Mary Magdalene Tilton


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Mary Magdalene Tilton, age 68, died Wednesday afternoon at Duke University Medical Center. Born in Wayne County she was the daughter of the late Harvey John and Gladys Smith Tilton.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with the family receiving friends at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Mary was a graduate of Barton College and had worked part time as a Domestic Court Advocate with The Lighthouse of Wayne County. She had been a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Goldsboro where she had worked with the Migrant Farm Program and Volunteered with The Soup Kitchen. She was a recipient of The Governors Award for Volunteerism in Wayne County. She had recently moved to Cary to live with her sister where she attended St. Paul Episcopal Church.

Mary is survived by a brother John Delano Tilton of Cary and a sister Deborah Ann Tilton of Cary. Special to her was her niece Dr. Lisa Tracy and her nephew in law Mr. Joseph Tracy and their children Mary Elizabeth Tracy, Anna Grace Tracy and Eva Joy Tracy who loved and will miss their Great Aunt Mary. Also, Mary’s special kitty Sunshine.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Tilton family and online condolences may be directed to