Our dear beloved mother, Mary Hazel Fisher, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017 after a long fought battle with Alzheimer’s at her daughter Melissa and son-in-law Chad’s home, which she resided with since 2013.
Mom never knew a stranger. She helped everyone that was in need. Her home was always open to everyone. She was kind, loving, nurturing, compassionate and generous to a fault. Everyone called her Mom or Mam Maw. She loved everyone, but most of her love went toward her family. Her nieces and nephews will remember her as loving them with all her heart. No one was ever turned away from her and no one ever left her home hungry or in need. She would gladly give her last penny to anyone who needed it.
Mary was born on 8-Mile Ridge, Reader (Wetzel Co.), WV on May 1, 1945, the 4th child of James K and Flossie F (Coen) Eastham. She was married to Charles Daniel “Danny” Fisher for 48 years before his passing away in 2013.
Mary is survived by her children and their spouses, Florine Kay (Roy E) Harper of Arnettsville, Charles Daniel “Chuck” Jr. (Glenda) Fisher of Buckhannon, and Melissa Joy (Chad) Gifford of Whetstone Rd., Mannington. Her grandchildren are Michael Gifford, Rachel Fisher, Emily Fisher, Joey Harper, Mary Danielle Fisher, and Jamie Harper, and several special “adoptive” grandkids that she called her own.
Mary was the 4th child of nine and is survived by her 8 siblings, Harry (Shirley) Eastham of 8-Mile Ridge, Eathel Nolan of Reader, Peggy Martin of Pine Grove, Jimmy Eastham of 8-Mile Ridge, Judy Morgan of Mannington, Thelma (Ray) Ice of Reader, Donna (Duane) Barker of Pine Grove, and Greg (Mindy) Eastham of 8-Mile Ridge; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Joan Fisher of Fairmont; and many nieces and nephews she loved dearly.
Mary was employed with the Marion County Board of Education for 26 years, with 24 of those years as a cook and cafeteria manager at North Marion High School before retiring in 2003.
Our dear Mother was preceded in death by our beloved father Danny in 2013; her parents; 3 brothers-in-law, Bert David Nolan, Terry Martin, and Douglas “Fred” Morgan; one nephew, Terry Glenn Martin; and one niece, Kristy Fisher Woods. Also, very dear and close friends, Jim and Norma Paugh of Grafton, and Vilery “Ellen” Talkington of Fairmont; and one close cousin, Linda Willard of Mannington.
Mary was a member of the 8-Mile Ridge Church of Christ, and later in life attended the Metz Church of God of Prophecy. She graduated in 1963 from Valley High School in Pine Grove, WV.
We would like to thank WV Caring and their staff, Becky Stiners, RN, Becca Hiner, LPN, Holly Wilson, HHA, Amanda Sigley, Social Worker, and Janet Flanagin, Chaplain, and Pastor Scott Owens of Wayside Southern Baptist Church.
Family and friends may attend a Viewing and Celebration of Mom’s life at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastors Dennis and Nieta Howard officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV where our father lies. Pallbearers will be Chuck Fisher, Michael Gifford, Joey Harper, Jamie Harper, Justin McNay, B.J. Duvall and Brody Efaw. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Didn't get to know her in her better years, but I did get to know her pretty well on your good days. I was privileged to have the opportunity to be a help to her and her family. I wish i could have done more. I'll never forget her and I'll always love her as though she were my own mamaw.
Mary never had a mean word for anyone. I know she loved her family with all her heart. May God ease all of your pain as toy say your goodbyes.
I'm so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
So sorry for your loss. I remember your mom from the times spent with our moms together when we we kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead. Love, Sheri
I am so sorry to read of your loss. With the current events, many people are in the need for comfort. The Bible tells us at Revelations 21:3,4 that soon “death will be no more” and that the mourning and outcry that we experience, when we loss someone close to us in death, will be done away with too. This scripture has helped me a many times and I hope you will draw comfort from that. In addition, I hope that the “God of all comfort”, comfort you doing this trial. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Please share the link below. With Deepest Sympathies.
It is with courage that loving care is given to Alzheimer's but Mary had devoted family and friends to enable her to have dignity. She rejoices in being with Danny and those that knew her rejoice in her peace. God Bless and merciful comfort be with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Florine, Chuck, and Melissa,
My love and prayers are with you in the loss of your dear mother. She and I had wonderful little chats in the cafeteria when we working at North Marion. Her kind gentle ways left a special place in my heart for her. I had not seen her for so long and did not realize that she was ill. She loved all of you deeply and I am sure your cherished memories will bring you comfort and peace. May God bless you! Rose Ilich