Mary Frances (Miller) Black

December 21, 1929 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 89)


Mary Frances Miller Black


Mary Frances Miller Black, age 89, of Northport, AL, (formerly of Greenwood, MS) passed away peacefully at her home after a lengthy illness on December 28, 2018. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at North Greenwood Baptist Church with interment to follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Dr. Jim Phillips will officiate. Visitation is in the church parlor from 12:30 p.m-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.


Mary was born in French Camp, MS, on December 21, 1929 to Clyde Eugene Miller and Frances Taylor Miller. She graduated from French Camp Academy in French Camp, MS in 1947. Mary and her husband, G.C., married in 1948 and settled in Greenwood where she was a homemaker, and they raised three children. She was a faithful member of North Greenwood Baptist Church for many years before moving to Northport in 1995. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She was our “Earth Angel”.


Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Cleveland Black, Jr.


Mary is survived by her son, Grover “Buddy” Cleveland Black III, (Elaine) of Greenville, MS; two daughters, Susan Frances Black Dotson (Jim) of Cordova, TN, Elizabeth “Beth” Jane Black Eaton (David) of Tuscaloosa, AL; seven grandchildren, Hunter Craig Black (Melissa) of Brandon, MS, Mary Courtney Black Johns (Josh) of Farmington, NM, Frances Jean Dotson of West Memphis, AR, Callie Susan Dotson of Germantown, TN, Alexandria Dotson Skinner (Joe) of Whiteville, TN, Elizabeth Haley Eaton and Ramsey Jane Eaton of Tuscaloosa, AL; five great-grandchildren, Mary Frances Woodell and Thomas Lloyd Woodell of West Memphis, AR; Linden Cerniglia Johns and Ellis Morgan Johns of Farmington, NM; Susan Belle Skinner of Whiteville, TN, and one on the way; four sisters, Peggy Williams (Donald) of Madison, MS, Patsy Mayfield of Madison, MS, Barbara Driver (James) of Jackson, MS and Betty Killebrew of Madison, MS.


The family wishes to thank Hospice of West Alabama for the excellent outpatient care she received during the past year, with a special thanks to Bernice Hewitt, Allison Smalley, Brandi Rogers, Brandi Kilgore, Amanda Wilson, Ginger Nix, Ashley Majors, Tina Logan, Brooke Beard and Jess Whatley.


Pallbearers will be Bert Fleming, James Stephen, Leslie Killebrew, Eddie Williams, Todd Driver, Shane Killebrew, Jay Black, and Joe Black.

Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Hartzog, Jimmy Dale Chisolm, George Hartzog, and Dale Chisolm


Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy at and to Lyme Disease Awareness at



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Funeral Service
January 5, 2019

2:00 PM
North Greenwood Baptist Church
615 Grand Blvd
Greenwood, MS 38930

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