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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Mary Ann McCracken

March 8, 1986August 27, 2020
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Mary Ann McCracken, 34, of Staunton, Virginia, passed away on August 27, 2020 after a life-long battle with heart disease. Mary Ann was born on March 8, 1986, to Charles and Sarah McCracken in East Ridge, Tennessee.

She loved attending classes at Blue Ridge Community College where she was studying art and business. Mary Ann had a passion for creation, especially painting and ceramics. She loved science fiction and Harry Potter. She was a proud Slytherin.

Mary Ann was a lifelong Lego fan, she enjoyed collecting Harry Potter and Star Wars sets as well as building many of her own custom designs.

Mary Ann was also a dedicated Martial Artist. She had been training for several years and was loved and respected by everyone she trained with. She had made many friends and touched many lives.

Mary Ann is survived by her parents, Charles and Sarah; her older brother, David; younger sister, Jennifer; sister-in-law, Lourdes; two nieces, and a loving extended family. Mary Ann was an extremely loving and compassionate person. She will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Those wishing to attend are asked to please wear a facial mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to The Children's Heart Foundation, 5 Revere Dr.,One Northbrook Place, Suite 200,Northbrook, IL 60062-1500 or online at www.childrensheartfoundation.org.

The family of Mary Ann wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at the University of Virginia Hospital.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Marvin Jones

September 14, 2020

I was just looking at the first text she ever sent me, she had me and Marvin confused.. We had a nice conversation and by the end of it she said uncle was easier than 1st cousin once removed.. I could tell she had a good spirit about her.

Kathy Mohler

September 14, 2020

Melissa, my heart is aching for you all! From the first time I met Mary Ann, her joy in life always warmed my heart. I looked so forward to seeing her at Dollar General and sharing a hug and catching up on her latest art work. She was one of the most authentic, beautiful souls I’ve ever known! I am so happy to have these sweet memories. ❤️ I pray God wraps you in his arms as you deal with the loss of one so loved.

Laurie Kelly

September 8, 2020

Mary Ann had the most beautiful smile. When she smiled at me I always felt like she loved me. Mary Ann was such a loving girl. I remember her most for that. I also remember her corny sense of humor. She liked to make people laugh. I remember her wearing her Pathfinder uniform and playing with Legos. She was always kind and entertaining with my children. Mary Ann, you were like an angel in disguise.

Matthew Frost

September 5, 2020

Currently sitting here in a puddle of my own tears. I am crushed by the news that one of the brightest lights I've ever met has gone out.
When my family first moved to Virginia, we didn't know anyone or have any friends, but Mary Ann took it upon herself to be my friend right away.
I'll never forget all the walks we went on, the times we drew together or played with legos, and swimming at our favorite watering spot.
We were also very active in Pathfinders together, and had so much fun at the different camporees we attended, especially Oshkosh where we could collect the premium pins.
Mary Ann was always quick with an anecdote or joke, and loved to quote her favorite sci-fi; I can't count the times she cracked me up with Jar Jar lines. And no one really knew it, but I REALLY needed to laugh back then. She always did that for me, and when she sensed I was feeling down, there was always a hug to be had, a word of encouragement, and another joke.
I've been in Tennessee for what seems like forever now, but Mary Ann always kept in touch. Every once in a while we'd chat on Messenger or send a photo. In these last years, I enjoyed recieving wonderful updates from her. I've been so proud of her and happy for her, and she always seemed to feel the same about me. We planned to visit with eachother once I got a chunk of time to travel up to Virginia for longer than a weekend. I'm heartbroken that I won't get that chance now.
Mary Ann was one of the truest and dearest friends I've had in my lifetime, and one of the loveliest people I've ever been blessed to meet. She certainly made my life better for knowing her.
My love and prayers go out to her family; I know she will be sorely missed by them all.
I can't wait for the day she and I get to go for another walk together, this time in a galaxy far, far away.
Until then, goodbye Mary. Thank you for all the love you gave!

Wendy Kern

September 5, 2020

I will always remember the electric smile that Mary Ann always had on her face! She brought light into everywhere she entered. We are blessed to have known such a kind,sweet and talented soul. The world will always be a kinder place because of Mary Ann McCracken!

Dan Darrikhuma

September 5, 2020

I have many great memories from camp meeting and her visits to the Staunton SDA Church! Mary Ann's smile with her eyes to the side always made me feel loved and appreciated! My condolences to all the family! Mary Ann was a very special lady!

Ronald Ford

September 5, 2020

As the manager of the local comic/toy/nerd store Mary helped me coordinate several events and would often stop in just to share the latest Lego, Harry Potter or Star Wars news she had. Mary was the shining face that could brighten any dark day that I was having. She was always upbeat. I will forever be grateful to have known her and her memories will go on past me as she also helped spark a passion for Legos in my daughter that endures to this day.

Hugo Chinchay

September 5, 2020

I met Mary Ann at the Staunton SDA church youth group. The group used to meet at my house on Fridays for vespers and later at the Staunton SDA church. I enjoyed very much her presence, participation, smile and willingness to learn. I kept in touch once in a while through social media. My condolences to the parents and family of this fine young lady, I have a son of the same age and can’t imagine how difficult this must be. I’ll look forward to meet her again when Jesus comes and the Dead in Christ will rise first! Until then RIP 🙏

Mollye Harrom (Coon)

September 5, 2020

Mary Ann is in so many of my church memories! I always noticed how outgoing she was and how she never met a stranger. She also loved to laugh and joke! She would go to people who seemed alone or like they needed someone, and was a gentle and loving young woman. I didn’t know we shared a love of Harry Potter until today, actually, but she’s the best Slytherin I’ve ever known ❤️

Ellen Coon Buckley

September 4, 2020

Mary Ann had a lovely personality -- her positivity was contagious! One of my favorite things about her was how kind she was to everyone.

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