of Little Rock, AR
December 6, 1967 - November 24, 2021
Mary Gusewelle, of Little Rock, was cured of cancer and reunited with her mother and grandparents on November 24, 2021. Mary Ann Gusewelle was born on December 6, 1967, in Irving, Texas to Jerry and Mary Sue Gusewelle. Despite early developmental issues, she created a good, full life for herself. Her father worked for J. C. Penney's, and she lived and went to school in Irving, Texas, Wichita, Kansas, and ultimately Little Rock, Arkansas, where she would remain the rest of her life. Mary attended high school at The Baptist Preparatory School at First Baptist Church in Little Rock and went on to college at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. In 1992, she went to work at Kroger on Cantrell and remained there for the next 29 years. Mary attended Westrock Baptist Church.Over the last couple of decades, she traveled extensively. She would take road trips with friends to visit historical sites, she would go on cruises, and she especially loved going to Disneyland. She collected Disney memorabilia and was fascinated by the Royal Family. She also was a huge Elvis Presley fan. Mary was fascinated with her grandfather's WWII legacy and time in India and contributed to a website about his experience aboard the HMT Rohna, which was sunk by a German-guided missile, causing him to spend the night floating in the Mediterranean Sea. She also amassed a huge collection of photos of her family from decades back up to the present.She will be greatly missed by her family, her coworkers, and numerous customers whom she got to know as a checker at Kroger-where she often wore festive headwear or antlers when checking out customers during the holidays. Mary was preceded in death by her mother and is survived by her father, Jerry, and her brothers Dennis and wife Laura, David and wife Angela, Tom and wife Dee, and many nieces and nephews.The funeral service will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, 18301 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., proceeding the service. The entombment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
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Mary was a wonderful friend and traveling conpanion. We had many wonderful trips and saw a lot of the country. She would study the maps and go on the internet to found interesting things to see. She will greatly missed.
Mary was the kindest soul , she loved everyone and was a friend to everyone . She truly was a kind and loving person . She will be missed by so many people . Prayers for the family .
I learned of Mary's illness from a personal friend and dear friend of ours in the Kroger family by the name of Glen Gibbons. It was only a few short days later when I heard of her passing. I had the privilege of working with Mary for 16 years give or take at the Highway 10 Kroger. We also grew up in the same church and went to the same school for a few years even though she was five years my senior. I later changed work locations, but she would periodically come into my new Kroger and update me on coworkers and family. She would actually seek me out and share current events etc. She was such a sweet and thoughtful soul. Mary was a unique and special person. Not everyone knew what a great sense of humor she had as well. It was a blessing to know her, and I will miss her dearly. I am thankful that she is no longer in pain. I have read the other posts on here, and I am not surprised that several Kroger customers left their condolences on here. Mary touched so many lives. I am glad the memorial video and service video is here on the site. God bless Mary and her family.
I worked with Mary for 25 years at Kroger she will be missed around Kroger she would always give things to people and talk to them she was sweet to anyone that wanted to know her We will truly Miss her now she will be with all the family members that died before her so she may know all the answers to some of the questions she was searching for I am so glad she got ot go on her trip to Disney World one more time before she really got deathly ill with her friend Linda Mine condolences to her family as she was a part of their family for when she was born just know she is in a better place now.
Gusewelle Family,Mary made my life richer......she was always full of life and such a hard worker. Every time I was in Kroger- I tried to get in Mary's line! She always made me feel good and kept me up with your family. She was unique and had a great Spirit of the Lord about her. Thankful she is with her mom and our Lord, Jesus Christ. I will miss her.......already have........didn't feel the same yesterday without seeing Mary at Kroger. Thankful for her gift of friendship and spunkiness! Praying for you all to have peace! and to rejoice that she is where she belongs! " When we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing it will be----when we all see Jesus we'll sing and shout the VICTORY!" Love to you all, pam barnett
Mary, u were a blessing to everyone u met, you had the kindest heart and soul. You will be truly missed. We were glad to have known you, from Ashley Smith, and me and Little Debbie (Jimmy).❤️
It was such a joy to meet Mary when she came to Minnesota with my cousin Linda. Her enthusiasm and love of adventure made each day special, and I treasure the memories. I’ll always remember her sparkling eyes and warm smile. My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear sister.
Mary, you blessed our street. You blessed our checkout experiences. You blessed when you spoke of your family. Thank you, God, for blessing us through Mary. Thank you, Mary, for blessing us by your life of grace, courage, and devotion to serving others. Our neighborhood misses you. I miss you. God bless you. My family is praying for your dear Dad and brothers. God be with you until we meet again.
Mary You Will Be Missed. My Condolences To The Family. May God Be With You Now And Forever.
Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family in this time of sadness.
An angel got their wings today. Thank you for making the world smile. You will be missed.
Mary You Are A Truly Remarkable Woman. You Will Be Missed Dearly.You Always Hade A Smile And Kind Word To Say. You Have Been There For Me When I Needed Someone. Thank You For Our Friendship.
Heaven must be joyful at the arrival of Mary.I will miss her greatly.
My condolences to the family.Prayers of comfort.Tanya BartonKroger Customer
Mary Ann's enthusiasm for life and all it offered was inspiring! Her friendship was important to all who received it. I think God wanted her to share the wonders of heaven with Mary Sue!
I’ve known Mary for 25+ years. I worked with her when I was a teen in high school. I always enjoyed her spunky outfits that coordinated with every season. As I grew up and I would pass through her line she always asked about my parents, my daughter and if I was still running. Her ability to remember our passing conversations showed she truly cared about people. My husband still works at Kroger. This past summer when he battled with cancer Mary always asked about him. Not only asking me but my mother as well. May she rest in pease. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her.
So sorry to read of Mary's passing. Her accomplishments were very impressive. Once she knew I was a friend of yours, she always greeted me warmly & kept me posted on you & her mother (Mary Sue). A sweet young lady. I enjoyed knowing her.
I will miss Mary Ann a lot. She was always full of energy. She always had something to say! Rest in Peace sweet Mary Ann. You were a sweet angel on earth. You are a bright shining star and a beautiful angel in the Heavens.God Bless
Thankful for Mary's life! I know she was the center of her Mom and Dad's World, the apple of their eyes. Praying for Jerry and all of her family in the coming days.
I was sad to learn of Mary's passing. I am a frequent customer of the Kroger and Mary was always pleasant and friendly. She is missed.
You will be missed at Kroger #622!!
Mary, You were as much a staple at Kroger on Cantrell as milk and bread. It seemed like you were always there! I enjoyed getting to know you the couple of years I worked with you. I admired your steadfast love for your family and friends. You will be missed.
So very sorry to hear of her passing. I will miss her bright, cheerful face at Kroger .May Gods grant her family peace during this time.
Eternal rest grant you O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon you. Will miss seeing you at Kroger especially during the holidays. Prayers to your family.
We are so sorry for your families loss, know she will be missed by many and always remember with a smile
Thank you for your professional and "speedy service"!With sympathy and love,Mary Anne and Lynn Hanson (Kroger customers)
Mary checked me out many times at Kroger. I always commented on her holiday sweaters. She will be missed by her many customers. Prayers for her family.
Mary you were so amazing and we all have lost a great person who has crossed our lives and made us better people…. You will be GREATLY missed 💔
Mary, may you Rest In Peace with your mother in heaven. To a true original, there will never be another one like you my friend. You are and we’re the most creative soul always remembering someone who just lost someone close with an original poem, I have one I will never let go of when my father passed, or a bracelet, necklace she made personally for her friends. Kroger will miss you and your friends will miss you but to your brothers and family I will pray for ya’ll especially because you were her heart and soul. Dennis you are a rockstar in my book and I will say prayers for you all because I know this is gonna be a tough one. Much love to you all❤️
I am so sorry for your loss
My deepest condolences