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Obituary for Mary Ellen Bay

Mary Ellen Bay
December 23, 1952 – April 30, 2024

Mary Ellen Bay, 71, of Anderson, SC, wife of Mr. William “Bill” A. Bay, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, with her loving husband and her cousin, Maxine Piotrowski, by her side.

Born on December 23, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Ellie Braswell and the late Ella Mae Burnham Braswell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three of her brothers, Terry Braswell, Ellis Braswell & Greg Braswell.

Mary Ellen worked as a CNA for most of her life. She loved to travel, specifically cruises, fishing, quilting and family.

Along with her husband of eleven years, she is survived by her son, Kenneth Long, her daughters, Tracy Wilson, Kim McSkimming & Christine Chaplain, twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her two brothers, Kenneth & David Braswell, her brother-in-law, James Bay, and sister-in-law, Diana Roxbury.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm in The Tribute Room of The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center, 1621 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625. Rev. Hal Thompson will officiate and burial to follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens, 3400 South Carolina 24 Anderson, South Carolina, 29626.

Visitation will be held prior to the service in The Maple Room of The Standard from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center is serving the family, and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting