Mary Elizabeth ‘Mary Beth’ Groome McHenry, 56, owned and operated Coastal Express Transport

Mary Elizabeth ‘Mary Beth’ Groome

SOUTHPORT — Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Groome McHenry, 56, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021. Mary Beth was born May 28, 1964, in Guilford County to Jolene Campbell Groome and the late John Robert Groome.

She graduated from Southern Guilford High School in Greensboro. Mary Beth worked as a reservations manager for Bald Head Island for 12 years. She was the manager of Coastal Express Transport from 2012 to 2019. In 2019, she became the owner of the company. Mary Beth loved spending time on the beach and time with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, James McHenry; son, Chad McHenry, and his wife, Megan; three grandchildren, Taylor Grey McHenry, Rylie Hope McHenry and Nathan Banks McHenry; mother, Jolene Groome; sister, Karen Saunders, and her husband, Matt; brother, John Groome, and his wife Kari; three nieces, Jordan Saunders, Sydnee Saunders and Bailey Groome; and nephew, Devon Schoby.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Cox officiating.

Memorial contributions in Mary Beth’s memory may be made to SOAR (Southport – Oak Island Animal Rescue), 3376 St. Charles Place SE, Southport, NC 28461.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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