Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Council of Fayetteville passed
away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Mary Elizabeth Saleeby Council was born May 20, 1928 in Fayetteville
and graduated Fayetteville Senior High School class of 1946. She was
a bookkeeper for 30 years with Southern Furniture Company.
Mrs.Council was a faithful member of the Church of the Open Door.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Saleeby and Julia
Saleeby; her husband,
Max Council, Jr. who passed in 1960; and her brothers, Nicholas,
Jacob and Maurice Saleeby.
She was loved by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
who are left to cherish her memory. They are her two sons, Albert
Max Council and wife, Carmen of Conyers, Ga. and Dr. Thomas M.
Council and wife, Mitzi of Toccoa, Ga.; two daughters, Aleeta W.
Williams and husband, Hosea of Fayetteville and Shirlene Rene
Carrion and husband, Rev. Randy Carrion of Village Mills, Texas; a
sister, Hilda G. Saleeby of Fayetteville; 16 grandchildren and 44
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday, May 1, 2017 in Church
of the Open Door with Rev. John Wixtrom officiating. Burial will
follow in Cross Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from
1 pm to 2 pm prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to the Church
of the Open Door 4445 Cliffdale Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314.