On April 27, 1954 - GOD in His infinite wisdom sent his gift to the matrimonial couple of Thomas Dowdy and Emma Goddard - Dowdy - a beautiful baby - girl - so peaceful, loving and jovial. She was born in Martin County, Williamston, NC and was the third of four children.
Mary earned her heavenly wings on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Mary accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Way of the Cross Church in Williamston, NC and later joined the congregation of Paradise Christian Center, Greenville, NC.
Mary received her education at E.J. Hayes High School and was employed at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.
Mary was one who enjoyed Artistic Ceramics Designing. She was a joy to be around her humble sweet presence and cherish her creative designs.
Mary was a hard and faithful worker, one who loved her family, but most importantly, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all of her Heart, Mind and Soul.
Those who knew her and encountered her whether in person, or by phone knew that her conversations would always be about the supernatural presence of the Lord!
Mary’s sons Tyrone and Isiah Bland both preceded her in death. In addition her husband Jerry Lee Barrett also preceded her in death.
Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories one devoted son Curtis Cornelius Bland of Greenville, NC. Two adorable granddaughters, KaNeya Bland of Greenville, NC and Jamaria Bland of Colbert, GA.
Four charming grandsons Jamari Bland and Isaac Bland Jr. both of Colbert, GA, Isiah M. Bland and Curtis Cornelius Bland, Jr. both of Windsor, NC.
One precious great grandson Khyrie Watts of Greenville, NC. Two loving and praying sisters - Dora Dowdy - Smith of Williamston, NC and Nany White (Eugene) of Arizona.
One faithful brother Thomas Dowdy Jr. (Linda) of Williamston, NC, host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends namely - Maxine, Junior, Ander, Elsie, Linda B., Calvin, Myine, Cassady, Camellia; Ruth, Clyde, Garland, Johnnie, Tony, Renee, Jermaine, Marvin, Vanessa, Martha, William C. Garland, Alevis, and Stephanie.
Walk through viewing 11 to 12 Saturday, May 1st, 2021 CORNERSTONE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 713 WARREN STREET, WILLIAMSTON, NC
Funeral service is invitational
INTERMENT will be at WOODLAWN CEMETERY