Mary Ann Hollandsworth

October 10, 1950 - December 10, 2018
Mary Ann Hollandsworth


Mary Ann Sesler Hollandsworth, 68, of Salem VA passed away Monday December 10, 2018 in Wilmington NC. She was born October 10, 1950 in Salem VA. Daughter of the late Buford and Margaret Sesler. She was a member of the first Graduating class at Glenvar High School. She was an LPN and retired in 2012 from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she worked in the Cardiac Surgery unit for 22 years, prior to that she worked in the General OR at Comminity Hospital of the Roanoke Valley for 20 years. She was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Fort Lewis Chapter, The United Daughters of the Confederacy Hamilton Wade Chapter 949, Christiansburg VA. She was a Member of the Salem Historical Society and served as a docent at the Salem History museum, and a volunteer at the Logan Research library. She was survived by her daughter Michelle Lucado English of Wilmington NC, siblings Buford W Sesler Jr, Helen Sue Robinson and twin brother Gary Sesler and wife Pam.

There will be a memorial service to follow in the Spring in Salem VA. If lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to the Salem History Muesem 801 East Main St, Salem VA 24153 540-389-6760.

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  • December 13, 2018
    Cyndi Riley says:
    Mary Ann was a sweet remarkable person who I will greatly miss. I met her when I became a new employee in Cardiac Surgery and the education that I received from her was invaluable, and her friendship was one that I will carry with me in my heart forever.

  • December 14, 2018
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  • December 14, 2018
    VICKIE L WESTMORELAND says:
    Oh the halls of the Cardiac Surgery OR will never again see the likes of her. I feel sure no one else will ever do cartwheels down the hall again, the "former gazelle". It was the most unique working experience I have ever known. We were not just co-workers (at the "Rockpile"), we were family. And we all genuinely cared about and loved each other. Trixie was the self appointed "mother" of us all, letting us know how one might comport oneself if they had had a "proper upbringing". We are all truly lucky to have been able to make a living doing something within the loving confines of the "Heart Team". To this day, we are all really close and are able to find solace during this time in the warm comfort of our friends and co-workers.

  • December 14, 2018
    Penny M. O’Brien says:
    MA or Tricia as she was known to her partners in Cardiac Surgery was a true friend and a valuable contemporary in age and ideals. We did life together during our years we worked together. She was the quintessential scrub nurse. My memories of her and all that she was will be forever in my heart. She will be monumentally missed! Rest peacefully my friend MA!

  • December 14, 2018
    Angelito Marcelo ( Itok) says:
    Trixie have always treated me as a brother and a friend. We never have any disagreement during that time we worked together in cardiac surgery. She is a sweet lady. She will be greatly missed.