Marie Gentry Addington died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, VA. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on December 31, 1919, daughter of the late Annie O'Neill Gentry and Raymond Alexander Gentry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Howard Addington, United States Navy Veteran of World War II.
Mrs. Addington is survived by two daughters: Ann A. Hammond and her friend, Robert Wilkins, of Nashville, TN; Sara A. Zimmerman and her husband, Dennis Zimmerman, of Bridgewater, VA. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Elizabeth O'Neill Hammond of Hillsboro, N.C.; Dr. Perrin Hammond Heartway and his wife, Jenni, of Floyd, VA; Hunter Addington Booth of Harrisonburg, VA; and Anne Cary Booth of New York, NY; and by two beautiful great grandchildren: Cedar Frederick Heartway and Wren Amolee Heartway.
Mrs. Addington was a member of the Harrisonburg Baptist Church. She was one of the first female graduates of the University of Virginia and a lifetime member of the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni. She taught for many years in the Albemarle County School System and was a member of the Virginia Education Association.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA. A Graveside Service will be conducted by Stacy Nowell, Associate Pastor of Harrisonburg Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 at Rockgate Cemetery, Crozet, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bridgewater Retirement Community or a church or charity of choice. Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyharrisonburg.com