Mary Elizabeth McNeely
10/23/1940 - 7/25/2018

Mary Elizabeth Shelton McNeely, 77, of Greenville, passed away July 25, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sullivan Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, 2018  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary Elizabeth was born October 23, 1940 in Irving, Texas to Elmer Shelton and Annie Bell Bevins Shelton. On June 7, 1957 she married William Elmer McNeely, the love of her life. They were married 59 years at the time of his death in 2016. 

Mary’s joy was her family. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, bird-watching and Saturday morning garage sales. Her life’s work was caring for children and making a home for her family. Mary was a life- long member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and found great comfort in her daily Scripture reading.

Mary is survived by her brother Joe Shelton; son John McNeely, daughters Colleen Procopio and Molly Parsons; grandchildren, Marissa Marchand, Tommy Jenkins, Savannaha McNeely, Travis, Colton and Spencer Parsons; great-grandchildren, Jaiden and Julian Martinez and Addy Neely Graham. She was preceded in death by her parents; children Jeremy and Kathleen McNeely; and brother John Shelton.

Pallbearers will be Wes Parsons, Justin Parsons, Tommy Jenkins, Gary Chartney, Jefferson Rogers, Jeff Isham and Gerald Brown.
Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Shuler.

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