May 27, 2023
noon - 1 p.m.


May 27, 2023
1 p.m.


May 27, 2023

Mary Lynette Corpening, 72 of Morganton NC, gained her Heavenly wings, Sunday, May 21, 2023. Born on December 4, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Brodus Jackson and Edna Moore. Mary was a former member and President of the Gospel Choir of Shiloh AME Church, and the former First Lady at Mission AME, as she followed her husband who pastored at many churches in Western NC. She retired from Burke County Public Schools where she worked at Table Rock Middle School. Mary enjoyed getting her nails done and wearing hats. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her grandbabies.

Mary is survived by her children, Michael “Chip” Lewis, Miranda Jackson, Brodus Jackson; grandchildren, Keonna Bush, Chantal Lewis, Jayla Lewis, Shaun Maness, Channing Short, A’mircle McCorkle, Gabby McCorkle, Heaven McCorkle, Lailani Jackson, Serenity Lipscomb, Mackenzie Lipscomb, Micah Lipscomb, Malaciah Lipscomb, Patience Jackson; great-grandchildren, Carmen Bush, Ezra Bush, Kashton Searcy; brother, James Jackson; sisters-in-law, Carol Ervin, Estelle Corpening, Kim Hodsen; special friends, Charron Colaw; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. L. C. Corpening; brother, Michael Jackson, Roger Jackson; great-aunt, Mary McKesson.

The family will receive friends from noon until 1pm, Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1pm in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with the Pastor Benjamin Douglas Cuthbertson officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh AME Church Cemetery.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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—Vanya McElrath

Chip and family, May the peace of Christ be with you.

—Jackie Scott
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Lynette, it broke my heart when I learned of your transition, but I know that you are Happy and Free at last to join in that Heavenly Choir with LC, Aunt Sissy, Uncle Charlie, Nannie and the rest of the family that I am sure was standing and waiting at the Heavenly Gate. Tell all our family howdy and we will see you on the other side. To Chip and the rest of the family waiting here I offer my deepest condolence!! May God give you all strength, comfort and peace.

—Ruth Roseboro

This sweet lady was always a friend when we worked at Walter Johnson together. She gave me some very valuable advice that I have carried in my heart and spirit until this day- "Let no one steal your joy!" I love her for that!

—Thedy Bowman

Mamm I never met you, but something about fall camp creates a brotherhood . I love your son, you did a wonderful job as mom. Rest in peace

—Ronnie Bauser
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To Chip and the rest of the family 👪 I send my condolences and love to you in your loss. Good woman and a friend .She will surely be missed 😢. My prayers are with you all.

—Henrietta Howell
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Sorry for your loss praying for the family 💕🙏

—Candas Corpening
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—J. Hunter

Lynette was a very good friend of mine and we had a lot of great times getting to know each other through L.C. I will miss her and I was trying to get beans, corn and other things from my garden for her. Family you have my condolences during this time and I will keep you all in continuous prayers. I love you all...

—James (Jimmy) Avery
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Lynette and I met when we worked together at Sara Lee here in Morganton over 30+ years ago and we've remained friends all these years. She's not only a good friend, she's my sister from another Mister. We've shared so many laughs and good times. We've shared so much between us, she used to tell me she's never heard anybody ever repeat anything she's shared with me in confidence because we never shared anything confidential with anybody else. I love you Nette and I will miss you dearly! Rest easy until we meet again... ❤️ Dot

—Dorothy Johnson