Mary Roberson Staton

May 5, 1948 - September 29, 2021

05/05/1948 - 09/29/2021

Past Services

Saturday October 02, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Sunday October 03, 2021
2:00 pm
Sunnyside Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

SCOTLAND NECK, NC – Mary Roberson Staton, age 73, of US Hwy. 258, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday,  September 29, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mary was born on May 5, 1948 to Willie and Fannie Roberson in Robersonville, NC. Mary met the love of her life, Randy, at Western Auto in Scotland Neck. The two have dedicated their life to the community, as well as their son, Patrick. She has served in many capacities in community service, from serving on the Scotland Neck Rescue Squad, to starting the Fire Departments Ladies Auxiliary, and then being the first female firefighter to become a certified member of the Fire Department where she served for 25 plus years. She was truly one of the guys, doing anything needed when tackling a blaze. She also was a business owner in the community which was another part of showing her love and dedication to the town. Mary loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Michael Staton, and sisters, Barbara Brooks, Francis Farmer, Helen Phillips, and Magnolia Taylor.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Randy, a son, John Patrick Staton and wife Amber of Scotland Neck; two granddaughters, Samantha Chandler and Logan Staton; three grandsons, Zachary Chandler, Joseph Chandler, and William Staton; a sister, Katie Clark of Bethel; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on  Saturday evening, October 2, 2021 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service, Scotland Neck, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, NC, with Pastor Steve Herring officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary to the Nahalah Presbyterian Church, 11890 US Highway 258, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Staton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Bobby Griffin
2 years ago

Randy, Patrick and family, Mary was such a wonderful person and both of you did so much for the community, she will surely be missed. We will be praying for you all and just ask the GOOD LORD to wrap you all in his arms and take care of you all, GOD BLESS .

Jim Davis
2 years ago

So sorry to hear this news. Patrick my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gary and Leslie Lilley
2 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mary was dedicated to serving her family, The Scotland Neck Fire Department and her customers. May His peace bring comfort to your family in the days ahead. Gary and Leslie Lilley

Carol Moore
2 years ago

There aren’t enough words how to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. Mary will surely be missed by many. Heaven gained a special lady. Praying for all of you.

Mollie Howard Keel`
2 years ago

Dear Randy, My heart goes out to you and your son during this sad time. You were always so kind to my mother through the years, and I enjoyed keeping up with you through her. Love and prayers.

Mollie Howard Keel`
2 years ago

Dear Randy, My heart goes out to you and your son. You were always so kind to my mother through the years, and I enjoyed keeping up with you through her. Love and prayers.

Roland W Edwards
2 years ago

I am so very saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was certainly a huge asset to this community and will be sorely missed.
My condolences to Randy, Patrick and all her family and friends.

Cynthia Floyd
2 years ago

Mary was a wonderfully special woman. Such a positive impact in the community. Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

Danford Dickens
2 years ago

Randy, Patrick and Family We are sorry for your loss. Mary was a kind and caring lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy for you in this difficult time. Sincerely Russ , Vicky and Jessica Dickens

Gregory mills and family
2 years ago

Prayers for you all. Mrs.Mary was a lovely person and will be missed.