Mary  Alford

Mary Alford


March 29, 1928 – August 14, 2013

RALEIGH – Mary Lee Alford, 85, went home to her Lord on Wednesday.  A native of Wake Co., she was daughter to the late Thomas William & Ida Faison Lee.   Mary grew up working with her family at the Lee Family Grocery as well as on their farm.  She loved flowers and passed the joy of gardening on to her daughters.  Mary was a past Sunday School teacher for many years at Carolina Pines Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by granddaughter; Danielle Williams, siblings; David, Paul, Warren, & Carl Lee, Viola Bagley, and Shirley Stephens.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years; John Clellon Alford of the home, daughters; Brenda A. Williams (Lee) of Lewisville, NC, Bobbie A. Stuck (Danny) of Gloucester, VA, sister; Ruby Harris of Wendell, grandchildren; Jonathan Williams (Brittany), Heather Vance (Kelly), Brandon Poythress (Diana), great grandchildren; Ben Dejesus, Jr., Mikayla Rosario, Carter Williams, & Presley Williams.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Carolina Pines Baptist Church 2655 S Saunders St, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Funeral service, Saturday, 3 pm, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with private burial.  Visitation, 2-3 pm, prior to the service.

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