At 4:58 am on Saturday, September 2, 2023, Jeannette Marie Cummings got her wings.  The loss of boss MamaHummus has felt catastrophic in many ways, but we – as a family – can find comfort in the fact that she is now at peace, free from suffering, back in the arms of her parents and the many other loved ones that left this Earth before her.  

Our beloved Jeanne, pillar of our family was the fourth daughter of seven, born to Martin Cummings – an Irish immigrant – and Jane McInerney – a loving mother and public school teacher.  She married the love of her life, Mohamed Hamid, on July 1,1984, and together, they had two beautiful children, Shea and Molly.  Jeanne made a tremendous impact on her community.  She was the proud business owner of Kansas City’s #1 local, hummus company since 1998 – Mo’s World’s Greatest Hummus. Jeanne spent her life bringing the community together over delicious meals at former Kansas City icons like the Cafe Nile and the Grille on Broadway.  She always supported local herself.  She was a social justice advocate and an active member of Visitation Catholic Church serving as a Eucharist minister for many years.  She went out of her way to take care of and to empower others.  She knew no strangers and believed there was good in everyone.

The Hummus Queen was known by all those who adored her as fiery, spunky, positive, faith-filled, loving, compassionate, generous, kind … and so much more.  She carried these qualities with her until the very end, her beaming smile reminding others no matter how hard the struggle, there is beauty – all around us.  There is hope.  Jeanne taught her loved ones through her words and her actions to love unconditionally.  The Galway girl was joyful, always giving, always sharing.

In her final moments, Jeanne was surrounded by family and friends.  She was enveloped in prayers, songs, stories, and laughter.  The sun shone brightly – not too hot, not too cold; it was just right.  Even in her last moment, with her two sisters, it was as if she was reminding her family that despite all the brokenness in this world, there was still light.  

Jeanne is survived by her husband Mohammed, son Shea and his wife Morgan, daughter Molly and her husband Zeke, and grandchildren Martin, Oscar, Amelia, Jane, and twin boys, Kieran and Rory arriving in November.  She is also survived by her six siblings –  Margie, Eddie, Brian, Kevin, Patty, Sean, their spouses – John, Mary, Luanne, Alex, and Cathy and her many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

A rosary will be held at 9 am, Friday, September 8th at Visitation Church, followed by the wake, and mass at 11am.  In lieu of flowers, donations  may be sent to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, KCMO 64145, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St. Leavenworth KS 66048 or St. Benedict’s Abbey, 1020 N 2nd St, Atchison, KS 66002. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.

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