Mary Ingram Dean

July 8, 1920 - August 5, 2010
Mary Ingram Dean

Mary Ingram Dean, 90, of Wilmington died Thursday August 5, 2010 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living with family by her side.

Mary was born in St. Petersburg, FL on July 8th, 1920. She is preceded in death by her parents Casey & Fredrica Ingram, brother, Casey Ingram and husband Wayne P Dean Sr.

Surviving are her sons Wayne P. Dean Jr. of Naples, FL , James I. Dean and wife Alice, daughter Katy Monaghan and son in law David Monaghan all of Wilmington. Grandchildren Wayne P. Dean III of Chicago ILL and Jennifer Call of Silver Spring, MD, Lacy and Liza Dean and Casey Monaghan all of Wilmington. Mary was also blessed with seven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Wrightsville United Methodist on Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wightsville Methodist Building Fund or NH Humane Society.

During her last three years, Mary was lovingly cared for by the staff at Spring Arbor. The family would like to express their gratitude to Liberty hospice as well for their compassionate care.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 01, 2010
    Gail Taylor says:
    I will always cherish my relationship with Mary and the good times we had together over the past 25 years or so. She was like a second mother to me. She'll be in my heart always. Much love to the family.

  • August 08, 2010
    Pam and Bill Morine & Family says:
    Dear Katy & Dave: We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Katy's mother. We know of the tremendous support you gave her in her final years, just as she did to Katy growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Pam & Bill Morine

  • August 08, 2010
    Joseph Skipper Funderburg says:
    Dear Katy, David and The Dean Family, I remember Mrs. Mary Dean as the quintessential beach Mom of an island generation. Now Mrs. Dean's at rest on the heavenly shore, his life's storms are passed forevermore. As we age, what do we really have to cling to besides our faith, and our memories? And we shall survive, as our faith rescues us and our planks float us, when the breakers roar and the reef is near. The Fergus - Funderburg Families are deeply saddened by the loss of your loved one. Protect those in whose love we live and those who are dear to us. Joseph "Skipper" Funderburg and The Fergus-Funderburg Family

  • September 08, 2010
    Susan Efird says:
    Sister Kathy, Didn't get to talk much to you the other night but was so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.My family is thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and pray you find comfort in all of the happy memories you have of your mother, we love you Susan Efird and family