City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Mary Lane Mallory

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 78.
Died 06/28/2024.

Mary Lane Mallory
Mary Lane Davis Mallory, 78, died on June 28, 2024 after a short battle with cancer.
Her family and friends have great comfort knowing she is now in the embrace of her
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born in Williamston, North Carolina on
February 23, 1946, daughter of the late David Ramsey Davis and Edith Peel Davis.
She graduated from Williamston High School in 1964 and attended Chowan College in
Murfreesboro, NC. Later she moved to Raleigh and graduated from Hardbarger’s
Business College. She began her career as an administrative assistant in the Raleigh
Public Schools System.

After moving to Raleigh she met her future husband, William Revill Mallory. They wed
on February 24,1973 and were happily married for 51 years. Mary Lane became a stay
at home mom to two sons, Revill Ramsey Mallory of Raleigh and David McArthur
Mallory of Wake Forest, NC. When her sons were older she returned to the workforce
and held a number of administrative and retail positions until she fully retired in 2012.

Mary Lane was a faithful church member throughout her life, most recently at HOPE Church Raleigh. Over the years Mary Lane taught Sunday School, served as a youth advisor with her husband, and was a co-chairwoman of a circle group. She also was an active member of the Northclift Home and Garden Club for many years. She served in many capacities including club president.

Mary Lane will be remembered for her great sense of humor and compassion for others.
She dearly loved her two grandchildren, Caroline Taylor Mallory and Claire Morgan
Mallory of Wake Forest. Mary Lane felt blessed to have them live close by and enjoyed
spending time and making many memories with them.

Mary Lane was fond of traveling and reading. She loved the ocean and always looked
forward to family beach week over many summers at Atlantic Beach, NC. She also very
much enjoyed visiting Ocracoke Island.

Mary Lane was predeceased by her brother, David Ramsey Davis Jr. and wife Betty
Sue of Williamston, sister Betsy Davis Clayton of Greenville, NC, and brother-in-law
Roswell Theodore Mallory Jr. of Charlotte. In addition to her husband, sons, and
granddaughters, Mary Lane is survived by her daughter-in-law Meredith Tucker Mallory
of Wake Forest, sister-in-law Martha Woods Mallory of Charlotte, nieces Susan Davis
Johnson of Raleigh, Ann Davis Douglas of Washington, NC, Elizabeth Clayton Stanley
of Greenville, Kathryn Mallory Justis of Charlotte, and nephew Roswell Theodore
Mallory III of Charlotte.

The family would particularly like to thank their church family at HOPE Church Raleigh for the many years
of love, support, and prayers as well as the staff at SECU Hospice House for the
exceptional care they provided to Mary Lane in her final days.

There will be a 3:00 PM memorial service on July 7, 2024 at HOPE Church Raleigh,
4911 Green Road, Raleigh NC 27616 preceded by a 2:00 PM visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOPE Church Raleigh or
SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

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State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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