Mary Laura Justice Bland, 65, of Wilmington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Davis Health Care Center.

She was born on April 21, 1947 in Wilmington, NC to the late Billy and Nellie Batson Justice.

Mary is survived by her three children; Sharon Elizabeth Bland, Laura Gail Bland Combs (Mike) and Paul Douglas Bland, Jr.; two grandsons, Raleigh William Combs and William Douglas Combs; sister, Evelyn Justice McFee (brother-in-law Don McFee); several nieces and nephews.

Mary loved her family dearly. Her grandsons were the light of her life. She was a member of Wilmington Bible Chapel since 1974. Mary loved her Lord and lived her life accordingly. Her life was a testimony to everyone around her.

The family would like to thank the staff at Davis Health Care for their many years of care and companionship. They became her second family. Her daughters would also like to thank Wilmington Bible Chapel for their faithfulness to Mama.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 26, 2012 at Wilmington Bible Chapel, 5026 Chester Street.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wilmington Bible Chapel, P. O. Box 10185, Wilmington, NC 28411.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel

Online condolences at

Funeral Home

Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
1617 MARKET ST Wilmington, NC 28401

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2012