November 25, 1952 - October 26, 2020
Mary Ellen Rose Weikert was welcomed into our Heavenly Father’s arms on October 26, 2020, with the words: “You have served me well.” Mary Ellen was a Registered Nurse who brought compassion to everyone and filled her spare time with volunteer work. She served the Lord by caring for others and brought his message of forgiveness, kindness, courage, faith, hope, and charity to all. She not only talked about these virtues, but lived her life by them. She found goodness in people and touched their hearts with joy. The Lord sent his message of love to us through her work. Mary Ellen was a loving, giving and caring person. She was a Cub Scout Leader; a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity; a volunteer at Wake Forest University where she read newspaper articles for people who are blind; a Compassionate Companion who comforted dying patients at Moses Cone Hospital; taught Sunday School at St. Paul Catholic Church; volunteered as a Worship Assistant, Bible Reader, Choir Member, Women’s Bible Study, Home Communion Ministry at Community Lutheran Church; and a Hospice volunteer. One of her passions was sewing. She created beautiful quilts and gave them as presents. She contributed her work to the homeless so they would have a soft place to sleep. On the day of her passing, Mary Ellen was 67 years old. She obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Swedish Medical Center; Humana Aurora Hospital; Houston Medical Center; Monadnock Community Hospital; Flower Hospital; and Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. As a child, she spent her summers camping with her eleven siblings at Forest Lake in Winchester, NH. She loved to swim and go boating. Her favorite season was autumn and she enjoyed seeing the leaves turn colors and children trick-or-treating during Halloween, her favorite holiday. She also found great comfort spending time with her beloved cats, Boo, Lily and Mejo and her German Shepherd, Gabriel. Mary Ellen is predeceased in death by her parents, William Arthur McGrath II and Virginia Delores Cote McGrath of Springfield, Massachusetts and her brother Richard Sterling McGrath of Williamsburg, Ohio. Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Thomas G. Weikert, their son Matthew and his wife Megan of Madison, North Carolina; and her daughters, River Moss and her husband Adam of Langley, Washington; and Trista Jean Taylor and her husband Gregory and their daughters Evelyn and Charlotte of Seattle, Washington. She also leaves her siblings Sharon Anderson of Chicopee, MA; William A. McGrath, III of Winchester, N.H.; Robert L. McGrath of Chicopee, MA; Carol A. Silva of Wilbraham, MA; Daniel D. McGrath of North Attleboro, MA, Linda S. McKenna of Matthews, NC; June M. Sullivan of Medford, MA; Jonathan E. McGrath of Sanibel Island, FL; David J. P. McGrath of Springfield, MA; and Glen E. McGrath of Springfield, MA and several nieces and nephews. Although our hearts are heavy with deep sorrow, we find comfort in knowing that she is now in God’s care, surrounded by light and free of the pain from cancer. Although we may no longer physically see Mary Ellen, she has left an indelible mark on all of us who are fortunate enough to have known her and she will always be in our hearts. Please join us for a memorial service honoring Mary Ellen’s life at Christ Lutheran Church, 3600 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 with visitation at 1:00pm followed by memorial services at 2:00pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Ray Funeral Home of Madison, NC.
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