On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Mary Lou Meekins (Wright), mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 75.
Born in Middletown, New York, and a survivor of many obstacles in her childhood, Mary developed a tenacity for perseverance with strength, dignity, grace, and an independence to live her life as personally meaningful as possible. She resided in various states which included New York, California, Colorado, and Virginia.
Throughout her career, Mary mastered the administrative profession with strong multi-tasking skills. She worked for twenty plus years at both the University of California, and Virginia Union University. One of her memorable jobs was working directly for “then” the Mayor of San Francisco, Dianne Feinstein, now Senator of California. This was a professional accomplishment she was most proud of achieving.
With her love for people, Mary’s love for “family” was most intense. Each family member cherishes their own distinct relationship with her. Mary possessed a longing desire to learn about her ancestry lineage. She was enthralled by their journeys and felt compelled to share that information. She has uncovered stories of ancestors that will forever intertwine with the storytelling of family history for generations to come.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by daughter, Kim; brother, Roscoe; twin granddaughters, Michelle and Kelly; niece, Tiffany; two nephews, Lance and Derek; great-grandbaby, Kaycee; sister-in-law, Gayle; and cousins Perre’, Jackie, Warren, “Richard,” and others. Mary will also be forever remembered by her numerous grand-nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friends, and even caregivers she fondly loved and appreciated.
A Cremation Funeral Service in memory of Mary will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at Affinity Funeral Service Mechanicsville Chapel, with Pastor Rob Wilson and Prophetess Sherry Wilson officiating.
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