OBITUARY

Mary Ann Probo

August 23, 1958May 2, 2021

On May 2, 2021, Mary Ann Probo, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at the age of 62. She left this world the same way she lived in it, giving to others by being an organ donor.

Mary was born August 23rd, 1958 in Chicago, IL and grew up in West Virginia, where she met and married Darrell Thomas Henson. They welcomed their daughter, Olivia Spring Henson on July 19, 1975. They moved to Charleston, SC in 1984. Mary worked for Hillrom for 29 years where she made many friendships that remained throughout her life. She was actively involved in Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build and AmeriCorps.

Mary was an avid reader and passed that love down to her daughter, sister, grandchildren, and nieces. She loved the beach. On any family trip to the beach you could find Mary on the balcony, enjoying the view, a cup of coffee, and a good book. She loved to crochet and all of her family and friends have something she made them in their homes. She was dedicated to her family and to helping those in need. She spent much of her life in service of others. She was the best mother, sister, grandmother (affectionately called Emma), partner, aunt, and friend imaginable. Those in her life felt her love fiercely and returned it in kind. She will always be remembered for her quick wit, mischievous laugh, and compassionate spirit.

Her memory will be most cherished by her daughter Spring (James) Phillip, her grandchildren Courtney (Daniel) Arabis, Preston (Holly) Gorence, Bryce Coleman, her great grandson Ezekiel Gorence, her sisters Barbara (James) Morris, Francis (Ralph) Claiborne and Carol (Bill) Dixon, her partner Dale Crocker, her nieces Ashley, Caroline, Misty, Tricia, Traci, Abby, Marley, Kendall, Emily Mackenzie, and Lindsey her nephews Chris, Eric, Brooks, Jackson, Nash, Everett, Evan, and Nathan, and her not legally adopted children Heather and Daniel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Henson, mother, Addie Marie Brandenburg, and mother-in-law Velma Henson (Mom-Mom).

Memorial services will be held at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home (7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston) on May 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made to Sharing Hope SC, an independent nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing organ and tissue donation in South Carolina for transplantation and research.

Services

  • Memorial Services at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home . 7113 Rivers Ave., North charleston

    Sunday, May 9, 2021

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Angel Oliver

May 7, 2021

Mary was so easy to love because she gave her love so freely. She will be missed by so many. Our hearts are broken for you all. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Saxton

May 6, 2021

Spring, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet soul. Hugs and prayers are being sent your way. Love you, Michelle

Ralph and Patrice Calhoun

May 6, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May all your tears turn into wonderful memories of your mom. With love always, The Calhouns

Maryann Embree-Stone

May 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to Mary's family and close friends. I knew Mary from working at Hill-Rom. I remember her as being funny, warm, kind-hearted, and genuine. A truly beautiful soul.

Bernard Sizemore II

May 5, 2021

A wonderful person. Mary always had away of making me laugh even during the most difficult of times.

Even though it had been several years since we last spoke I always had fond memories of her.

Gone to soon, her generous soul and light will be missed by those of us who knew her.

B

Kaysolise Wright

May 4, 2021

My condolences and prayers to the family. Mary was someone I called a friend and showed me that being a Christian is more than just church. I won't list the things that I know of that Mary has done for others, but I will say that they were done from the kindness of her heart. She did not want anything in return. Farewell friend, until we meet again...

Tammie Brown

May 4, 2021

Mama Mary. That’s what I always called you. I am going to miss your sweet face so very very much. You are and always will be one of my favorite people. Job well done my faithful servant. Prayers to your family.

Patricia Yago

May 4, 2021

I always enjoyed Mary's stories, though I rarely saw her; especially, the one she told about all the Grandmothers having a name and she didn't have one, but finally her grandson gave her one; however what he decided to call her has slipped my mind; so someone; especially her grandson ,please, take it from here.
She said, " Everyone had a name, but me.*

Roger Yawn

May 4, 2021

My condolences and prayers for you and your family too.Mary was an amazing friend to me.She always brightened my day greeting me saying greetings with a hand gesture Maja Rajah. It was endearing to me.I will miss her and her friendship.Until we meet again in the afterlife.

Reagan Smith

May 4, 2021

I worked with Mary as an Americorps member in 2018. She was a saint. Mary went above and beyond the call of service to assist those who came to her in need. She volunteered her time, her love, and her own resources to help families experiencing crisis. She was a beloved member of our Americorps family, and she will be greatly missed. We send all our love and support to her family.

FROM THE FAMILY