Mary Ellen Jessup Creason, age 94, of Siler City died Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Mrs. Creason was born July 13, 1925 in Stokes County to Levi Martin and Doasha Mae Tilley Jessup. She was a seamstress at A.J. Schneierson and Sons, Mrs. Creason was also the first female bus drive in the state of North Carolina. She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church and the Pauline Powers Friendship Sunday School Class. Reading her Bible, baking cakes, tinkering in her yard and volunteering at the Chatham PTA were some of her favorite things to do. She also enjoyed hosting Saturday Lunches at her house for anyone and everyone to attend. Mary enjoyed feeding and watching the hummingbirds.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Rev. Buel Creason; son: Ronald "Ronnie" Creason; sisters: June C. Dixon and Eva C. Ward; brothers: Lester, Levi, Howard and Marvin Jessup.
She is survived by daughter: Emily C. Harris of Bear Creek; sons: David Creason and wife, Carolyn of Asheboro, Ray Creason and wife, Terry of Siler City, and Glenn Creason and wife, Dawn of Siler City; daughter-in-law: Wanda Creason of Siler City; sisters: Linda J. Sink of Winston-Salem, Inez J. Brown of Siler City, Laura J. Hauser of Walkertown and Rachel J. Johnson of Siler City; brothers: Rex Jessup of Siler City and Richard Jessup of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.
The body will lie in state on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:45 PM at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, NC. A private family service will be held at 2:00 PM with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Speaker will be set up outside the church for those who would like to attend the service in their cars for proper social distancing. Burial will follow in at 3:00 PM in the church cemetery. All are welcome to attend the burial with proper social distancing. The family will be receiving friends at the home in Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Creason family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.