Graveside services for Mary Jo Twitty age 87 of Florida, formerly of Fayetteville, will be conducted Wednesday May 25th at 10AM at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Higgins Funeral Home in charge. Miss Twitty passed away peacefully at home May 6, 2011 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Leacie McKnight and Terrell Twitty Sr. and loving sister of the late Terrell Twitty Jr.
She graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1942. She was a faithful alumni of Virginia Intermont College in 1944 where she was a Drama major. Her continued passion for drama and theater took her to the University of North Carolina, Chappell Hill where she majored in Drama. Her love and passion for drama took her to New York City where she lived her dream in the theater and worked as a fun loving tour guide at the Rockefeller Center and the Circle Line Boat trip around Manhattan Island. Mary Jo, had many friends that joined her in New York City and along the way, she made many more. She is an Alumni of Columbia University where she received her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy. She pursued that career at Lenox Hill Hospital, NY in the Speech Therapy Department and later moved and worked at the Baltimore, Maryland Speech and Hearing Agency until retirement and then moved to Cocoa Beach Florida with her dear friends.
Her devoted family of caregivers comforted her: Fran, Vicki and Linda and the memories they shared will be forever cherished, Mary McCowen, wife of her late cousin, Ray McCowen of Orlando, FL survives her.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of St. Frances, 1250 Grumman PL #B, Titusville, FL 32780-7927
There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to services.