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Mary Virginia Mauck

d. December 10, 2023


Mary Virginia Mauck, 89, of Toano, Virginia passed away, unexpectedly, on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital.  Mary was born on October 4, 1934, to Walter and Nina Sparks in Madison Co., VA.  She was 1 of 9 children; they lived the typical farm life, and she loved every minute of it, this is where she gained her nickname, Carter, from the family.  

On Sept 27, 1952, she married the love of her life, Sam Mauck.  Together they had 3 children, Barbara, Arthur, and Marsha.  Mary worked for many years as a personal care aide in Mathews, Co. where the family finally settled.  She gained her most well-known nickname of Mum-Mum after becoming a grandmother of 5.  Mary lived life to the fullest, enjoyed her coffee, spending time with her family and traveling, she loved being on the go.  Though she will be missed here with family, they take comfort in knowing that she is with her husband and son once again.   

Mary is survived by her daughters Barbara Callis and Marsha Farris (Mike); Her sister Edna “Pat” Gibson; Her Grandchildren Brian Callis, Jason Callis (Kelly), Marie Callis (Jae), Chris Farris, Gina Ambrose (Josh); Great-Grandchildren Rylee Callis, Lannah Callis, Hunter Farris, Jaclyn Callis, Londyn Callis & Brody Callis; Sister-in-law Darlene Sparks; Lifelong friend Betty Erickson and several extended family and friends. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Nina Sparks; husband Samuel Mauck; Son Arthur Mauck; Son-in-law Keith Callis; Grandson Shawn Farris; Siblings Hazel Fowler, Lucille Sprouse, Gene Sparks, Clarence Sparks, Helen Cason, Lee Sparks & Bud Sparks.   

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 2:00pm at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia with burial to follow in Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton, Virginia.   


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Funeral Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home

160 Main Street, Mathews, VA 23109

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Friday, December 15, 2023

Windsor Garden Cemetery & Mausoleum

80 Soles Lane, Dutton, VA 23050

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