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Mary Wilson Nowlin

January 24, 1934 - July 31, 2023

Mary Wilson Nowlin, 89 of Campbell County, Virginia, peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord, Monday, July 31, 2023. She was the former wife of the late Roger Nowlin, Sr.
Born in Appomattox County, Virginia, January 24, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Janie Green Valdes and the late Charlie Wilson Jr. In addition, she was preceded in death by her brother, Theodore William Green.
Mary accepted Christ at an early age serving in Mount Peeler Baptist Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Campbell County High School, Rustburg Va. Mary, during her school years, was nicknamed, “Sunshine” because of her smile and personality. Mary was employed with Jumbo Restaurant, Richmond Highway; Duti Duds Uniform factory, and a retiree from Virginia Baptist Hospital in 1999.
She was actively involved with the weekly Senior Wellness Alliance Group (S.W.A.G) at Crossroads Baptist Church where she always enjoyed the fun, food and fellowship. She also was a former participant of the Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. (CVACL) Group which met at New Vine Baptist Church. She enjoyed socializing with her peers.
Mary is survived by three sons, Roger Nowlin, Jr. of Monroe, VA, Mark Nowlin (Bertina) of Garland, TX and Maurice (Griselda) Nowlin Sr. of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter, Ophelia (Addison) Thomas, Jr of Forest, Va; ten grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a devoted niece, Mrs. Rhodie Herndon and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 220 Breezewood Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502. Rev. Dr. Harland Brown will officiate; Rev. H. Lee West will deliver the eulogy.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences please visit

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I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful person. Although she is gone and we will all miss her dearly she will live on in our hearts and our memories.

Posted by Hazel Nowlin on August 4, 2023

Our grandma Mary Nowlin, you were truly GRAND in every way! I love you.

Posted by Mary West on August 4, 2023

Tribute to Mom: God blessed you with a happy heart that's light with joy and cheer, God blessed you with a happy home where loved ones gathered near. God blessed you with a happy life that; was filled with love and laughter, God blessed and kept you in His care every day and ever after.

Posted by Addison & Ophelia on August 4, 2023

We will forever cherish the memory of Ms. Mary, an amazing person with the bright smile. We were so blessed to have her as a part of our SWAG (SENIOR WELLNESS ALLIANCE GROUP). Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Ophelia and her entire family. Rozenia Clavon & SWAG

Posted by Rozenia Clavon on August 3, 2023

I was deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Loving someone so dear is incredibly difficult but remember the special bond you shared with her will always live on in your heart. Cherish the beautiful memories and the love she brought into your life and the life of so many others. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.,

Posted by Kathy Scott and Family on August 3, 2023

Our sympathy to the Nowlin family. Mary will be missed, immensely. Her sweet, sweet spirit and her loving gestures will never be forgotten. Love, Georgia Randolph and family.

Posted by Cynthia Randolph on August 2, 2023

My condolences to the family Mrs.Mary was one of the many matriarchs of the East Brook community. Anytime someone in the community was sick or feeling bad Mrs Mary will be greatly missed.

Posted by Eva, Chee Chee, Dennis, Kenneth,Shantil,Shamir on August 1, 2023

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