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Mary Ferris-McCullough

Mrs. Mary A. McCullough (nee: Ferris), age 48, lost her courageous battle with cancer June 6, 2012, at Hurley Regional Medical Center, Flint. She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald; children, Danielle, Sara & JJ; grandson, Logan; parents, James (Olivia “Kay) Ferris; in-laws, Cheryl (Bill) Vollmer & Gerald (Sharon) McCullough; siblings, Jim (Laurie), Barb (Scott) & Chuck ( Melissa); step-siblings, Lori, Marci, James & Ed; and many, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, stepfather & grandparents. A special thanks to the staff of Hurley 9E Oncology, Heartland Hospice & Hurley Genesys Cancer Institute. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, 6pm, at the Temrowski Family Funeral Home, 500 Main Street, Fenton with Chaplain Steve Hittle officiating. Friends may gather from 4-6pm.

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Posted: Fri, June 08, 2012

To Mary's Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I didn't see this coming. We just got together a couple of weeks ago with a group of friends from, "back in the day". Mary fought this battle w/ a brave heart and never lost hope, she never talked about what if...I know you are all feeling the sadness of losing someone so close to you but try to remember how much she loved all of you and how you brought joy to her life. That feisty spirit is now in heaven with her angels and will look down on you with pride and joy as you grow and remember the love that you shared with her. I'm not sure I'll be able to get to the service but will do my best but if things dont work out please know that I am with you in thought and will continue to pray for all of you during this difficult time.

With Our Deepest Sympathy, Alane and Gary Long

~alane long    

Although Kathy and I are not with you physically, we are with you in spirit and the bond of love which holds the Ferris Family together. It is our prayer your strength will come from the Lord. No one is fully able to understand what you are going through, but the Lord knows what you are experiencing and He is able to come to your aid each and everyday. Though God does not spare us the storms of life, He promises to be with us in them and see us through them. He will neither leave us nor forsake us and He did not forsake Mary as she walked through this last storm in life. When Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego were in the fiery furnace, there was a fourth person with them -- the preincarnate Christ. That same Christ who holds Mary in His Arms is with you now – the Psalmist says, “He is a VERY PRESENT help in times of trouble” and I personally believe those words to be faithful and true. He will stand and support you through every storm. The Bible says, “Even though, I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Our Father which art in heaven is the Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort. Lean on Him during this trying and difficult time and know our love and prayers are with you.

~Bruce and Kathy Ferris    

I envy Mary's strength during her battle with cancer. Mary stayed strong and never lost hope. Her family gave her that strength and hope. Mary is now free and happy. I'll never forget how Mary kept my family in her prayers while we were battling brain cancer with my mother. Mary was fighting her own battle, but yet praying for my family as well. That is pretty special! I pray God gives strength and comfort to the Ferris-McCullough family to help get through this hard time in life of the loss of such a great person. So sorry for your loss, but I know Mary is looking down upon her family full of smiles. She will always be with you as she watches over you all. God only takes the best.

~~TJ Brophy & Family~~

~TJ Brophy    

My Best Friend dealt with breast cancer with the utmost dignity and courage we all admired. My Special Friend Mary Ferris McCullough

My special Friend, I want you to know how much you mean to me. My special Friend has strength and courage her whole family can see. My special Friend showed us all how to handle life's blows. My special Friend took it all in stride, smiled, and said, “That’s how it goes”. My special Friend, through all her pain, never once gave up or complained. My special Friend has dignity, warmth, and inner beauty that can't be explained. My special Friend, with all she was going through, always thought of others. My special Friend always took time to give of herself to friends, Her husband and children & sisters and brothers. My special Friend was always there with her kind thoughts, deeds, and caring. My special Friend is well known and loved for her capacity for sharing. My special Friend needs to know how much she means to those who love her, especially me. My special Friend's strength, courage, and beauty are a shining example for all to see. My special Friend has carried a heavy burden for quite a long while. My special Friend would not allow us to share any of her pain but always her smile. My special Friend is surely a guardian angel sent from above. My special friend is pain free & in the Arms of the Angels My special Friend, these heartfelt words are for you, Love, Lorraine

~Lorraine Parks    

I'm so sorry for your loss only time will heal she is in a better place I love Mary and always will she will always be in my thoughts an prayers. I'm so glad I got to see her it means a lot to me. Love ya all keep in touch take care Love Carin


My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She will NEVER be forgotton!!!!!

~Nicole Wenzlick    

Loved and Missed, though we are sad for loss we are happy you are free. Dance with angels, sing and laugh, shine bright. We will all see each other again. Until then we will not get on each others nervous and we will take it one day at a time, as you wish. Rest in peace Mary.

~Christine Ecklesdafer    

Dear Little Sister,

It seems like only yesterday we were youthful kids, riding bikes, doing Archies and Partridge Family concerts, climbing trees, and putting on musicals like "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Rumpelstiltskin". Then time took us through its paces, sending us in different directions and giving us different experiences. We sometimes didn't keep in touch like we should have, but the knowledge that you were there was always comforting.

You took me into your already crowded house when I was at a low point.

You showed up at a bar I as DJing at on my birthday and introduced me to lemon drops.

You tended bar as I DJ'd and didn't punch me when I said that you could get a blowjob from the bartender for only a dollar (before you conservatives get your panties bunched up, IT'S A DRINK.)

You raised two awesome daughters, and put 10 years into what I'm sure will be an awesome young man...and were the first of us to become a grandparent.

You always had a quick smile, and it wouldn't be a true conversation if you didn't, at least once, tell me "you ain't right".

You had an iron will and a stubborn streak, which, I'm sure, is what helped you through your terrible ordeal...yet even with the strongest of wills, there are some things we can't overcome.

...but I will forever wish you could have. I love you, and will miss you until the day I die.

~Jim Ferris    

To Mary, as I look at the picture on here, i see the Mary I remember from so many years ago. Always happy go luck, funny and always smiling. You always seemed to bring a smile to everyone's face with your personality. The Lord took you way to soon, your still just a baby, and had so much life left to live, but your not in pain anymore and that is a blessing. You have left so many that truly love you and miss you. But your now an angel looking down from heaven watching over everyone. Until we meet again Mary,

~Debra Vaughn    

I pray that blessings will bring strength and faith to Danielle, Sarah, JJ, Jerry, family friends and the extended McCullough and Ferris families. Mary was surely a good and loving mother. wife, daughter and friend. And at this time she surely needed and deserved her rest.

~Richard Frock    

We're very sorry for your loss. Cheryl has spoken often of Mary's courage and spirit.

~Craig and Barb Drozd    

Our Sweet Mary Ann, Our Joan Of Arc, who fought a great battle You're in God's arms but will forever be in our hearts. We will miss you... Uncle Jerry and Aunt Kee

~Jerry Johnson    

Dear McCullogh Family: Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmothe(Mar)during this most difficult time.May her entire family draw comfort from the promises made to us by our very loving Creator Jehovah God.In John 5:28,29 & Rev 21:4,5 he promises to bring Mary back to life in the resurrection right here on earth in the very near future and end all sickness,suffering and death forever.

~Susan George    

Mom, Its been almost 2 months you've been gone and It still doesn't seem real. I miss you tremendously and can't begin to explain the empty feeling I have. I know your no longer in pain and in that I am ok with your going to be with the Lord. I love you Mom and Miss you something serious, until I see you again it will be just "ONE DAY AT A TIME"

I love you

~Danielle Phelps    

It's been 3 months now and it still doesn't seem real. I think of you everyday and smile or cry at something I remember you saying or doing (crap). I often wonder if there could have been more we could have done to beat the cancer. I don't know if it would have mattered and the outcome would have still been the same down the road and you would have suffered longer. I worry so much about Jerry and JJ and how your loss is affecting them. I love and miss you.....until we meet again.

~Mom V.    


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