Audrey Lynn van Gessel

  • Born: August 25, 1961
  • Died: July 1, 2013
  • Location: Centreville, Virginia

Pierce Funeral Home

9609 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 257-6028

Tribute & Message From The Family

Audrey Lynn van Gessel of Centreville, VA was born August 25, 1961 and lost her courageous battle with cancer on Monday, July 1, 2013. Audrey is survived by her fiancé, Howard Myers of Manassas, VA as well as her daughter Sarah of Centreville, VA. She is also survived by her father, Marinus van Gessel of Bain Bridge Island, WA, her mother, Virginia Krause of Naples, FL, two sisters; Karen Evans(Ray)of Richmond, VA and Lisa Witte(Mark) of Bedford, MA, many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Audrey graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Anthropology. She was a Senior Account Manager at WORKFLOWONE. Audrey and her fiancé loved the outdoors and spent many hours on his boat, the Audrey Lynn. Audrey also loved to cook, garden, collect knick knacks and spend time with her daughter and cats.

A celebration of Life will be held on August 25, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA (703-257-6028).

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers and/or donations made in Audrey's name at the American Cancer Society or the local SPCA.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so saddened to learn of Audrey's passing. She was one year ahead of me in high school at TAS and was genuinely one of the nicest people I knew there. A great listener who never judged. Kind - That is my word for Audrey. The world is always a little dimmer when such a light is extinguished, and my thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends.

Posted by Donya Lanham-Wright - Azle, TX - friend   October 14, 2013

Just learned of Audrey's passing... my condolences to her family and loved ones. We were friends in high school at TAS and shared many a laugh in those days. RIP Audrey.

Posted by Bill Murray - Brooklyn, WI - Friend   October 06, 2013

Audrey was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met . . .she never talked about anyone. Audrey was a lady of grace....she will be deeply missed. May Jesus carry us all through this difficult time of loss . . .We know she is in the Arms of Our Father in Heaven. Audrey is covered with His peace and waiting for us on the other side....

Posted by Eileen King - Myersville, MD - Friend   August 24, 2013

Thinking of the Evans Family and sending our love and prayers to help them through this difficult time.

Love Karen, Paul, McKinley, Christine, Kyla and Carter Cundiff

Posted by Karen and Paul Cundiff - Richmond, VA - Friends   August 20, 2013

I seen this poem and it reminded me of Audrey - she was a kind and beautiful person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Sarah and Audrey's family.

Meet You At The Gate

A beautiful garden now stands alone,
missing the one who nurtured it
But now she is gone,
Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,
But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay,
she loved every flower even some that were weeds,
So much love she would plant with each little seed,
But just like her flowers she was part of Gods plan,
So when it was her time he reached down his hand,
He looked through the Garden searching for the best,
That's when he found Audrey, it was her time to rest,
It was hard for those who loved her, to just let her go,
But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
So when you start missing Audrey, remember if you just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, she'll meet you at the gate

Posted by Jodie Watts - Huntington, MD - Friend   August 20, 2013


Not only did we lose a wonderful mother, sister, daughter, we lost a wonderful friend. A friend that that was always there when you needed her, a friend that never judged, a friend that was a great listener and gave good advice. Audrey ALWAYS seen the good in people - she was a genuine nice person whom I will miss terribly. Until we meet again my friend - rest in peace.

Posted by Jill Betsko - Friend   August 16, 2013

Audrey was such a pleasure to work with on her accounts as she was one of the nicest people that I have ever worked with. I always enjoyed our talks on the phone and loved to hear her stories about what she had done over the weekend and I am very glad that she got to enjoy one last vacation earlier this year. I was very sad to hear that she had passed as I know she was a fighter and was hoping to beat this terrible disease when it showed up again. I have prayed numerous times for her over the past months and now I pray for Sarah, her fiancee and the rest of her family at this very difficult time. God Bless and Take Care!!

Posted by Kraig Gridley - Dayton, OH - Coworker   August 15, 2013


To my beautiful baby sister, in loving memory

Posted by Karen Evans - Sister   July 30, 2013