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Mary Dalton

December 9, 1962 - February 27, 2023

Mary Owen Davidson Dalton, of Madison Heights, VA passed away on Monday February 27, 2023 at the young age of 60.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer N. Dalton and granddaughter, Hannah N. Pierce of Madison Heights; son, Brian L. Dalton and wife Lauren of Monroe, along with their two children, Cason and Juliet; sister, Delores Gordon; Linda Davidson, who served in a loving mother role over the years; former husband and father of her children, Roger L. Dalton of Monroe; chocolate lab, Moose.

Mary was a hard-working woman who made friends everywhere she went. Her life’s focus was to find the silver lining in every situation she encountered. While she held many positions throughout her career days, her most beloved positions were at Quik-E Foods, as a store owner at T&W in Monroe, and Frito-Lay. Even if her official job changed her love, passion and ability for cooking good food remained. Whether it be at work or home she was always cooking up something good, filling bellies and bringing smiles to faces all around.

A celebration of life will be held at Tharp funeral home, Madison Heights Friday, March 3, 2023 from 5 PM to 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you assist with funeral expenses or reach out to the family directly for other opportunities to assist.

Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights is assisting the family.


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To The Dalton Family, I am sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. I worked with Mary at Frito-Lay. She was a lovely person.

Posted by Margaret Bolden on March 3, 2023

When Jenn graduated from National!!!! I have had some of my best times with all of you and always referred to Mary as Ma Dalton!! You will be missed! Thinking of everyone! Love you all!

Posted by Anna Lee Yancey on March 1, 2023

I ran into Mary not long ago in WM and she instantly remembered how much I loved her salmon cakes when she was at T&W.. All of those girls are gone now. Jennifer she was so proud of you❤️ Will never forget her. RIP sweet Mary🙏🏼

Posted by Lisa on February 28, 2023

God Bless you and Comfort your Family.

Posted by Roger & Faye Dalton on February 28, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I worked with her at Frito Lay for years and was instantly drawn to her positivity and energy. She is the most eccentric and interesting person I ever had the pleasure of meeting. We had just reconnected last year and I was almost in disbelief to hear from her again, I was so excited. You are loved and will be missed Mary. 💝

Posted by Becky on February 28, 2023

Mary was a friend for many years I wondered why I didn't see her out any more so sad miss you jolly Mary always laughing when I seen her

Posted by Anthony s ferrell on February 28, 2023

Jennifer and Brain and other family members I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary may God Bless you at this Tim and future days

Posted by Grace Branham on February 27, 2023

Mom, it just does not feel real yet! I never want it to be either!

Posted by Jennifer on February 27, 2023

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