburg Public School District for several years and was a former assistant principal at Hattiesburg High School.
During her time working for the district, she met her friend, Jim Pierce.
"She was a lot of fun to be around and very intelligent," Pierce said.
They worked together for a few years, but after she retired in 2002, they still kept in touch.
"I wish we had done lunch a lot sooner, it would've been fun to have that one last visit with her," Pierce said.
To her friends in the education community, she was considered family and someone they will never forget.
"She considered me a friend and that is a honor for somebody of her caliber to call you their friend," Jones said.