Mary Ann Christian Bagby


In Loving

Mary Ann Christian Bagby

May 03, 1939 – Feb 17, 2014

Mary Ann Christian Bagby, 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February, 17, 2014, after a lengthy illness.Born on May 3, 1939, she was the middle daughter of Ernest Marvin Isbell and Marjorie Elizabeth Parrish of Mineral. She graduated from Louisa County High School in 1957 and moved to Richmond to work for the City of Richmond Public Utilities from which she retired after 33 years of service. While in Richmond, she met her first husband, and love of her life, Thomas Franklin Christian. They wed on March 17, 1961. They were married for 35 when Frank passed away on Thanksgiving Day 1996. Upon his passing, she moved back to Louisa to her parents’ home place to be close to their three sons. After moving back to Louisa, she was reacquainted with a high school friend, Weldon Eugene “Sparkey” Bagby, to whom she married in September 1998. The two of them enjoyed gardening, going to yard sales, selling baseball cards and other novelty items until Sparkey’s passing January 14, 2013. Mary Ann was very involved in community service projects including Beta Sigma Phi while she lived in Richmond, Breakfast Buddies at Jouett Elementary School, Louisa Chapter of AARP and Commission on Aging in Louisa. She was also involved at South Anna Baptist Church, until her health failed. She was faithful in helping others by taking them to doctor appointments, to the grocery store and checking on them at other times. Mary Ann enjoyed traveling, cooking for family and friends­–from a simple dinner to a holiday meal–no matter who would come through the door, flower and vegetable gardening and canning the bounty. She had an infectious laugh that made everyone feel better and had a special way to make everyone feel welcome who came to her home. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Tom Christian and his wife, Tammy, of Mineral, Jim Christian and his wife, Jayne, of Mineral, Dan Christian and his wife, Lisa, of Mineral; her grandchildren, Christina Mathes and her husband, James, of Madison, Hunter Christian and his wife, Brittany, of Mineral, T.C. Christian of Mineral; her two great-granddaughters, Lanasia Christian and Abigail Mathes; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank; her husband, Weldon; her sisters, Doris Brock, Louisa Ramkey Viar and two siblings at birth.Visitation will be held at Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral, on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 until 8 p.m. A graveside service, conducted by the Rev. Ron Panabaker, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Christian-Ramkey Family Cemetery, 2000 Cartersville Rd., Mineral. Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.



  1. Melanie Brock Jennings July 18, 2019 at 11:16 am - Reply

    A great lady that has graced our lives has gone home to be with her awaiting loved ones. She meant so much to so many and touched so many lives. Tom, Jim, Dan and their families, I pray for comfort to you all. As for my sweet Aunt Mary Ann …I will miss her so very much.

  2. Troy Archie July 18, 2019 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Your mom was a great lady and as my supervisor at City of Richmond Utilities Department she set a very high standard for customer service. She shared many funny stories about her three boys after the work day ended so I know she is sorely missed. God bless you and your family,

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