A Letter from Mary
My love goes out to my family and friends.
Over the last three months, I have been hospitalized for various ailments and my body finally has had enough. On May 2, 2023, I am able to be reunited with my younger brother, mother, father, husband, older brother, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and friends in heaven.
I lived a fulfilling life surrounded by my loved ones. I will miss my wonderful nieces and nephews that provided me with pride and joy. I will miss my conversations and the close bond I had with my brother. I will deeply miss my son, whom I dedicated my life to raising and loving, and of whom I am proud for becoming the person he is today. Most of all I will miss my beautiful granddaughters who I have seen mature from birth into womanhood. You three have brought me endless joy and I will be by your side always as your Guardian Angel.
To all my friends, past and present, remember the good times, never be sad. I am appreciative of our time together. I made so many friends over my lifetime.
I have fond memories of Kings County Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY where I started my 40-year nursing career in New York. My destiny brought me from Queens to a small restaurant in Farmingdale, near Route 110, where I met and fell in love with my husband, John. On a whim, I decided to accompany a nursing classmate to visit her family on Long Island. Fate had us meet that night.
Once married we stretched our combined salaries to purchase our family home for a staggering $22,000. Everyone thought we were crazy spending that much money on a home in 1969. How things change, used cars cost more today than what we paid for the house.
I reflect on my 22 years working at our family doctor’s office in Massapequa, NY and it brings me joy and satisfaction with the service I provided the community. I have also seen my share of unfortunate injuries, illnesses, and tragedies working in the Emergency Room at Brunswick Hospital
Do not be sad for I am finally being reunited with those that I have not seen in many years. Remember the good times, remember my love, remember our precious times together. Remember me as the person I was not as I am today as you read this.
Reflect on your own lives and make positive changes to improve yourself each and every day. One day we will be reunited to share our eternal happiness together.
Thank you all for all the love and affection you provided me, I leave this earth in peace and fulfillment knowing how I positively impacted the lives of many.
I am blessed and fortunate to know my days are nearing an end and have been able to say goodbye to those that I love the most. Do not shed a tear for me, instead have a smile thinking fond memories of me. Goodbye, Love Always.
Mary C. King
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm. Saturday, May 6 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. A service will follow at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.