Mary Emma Lewis Garner

January 18, 1926 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 93)


Mary Emma Lewis Garner, 93, of Morehead City, passed away Thursday, August 22­, 2019, at the Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Gethsemane Memorial Park in Newport, NC.

Mary loved the Lord and was a dedicated woman of faith. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church where she was active in the nursery ministry for many years and enjoyed the teaching and companionship of her friends in the Fidelis Sunday School Class. One of her favorite pastimes was bowling with her late husband Otis. They had many special memories with their bowling friends and enjoyed the camaraderie of the sport. Mary had an artistic knack and could often be found with a unique craft project, either for herself or something special to share with those she loved. She will be greatly missed by her family who will always cherish the presence she was in their lives.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Marie Garner Smith of Morehead City; son, Rodney Gordon Garner and wife Stephanie of Troutman, NC; sisters, Rhoda Allred of Beaufort and Jo Francis Taupley of Alabama; brothers, Alfred F. Lewis and Howard Lewis, both of Mississippi; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Garner; mother, Emily Catherine Lewis; father, Joseph Lewis; and sisters, Margaret Boyd and Peggy Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House at P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570.

The family would especially like to thank the Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC for their kind care and support.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 



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Graveside Service
August 27, 2019

2:00 PM
Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570


Crystal Coast Hospice House
PO Box 640, Newport NC 28570

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