October 5, 2023
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is happy to welcome Mary and her two grandchildren, Andre (15) and Laila (14), into the Homeownership Program.
A Franklin native, Mary has spent her whole life in the Williamson County area. She graduated from Franklin High School and attended Tennessee State University. Mary grew up as one of 13 children and had a close relationship with her parents. Her first job was working as a cook at the Brentwood Country Club under the leadership of her dad.
Mary is an involved member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a senior usher until having heart surgery in 2021. For the last 6 years, she has been employed by Somerby Senior Living. When asked about her job, she said, “I love working with my seniors because they are filled with wisdom and are so funny. I even sometimes go to work on days that I’m off because I miss them.”
Outside of work, Mary is busy cooking, baking, reading, and raising her two grandchildren. They love to play games and watch movies together. Laila is very involved with the theatre program at Centennial High School, and Andre dreams of joining the army one day.
After bouncing from house to house for many years, Mary is excited to build a forever home for her grandchildren. She said, “I’m blessed and grateful that I get to reset, restart, and refocus on life with a new beginning and owning a place I can call home.”
Mary would like to thank her sponsors for a new lease on life. It is a dream come true for the Head family. Gaining stability and permanence will change their lives.