Mary Lou Whittle: Mom, Sister, Nana, Daughter, Auntie, Friend.
Always smiling. Never stopping. Always adventurous. Never afraid. Forever loving. That's what Nana means. She was rich with love and never kept an ounce of it to herself. Mary Lou had a heart of gold that overflowed so much with joy and love that she couldn’t help but giggle her way through life. She had an effect on every life that she came in contact with, sowing her seeds of joy into the hearts of those around her wherever she went.
Nana showed us the best way to live your life: seek out new adventures with optimism and excitement, shower your friends and family with warmth and love, but don’t take any *&!# from anyone. She lit up any room she was in like the sun. Mary Lou was an inspiration to everyone that met her. She faced every challenge head on with unimaginable courage, and she was always excited about the adventure, whether it was her own or yours. She was supportive and compassionate, full of life and love. Nana was everyone’s biggest cheerleader.
Nana was the epitome of selfless and unconditional love. She never let anything get in the way of her enthusiasm and pure joy of being involved in the lives of her friends and family. She was the perfect example of how to love without limit, live life to the fullest, and appreciate the little things. She is now home with Jesus for eternity, free of the body that trapped her here, while patiently waiting to see us again. We will miss her so much, but the memory of her smile will continue to light up our lives forever. Nana was genuine love!
For Nana so loved us all, that she gave us her time and unconditional love, making each one of us stronger in spirit, quicker to love and instilled a desire of belonging to a family. She saved us from ourselves when we needed a lifeline and helped us all become who we are today. Her impact spread far and wide. Mary Lou loved everyone that came into her life, and her family is comforted in knowing she was incredibly loved in return.
We love you to the moon and back, Nana. Until we see you again…
1 Corinthians 13
"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love”.
After Visiting hours on Wednesday, August 8, from 3-6 p.m. and the service at Shepherd Funeral Home in Pembroke, everyone is welcome to join Mary Lou’s family in the Turnberry Room at Pembroke Country Club for dinner and dessert at 7. Please come, eat, and share your stories about our incredible Mary Lou.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Mattakeesett Garden Club Scholarship Fund. Nana was a beloved, active member of this organization and she would love them to be able to offer more scholarships for college students.