Mary Lee Krowe Dryden, 80, passed away on January 2, 2021. Mrs. Dryden was born and raised in Poquoson, Virginia and was a lifelong resident and that she was proud of. She was employed by the City of Poquoson Public Schools where she retired as a Library Assistant after 28 years. She taught Sunday School at Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson and later was a member of Messick Baptist Church.
She was a member of the 200 Bowlers Club and enjoyed volunteering, traveling, playing Bingo at the York Center, eating out on Friday nights wither her friends at the Golden Corral and a special thank you to Michael. She was a 1958 graduate of Poquoson High School.
She is preceded in death by her husband, David F. Dryden; daughter, Julie D. Brooks; parents, Raymond and Margaret Krowe; brother, Raymond Krowe, Jr. (Buck); brothers-in-law, Jesse F. Dryden, Elwood Nathan (Bubba) Dryden and Marie, John W. Dryden, Donald Carmines and Jan; sister-in-laws, Jean S. Krowe, Sarah E. Carmines and son, Donald M. Carmines.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Belinda D. Humphrey of Yorktown; four grandchildren, David James Heywood (D.J) (Jessica), Joseph David Brooks (J.D), Sara Elizabeth Brooks, and Joshua Isac Humphrey; two great-grandchildren, Aubri Cook and Mayson Heywood; sister, Peggy K. Comstock; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Dryden, Colleen Dryden; and many special nieces, nephews and friends that she treasured so dearly through the years.
She was a wonderful mother to her children and a special Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she loved dearly.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and will be remembered for her walnut cakes and her banana puddings.
Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad or to
Messick Baptist Church.
Due to COVID restrictions services will take place privately.
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.
Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson VA 23662
Messick Baptist Church
1118 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson VA 23662