Mary Jellison

Mary Muse Jellison (Butler)

Wednesday, September 30th, 1936 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Mary Muse Butler Jellison, 83, of Highlands, passed away on April 9, 2020.

Mary was born during the early morning hours of September 30, 1936 along with her twin sister, Mildred Lee Butler at Jackson Hospital in Miami, Florida. Her parents were Thomas French Butler of Daisy, GA and Mildred Lee Skinner of Fitzgerald, GA. She also had a brother, Thomas F. Butler Jr.

Mary attended Miami Shores Elementary School, Horace Mann Junior High and Miami Edison High School, graduating in 1954. Thereafter, she attended the University of Florida having to leave after one year due to the death of her father.

Mary began her professional career as a Secretary/Stenographer for eight years at the Miami FBI Office and thereafter, was employed as an executive secretary by the Miami Dolphins, the Whirlpool Corporation, the Storer Broadcasting Company and at various times several law firms in Miami.

In 1956, she married Leland E. Stansell and had two children, James Leland Stansell (Kristin) and Susan M. Stansell. She now has two grandchildren, James Leland Stansell, Jr. and Kimberly A. Weismantle; one great grandchild, Lincoln A. Weismantle and two nieces and nephews.

In 1975, Mary married David N. Jellison, an FBI Agent in Miami. Since then, they have lived in Miami Shores, FL, Hobe Sound, FL and Highlands, NC.

Over the years, Mary has enjoyed playing the piano and bridge, the DAR, sewing, photography, cooking, travel and doing non-profit volunteer work. In this regard, she administered and managed Fibber Magee’s Closet, a slightly used clothing shop in Highlands, whose income is distributed to those in need, other non-profits and scholarships.

Mary has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands where she served as an elder for two consecutive three year terms.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Luther and Ann Turner

Posted at 12:33pm
Luther and I want to send our deepest sympathy to you. We know you took the greatest care of Mary. It touched our hearts to hear from you that she was slipping away more each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jack A. Calloway

Posted at 04:07pm
Dear Dave,
I was saddened to learn of Mary's passing and extend my condolences to you. From our conversations, I realize the quality of life for her had declined over the past several months. And, I know this was heart breaking for you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Your friend.

Jack Calloway

Zeke Sossomon

Posted at 03:39pm
David: I am so sorry. Wish I could visit you, but we can’t. Will keep you in my prayers. God bless. Zeke Sossomon

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