Mary Adell Lockey McLemore, age 95, formerly of Elizabeth City, NC died on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Commonwealth Senior Living Georgian Manor in Chesapeake, VA. Mary was born in Charlotte, NC on July 10, 1926 to the late Caleb Paul Lockey and Lillie Adelle Kirby Lockey. She was the widow of Foye A. McLemore, Sr. her loving husband of sixty-six years who preceded her in death in 2012. A hard working, loving mother, sister, and wife, she raised five children and worked part-time while her husband served in the U. S. Navy. A founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church, she was a devoted Catholic who was always on the go serving her church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary T. Sturtevant of Cypress, TX; a son, Foye A. McLemore, Jr. and wife Debra of Currituck, NC; a sister, Ida Helms; a daughter-in-law, Cathy McLemore; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and seven great great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two daughters, Sylvia E. Mayes and Pamela A. Grass; a son, Kenneth James McLemore; daughter, Mary Elizabeth McLemore; a son-in-law, Barratt C. Sturtevant; ten siblings; and a grandchild.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Nurse Angela Fleetwood and Chaplain Desroy Nevins of Medi Home Health and Hospice, Chesapeake, VA for their exceptional care of Mary.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1453 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 with Father Jim Buchholz officiating. The family will greet visitors immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.
Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the family of Mrs. McLemore. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
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