Mary Frances Fleming Dickens

September 4, 1929 - November 3, 2022

09/04/1929 - 11/03/2022

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Memorial
Wednesday January 25, 2023
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service~Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
2528262035 | Directions
Mary Frances Fleming Dickens age 93 passed away in Florence, SC on November 3, 2022.
She was born September 4, 1929, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of David Andrew Fleming and Harriett Frances Selkregg Fleming. Mary married Wade Hampton Dickens, Jr. on June 17, 1950, and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2020. Mary and Wade lived in Scotland Neck, NC where they moved after their graduations from Duke University. They retired to the Outer Banks of NC and later moved to Florence, SC.
Mary majored in chemistry at Duke University, made beautiful Christmas cookie plates, was a seamstress having owned her own fabric store, and played the piano and flute. She was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Florence Family YMCA in Florence, SC.
Preceded in death by her parents David Andrew Fleming and Harriett Frances Selkregg, brother David Andrew Fleming, Jr., sister Frances Elizabeth Fleming and her husband Wade Hampton Dickens, Jr. She is survived by two children, Wade Hampton Dickens, III and his wife Dorothy Penley Dickens of Florence, SC and MaryLeone Dickens Brumm and her husband Robert Maurice Brumm, Sr of Effingham, SC. She has two grandchildren, John Hampton Dickens of Greenville, SC and Mary Margaret Dickens of Plainville, MA.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Paul Spradley presiding.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Florence Family YMCA of Florence.
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