Memorial services for Mary Elizabeth McGraw Mancini, 66, of Leland will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at St. James Catholic Church, Leland. She passed away July 2, 2017. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.
Mary’s parents were Dr. Winthrop Dada McGraw and Tommie Lee Sullivan McGraw of Greenville, MS who preceded her in death.
Mary was born on December 28th, 1950 in Hattiesburg, MS. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1969. After attending Mississippi College for Women, Mary worked for her father as a dental assistant, which was her profession for 30 years.
Mary loved her best friend Julius and was the love of his life. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She had a strong loving bond with her son, Win, and there was nothing in the world she would not do to make sure her love for him was known.
Mary loved art and making art. She always looked forward to the trip to Moon Lake with the girls. She loved her high school class like her family. Mary was passionate about caring for her cats and dogs throughout her life.
A devote Catholic, Mary was a constant Christian who prayed for her family & friends daily and wanted her son and grandchildren to have her faith in Jesus.
Mary is survived by her husband Julius Pacifico Mancini Jr; her son Win Pieralisi and daughter-in-law Gigia Pieroni Pieralisi of Lake Village, AR; her granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Pieralisi, her grandson Terry McGraw Pieralisi; her brother Bill McGraw and sister-in-law Rose of Greenville, MS; her brother Richard McGraw and sister-in-law Joyce of Baton Rouge, LA; nieces Stephanie Folse, Anne McGraw, and Emily McGraw; nephews David McGraw and Daniel McGraw.