Mary Ann Moore Sugg
December 2, 1927 - January 22, 2014

KENNEL'S BEACH - Mary Ann Moore Sugg, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, left this life on January 22, 2014. She was born in Kinston, N.C. to Herman Cary Moore Sr. and Ada Basden Moore. She graduated from Grainger High School and attended Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 58 years, E. Walker Sugg, and her brother, Herman Cary Moore Jr. Mary Ann was a strong Christian woman who enjoyed her involvement for many years with Northwest Christian Church in Kinston and later with Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe. Throughout her life, Mary Ann loved cooking, making homemade peach ice cream, sewing, spending time at her and Walker's river house at Kennel's Beach, and taking care of her beloved family. Those who knew and loved her will miss her cheerful personality, positive attitude, warm friendly smile, and eyes that sparkled. She made friends with everyone she met. Mary Ann's greatest joy in life was her family. Surviving her are son, Emmett W. Sugg and wife Dena, of Wilmington; daughter Ann S. Leary and husband Bob, of Cary; granddaughters Lindsay Allen and husband Zach, of Raleigh and Kimberly Leary of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; grandson Eric Sugg and wife Kelly, of Rougemont; and great-grandson, Walker Allen. She is also survived by her sister, Maxine Robertson of Greensboro and many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Mary Ann's family extend heartfelt thanks to her dear friends, Kent and Betty Lee, and to her loving caregivers, Linda Lupton and Maddie Nelson, all who provided much help, comfort, and love to her in her later years. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 at Westview Cemetery on Hillcrest Road in Kinston, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Bethany Christian Church, 8126 NC 306 Hwy., Arapahoe, NC 28510 or Northwest Christian Church, 2009 Carey Road, Kinston, NC 28501. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Sign the guest book at (Paid obituary)

Published by Free Press from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27, 2014.
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We will always remember how lovely Mrs. Sugg looked when we saw her at church in Cary. She was so put together; her hair perfect and her clothes and jewelry so classy. What a lovely woman. She was always gracious and friendly. Ann, you are blessed and so much like your mother. We wish all your family comfort at this time. Love to all of you.
Jim and Nancy Pomeranz
January 24, 2014
Dear Ann, Emmett, and family,
All of the Olivers are saddened to learn of your mom's passing. I am sure you have many fond memories of her especially at KB just as we do. May they bring you comfort during your time of loss. Love the pic you chose here. Just think Mary Ann has now crossed the river Jordan and oh what glory she is experiencing! Love and prayers to all of you.
Lynne and family
January 24, 2014
Dear Family, Mary Ann was a joy to know
and be with. We will miss her.
Herb & Helen Purser
January 24, 2014
We love and miss you already.
Merritt and Linda
Merritt Watson
January 24, 2014
My Aunt Mary Ann has passed on a legacy of strength and courage inherited from her parents and evidenced in her children Ann and Emmett. She always displayed a positive attitude and such a zest for life. Our family was truly blessed by her life. Love to all of the family.
Merilyn Moore Robertson Williams & Family
January 24, 2014
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