Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Palmer

Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Palmer, 91, of Albemarle passed away Monday, August 24, 2020.  Her funeral will be a private graveside service in the Plyler Baptist Church Cemetery.  Her casket will lie in state on Tuesday from 1 PM until 5 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle where friends can pay their respects. 

Born May 22, 1929 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Pierce Almond and Jennie Andrews Almond.  She was a homemaker and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.  Mrs. Palmer loved flower gardening. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Russell Palmer as well as by a son Tony Palmer and a daughter Sherrie Palmer Crawford.  She is survived by a daughter Dianne Palmer Joyce and husband Steve of Denver, NC, grandchildren Amy Hummell (Shaun) of Salisbury and Brian Crawford (Crystal) of Albemarle, and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church, 32496 Pennington Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001. 


  • Kelly Loflin Posted August 25, 2020 10:09 am

    It was a pleasure to serve her, know her, and care for her for her time at Stanly Manor. She was such a delight and always positive – not to mention her love for sweets, but I could always bring a smile to her face with chocolate. She will truly be missed.

  • Angie Poplin Posted August 26, 2020 5:11 pm

    Mrs Lib will truly be missed . She always had a smile on her face . She was the sweetest neighbor ever . We know she is in heaven with Mr Clarence and her two children having the best time. Rest With Angels Sweet lady . We love you .

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