Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Mary M. Colbert

12/31/1931 - 12/27/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, January 5, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 10am, Saturday, January 6, 2018
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel
7246 Granby St. Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
7246 Granby St. Chesapeake VA

Our dearly beloved Mother Mary departed this life on Tuesday, December 27, 2017. Mother Mary was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and moved to Camden, New Jersey in the late 1960s. She worked for many years as a domestic worker in Norfolk and in Camden. We will miss her kind spirit and open heart. She shared her limited resources with many others and asked nothing in return. She was true to her beliefs and conducted her life in accordance with the spiritual upbringing imbued in her by her parents, Elder Dudley Colbert and Sister Jeanette Gray Colbert. She truly loved the Lord. Mother Mary was saved and sanctified for over 60 years. At the age of 85, she preached her first sermon in the pulpit at New Life Church of God in Camden. Mother Mary was a tireless worker in all the churches of which she was a member or visitor. She willingly cooked meals for all types of special church occasions. She was a philanthropist without the title and never sought adulation for her willingness to assist others. She established wonderful relationships and rapport with her cousins —the Shambry family, a host of friends and her neighbors Jacob, Ollie Mae and her family. Mother Mary is survived by her sister Claudette Cooney (Robert, Brother-inlaw, Buffalo, NY) and her brother Dudley Colbert (Norfolk, VA); nieces: Barbara J. Sills, Sandra Brown, Janene Cooney Kumar and Antionette M. Colbert; nephews: William Jefferson, Reginald Cooney and Bernard Colbert; great nieces: Jenelle Simpson, Victoria Sills, Nicole Lewis, Ladonna Valquez, Danielle Jefferson, Kia Jefferson, Neeka Carolina, Bernice Clark, Craigina Evans, Jozzmyn Colbert, Jazzmyn Colbert, Courtney Colbert and Tiaiysha Jenkins; great nephews: Christopher Sills, James L. Simpson, Anthony S. Owens, Michael Williams, Calvin Evans, and Jimmy Evans, godchildren: Delbert Johnson and Tan Uzzle; and a host of other relatives and friends. Order