Mary Louise Corley

March 19, 1938September 9, 2021

Mary L. Corley, age 83, of Ashland, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Mary was born March 19, 1938 to the late Henry and Sarah Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Corley and her son, Bernard Corley Jr. Mary was a long time member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville. Her community will remember her from their local Walmart where she gave patrons a joyful greeting and a warm smile. She loved spending time with her family and her pets. Mary also enjoyed cooking and fishing. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joseph Corley (Debra) and Joyce Wright (Charles); daughter-in-law, Laurie Corley; grandchildren, Joshua Wright, Travis Corley (Chelsea), Joseph Corley, Jr. (Nicole), and Matthew Corley (Lavender); great-grandchildren, Maddie Wright, Dylan Wright, Harper Corley, Riley Corley, Carter Corley, and Catherine Corley; and her siblings, Jean Allison, Maxine Grimes, and Shorty Williams. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Nelsen Ashland, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005. A graveside service will occur 11:00 AM on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Corley family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021


Mary Louise Corley

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Cindy Wallo Smethers

September 18, 2021

I will surely miss you Great Aunt Mary. Loved your hugs and sweet smile.. God will surely give you wings...I will miss our visits , but I know you will be watching over us all.. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady...

L.W Capps

September 14, 2021

Such a wonderful person that will be surely missed. Always a kind smile and pleasant conversation.

Crystal Toller

September 13, 2021

I worked with Miss Mary for 3 years and knew her from my visits to Walmart. Such a lovely person. My prayers for the family. She will be greatly missed.

Linda Bruce

September 12, 2021

Mary, one of the sweetest and dearest ladies I have ever known. I worked with Mary for 13 years. She always greeted everyone with a smile. She was always helping other people. God has a special place in heaven for you. My prayers are with the family. God's blessings.
Linda Bruce

Billie Russell

September 12, 2021

Ohh Miss.Mary I will miss your smiling face and our talks. You always smiled at me everytime I called you Miss.Mary. When I walked threw that door at Walmart seeing you made my day brighter. R.I.P sweet angel!! Prayers to your family!

Brenda Brown

September 11, 2021

I sure will miss her warm smile and greeting! Rip will be missed!🙏🙏🙏🙏.

Mary Hagood

September 11, 2021

I will miss your smiley face. Working with you was such a delight. I love you.

Roberta Person-Collins

September 11, 2021

Sending prayers of strength and comfort to Joyce and family. Your mom was so sweet and her vivacious smile just warmed you inside and out.

Kellie Longerbeam

September 11, 2021

Such a sweet lady. She always would greet everyone with a smile and we had a few conversations . I am so saddened by this . RIP Mary 💜💜

Melissa Gammon

September 11, 2021

Ms. Mary I will surely miss you a lot. I still can't believe you are gone. Walmart will never be the same & I'll miss working with you. Sending prayers to your family. R*I*P My Friend!