Mary Elizabeth Ferrell Stephens CHARLOTTE - Mary Elizabeth Ferrell Stephens, age 91, of Charlotte, passed away Feb. 21, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4622 Nations Crossing, Reverend Matthew T. Miller and Reverend Jim Posey officiating. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, at Forest Lawn West Funeral Home, 4601 Freedom Drive. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. Mrs. Stephens was born in Gaston County July 15, 1922, daughter of the late Lomax Bryant and Lula Virginia Smith Ferrell. She was member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Esther Sunday School Class, Fish Group at Calvary Baptist Church, had served as a volunteer at Marion Diehl Senior Center and retired after 30 years at Package Products. Surviving are daughter Gail S. Miller and husband, Steve of Nebo, and son R. Michael Stephens, of Charlotte; grandchildren, Matthew T. Miller and wife, Brooke of US Army Anchorage, Alaska, Amanda G. Miller of Gates; five great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Withers of Denver; and a brother, Ralph Ferrell and wife, Doris of Huntersville; and 25 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy N. Stephens, four brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549. Offer condolences through www.forestlawnwest.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 24, 2014