Mary Helen Cerami, 78, of Carbondale, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Arch Rehab in Energy.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2021, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Revs. David Betts and Ron White officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Lighthouse Apostolic Church.
Mary was born on October 26, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Thomas Thompson and Edna Earl (Haynes) Hammons.
She is survived by her son, Frank Cerami of Carbondale; daughter, Mary Lisa Cerami of Energy; grandchildren, Cody Cerami of Radom and Leander Cerami (Maddie Quagliata) of Carbondale; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Katie Cerami; and brother, Tom (Joyce) Hammons of Louisville, Kentucky.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jim Hammons.
She retired as an in-home care giver for the elderly. In her earlier years, Mary worked as a substitute schoolteacher and beautician in Kentucky.
Her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy, that along with attending church.
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