Mary O'Neal Ross

December 30, 1933 - July 12, 2017
Mary O'Neal Ross

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Mary O'Neal Ross
Mary O'Neal Ross age 83 a resident of 8925 NC Hwy 32 N in Washington, NC passed away Wednesday July 12, 2017 at her home.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, July 17, 2017 at St. Clair's Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017 at St. Clair's Church of Christ. Rick Godley, Adam Burbage, Thomas Burbage, Austin Wallace, Matt Boyd and Tom Burbage will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Ross was born in Hyde County on December 30, 1933 the daughter of the late Theodore Henry O'Neal and Annie Elizabeth Cox O'Neal. She was a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ where she, was in charge of the nursery for years taking care of many generations of children. Mrs. Ross had a strong love for her family and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include five daughters: Dorinda Godley and husband Ricky of Bath; Cindy Shaw and husband David of Washington; Darla Burbage and husband Tom of Washington; Dale Nava of Chocowinity and Regina Boyd of Washington; 12 grandchildren: Rick Godley, Matt Boyd, Schyler Smith, Lindsay Boyd, Thomas Burbage, Jr., Adam Burbage, Hailey Burbage, Kelly Luckie, Heather Dixon, Ashley Mitchell, Brianna Bland and David Allen Bland, Jr. and 21 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Fenner Joyner Ross, Jr., a grandson Mitchell Godley and a son-in-law Greg Boyd.
Flowers are appreciated or those wishing to send memorials may make them to St. Clair's Church of Christ/Building Fund c/o 9814 NC Hwy 99 S, Bath, NC 27808.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Ross family.

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

St. Clairs Church of Christ - Directions
9814 NC Hwy 99 S
Bath, NC 27808

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St. Clair's Church of Christ - Directions
9814 NC Hwy 99 S, Bath, NC 27808   T:252-964-4343
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • July 19, 2017
    Stacey Kilby Woolard says:
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • July 18, 2017
    Ira Garrett says:
    My heartfelt condolences. I remember Mrs Mary as a strong but caring woman. She and Mr. Fenner were Bayview "royalty".

  • July 16, 2017
    John Inzerillo says:
    Very nice memories through the years.

  • July 15, 2017
    Darla Burbage says:
    I love you mama!

  • July 15, 2017
    Dolores Morgan says:
    Girls, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I've got conflicts & can't attend visitation or the funeral but know that I care about you all & you've been such a blessing to me in the past!!!!

  • July 15, 2017
    Mac and Diane Daniels says:
    Dorinda, thinking of you and your family

  • July 15, 2017
    Marsha Roper says:
    So sorry for your loss. We will always think of Mary and her babies at church. She's with her Father and loved ones.

  • July 15, 2017
    Judy Arthur says:
    Girls, I am sorry to read of the loss of your mom, but I know that all of you know that she lived a full
    life and she was a hard working and loving mother and lady. I enjoyed the time that I worked with her
    at The Quarterdeck in the late 80's and I learned from her the meaning of life and love. May God bless
    all of you and comfort you at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • July 15, 2017
    Valerie Dixon and Major Smith Jr says:
    Sending Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Family.

  • July 15, 2017
    Christi Bintliff says:
    My heart aches for your family. I have known Mrs Mary for over 40 years. She was always kind, loving and so involved with her family. She will surely be missed by all that knew her. RIP

  • July 14, 2017
    Georgene Foster says:
    My deepest sympathy and love to all of Mary's family! I am so sorry to hear of your loss.