SHELBY-Mrs. Mary Madelean Douglas, 73, of 423 Highland Avenue, Shelby, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in Cleveland County to the late Earline Woods Dawkins and Roy Brown.
Mary was employed with Cleveland Regional Medical Center for more than 30 years. She loved to draw and she loved her flowers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy John "B.J." Douglas; one brother, Robert Franklin Woods; and sisters, Helen Louise McCoy, Warnerlee Marion and Annie Carolyn Parker.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Brenda Douglas Grier (Charles) of Shelby; two brothers, Willie Hush (Betty) of Shelby and Kenneth Washington of Gastonia; five sisters, Beulah Mae Lyons, Earline Bess, Angel Dawkins, all of Shelby, Sandra Woods of Charlotte, and Zalina Roberts of Yanceyville; six grandchildren, Ginger Douglas Latta (Vincent) of Fayetteville, Kerri Douglas Thurman (Jeramie) of Shelby, Antonyo Douglas (Crystal) of Conover, Reginald "Antwan" (Marie) of Shelby, Charles Grier Jr. (Amora) of Savannah, Ga., and Carlos Grier of Shelby; nine great-grandchildren, Jericha Thurman, Kimora Latta, Jeramie Thurman Jr., Vincent Latta II, Ja'Keyra Thurman, Ja'mareon Thurman, Nevaeh Douglas, Imoni Latta and Nigel Latta; step-great-grandchildren, Horatio Anderson, Keyasia Anderson, Kalundra Anderson, Dayshawanna Anderson, Nevaeh Brown and Keturah Reed; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Washington and Margie Douglas Stapleton, both of Shelby; a brother-in-law, Thomas Douglas of Shelby; two special friends, Thomas "Meatloaf" Moton and Ruth Thurman, both of Shelby; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hoppers Chapel Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Robert Coleman
Funeral Home: Enloe Mortuary is serving the family
Online Condolences: www.enloes.net