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Mary Wilkans
  • September 11, 1962
  • -
  • May 03, 2021

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Mary Rita Wilkans was a self-proclaimed crime junkie known for her humor and resilience. More importantly to Mary, though, she was a mother to Alex and grandmother to Peyton. On May 3, 2021, she passed away suddenly after an aggressive battle with cancer.

Born on September 11, 1962, Mary was chosen weeks later by loving parents John Edward & Rita Rose (Quinn) Morrissey. She grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and graduated from Mother McAuley High School in 1980. Mary then went on to Moraine Valley Community College. Mary spent 37 years in Loss Prevention and a majority of her career with GameStop.

A longtime resident of Port Orange, FL, she recently moved to New Smyrna Beach after retiring early. Known for her integrity and relentless wit, Mary can never be replaced. Although she spent a majority of her life traveling, stability came in the form of her daughter, Alex, whom she shared with former spouse Mark Wilkans. After Alex married Matthew Kearney, Mary’s world opened with the birth of her granddaughter, Peyton Grace Kearney.

Mary is survived by her daughter Alexandra (Matthew) Kearney, granddaughter Peyton, brother Thom Morrissey (Anna), and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rita (Quinn) Morrissey, and father, John Edward Morrissey.

A memorial service will be held at Baldwin Brothers in Port Orange, Florida, on May 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm. A Zoom link is provided for those who wish to attend virtually:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3119188658
Meeting ID: 311 918 8658
Passcode: 2s1f7B


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  6. Irene O'Ryan-Fox says:
    06 May 2021
    Mary Rita was sweet, kind, independent and hard working. She possessed a wonderful sense of humor, laughing easily and often. Mary was loved immensely by Aunt Rita Rose and Uncle Jack. Alex was THE biggest joy of her life and then Peyton shared that spot. My heart goes out to you, Alex, and to your husband and darling daughter. May Mary Rita be at peace in heaven with Christ along with the company of her dear mother and father.

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  18. Michael Rung says:
    06 May 2021
    I'm so sad to see this. I worked with Mary many years ago and always enjoyed running into her at our annual conferences. My condolences to her family.

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  30. Therese Reynolds says:
    05 May 2021
    Alex,
    We are so very sorry to learn of your beautiful Mother’s passing. She was a lovely person, the cherished daughter of Aunt Rita Rose (my godmother) and Uncle Jack, your grandparents. They are all together now...May they Rest In Peace, happiness, and comfort with God!
    Love,
    Therese and Mike Reynolds

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  35. Steven Radford says:
    05 May 2021
    Mary was one of the most genuine and down to earth souls I have ever met... I will never forget her laugh, her kindness, her listening ear when I needed it, and her honest answers when I didn’t know I needed them. Mary, you were loved and beloved by all who knew you, and we are all richer for the experiences you were kind enough to share.

    I will truly miss you, ma’am.

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  42. Reginald Scurlock says:
    05 May 2021
    Our prayers and condolences to the family for their loss. Mary was very good people! She will be missed

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