Mary Ann Carpenter age 89, made her transition from earth to Glory on Thursday August 9, 2017. Mary was born to Cliff and Viola Alexander August 22, 1927 in Bellamy, Alabama. Mary was the oldest of three children. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Douglas Carpenter Sr. on March 22, 1956 in Gary, Indiana. To this union one son was born Douglas Carpenter Jr. Mary was a faithful member of Logan Park Assembly of Christ Church where she served as Church Clerk, Sunday School Secretary and a member of SS class 15. She also was a Vice President of Logan Park Usher Board. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Cliff and Viola Alexander, brothers Cleveland Alexander and Johnny Barnes Jr. She leaves to cherish her fond memories devoted son Douglas Carpenter Jr. of Gary, IN, sister Shirley Scales of New York, NY, 2 sisters-in-law Linda and Johnnie Carpenter of Gary, IN, special nieces Dorothy (Ernest ) Carter and Joyce (Ronald) Gregory of Merrillville, IN, 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, August18, 2017 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Family Hour from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. All services at Logan Park Assembly of Christ Church, 1513 Polk St. Gary, IN. Bishop George L. Stearnes, Pastor. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18, 2017.