Mary Frances Dillon

Mary Frances Dillon

Female 1928 - 2020  (91 years)

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  • Name Mary Frances Dillon 
    Nickname Prissy 
    Born 13 Dec 1928  Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Feb 2020  Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1703  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2020 

    Family William Edward "Billy" Hennessee, Jr.,   b. 16 Aug 1924, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1996, (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1949  Montreat, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. William Edward Hennessee, III,   b. 17 Aug 1950, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1967, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. Elizabeth Lee "Lee" Hennessee,   b. 1 Sep 1954, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 2016, Trump Plaza, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Grover Dillon Hennessee
     4. William Edward Hennessee, IV
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1928 - Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Sep 1949 - Montreat, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 2020 - Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mary Frances ‘Prissy’ Dillon Hennessee (1928-2020)
    Mary Frances ‘Prissy’ Dillon Hennessee (1928-2020)

  • Notes 
    • WILMINGTON — Mary Frances “Prissy” Dillon, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Prissy, as she was known from childhood, was born Dec. 13, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Grover Lee Dillon and Mary Clarke Guirkin Dillon.

      She attended St. Mary’s School in Raleigh. She was presented at the North Carolina Terpsichorean Ball and she was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Raleigh. She married William Edward Hennessee Jr. of Salisbury Sept. 1, 1949, and the couple had four children.

      Prissy was a longtime resident of Raleigh, where her family made their home. She enjoyed being a homemaker and her skills included cooking, sewing and crafting. After her children had grown, she moved to Wilmington, where she remained until her death.

      She was preceded in death by her former husband, William E. Hennessee Jr.; brother, Grover L. Dillon Jr.; eldest son, William Edward Hennessee III; and daughter, Elizabeth Lee Hennessee.

      Surviving are two sons, Grover Dillon Hennessee and William Edward Hennessee IV, both of Wilmington.

      The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh. Longtime family friend, the Rev. Charles Barton will officiate.

      In lieu of flowers, Prissy requested contributions to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

      Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

      end of obituary [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7273] Biographical data for this family supplied by William per telecon interviews in Spring, '91.

    2. [S15146] Mary Frances ‘Prissy’ Dillon (1928-2020), Obituary, https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/02/25/mary-frances-prissy-dillo.

    3. [S53588] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FPQZ-JRZ : accessed 27 F.