Mary Jo Slayden Slaughter

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,
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 550, Chicago, IL 6063

  5 comments for “Mary Jo Slayden Slaughter

  1. Michael slaughter
    August 6, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Mary Jo was one in a million. Strong willed with strong opinions ,always willing to fight for her convictions.When she married my brother I already knew she was getting the strongest person I would ever know. Little did I know then that, he ,my brother was getting the toughest person I would ever know .Through the illnesses and bad times his strength and her toughness kept them going . I will miss her terribly but am so happy she doesn’t have to be tough anymore for herself or any of the rest of us . Rest in pease has never meant more to me than now . Your fight is over MJ rip, we love you .

  2. John Rice
    August 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I was very saddened to hear of the loss of Mary Jo.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    John Rice

  3. Darlene Lindamood
    August 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I worked with MaryJo the whole time she was at Thermofisher and we talked a lot about gardening and recipes and she used to order Pampered Chef when I had a party. She was a real joy to be around and she gave me many great recipes over the years and some really good advice too. I will miss her a lot. God Bless your family.

    August 10, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    You will never be forgotten!!!

  5. Ellen Renalds Sturdivant
    August 10, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Ellen Renalds Sturdivant

    Time goes by too quickly.
    My condolences to her family.
    Her quick smile and personality
    will be greatly missed.

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