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July 7, 1935 ~ May 14, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Mary Lefler Morton passed away Sunday, May 14th 2023 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 17th at 12:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Jerry Harward will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Norwood Cemetery.
Mary was born July 7,1935 in Anson County to John and Nellie Lefler. She spent most of her working life with Collins & Aikman of Norwood. After retirement she worked as a greeter with Walmart of Albemarle. Mary was a devoted Christain and was a member of Norwood Church of God, which she attended for over 65 years. She was a hard-working mama, grandmother, wife, friend and caregiver for over eight decades. As someone who truly loved people, she enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends most of all. Mary was an amazing woman who lived a full, rich life, who never met a stranger. She will forever be remembered as Mema by most of Stanly County. She will be sorely missed. We love you and we are grateful to have had you in our lives.
In addition to her parents, Mrs Morton was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Morton, son Ricky Lee Morton, daughter Karen Morton Simpson, grandsons: Richard Lee Morton and James Kevin Simpson, and great grandson, Dalton Reid Tarlton.
She is survived by her granddaughter; Patricia Simpson Tarlton and her husband Rodger Lee Tarlton of the home, great-granddaughter Shana Leigh Tarlton, Alisa Simpson Hayes and CJ Simpson and two great great grandchildren as well as daughter-in-law Gail Smith Morton, and son-in-law James Reid Simpson.