Mary Jane Ireland
Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina. She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Mary Jane is survived by her son Douglas Whitfield and daughter-in-law Kimberly Whitfield of Las Vegas; sisters Elizabeth Mitchell of Reelsboro, North Carolina and Mary Lee Dike of Las Vegas, Nevada as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin Charlene Richards of Plymouth, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by brothers Stanley Hodges Jr. and James “Jimmy” Hodges and by her husband Bennie Ireland, her second husband Fred Waldrop, and by her first husband Fenner Whitfield.
Mary Jane was a great nature lover and found great joy in gardening and raising her pets. She loved to cook and share recipes with everyone. She leaves behind a host of extended family and friends and will be sorely missed by those who knew her. “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45
Arrangements were by La Paloma Funeral Home in Henderson, Nevada. Services and burial to be held in Lowland, North Carolina in the spring of 2015.
What a joyous homecoming for this precious child of God! Our prayers are with Doug and Kimberly and know that their enduring kindness will not go unrewarded.