Mary Louise Koonce


KINSTON - Mary Louise Koonce, 77, of 307 E. Grainger Ave., died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, from Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, from the United American Free Will Baptist Tabernacle with the Rev. John Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Survivors include sons, Clifton L. Koonce of Maryland and Marcellus Johnson, both of Kinston; daughters, Edna Harrell, Elder Carolyn B. Koonce and Elder Bettie Hall, all of Kinston, Patricia Koonce of South Carolina and Sherrie Jones of Virginia; brother, Canady Flowers Jr. of New York; sisters, Daisy Chadwick of Maryland and Katheleen Murrell of Kinston; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place Monday, Nov. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to

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Published in Free Press from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14, 2013