Mary Francis Earls
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Mary Francis Earls
  • May 14, 1945 - July 27, 2017
  • Spotsylvania, Virginia

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Mary Francis (Burgess) Earls, 72, of Spotsylvania passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. She was born in Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 14, 1945, a daughter of the late S. Walker Burgess and Pearl B. White.

Mary attended Spotsylvania High School and was a member of the marching band. Following her careers with Mid-Atlantic Foam and Book Crafters U.S.A, she worked alongside her oldest daughter Susan at W.C. Spratt, Inc. for over 9 years.

She enjoyed being a devoted mother and grandmother to her four daughters and their children. She loved meeting new people and making everyone feel loved and important. Her contagious laugh came easily. Her unconditional love, kindness and generosity will always be remembered by everyone she met.

Mary will be remembered for her passion of animals, gardening and enjoying time with family and friends. She was a loving and caring person, a devoted wife, mother and friend. Her warmth and love will forever remain in the lives of those who knew her.

Survivors include the love of her life for 53 years, Paul R. Earls; daughters Susan Tait (Doug), Deborah Simpson (Richard), Mary Ellen Clarke (Rob Williams), Paula Lewis; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; siblings Richard White (Susie) V. Dale Swanson (Richard Thompson), Margaret Ann Pritchett.

A celebration of life is scheduled for August 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at W.C. Spratt, Inc. located at 491 Central Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 with a reception afterwards. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mary's life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to the ASPCA or your favorite charity.