Mary Wollerson Townsend

Mrs. Mary Wollerson Townsend

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wollerson Townsend, 100, will be 2pm Saturday February 23, 2013 at Wayside Pentecostal Church. Officiating the service with be Bishop Norris Poole and Rev. Tommy Cotten ; honorary minister will be Rev. Wayne Smith. Interment will follow at Providence Memorial Park Cemetery near Winnsboro.

Mrs. Townsend began her life journey on June 16, 1912 and continued her spiritual journey on Wednesday Morning February 20, 2013 at her home after an extended illness.

She was a native and resident of the Wayside Community, a homemaker and a caregiver; a charter member of Wayside Pentecostal Church.

Devoted wife of the late Floyd Townsend Sr.

Beloved mother of Pauline T. Clark and the late Floyd Townsend Jr.; mother-in-law of Billy R. Clark and the late Johnnie Mae Herrington Townsend; sister of Alton Wollerson and Oneida Smith and the late Julia, Aubrey, Evelyn, T. B., Osse, Samuel, Holland and Tilda; grandmother of Mike, Dena, Greg and Melanie; also survived by 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, host of nieces and nephews and special caregivers Ada Hutto, Debbie Brown, Wanda Ferris, and Darlene Davis.

Visitation for friends will be Friday 6pm until 8pm at the church.

Memorials preferred to the Wayside Church Building Fund.

Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Conducting the service will be funeral directors with Comers of Ferriday, Gill First National Winnsboro, Griffin West Monroe and Heritage New Orleans.

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Published in The News Star on Feb. 22, 2013