Mary Margaret Meadows, 67, passed away on May 19 in Leesburg, VA. She was born in Morgantown, WV where she grew up before moving to Leesburg as a young adult.
Mary Margaret attended St. Francis De Sales in Morgantown and De Sales Heights Academy in Parkersburg WV. She earned a BA and Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University, where she was an active member and leader in the Delta Gamma Sorority. Later, Mary Margaret completed a Fellows in Change Management Program and earned a Graduate Certificate as a Skilled Facilitator from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Mary Margaret had a 30-year career with Loudoun County Government; at the time of her death, she was the Assistant Director of Business Operations for the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services. She also applied her strong leadership skills to many volunteer activities, including work with Loudoun Credit Union, Loudoun United Way, Leadership Loudoun, and Loudoun Friends of Mental Health.
Mary Margaret was a vivacious, tenacious, and perceptive person with a magnetic personality and a quirky fashion sense. She was a foodie with varied tastes who loved wine (especially Merlot), organic dishes, and Costco food court pizza. She loved to travel, especially to Italy, and she also enjoyed reading, knitting, walking, and socializing.
Mary Margaret was passionate about her relationships with others and was loved by many. One of her most cherished relationships was with her “pup” Mimi Merlot, whom she treated like her baby; they faithfully and lovingly watched over and cared for one another since 2009.
Mary Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mary Jo Baliker. She is survived by her sister Janice (John) Light, of Boca Raton, FL; brother Thomas (Diane) Baliker, of Greenville SC; nephews Thomas Grover Light, and Michael and Christian Baliker; and niece Camille Baliker. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2016 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Morgantown, WV. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Mary Margaret’s name to the giver’s charity of choice.