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Mrs. Mary Frances Armstrong Lindsay of 2009 Baronwood Court, Gastonia, North Carolina was born November 30, 1938 in Gaston County, North Carolina to Vernice Lynch Armstrong and the late J.D. Armstrong.  Mary departed this life Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Peak Resource of Gastonia, North Carolina.

She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Gastonia, North Carolina.  She was educated in the Gaston County School System.  Mary Frances worked as one of the first Nurse’s at the 1st Negro Hospital of Gaston County in the early 1960’s and in the late 60’s Mary was employed as the Director of Health Social Service for the Head Start Program in Gaston County until 1997.  

She leaves to cherish precious memories her daughter, Chrystal Denise Armstrong-Love (Kevin Eugene Love) of Gastonia, N.C.; mother, Vernice L. Armstrong of Gastonia, N.C.; grandson, Parrish Daquail Armstrong (Annika Powell) of Spartanburg, S.C.; two great grandsons, Na’Siere Armstrong of Cherryville, N.C. and Parrish Khallia Armstrong of Spartanburg, S.C.; brother, Jay Marshall Armstrong (Naomi) of Tampa FL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Tabernacle Baptist Church
519 West 19th Avenue
Gastonia, North Carolina

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday for thirty minutes prior to funeral
(1:30 until 2:00 P.M.)

Rose Hill Cemetery
Gastonia, N.C.

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  • Sunday, June 11, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Monday, June 12, 2017
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. It is a very difficult time and I would like to soothe your pain by sharing the scripture of Psalms 46:1, which says: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God can bring you comfort you need. He also has made the SURE promise that there will be a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored into a paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Isaiah 55:11) Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
  • Monday, June 12, 2017
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Ms Vernice Armstrong and Crystal Love on the passing of your daughter and mother. I will forever keep Mary close in my heart.. My love and prayers are with you all today and always. May God continue to strengthen you all in this time of sadness. Keep holding on to God's unchanging hand. From Rev Clem/Diane McMillan
    ~ Diane McMillan   Gastonia, NC
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Death is like sleep in that the dead are unconscious and cannot do anything. However, the Creator of life can bring the dead back by means of a resurrection. In proof of that, Jehovah empowered Jesus to raise several dead people to
    ~ Virginia