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Marie Mitchell Tweedy

January 7, 1948 - October 30, 2022

Marie Mitchell Tweedy, 74, of Rustburg, Virginia, passed away at her home on October 30, 2022.

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on January 7, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Sonnie F. Mitchell, Jr. and Virginia Powell Mitchell.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Marvin; her son Keith of Richmond; daughter Jennifer Tweedy Johnson (Stuart), grandchildren Blane and Claire, and granddog Fran Fran of Amherst. She is also survived by her six younger siblings Frank Mitchell (Kay); David Mitchell (Donna), Warren Mitchell, Ann Mitchell Tice (Dennis); Debbie Mitchell Cash (Sam), Janet Mitchell Ashby (Jeff); as well as close nieces, nephews, and friends.

At fifteen, Marie began her first job waitressing at Jack’s Place where she met Marvin and their fifty-five year love affair began.  After graduating salutatorian from William Campbell High School, she attended Radford College.  She began working as a reporter for the Lynchburg News & Advance in 1969.  She worked many long hours to later advance to city editor.  Those late nights often meant washing ball uniforms at midnight and signing permission slips in the morning, but she always made sure it was done.  In 2000, she retired from her bookkeeping position at Glenn A. Trent. She was a faithful member of Rustburg United Methodist Church and a member of The Woodmen of the World.

If you know Marie then you know the love she had for her family was like no other.  One of the greatest joys in her life was becoming Mimi to Blane and Claire.  She strived to never miss a ballgame, awards assembly, or an opportunity to brag about her grandbabies.  She often said they held her heart in their hands. She enjoyed spoiling her family on birthdays and holidays by making everyone’s favorite dish and searching year-long for the perfect present. She loved trips to the beach to eat lots of shrimp and hear the ocean waves.

A visitation will be held at Tharp Funeral Home on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at Rustburg United Methodist Church on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider RUMC Food Pantry (P.O. Box 336, Rustburg, VA 24588) or a charity of your choice.

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So very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a spirited person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Marvin and family..

Posted by Betsy Cheatham on November 5, 2022

Deepest Sympathy to Marvin and the family. Prayers for strength during this difficult time. May she Rest in Peace. Virginia and Darrell Bobbitt

Posted by Virginia Bobbitt on November 4, 2022

Aunt Marie you were greatly loved and you will be greatly missed. Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏💔

Posted by Melissa Mitchell on November 3, 2022

Marvin and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you your family and friend

Posted by Edna Tinsley on November 2, 2022

Love you always my sweet aunt you will be missed ❤

Posted by Kim Morgan on November 2, 2022

Marvin and Jennifer and Keith..We are So Sorry to Hear About Your Mom Passing..We are Sending You and Your Dad and Brother Our 🙏Prayers and Love ...Dennis and Mary Ann Sitton

Posted by Dennis and Mary Ann Sitton on November 2, 2022

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Melvin, Penny, and Daniel Mays on November 1, 2022

When I think of Marie, I think of laughter, fun and a wit no one could match. She filled the room with warmth and love..always ready for the next adventure even if her physical body wasn't. Such fond memories of Hwy 12, Nags Head shopping and every get-together, for she never knew a stranger. Truly blessed to call her friend. May God Bless

Posted by Diane Greer Baker on November 1, 2022

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