Mary Anne George, 73, of Burgaw passed peacefully from her earthly life Sunday, November 17, 2019 at The Laurels of Pender.
She was born October 5, 1946 in Philippi, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Charles Harry Gertsch and Mary Jane Hodapp Gertsch.
Mary Anne is survived by her husband, William “Bill” E. George III; sons, Charlie George, William George (Jenn), and Sam George; granddaughter Blair George; sister, Nancy Lynn Debenneditis; one niece and several cousins.
Mary Anne had a long history of working in law enforcement: worked in Pender County Sheriff Department, officer in Town of Burgaw Police Department, officer in Topsail Beach Police Department, and retired as records clerk in the Wilmington Police Department. Also, she volunteered with Pender County Rescue Squad back when it was manned by volunteers. Mary Anne was a long time member of A.R.M.E. Eastern Star Chapter 372.
Mary Anne loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Dachshund canines were in Mary Anne’s heart and she had several over the years and was active in Dachshund rescue. Mary Anne was sharing, caring, and very considerate of others. Her presence in our family circle and in our community will be missed.
The family will receive friend 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw with funeral service beginning at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. William Smith and The Rev. Nick Smith will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Burgaw Cemetery.
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