Mrs. Mary Rose Lazenby, 80, wife of the late William Otis “Bill” Lazenby and a resident of Atlantic, VA, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 with her loving family at her side. Born December 16, 1938 in Keller, VA, she was a daughter of the late George D. Harmon and Margaret Walker Harmon.
Mary Rose graduated from Onancock High School and worked as a kindergarten teacher’s aide at Kegotank Elementary School for 33 years. During her husband’s career with NASA, she served as the president of moral activities on the base. She enjoyed sewing and was rarely found without a book in hand. Mary Rose lived for her children, and then for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always ensuring her home was a safe and happy place for all to gather. Defined by her gentle soul, caring heart, and devotion to her family, Mary Rose delighted in filling the lives of those around her with love.
She is survived by three children, William Otis “Chuck” Lazenby, Jr. and wife Barbara of Atlantic, Mae-Lynn Lazenby of Greenbackville, VA, and Terry Walker Lazenby of Atlantic; sister, Margaret Ann Colburn of Exmore, VA; brothers, James “Butch” Harmon and wife Mary Paul and Ronnie Harmon and wife Claudia, all of Melfa, VA; eight grandchildren, Dameion Lazenby and wife Ellen, Andrea Lazenby, Ross Lazenby and wife Niki, Katie Broadwater and husband Jason, Tommy Wall and wife Angel, Ashlee, Lindsay Lang and husband Jason, and Mason George and girlfriend Taylor; grandson-in-law, Walter Buchanan; 14 great-grandchildren, Éowyn, Breanna, Evin, Devan, Addie, Bryson, Carmen, John, Austin, Jaxon, Riley, Liam, Xen, and Darcy; and several beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy-Jo Revell; sisters, Nancy Sawyer and Donna Bralley; and brother, George “Walker” Harmon.
A service to celebrate Mary Rose’s life will be held at Downings United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the church social hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 64, Onley, VA 23418, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.