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Mary Privott

October 10, 2010

God’s finger touched her and she slipped away

From earth’s dark shadows to a brighter day;

God saw the road was getting rough,

The hills were hard to climb;

He gently closed her weary eyes,

And whispered, “Peace be thine.”

To a beautiful garden this friend has gone,

To a land of perfect rest;

Though she is gone she still lives on

In the garden of memory.

Mary Privott, affectionately known as “Cecil Mae,” was born on Nov. 3, 1916 to the late Joseph White Sr. and Morning Beamon in Suffolk, Va. She entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. She was married to the late Percy Privott.

Mary Privott

She was a devoted and active member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she served diligently in the choir.

She retired from Parkers Factory.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Doris “Sister Beamon” Mitchell, Margaret Worrell, Viola Cross, Rosa Ferguson and Joseph White.

She leaves behind many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Ms. Privott will be on view Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 8 p.m., and the family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive guests at 1017 Custis Road at all other times. A service of remembrance will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at Metropolitan Baptist Church. The procession will leave from the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Ms. Privott will be laid to rest in the T.E. Cooke-Overton Garden of Carver Memorial Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc.