Mary Lou Revels Hampton

Published 10:00 am Friday, May 29, 2020

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Mary Lou Revels (MawMaw) Hampton, 72, of Mocksville, was born in Davie County to the late William LeRoy Revels and Annie Mae Turner Revels on May 7, 1948. She died on May 26, 2020, surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren.

She was an active and dedicated member of Mt. Valley Missionary Baptist Church and previously attended Chinquapin Missionary Baptist Church. She  worked at Holly Farms/Tyson Foods for a number of years before a decline in her health. She also often helped her brother, William (Junior) in the tobacco fields, which she loved to do. When she wasn’t working and in good health she enjoyed spending time with her siblings and children; caring for her grandchildren; and making memories with close friends. Her hobbies were fishing and playing horseshoes. She was kind, selfless and loving person who never met a stranger. She had such adoration for the Lord and in her final days her faith remained strong.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, James (Larry) Hampton of 54 years; brothers, Thomas Edward Revels and Clarence Revels.

Survivors: her daughters, Marilyn Hampton, Annette Tillery, Mary (Christina) Hampton all of Mocksville; sister, Catherine Gentry; brothers, William (Eunice) Revels, Johnny Revels, Ralph Revels and Frank Revels, all of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Lakisha Hampton, Justin Tillery, Jaleesa West, Latrinda Tillery, Kabrion Hauser, all of Mocksville; 4 great-grandchildren, Jamari Tillery, Shaira Tillery, Brooklyn Tillery and Jordyn Shabazz; a host of brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, family and friends; and  her caregivers, Jaleesa West (granddaughter) and Mary (Christina) Hampton (daughter).

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Chinquapin Missionary Baptist Church in Mocksville with Minister James Gentry, the Rev. Anthony Woodruff and Pastor Barron Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2on Saturday.