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Mary Lou Jump

April 30, 1937 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 84)


On September 18, 2021, Mary Louise Jump, 84, former longtime resident of Fallston passed away. She was the loving wife of Robert E. Jump; devoted mother of Kim O’Conor & her husband Robb, John Jump & his wife Stacey, Mary Louise Polhamus & her husband Jim and Ginny Jump; loving Grandmare of Mallory, Danny, Rebecca, Billy, Emily, Miles, Lillian, Jack, Liam and Owen; dear sister of Debbie Fullwood and the late Bill Brown, Dave Brown and Carole Zink.

Born and raised in Pimlico, Maryland, Mary Lou was the third of five children to Mary Louise and Ward Brown. She graduated in 1955 from the catholic, all-girls Seton High School in Baltimore Maryland.

A few years later Mary Lou met the love of her life, Robert “Bobby” Jump, at a local dance. Mary Lou offered Bobby a delicious ham sandwich and that sealed the deal.  He was smitten.  They fell in love and married on November 28th, 1959.  Soon thereafter they were blessed with their four children in the early years of what became more than six decades of a beautiful and loving marriage.

Mary Lou was a very accomplished lady.   She and Bobby opened their own clothing store, Eastern Country Western Wear, in the 1980’s.  She was an equal partner with her own quirky and one-of-a-kind style.  However, she lived her life primarily in the service of others.  She was never one to seek the spotlight or accolades for herself, but instead was tirelessly doing all the hard work behind the scenes.

She was an early activist for the Child Study organization which advocated for the social and emotional well-being of children.  She was also a hospice volunteer which exemplified her boundless empathy and compassion for others.

Mary Lou was an extraordinarily talented seamstress.  She lovingly created everything from the altar pall for St Marks Catholic Church to custom bridesmaid dresses and countless other cherished items.  Of course, it helped immensely that she had such a bold and fabulous fashion sense!

Mary Lou held a lifelong conviction and devotion to her catholic faith.  She attended daily mass, served as a Eucharistic minister, and was a member of the St Mark’s Parish council for many years.

Perhaps her greatest passion and source of joy was doting on their ten grandchildren.  To all of them she will always be their precious Grand Mare, and her spirit will live on in their hearts and in all our hearts. 

Family and friends may visit at St. Mark Catholic Church, 2407 Laurel Brook Rd, Fallston, MD 21047, on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10-11 AM where a Funeral Liturgy will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment Highview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Lou’s name may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane Baltimore, Maryland 21228 or at


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