Mary Chisom

Mary Lou Chisom (Grant)

Tuesday, April 6th, 1948 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Mary Lou Grant Chisom, 72, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 11, 2020, at her home.
She was born on April 6, 1948, in Roanoke, Va., daughter of the late Billy and Mary Walker Grant.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Tommy Chisom; sons, Todd and Brian (Janet) Chisom; sisters, Lois Ann (Jimmy) Bryant, Jane McGuire, and Wanda (Eugene) Cash.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 1 p.m., at John M. Oakey & Son funeral home in Salem, with Pastor Steve Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018.

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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 1:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Steve Parker
  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Beth Connatser

Posted at 01:07pm
MaryLou was very special to me---I always was so pleased to come home from work and see the car with Virginia plates across the street--I knew I would have some good, light hearted conversations and catch up on all the news--upbeat, pleasant--one of a kind--may her memory be a blessing and may she rest in peace--reunited with her Momma and Daddy and all who have gone on---

Celi Stoutamire

Posted at 04:30pm
Heartfelt love and sympathy to Brian, Janet, and all the Chisom family members from Celi Stoutamire and family.

Angela A Sellers

Posted at 12:29pm
I enjoyed working with Mary Lou at the Salem Employees Credit Union. She was dedicated to her job and I always knew she had my best interest at heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I will always remember her professional dress and attitude. Angela A Sellers, City of Salem

Sydney Higgins

Posted at 02:17pm
Lois and family

So sorry to hear of your lose, praying for you and your family.

Becky Foley

Dave Cornett

Posted at 09:47am
So sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. I looked forward to seeing her on each visit to the Credit Union. She was always cheerful and friendly. It is an honor to have known such a fine lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad occasion.

Dave Cornett

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