Mary Leigh Bass Boone, age 93, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Born in Momeyer on April 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William Lee Bass and Iola Timberlake Bass. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Leeford Boone, Sr.; son, George Leeford "Booney" Boone, Jr.; sisters, Ruby Reid Luke, Dolly Estelle Wilson and Betty Bass Vick; brother, Johnny Curtis Bass.
She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Joy Mellman of Columbus, OH; sons, Van Stephen Boone and his wife, Debbie of Whitakers and Jonathan Lee Boone and his wife, Paula of Rocky Mount; daughter-in-law Marilyn Taylor Boone of Dortches; sisters Rebecca Bass Medlin and her husband John B. of Rocky Mount, Louise "Jackie" Bass Edwards of Nashville; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. at North Rocky Mount Church of God, Rocky Mount with the Rev. Jerome L. Mozingo, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. A visitation will be from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made in Mary's name to North Rocky Mount Church of God, 2413 Goldrock Road, Rocky Mount, NC.
Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount.