SHELBY-Ms. Mary Dee Cole Gordon, 85, of Shelby, passed away on March 31, 2013, at Hospice of Kings Mountain.
Born in Rutherford County on April 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ghoey and Hattie Cole. Ms. Gordon was a member of Hoey Memorial United Methodist Church. She will be remembered most for her strength, generous heart, and her love of God and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Datus C. Gordon.
Ms. Gordon is survived by two sons, Datus (Danny) Gordon and wife Jane of Lawndale, and Alan Gordon and wife Jane of Dallas; two daughters, Marsha Hutchins and husband Charles of Grover, and Cindy England and husband Rodney of Grover; twelve grandchildren, Wendy Risko (William), Brandon Hutchins, Nikki Enge (Brian), Ashley Goforth, Jana Goss (Troy), Jason Scruggs (Tosha), Jessica Talbert (Daniel), Joshua Gordon, Justin Gordon, April Stowers (John Paul), Kayla Price (J.T.) and Tyler England; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family gratefully acknowledges the excellent care provided by the staff of Hospice of Kings Mountain.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston, and at other times, the family will be at the home of Danny and Jane Gordon, 3431 Robert Cornwell Road, Lawndale.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel
Officiated By: The Rev. Priscilla Walker and the Rev. Ernie Cole
Burial: 1 p.m. graveside at Holly Springs Baptist Church, 1541 Harris Holly Spring Road, Rutherfordton.
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com