Mary Witherspoon

Mary Lenora Witherspoon

Sunday, October 26th, 1952 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Mary Lenora Witherspoon was a native of Mobile, Alabama, born on October 26, 1952 and transitioned this life on August 26. 2020. Mary was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Bethtones for over 40 years; the chairman of the family fun days for over 10 years; Sunday School teacher and an active member of Bible Study. She was a 1970 graduate of Lillie B. Williamson High School. She earned a Bachelor Degree from the University of South Alabama and a Masters Degree from Troy University. Mary was a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Mary was a committed and dedicated aunt for her nieces and nephews. She loved her family members be they sisters, brothers aunts or cousins.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Dan Witherspoon and Catherine Pompey Witherspoon, three brothers, Dan Witherspoon II, Ronald Edward Witherspoon, McKinley Dan Witherspoon, and one niece Miriam Witherspoon. She leaves to cherish her loving memories of two devoted sisters, Catherine Witherspoon Perine and Bernadette Witherspoon Johnson of Mobile, four devoted nephews, Dan Witherspoon III of Atlanta, Georgia, Wesley Danord Perine (Naomig) of Dallas, Texas, Sgt. Jason Johnson (Audrey) of Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Ronald Bramen Witherspoon (Cheila) of Mobile, three nieces, Danette Scott (Derrick), Casey Latrice Perine and Danisha Love Johnson, eight great nieces, Madison Kenny, Amore’ Johnson, Peyton Newberry, Demia Scott, Deria Scott of Mobile, Ariel Rodriguez of Dallas, Texas, Anya Riley ,Naomi Johnson of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, four great nephews, Antonio Kidd, Ronald Witherspoon Jr. of Mobile, Trevon Kindle,Jordon Johnson of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, three sister-in-laws. Claretha W. Finley, Maudette C. Witherspoon, and Shirley P. Witherspoon of Mobile, numerous God children, three close family ties Kinard Henson, Una Williamson, Wilbert Paige of Mobile. a host of dedicated and devoted cousins and caring sorority sisters and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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    (Masks are required before entering) 10 visitors at a time within the facility per family. The family request that you please govern your visiting time(5-10 Minutes) in consideration for others.
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 9:00am
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 9:00am
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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Frederick McCaster

Posted at 08:01pm
May my condolences bring the family comfort and my prayer ease the pain of this loss. Mary Witherspoon may be gone but she will never be forgotten! SPOON1 always loved and the heartbeat of 86-5!

Marlene Calloway

Posted at 04:29pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. She lit up a room when she entered, and had a voice that could not be replicated! She preached to the masses through music. Bethel will definitely miss her voice and her presence in church. Her sweet spirit and the love she had for the children of Bethel will also be missed. Mary walked the walk and didn’t just talk the talk. She gave her time and talents to the youth and other organizations in Bethel. Her work here on earth is done. Rest Mary in the arms of Jesus! Great is your reward!!!!
Rev. Marlene R. Calloway (Greenville, South Carolina)

Andrea Whitfield

Posted at 01:33pm
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of (Mrs.Mary Witherspoon),,you are in my thoughts and prayers,,love you (Mary),may you rest in paradise🙏😭

Pat Butler

Posted at 01:08pm
There was only one Mary Witherspoon .when she walked in the room she got everybody’s attention with her smile and a joke .whenever I was down she could instantly pick me up we shall miss you our dear friend and sister thanks for all the smiles I love you Pat Butler at WGOK

Soror Marilynn Edwards Posted at 08:27pm

We continue to keep our Soror beautiful Family in pray!

Patricia Carstarphen

Posted at 03:25am
To My Witherspoon Family, My Deepest Sympathy and Love
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