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Mary Lillie ‘Lilly’ Dew, 90, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

Mary Lillie 'Lilly' Dew
Mary Lillie ‘Lilly’ Dew

WILMINGTON — Mary Lillie “Lilly” Dew, 90, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Wilmington.

She was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Wilmington, daughter of the late George R. Carlton and Mamie Robbins Carlton.

Mrs. Dew was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved and cared for her brothers and sisters and was always there to help her family in any way. Her working career outside the home included Century Mills, France Neckwear, Eastern Rebuilders and Carolina Carburetors. She was a member of Sunset Park Baptist Church.

Surviving are three children, Clyde “C.F.” Dew (Teresa) of Leland, Wayne Dew (Sandra) of Wilmington and Annette Dew Spake of Garland; and nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Dew, in 1999; and siblings, Clyde Carlton, George Carlton Jr., Bobby Carlton, Tommy Carlton, Gracie Reaves, Daphne Wallace and Dorothy Potter.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will remain to speak with friends after the services.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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

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