Mary Duvall

Biography

On Sunday November 4, 2018 Mary Duvall completed her journey here on earth surrounded by her friends and family. Mary’s journey started on March 14, 1950 when she was born to John Adair and Katie Vann Adair in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.In her 68 years on Earth, she blessed the lives of those who knew her with love, kindness and laughter. While Mary’s family and friends are heartbroken, she has left them with stories, memories and life lessons that will live on for generations. Mary’s relationship with Jesus Christ was a central part of her life. She lived out her faith by being a mentor, mother figure and by providing Thanksgiving meals for people who had no family to spend the holidays with. She attended New Beginnings Church in Sallisaw. For 46 years Mary worked as a hair dresser where she enjoyed bringing out the beauty of other people and making lifelong friends along the way. Stories of the pranks and practical jokes Mary played on her coworkers and clients at the salon continue to bring smiles and laughter. She also helped shape the lives of others by serving as Sequoyah District Representative for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Mourning Mary’s passing her mother, Katie Adair, her husband of 50 years Bob Duvall of Sallisaw to whom she was married on July 13, 1968 with renewal of their vows taking place in July of 2018, daughter and son in law Heather Duvall Anderson and Jayme Anderson of Sallisaw, son and daughter in law Joey and Dalene Duvall of Sallisaw, grandchildren Sayde Anderson, Seth Anderson, Jamey Duvall and Jessika Duvall, brothers and sisters in law Johnny and Alivada Adair and Donald and Joanne Adair, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends . Mary was preceded in death by her father, John Adair, her sister Lou and infant brother Jimmy. Family and friends will be received for visitation on Wednesday, November 7th from 6-8 p.m. at Forever Memories Funeral Services 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1101 N Wheeler, Sallisaw. Committal service will follow in the Fort Smith National Cemetery, Ft Smith, AR at 12:00 noon. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw, OK. 918-775-2222.

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18 Responses

  1. What a beautiful reflection of Mary’s life and of her love. She truly loved her Lord and Savior and this was reflected in all she did. Mary was a beautiful soul on this earth and now is a beautiful soul in heaven. Words cannot express my and Eric’s sympathy for the loss of your precious Mary. Please know you are remembered and loved, and prayers are going up for all of Mary’s family. May the peace and love of Jesus be felt now and in the days ahead. Love to you all. Janet

  2. I will have memories growing up at greasy spending time at granny and grandpa’s . love you Mary.

  3. Mary took beautiful care of both of us! She was funny, compassionate, and strong in her faith. So many loving prayers for comfort for all of you. Sending a favorite blessing. Numbers 6: 24-26

  4. What a beautiful reflection of Mary’s life and of her love. She truly loved her Lord and Savior and this was reflected in all she did. Mary was a beautiful soul on this earth and now is a beautiful soul in heaven. Words cannot express my and Eric’s sympathy for the loss of your precious Mary. Please know you are remembered and loved, and prayers are going up for all of Mary’s family. May the peace and love of Jesus be felt now and in the days ahead. Love to you all. Janet

  5. Mary was one of a kind , she always made me n my family feel so welcomed at church , loved listening to her sing , she had a beautiful voice , great personality, she will most certainly be missed by all who knew her , my thoughts n prayers to the family , may God send comfort n strength…

  6. My prayers and thoughts go out to Heather, Joey and Bob. She was a lady the Lord would be proud of and can only imagine all the great and magnificent things she’s experiencing right now. She was like a second mom to me and I will miss her beautiful soul, love you all. Landon

  7. Mary will never be forgotten Beautiful soul Beautiful person she will always be in our hearts,Rest In Peace my friend, prayers to The family and friends

  8. No words can express the sorrows and joy of Mary’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences, prayers and love go out to her family and loved ones. She brightened up a lot of dark places with her contagious smile and love for our Lord and now she’s singing with the angel choir. God bless all of you!!

  9. Mary was such an inspiration to all who knew her, she had a sweet spirit, and beautiful soul, you never saw her without a smile on her face. Joey and Dalene, Bob,Heather, Jamey and Jessika, my heart and prayers are with you. When I think of Mary this verse come to mind, Her children arise up, and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her. Proverbs 31:28

  10. So very sad to hear but we know she has gained her heavenly reward. Such a beautiful lady always very sweet and a smile that would brighten your visit anytime. Our prayers to the family.

  11. Mary always uplifted you with that smile. She loved the Lord with all her heart. God has an angel with him whom we have lost but her advise, wisdom, and laughter will always be with us.

  12. Sending our deepest condolences to Bob, Heather and Joey. Mary was a one of a kind beautiful lady and we all loved listening to her sing and seeing that smile on her face when she spoke about the Lord. She will be missed by many people.

  13. Joey and family: my thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother. My prayer is that you will look to the Lord for strength and guidance in the days that lie ahead.

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