Mary Alice Jefferies Faulcon was born to the late John Ellis Jefferies and Anna Mae Phipps Jefferies on March 12, 1944, in Halifax County, North Carolina, and was the third of their thirteen children. She was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015, after a year-long struggle with congestive heart failure.
Mary Alice spent her early years growing up in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and received her formal education in the public schools of Halifax County. She became a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina.
In later years, Mary Alice relocated to Maryland. In 1992, she completed her degree as a Registered Nurse and began her career at United Medical Center, formerly known as Greater Southeast Hospital. She fulfilled her passion to help others until she passed.
Mary Alice loved to curl up on the couch after a long night shift at the hospital and relax by watching The Golden Girls. No matter how stressed she was, she always managed to have the perfect manicure and pedicure.
Mary Alice, also affectionately known as Mama, Granny, Grandma Mary, Aunt Mary, and Madea, will be forever remembered as a lively, generous, and courageous woman who was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched in so many special ways.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward “Pee Wee” Jefferies and Harold Jefferies.
Those remaining to treasure every precious moment and share in the legacy of her loveare her three loving children, Charlotte “Faye”, Shelia, and Jerome, Jr. “Jerry”; eight devoted grandchildren; five beautiful great-grandchildren; ten siblings, Robert, Thurman, Ronald “Bob”, Joe, Bernard “Bern”, Winfred, Carlton “Carl”, Doris, Brenda, and Debra; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 21, 2015, from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 P.M. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery #2, Johnson Mill Pond Road, in Littleton. Rev. John Rooks will officiate.