Mary Holden Malpass

July 10, 1937 - April 1, 2019
Mary Holden Malpass


Mary H. Malpass 81, of Leland went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 1, 2019.

She was born July 10, 1937 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of the late Dennis William and Jane Evans Holden. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lloyd Earl Malpass; brother Buddy Holden; sisters June H. Malpass and Donna Mobley; and son Leon Malpass.

During her time in the workforce she spent 30 years as a convenience store clerk and many years in childcare.

Mary is survived by her children Rose Malpass of Leland, Linda and husband Ricky Todd of Leland, and William Malpass of Florida. She is also survived by her grandchildren Ronald, Richard, Keith, Jeremy, Mandy, Marie, Catherine, Felicia and Eddie; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and very close and loving friends.

A visitation will be from 1-2pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a funeral service at 2pm officiated by Reverend Corey. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Todd, Keith Todd, Richard Todd, Cody Parker, Robert Bryant, Jr. and Adler Paulick.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • April 02, 2019
    Lynn Pender says:
    Praying for the family during this time.ms Mary was a sweet lady

  • April 02, 2019
    Lynn Pender says:
    Praying for the family

  • April 02, 2019
    Shirley & Dan Caison says:
    Linda Ricky Todd and family so sorry for your loss y'all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • April 02, 2019
    Phil (Tim) Holden says:
    So Sorry to hear about Mary, Praying for family and Friends

  • April 02, 2019
    Deborah Ross Dahl says:
    Ms Mary cared for my daughter Shaina from the time she was two to five years old! She was a beautiful person. And as fate would have it our paths crossed again some twenty years later, when she enrolled as a participant at Elderhaus! I worked there at the time and when I seen her name come across the roster I got so excited and when I saw her and told her who I was she was so happy she cried, and when my daughter came out to visit one day, oh my word she was so excited she was telling everyone hisbis my baby girl!!! I use to take care of this girl when she was a baby! I really did love Ms Mary and I will miss her greatly! Prayers to all the family during this time of your loss!