Name: Mary Townsend

Date: November 10, 1930 - July 31, 2018


City of birth: Suffolk, VA

Mother: Cora Green Cheek

Father: Alphonso Cheek

Daughters: Lisa Townsend Level, Lydia Townsend-Shirley

Sons: John L. Townsend Jr.

Sisters: Eula Mae (Jackie) Cheek, Virginia Cheek (Deceased)

Brothers: Willian Cheek (Deceased), Edward Cheek (Deceased)

Education: Medical College Of Virginia

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Special notations: Maternal Grandparents: William Clinton Green and Mary Wilson Green; Paternal Grandparents: Edward Cheek and Mary Eliza Arrington Cheek, Friends may call Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10am-7pm.

Visitations: 10am-7pm Friday, August 10, 2018 Book Signing

Services: Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel, 2801 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Services date and time: 11am Saturday, August 11, 2018


(2018-08-01 6:28am) Lauren Gavin wrote:
Today has been one of the hardest days I've had in awhile. I miss you already Grandma. Thank you for your unconditional love, endless support, and countless encouragement over the years. I will miss our talks and hugs especially the cuddles we used to have while watching Law & Order. I'm completely lost for words at this point but I can still smile from all the amazing memories we shared. I love you with all my heart and more. To my family, I wish us all strength, peace, and knowing that the love of God shall carry us through this.

(2018-08-01 5:53pm) Sandra Inselman wrote:
May God comfort you today.I worked with Mary at St Anthony's yrs ago. What a good nurse she was!

(2018-08-01 6:12pm) Patricia Hamlin wrote:
My deepest sympathy. Mary played a very important role in my life that I will never forget. I enjoyed sharing time with Mary, Lisa and John, and watching them all grow up. Forever alive in our hearts forever.

(2018-08-01 6:13pm) Patricia Hamlin wrote:
Revised: My deepest sympathy.My deepest sympathy. Mary played a very important role in my life that I will never forget. I enjoyed sharing time with Mary, Lisa, Lydia, and John, and watching them all grow up. Forever alive in our hearts forever.

(2018-08-02 12:20pm) Jackie Oakes wrote:
Ms. Townsend was an amazing woman. I will miss all her kind and wonderful words that she would always say to me. My prayers are with the entire family.

(2018-08-03 9:31am) Hallee wrote:
I am so sorry for the family’s loss. There are few words that describe the pain of losing a loved one. May you find comfort however, from the future promise recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:26 which says “the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” This is a promise from God and we can be sure he will fulfill his promises.

(2018-08-04 10:19pm) Lisa John wrote:
Mary was kind and funny. I’ll always remember her fondly. She did a great job raising three awesome children. So thankful she is living in peace and joy now.

(2018-08-04 10:45pm) Edwina Littlepage wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief.

(2018-08-05 1:49am) Carolyn (Gavin) Oliver And Sonja (Gavin) Kincade wrote:
We are extremely saddened by the grieved news of the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. May all the warm and special memories you shared with her stay with you and bring you comfort through the days ahead.

(2018-08-05 8:10pm) Sarah Childs wrote:
Mrs. Townsend will be truly missed. She was a sweet, warm and beautiful lady! John, Lisa and Lydia, I will keep you in my prayers. John 5:28, 29 brings out that there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful time when we get to see our loved ones again! Take care!

(2018-08-06 9:34am) VERAN C AND ANITA L RANDLE wrote:

(2018-08-06 12:39pm) S. L. Weaver wrote:
The promises God made are all true. My sincerest condolences to the family for your loss. May you find some comfort in the resurrection hope at John 5:28,29 where all in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out. God also promises to do away with sickness at Isa. 33:24 and get rid of death at Rev. 21:4. Please know you are in my prayers.

(2018-08-06 5:24pm) Noreen Martin wrote:
Townsend Family, Hoping you find some comfort in the love and support of your friends and acquaintances. Please know that you are in our prayers. With deepest sympathy. Noreen Martin

(2018-08-06 10:55pm) Leticia Scaramella wrote:
My most sincere condolences to the family, i like to shared a wonderful promise from Jehovah God trough his son Jesus. John 5:28,29 you must find some comfort from reading God word...

(2018-08-07 8:26pm) Travis Rogers wrote:
My heartfelt condolences to John and the Townsend family. May God strengthen you during this difficult time.

(2018-08-07 8:46pm) Jamil Jude wrote:
Sending love and a deep sense of empathy and compassion to the entire family. John, just know that we are here if you need someone to talk to. Love you!

(2018-08-08 9:36am) Carole Hall Hardeman, PhD wrote:
In deepest sympathy to the family: Lisa, Lydia, and John, Jr. Your mom was a lovely lady.

(2018-08-08 11:56am) Tori wrote:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We love you, Kevin, Tori, Miles and Sebastian Perry.

(2018-08-09 4:38am) Linda Johnson Huggins wrote:
Dear Lisa, I'm so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Trust and know that God cares and will see you through! With love, Sis Linda Johnson Huggins Your church member

(2018-08-10 9:49am) Sharon And Chris Turner wrote:
We are very sorry for your loss. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your hearts. She will be truly missed by herTrinity Presbyterian Church family!

(2018-08-10 1:24pm) McEwen,Phyllis&Tiffany Townsend wrote:
John words not are not adequate to express our sympathy for your loss. Both Phyllis and I experienced losing our mothers. Our mothers were born at a time that really challenged what it meant to be black women, raise a family and give the support needed for them to succeed in life. I am still learning to appreciate all that I received. These women were giants in all that they managed to accomplish and pass on to us. I can tell by the comments on the funeral home site, Mary Townsend was such a person. Love Mac & Phyllis Townsend Tiffany Townsend