|Birth: ||unknown, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 2012|
My god and my all." These words were at the core of the daily life of Mauryne "Mimi" Prewitt Dugger, 85, who firmly believed "But Thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy…" On Sunday, March 4, 2012, she answered his knock, heard the voice of the great Amen, opened her door to Him, and passed over into eternity peacefully lying in her own room surrounded by loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Byron Deane Dugger, and her grandson, Mathew Andersen Dugger. Her last days with us were grace-filled as she continued to teach us with her constant concern for others, her gentle words of gratitude and her warm love. There was a sweet, slow but constant flow of gentle friends and family from all over the country who came to sit by her side, praying, reading something laughing, or quietly weeping.
Mimi is survived by her siblings, Louise Bell, Ann Newbold, Helen Davenport, Deb Schlinder, and Matthew Prewitt; children, Suzanne Church (the Rev. Peter Church), Emmett Lee Dugger Jr. (Tina Dugger), Becky Ganzhorn, and Dorian Maury Dugger (Swede McBroom); 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with another on the way; and numerous in-laws, nephews, great-grandnephews, nieces, grandnieces, and great-grandnieces; and friends whom she dearly loved.
Her life was a journey of loss and redemption, separation and reconciliation from which she forged a love of God which deepened over the years. In her later years, she started daily contemplative spiritual practices which nurtured her faith, her love of God and her spiritual community. Mimi was always an active member of the Presbyterian Church wherever she lived, and she lived many places. She was President of the Women of the Church of First Presbyterian in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. The 16 years she lived in in Jacksonville, Fla., she was a member of Riverside Presbyterian. Her last days were in Willis, where she attended Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church.
Mimi was a highly accomplished lady, a teacher, a life-long student, articulate, well educated, and widely read; she grew lovely roses and other flowers; she was wonderful cook and seamstress, as well as a designer and creator of superb handwork. When she lived in Winston-Salem, N.C., she owned a retail shop named Needle Arts Etc., in which she taught handwork and sold supplies for needlepoint and cross-stitch. She was a TV host of a local show in Roanoke called "Mondays with Mauryne." She had eclectic tastes in art, music, and theater. She traveled widely, including pre-Castro Cuba, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii.
Her passion was connecting with others in all walks of life; a devout believer in the equality of all people regardless of their education, religion, nationality or position in society. She taught her children to treat all as welcomed guests, including folks working in the yard, or behind the counter at a local K&W. Mimi, being a wonderful listener, loved a "good conversationalist."
Mimi will be sorely missed, but her vibrant memory will continue to be a source of consolation and guidance for us all. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be set to New River Valley Carilion Clinic Hospice, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, VA 24141-2429. Visitation with be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, with Memorial Service at 4 p.m. A celebration of Mauryne's life will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012, near Buffalo Mountain in Willis. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.
Published in Roanoke Times on March 6, 2012
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Mar 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86310216
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