Mary Courtney Johnston

November 15, 1983November 8, 2017

Mary-Courtney Marks Johnston, 33, of Madison County passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on November 15, 1983 in Charlottesville, VA. Mary-Courtney married the love of her life, Brian Johnston, on January 27, 2016 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. She was the office manager for Wilson Well Drilling in Greene County for over 13 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Larry W. Marks and paternal grandfather Johnny W. Marks. She is survived by her husband, Brian Johnston and their Labrador retriever, “Zoey;” her mother, Vicki Lillard Marks, her sister Jennifer Marks Lippard and Michael Lippard of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, David and Judith Taylor, and her paternal grandmother, Lula S. Marks, of Madison; her in-laws, Lee and Laurie Jenkins, and Carl and Tina Johnston; brother-in-law Josh and Julie Johnston, brother-in-law, Andrew Jenkins, and sister-in-law Corrie and David Sirkin. She leaves behind her best of friends, Kate Dunnivan, Andrea Wilson, Amy Dunnivan, Crystal Smith, and Casey Taylor.

The Family Visitation will be held at Clore-English Funeral Home 1190 James Monroe Highway Culpeper, VA on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm. The Celebration Service for Mary-Courtney’s life will be held at Wilderness Community Church 10501 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Emily Couric Cancer Center PO Box 800773 Charlottesville, VA 22908 or Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911. Online condolences may be offered through The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home witht hese arrangements


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Celebration Service

    Saturday, November 18, 2017


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Eve (Paramore) Seymour

November 22, 2017

Warm thoughts of Mary Courtney and your family. Her Kindergarten year with me does not seem so long ago. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts at this difficult time. Take care.

Mondelez Internatonal

November 15, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers to Brian and Family.

Chester & Priscilla Mummau

November 14, 2017

Our condolences and sympathies to Courtney's entire family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

Frances Noble

November 14, 2017

Praying for you all. May you find peace in knowing Courtney is no longer in pain and in the hands of God. He certainly gained an angel when he chose her.

Ella Page

November 14, 2017

Prays to Brian and family. She will always be in our hearts and memories.
Rob, Ella, Mike, Shannon, Michelle and baby Mike

Jennifer Brockman

November 12, 2017

Thinking and praying for the family. Lula, Jennifer, and Jonathanthe kids and I are sending love your way.

Tyler Babbin

November 12, 2017

Sorry for your all's loss

Angie & Jeff Lillard

November 10, 2017

Mary Courtney we love and miss you! Praying for the family.