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Mary Reece Lance

November 8, 1933 — September 17, 2023




Mary R. Lance

Pickens, SC


Mary Reece Lance, 89, a beloved member of the Pickens community, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Pickens, SC. Born on November 8, 1933, in Polk County, NC, she was the daughter of the late J.C. and Susie Bradley Reece.

Mary was known for her exceptional talent as a ceramic artist. She owned her own ceramic shop and dedicated her life to creating unique and beautiful pieces of art. Through her work, she brought joy and inspiration to countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on the artistic community.

Beyond her career accomplishments, Mary's greatest source of fulfillment came from spending time with her loved ones. She cherished every moment with her husband Jake, particularly when they would escape to the lake for peaceful fishing trips. These moments allowed them to connect with nature and each other on a deeper level. Mary wholeheartedly believed that being surrounded by loved ones was one of life's greatest blessings. This sentiment extended to her grandchildren, whom she adored immensely.


Surviving is her son, Randy Fowler (Joyce) of Pickens; her beloved grandchildren, McCay Fowler (Tory), and Dalton Kelsey (John); and her great-grandchildren, Liam, Xander, and Max Fowler, Josie and Jonas Kelsey; a brother, Floyd Reece (Shirley) of Charlotte, NC; and a nephew Glenn Reece (Laura).


In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by four brothers, Walter, James, Albert, and Curtis Reece.

Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service that will be held in honor of Mary on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM in Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum, 2410 Gentry Memorial Hwy in Pickens, SC. The family will gather with friends and family immediately following the service in the mausoleum chapel.


Mary touched the lives of many during her time at Manna Health and Rehab in Pickens, where the family truly appreciated the nurses and staff. Their care and support meant the world to them, and they became like a second family.

Mary will forever be remembered for her vibrant spirit and unwavering love for those around her. Her memory will live on through the beauty she created, the lives she touched, and the legacy of kindness she leaves behind. As we bid farewell to Mary, let us celebrate the remarkable life she lived and find solace in knowing that her spirit will forever shine brightly in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.


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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum

2410 Gentry Memorial Hwy, Pickens, SC 29671

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