Mary Louise Walton Dickinson
Jul 10, 1930 – Feb 20, 2016
Mary Louise Walton Dickinson of Mineral, Virginia died on February 20, 2016, at St. Mary’s Woods in Louisa after a valiant battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, The Honorable Vivian Earl Dickinson. Mary Lou is survived by her daughter, Martha Day Dumas (Dr. Mark), two sons Vivian Earl Dickinson, Jr. (Carol Wingo) and Howard Walton Dickinson (Pamela Tilton) all of Louisa, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Martha Walton High of McLean.A dedicated, hardworking civic volunteer, Mary Lou not only supported her husband as he served thirty years in the Virginia House of Delegates, but also served as Mayor of Mineral, was a founding member of the Louisa Senior Citizens Association and served as a Deacon in the Mineral Baptist Church. In 2015, the Louisa County Commission on Aging honored Mary Louise with an award in appreciation for her many years of dedicated service, devotion and commitment to the Louisa County Commission on Aging as President and Member. Her vibrant and fun-loving personality will be dearly missed by her family and friends.Funeral services will be held at The Mineral Baptist Church, 51 Louisa Avenue, Mineral, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 11:00 o’clock with interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the interment. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Commission on Aging, P.O. Box 160, Louisa, VA 23093 or The Mineral Baptist Church.
Martha, Dickie and familyMy brother Mike called me when he saw your mom obituary in the paper today. I don`t know if you remember me but I am Billy`s cousin and I used to come up to their house and have gone to the lake with you guys several times. Your dad and my dad were great friends and I remember meeting your mom and seeing her when I would visit. I remember her being full of life and I know she and your dad had a special homecoming in heaven. You and your family will be in our prayers in the coming days.Charlotte Alsop Krovic
Extending heartfelt sympathies from the whole Fredericksburg Trice clan- Mary Lou and all family members are in out hearts and prayers. A more powerfully vibrant woman I have not met. With deepest sorrow,Jashby
Martha Day and Family,My sincere condolences to you all. I have nothing but great memories of Mary Lou and Earl. They have left us with a great family and may God Bless each and everyone of you.Jim Harris (former partner/A. M. Pullen & Company)
Dickie, Martha Day and Howard,Wishing I could be there Tuesday but I wanted you to know I`ll be thinking of you all. I will always remember your mom as so full of life and I always looked for her smiles when I came back to Mineral Baptist. Praying this time of God`s comfort and the sharing of so many wonderful family memories will bring you all even closer together and give you peace. I`m sure her sweet spirit will now shine through you.My deepest sympathy, Judy Johnson Mawyer
Today I am sad to see the obituary of Mary Dickerson. Mary was so vibrant, full of life, and an inspiration to all who knew her. I knew Mary at St. Marys Woods….played Bridge with her…had meals with her……I miss her…..she is safe now in the hands of the Lord and Savior. Thoughtfully, Lou Creber
Our hearts are heavy with the passing of this wonderful, caring, humorous and generous woman, who felt like a second Mother to me growing up. Such a blessing to have known her and loved her. So thankful our families` paths crossed many years ago. Rest easy, Mary Lou, you will ALWAYS be remembered. Deepest sympathy to ALL of her family.
Dear Martha, Earl and Howard,I was so sorry to hear of Mary Lou`s death. I cherish the wonderful memories I have of time spent with her and Earl when we were young, an am so glad to have become re
Prayers to your family.Sorry for your loss
Mrs. Mary Lou was a terrific person and a great example of how to live life. My parents always spoke highly of her. Prayers of comfort to Martha, Howard and all family members. She is only asleep and look forward to being reunited in our new bodies at His Rapture.
Mary Lou was a wonderful person and everyone who knew her loved her. My parents thought so much of Mary Lou and Earl. She will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all!
TO THE FAMILY OF MARY LOUOVER THE YEARS, I HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF WORKING WITH THE DICKINSONS ON EARL`S CAMPAIGNS AND GOT QUITE CLOSE TO BOTH OF THEM. JUST LIKE WITH EARL, POLITICS WAS IN HER BLOOD. SHE WAS COMPASSIONATE IN HER PERSONAL LIFE AND SHOWED INTEGRITY IN HER POLITICAL LIFE.SHE WILL BE MISSED IN THE MINERAL COMMUNITY AND AROUND THE STATE.WITH SORROWRUSSELL BEATTIE, O.D.
Martha Day, Howard & Dickie,We are so saddened to learn of your loss. It is truly a loss for anyone who grew up in Louisa County. Your Mom and Dad touched so many of our lives and served as an inspiration for all of us. Thank you all for sharing them with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love from Robin & John Schroeder
Dana and I were saddened to learn of Mary Lou`s passing. She was a great friend who always had an infectious laugh and a smile that would warm one`s heart. The many times we spent together was centered on politics of which Mary Lou was a master. Underneath her politics was a sincere belief that all people were equal and deserved to be treated with dignity and respect. Our lives are richer for having Mary Lou as a friend. May Peace Be With her family.
Howard, Pam, Marley, Brandi and Cory (and all of the Dickinson Family)…we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you and sending our love…..
Howard, Dickie, & Martha DayMy sincerest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your mother. I never saw her that she didn`t have a smile on her face–a true ray of sunshine on some days that I felt included nothing but clouds. She was so proud of each of you–a devoted mother and wife.Harold Walton Purcell
Howard, very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers, Tom Williams StC `73
Mary Lou and I were roommates at William & Mary and we had many a laugh and happy times. She left to marry Earl and I was one of her bridesmaids. She would stop and visit me occasionally when she was baby sitting in Brandermill. My last visit with her was in Mineral and she talked of her many trips abroad with Martha Day. Loved the obit picture; it is so typical.
Words cannot express the feelings I had for your mother. I always had a special time with her whether it be at football games, at the lake, or her home, or at a political affair for your father.She will be missed but the memories will never be forgotten.Always quite a `Lady in every sentence of the word.She treated me special and I always felt welcome to any affair she might have hosted [and there were many].Our love to the whole family; She was special to the Hudgins` family!Always our Love G.C. and Linda and the rest of the Hudgins` family”
To All of Mary Lou`s Family: We want to express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy due to the loss of your mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.