Mary Ellen Proffitt Myers passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at her home, surrounded by family.

Memorial services will be at 12:15 PM on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Yates Thagard Baptist Church in Carthage, NC. The family will receive friends following the service.

Mary Ellen was a native of Virginia, born July 16,1929. She was a homemaker who loved her family, nature, music, and keeping contact with friends. Mary Ellen was also a teacher in the public schools for a few years, and at church for many years. For 35 years she and her husband attended and served at Elm City Missionary Baptist Church in Elm City, NC, before relocating to Moore county in 2003. She was known for sending greeting cards far and wide, and she and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels for several years.

Mary Ellen was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Grace Beard Proffitt, and was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Hix;  brother, Tom Proffitt, Jr.

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, William Myers, to whom she was married for nearly 64 years; as well as sons: David Myers and wife Ruth; Jeff Myers and wife Sheila; daughters: Jeanie McDaniel and husband David;  Nancy Wall and husband Tommy; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Jane Ayers; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yates Thagard Baptist Church, 3820 Vass-Carthage Road, Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Myers family.



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  1. Love and prayers for all of you during this time! A mother’s love never ends! She is at peace with no pain and we will all see her again one day! Loved her and her sweet family! She was such a dear friend to so many!

  2. Love and prayers to Mr Bill and all his family during this time! Mary Ellen had a heart of gold and was so good to her family and friends! A mother’s love never ends! She is at peace and no longer in pain! We will all see her again

  3. Your mother was a wonderful and kind person. Every time I eat strawberry shortcake, I think of Nancy’s birthdays and how she would make it for her. It was so good and we also had such a great time at the pajama parties!

  4. Bill & family, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Mary Ellen were such precious friends of my Mom and Dad, Clemon and Lucille Hawley. We all love you and are praying that you are covered with God’s peace and strength.

  5. To Bill, David, Jeanie, Jeff & Nancy and families ~~ With my very heartfelt deepest sympathy, prayers, thoughts & love. Mary Ellen was one of wonderful, kind, thoughtful, caring, loving and godly neighbor from Sharon Acres Road neighborhood. She is going

  6. I am so sorry in the loss of sweet Mary Ellen. I was one of the lucky ones that received one of many of the cards Mary Ellen sent, she always thought of others before herself. Mary Ellen perfected chocolate chip muffins and would bring muffins for my husb

  7. Sending much love and prayers to the Myers Family. Mary Ellen was a loving,-  caring woman dedicated to her family.- 
    Jeff and Sheila, David and Ruth, Jennie, Nancy and families… I am so sorry for your loss and continued prayers for comfort and pea

  8. Such an awesome lady. She had such a beautiful heart and it manifested itself in the wonderful children that she raised and in all the lives that she touched in her special way. The world is a much better place for her having been in it.

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