Mary Carter Shrout, age 83, of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Berkmar United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A native of Evanston, Illinois, Mrs. Shrout had several careers but devoted many years working at the Lilburn Co-op to help others. She was a member of Berkmar United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Lamp Lighter’s Sunday School Class. Mary was also a member of the Mountain Belles Red Hat Society in Stone Mountain. A devoted wife, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Shrout. Survivors include her step-son, Gary Shrout of Lexington Park, MD; step-daughter, Barbara Jonson of Brainerd, MN; nephew, Bruce Carter of Colorado Springs, CO; niece, Ann Gerakitis of Atlanta; several grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews; special friends, Sally Bump of Norcross, Bob and Kathy Heidish of Suwanee and Judy Rhea of Dacula. She is also survived by and will be missed by her church family at Berkmar United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary to Berkmar United Methodist Church, 675 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn, GA 30047. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726