Mary Peppers


Mary Louise (Wilkes) Peppers, Mary P was born November 7, 1953 to the late Alberta and Clarence Kelly. They moved to Columbus, Ohio when she was 7 years old, where she attended Highland Elementary and later John Burrough and graduated from Columbus Public Schools.

Mary P was a lover of outdoors, even in winter. She enjoyed riding horses, she loved softball and often caring for the senior citizens in the neighborhood (running errands, cleaning their porches), and she was an awesome bowler, but nothing compared to her love for family.

Mary P loved people and they loved her back. Mary P. was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alberta Kelly; grandmothers, Sadie May and Mary Alice; brothers, Donald, Larry, Peyton, and Robert Wilkes.

Mary P leaves to cherish her memories, children, Charles (Maria), Shanell (Donnell) Gray, Shelmine (Anthony) Saunders, honorary daughter, Tiffany Davis; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brothers, Floyd and Clyde (Kathy) Wilkes; sisters, Barbara (Thomas) Truss, Ruth (Robert) Butta, Flo Wilkes, and Sue Towns; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Mary will be missed by us all but never forgotten.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Thursday, January 28, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Ms Mary will truly be missed by many. Praying for comfort in the hearts of the family.

    Vera and Family

  2. My condolences to you Tony, Shanell and Fatty, I’m so sorry for your loss, this one is a hard pill for me to swallow as well, Mary(maw maw) Peppers I will miss all the good times we have had together, you will we greatly missed but NEVER forgotten.

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    Sis Carmeen (Bro Lou) Yarbrough and Family-
    Thinking of you, praying for you and your family as we remember your Aunt during this time. Know that we are with you and our prayers continue for you as the Lord gives you strength, comfort and peace. Although we are saddened by your loss-we celebrate the wonderful life of your loved one.

  4. Tilawann lindsey

    Mom Mary I love you,you was funny and the life of the party and the will be missed by me

  5. Cherrita Fentress

    Sending my condolences To Shanell , Tony & Fatty & Family. Momma Mary i wasn’t ready for this one, I will miss you sadly & charish the memories you have left with us. Rest Easy Momma Mary I Love You, No more Pain & suffering. I won’t say goodbye, I will see you on the other side. Love Always. Mz. Rita

  6. Family yall already knw. I luv u Mama. Ur gonna truly b missed. Look for my Mama, Auntie, and Granny. U’ll hv sum gud company. Rest in comfort now.

  7. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our deepest sympathy. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Truly sorry for your loss.

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