Mary Elizabeth Lindsey

April 19, 1922January 9, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Inciso Lindsey was born on April 19, 1922 in Plainfield, New Jersey. She peacefully passed away at home in Mobile, Alabama on January 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Eugene Lindsey, a native of Foley, Alabama, whom she met while he was stationed in New Jersey with the US Army. “Mary and Joseph” appropriately married on Christmas Day in 1945. Mary was very proud to be the daughter of a Scottish Mother, Helen Hopkirk Inciso, and an Italian Father, John Louis Inciso. She grew up in a home full of love shared with 7 sisters and 2 brothers. Except for the youngest sister, Betty Inciso Francis, her parents and siblings preceded her in death. Mary bravely moved with her husband and children to the Deep South to raise their family. Mary, also known as Nanna, is survived by her children: Deborah J. Lindsey, Gene E. Lindsey (Jan), and Susan D. Lindsey. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Brandi, Brian, and Jonathan, and 5 Great-Grandchildren, Elizabeth, Dylan, Jay, Colton, and Jackson. Mary was devoted to her family and was a very talented cook and seamstress. She learned to be an expert in Southern cuisine, as well as sharing her Italian cooking skills. Mary’s seamstress skills created many stunning styles from an Azalea Trail dress to recital and Mardi Gras costumes. She loved to knit creating many special items for her family. Later in life, Mary began a career in the retail business with Hammels’s in downtown Mobile, and later with the lingerie department in Dillard’s at Bel Air Mall. The family would like to thank SAAD’s Hospice Care for their wonderful loving care. A celebration of life will be held at Pine Crest Funeral Home Monday, January 14, 2019 with visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a graveside service at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Mobile ASPCA.


  • Deborah J. Lindsey, Daughter
  • Gene E. Lindsey and wife Jan, Son
  • Susan D. Lindsey, Daughter
  • Brandi, Brian, and Jonathan, Three Grandchildren
  • Elizabeth, Dylan, Jay, Colton, and Jackson, 5 Great-Grandchildren


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Lindsey

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Byron Cruthirds

January 13, 2019

Debbie, Gene. and Family. Y’all had a long time with your Mother and with her Love for all of you. Cherish the Memories of which there are Many.
Y’all are in Our Thoughts and Prayers.
Byron and Kay Cruthirds

Robert Neumann

January 13, 2019

Mary & Gene had moved south before I was born but every holiday when the 'aunts' congregated up at my grandmothers (Mary's Sister Jean - the oldest of the 5+1) the anticipated phone call to Mary was a highlight of the evening and talked about the rest of the holiday ( did Mary say this? What did she say about Debbie, Gene and Susan? Will she be coming up for.... ) Our condolences to our cousins in the South.

Bob and Jean Neumann (II) - the number is a family joke to identify us from another younger cousin couple that married first.

Lynda Blough

January 12, 2019

Mary Lindsey is also known to me as "Mother Mary". She has always been the most lovable, sweet person. She was my second mother. When I lost my mom, she proceeded to make sure I was ok, fed me the best italian food and loved me as one of her own. I love you Mother Mary. I will miss you tremendously.