Maryjo Humphries, 73, enjoyed a career in banking and fundraising

Maryjo Humphries

WILMINGTON — Maryjo Humphries, 73, left this earth to join her son Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare..

Maryjo was born Aug. 11, 1947, to the late Thomas Earl Hayman and Mary Charmaine Maupin Hayman at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

She is survived by her son, Gregory T. Humphries, and his wife, Shannon; brother, Patrick Hayman; sister, Sharon Hayman Basham; and granddaughter, Madison.

Maryjo was the eldest of five siblings. In addition to her parents, Maryjo was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Anthony Humphries; sister, Martina Hayman Roach; and brother, Michael Hayman.

Married in 1966 to Jim A. Humphries in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She soon traveled to Hawaii for 2 years, joining her husband during his deployment. Durham and Madison are where she raised her family, made lasting friendships and began a career in banking.

In 1992, Maryjo relocated to Melbourne, Florida, to assist with the merger of Southeast Bank with First Union National Bank. Banking was her career until her community service led her to the not-for-profit Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC), where she served as chairman. After the death of her son in 1997, her priority was to give more of herself to the community. She became the finance director of the center and retired from banking. Fundraising and being part of SCEIC with the teachers, parents and children was the high point of her career.

It was in June 2004 when Maryjo packed up and moved to Wilmington to be closer to her son, Greg. Taking a few years to herself and helping Greg with his business, she spent her time in a variety of employment positions, finally finishing her career with The Mayfaire Management Company in Wilmington.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

I am so very grateful for the time I shared with my mother.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Maryjo “M.J.” with a donation in memory of her or her son, Jim, to UNCW University Advancement, The Jim A. Humphries Memorial Scholarship, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5905; Space Coast Early Intervention Center, In Memory of Maryjo “M.J.” Humphries, 3790 Dairy Road, Melbourne, FL 32904.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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