On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Mary Barlowe Styles at the age of 95 reunited with her husband Arlen and is in the presence of her Lord and Savior. She is the last of ten children, Mary is a daughter of the late Raleigh Barlowe and Laura Stamey Barlowe, born on April 21, 1927 in Watauga County. Mary was a member of Yancey Street Baptist Church for 69 years and enjoyed her fellowship with her church family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed canning. Mary’s family misses her great cooking and how she made sure no one left hungry. Mary was a sweet woman full of love and never missed a chance to express generosity.
Cherishing Mary’s memory are her son, Roger E. Styles (Naomi) of Morganton and Deborah S. Leazer (Keith) of Marion; three grandchildren, Teresa Styles Houseman (Kevin), Kelly Ingram (Hal) and Matthew Styles Leazer (Amanda), three great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
A graveside service will be held at McDowell Memorial Park on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dean Owenby officiating.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a memorial, please consider Yancey Street Baptist Church at 302 E Yancey St., Marion, NC, 28752