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Mary Alice Corbett

August 12, 1930 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 89)

      Mary Alice Kelly Corbett, 89, of Burgaw passed peacefully from her earthly life Thursday, October 10, 2019 at her home.

     She was born August 12, 1930 in Sampson County, the daughter of John W. Kelly, Sr. and Gaynell Matthews Kelly. Also remembered is her husband, Thurman Corbett; siblings, William Kelly, Jr., Haywood Kelly, Pearlie Kelly, Carrie Kelly, Fleet Kelly, Harvey Kelly and infant baby sister, all who preceded Mary Alice in death.

     Mary Alice is survived by her son, Alton “Al” Corbett (Rene); grandchildren, Jonathan Corbett (Jamie) and Jennifer Eason (Luke); step-granddaughter, Jaime Davis; great grandchildren, Layne, Olivia, Justin, and Jaden; step great grandchildren, Jordyn, Bella, Brewer, Sophia and Maddox; sister-in-law, Irene Kelly; many nieces, nephews and friends.

     Mary Alice was an extraordinary woman of God whose resounding faith and love for family was unmatched. Her brightly shining light often served as a guide to those around her. Those that knew Mary Alice will always remember her passion for growing beautiful flowers, cooking for those she loved and spending holidays with family.  She was a true example of what it meant to be a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Her presence in our lives will be forever missed but we find solace in knowing she is at peace and rejoicing with her Almighty Father. 

     The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Mike Morley will conduct the service.

     Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park with The Rev. Brad Thurston conducting the committal service.

     Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting Tribute Wall or Guestbook.    

     A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.


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