Mary Carol Bushnell McRoberts

 McRoberts, Mary

Mary Carol Bushnell McRoberts, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away from an extended illness, on October 20, 2014. Born in Toledo, Ohio on December 13, 1934 to Howard Vincent Bushnell and Helen DeLong Bushnell. Mary was a retired Registered Nurse and entrepreneur. In the early 70’s, Mary was working a shift in the Emergency Room when a young boy came in because he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The boy had no form of identification on him and therefore, the doctors could not perform a life-saving operation without parental consent. Mary was very distraught when the young boy passed away. The very next day, she somehow was able to find a company that fabricated a machine for her to use to make identification necklaces and bracelets. She made contact with the Nabisco Company and they made a deal to offer her I.D. necklaces and bracelets on the back of their Cream of Wheat cereal boxes, where they were sold for $1.00 plus 2 proofs of purchases from the cereal. Quite to her surprise, she was notified by the post office that she would have to pick her mail up at the post office because there were several satchels there waiting for her. What she thought would be a side job while she continued to nurse, became a full time job with employees, because the satchels continued coming for the next 12 years! Mary was a very strong lady and took everything that came her way with a wonderful attitude. She was an inspiration to many people that she came into contact with as she survived 2 brain tumors in the late 80’s, overcame breast cancer in 2004, lung cancer in 2010, and 7 miscarriages in her 20’s. Everyone who met her loved her….and her beautiful red fingernails! Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Thomas Allen McRoberts. She is survived by her son, Allen C. McRoberts and his wife, Vicky C. McRoberts, both of Winder, Georgia; her daughter, Susan McRoberts Sexton and her husband, Charles J. Sexton, Jr., both of Gainesville, Georgia; Grandsons Donal H. McRoberts of Houston, TX, and his wife, Priscilla; Daniel C. Sexton of Gainesville, GA, and his wife, Shanda; Thomas M. L. McRoberts of Winder, GA; Steven T. Sexton of Gainesville, GA, and his wife, Ashley; granddaughter, Cady G.M. McRoberts of Winder, GA, Great-Grandsons Kaleb R. Sexton of Gainesville, GA, Luke F. McRoberts of Houston, TX, and Ryan A. Sexton of Gainesville, Georgia. She also is survived by her sister, Betty Hamblen of Green Mountain, NC, her brother-in-law, Ridge Hamblen; and sister-in-law, Bettye Sue Bushnell and was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Bushnell of Albany, GA. During her last year and a half of her life, Mary was lovingly cared for by Guardian Angel personal care home in Winder, GA. A private memorial service will be held at at later date.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.

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One Response to Mary Carol Bushnell McRoberts

  1. Betty Hamblen says:

    Mary; See you soon… Tell Mom, Tommy and Tom hello for me and I know you are enjoying your new home.


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