Mary J. was born on August 29, 1920 was married for 2 years to Frank J. who passed away. Mary was born in Memphis, TN and had 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls (4 deceased) and was an amazing MOM per her children!
Mary and Frank decided to relocate and moved the family to Hammond, Indiana. Even with 10 children, my mom was able to work part time in the Hammond Indian School district for 8 years to help my dad support the family. Mary has always been an active church member; she attended St. Anthony Spiritual church and was blessed by her pastor to be ordained as one the “Church Mothers”. Mary has always been a praying mom and was spirit filled, sound mind, full of wisdom and respected by her family, friends, other church members and the community.
From her family, a poem:
“Mom a woman of strength and dignity. Her words are wise, and kindness leads her way. She is loved by all that is dear to her. Charm is deceptive and beauty fades but a woman who fears the LORD deserves praise.”