Mary Madeline Greer of Avondale

Mary Madeline Greer, 84, of Avondale,died Monday, Aug. 15, at her residence.  She was the wife of James W. Greer, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.

Born in Lansing, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Martha E. Powers Blevins.

She was a food service manager at Mary D. Lang school in Kennett  Square, retiring in 1997, after 18  years of service.

She was a member of the New London Baptist Church in Kelton. She had previously sang in the church choir, was a Sunday School teacher, and worked in the church nursery.

Madeline enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, sewing, doing Word Search puzzles, and being with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, James W. Greer Jr. and his wife of Dorothy of Oxford; five daughters, Janet Barker and her fiancé John R. Porter of Landenberg, Joyce Rivera and her husband Roberto of Oxford; Jenny Taylor and her fiancé Bob Stoker of Avondale, Janice Perry and her husband Joseph of Avondale, and Julie Taylor and her husband Douglas of Kennett Square; one brother, Lonnie Blevins of Beloit, Ill.; two sisters, Zelma Miller of Woodbridge, Va. and Annabelle Damewood of Roanoke, Va.; 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Lou Greer; two brothers, James Blevins and Ray Blevins and two sisters, Yvonne Steed and Melissa Hale.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the New London Baptist Church, 226 Pennocks Bridge Road in West Grove (Kelton). Her funeral service will follow at 11. Burial will be Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

In memory of Madeline, a contribution ma be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Online condolences may b made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home, Avondale.

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