The Millington Police Department is investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
According to family members, Amy Lange and her estranged husband, Mark Perry, were found dead at a home located on the 3000 block of Oakhurst Avenue.
Lange was highly regarded as a Shelby County Schools teacher. She was previously honored as MCHS Teacher of the Year, as well as SCS Teacher of the Year.
"She has this uncanny ability to pull out the creative side of students," Millington Central High School Principal Mark Neal said in a video done about Lange when she was honored as Teacher of the Year.
Mark Perry's father, James, opened up to Action News 5 after learning about the tragedy. He said his son was struggling with the couple's breakup. The two separated after almost five years of marriage several months ago. However, they were still legally married.
"I want people to know that Mark was not a vicious kind of person," said James. "He couldn't handle it being a break up, living without his wife, so, he just settled it so he wouldn't have to."