WILSON — Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary “Mat” Madeline (Duncan) Way, 84, of Reck are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ricky Way officiating. Interment will follow to Reck Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Gray Funeral Home in Wilson.
Mary was born on Nov. 5, 1934, to the late Mr. Elijah Leo Duncan and Mrs. Livia Jane (Sadler) Duncan at Post Oak. She departed from this life on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Wilson.
Mary was raised at Reck her entire life attending school at Zaneis. She married Mr. J.B. “Bill” Way on July 5, 1952, in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1998. Mary was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed being involved with the election board, the homemaker association, was a devoted Zaneis Wildcat supporter, especially basketball. She loved gardening and taking care of her yard. One of her favorite pastimes was taking the grandkids crawdad fishing.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband “Bill”; daughter Lois Taylor; son-in-law Glenn Carroll; brothers E.L. Duncan and Herbert Duncan; sisters Christene Dalton, Rachel Dunningan, Jane Doake, Frances Lyle and Donna Palmer.
Mary is survived by her daughters Donna Carroll of Ringling and Brenda Leasure and husband Russell of Wilson; granddaughter Tisha Lester and husband Joe of Reck; grandsons William “Bill” Leasure and wife Stormy of Ringling and Buddy Way and wife Stephanie of Wilson; great-grandsons Ryan Lester and Torey Weder of Ardmore, Lucas “Luke” Lester and wife Ravyn of Ringling and Nash Lester of Reck; great-granddaughters Whitney Lester of Reck and Jessica Lester of Reck; one great-grandchild on the way; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Lester, Luke Lester, Bill Leasure, Buddy Way, Kyle Hacker, Brian Palmer and Jeffery Palmer.
Honorary bearers will be Nash Lester, Marcus Denton, Guylyn Simon and Travis Wilke.
A family visitation is scheduled for Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Gray Funeral Home in Wilson. Online condolences may be made at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.