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Mary Jean "MJ" Whispell

May 12, 1967 - April 27, 2017

MJ Whispell, 49, started her 5th day with the Lord on April 27, 2017. She was the daughter of Margaret Recor and the late Mickey Williams. MJ was a member of St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, a Cursillista, and a loving mother.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving sons, James and Trevor Recor of Chesapeake; mother, Margaret; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; niece, Morgan Whispell, who was like a daughter; and lifelong friend, Linda Estepa.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 pm at St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Rafferty officiating. Entombment will immediately follow at the church’s mausoleum garden. In lieu of flowers, please consider a Donation to MJ’s Whispell Memorial Fund ( for her 2 boys. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm


St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church

1544 Battlefield Blvd. S
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

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