Mary Ann McElroy, 98, transcended to heaven on November 30, 2021 in the care & love of her family and nursing staff at Central Carolina Hospital. Mary was born on February 10, 1923 in Fredonia KS to the late Frederick & Ann Eliza (Gray) Calvert.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James H. McElroy; her daughter Linda Sue; her sister Alice Kulbiski; and her brothers John & George Calvert.\n\nMary is survived by her daughter Peggy McElroy Welch of Lakeland FL; her son Stephen McElroy & wife Beverly of Newport NC; grandchildren Jonathan, Robert, Shanya, Cherish, & Cody; and 8 great-grandchildren.\n\nMary was a cherished wife, mother, & grandmother who placed family first. She was a lifetime member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ faith and part of the Fayetteville church family for 54 years. She loved adventure, sharing life with family, photography, and had a career of Office Manager-Bookkeeper. She will always be loved and missed.\n\nA visitation will be held at Adcock Funeral Home from 10:00 - 11:30 AM on Monday, December 13, 2021. A graveside service will be held following the visitation at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery at 12:00 Noon. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Christian Church, 1505 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305.