Mary Lou Bullock Martin Woodcock

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Mary Lou Bullock Martin Woodcock, age 88, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Ivanhoe and Cumberland County entered her heavenly home on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Mary Lou was born December 7, 1929 in Cumberland County, the daughter of Noah Marshall Bullock and Lou Eva Ward Bullock. In addition to her parents Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, William Mortimore Martin, Jr. (Married 28 years) and Gurney F. Woodcock (married 18 years); and sisters, infant Betty Zane Bullock and Madie Bullock Autry.

Mary Lou is survived by daughters, Pat Martin Sholar (M.C.) of Ivanhoe and Jane Martin King (Neill) of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Will King of Raleigh, Matthew King of Boca Raton, FL and Amanda King of Wilmington; sister, Doris Gardner of Wade and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her loyal four-legged companion, Susie, will greatly miss her “mom”.

Mary Lou was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter who dearly loved her family. Putting others before herself was always a priority. Her quick wit, quiet demeanor, generosity, and kindness to all she met were just part of what made her the special person that she was. Her gentle and accepting spirit served her well during her fight with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Last, but not least, her love for her Lord kept her grounded and steady as she traveled life’s many winding roads. She will be greatly missed and her memory will be forever cherished.

Visitation with the family is from 1 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at Black River Presbyterian Church, 65 Eddie L. Jones Road, Ivanhoe with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. C.R.E. Richard Wurtzell will conduct the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Home of Lake Waccamaw, PO Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or to a charity of your choice.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.