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Mary Elizabeth Gardner

August 28, 1942 — May 6, 2022


Mary Elizabeth Gardner

Mary Elizabeth Gardner, 79 of Wilson passed away Friday.  Funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday May 18, 2022 at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Fall Church, Virginia.  Interment will follow in National Memorial Park.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. at National Funeral Home, Fall Church, Virginia.


Mary was a coal miner’s daughter, born and raised in West Virginia.  She married young to Frank Gleason Harvey who was in the Air Force and became a widow at the age of twenty-eight with three young children.  She married Ron Gardner and had her youngest daughter, Kelli.  After the death of Ron in 2004 she moved to Wilson and married Roger Harrell and was married for sixteen years, members of Peace Church and active members of a line dancing club.  Mary put herself through Cosmetology school and she worked at Fairfax Medical Pharmacy in the 70’s and 80’s. She had a voice of an angel, and she sang gospel songs with her sisters, Carol and Greta, not only in church but also on a Christian Radio Station in Masassas, Virgina.    Mary was a loving wife, devoted mother and adoring grandmother who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.


Mary is survived by her husband, Roger Harrell; daughters, Kelli Timberlake, and Alisa Burrell and husband, Peter; son, David Alan Harvey and wife, Yvonne; daughter-in-law, Debbie Harvey; grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Kyle, and Matthew Harvey, Rachel Harvey Richards, and Blake, Chad, Miranda Galayda, Tyler, Todd, and Tara Timberlake; great-grandchildren, Austin, Emma, Maverick, Ensley, Alexandria, Evelyn, and Clara; sisters, Carol Stephson, and Greta Fellenz and husband, Larry, and her brother, Elijah Burke and wife, Patsy.


She was preceded in death by her son, Frank Gleason Harvey; sister, Donna Sue Burke and her brother, Robert Burke.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at



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