Mary Mangum Bundy Adams

March 25, 1923July 8, 2012

Mary Mangum Adams born on March 25, 1923 passed away peacefully on July 08, 2012 at Clare Bridge of Cary, NC due to complication from dementia.

Mary was preceded in her death by her first husband of 56 years, Pete Mangum and her second husband, Tom Adams. Also preceding Mary in her death were her sisters, Majorie Hart, Lousie Jones and her brother, Eugene Bundy.

Surviving family members include her sons Jerry Mangum and his wife, Myrtle; David Mangum and Peter Mangum, his wife Kim and their sons Peter and Ryan.

Mary was a wonderful mother and even a better person. A long time member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Mary was actively involved in Sunday School and a volunteer worker in the Church office before her dementia. Mary also served the community for many years in the Meals on Wheels program. Always bright and cheerful, Mary was a positive influence for all who met her. Up until 2000, Mary was an avid golfer and member of Raleigh Country Club where she won Nine Ladies Club Championships in from 1958 until 1980.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 12, at the Chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC. The family will receive friends and family prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 am. Graveside services will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that a donation be made to the Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh in her memory. 739 Chappell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

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  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mary Mangum Bundy Adams

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July 16, 2012

Jerry, I remember your mother and dad with great fondness, and it is with
sorrow that I read of her passing. What
a vivacious and lovely person she was.
My years working at their electrical
business were enjoyable because of them. Blessings to you and Myrtle and
your brothers.

Gwen Earnshaw Finlayson

July 11, 2012

Mrs. Mangum's flare for life was evident in her interactions with everyone she encountered. Her love for and devotion to her son David was unspeakable! She not only spread her joy to David but to his housemates and the staff of Tammy Lynn Center as well. She will be sorely missed. May God's peace rest upon her family. Beverly Harris (Raleigh, NC)

John Frederick

July 11, 2012

I have some wonderful memories of my visits to Raleigh seeing Aunt Mary and Aunt Margie. May God bring peace and comfort to her family.

Connie Hart Goeden

July 9, 2012

My Aunt Mary was a true southern lady from a very special generation. She will be remembered with love and forever missed.

"Although the time of remembering our loved one's passing tugs at our hearts, the assurance of their joys in heaven helps us to move on with comfort and a confident hope that we will see each other again."