Mary Beck Elmore

June 19, 1951 - February 24, 2021
Mary Beck Elmore

Mary Beck Elmore, age 69, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at her home.

She was born in Tabor City, NC on June 19, 1951, the daughter of Burrus Wilson Beck and Ann Soles Beck.

Mary worked for many years in the Finance and Insurance Business and received many honors, awards and recognition during her career.

She is survived by her brothers; Doug Beck and his wife Leona, David Beck and wife Tonya and Kelly Beck and her sisters; Lenore Beck Taylor and her husband Richard and Susan Beck. She is also survived by her former spouse Edward Elmore, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by her sister Anita Beck Bordeaux.

Mary was a great cook and enjoyed preparing meals and special treats for family and friends, she also loved to spend her spare time with her pets and tending her flower garden.

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  • March 05, 2021
    Aysha Apperson says:
    Mary was a lovely lady and a friend who will be missed always. May her memories bring comfort to her family at this time. Love and prayers to you all.

  • March 05, 2021
    Wick, Melissa, and Riley Armstrong says:
    So blessed to have such great memories of spending time with Aunt Mary at the beach, cooking, and just spending time together. She was a special lady and we loved her! She will be missed!

  • March 10, 2021
    Bobby Harrelson says:
    Mary was a great friend growing up together in Tabor City....even though she was a "girl"....gasp....back in the day, we had a good time talking and playing together all the time from 1st grade to 12th grade....such is life, we went our separate ways after high school....nice and decent person....bless her and her family.

  • March 13, 2021
    Wister Jacksin says:
    I’ll miss you, old friend.

  • April 12, 2021
    Ann and David Lemley, Joe and Jillian Wade says:
    Over the years Mary was such a large part of some great times and wonderful memories with her "Savannah, Georgia Family". We love you and miss you.