On June 26, 2021, the Lord called Mary Alfonzer Coombs “Fonzie”, 91, Indian Head, MD, home to be with Him and have eternal peace.
Mary Wright was born on August 28, 1930 in the little town of Risen, MD.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lodge and Lizzie Wright, five siblings and her sons William “Bicycle Bill” Tippett and Kenneth Tippett, and her late husbands William “Gus” Tippett and Aubrey Coombs.
She is survived by her sister Gladys Lyon (Joe) and brother Lodge Wright, she shared a loving relationship with both of them.
Her large family was always top priority. She is survived by her partner Mike Dohanick, her children Betty Palmer (Jim), Linda Borland, Raymond Tippett (Brenda), Brenda Spiess (Jim), Gary Tippett, Debbie Cutlip (Rick) and Mary Atchinson.
Mary was a proud grandmother “mamaw” of 30 grandchildren and too many great-grandchildren to count, plus numerous great great-grandchildren.
What really put a light in her was her 10-year old Shih Tzu “Miss Prissy”, she loved her like she was her child.
After raising her children, she shared her love with other children she took care of. Mary was an avid gardener of vegetables and flowers, especially roses. She had an amazing green thumb. Working outside was always a pleasure not a chore and her yard displayed that.
She was very proud and blessed to be a cancer survivor of 30 years.
The Bible was her choice of reading material and she read it at bedtime every night. Gospel music was a passion of hers and so was Elvis.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 5 PM until 8 PM with prayers at 7 PM. Funeral services on Friday July 2, 2021 at 11 AM, interment Nanjemoy, Baptist Church Cemetery.
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