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In Loving Memory Of Mary Ann Nave-Sembly

Mary Ann Nave-Sembly

Mary Ann Nave-Sembly

Mary Ann Nave-Sembly ,77, passed away on October 18, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson. She was born on November 15, 1946, in Gholson, Mississippi. She retired in 2008 after 37 years of service with General Motors where she worked in management. She was a graduate of Anderson High School and Indiana School of Business and Technology. She was a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church (Anderson) for over 60 years where she served in many ministries. She had a passionate love for children and worked as a mentor, tutor, and youth advisor. She was involved in many community activities and volunteered at the Wilsons Boys and Girls Club, Geater Community Center, Madison County Urban League, and Anderson Schools. She was a Life member at the NAACP.

Mary is survived by her sons Stephen (Terri) Sawyer of Anderson, Aaron Sembly, Cedric Young, and daughter Taylor Wright (Mark) of Indianapolis, her brothers James Nave, Sr and Tommy Nave, of Anderson and sisters Lorene Craig of Ellenwood, GA and Hazel Nave of Anderson. Mary leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Sembly, parents James Roger Nave, Berniece and Eugene Brown, her son Tommy Sawyer, daughter Shawn Young, sister Agnes Nave-Enoch, brother Ed Nave, stepbrothers Gregory and Steward Brown. Visitation will be on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bethesda Missionary Church at 2124 Cedar St. Anderson. Funeral service will be Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Tenorris Davis and Reverend Floyd Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements by Glazebrooks Funeral Service.

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