Mary Ester Waldon,


Mary Esther Waldon, 91. Sunrise April 21, 1930 – Sunset October 30, 2021.

Mary was a Lifetime member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio. She retired from The Ohio State University and was a big fan of the Buckeye’s Basketball and football teams.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents John and Minnie Houston, brothers John and James Houston, sister Amelia Fain, son James Gresham, and daughters Louise Gresham and Belinda Franks.

Mary is survived by sister, Barbara Wilson, Tampa Fl, and daughters Judy Shepard, Betty Remley, Pamela (John) Viers, and Danielle (Nathan) Radcliff, sons Warfield, Erroll, and David Manns, and a host of other nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.

Mary will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.






Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Niece Cynthia Fain, & Amelia Fain

    R.I.P. Aunt Mary, we Love and will
    miss you in Jesus name Amen.
    No more worries nor pain. Amen.

  2. Mrs Rozalind Broomfield

    I’ll certainly miss seeing Aunt Mary, she could always make me laugh. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  3. Sister Walden, I will miss seeing you at church always looking beautiful. But God loves you more REST IN HEAVEN.

  4. Patricia A. Brown

    Momma Mary,
    I’m so glad I had the opportunity to be in your presence. You were full of life and laughter, and you will definitely be missed. Sympathy and prayers to the family.

  5. To my great aunt love and miss you always my prayers go up for the entire family

    May you rest in paradise

  6. David wishing you and the family God’s love and grace and support as your mother is embraced by God and enters eternal life. prayers and warm memories from your Cleveland and Columbus families. Dicky, Donnie, Roddy , Shelly

  7. Aunt Mary, May you soar with the Angels. I know that you will be embraced by our Angels that went to prepare for your welcome. So family, Mary, is truly in a better place. She is now free of pain and worry. Aunt Mary is in God’s good Graces as our mothers’ prepare her place in eternal love. Family recognize your blessings and rest knowing you are blessed with fond and loving memories. Soon you will smile , laugh and reflect more than you will cry. And when you do cry, it will be tears of joy for having had Aunt Mary in your life. Love Donnie

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