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Mary “Emily” Townsend

Emily Townsend – Passed with peace on September 12, with her family at her side. Survived by her loving husband Robert, of Woodbridge, Virginia, son Christopher and Katie Townsend of Burke, Virginia, daughter Sara Hellenberg of Woodbridge, Virginia; grandchildren Richard Hellenberg and Ethan Townsend; and siblings Charles Vogel, Jim and Kathy Vogel and Beth and Henry Nichols.

Emily’s life was full of varied roles, from loving wife, mother, and sister, to secretary, to entrepreneur, to court transcriptionist and finally as teacher of English as a second language to elementary school children. Emily will be remembered for her wit and wisdom, her courage and tenacity, and her unwavering support of the people she cared about.

A celebration of Emily’s life will be held at Parkwood Baptist Church, 8726 Braddock Road,, on October 18th at 1PM. Reception to immediately follow. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPARK, the education foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, where Emily taught for several years.

She leaves us rich in memories.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

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