- January 31, 1957 - February 19, 2009
- Orange, New Jersey
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"Our loved one never leaves us, even though they are gone, for in the life of those who care, their memories linger on."
Mary Magdalene Wright Witherspoon, daughter of the late David and Lillie Mae Wright, was born on January 31, 1957 in Florence, South Carolina. She went home to eternal rest on Thursday, February 19, 2009 following a battle with breast cancer.
Mary was educated in the Irvington, New Jersey Public School system. Mary was joined in holy matrimony to John G. Witherspoon on March 23, 1993 and from this union they were blessed with two children. She later adopted a third child.
Mary was employed at the Leaguers, Inc. of Irvington, New Jersey where she worked faithfully for 20 years until her condition prevented her to continue working.
Her love for family and friends was expressed by her compassion, kindness, and generosity. She was well loved by her family and will be missed dearly.
Mary leaves to cherish her precious memory: a loving husband: Mr. John G. Witherspoon; three children: Javares Witherspoon, Latoya Witherspoon and Lamar Gray all of Orange, NJ; five sisters: Janie Taylor of Orange, NJ, Lizzie (Ezra) Timmons of Mooresville, NC, Modestine (Rev. Bennie) King of Florence, SC, Linda Wright of Orange, NJ and Daisy (Barnes) Reid of Irvington, NJ; two brothers: Harry (Ernestine) Wright of Florence, SC and John (Barbara) Wright of Irvington, NJ; three grandchildren: Startasia Wright, Makayla Horton and Tanaiah Gray all of Orange, NJ; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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