Nancy Lee Solomon 1932-2018

Nancy Lee Solomon, age 86, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, in Leesburg, Virginia.

A life-long resident of Ashburn, Nancy was born March 4, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Henry M. Horsman and the late Sara Rose Horsman and the youngest of their eight children who resided on their family’s dairy farm.

Nancy’s 4’11” stature was often spotted behind the counter of the Ashburn Post Office, where she worked for 35 years as a member of the United States Postal Service.

She was foremost a loving wife of 60 years to the late Emory Mason Solomon and Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Nancy, known as “Maw” to many, was known for her big heart and feisty nature. She was a talented home cook, who also enjoyed sewing in her spare time.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Mary Kathryn Gilliam and her husband James of Ashburn, Va and her daughter-in-law Joyce Solomon of Ashburn, VA. She is also survived by five grandchildren and their families, Matthew M. Solomon and his wife Ashlie, Michael E. Solomon and his wife Krysta, Sara E. Gilliam, Caitlin M. Solomon and James T. Gilliam and his wife Parvina, her beloved great-grandchildren Madeline Grace Solomon, Caroline Marie Solomon, Mason Everett Solomon and Harper Lee Solomon, her Goddaughter Susie Payne of Stephen City, VA and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Emory Mason, her loving son Edward Mason Solomon of Ashburn, VA, her two young children (Linda Marie and Stephen Lester) and her seven beloved brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 4PM until 7PM at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA.

Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Crossroads United Methodist Church and interment to follow at Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Dr. Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102. Please share online condolences with the family at

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