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Mary Jane (Newkirk) Sherman

August 21, 1940 September 10, 2018
Mary Jane (Newkirk) Sherman
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Obituary for Mary Jane (Newkirk) Sherman

Mary Jane (Newkirk) Sherman, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away at the age of 78, on September 10, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

She was born on August 21, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia to the late Mary Newkirk Boyer and Robert Newkirk. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 56 years, Andrew; son, Robert Sherman; daughter, Kelly Sherman (Rosa); brother, David (Jane) Newkirk; sister, Brenda (Weldon) Hazlewood; many loving nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ken and Tina Stigile.

Mary Jane was an avid gardener, reader of books, lover of nature, worker of crossword puzzles, and a feminist. She possessed a sharp wit and a quick tongue and was never afraid to speak her mind. She loved spending evenings with her husband on the deck every day, enjoying her beautiful flower borders and watching the wildlife in the yard and the frequent visitors to the deck. She was funny, intelligent and a very strong woman who will be greatly missed.

Per her wishes, there will not be a service. Instead, her ashes will be placed back into the garden to nourish flowers. As Mary Jane believed in tithing, you may donate to a charity of your choice. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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