Mary Lou Batten

November 10, 1945December 28, 2019

Mary Lou Batten, 74, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m., at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Mary Lou attended Peace Church in Wilson, NC. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, J.P. Batten; two sons, Brad Batten of Wilson and Steve Bowden of Fort Walton Beach, FL; two daughters, Lisa B. Riley of Wilson and Lorie Hawkins (David) of Stantonsburg; six grandchildren, Phoenix Riley, Skylor Riley, Jaxson Batten, Julianne Batten, Logan Hawkins, and Chase Hawkins; two sisters, Shirley Galloway of Wilson and Peggy Tyndall (Melvin) of Wilson; and a step-daughter, Mary Lee Rush of Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Rufus and Thelma Warren Cherry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Peace Church, 2838 Tilghman Rd. N, Wilson, NC 27896 and Connect Church, 4865 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC 27896.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Linda Edgar

January 2, 2020

I never had the honor of meeting Ms Marylou in person but spoke to her by phone weekly. To hear her gentle voice and kind words was always a blessing. I will forever miss them calls and hearing her laughter. She was truly a blessing in my life. Forever remembered till we speak again ❤️

Oscar Flowers

December 30, 2019

Mary Lou's friendship goes back to our high school days. Our prayers and condolences go out to all her family and friends.
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Judy Wilson

December 30, 2019

Mary Lou was a good person who is going to be missed by many people! Always had a smile and was quick with her words that always brought laughter! Prayers for her family!

Wendy Whitley

December 30, 2019

My prayers go out to all of her family. She always had a smile on her face and always dressed so pretty. She will be missed🙏❤🙏❤

Wendy Winstead

December 29, 2019

Mary Lou has been a friend for a long time! She was a loyal customer always supporting me. I will miss her. She always came to my open houses and brought friends and family with her. She loved her family very much.

Barbara Muller

December 29, 2019

A true southern lady and a dear friend. I will miss Mary Lou. Rest in Peace.

Vicky Tyson

December 29, 2019

My prayers are with all the family. May god comfort all of you during this difficult time.