Mary Wyatt

Mary Ann Wyatt

1948 - 2022

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It is with a deep sense of sorrow that the family of Mary Ann Sides Wyatt announce the passing of this special child of God on October 15, 2022, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and memory loss. Mary Ann, affectionately known as “Mare Mare”, was the youngest of four children born to James Oliver and Emma Jean Sides in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She graduated from Cape Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri University. The summer after her sophomore year at SEMO, Mary traveled to Sembach Air Base in Germany to visit her oldest sister, Vicki Sue, who was married to an Air Force officer stationed there. She used Sembach as a “base” to travel throughout Europe. It was there she met a young U.S. Air Force Officer, Captain Ron Wyatt, from Alabama. They had a whirl-wind courtship culminating in their marriage on October 18, 1969. Their first daughter, Jennifer, was born in Germany. As a military family, the Wyatt’s traveled extensively and moved often- Sembach, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Alabama, Florida and finally settled in North Carolina. A second daughter, Jill, was born in Norman, Oklahoma. Upon retirement, the Wyatt family moved from Tampa to Greensboro, NC and remained there for 36 years. In 2022, Ron and Mary Ann relocated to Charlotte to be closer to their daughters and where Mary entered Cuthbertson Village Memory Care at Aldersgate. Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband, Milton Ronald Wyatt, daughters Jennifer Meier (Erich) and Jill Jones (Matt), sister Donna Price (Mike), sister-in-law Kay Sides, and her four grandchildren Wyatt Meier, Ellie Meier, Harris Jones, and Oliver Jones. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother (James Ray Sides) and sister (Vicki Sue Clarke). Mary Ann lived life to the fullest! Spending time with her grandkids and hosting “Camp Mare Mare” was her favorite past time. Trips with family and good friends spanning from Europe to the NC mountains, beach, and lake brought her much joy. She spent most mornings at the Spears YMCA Parkinson’s Cycling class and helped create the Parkinson’s Support Group appropriately named “The Movers and Shakers”. Mary Ann loved playing Bunco, participating in a book club, garden club and the Gramercy Park Women’s Club. Irving Park United Methodist Church was close to Mary Ann’s heart where she participated in Sunday School, knitting group and always providing casseroles and support to anyone in need. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Cuthbertson Village who provided care, comfort, and love to Mary Ann over the past 10 months. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Greensboro Spears YMCA Parkinson’s Cycling Class in Memory of Mary Ann Wyatt. A service to celebrate Mary Ann’s life will be held on November 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Irving Park United Methodist Church in Greensboro followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. Feel free to leave the family your condolences via the Tribute Wall provided.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Services