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.