Mary Ann Atkinson, age 76 of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:35 AM, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
Mary Ann was born on February 15, 1945 in Harrisburg to the late Harry B. and Rhuedell (Anderson) White. She married Jerry Atkinson, Sr. on September 1, 1967 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2006. Mary Ann worked as a dietician for Harrisburg Medical Center for 22 years. She was a member of Dorrisville Baptist Church. Mary Ann was all about family, she loved spending time with her grandchildren; including going to football games. She also loved camping and family vacations.
Mary Ann is survived by two children, son, Jerry Atkinson, Jr. and wife Angela of Harrisburg; daughter, Stephanie Mahoney and husband John M. of Eldorado; nephew raised in the home, Terry J. White and wife Emily of Eldorado; four grandchildren, Jacob Atkinson of Harrisburg; Kelsey Allen and husband Drew of Harrisburg; Michael Gannon Mahoney and fiancé Abby Woolcott of Eldorado; Brookelyn Nicole Mahoney and fiancé Shawn Binkley of Eldorado; five great grandchildren and one on the way, Jeron Boggess, Hayden Grace Atkinson, Presley Joy Atkinson, Lydia Faith Atkinson, Michael Westyn Mahoney and on the way, Houstyn Binkley; sister, Charlotte Sharp of Berryville, Arkansas; half sister, Gerri Dean Lemons of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a sister, Dianne White.
Graveside services for Mary Ann Atkinson will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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