07/06/05 — MARY T. WISE

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1918 - 2005

Mary Belle Thompson Wise, 86, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

She was most recently a resident at Brian Center Healthcare of Goldsboro

She was born in Wayne County to the late Thomas and Mary Etta Thompson of the Grantham Community and was married to the late Fred Wise Sr.

She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Ray Wise; a grandson, Jeffery Moore; one brother, Willie Thompson; and three sisters, Flossie Simmons, Hazel Snipes and Cleo Wagner.

She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church in Dudley and was a member of the Home Extension Club. Everyone enjoyed her great cooking. She worked for many years at Americal Corporation. She was most proud of her nine children and many grandchildren.

She is survived by four sons, Jimmy Wise and wife, Linda, of Eureka, Danny Wise and wife, Patsy, of Cape Carteret, Fred Wise Jr. and wife, Violet, of Dudley and Jackie Wise of Dudley; four daughters, Shirley Moore and husband, John, of Grifton, Jean McCoy and husband, Sheridan, of Cove City, Patricia Cox and husband, Bobby, of Dudley and Mary Margaret Holley and husband, Roger, of Niceville, Fla.; and nineteen grandchildren, thirty four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Roger Smith, David Wise, Stevie Herring, Fred Herring, Mark Wise and Tommy Wise. Honorary pallbearers will be Tsgt. Paul Holley (USAF), Spec. Matthew Holley (US Army) and Jeffery Moore.

The family received friends Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. The Revs. Johnny Sasser and Rick Mondell officiated. Burial was in Wayne Memorial Park.

Flowers are welcome; however, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Emmaus Baptist Church, 714 Emmaus Church Road, Dudley, N.C., 28333.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on July 6, 2005 1:46 PM