Wingo, Marianne Perry

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Mary Annette “Marianne” Perry Wingo, 86, of Blacksburg, VA, passed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Marianne was born in Easley, South Carolina to the late Jefferson Langston and Maude Belle Perry on January 24, 1936.

A devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, and aunt, Marianne was a woman of strong faith and unconditional love with many treasured friendships. Her love of nature resulted in countless animal friends surrounding her property in the Blacksburg house she made a home. She had over 60 years of marriage with the love of her life, John Casper Wingo until his death in 2016. An avid tennis player and hard worker, Marianne instilled a strong work ethic in her children, Alison Wingo Hesmer and John Jefferson “Jeff” Wingo. John and Marianne were proprietors of six Western Sizzlin’ restaurants.

She is survived by her daughter, Alison Hesmer of Wilson, NC; son, Jeff Wingo and daughter-in-law, Dawn Wingo, both of Purcellville, VA; grandchildren, Whitney Hesmer of Melbourne, Australia; Lauren Wingo of Herndon, VA; and John Cameron Wingo of Raleigh, NC; sisters-in-law Ruth Ann Anthony of Buffalo, SC and Jeanelle Wingo of Union, SC; precious cat, Sweet William (aka Sweetie Cat); and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings Betty Richbourg (Jim), Langston Perry, Ruth Chrisman (Chuck), and Hazel Bradley (Jim); and brothers-in-law Bill Wingo and Ernest Anthony.

A Memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. at Blacksburg Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Millsap officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blacksburg Baptist Church.
Arrangements handled by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive S.W, Blacksburg, Virginia