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Mother Mary Faye Coward Wright

April 19, 1940 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Mother Wright Obituary

Ms. Mary Coward Wright, 83, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023 in Greenville, NC surrounded by her loving family.

Mother Mary Faye Coward Wright affectionally known as “Red”, “Aunt Red” and “Faye”, was born and raised in Winterville, North Carolina on April 19, 1940, to the late Clennel and Mary Sanders Coward. She was married to the late James Warren Stocks for five years. On Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 10:05 pm she made this transition from this earthly life at ECU Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina.

Mary attended W. H. Robinson Union in Winterville, NC. Mary was a dedicated worker. She worked for John and Angel Melvin’s family for approximately thirty years. She also worked for Hoover Taft for approximately twenty years. Mary was quiet, sweet, kind, humble and a beautiful spirit. She always had a smile for everyone who met her regardless, if she knew you or not. She loved to help anyone, and if she had it, you had it too. Also, if she didn’t have it, she would go out of her way to make sure you had what you needed. Mother Mary also had a profound love for jewelry.

 Mary joined Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She was a faithful and dedicated member for approximately sixty years. She was a member of the Young Adult Choir, traveling Choir, Senior Choir, and the Community Choir. In 2020, she joined Healing & Deliverance Ministry, Greenville, NC under the leadership of her daughter, Pastor Wanda House. 

Mother Mary loved the Lord! Her favorite scripture was “Psalm 23” which she loved to quote all the time.  She loved to sing, she loved hymns and some of her favorite’s songs were: “Touch me, Lord Jesus, Lord I Know you Been So Good to Me, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”, and “There’s a God Who Knows It All.” She loved gospel artists, Pastor Luther Barnes, Slim and the Supreme Angels, and Doc Mackenzie. Mary loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mary touched the lives of so many people and she will be greatly missed!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clennel and Mary Coward; husband, James Warren Stocks; two sisters, Linda Harris and Rhebia Streeter; four brothers, Willie Clennel Coward, Leon Coward, James Coward, and Julius Carmon.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Pastor Reginald Stocks (Cynthia)  of the home, Pastor Wanda House (Lamont) of Greenville, NC; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five sisters, Lillie White of Greenville, NC, Sandra Gardner of Greenville, NC, Rosa Moore of Winterville, NC, Ann Burley of Winterville, NC, and Esther Coward of Greenville, NC; one brother, Robert Coward of Greenville, NC; one brother-in-law, George Stocks of Greenville, NC; four sister-in-laws, Minster Brenda Coward of Winterville, NC, Mae Franklyn of New Haven, CT, Barbara Wilks of Atlanta, GA, and Shirley Stocks of Greenville, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; one special cousin, Queenie Johns Wyandanch of NY; and her close friends, Velma Farmer of Baltimore, MD, Elder Gladys Peterson of Greenville, NC, Elder Denise Burney of Greenville, NC, and Mabelene Harris of Greenville, NC.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Heavenly Arms Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, 8482 E. Marlboro Rd. Suite G Farmville, N.C. 27828

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January 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Carmon,Garris,Gorham, & Harper Memorial Chapel
8482 E. Marlboro Road Suite G
Farmville, NC 27828

Inspirational Wake
January 5, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carmon,Garris,Gorham, & Harper Memorial Chapel
8482 E. Marlboro Road Suite G
Farmville, NC 27828

Celebration of Life
January 6, 2024

1:00 PM
Haddock's Chapel UAFWB Church
1548 Ivy Rd.
Winterville, NC 28590


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