Farris, Mary Sue Conner

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Mary Sue Farris, 83, of Salem, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at The Health Center at Richfield. She was born on August 27, 1937, in Shawsville, Va., daughter of the late Arvel Elwyn and Ruth Smith Conner.

As the pianist for 30 plus years at Seneca Baptist Church, in Elliston, Va., it is to no surprise of her love for music. Mary was an extremely bright person with a great sense of humor. She was very sociable and outgoing, but she will be remembered most as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all that knew her.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, James Raymond Farris.

Family remaining to cherish her memory includes her sons, James Anthony Farris and fiancée, Sheila, of Salem, Va., and Joseph Conner of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Mildred Hall (Wes) of Salem, Va.; grandchildren, Tracy Hartman, Angela Tincher, and Melissa Epperson; great-grandchildren, Heather Thomas, Jason Tincher Jr., Anthony Varner, Danielle Tincher, Cloe McCray, Dayton McCray, and Brayden Epperson; great great-grandchildren, Avery Thomas, Will Thomas, and Jaxon Tincher; and stepdaughter, Ruth (Renie) Mollette.

The family would like to offer their sincere appreciation to Nakita and Maria who took exceptionally good care of Mary during her illness, as well as the staff of Richfield for their loving care over the years.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be announced at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the Farris family by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.

John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home

305 Roanoke Blvd., Salem, VA 24153