May 19, 2016 – A Richmond woman did her own form of a crossover vote when she decided to enter into Heaven instead of having to vote for Trump or Clinton.
Mary Ann Noland died Sunday at the age of 68 after a long battle with lung cancer. Despite the overwhelmingly sad loss of their mother, the children wanted to carry on her sense of humor with a line that could let Mary Ann laugh along with them.
“Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68,” the obituary began.
The obituary, published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was written by one of Mary Ann’s sons. Her husband, Jim Noland, told NBC12 that the opening line wasn’t meant as a parting shot at either candidate. The family said it also wasn’t meant as a political statement but rather a joke to show off Mary Ann’s personality.
“With all the attention this obit has been receiving, he knows Mary Ann has been getting a big laugh from Heaven,” Colleen Quigley quoted Jim saying.
A retired wound care nurse and then caregiver to 10 grandchildren, Mary Ann is described as feisty, strong and compassionate. Her husband says Mary Ann is smiling down from Heaven and laughing along with them. Now that the obituary has been shared thousands of times online, it seems to be getting laughs and a few trolling comments, as well.
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