Mary was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Atlanta Public schools and Graduated from Reinhardt Junior College with an AA degree in 1974. Mary is married to S. Stephen Patton. Mary’s past experience has been working with the Cerebral Palsy Center, which is now known as Network Day Services and has managed an in-home daycare for several years. She attends St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, is active in Altar Guild, a greeter, Loaves, and Fishes and has served on Vestry and as Senior Warden. Mary is currently active on boards in the local community of the Floyd Training and Service Center, the Habitat for Humanity Restore, and the DIGS board. She is also active in the Rome Board of Realtors and has been a licensed realtor with Toles, Temple, and Wright since 1989.