Mary Lee Proffitt

Mary Lee Proffitt, 91, of Richmond, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Shirkey Rehab and Nursing Center in Richmond.
Mary Lee was born near Camden Feb. 15, 1920 to James Berry MacDonald and Betty Euginia (Neer) MacDonald. She lived her entire life in Ray County. Mary Lee was united in marriage to Milton Newell Proffitt May 11, 1940 in Ray County. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of the Friendship Christian Church in rural Richmond until it disbanded and then attended the Orrick Christian Church.
Mary Lee was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Milton Newell Proffitt Nov. 7, 1986; a brother, Eugene MacDonald; and a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Proffitt in 2001.
She is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law, Mac Proffitt and wife Mary of Camden and Jim Proffitt and wife Dona of Richmond; her grandchildren, Brian Proffitt and wife Marlo, Lindsey Proffitt, Jill Pyle and husband Troy, Jamie Sue Honeycutt and husband Don and Jolynn Ernst and husband Noll; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 17 at the Orrick Christian Church with Pastor Donna Murphy-Ceradsky officiating. Burial will be in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.
Memorials are suggested to Orrick Christian Church or Shirkey Rehab and Nursing Center in Richmond.
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Arrangements are through Gowing Funeral Home of Orrick.

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