Mary Jo Slayden Slaughter, 60, of Front Royal, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at Winchester Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. In true form, she fought ‘til the very end.
A memorial service will be held Friday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal conducted by The Rev. Sherry Waddell. Inurnment will be private at a later date.
Mary Jo, don’t call her Mary! was preceded in death by her parents William “Bill” Daniel Slayden and Julia Banton Slayden.
She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Kevin Slaughter, of Front Royal; her daughter Marissa Slaughter Stalvey of Berryville; in-laws Tricia and Rick Atkins and Mike and Jill Slaughter, all of Front Royal; nieces and nephews Brad Drawdy, Lori Atkins Kreitzer, Jason Atkins, and Kellie Slaughter Bachelor and their spouses and children; her cousin Gene Amos of Marion, VA; many wonderful, longtime friends; and, of course, her precious fur babies, Chloe and Lucy. For 20 years, Mary Jo worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Middletown, VA. as a Senior Lab Technician. Mary Jo enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and camping. She had a deep love for all animals.
The family will receive guests an hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630 or the American Brain Tumor Association,
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