Mary Ann Lockhart passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Culpeper, Virginia. She was 73 years old.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Stepp officiating.
Inurnment will be private.
We will cherish her memory always with a smile on our face. Everyone knew her as Maw, Grandma, or Mom, but she would answer to anything, even “old lady” saying “I know…I know…”
One of her greatest achievements were all of her grandkids. Her love for them had no end! Once Maw entered the room, no one else existed. She had her own very special way that no one else could even touch. She was the best Barbie player, best pretend chef, best puppy fetcher, best Clue player, best Uno player, best play dough maker, and best coloring partner to name a few! And she would do this every day without complaining, enjoying every minute! Maw also enjoyed cooking and baking and we enjoyed eating her food! Most kids would want a special themed birthday cake, but not her grandkids, they wanted “Maw’s cake” no matter their age, even after they were grown up and married on their own, they still expected “their” birthday cake! Maw was also known as the best homework helper to Taylor, Taryn, and Tori. How she knew some of the stuff she did will forever be a mystery to her daughter Missy.
She was born on August 26, 1945, in Upperville, Virginia, daughter of the late Willie Johnson and Edith McWaters. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin and sister Gloria Lockhart.
She was a homemaker most of her life raising her kids and grandkids. She also cooked at the Virginia Livestock Market for a number of years and that is where she acquired more fans of her cooking. To this day, she would still get requests specifically for her fried chicken, chocolate pie, “Maw’s slaw” and everybody’s favorite, her homemade rolls! She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, drinking her coffee all day long and always looked forward to her hummingbirds every year. Hopefully when you see one, you will think of her.
She is survived by her daughter Dawn Lockhart and partner Mike Reardon of Browntown, Virginia, son Mike Lockhart and partner Betty Kohn of Bentonville, Virginia and her daughter, Missy Henry and husband Buck, who she thought of as another son of Rixeyville, Virginia. She had 6 grandkids, Bobby Jo, Chuckie, Kendall, Taylor, Taryn, and Tori and 2 step-grandkids, Erick and Sarah along with 8 great-grandkids, Cole, Wyatt, Rowdy, Paisley, Emmie, Kenni, Kyler, Jace and 2 step-great grandkids Brandon and Jordan. She is also survived by two sisters, Diana Miller of Strasburg, Virginia and Delores Updike of Bentonville, Virginia. She also had many nieces and nephews as well as her 15 “grand chickens ” and 1 “grand cat”.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.