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Mary Monk Lykins

May 7, 1945 — October 23, 2022


Mary Monk Lykins

Vale – Mary Monk Lykins, 77, passed away on October 23, 2022 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

Mary was born in South Plainfield, New Jersey on May 7, 1945 to the late Edison and Emily Monk. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 20 years, Scott Lykins; brothers, Edward Monk and William Stow; and her sister, Faith Hamilton.

Mary enjoyed sitting outside on the back porch, her books, and loved her dog, Penny. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and has left many happy memories with them that they will cherish.

Those left to cherish her memory is her son, Jason Westmoreland; daughter, Elizabeth McGinnis and husband, Chris; and her grandchildren, Joshua McGinnis and wife, Kaylie, Forrest McGinnis and wife, Brooke, and Magdalynn Westmoreland.

All services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County.

Condolences may be made online at

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the family.

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