Mary Elizabeth Sidebottom

June 18, 1912 - November 29, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Sidebottom

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Mary Elizabeth Sidebottom, born June 18, 1912 passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the age of 100 plus years. Born to Albert O. and Mary H, Lurix, she was the eldest of eight children. She married Lawrence Sidebottom, Sr. and settled in Bridgeport, Ct. where they had one adorning son, Lawrence Sidebottom, Jr. Here is where she discovered her fondness for travel, whether a drive to the Florida Key, trips to Europe or Hawaii or later in life the cruises she took with friends and family. After the passing of her husband, she moved to Williamsburg to be closer to her son Larry and grandchildren. She became a member of St. Martinís Episcopal Church in 1975 where she made many friendships that were cherished.

She was an avid gardener and delighted in floral and plant arrangements for her home and the Alter Guild at St. Martinís. She was a talented artist who enthusiastically supported anything done by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After the death of her son, she lived with her grandson, Lawrence Sidebottom, III and finished her journey at Morningside of Williamsburg.

The family wishes to send a heartfelt thanks to Lynn and her staff and to all the Hospice nursing staff who helped in making her transition comfortable and peaceful.

Mary Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Paul and sister, Henrietta; daughter-in-law, Linda Sidebottom; grandchildren, Lawrence Sidebottom, III ìChipî (Stephanie); Laura M. Rieg (Thomas) and Lisa M. Sidebottom Marshburn. She also left five great-grandchildren to adore her memory, Jessica and Jackson Sidebottom, Alexander and Melissa Rieg and Taylor Maroney. Prayer services to be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at St. Martinís Episcopal Church with a private interment on Saturday, December 8, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Martinís or Hospice of Williamsburg.

To all the friends and family whose lives she touched over the years she would not want us to grieve, rather she would greet us with a surprisingly large hug from someone of her petit stature and say ìlife is what you make it, ìTHANK YOU for making mine so joyfulî and end with a cheerful ìGod Blessî. On that end, we, her family, say we love you Gram.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

St. Martins Episcopal Church - Directions
1333 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Saturday, December 8, 2012

xyz cemetery - Directions
1512 Bear Street
Madison, IN 47250

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  • June 07, 2013
    RICHARD J. LURIX says:
    I am the nephew of Aunt Mary Elizabeth, (3rd son of her brother Albert). Though I haven't seen Aunt Mary in over 20+ years, her death still saddened me and my brothers & sister. May she rest in peace.

  • December 07, 2012
    Diane Whitehead Bishop says:
    Mary Elizabeth and I shared many happy days together. There was so much love in that tiny little person. I, very much enjoyed our trips to and from church and the long talks. She will always have a bright spot in my memory. Love and God's peace to the family.

  • December 06, 2012
    Don & Brenda Leftwich says:
    She will always be remembered in your hearts.

  • December 08, 2012
    Joyce Grunewald says:
    When I lived in Williamsburg and attended St. Martin's I remember when Elizabeth was the greeter before service. As tiny as she was she could pack a giant hug for one as one entered the church. She wore her love of life, people and God in the smile she shared with everyone who would look her way. What a blessing she was to have known.

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