Virginia Beach- Mary Ann Edwards, born March 12, 1947, died June 18th at the age of 76. Born in Atlanta, Georgia to Eugene Arlington and Roberta Cummings Smith, she was one of seven children. Mary graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School and DePaul Nursing School where she learned to be a remarkable RN and Operating Room nurse working at DePaul Hospital and Sentara Hospitals after that. One of her most thrilling nursing assignments was with Doctors Without Borders where she spent days in the operating room on a humanitarian trip to Egypt. Mary took great pride in being a nurse and for very good reason, she was great at it.
Mary’s greatest joy came from family. She doted on and dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and extended family. She is survived by a son, Tommy Taylor (Jennifer), a daughter, Beth Taylor; stepchildren Stephanie Dailey (Darin) and Jennifer Edwards Boyd; six grandchildren (Mason and Perry Taylor; and Cecily and Sinclaire Scheiderer) and step grandchildren (David Versprille, Ash Boyd) and 29 nieces and nephews.
Mary grew up in the Poplar Halls neighborhood in Norfolk with a large family. Her brothers and sisters, Bill Smith (Susan), Kathy MacIntosh (Norman), Peggy Davis (Ray), Bob Smith (Joi), Nancy Smith, and Trisha Smith were a constant means of support for Mary throughout her life.
Mimi will be missed. May she rest in peace.
A celebration of her life will be held on July 8th at 1:00 PM at Saint Mary’s of the Presentation at 202 S. Broad St., Suffolk, 23434. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders.
Coastal Cremations VA is assisting her family. www.CoastalCremationsVA.com