Mary Allie Creech Wood passed from this life Tuesday, August 11 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield after a period of declining health. She was born December 16, 1928 to the Revered C.H. Spurgeon Creech and Geneva McCall Creech. She was married nearly 68 years to Ralph A. Wood at the time of his death February 20, 2013. Mary was a devoted farm wife and homemaker and later in her life worked outside the home retiring from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. She was an excellent seamstress and an outstanding cook who loved to entertain family, friends, visiting pastors and missionaries in her home. She was a faithful Christian and was a charter member of Riverside Baptist Church.
She is survived by her four children; R. Phillip Wood (Pat) and Brenda Wood Couch (Charles) of Kenly; Reverend Alan Neil Wood (Lynn) of Roanoke, VA and Melonie Creech Wood of Wendell; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild as well as her sister, Ruth G. Creech and dear nieces, and nephews and brothers and sisters in law. She was preceded in death by sisters, Josephine Creech Tyner, and Ethel Creech Boykin; and brother, Randall K. Creech.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Medlin officiating. Burial will follow in Bethany Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.
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