Stafford, Mary Ann

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Mary Ann Stafford, 78, of Pearisburg, VA, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at Carilion New River Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1941 at Springdale, VA, the daughter of the late Leslie Clyde & Lillie Kate Riddle Stafford.

She enjoyed anything crafty, especially quilting and crocheting. She was very talented and made numerous beautiful quilts. She was an excellent cook and gardener and had many beautiful plants. She enjoyed country music, especially the Singing Cooks.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lynwood L. Stafford, her father & mother-in-law, Carl & Ethel Stafford, her brothers Robert Stafford, Eugene Stafford, Fred Stafford, Ernest Stafford, Junior & Lena Stafford and Basil C. Stafford, sister & brother-in-law, Hazel & Paul Higganbotham.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons & daughter-in-law, Dale K. Stafford and Eric Stafford & Shelly Cardwell; daughter, Trina L. Stafford; special granddaughter, Montana Stafford; sisters & brother-in-law, Janice & Roger Robertson and Freida VanKeuren; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Abby & Gary Stevens; sisters-in-law, Jean Stafford and Betty Stafford; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, too many to list.

Per her wishes, Mary Ann has been cremated and there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Mary Ann’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org.

The Stafford family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestadnsons.com (540) 921-2985.

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