MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Monroe County Home sits on a road tucked away from the rest of world.
The home, which was built in 1948, had become a safe haven for those who couldn't find refuge anywhere else or just couldn't make it on their own.
But now, the home is in the process of closing for good.
"It's been here for many years, and recently, I was told not to admit any more residents. I'm not admitting, and I'm down to seven residents," said Home Administrator Angela Shackelford.
She recently turned in her letter of resignation after feeling like she had no choice due to the tightening state standards dealing with assisted living facilities and resident numbers being down.
"I found homes for all the residents. They can be placed in areas in the community. They know and I know many of the supporters in the community that support them will continue to support them," said Shackelford.
The home is in the district of Monroe County Supervisor Carol Crawford.
She said supervisors have known the county had to get out of the county home business at some point but praised the many people who sacrificed a normal life to serve others.
"We were happy they were here to take care of these residents that need the help and that they gave them the love, the attention and the home. But it was like having a tiger by the tail. At some point in time, the county would have to have a part in closing it and that the ladies were agreeable to do this at this time," said Crawford.
"It has been a lot of laughter, a lot of love and many joy and many lives changed because of here. Many people who wouldn't have a home come here," said staff member Nancy Wilson.
Residents and staff plan on having one more of their legendary Thanksgiving feasts before the home closes for good on December 1.