February 24, 1932 ~ November 20, 2022

Mrs. Mary Louise Siler Alston (Momma) was born on February 24, 1932, to the late Roy and Margaret Siler. She departed this earthly home on November 20, 2022.

Momma attended and graduated from Chatham County Schools. She later met and married Johnnie Alston (Daddy) who preceded her in death many years ago. In this union five children were born and one child preceded her in death.

At an early age she joined the First Baptist Church and worked in various departments of the church (Junior church, Choir, Sunday School, Missionary and Usher Board.) She was employed in various positions but always loved working with children. She was a Teaching Assistant for many years with Chatham High School before leaving the educational system to work at Boling Chair Co. She later retired from Boling Chair to work with the town of Siler City as a gym supervisor during the summers. She also worked with Faith Family Ministries as a Child Care worker and finally at home to watch her grandchildren. She encountered many children that still remember her now as adults and often checked on her through the years. She was also an avid sports fan and loved to travel.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Margaret Siler; her husband Johnnie Lee Alston; her daughter, Robin Marie Alston; brothers, Roy Siler Jr., Johnnie Clemmon Siler (Jake), Harold Siler, Robert Lewis Siler, Carl Linwood Siler, Nathaniel Siler; and sister, Jessie Ruth Kennedy.

She leaves to cherish her in memory: four children, Mary Alice Brooks (Michael), Lala Sharonelle Alston, Phyllis Ann Alston, and Johnny Alston Jr. (Rochelle); one sister, Margie Ann Person; one sister-in-law, Peggy Siler; ten grandchildren, Crystal Johnson, Michael Brooks Jr. (Tracy), Phillip Marsh (Abigail), Devin Alston, John James (Sirrell), Quinn Alston, Tyrell Brooks (Chelsey), Wesley Alston, Paris Alston, and Averie Lassiter; five great-grandchildren, Kenyetta (KiKi) Johnson, Sydney Alston, Austin Brooks, Levi Brooks and Johnnovyn James; and one great-great-grandchild, Emmerson Johnson.

Special thanks to Faye Carol, Linda, Mattie, Mildred, Wilma, Gail and Bertenna who called Momma everyday to converse with her about life, Young & the Restless, and Bold & the Beautiful. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who always showed their love for Momma.

Professional services of Love and Dignity were entrusted to Knotts and Son Funeral Home in Siler City.

The funeral service was held Saturday, November 26, 2022.