Mrs. Mary (Groover) Demps was born on April 4, 1930 just two miles from her current residence west of Greenville. Mary and Eddie Demps were married in 1949 and enjoyed 50 years together before his passing. In 1981 she had a vision to start a prayer meeting which eventually turned into the Refuge Church in Aucilla, FL where her husband was named pastor and many souls came to know Christ. In addition to continuing to minister to those in the community, she also serves as President of the Minister’s and Deacon’s Wives Guild, Outreach Coordinator for her area’s International Missionary Dept. and was recognized by her regional church association as 2011 Mother of the Year. Mary credits her mother as a source of inspiration for her service to others.
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