Mrs. Mary Ilene Fowler Pope, 91, of Wilmington, NC passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
Ilene was born on February 22, 1921 in Tabor City, NC and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maggie Fowler.
She is survived by her son, Rev. Donald Pope (Suzanne) of Porter’s Neck, NC; daughters, Betty Horsey (Richard); Shirley Williams (Dewey); and Brenda Chandler; and son-in-law, Archie Dance all of Wilmington, NC. A sister, Alice Carlisle; sister-in-law, Vina Fowler; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Pope; daughter, Bonnie Dance; daughter-in-law, Debbie Pope; sisters, Flossie Sarvis, Ivydean Harrelson, Gladys Todd and brothers, Lloyd Fowler and Boyd Fowler.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Friday, July 20, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a funeral service following at 1:00 pm. Rev. Horace Jackson will officiate.
Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the Building Fund of Hampstead Baptist Church, 67 Factory Road, Hampstead, NC 28443.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099