Mary Faye Maness Leonard, age 86 of Asheboro, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at her daughter's home.
Mary Faye was born in Randolph County on December 11, 1936 to Herbert and Ruby Kearns Maness. She was a hardworking, honest person, that had a very giving heart and would always put others first. Mary Faye worked for 51 years with Kaiser-Roth and then also worked at the Bryan Center for 16 years. She loved to garden, go fishing, and take care of her cats. Mary Faye loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She also enjoyed watching golf and listening to opera. One of the things she loved most of all was sending birthday cards and calling people to play happy birthday on her harmonica on their special day. In addition to her parents, Mary Faye was preceded in death by her son, Alan Leonard; her twin brother, Ernest Ray Maness; and sisters, Ellen Chriscoe, and Gladys Maness.
Mary Faye is survived by her three daughters, Robin (Garry) Ward of Asheboro, Cathy (Michael) Parrish of Lexington, and Vickie (Gale) Thomas of Asheboro; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; brother, Donnie Maness of Seagrove; sister, Laura (Rick) Asbill of Asheboro; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 2:00 PM in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro. Burial will follow at Riverside Baptist Church, 8127 Riverside Rd., Seagrove, NC 27341.
Memorials may be made in Mary Faye’s honor to Riverside Baptist Church, 8127 Riverside Rd., Seagrove, NC 27341, or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.