February 19, 1927 ~ April 30, 2021
Born in: Pickens County, GA
Resided in: Arden, NC
Mary Lou Barnes Brinson, 94 of Arden died peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, April 30th, 2021.
She was born February 19, 1927 in Hinton, GA to the late Edgar Barnes and Cora Roland Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William “Bill” Irby Brinson Sr. She was also preceded by three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by one son, William Irby Brinson Jr. and his wife Faye; her beloved granddaughters, Annie Brinson, Heather Clymer and her husband Steve, and Sara Brinson; four great-grandchildren, Madi and Grace Brinson and Austin and Cora Clymer. She is also survived by one sister, Judy Stewart as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mary retired as Vice President of First Union National Bank of Hendersonville after more than 30 years of dedicated service. She was a longtime active member of Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church as well as volunteered for many years at ABCCM South.
Mary delighted in travel near and far. She was affectionately known as Memaw, always there for a truckster ride and afternoon snack. She enjoyed bringing fellowship to the community by inviting old friends and new friends to her table with open arms. She was known for her pound cakes, pecan pies and generous heart.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. A celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 AM and will be officiated by Rev. Chandler Ragland. Interment will follow at Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6 Laurel Park Drive, Arden, NC 28704.