Mary has been our receptionist for 9.5 years and she was like a mother to all of us. Keeping us in line and making sure that everyone knew where we were.
No matter how she felt, no matter how much she hurt, she always came in with a smile on her face and a warm greeting. We all went thru treatments with Mary, offering support and comfort. We always looked forward to hearing great reports from her scans and we hurt with her if the scans weren't were that doctor thought they should be. With the last bought of Chemo the entire office pulled together and came up with a schedule to make sure she was eating.
Personally I always made sure that she had sweets (she had a big sweet tooth) and that she felt needed and special. Every time I was out and about I would always see something that I thought she needed. Mary loved stuffed animals that sing, so do I, so I would pick out somthing I liked and made sure that Mary had it on her desk! The last thing I got her was chicken from Hallmark that sang and laid eggs. She howled with delight and it is still on her desk!
Mary loved the gators and I was there on the day that Tim Tebow came to see her. I still see the surprise in her face when he got off the elevator. She was so proud that he had come by and prayed with her. She kept up with everything he did, and kept her picture of her and him on her desk at all times.
She also loved Chuck Norris and wanted to hang a huge picture of him in the lobby. Thankfully we kept that from happening but she always told us that if we didn't behave she would call him and he would set us straight.
She will be sorely missed by all of us, getting off the elevator at Greene Hazel will never be the same again. A personal joke between the two of us is when I took a day off and asked her if she missed me she would always say "were you gone?" Well, Mary we know you are gone and we know that you are in good hands and being well taken care of.
We love you.