Mary Charles

Obituary of Mary Wilroy Charles

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Mary Wilroy Charles of Chapel Hill/Carrboro NC passed away at age 70.  


Mary was born in Memphis TN July 29, 1950, to Thomas Lake and Helen Sandifer Wilroy of Hernando MS.  Mary graduated from high school in Jackson, MS, and attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford MS.  She married Hal Cecil Charles in June 1971 and moved initially to Biloxi, MS, and then to New Orleans, LA, where she worked in procurement/inventory control at Touro Infirmary.  She moved with her husband to New Jersey and gave birth to their first son, Thomas Alexander Charles.  After moving to Waukesha, WI, a few years later their second son, Nathaniel Andrew Charles was born. 


They moved to Chapel Hill/Carrboro in 1987 where they raised both sons.  She loved to read and was a most excellent cook and enjoyed needlework.  She worked in retail sales in Chapel Hill and retired at age 65. 

She is survived by her husband, Cecil Charles, sons Thomas Alexander Charles and Nathaniel Andrew Charles. 


She will be cremated, and her ashes will be scattered per her wishes by her devoted husband and sons.  She will be sorely missed but long remembered.


The Charles family is under the care of Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

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