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Virginia Beach - GASTONIA — Mary Esther Bunton Pritchard, 51, passed away unexpectedly on July 10, 2013 at her home.
A native of Virginia Beach, Va., she was a daughter of the late Edward LeRoy and Marjorie Lane Bunton.
Mary was a long-time and active member of First Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school and worked with the GA's and childcare ministry. She attended First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, VA, and Meredith College, Raleigh. She will be remembered as a loving, supportive and caring wife, mother, sister and friend.
Mary will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 28 years, William Lee Pritchard; her four beautiful children; Jessica Lee Pritchard, Katie Elizabeth Pritchard, Mason Chesley Pritchard and Allyson Lane Pritchard; five beloved sisters; Denise Clark, Lou Phillips and husband, Tench, Liz Miller, Royce Georgiades and husband John, Martha Hughes and husband, Dale as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia.
A funeral service, officiated by Dr. Ray Ammons, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Gastonia.
Burial will be at Evergreen -"A Quiet Place."
Memorials in the name of Mary B. Pritchard may be sent to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), www.cfids.org or to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2650 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056.
Share condolences with the family by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
Arrangements are entrusted with McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 14, 2013