Mary Ellen Hollingsworth Wilson, 63


LILLINGTON — Mrs. Mary Ellen Hollingsworth Wilson, 63, formerly of Erwin, died Saturday evening, Dec. 15, 2018, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Mary was born Jan. 5, 1955, in Harnett County, daughter of the late Haywood and Neva Byrd Hollingsworth. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Lula Hollingsworth, D.J. and Zillie Byrd; and grandson, Kevin Tyler Jones.

Mary was a 1973 graduate of Erwin High School and had worked for Warren Oil Company and Hamburger Haven, both in Dunn.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Taylor officiating, Burial will follow at the Erwin Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, Bernice L. Wilson; daughters, Alisha Hennigan and husband Charles of Dunn, Marsha Jones (Tony Carroll) of Burgaw, Angela Gregory (Allen Whitaker) of Dunn; grandchildren, Kyle Harrell, Kaylee Hennigan, Emily Whitaker, Austin Whitaker and Tucker Carroll; and sisters, Janet Bryant and husband Jimmy of Dunn, Kay Wilson and husband Robert of Erwin, and Brenda Robertson and husband Bill of New Bern.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Alisha and Charles Hennigan in Dunn.


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