Share Memories of Ms. Thacker

Dr. Willmore shared with Wakefield families this afternoon that Wakefield Alumni (Class of ’80) and Pillar of the Wakefield Community, Ms. Mary Thacker passed away yesterday.

Mary Thacker and her brother Toby (a Wakefield teacher) delivered supplies to another Wakefield teacher, Ms. Jones last Friday.

These are the last pictures taken of Mary. She and her brother Toby went to visit Wakefield teacher, Ms. Jones in Fredericksburg last Friday.  They delivered food, supplies, and fuzzy socks. Ms. Jones said of the visit, “they stood on my porch and talked with me through the window.  I took pics of them through the glass or they would’ve been clearer. But it is very clear it was our sweet, fun, caring Mary.” It is clear. With flowers in hand and a smile on her face, she was feeding one of her friends, what Mary did for everyone she came in contact with.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Mary’s family and friends. When details of arrangements become available, we will update this post. For now, please share your stories and memories of Ms. Thacker in the comment section below.


Wakefield’s College and Career Counselor Mr. Clisham said, “Thank you for your continued support of the entire Warrior Nation, as we mourn and celebrate our dear friend and true Warrior, Mary Thacker.” Mr. Clisham organizes The Money Ball Scholarship with other members of Wakefield’s Counseling Department. He let us know that The Money Ball Scholarship “will now and forever be known as the Mary Thacker Memorial Scholarship.” What a wonderful way to keep Mary’s memory alive at Wakefield.

If you would like to make a donation to the Mary Thacker Memorial Scholarship (MTMS), please mail your check to Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. Arlington, VA 22206. Please make the check payable to “Wakefield High School”. In the memo section of the check write: “Mary Thacker”.

Every dollar we raise up to $10,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor!

Class of 2020, MTMS application will be available soon. Awards will be given in mid-June.