Mary Warner Mack, 23, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2014. She is survived by her parents, Barry and Mary Mack; sisters, Libba and Bayles, all of Fort Mill; grandparents, Joan D. Tabb (Augusta, GA), Joanne A. Mack and B. Bayles Mack (both of Fort Mill). She was predeceased in death by her grandfather, Warner L. Tabb, Jr., for whom she was named. She is also survived by her very special love, Will Duncan of Lexington, KY. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends adored being part of Mary Warner’s life and will hold her in their hearts forever.
Mary Warner was employed by Bank of America and planned to attend the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in the fall. She was a 2009 graduate of Nation Ford High School, where she was the school’s first valedictorian. She was a 2013 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Clemson University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Spanish.
As a teenager, she was a competitive gymnast, winning the South Carolina All-Around state title. In 2006, she represented the state of South Carolina at the USA Gymnastics Regional Championship. Mary Warner enjoyed reading, learning, sailing, traveling, and Clemson football games. She was an avid runner and took great pleasure in spoiling her golden retriever, Ava. Mary Warner was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Unity Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made in memory of Mary Warner Mack to the Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633-1889; or to the Anne Springs Close Greenway for the establishment of the Mary Warner Mack Memorial Dog Park, P.O. Box 1209,Fort Mill, SC 29716. Wolfe Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mary Warner Mack.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 5, 2014