Mary Alice (McRae) White, 72, passed away at home in Holly Springs, N.C. on Thursday February 21, 2013, of congestive heart failure with her family by her side.
Mary Alice was born on October 16th, 1940 to the late Joseph McRae and Christine Godwin McRae. Mary Alice grew up in Red Springs, NC. Throughout her adult life she resided in Florida, Texas, and Virginia. Over the years she loved planting beautiful flower gardens, oil painting, walking her dogs, sipping a cup of hot coffee, and spending time with friends, family, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchild “Lily”. Mary Alice was preceded in death by her husband Howard White.
She is survived by her loving sister Flora Mae Krogman, her loving children: son Dwayne White of Durham NC, daughter Anna and son in-law Kevin Heyel of Holly Springs NC, daughter Alicia Yanchisin of Pinehurst NC/Stuttgart Germany, three grandchildren: Amanda Hill of Austin Texas, Christopher White (wife Lauren and great grandchild Lily) of Fort Mitchell Alabama, Karoline White Morris (husband Tyler) of Amarillo Texas, and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Mary Alice was an active church member at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Aberdeen, NC from 2005 through 2009. Due to health related issues Mary Alice moved to Holly Springs NC so she could be closer to her children. Mary Alice received Jesus Christ as her savior and shared with her daughter Anna that she was ready to go home.
Family will receive friends Sunday afternoon February 24, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home, 40229 US 1 Hwy S, Aberdeen, NC.
A memorial service will be held at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 217 S. Pinehurst Street, Aberdeen, NC on Monday morning February 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Following the memorial service will be a graveside service at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs, NC.