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Mary Ellen (Meadows) Nance

August 9, 1949 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 72)



Mary Ellen Meadows Nance, 72, of Orrum, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

She was born in Bladen County on August 9, 1949 to the late Charlie Meadows and Lorena Caulk Meadows. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Sherry Thompson Stewart, one brother Jeffery Wayne Meadows, one grandson, Casey Stewart and two great granddaughters, Alyssia Thompson and Liberty Thompson. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Scotty Mark Thompson of Lumberton, Kenneth Craig Thompson (Rhonda) of Orrum, daughter Mary Susan Thompson of Lumberton, brother Claude Meadows (Judy) of Bladenboro, her former husband Kenneth Lee Nance "Pebob" of Chadbourn, niece Jaclyn Nobles (Will) of Clarkton, one great niece and nephew, ten grandchildren, Jetta Day (Josh) of Pasadena, MD, Jennifer Thompson of Lumberton, Blair Thompson of Lumberton, Monica Stewart of Chadbourn, TJ Stewart (Brandi) of Chadbourn, Taylor Nobles (Donovan) of Chadbourn, Brandon Thompson (Alex) of Lumberton, Casey Ammons (Nick) of Red Springs, Austin Thompson (Jordan) of Orrum and Justin Thompson also of Orrum and her fur baby, Zip.

Mary was a strong, loving lady who enjoyed cooking and getting together with her family. She was known for her love of baking especially her homemade lemon pies. Her grandbabies always looked forward to eating and visiting with “Maw Maw”. Mary was pure country at heart. She was a flip flop wearing, John Deer Tractor and four-wheel riding kind of gal.  She had a love of the beach, flowers, carousels, and Christmas time. Her zest for life and her caring spirit will not soon be forgotten.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 6-8 pm at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in the Meadows Cemetery in Bladenboro officiated by Danny Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Families First, Inc. Attn: Greta Brown, P.O. Box 1776,121 West Main St., Whiteville, NC 28472

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June 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3131 Martin Luther King Drive
Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337

Graveside Service
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Meadows Cemetery, Bladenboro
4019 Bladenboro Road
Bladenboro, NC 28320

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