Mary Ann Dennis Savage, beloved daughter of the late William “Harrison” and Lurlen Wilson Dennis, was born on May 30, 1945 in Parksley, Virginia. She was called from labor to her reward on Monday, December 10, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
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Mary was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and graduated from Mary Nottingham Smith High School in 1964.
On January 31, 1970, she married the love of her life, the late James Carl Savage. From this union they shared the love of their children and grandchildren.
Mary was employed at the former Accomack County Nursing Home, now Shore Health and Rehab Center, from 1972 until her health began to fail in 2010. She also worked at both local poultry plants, Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods, formerly Holly Farms.
At a young age, Mary confessed her belief in Jesus Christ and joined the New Metompkin Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her health began to decline. She especially enjoyed singing on the choir.
Mary loved flower gardens, birds, her church, and family gatherings. Despite her love for all of these things and her family, Mary loved God most and boldly embraced her call to glory.
Remembering her with deep love today are: her children, Shenay (Cornell) Wharton of Parksley, VA, Sharon (Andre’) Bratten of Hebron, MD, Sheryl Hinmon, Sheena (Garry) Tull, and Chadric Savage, all of Parksley, VA; two stepsons, Michael (Natasha) Bibbins of Chesapeake, VA and Stephen (Vanessa) Taylor of Eden, MD; eleven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; special cousin-in-law whom she regarded as a daughter, Cynthia “Suzette” Downing of Stockbridge, GA; two special nieces whom she regarded as sisters, Margaret Downing and Dorothy Matthews, both of Parksley, VA; three sisters-in-law, Pauline White of Whiting, NJ, Alice Tomlin of Bricktown, NJ, and Helen Savage of Baltimore, MD; two brothers-in-law, Warren Savage and Roger (Rose) Savage, both of Parksley, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.