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Mary Helen Widener
February 25, 1947 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Mary Helen Brannon Widener, born on February 25, 1947 was a faithful, loving devoted wife, mother of three boys, and proud grandmother who relinquished her soul to the lord Thursday, September 28, 2023. Her passing was peaceful after a valiant struggle of seven years with two distinct and painful cancers. Even as the cancer ravaged her body, she faithfully continued to do the job she loved, working as a bookkeeper for Tri-State Commercial Tire until she could no longer endure the grueling effects of the cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the Malvern Baptist Church with Brother Hosea Parker and Reverend Francis Turner officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM in the church sanctuary. Ward Wilson Funeral Home will be directing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hope Lodge Foundation in Decatur, GA. 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033 PH:404-327-9200
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, David Webster Brannon and Lillian Marie Brannon of Sampson, AL. Survivors include her husband of thirty four years James R. Widener. Three sons that she was so very proud of Paul Edward Chancy (Reajean), Phillip Micheal Chancy (Susie), and John Marcus Chancy (Jessica). Sister, Nancy Brannon Turner (Francis). Brother, Tommy Lee Brannon. Her cherished grandchildren, Jacob William Chancy, Isayah Dalton Chancy, and Nathan Alexander Chancy. Granddaughters, Rebekah Nicole Boutwell, Vanessa Breanna Neve, and Lillian Grace Chancy. Adored Stepdaughters, Jennifer Dawn Huotari and Heather Dianna Debord. Beloved step-grandchildren, Christopher Douglas, Samantha Kuca-Vowell, and many others.
Mary’s life revolved around her husband, children, grandchildren, and siblings. She was loved by everyone that encountered her. Her angelic loving presence will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.