Mary Louise Mahoney Ollis

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September 23, 1951 ~ December 26, 2017

Resided in: Leicester, North Carolina

Mary Louise Mahoney Ollis, 66, of Leicester, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2017, at the CarePartners Solace Center. An Asheville native, Mary was a daughter of the late Dr. John William Mahoney, MD, and Mary Louise Blankenship Mahoney. Mrs. Ollis worked as a registered nurse for 42 years, 30 of which were spent at Mission/St. Joseph's Hospital. She loved to read, knit, crochet, and visit with her friends. She is survived by her husband, Gary Lee Ollis; daughter, Kelly Marie Jones; son, Wallace Harold "Robbie" Robinson, Jr.; sister, Barbara Buell; brothers, Jack Mahoney and Mike Mahoney; granddaughters, Kadie Marie Parker and Hannah Marie Benson; great-granddaughter, Carli Marie Parker; nieces, Teresa Locklear, Belle Mahoney and Janice Guillot; and nephews, Ken Miller and Jerry Guillot. Mrs. Ollis's family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. The memorial service for Mrs. Ollis will be held on Monday, January 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave., with Fr. Morris C. Boyd officiating.

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  1. Such a wonder person and nurse. This is quite a loss. I was honored to work with Mary for decades. May all find peace at this time. Love, Georgina Moore Chesky

  2. There are no words that could ever express how truly and unconditionally you were loved. You will be missed always little momma. XOXO

  3. She was a wonderful nurse and friend. I loved talking to her about St Joe’s. She was a great help as a case worker on 6- North. Always loved seeing her. Wonderful smile.

  4. A sweet precious soul. I loved her and her daughter Kelly. I’ve known them since Kelly was a young girl who played ball with my daughter. They both shared a sweet spirit. All my prayers. Cindy Nichols

  5. I love and miss you so much Mom. I’m glad that you are no longer suffering or in pain like you have been your whole life. You are the strongest woman that I have ever known. I’m so lucky that God gave me you to be my Mommy. You did everything in the world for me and Robbie and we are very grateful that we had you. You also was the most caring and loving Nana that my two daughters Kadie and Hannah could have ever had and from your great granddaughter Carli said I love you Nana now you are my Angel Nana. Mom please watch over me and my 3 girls. Love Kelly Marie Jones!!

  6. Gary and family, we were so sorry to hear about your loss, will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

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