Mary Harrell Whittington age 84, of Scotland Neck, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Bryan Health and Rehabilitation facility in Scotland Neck. Mary was born on July 16, 1934 to Vernon and Irene Vick. She was married to the father of her children Elton Ray Harrell in 1955 and to this marriage was born four children. Mary worked for the Halifax County Public Schools as a teacher’s assistant for twenty-two years, as well she drove the school bus for twenty years. Mr. Harrell died in 1974 and later Mary married Mr. Whittington in 1991. She was currently attending Spring Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mary loved raising chickens, gathering eggs and working her garden. She loved crocheting and sewing. Mary dearly loved her family and will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by father, Vernon Vick, mother, Irene Vick, 1st husband, Elton Ray Harrell, 2nd husband, James Alton Whittington, son, Anthony Thomas Vick, Sr. and sister, Maggie Leigh Pope.
Mary is survived by one daughter, Linda Harrell Pierce and her husband Arthur Earl of Conway, three sons, Mark Dwayne Harrell of Scotland Neck, Michael Ray Harrell and his wife Deborah of Edenton and Keith Owen Cotton of Scotland Neck, brother, J.M. Vick of Margaretsville, three granddaughters, Olivia Apperson of Ruther Glen, VA, Allison V. Hudgins of Cofield and Jessica Vick of Chesapeake, VA, four grandsons, Linwood Earl Pierce of Richmond, VA, Anthony Thomas Vick, Jr. of Winton, Douglas Ray Vick of Chesapeake, VA and Michael Chad Harrell of Greenville and a special friend, Bonnie Pittman of Scotland Neck. Also surviving are nine great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her dog, “Mack”.
Prior to the memorial service the family will receive friends at the chapel from 1:00-2:00 pm.
Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2 pm at the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck with Pastor Jesse Weaver officiating.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Whittington family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.