Mary Jean Adkins Sheets

October 30, 1956September 9, 2017
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Mary Jean Adkins Sheets passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 9, 2017. Mary Jean was born in Gilbert, West Virginia and was predeceased by her mother, Gernia Adkins, and brothers Forrest and Herman.

After traveling to other states, Mary Jean settled in Norfolk where she met the love of her life and soul mate, Mark T. Sheets. Mary Jean and Mark were together for 35 years and were going to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary later this month. In addition to her husband, Mark, she is survived by her daughter, Stephanie; grandsons, Dustin and Jonathan (Lucy); great-granddaughter, Aurora; sisters, Janice Woolwine, Lois Lester, Dorothy Albright, Phylis Hulsey and Eunice Adkins; mother-in-law Patricia A. Sheets, who she always lovingly referred to as "Mom.” She is also survived by her father-in-law, T.A. Sheets, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Mary Jean was a member of The Pythian Sisters Temple #3. Mary Jean was a beautiful and warm person who never met a stranger. She could see someone in a store or on the street and would strike up a conversation. She brought love and laughter into our lives and will remain in our hearts always. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6-8pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel, with graveside service at 11:00 am on Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Jennifer Hammond

October 7, 2017

Mark, I have hesitated signing Mary's guest book because I am at a loss for words. I have known you since 1969 and there simply are no words for the sorrow and sympathy I feel for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Deborah Simmons

September 17, 2017

Prayers with You all

Stanton Reed

September 15, 2017

With deepest sympathy. The Reed Family

Douglas Jarvis

September 14, 2017

Mary always had a smile and her unique laugh. I'm very sorry as God took her so soon. My condolences to Mark, Stephanie and extended family for your loss.

Donna Young

September 13, 2017

Rest in peace Mary as your journey here on earth is done. To the family my sincere condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss and know that she will be missed dearly. Best wishes and sympathy to all. Sincerely . Donna Russell Young.. Ps. Know that we are never promised tomorrow . Take this time to reflect on our own lives,forgive the ones that have betrayed us. Love and cherish each day like it's your last.

Tammy Browning

September 13, 2017

I'm Truly Sorry For Your Family's Loss.. Sissy Bug Was A Great Lady That I Thought A Lot About But Hadn't Seen Her In A Long Time. She Will Be Missed By All That Knew Her. The Family Is In My Thoughts & Prayers. R.I.P Sissy Bug

marsha vanover

September 13, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss I knew her years ago when she would come to Eunice to stay with there mother

Coley Family

September 12, 2017

We are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We are praying that the Lord will be with you during this difficult time.

Dot & Cynthia Roberts

September 12, 2017

We want to offer our condolences to the Family. Sorry to hear the sad news.

Lillian Shelly

September 12, 2017

R.I.P I am so sorry. I will always remember her smiling face and kind nature. She will truly be missed. She was such a great friend to me.