08 May

Marilyn Elaine Thornton

Marilyn Elaine Thornton, 63, went home to be with the Lord, on May 5, 2017.  Marilyn worked for Parham Health Care, for many years until her health started to fail.  Marilyn, joined Calvary at an early age.  She leaves to mourn two sisters, Catherine Brapton, Juanita Tyler (Waverly), two nieces; two nephews, three great nephews, four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and a host of cousins and friends.

Homegoing service will be held, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 12 noon, at Calvary Episcopal Church, in Hanover, Va.  Rev. George Goodall, officiating.  Interment, Green Family Cemetery, Hanover, Va.

08 May

Edna Fannie Hardy

great grandma

Edna was born on March 17, 1919, to the late Mary Virginia Burkley and Jack Burkley.  She departed this life on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.

Edna was born in King William, Virginia where she was an active and well-loved member of her community for many, many years.  Always a friendly face and a welcome home to members of Gethsemane Baptist Church where she joined at an early age.  Sundays, after church, Edna’s home was always filled with church members, family and friends stopping by for a delicious Sunday dinner.

She was preceded in death by her husband Percy Hardy, her son Aaron Brooks and her sister Pearl Latney.

She is survived by one daughter: Edith Washington, Five grandchildren: Lorenzo Washington (Mable), Emily Washington, Elsie Boone (Anthony), Rufus Washington (Camille), Gail Waller (Mervin,Jr.), Fifteen great-grandchildren: Londell Washington (Deedream), Kendra Washington, Anthony Washington (Keisha), Andre Washington, Candace Washington, Shondra Washington, Shani Matthews (Thomas), Jasmine Washington, Anthony Boone, Aisha Boone, Jamal Washington, Sean Washington, Michael Hardy, Raquel Hardy, Treye Waller, Sixteen great-great grandchildren: India Washington, Dareon Medley, Nikkia Owens, Justin Washington, Kenshawn Washington, Dereon Washington, Skylar Matthews, Enya Walker, Deshaun Hardy, D’vonte Waller, D’onte Griggs, Ava Waller, Michael, Webb, Jordan Webb, Minnie Miller and Lottie Hannah, One Sister, Lottie Banks and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear and devoted friends.

Homegoing services will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 2pm, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, in King William County.  Rev. Reuben Carter, officiating. Interment at Church Cemetery.

26 Apr

Ollie Henry Thompson

Ollie Henry Thompson, aka, Sonny, entered onto eternal rest on April 21, 2017.  He was born on February 17, 1958, to Sister Sarah A Thompson, and the late Ollie Thompson.  He accepted Christ as his Savior and joined the Ebenezer Batist Church at an early age.

Ollie was educated in the Hanover School System.  He was employed by The Ashland Truck Stop for over twenty years.

He loved sports of all kind; however, his favorite was football.  The Washington Redskins was his favorite team and whenever possible, he would attend the Washington/Dallas game in D.C.  He loved social media and no one was allowed to touch his telephone or TV.

Sonny, was a quiet and lovable person who always saw the good in other people.  He was also a man of honor.

Ollie leaves to mourn his passing a devoted mother, Sarah Thompson, two brothers, Joseph Thompson and Vincent Thompson, who is married to Sharonette, one sister, Pattie Murphy, who is married to Thomas, two aunts, Mary Wyatt, who is married to John and Harriet Banks, whose husband, Harvey, is deceased.  One aunt and uncle, Delores and Pete Gale, who preceded him in death.  Three nieces, Ebony Saunders, Latoya Houchens, and Megan Murphy, four nephews, Marcus Grant, Corey Davenport, Joseph Thompson Jr., and Vincent Thompson Jr., a devoted friend, Cathy Wyatt, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Homegoing service, Friday, 2pm, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Beaverdam, VA. Rev. Dr. John Kinney, pastor officiating. Interment church cemetery. Repast, at Ebenezer Baptist Church to fellowship with family and friends.

02 Mar

Queen Victoria Johnson

Queen Victoria Johnson,  went home to be with her heavenly father, Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Queen was the 4th child to be born to the late John and Rena Coleman.

Queen was proceeded in death by her husband Herbert Johnson, four sisters, Birter Lee, Sally, Marie, Mary, one brother, Robert Coleman.

Queen, was born on June 22, 1925, she received her education in Hanover Public School.  She was an active member of EBC, where she was baptized at an early age.  She was an active member of the ushers board for as long as we can remember.  Queen was an active in our Sunday School Hospitality committee, Senior Citizen Bible Study, and Vocation Bible School, until her health failed.

Queen started working at the age of 16, at the shirt factory in Ashland.  She worked there until it closed down.  She had a few more jobs and domestic work for a few years.  The last job was with the Corkers, in Beaverdam, until she retired.  Queen was known for her cakes.  The best cakes in the whole world.  Every birthday we all got a cake.

Queen is survived by her daughter, Estherine, one brother, William Coleman aka Bill, one sister-in-law, Ethel Jackson, two brothers, Robert Johnson aka Bobby, Walter Johnson, three grandchildren, Garfield, Holly, Lesley, a very special nephew, Jessie Morris, two best friends, Robnet Hurt and Celest Mecking, two special great grand children (caretakers), Chanquanza Wyatt, Chemae Robinson, and Chanyia Robinson, along with host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, at 1pm.  Rev. Dr. John Kinney, Pastor. Interment, Roselawn

02 Mar

Ruby Mae Hicks

Ruby Mae Hicks, was born on August 31, 1942, to Edward Cox and Gracie Dickerson, who proceeded her in death.  On February 27, 2017, Ruby fell asleep at her home with her family by her side.

Ruby, married her childhood sweetheart, Charles Hicks Sr. on November 10, 1978, who proceeded her in death.  She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on August 27, 1974.  She served as a faithful member at Goochland Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, until her illness.  She enjoyed visiting thrift stores and yard sales. Another hobby she took pleasure in was gardening and potting plants.  She was affectionately known for cooing for her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted sister, Claretha Harrington, brother Stanley Dickerson, sister Rosalee Turner; son Anthony Carter (Michelle), daughter Angela Carter, son Charles Hicks Jr. (Donna); granddaughter Tameka Carter-Parker (Damian), grandson Antonio Carter, granddaughter Roxanne Hicks, grandson Charles Hicks III; two great-grandsons, Damari Parker and Dameek Parker; devoted friend Joan Flournoy.  She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 3pm, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, in Goochland, VA. Bro. Michael Bowles, officiating.

21 Feb

Lachell Johnson

Our beloved Lachell, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at MCV hospital.  She was born on May 1, 1989, to Bobby Johnson and Diana Johnson Stewart of Goochland, VA.  Lachell was kind and a loving person who loved her kids and family.  She is proceeded in death by one brother, Dustin Johnson, a loving grandmother, Ruby Lee Johnson, two loving grandfathers, Albert Thurston, Robert Tinsley, loving uncle, David Lee Johnson.  She leaves to cherish her precious memories, father, Bobby Johnson, mother, Diana Johnson Stewart, one brother, Rahjit Johnson, six sisters, Shawna Johnson, Dasha Stewart, Nevaeh Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Asia Johnson, Lyric Bell, uncles, Lester Tinsley, Byran Tinsley, Craig Edmonds, Gary Edmonds, Shaun Ellis, aunts, Wanda Edmonds, Barbara Johnson, Christina Johnson, Cindy Johnson, Lisa Morgan, Cheryl Wilkerson, Barbara Smith, Dorthy Prosser, grandmother Lelia Thurston, grandfather, Raymond Moore, special cousins, Stacey Johnson, Ciera Edmonds, and Tiffany Edmonds, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Homegoing service will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 2pm, at the Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church, Columbia, VA.  Rev. Bailey officiating.  Interment, church cemetery.

17 Feb

Dorothy Tobias Parker

Dorothy Tobias Parker entered this world on November 5, 1935 in Pomaria, South Carolina, and she went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Daisy Tobias, and two sons, Daniel Scott Parker and Patrick Lee Parker.

Educated in the Newport News Public School System, she graduated from her beloved Huntington High School in 1953. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Ivy Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her family, and her friends. She is survived by her daughter, Jody Lynn Allen (Anthony), James Odie Parker III (Brenda), and Walter Carl Parker Sr. (Tishawna), her sister Helen Walker (Jim), her beloved uncle, Johnie Wright (Katherine), eight grandchildren, and one great grandson.

Funeral services will take place Monday, February 20th at Ivy Baptist Church in Newport News, VA. Her body can be viewed at the O.H. Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, February 19th from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

07 Feb

Anthony Henry Branch Jr.

Anthony Henry Branch Jr., 52 of King William, VA, died February 2, 2017.  Born, August 31, 1964, to the late Anthony Henry Branch Sr., and Ann Pearl Smith Branch.  He is survived by two children, Ashley Pleasants and Anthony Andre Branch, one grandchild, Nayla Pleasants, two sisters, Andrea and Adrienne Branch, three brothers, Diago Williams, Shawn, and Sterling Branch, three aunts Dorothy and Lois Smith and Michelle Crenshaw, one uncle Charles Smith, faithful cousins, Pamela Wilkerson, Robert Smith, Clyde and Carl Johnson, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Homegoing Service is Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the F. E. Dabney Funeral Home Chapel, at 2pm.  Pastor, Michael Ferguson, Officiating.  Interment Private.

01 Feb

Josephine Carter Harris

On January 29, 2017, Josephine Carter Harris, age 86, received a visit from God.  After a lengthy illness she said to him, Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand.

Josephine was born, April 8, 1930, to the late Harry and Birdie Carter.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Hayes and brothers, Windom and Richard Carter.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, joined the Brown Grove Baptist Church, and served for many years on the Hospitality Committee, until her health began to fail.  She was employed by Snow White Inn Food Services for over 25 years.  She loved to cook and share it with her family and friends.

On October 16, 2016, Josephine and Ellis were married 68 years and from this union, six children were born.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Ellis Harris, two daughters, Annie Jones (Adolph), Deborah Harris (Gail) four sons, Ellis the 3rd, Carnell, Leon, and Jerry Harris, six grandchildren, Brian and Brandon Jones, Nikki Harris, Rico Jerome, Shirelle Taliaferro (Darren), Leon Martin, four great grandchildren, Kennedy Jones, Lyric Jerome, Reese and Royce Taliaferro, one brother, Harry Carter (Edmonia), one sister, Annie Carter, one brother in law, Deacon Earnest Hayes, one sister in law, Polly Carter, and a host of nieces, nephews and many devoted family members and friends, among them, Irene Hall Jones, Mamie Carter, Elizabeth Smith, Phyllis Martin, Mary Mines, and Julia Dendy.

Homegoing service, Friday, 12 Noon, Brown Grove Baptist Church, Ashland. Rev. Dr. Darius Beechaum, Pastor, Officiating. Interment, Roselawn. No repast.

25 Jan

Paul Junius Hughes

Paul J. Hughes, went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2017. He was born, May 22, 1931, in Walnut Cove, NC, to the late Lonnie and Leara Hughes.

He leaves to cherish his memories, caregivers, nephew Jerome Hughes (Donna) and niece, Samantha Garnett, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brother and five sisters.

Paul was a quiet man and a hard worker. He was a retiree from Flippo Lumber Corporation. He had a big smile for any children in his presence. He was a great dancer and always enjoyed a good meal and most of all, he had an eye for pretty women. He loved attending church services and serving with the ushers ministry.

Paul, having a variety of nicknames, will truly be missed by all.

Services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 12noon, at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Doswell, VA. Rev. Dr. E. Richard Swan, Pastor and Dr. W. G. Berryman, Officiating.