Mary Lorraine Williams Tucker, 79, of Monroe, NC passed away Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Pruitt Health-Union Pointe in Monroe.
Mrs. Tucker was born March 6, 1944 in Union County, NC to the late Gurthy Julius Williams and the late Nina Mack Williams. She was one of 8 beautiful children.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Aubrey Lewis Williams; brother, Cecil Barry Williams; and sister, Beaulah Benton.
Survivors include son, Charles Tucker and wife Cindy of Matthews, NC; daughter, Ginger Lockwood and husband Henry of Charleston, SC; brother, Rayford Williams; brother, Dolin M. Williams; sister, Judean Williams; sister, Joyce Dutton; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Mary had a love for plants and flowers and gardened in her younger days. She also spent those days as a homemaker and often did sewing and baked beautiful wedding cakes for friends and others to help support her family. She was a skilled baker and seamstress. She later worked for such stores as Mason's, Sky City and then became a manager/supervisor of a local convenience store chain. Later in life, she decided to get her GED so that she could attend cosmetology school. It was a life long desire to become a hairstylist. She worked at Regis, Golden Touch and finally, Salon 601. She absolutely loved doing hair and cherished her relationships with her clients, who became like family to her. In 2009, at age 65, she suffered from a massive stroke which landed her in Autumn Care in Marshville and then finally she settled in at Pruitt Health in Monroe. She enjoyed making friends with both residents and employees at Pruitt. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren! She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed forever by those she loved.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Hartsell Funeral Home's Jack Hartsell Memorial Chapel, 13575 Broadway Ave., Midland, NC. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 am, officiated by Pastor Chris Baucom.
Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association at www. stroke.org; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at www.jdrf.org
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Tucker family.