MARY P. McELVEEN
March 24, 1927 – September 24, 2011
SMITHFIELD – Mary Pate McElveen, 84, died Saturday surrounded by family. A native of Wake County she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. McElveen and a sister, Elizabeth McKinney.
She is survived by her children, Gwendolyn Gail Loftus (Russ) of Dever Wyoming, and Rhonda Lynn Whitaker (Artie) of Smithfield, Joseph Edward McElveen (Pam) of Raleigh, brother, Joseph Harris Pate of Smithfield, grandchildren, Christopher, Dasha, Amber Brandon, & Dakota Whitaker, Justin McKelveen, John & Nick Loftus, great grandchildren Zack & Bailey Loftus, and sister-in-law, Bessie McElveen
Visitation 4-5:30 pm, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net