Mary Evelyn Way

Mrs. Mary Alexander Way, 89, of Charlotte, NC, died on Feb. 10, 2020. She was the widow of Warren Wade Way and daughter of Evelyn Hutto and James Howerton Alexander as well as a descendant of John McKnitt Alexander, signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

Mrs. Way graduated from Queens University and received her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later received numerous fellowships from various universities in Russian language and studies while teaching English and Russian Studies at Central Piedmont Community College from which she retired. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa. She was a deacon and active member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two children; a Daughter: Mary Christian Stemkowski and husband Stephen; a Son: Ernest Gordon Poole, Jr.; two Grandchildren: Mary Laird Stemkowski and Nicholas Alexander Stemkowski and wife, Laura; and two Step-children: Elizabeth Way Rogers and Warren W. Way, III and wife, Fran.

Visitation was held at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. A funeral service was held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte at noon on Feb. 18, 2020, with burial following at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC, 28207.