September 15, 1945 ~ March 23, 2011

Born in: Philadelphia, PA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mary Ann Wilcocks Asheville ~ Mary Ann Wilcocks, 65, of Asheville, died unexpectedly on March 23, 2011. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Fern Pittillo Wilcocks. Mary Ann was also preceded in death by one brother, Patrick Wilcocks. She was an avid bird watcher and loved animals. Mary Ann is survived by one brother, Francis Thomas Wilcocks and his wife, Cathy, of Houston, TX; one sister, Sara Kort and her husband, George, of Asheville as well as several nieces and nephews. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friends Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Mary Ann was a special part of Lee Edwards Class of ’64. She will be missed. We are so very sorry.

    Class of ’64 classmates

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  2. Sally,Frank and Simon, I was totally shocked when I got the call Thursday evening telling me Mary Ann had passed. We had been friends since I was transfered to the knitting dept. at what was then Winston Mills later on Asheville dying and finishing. We had alot of good times together.Mary Ann was a very sweet and dear friend. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Jean McHone

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  3. Mary Ann was my friend and I thought of her as a sister for over 40 years. We had some good times together and we both shared the love of birds and animals.We shared our inner most thoughts and fears. I still can’t believe that she is gone, I loved her dearly and will never forget her. She had a heart as big as all outdoors but never hesitated to tell you what she thought. Rest in peace my dear friend. Love, Mary Lynn

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  4. MaryAnn was my dear friend here in Ny when she worked at Welch Allyn we worked side by side.she just adored her cats Sammy&ErnestT. She was the sweetest lady I know,oh how I loved her dearly.I’m so very sad to hear of her passing that i still can’t believe it, I don’t understand what happened ? I wish I was there for her!!R.I.P my dear friend MaryAnn I love you so!!Till we Meet Again my friend!!

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  5. Sara and family,
    I was so sorry to read of your sister’s passing. Please know that you are in my prayers.

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  6. Sara
    I am so very sorry to hear about Mary Ann passing away. Please know you and your family are in my thouhts and prayers.
    Dana

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  7. Frank and Sara,
    Sorry to learn of Mary Ann’s passing.It’s always hard to give up a family member. I do have fond memory of you all when you lived at Leicester. You are in my thoughts.
    Fondly,
    Marie Whitener

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  8. Sara…

    I was saddened to learn of Mary Ann’s passing today. She was a very unique person who touched those who knew her in an uplifting manner and I hold a sense of intense privilege and gratitude for having been allowed to share a part of her life. I know how much you will miss her, but I also know you will remember the many blessings of the years you shared together and that her life gave you many memories too beautiful to forget. Take comfort in knowing a special angel is now watching over you, and may the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. My prayers, sympathy, and warm thoughts are with you.

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