Mary (Thomas) Summers

Born: Sat., Mar. 9, 1935
Died: Sat., Sep. 7, 2019


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 13, 2019
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 14, 2019
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

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Mary Thomas Summers, 84, Tarboro, NC, formerly of Manassas, VA died Saturday September 7, 2019 at the Fountains at the Albemarle Assisted Living in Tarboro. She was the wife of the late Bradford B. Summers.
Born in Frederick on March 9, 1935 she was a daughter of the late John Butler and Mary Catherine Summers Thomas.

She received her BS degree from Hood College and taught home economics at Marsteller Middle School in Manassas, VA until her retirement and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Manassas.
She is survived by three daughters Jane Marie Bryttan of Ottawa, Canada, Julia Summers Tapp of Cary, NC and Judy Catherine Tant of Greenville, NC, five grandchildren, Drew, Missy, Sarahcate, Colby, and Ava and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Lena Mullican and Katherine McHale.

The family will receive friends on Friday September 13 from 7 to 9 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 1 PM on Saturday September 14 from the funeral home. Rev. Lynn Cairns will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Myersville.
The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association.

Charitable donations may be made in Mary's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
1393 Progress Way, Ste. #908, Eldersburg, MD 21784
Tel: (410) 781-6584

American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 800-342-2383

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Diana Van Broekhoven
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
Jane, Judy, and Julia, I send you each my sympathy at the loss of your mother. Mary was special to me. We became friends when we were put together to serve as co-sponsors of the yearbook at Marsteller. We connected in many ways. When we were both retired we took time for lunch together which always ended with great conversation and laughter. When she was no longer able to go out to eat, we still had our times together, chatting about family, the news of the day, etc. I missed her when she left for NC, but I knew she was in good hands with family nearby. We talked on the phone in those early years away, but that became hard for her as well. We continued to exchange Christmas cards, thanks to you, Janey. I always appreciated that she wanted to continue that. I know these years have been difficult days, for Mary and for each of you and your families. I am not able to make it to the funeral, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve over your loss.

Carolyn Hutcherson
   Posted Fri September 13, 2019
My sincere sympathy to you all on the passing of Mary. I know it was a long journey for her and you. She loved each of you and her grand children.
The years we spent at Marsteller were several and I treasure the time I spent with Mary. I got to know her and the family well. I will include Brad as he was included. Jane your quilts were outstanding. Julie you were a UVA wonder and a fighter in many ways. Judy you were the youngest and followed into education and on to raising your children. I remember all 3 weddings and how Mary loved each of you. Memories to treasure.
Sorry I can not join you at this time but my thoughts are with each of you. Love to all.

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