Mary Ann Martin Perdue, of Salem, age 83, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA. Born May 20, 1937, in Snowville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Quinter Martin and Beatrice Simpkins Martin.
Mary Ann was a dedicated employee of General Electric for more than 37 years. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. Among Mary Ann's happiest times was being able to drive her friends to their doctors’ appointments. She loved her family dearly and always arranged celebrations for every birthday. She was a beloved aunt, friend and neighbor who will be missed by all who knew her.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Perdue; and also by two brothers, James A. Martin and wife, Edith Shelburne Martin, and Roy Daniel Martin; two sisters, Alma Martin and Iva Martin Long and husband, Marvin Long; also a niece, Patricia Long Heineman and husband, Keith Heineman and a nephew, A W Martin.
She is survived by a nephew, Robert Quinter "Bob" Martin and wife, Wanda Martin, of Salem; and nieces, Joan Martin Thompson and husband, John Thompson of Coral Springs, FL., and Peggy Martin Simpkins and husband, Sam Simpkins, of Radford, as well as Regina Martin, of Salem; also surviving are several great nieces and nephews; as well as great-great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her dedicated cat, Blackie.
Special thanks to her friends Thomas "Sonny" and Rachel Campbell and Exel Eugene (Peanut) Simpkins, Jr and Karen.
Due to mandates by our Governor, we will be following the guide lines for social distancing and masks.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Minister Carl Goodman on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Lotz Funeral Home Salem, VA. Interment will immediately follow at Sherwood Burial Park in Salem, VA.
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