Mary Gordon Fonde

July 9, 1955March 30, 2021

Mary Gordon Smith Fonde’ died peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Gordon was born in Mobile, AL on July 9, 1955, the child of William Henry “Billy” Holcomb and Mary Gordon Smith and resided in Mobile for 60 years. Gordon graduated from Julius T. Wright School for Girls with the Class of 1973. In 1976 Gordon graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of South Alabama where she was a Kappa Delta. Gordon was married to John Philip Fonde, Jr. on August 28, 1976.

Gordon was a long time member of several Mystic organizations and was a proud LBC (1976). Most of all “Gogo” loved spending time with her family: husband, John P. Fonde’, Jr.; children, Tabb Fonde’ Waters, and Mary Gordon Fonde’ Berman (Jason); and her grandchildren, Emily March Waters, Jacob Zachary Berman, and Josilyn Alyssa Berman, and numerous other family and friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by her parents Billy Holcomb and Mary Gordon Smith and her grandparents, J. Roy Smith, Sr. and Cloy Baumhauer Smith.

The family will receive friends in the courtyard of Cotton Hall (911 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL) on April 5, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:00. in lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Historic Restoration Society (P.O. Box 1566, Mobile, AL 36633), the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Ronald McDonald House (Mobile). Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Fonde family.


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Glenda Coker

April 4, 2021

The Coker Family is so sad to hear of Gordon's death. She was a very dear and special Southern Lady. She was always gracious and kind to everyone she knew. We are praying for John, Tabb, Mary Gordon and their families.

With deep sympathy,
Glenda, B.B. and Brigh Coker