Mary Lois Nichols Jessup

Published 9:51 am Thursday, August 10, 2023

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Mrs. Mary Lois Nichols Jessup, 80, of Pilot Mountain passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023 at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

She was born in Davie County on Sept. 7, 1942 to the late Roy Nichols and Ruby Hodges Baker. Mrs. Jessup was a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She was a faithful member of Brown Mountain Baptist Church.

She is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Jason Southern; a granddaughter, Adelynn Southern; stepbrothers, Larry Faulkner, Charles “Sunny” Faulkner; special in-laws, James and Bonnie Jessup, Lottie and Roger Gammons, Peggy and June Jessup; many nieces and nephews; and special friends,  Peggy Dillon and Yvonne Love.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jessup was preceded in death by: her husband, Arthur Lee Jessup; a grandson, Latham Southern; a brother, Robert “Fowle” Nichols; her stepmother, Mildred Miller; stepfather, Jake Baker; sister, Ruby Joyce Nichols; stepsister, Carol Varnadore; a stepbrother, Alan Faulkner.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Brown Mountain Baptist Church with Pastor Eddie Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6-8 at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy.

The family would like to give special thank you to her caregivers, Melinda Hutchens, Kim King, Hope Fields, Sheena Galloway, and to the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Mountain Valley Hospice, 1427 Edgewood Dr., Suite 101, Mt. Airy, NC 27030.

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