Mary Louise Noland-McPherson

Born: 07/11/1943 Passed:

Sunrise:  July 11, 1943     Sunset:  June 26th, 2017

Mary L. Noland-McPherson passed away on June 26th, 2017 at her residence in Cleveland, Ohio.  She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Margie Noland-Lawhorn and Robert Earl Abrams.

She was the eldest of five children.  Mary Received Christ at an early age and joined Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Mary was a graduate of Druid High School in Tuscaloosa and continued on to higher learning at Alabama A & M in Huntsville, Alabama graduating in 1966 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. She was also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She later moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she met and married the late, Richard McPherson.  The couple had no children.  Mary dedicated most of her time helping others while employed at the Department of Human Services in Cuyahoga County as a social worker for 25 years.  Her hobbies included traveling, socializing and watching televised court cases and politics.  She was also a great listener and had a good sense of humor.  She always looked at the positive side of a negative situation.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents and husband.  She is survived by her uncle Jamie Noland (Frances) of Tuscaloosa, AL; sister Bonnie A Lawhorn-Jefferson of Chicago, IL ; brothers Eugene Adams(Louise) McDonough Georgia, Melvin and Larry Lawthorn of Tuscaloosa, AL; nieces Leslie and Yolanda Adams, Rosalyn and Chervonne (Kisha) Jefferson and Antoinekio Madison;nephew Sentonio Madison; and a host of cousins, great nieces and nephews.

The family of Mary Noland-McPherson would like to send a special thanks to her close friend for their love, support and acts of kindness during her illness.  Bernice Sewell, Ethel Batt, Willie Travis, Jean Bradley, Kay Hereford and Thelma Perkins. May GOD bless you all for being there during Mary’s time of need.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 18th; 1:00 pm at Cedar Oaks Memorial Cemetery,  1401 Mimosa Park Road, Tuscaloosa, AL.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
     He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
     he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
 Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.  Amen



5 Tributes to Mary Louise Noland-McPherson

  1. Willie Mae Ewings-Travis says:

    Jamie Noland; Bonnie A Lawhorn-Jefferson; Eugene Adams(Louise), Melvin and Larry Lawhorn, nieces, nephews and other family members…

    It is with deep sympathy and a grief filled heart that I extend condolences to you.
    Mary was my dear friend for over 45 years. I will miss her so much. I thank God for allowing her to be a part of my family. My daughters, Camille and Ingrid, loved her desrly. My sincere prayers and love to all. May the Sonlight shine upon you, now and forever. God bless you.


    • Marilyn Lewis says:

      Hello Lawhorn Family My sincere condolences. I am so very sorry that I am just learning of Mary’s passing. We worked together at County back in the 1970’s -80’s and became good friends. Time and distance became occasional phone calls and cards. Mary was a true and loyal friend. I now reside in Connecticut.
      Marilyn Lewis

    • Marilyn Lewis says:

      Dear Willie Mae, condolences and sorry I am just learning of dear Mary’s passing. We mainly exchanged cards and occasional calls after I relocated. Again sincere condolences to Family and friends.
      Marilyn Lewis

  2. Willie Mae Ewings-Travis says:

    Dear Family,

    WMET is Willie Mae Ewings-Travis.

    Love you!

  3. Patricia Green says:

    To the Family,
    We also feel the sadness of loss for our dear friend and classmate from the Druid High Class of ’61.
    Praying for your strength and endurance duing this difficult time. With Love and Sympathy.
    Pat Green

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