Mary Lou Campbell

March 9, 1935October 25, 2018

STATESVILLE- Mary Lou Campbell, 83, passed away on October 25, 2018.

Born March 9, 1935, she was the daughter of the late James Owen and Lucy Black Woodside. Mary Lou worked at Hunter Manufacturing for 28 years. She was a member of Lighthouse Independent Methodist Church, where she was very active, a member of the choir and was the church secretary for 30 years. Mary Lou also enjoyed reading and baking.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Campbell who she married on April 7, 1951. She is also preceded in death by her five brothers, Ray, John Brite, Cathey, Lathan and James Aaron Woodside.

She is survived by her two sons, Rick (Peggy) Campbell of Troutman and Tony (Carol) Campbell of Harmony; three grandchildren, Anthony (Anastasia) Campbell, Sara (Adrian) Lineberger and Megan (Monas) Papadakis; six great-grandchildren, Lydia, Anya, Kira, Paul, Campbell Grace and Drake Owen; sister, Dorothy (Fred) Deacon and many other loving family members.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11am at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville with Rev. Mike Kilpatrick officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lighthouse Independent Methodist Church, 769 Scotts Creek Road, Statesville, North Carolina 28625.

Memories or condolences may be left for the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Campbell Family.


  • Lighthouse Independent Methodist Church


  • Graveside Service Monday, October 29, 2018

Mary Lou Campbell

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Randy Campbell

October 28, 2018

Tony, Carol, Rick and Peggy, God will hold you in his love to help you through this time of sorrow. We have so many connections from working together to bowling but the one we hold the dearest was how much of a great neighbor your father and mother was to Sytonia's grandparents.I know they are rejoicing now together. Thank you for your years of friendship.

Randy and Sytonia Campbell

Barbara Ashley

October 27, 2018

Rick and Tony, I am so sorry to hear that Mary Lou passed away. She was always so sweet to Bob and I when we came through Statesville. Sending you and both your families hugs and prayers! We are in DC and not able to make it for the funeral, but know that we are thinking of you all!

Brenda and Pat Abbate

October 27, 2018

Precious Family of
Aunt MaryLou,
We we light the candles of our hearts, in memory of you. You have always been an inspiration to us.. a beacon of gentleness, love, and concern, shining through your life of faith. We will miss YOU..remembering the sound of your voice demanding attention; your laughter, and we could never forget your delicious pound cakes; WHICH, WE LOOKED FOR at ALL gatherings.. Yes; those sweet days with you; will always linger in our thoughts..
Lovingly, until we meet again
Brenda and Pat Abbate
West Haven. Ct

Fred Deacon

October 27, 2018

For Rick and Tony and their families: We share in your loss and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all, and please remember that your Mother is at peace now.
Aunt Dottie & Uncle Fred