Pine Crest Funeral Home & Pine Crest Cemetery

1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Mobile, AL


Mary Ellen Phillips Staley

November 14, 1934September 4, 2019
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Mary Ellen Phillips Staley native of Brewton, Alabama born November 14, 1934 passed away on September 4, 2019 in Mobile.

She was preceded in death by her parents: John William and Mable Elizabeth Graves Phillips, her beloved husband of 57 years; William David Staley and sister; Melba Ruth Hammac.

Left to cherish the beautiful memories of Mary will be her three daughters: Deborah Andreasen and husband James, Pamela Manley and husband Bill, Patricia Staley, grandchildren: Ashley Stewart Chewning and husband Cary, Michael A. Hartmann, David W. Manley and wife Dana, William Kregg Myers and wife Cassie, James A. Andreasen, Jonathan Myers, great grandchildren: Michael John Moore, William Manning Chewning, Faith Elisabeth Chewning, Jacob Cary Chewning, Gabriel Mark Chewning, Kane Odin Myers, Kanon Axel Myers, along with many extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Mary was an amazing genealogist and enjoyed the research involved. She loved her stories, gardening in the yard, cooking for her family, discovering Facebook, and in her younger years sewing. Mary would enjoy redecorating her home often. She loved to paint everything. Mary enjoyed her pool and has had one everywhere she has ever lived. Before she became a homemaker, Mary took great pride in her employment with Raphael Furrier located at that time in the Battle House Hotel. She had a passion for Honey Buns. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all.

Celebration of Life services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, September 9, 2019, in the chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home on Dauphin Island Parkway. Interment will immediately follow on the grounds of Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

The family will be welcoming guests for visitation: Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pine Crest Funeral Home.


  • Deborah Andreasen and husband James, Daughter
  • Pamela Manley and husband Bill, Daughter
  • Patricia Staley, Daughter
  • Ashley Stewart Chewning and husband Cary, Grandchild
  • Michael A. Hartmann, Grandchild
  • David W. Manley and wife Dana, Grandchild
  • William Kregg Myers and wife Cassie, Grandchild
  • James A. Andreasen, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Myers, Grandchild
  • Michaeljohn Kearney Moore, Great Grandchild
  • William Manning Chewning, Great Grandchild
  • Faith Elisabeth Chewning, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Cary Chewning, Great Grandchild
  • Gabriel Mark Chewning, Great Grandchild
  • Kane Odin Myers, Great Grandchild
  • Kanon Axel Myers, Great Grandchild

  • Michael Hartmann, Active Pallbearer
  • David "Bubba" William Manley, Active Pallbearer
  • William Kregg Myers, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Daniel Myers, Active Pallbearer
  • James Addison Andreasen, Active Pallbearer
  • Michaeljohn Kearney Moore, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 9, 2019


Mary Ellen Phillips Staley

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Becky and Fred Drago

September 7, 2019

Debbie: Our deepest sympathy, our prayers and condolences are with you and and your entire family. May you and your family find peace in knowing that our loving God has his arms wrapped around them during this most difficult time. Your Mom was truly a blessing to everyone she ever came in contact with. We will never forget her - she made a video of our wedding over 31 years ago. We love you and your family, Becky and Fred Drago


September 7, 2019

Debbie, Pat, Pam, and your children and grandchildren -- y'all have my deepest sympathies and are in my thoughts and prayers. Just learned this evening from a friend from CompuServe days that your mom has joined your dad in heaven. Blessings to all.

Had many laughs online with your mom and the same on the phone with your mom and dad. They always made my day brighter.

-- Karon
Woodbridge, VA

Mary Seibert

September 7, 2019

Mary married my beloved brother, Bill
when I was about twelve. They gave us three precious nieces to play with. Even named one after me. You will be missed.
Tell my brother that I love him.

Diane Martin

September 6, 2019

Ms. Mary was an angel here on earth. There are not enough words to express how loving she was. May God wrap his arms around her family and friends and give them peace.

Diane Luck

September 6, 2019

Mary and I shared many hours online connecting our family ancestry back in the nineties and it was a pleasure to get to meet her and my cousin Bill and all the family at a family reunion in Mobile . My husband John and I returned again for a visit a few years later had continued to keep in touch over the years. We will miss you Mary but you will never be forgotten.

Renee Kimbrell

September 5, 2019

My first job was Grant City on DIP, I worked with your mom. She would share stories of her family.It was a few days in that we realized I was going to school with her daughter Pat. She was such a wonderful woman. Prayers to her family.

Kathy Hall Cato

September 5, 2019

A sweet and loving Lady. I am so blessed to have known her. We would talk for hours about our shared home town. Rest peacefully Mary.

Jackie Woodward Barnett

September 5, 2019

Words cannot lessen the sorrow of losing your mother...Mary will be missed! May the memories that you hold close in your heart give you the comfort that you need both now and in the days and months ahead. And may you find solace in knowing that she is resting peacefully wrapped in the loving arms of God.

My deepest condolences.... Jackie