Mary Ann Wiley (née Buck) died peacefully April 28, 2023, in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was predeceased by her parents, Carson Smith Buck and Ann Mae Buck, her beloved brother, Frank Buck, and her husband, Richard B. Wiley.
Born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on August 23, 1932, Mary Ann was a longtime resident of the Virginia Peninsula. She grew up in the East End, graduated from Newport News High School in 1950, and raised her family of four sons in Green Oaks and Maxwell Gardens. Heaven on Earth for Mary Ann was the Outer Banks, the feel of warm sand between her toes and the sound and smell of the salty Atlantic. Hers was a house filled with basketballs and footballs, tennis shoes and gym clothes, pet snakes and skunks, red meat and potatoes – all with a 1960s music soundtrack. She was the classic boy mom.
Mary Ann married Dick Wiley in 1978, and after a few years in Newport News, they moved to Huntsville, Alabama, in 1985. Mindful of God’s grace toward her, she began to grow her relationship with Jesus Christ in earnest, counseled and encouraged by new friends and sisters in Christ, particularly her prayer group, The Morning Glories. When Mary Ann and Dick returned to Virginia in 1993, they settled in Williamsburg and found a church home at the Williamsburg Community Chapel. She served the church and its congregation in various ways, perhaps most fervently by creating a prayer ministry and helping other women cultivate the spiritual discipline of prayer. She was the consummate prayer warrior and remained so until the day she died.
Through the first half of her life, Mary Ann found the starting gate for the second half. She felt the call to something more and, emboldened by God’s love, set out to pursue her heavenly father in all that she did, every second of every day. In prayer, she asked God to help her “finish well,” and she did.
Mary Ann is survived by four sons from her marriage to Ira A. Hogge, Jr.: Charles C. Hogge, M.D.; David A. Hogge, Ph.D. (Ann); Stephen T. Hogge, J.D. (Udora), and Brian S. Hogge (Maritzabel). She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Charles Hogge, Jr. (Anne), C. Thomas Hogge II (Deborah), Wythe Hogge (Casey), Emily Hogge, Erin Hogge, Ashely Schneider (Brett), Carson Hogge, Ford Hogge, and Matthew Hogge. Survivors also include eight great-grandchildren: Carson Hogge, Charlotte Hogge, Ethan Hogge, Emma Hogge, Patrick Hogge, Thomas Hogge, Milliken Schneider, and Rowe Schneider.
Mary Ann’s funeral service will be held at the Williamsburg Community Chapel on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188. Interment will be private.
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