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Mary Rose (Van Skoyck) Gerrell

December 30, 1942 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 78)


Mary Rose Van Skoyck Gerrell, 78, of Wallace Passed from this life to her eternal rest on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from the Brian Center of Wallace.

She was born on December 30, 1942 in Wilson, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Richard Eugene and Elizabeth Phillips Van Skoyck.  She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Jesse Jordan.

Mary was a faithful member of Northeast Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. 

Surviving to cherish her memories is her best friend and devoted husband of 57 years, Thomas "Tommy" E. Gerrell; her daughter, Regina Brock and husband, Bobby of Wallace; her son, Kenneth Gerrell and wife, Sandra of Dothan, Alabama; grandchildren, MaKayla Quinn and fiancé, Cody Bain, William Gerrell and wife, Taylor, and James Jordan and wife, Katrina;great grandchildren, Hunter Gerrell, Carter Griffith, Jace Gerrell, Liam Gerrell, KC Bain and Grayson Bain; special friend, Betty Stokes of Wallace; her Brian Center family and numerous extedned family and friends that loved Mary dearly.  

Mary was a loving wife and caring mother and grandmother who loved her family with all her being.  She was a simple woman who enjoyed simple things in life but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family.  With a witty personality and big heart, Mary loved to laugh and make others to laugh.  She enjoyed being outside among God's wonderful nature while she cut the grass and cared for her flowers. Mary was an avid yard saler.  Many Saturdays, she and Tommy would travel around to the local yard sales to fellowship and maybe purchase a treasure or two.  Mary was a great cook and enjoyed her children and grandchildren to share in her meals.  Mary and Tommy were very involved parents with their children.  They knew the importance of family life and were always taking vacations and attending every function their children were involved in. Mary loved people; she was a mother to more than just her children. With a joyful spirit she filled her home with love and welcomed all who entered..  Being a good neighbor and friend she was loved by all who knew her.   Mary was such a blessing to others. She will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved Mary.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Northeast PFWB Church Fellowship Hall with Pastor Kevin Peterson officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorial gifts to Northeast PFWB Church, Building Fund,  169 Hanchey Road, Wallace, NC   28466

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace, NC    910-285-4005

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November 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Northeast PFWB Church Fellowship Hall

Memorial Service
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Northeast PFWB Church Fellowship Hall

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