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POQUOSON - Mary Ann West Edwards, a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. She was most recently the founding partner of Pegasus Psychiatric and Wellness Center, Virginia Beach. Mary also has practiced with Associates of York, Yorktown; Pulmonary Critical Care Specialists, Norfolk; and Peninsula Radiological Associates, Newport News. She also served as Nurse Practitioner-Family/Geriatrics with Dr. Jerome Provenzano; Faculty-Associate Professor, Hampton University; Registered Nurse, Emergency Trauma Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center for 17 years; and Senior Flight Nurse-Air Evac International, San Diego, CA. Mary received a Masters in Psychiatric/Mental Health, Nurse Practitioner from University of Virginia; Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, and Master of Science with concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator, Summa Cum Laude from Hampton University; She received many awards to include Nomination for Manchester Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing; Sally Tucker Allen Award, Hampton University; nominated for President's Award, Hampton University; Golden Key National Honor Society Member; Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society; and Phi Theta Kappa. She was a member of the Board of Directors Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Peninsula Chapter; a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners; certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner; Senior Flight Nurse, Preceptor ER/Trauma Center; a public speaker for SANE Program engagements; and volunteer EMT Instructor for the Poquoson Rescue Squad. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Hammie and Mary West; and brothers, Robert West and Eugene West. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Lee Edwards; brother, James "Mickey" West; nieces, Karen West Rollins and Sharleen Mullins West; nephews, Michael "Skip" West, Brian West, Jamie West, Rob West, Keith West, and Junior West; sisters-in-law, Mary Edwards Owen, Martha Edwards Culpepper, Arlene West, and Gloria West; and her loyal feline companion Sherwood. A Celebration of Mary's life will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2:00 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, by Rev. George T. Insley, Jr. In keeping with her wishes Mary's remains will be used to further medical study. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23601, Attn: Vicki Rowland. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 25, 2014
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