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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday July 18th, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Evergreen Memory Gardens
Tuesday July 19th, 2022

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Mary Bess Cummings

Mary Bess Cummings, 67, of Reidsville, NC went suddenly to be with the Lord Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Mary was a lifetime native of Rockingham County where she lived on the family farm most of her life. She was the daughter of the late John Grove Cummings, Sr. and Mildred Gray Cummings. Mary completed her education at Bethany High School in 1973 and for a brief period worked at the Opportunity Center. She enjoyed many differing arts and crafts and was always gifting family and friends with her creations. For decades she collected postcards from every corner of the world. A true fan, she loved watching many sports but especially loved everything Carolina! Mary had an incredible memory, and always reminded her family of the next birthday or anniversary which needed attending. Mary was a devoted member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her siblings: John Grove Cummings, Jr. (Juanita deceased) of Reidsville, William Penn Cummings (Kyong Suk) of Mason City, Iowa, and Gladys “G.G.” Cummings Stephenson (Tom) of Reidsville. She enjoyed ten nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.

Mary was a resident of Pine Forest Assisted Living for the last few years where she made many friends

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 19th in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Bishop William Gregg officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 72 Reidsville, NC 27320.

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GG and family. We are holding you close.Mary had the best, most loving sister. We lovingly remember her sweet smile.

Susan Moran Jul 18 2022 5:11 PM

Grove and all the Cummings Family,
I'm saddened to hear that Mary Bess has passed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray the Lord will give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. May God also bless and strengthen you in the days and weeks to come.

Larry & Beverly Patterson Jul 17 2022 9:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Cummings

Sue Pearson Jul 16 2022 6:31 PM

Dear family, please know that you are in my heart and in my prayers throughout your time of loss. GG, it's been so long. I saw you and your mom when you were in town visiting. I only remember you and Mary Bess, along with your parents. All of you were special, kind, loving people to be around. Mary Bess always had a smile. I'm lifting each of you up in prayer. I guess Mary Bess was in my sister's class (Emmy). So many memories from that school.

Lesa Marshall Southard Jul 16 2022 2:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Cummings

Karen W Lasley Jul 15 2022 9:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Cummings

Wetona E Billings Jul 15 2022 7:02 PM

Gladys I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Praying for you and your family.

Janet ( Cummings) and Mike Somers Jul 15 2022 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Cummings

Emma Mosely Jul 15 2022 4:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Cummings

Betty B Ratliff Jul 15 2022 12:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Cummings

Joe Arnold Walker Jul 15 2022 12:49 PM

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