Mary Martin Lloyd

June 12, 1933 - August 3, 2013
Mary Martin Lloyd


Mary Martin Lloyd, known as Yaya to all those who loved her, age 80 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Durham, NC on June 12, 1933. Her parents were the late Maury Ernest Martin and Annie Lindsey Martin.

Yaya was a longtime resident of Wilmington. She retired from medical bookkeeping at a local health care facility in order to provide childcare in her home, not only to her grandchildren, but to many other children in the community. Yaya was the epitome of strength, integrity, passion, kindness, and true love. Those who knew and loved her will share an unbelievable mix of sadness for what is lost, but also a celebration for who she was and what she meant to everyone.

Mary was an active member of Wilmington Lodge #532 B.P.O. Elks, as well as the Elks Ladies Auxiliary. Mary loved to read, enjoyed working word and number puzzles of all kinds, and had written many poems for family and friends to enjoy.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert (Bob) M. Lloyd; five children, Robert (Robby) M. Lloyd, Jr. (Marsha), Susan L. Wilkerson (Carl), William C. “Bill” Lloyd (Shirley), Shirley Lloyd Craig, and Thomas (Tommy) L. Lloyd (Rich); grandchildren, Jennifer, Jared, Nikki, Kiley, Jessica, Steven, Valrie, Trey, Tracy, Tiffany, Jennifer, Lance, Scott, and Mason; and 10 great grandchildren.

The family will see friends from 5 to 6pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403, where the memorial service will begin at 6pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403, or the Wilmington Lodge #532 B.P.O. Elks Scholarship Fund, 5102 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403.

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


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  • August 04, 2013
    Dave Smith says:
    Faye and I were truly blessed to have had "Miss Mary" as our friend. Mary always greeted us and others with a smile and friendly conversation which was both cheerful and positive. A remarkable lady, indeed. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Lloyd family - may God bless and comfort you!

  • August 06, 2013
    Kitza Washington says:
    Tommy, I will be praying for you and your family. I know in time time that your healing will begin but for now and always I will continue to keep you and your entire family lifted in pray. Take care, Kitza Washington

  • August 06, 2013
    Peter Donahue says:
    Tommy, My heart aches for you given the passing of your Mom. Her spirit is alive in you and many others she touched. God Bless you and yours, Pete & Nicole Family

  • August 07, 2013
    Rebecca and Ronald Stauffer says:
    Our thoughts are with you Jennifer and your family. Love ya The Stauffer Family

  • August 06, 2013
    Lon & Nell OStby says:
    Dear Valerie, Trey, and family, How loving is our Lord that He places special ones in our lives. Your Yaya is in heaven, but she has left a treasure chest of memories for each of you. Always remember that you are loved. The Ostby's - Lon & Nell