Mrs. Mary Sue McFarland 83, of Metter, passed away peacefully, August 18, 2022, at Community Hospice in Vidalia, Georgia.
Mary was born on May 15, 1939, in Williamston North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joesph Crisp and Millie Jane Williams Crisp and her loving husband of 50 years, Charles R. McFarland "Bob".
Mary is survived by a son, David Brown and two daughters, Trudy Mosher and Dana Scofield.
Mary or "Myrtle" her nick name jokingly given to her by Bob over 50 years ago that stuck, has gone home to her eternal father, Her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Although a true Tarheel at heart, she found herself in Florida in 1966 alone, with 2 young children, a broken heart, and not much guidance except for her faith and belief that God would see her through somehow. And truly God did! Mary eventually found her grounding and gainful employment for over 30 years in the semiconductor industry.
While in florida, she met the love of her life, "Bob". With common goals and a strong work ethic, they raised a family to include both grandkids and great grandkids alike.
Time marched on and the kids and grandkids grew up and went their own ways but one thing that never changed was Grandma, or "Gramoo" as she was affectionately called by all her grandchildren.
When the time came to retire, a friend informed them of a quaint, friendly little town named Metter.
After visiting, they knew right away that Metter was just the place they had been looking for to spend their remaining years together.
An avid reader, she immensely enjoyed the loan-a-book program offered by the Metter Library.
She also enjoyed her "shows" on TV and of course her "soaps".
Mary was once a regular at Cedar Baptist Church in Metter until her health would prevent her from regular attendance.
Although mostly homebound the past few years, on Sunday she never missed her favorite preaching on her TV.
The loss of Mary, aka, "Myrtle" or "Gramoo" has been a tremendous blow for all those who knew and loved her. Her family and friends' pain are only comforted by the knowledge that she is finally home and free and now rests in the arms of her Heavenly Father.
Mary's wings were certainly ready even though our hearts were not.
She will be truly missed by all the lives she touched over so many years.