Lucy Mae Hanson, 87

June 29, 2017

Lucy Mae Hanson, 87, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on June 24, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on May 17, 1930 in Valley Lee, MD she was the daughter of the late William Jennings and Myrtle Hewitt Russell. Lucy was the loving wife of the late Norris Orville Hanson, whom she married on June 30, 1951, in NAS Patuxent River, MD, and who preceded her in death on March 2, 1993. Lucy is survived by her children: Jimmy and Brenda Hanson of Valley Lee, MD, Janice and Ken Semans of Valley Lee, MD, Marvin and Sheila Hanson of Lexington Park, MD, Nancy and George Starks of Valley Lee, MD, Lucy Myers of Valley Lee, MD, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. She was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD resident and attended St. Michael’s Catholic School Ridge, MD. She was preceded in death by her sibling: William Francis Russell, Joseph Benjamin Russell, James Lloyd Russell, and Robert Earl (Puggy) Russell.
Lucy was the Post Master for the United States Postal Office in Valley Lee, MD for 23 years, retiring on May 3, 1991.
Lucy was a lifetime member of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary serving over 60 years and holding all offices.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM followed by Second District Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary prayers at 7:15PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM in St. George’s Episcopal Church Valley Lee, MD with Reverend Gregory Syler officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Eric Brown, Matthew Hanson, Randy Mattingly, Blair Swann, Jason Hostetler, and Timothy Reese. Honorary Pallbearer will be Mike Roberts.