Mary D. Vann

Published 3:39 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019

CONWAY, NC – Mary “Pinky” Daniels Vann, age 72, of Conway, passed away surrounded by her family on February 20, 2019 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital of Tarboro.

She was born on November 8, 1946 to Walter and Bular Daniels. Pinky was married to Kenneth Vann on January 31, 1969 and they just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. For many years, Pinky found enjoyment in keeping her grandchildren and the children of other family members. She was affectionately known by her grandchildren as “Nannie”.

She was a member of Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church, where she served on many committees. Pinky and Kenneth worked alongside each other on their family farm for many years. She loved that her boys and their families were living close to home.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bular Brown Daniels; her father, Walter Glenn Daniels, Sr.; and her brothers, Walter, Jr. and Billy Lee Daniels.

Pinky is survived by her husband, Kenneth Vann, of the home; two sons, Charlie Glenn Vann and his wife, Mandy of Conway, and William Mark Vann and his wife, Melanie of Murfreesboro; two granddaughters, Morgan Paige and Caroline McKenna Vann of Murfreesboro; two grandsons, Mason Daniel and Austin Kenneth Vann of Conway; sister, Dale Garris and her husband Marvin of Murfreesboro; and brother, John Roger Daniels and his wife Pearl of Murfreesboro. Pinky is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square and at other times at the home of Charlie and Mandy Vann.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Andy Sloan officiating. The interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the American Heart Association or online by visiting, then type Mary Vann.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel – is handling the arrangements for the Vann family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting