Marie Gentry Addington

December 31, 1919July 20, 2013

Marie Gentry Addington died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, VA. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on December 31, 1919, daughter of the late Annie O’Neill Gentry and Raymond Alexander Gentry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Howard Addington, United States Navy Veteran of World War II. Mrs. Addington is survived by two daughters: Ann A. Hammond and her friend, Robert Wilkins, of Nashville, TN; Sara A. Zimmerman and her husband, Dennis Zimmerman, of Bridgewater, VA. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Elizabeth O’Neill Hammond of Hillsboro, N.C.; Dr. Perrin Hammond Heartway and his wife, Jenni, of Floyd, VA; Hunter Addington Booth of Harrisonburg, VA; and Anne Cary Booth of New York, NY; and by two beautiful great grandchildren: Cedar Frederick Heartway and Wren Amolee Heartway. Mrs. Addington was a member of the Harrisonburg Baptist Church. She was one of the first female graduates of the University of Virginia and a lifetime member of the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni. She taught for many years in the Albemarle County School System and was a member of the Virginia Education Association. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA. A Graveside Service will be conducted by Stacy Nowell, Associate Pastor of Harrisonburg Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 at Rockgate Cemetery, Crozet, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bridgewater Retirement Community or a church or charity of choice. Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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July 17, 2014

Marie was a cherished friend and a perfectly lovely person in every possible way. She was kind and gracious and a joy to know and love.
My heartfelt sorrow to her family.
Terri Palumbo Regan
Charlottesville, VA

Bettye Davis

July 25, 2013

Sara and Dennis and families,

We are so sorry for your loss. Sara, your Mom was indeed a special lady and I know you have wonderful memories which will just become more special with the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bettye and D'Earcy

Judy Albee

July 25, 2013

Ann, your mother was lovely, just as I remember you always being. I'm sorry for your loss.

July 23, 2013

Ann and Sara. Saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I, along with all our family, have fond memories through the years of visits with your family. We (Charles, Marilyn and I) had recently talked about another visit to Aunt Marie. Sorry that we cannot do that now. All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we can't be there physically, but know that we are there in spirit. God bless. George Webb

Bette House-Myers

July 23, 2013

Sara, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Carl Smeltzer

July 23, 2013

It was a blessing to know Marie. So easy to know and so friendly.
May God give comfort to the family and all who knew her.
BRC Chaplain Carl L. Smeltzer

Albemarle High School Alumni Association

July 22, 2013

The members and supporters of the Albemarle High School Alumni Association were very sorry to hear about Mrs. Addington's passing. It is always sad to lose a member of the extended Albemarle family, and we offer our condolences to her family and friends.

Carl Chafin

July 22, 2013

Sara, I am very sorry to hear that your mom passed away.

July 22, 2013

I am sorry to hear about your mother-what a grand lady. She was, along with your father, always very gracious and kind to me. My thoughts are with you and your family as you deal with this great loss.
Richard Sinclair, Charleston, West Virginia

July 22, 2013

Marie was a very treasured friend and will remain in my heart forever. A most gracious and lovely lady. My heartfelt sorrow to Marie's girls on the loss of their cherished Mom.
Terri Palumbo Regan