Mary Ervin “Ervie” Buff Grady
July 3, 1942 to Oct. 4, 2020
Mary Ervin “Ervie” Buff Grady, 78, of Drexel went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 4, 2020 after an extended illness. Born on July 3, 1942 she was the daughter of the late John Lester and Lillie Mae Horton Buff of the Salem Community. Mary was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church.
Mary is survived by her son, Bryan, and his wife Jacquie of Morganton; her granddaughter, Jordan Smallwood, and her husband Bryan of Villa Rica, Georgia; siblings, Geraldine Johnson, Joan Ross, Frank Buff, Bobby Buff, and Keith Buff. Also left to cherish her memory are Chris and Cindy Ross; Todd, Rebecca, Emily and Ellie Shuping; Christopher Ross and his son, Easton, as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom she loved very much.
In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Claude, and sisters, Johnnie Mae Buff and Betty Shuping.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Sossoman Funeral Home with the Dr. Rev. Eddy Bunton officiating. The family will speak to friends following the service. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park.
Mary loved children and gave to them often. Therefore, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse to help with Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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