Mary Virginia “Ginny Mac” Widdowson

Princess Anne – Mary Virginia “Ginny Mac” Widdowson, 92, and formerly of here, passed away Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, MD.

Born in Mt. Vernon, MD on November 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Ethel (Pruitt) McIntyre. She was employed by Somerset County Board of Education where she worked at Washington High School as a secretary to the Principal. She loved to cook, travel, country line dance, and loved dogs. Above all else, she loved her family. She was a member of the Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 70 years, Phillip C. Widdowson, Sr., sisters Mildred Jarmans and Jane Littleton.

She is survived by her children, Philinda (John) Etcher of Yorktown, VA, Phillip Widdowson, Jr. of Revells Neck, Keith (Hattie) Widdowson of Mt. Vernon, MD and Kevin (Paige) Widdowson of Princess Anne, MD, grandchildren Christi (John) Harrison, Beth (Michael) Showalter, Ian (Katie) Etcher, and Hannah (Michael) Gallione, great- grandchildren Phillip Showalter, Tabitha Showalter, William Showalter, Etcher Harrison, Slater Harrison, Blaise Harrison, Logan Etcher, Otis Etcher, and one great – great grandchild on the way. She is also survived by 3 dear family friends, Nellie Jones, Mary Adams and Elmer Lane III.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. in Princess Anne, MD where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery in Princess Anne. Rev. Robert Daniels will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Holly Grove Christian School Scholarship Fund, 7317 Mennonite Church Rd, Westover, MD 21871 or to Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Dept. 11794 Somerset Ave Princess Anne, MD 21853.

5 comments to Mary Virginia “Ginny Mac” Widdowson

  • Danny Kirkendall

    To the Widdowson Family,

    Wishing your’re family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in all of your hearts.

    God Bless,

    Danny & Donna Kirkendall

  • Nolan Ford Jr

    So sorry for your loss. Phillip, Keith, Kevin and family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Etta Kaye Pruitt

    My sympathy to all of Virginia’s family. She was a first cousin to my father-in-law, Allen Pruitt. Her mother, our “Aunt Ethel” was very special to her brother, Allen, Helen and to all our family. What a good memories she and Phillip bestowed. In their times they touched many lives, including my own when they witnessed my marriage to my beloved “Jimmy” in Princess Anne in 1965.
    We honor her with our grief.
    Celebrate her life, I do.

  • Lloyd Ward

    February 18, 2021

    To Phillip and the Widdowson family, I was very sorry to hear about Mrs. Virginia’s passing. I will always remember the times that we laughed and talked at the Nursing Home. It
    was a pleasure providing music ministry and spiritual fellowship. Continue to treasure the very fond memories.

  • Gary Miller

    To all of Miss Virginia’s family, loved one and friends:
    I was so sorry to learn of Miss Virginia’s passing. She epitomized my definition of a fine lady. She will be sorely missed but not forgotten. She leaves behind many fond memories for her loved ones and friends to remember her by. She is not gone, rather merely in a different place. We all cling to the notion that we will someday meet again. We must all believe that, for without hope, we are left with nothing.

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
    Henry Scott-Holland

    May the God we love be merciful and bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. When her name comes to mind, may a smile also be brought to your lips. The greatest gift to her memory is to emulate her life as best you can. When a gentle breeze brushes your cheek, you will know that she is there and is happy with you and that the chain of love has not been broken.

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