Mary Charles Thompson LeMaster
Wednesday 22nd of August 1923 - Saturday 4th of March 2023
Celebration of Life
Clergy Todd Nelson
Mary Charles Thompson LeMaster, affectionately called “Miss Charles” by her siblings, children, and friends, was embraced by the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 4, 2023. She was born August 22, 1923 in Morgan County, KY/raised in Bath County to the late Charles H Thompson and Grace W Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband John W LeMaster and son Dr. John P LeMaster DDS.
Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lexington and served over 70 years in many areas - Greeter, Room in the Inn, United Methodist Women, Women Society of Christian Service, Belle Bennett Circle, Emily Creech Circle; she was inducted into the First Saints in 2007. In addition, she was active and held office in many community organizations - PEO Chapter K, Women's Club of Central Kentucky (GFWC), Lexington Bluegrass Council, Investment Club, Project Hope.
Mary was an avid bridge player in various groups. Her favorite partner was her husband John. She loved to travel worldwide. She was a member of Cotillion, with her favorite partner John; they were first and last off the dance floor. She learned to swim in her 50’s, modeled in her 70’s, and was always an enthusiastic UK basketball fan!
She is survived by two children, Sherry R LeMaster, Ann (Randy) Williams, a grandson, Ryan Williams who was the “apple of her eye”, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church, 200 W High St. Lexington, KY, Saturday, March 11th from 10am-12pm. The service will follow at 12pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Lexington, KY; PEO Chapter K, Lexington, KY, or Hospice of Randolph, Asheboro, NC.
To share a remembrance of Mary or to offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Jim and Gwen Murphysays
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. I remember many times being welcomed into to the LeMaster home for youth group meetings. We always appreciated the LeMasters participation at First. Prayers and blessings for Sherry, Ann, and family in this time of loss.
Dearest Sherry, Ann and Family, Sending you much love and comfort during this difficult time. Your beautiful Mom was simply extraordinary! What a wonderful legacy she leaves through you and your precious families. God Speed Aunt Mary.
My sincere condolences to the LeMaster family. Mary was my friend in Christ, and I know she is in the arms of the Lord. I loved spending time with her. We had a lovely drive to North Carolina where we visited with John Phillip and stayed in Ann's lovely home. I will always treasure that time together. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.
Mary and John LeMaster pure in heart. John the gentlemen of gentlemen’s. Mary a warm, genuine, empathic beautiful lady inside and out. So grateful and blessed to have met them and enjoyed the wonderful people they are. I thank God he brought Ann their daughter into my life to have had the pleasure to enjoy all of them over the years. Please know you are all in my heart and prayers as you miss the loving company of your parents and know they are in God’s loving arms🙏❤️
James Mack MDsays
I knew Mary as a lifelong member of FUMC Downtown where she was a close friend of my mother who was also a lifelong church member there. I grew up knowing her three children and visited her home on Louisiana Avenue many, many times to visit Sherry while we were in high school together. She was one of the kindest women I have ever known. My fervent prayers go out to her lovely family. I will miss her and will always think of her as I look each Sunday at her favorite pew at FUMC.
Mary was a beloved member of First Church. Her gracious smile and kind nature were a joy to everyone. She always made me feel special and loved. She will be much missed. Rest in peace, Mary.