Mary “Emily” Townsend

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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Celebration of Life

Parkwood Baptist Church

8726 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003


1:00pm -

Condolence Messages

  1. Charles Vogel & Cindy Price says:

    Condolences to you and your family on your loss. A donation in Emily’s name has been made to SPARK.
    Charles Vogel & Cindy Price

  2. Jan Smith says:

    May you all draw strength and peace from each other as you remember and cherish her memory. She made a difference every day and will be missed greatly.

  3. Shiho Thompson says:

    I taught with Emily for a few years at Minnieville Elementary. I will always remember Emily as a creative and warm teacher of third grade ESOL students. She also was amazing at crocheting, and I still have the baby blanket, snowman, and bookmark that she gave me. Thank you, Emily, and may you Rest In Peace.

  4. Kathryn Sieh says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss

  5. Sharon Gibson says:

    May God give you peace and comfort as you say goodbye. My prayers are with you.

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