Mary Ann Coggsdale

Mary Ann Coggsdale

Suffolk, VA
12.11.1937 - 06.21.2019

Mary Ann Coggsdale, 81, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019. She is predeceased by her parents, Russell and Verdie Marr, sisters Margaret Carlson and Bernice Atkins.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Bobby Merritt Coggsdale, daughters Lee Ann Murray (William) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Marcy Pruitt of Scottsdale, AZ, son Russell Shepard (Julia) of New York, NY, six grandchildren Megan, Kelly, Kirsten, Kyle, Russell, and Morgan and six great grandchildren.

Mary Ann was a 1956 graduate of Granby High School, Norfolk, VA. Her employment included a school secretary, court reporter and executive secretary at Allied Colloids in Suffolk, where she retired in 1998. She was active in her church, West End Baptist Church, a member of the choir and chairman of the church services committee. She loved to tend to her garden and was a Suffolk Master Gardener and a member of the Suffolk Garden Club. She was a member of the Virginia Beach Yacht Club for many years. She was an accomplished artist. She loved traveling, cruising, sailing, boating, tennis, bridge, and entertaining. She was a member of the Suffolk Cotillion Club.

The family wishes to thank Mary Ann’s loving companions at Home Instead Senior Care of Suffolk and the staff at Lake Prince Woods Memory Care. Your kindness and care will never be forgotten.

A visitation will be held in the Portsmouth Room at Lake Prince Woods on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1-2 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11 am at West End Baptist Church with Rev. T. Floyd Irby and Rev. Dale Peterson officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Southeastern Association, 6350 Center Dr Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be registered at

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Lake Prince Woods
100 Anna Goode Way
Suffolk , VA 23434
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West End Baptist Church
105 St. James Avenue
Suffolk , VA 23434
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Roy and I express our deepest condolences to Bob, Lee Ann and the entire family. We had the pleasure of knowing and being around Mary Ann on many occasions. She was a classy lady and a joy to be around.

Roy and Tracey Ronkowski

With Deepest Sympathy to Bob and all the family. I worked with MaryAnn at ACI and had many girl lunches with her. She was a joy to be around and definitely loved life.

Kathy Johnson

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more. JW.ORG


I loved MAC from the day I met her and told my uncle he had met his match. I know these two were very much in love and enjoyed a wonderful life of friends and trips and experiences. I loved every visit with them. As life took its twists and turns they never missed a beat in their love for each other. God bless my uncle Bob and the entire family.

Lisa Wright

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