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Mary Stuart Hornsby Andrews

Mary Stuart Hornsby Andrews, 95, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Mary Stuart was born in Newport News, grew up in Seaford, and was a long-term Yorktown resident. After graduating from Morrison High School at 16, she completed a two-year teaching course at Madison College (now James Madison University), but decided teaching was not for her after her professors warned her that she was too gentle (and not strict enough) with the children. She worked at the Ration Board during World War II and at the Post Office after the war ended. She met her future husband over bridge at the Yorktown USO, and left the Post Office shortly before her daughter was born. She was an enthusiastic reader, an amateur Virginia historian, an expert seamstress and knitter, and devoted to her family and her many friends. In 2008 she relocated to Reston, Virginia, to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jay Donald (Andy) Andrews, a marine biologist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and by her parents, William Henry Hornsby, Jr. and Marjorie Frances Langslow Hornsby. She is survived by her daughter Donna Andrews, her son Stuart Andrews, and her grandsons Aidan and Liam.

The family will receive friends on Sunday March 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday 1:00 PM in Peninsula Memorial Park. “In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the York County Public Library, 100 Long Green Blvd, Yorktown, VA 23693, or to the public library of your choice.”

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