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Grandmother ‘chose’ death over Trump and Clinton, obituary reads

Posted at 12:30 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 12:30:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The family of a beloved grandmother used her obituary to make a political statement about the country’s current state of affairs.

“Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68,” her online obituary read.

Messages left with Noland’s family about the obituary have not yet been returned.

While no other political references were made in the obituary, Noland was remembered a loving mother and grandmother.

The Danville native graduated from Freeman High School in 1966 and the University of Virginia School of Nursing in 1970.

“A faithful child of God, Mary Anne devoted her life to sharing the love she received from Christ with all whose lives she touched as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse,” the obituary continued.

She is survived by her husband, sister, brothers, three sons and 10 grandchildren.

A visitation was scheduled for Tuesday night at Trinity United Methodist Church in Henrico.  There will be a memorial service Wednesday at 1 p.m.