Mary Lou Meekins
Feb. 23, 1945 – Jul. 18, 2020
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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Kim we are sorry to hear of the passing of Sis. Mary. Pastor Rob and I enjoyed our time of meeting her. Along with the family of For His Glory Worship Center, we are praying for you Michelle and Kelly and your family.
Mothers are so often a source of love and comfort. It is be especially hard to go through this heartache without her help. Remember God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 4:19. I am praying for you and your family to have grace, mercy, and deliverance. Trust in Him with all your heart. Believe in His word. He will never forsake you nor leave you. Love you
Kim & Family – I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Mary Lou (as I use to call her). I loved working with Mary Lou during her time at VUU. She was always a cheerful and happy individual who loved her daughter and those twin girls (Kelly & Michelle). I still have the pictures of the two of them on my desk that she gave to me when they were 9 years old. She would refer to them as her Woo Woos. She loved those girls to the moon and back.
May God bless and grant peace to you and your family during these difficult times.
I was sorry to hear of your loss. Please remember that she has just gained her heavenly wings. We know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! This is not a goodbye merely a “See you later” Love and prayers of comfort to you and your family.
Children are the light that shines in a mother heart. Mary Lou loved you and the the girls unconditionally. We shared many late night talk about our children when she first moved to Va. and started working at VUU. No one could call me C like her. The friendship will always be remembered. God will give you strength in the day to come as hard as it may seem now. Continue to Trust and Believe in his word. She will always be with you,the grands, and the great grand.
Kim, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of My Friend and Your Mother Mary. My heart is full and I am praying for you and your family. I met Mary before coming to VUU and she was always nice to me and very caring. Kim, I am here for you if you ever need anything and I will continue to pray for you and your family.
My heart was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ms. Mary Lou (as I called her although she was younger than me). Your mother was a beautiful lady – not only in looks but she had a beautiful personality that stood out. It was a joy seeing her in her beautiful scarfs and throws. She loved you and your young ladies (Kelly & Michelle) always sharing what they were doing. She will be missed but like me, you will have many wonderful memories to cherish. God bless you and be with you and your family during this very difficult time. Please know that I am hear for you and Stephanie says the same.
Esther and Stephanie
Kim my prayers and condolences are up for you, and the “Girls” (Kelly & Michelle for your loss. Mama Wright was a wonderful wonderful, wise woman, and a loving soul. She was very special to me. She helped me during a tough,transitional time in my life at one point and I will always be grateful to her for that. And will always appreciate that she raised such a beautiful, strong, ambitious and accomplished woman in you Kim, and I thank you for all you’ve been in “My Life”.
I will miss Mama Wright dearly. God Rest her in paradise. Peace & Love
Many people come in and out of our lives but only true sisters leave a foot print on our souls. My SISTER OF MA AT, MARY,
had a deep belief in her own dignity, her knowledge of African Culture and Tradition. She made life better for everyone,
a struggle for Freedom and Justice. She shared a benevolent love for the arts and song, I shall always be indebted for music
of ever kind but especially ,,good old time Gospel. Two of her favorites were..”Come On IN the ROOM” and I done ..done.
WHEN she sang it…she invoked the spirit of King Jesus ..deep down in your soul.
That’s why I know she has earned her RITE OF PASSAGE…TAKE YOUR REST MARY…MY SISTER..and ETERNAL LIFE
WITH OUR LORD! Love from..Hadassah and Douglas Faison
I WILL MISS HER very much ,was always good to me , and real good to work with
Deepest Condolence to your family. I pray that you will find great peace in the Father as you grieve your loss. I send my love to you and the girls! May you all abided together in love and be strengthen daily. With Love…Brandon and Latara Grandison.
Kim and family, I am sending my sincere condolences to you in the loss of your mother. I know the pain of losing a mother and I know how difficult it is to go on without her presence. But I also know that the Lord will give you comfort during this difficult time as He did for me. Dad and I watched the memorial service together and we were glad that we were able to participate in the celebration of your mother’s life. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers. With our deepest sympathy, Rhonda Sadler and Willie Toles.
Mary was the most loving person I had ever met . She was kind and giving. She was my sister- in- law for a time but my love for her never changed. I regret l lost touch. God has her now and I hope to see her again one day.
God bless Mary. She has gone home to rest. She was a dynamic and faithful person. I hope to see her again.
Kim and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved “Queen Mary” as I called her. She was a pleasure to work with and always had so much wisdom to offer to me and kind words. She was the best Administrative Assistant, and I learned so much from her. I will miss her greatly. May God continue to keep you and your family during this time.