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Frances Marcia Fortune Bradford

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Frances Marcia Fortune Bradford age 81, went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2020. She was born to the late George and Josephine Fortune on March 13, 1939, of Charlottesville, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband James A. Bradford Sr.

Frances received her education at Burley High School where she was a cheerleader and was on the girls' basketball team. She retired from the University of Virginia Health Systems. She attended Zion Union Baptist Church of Charlottesville and was a member of the Ebony Social Group.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Heloise Smith and Edith Durrette.

She leaves to cherish her memory her 3 sons, James A. Walker Jr, James A. Bradford Jr. (Sherry) and Jerry Bradford (Jessica) all of Charlottesville, Va.; 4 Daughters, Theresa Roberts (Gregory) of Clifton, NJ, Diane Carter of Capital Heights, MD, Dorothy Monroe (Vincent) and Beatrice "Sissy" Bradford all of Charlottesville, Va; 22 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; first husband, James A. Walker Sr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members from the Walker's, Durrette's, Fortune's, Bradford's, and Monroe's families.

A Graveside Family Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Holly Memorial Gardens.

Walk Through Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Marian Vernell Dowell

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Marian Vernell Dowell, 86, of North Garden, Virginia departed this life on May 15, 2020, at The Laurels Nursing Home in Charlottesville. She was born August 23, 1933, daughter of the late Jerry and Annie Henderson Dowell. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Geraldine Whindleton, Louise Dowell Miller, and Emily Bernice Kirby; three brothers, Early Dowell, Simon Dowell, and Hunter Dowell; nephew/son Rodney Kirby Sr.; nephews, Bernard F. Dowell and Marvin Miller; nieces, Gloria Dowell, Linda Eddy, Carolyn Miller; and other beloved family members.

Marian Dowell joined First Baptist Church Covesville at an early age and remained an active member throughout her life. Sister Marian was a member of the Senior Choir, Missionary Society, and an Usher. Sis. Marian loved her church and her church family. She was a very active member and rarely missed a service if she could help it. Sis. Marian enjoyed the praise and worship portion of the service. She would often stand, dance, and sign along.
Marian was a proud member of the first graduating class from Burley High School. After high school, she began to work in Charlottesville. Sis. Marian worked for over 50 years for Dr. John and Lucy Morris' family in Charlottesville, Va. She also worked for Dr. Shack's Family and the Sakell's family. The families she worked for grew to become her family as well. She cared for them as if they were her own.

Marian leaves to cherish her memory a devoted family including nephew/son, Ivar Dowell (Helen); devoted nieces, Vivian Dowell Craddock, Towanda Kirby, Dorothy "CC" Whindleton; devoted nephews, Rodney Kirby Jr., Chester "CW" Whindleton (Kat), Meredith "Butch" Whindleton (Jean); sister-in-law, Gladys Dowell; other devoted nieces and nephews who were just a call away to help; Johnny, David, Gordon, and Martha of the Morris family; her phone buddies; and many other devoted family and friends.

Marian will be remembered for her big and gracious heart. She would do anything to help anyone. She will also be remembered for her famous cooking, especially her rolls and biscuits. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family at her annual cookouts where she was known to cut a rug. Aunt Marian, or Lulu as she was affectionally known, was loved by all and will truly be missed in her community.
The family would like to thank the staff at Blue Ridge Internal Medicine and The Laurels of Charlottesville for the care provided to Marian. A special thanks goes to her nurse, Kimberly, who helped get her music and managed her phone. In Marian's last moments she was heard singing and giving God praise. Marian was heard repeating the words "God got me, God's my savior, I'm God's child", before going quiet.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, at First Baptist Church Covesville, due to the pandemic.

The viewing will be from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, that family and friends make contributions to the Burley Varsity Club on her behalf.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at wwwjfbellfuneralservices.com

Jermaine
Ira Jermaine Jackson, 39, of Charlottesville, Va. entered eternal May 12, 2020, at UVA Health System. Jermaine was born in Charlottesville Va to Bridgette Jackson and Ira Pryor on August 18, 1980.

He went to Charlottesville High School. He married Cassie Elizabeth Jackson on August 11th, 2018, in Virginia Beach Va. Jermaine worked in the health field at the UVA Health System for 15 years; he first started as a patient transporter, he moved to patient care tech, and lastly fulfilled his career as an Endoscopy Surgical Assistant as well as having a Central Sterile position for UVA Health System.

Jermaine is survived by his wife, Cassie E. Jackson; daughter, LaMia Jackson; stepson, DaKari Pleasants; daughter, CaSira Jackson; sister, Sharmaine Jackson and Tierra Jackson; brother, Donovan Stallworth; nephews, Tavion Jackson, Xavier Banks; niece, La'niya Thurston; and a host of godchildren, family and friends, that he considered his brothers and sisters.

Jermaine was a fun-loving all around husband, father, brother, cousin, nephew, and uncle, you name it he was that and more. He touched so many people in the city of Charlottesville and beyond. Whenever in doubt when he was around he would give his all and then some. When he entered the room that smile and personality would light up the entire room. There wasn't a soul out there that could say anything wrong about him. He was a rapper, comedian, poet, storyteller, counselor, you name it he did it!!

Jermaine is one of kind as we will never forget him. Our lives will never be the same but we know he will not have any more pain or suffering. He was the life of any party and "HE" will always be our joy.

Walk-through Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Verna Jones Fleming

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Verna Jones Fleming departed this life on Monday, May 4, 2020. She was born on August 14, 1927, in Charlottesville, Virginia the daughter of the late James Nichols Jones and Sarah Hawkins Jones. She was the wife of the late James N. Fleming.

Verna was educated in the Charlottesville public school system and was a graduate of Jefferson High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University and completed additional coursework at the University of Virginia.

In 1949 Verna married Earl Gordon, Sr. of Charlottesville, VA and together they had two sons: Earl Gordon, Jr. and Keith Renard Gordon.

Verna began her professional career as a teacher in 1948 for Orange and Albemarle County, VA school systems. She later transitioned to Charlottesville public schools where she taught Physical Education for elementary and middle school students. Many of her students, now adults, fondly remember her with gratitude for making learning fun, building relationships and lifelong skills. An avid sports enthusiast, she spent sixteen years with the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation working as a recreational assistant. She retired in 1974.
Verna joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority after retiring and was a devoted member of the Eta Phi Omega Chapter in Charlottesville. While she enjoyed reading, dancing, painting and gardening; her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandchildren, loving family and friends.

For the last few years, Verna resided at the Mennowood Retirement Community in Newport News, VA where she was a cherished member of the community. Verna was called home at the age of 92, where she joins her husband James N. Fleming, son Earl Gordon, Jr. and grandson Trevor L. Gordon.

She leaves a legacy of love to her son Keith R. Gordon and wife, Reba, granddaughter Sarah G. Cole and husband, Cassius, many loving family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held at a future date, amid the current Coronavirus Pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Verna's honor to your favorite charity organization.

J.F. Bell Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

David Gibran Mills

David
David Gibran Mills of Gaithersburg, Maryland, affectionately known as "Butch" by his family and friends, was born on July 26, 1947, in Monrovia, Liberia West Africa to the late Slaeman George and the late Sangay Watson-Okyne.

In 1950 he relocated to the United States at the age of three, after being adopted by the late Captain Mary L. Mills, of the United States Public Health Services. Butch graduated with honors from C.F. Pope High School in Burgaw, North Carolina in 1965. He went on to attend the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut and completed his degree in Political Science in 1971. After his graduation, Butch was drafted by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War serving a two-year tour of duty.

Upon being honorably discharged, he relocated to Washington D.C. He began his Federal Government career at the United States Department of Labor where he met the love of his life, Harriet Wells. The two were married in November of 1987. As his career progressed, he later accepted a position at the United States Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Council. After 36 years of dedicated Federal Service, he retired in November of 2009.
On September 12, 1988, Harriet and Butch welcomed their son, Gibran Anwar Mills. A hands-on Dad that kept him active and more involved in youth activities than he cared to be. He spent time sharing his life experiences, skills and talents with Gibran. He was always there to lead and guide him in the right direction. He let Gibran know, life has challenges and you must be prepared to tackle them. His love and compassion for Grenetta and Gibran were displayed daily through his words, actions, and continued involvement in their daily lives.

A true country boy at heart, Butch loved his family roots in North Carolina which he could never forget. He enjoyed traveling regularly to North Carolina. He enjoyed doing his weekly yard work, driving his Porsche through the backroads, and reading a good science fantasy book. Butch was a unique soul, very wise and easy going. He enjoyed teaching the young members of his family to play chess, a game of strategy which he often analogized to life's experiences. He was known for his generous and kind spirit. He freely shared his blessings with his family and friends without expecting anything in return.
Butch died suddenly of natural causes on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Preceding him in death are his brothers Robert Saleeby Mills, Clark G. Saleeby; his birth mother, Sangay Watson-Okyne and his mother, Captain Mary L. Mills.

Butch will be greatly missed he is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Harriet Mills; daughter, Grenetta Wells; son, Gibran Anwar Mills; two sisters, Lillian Ray and Tonia Fleetwood; three sisters-in-law, Effie Mills, Antoinette Wells, and Linda Wells; beloved niece and nephew, Cheneta and Jesse Fennell; two best friends, James Herbert Mosley and Henry (Abbasi) Johnson, and a host of relatives to cherish his memories.

A private Funeral Service will be held in compliant with current regulations.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnetta Denise Gordon

Jonetta
Johnetta Denise Gordon of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Charlottesville, VA departed this life on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. Born in Charlottesville on September 23, 1959, she was the daughter of Ms. Etta Morris Gordon and the late John Gordon.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Helen Gordon Sr. and John and Agnes Morris.

Boo, as she was affectionately known, was a 1977 graduate of Albemarle High School and furthered her education at Virginia State University. She worked for many years at UVA Medical Center until she relocated to Raleigh where she worked as a caregiver and companion for the elderly.

She leaves to cherish memories a son, William S. Isabelle; mother, Etta M. Gordon; granddaughter, Phoenix R. Isabelle who was the light of her life; brother, Leon T. Gordon (Holly) all of Charlottesville; and Kialoni Irfan of Hamptons, NY; her life partner, William Buffin of Raleigh; three aunts, Yvonne Watkins and Secilia Kelly of Philadelphia, PA and Cheryl Morris of Charlottesville; three uncles, Norman Morris of Charlottesville, Raymond Morris of Philadelphia, and Raymond Gordon of Alexandria, VA; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends who will truly miss her.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be private due to current regulations.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Diane Elizabeth Anderson

Diane Elizabeth Anderson departed from this life to death on Monday, April 27, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on July 6, 1957, to the late Charles and Fannie Byrd Chesley.

She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and later joined Living Water Christian Center. She graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1975. She was employed by The Omni Hotel for many years.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Anderson, a sister; Deborah Chesely as well as her grandparents.

Her loving memories will be cherished by her two sons, Keith Chesley, Jonathan Barnes, and a special son, Nathaniel Gardner; four grandsons, Jabari, Malik, Josiah and Jadien all of Charlottesville, Virginia; two brothers, Charles "Leon" (Deborah) of Ruckersville, Virginia and Rodney "Ronnie" of Utah; six aunts and uncles, Annie Rose Dickens of Philadelphia, PA., Virginia Davis (Donald) of Cambria height, NY., Agnes "Aunt Ray" Coletraine of Charlottesville, VA., Shirley Wells of Berkley, Missouri, Barbara, Shirley, and Gregory all of Baltimore, MD; and other extended family and friends near and far.

Special thanks to her devoted caregivers Lena and Shanice. As well as the staff of UVA Hospital.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Yvonne Spears Shelton Anthony

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Yvonne Spears Shelton Anthony passed away early Monday morning on April 27, 2020, at the Laurels nursing facility. She was born April 11, 1934. She will take her final rest, and be welcomed home by her parents, Richard B. Spears and Mary H. Spears; her sisters, Wilma S. Crawford, Barbara Williams; a brother, Richard B. Spears Jr.; a grandson, Djarod Robinson; and husband, William R. Anthony.

She was the third of five children. She was baptized at Zion Union Baptist Church at an early age, she later joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church and became a member of the senior choir; she was a faithful member and attended church regularly until her illness.

Yvonne attended Jefferson High School and later went to work for the Ed Michtom family. She worked for a short time at Comdial. She soon found out that she was great at taking care of children and became a licensed childcare provider and operated her facility for 36 years. The children and parents loved her. Yvonne was like a second mother to the kids, feeding them 3 hot meals and a snack daily. The mothers loved her and so did the kids; they never wanted to leave when it was time to go home.

Yvonne leaves to mourn a son, Fitzpatrick Shelton; a sister, Ramonde Gardner; a loving caring granddaughter, Shaune Robinson; two great-granddaughters; a very dedicated nephew, Thomas (TJ) Crawford (Paula), and nephews, George Gardner (Dorothy) of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Randy Crawford; several nieces, Esther Mills (Mark), Elizabeth Spears, Soyna Donley-Nutt (Otis), Sharon Petrie (Herman), Pheode Ward (Fred), Ila Crawford, Natalie Crawford and Adair Gilliam; and a host of great-nieces, and great-nephews, and many other friends and family. The family wishes to thank the special nurses' aids that provided her care at the Laurels nursing facility.

She will lie in repose at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery will be private.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Ida Johnson Lewis

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Ida Johnson Lewis, 91, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Owings Mills, Maryland. She was a life-long resident of Charlottesville, VA until health issues caused her to move to Maryland to be closer to family. She was affectionately known to many as "Miss Ida" or "Aunt Ida" and spent the majority of her life as a business owner, school crossing guard and a Deputy Sheriff. She took pride in making sure that everyone was included, protected and respected and was a beautiful light with her vibrant personality.

She was the loving mother of two daughters, Cheryl L. Sheffey (Ronald) and Margo L. Walker, both of Owings Mills, Maryland. She also leaves to mourn her three granddaughters, Taneya Sheffey (Queens, NY), Erin Walker and Ashlyn Walker (Owings Mills, MD), one great grandson, Jae Escarfuller (Queens, NY), one sister, Frances Raines (Southampton, NJ) and one brother, Joseph Johnson (Doris), Charlottesville, VA along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A public viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery, however, a memorial and life celebration will be scheduled at a later date.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To pay condolences to the family please visit the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Oweeda Wyoming Jackson

Mrs. Oweeda Wyoming Jackson, age 81, departed this life on March 31, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia to join her belated husband Thurmond Jackson with our Heavenly Father. She was born on January 25, 1939 in Nelson County, Virginia to the late Docia (Durette) and Will Folley; she lived in Charlottesville, Virginia most of her adult life. She was a Sister at Charlottesville Church of Christ for many years.

Oweeda was known as a strong maternal figure for her family and all of those around her. Mrs. Jackson always lent a hand or her home to those who were in need out of the kindness of her heart. She leaves behind an extensive family who will fondly remember her.

Oweeda was preceded in death by her husband, Thurmond Jackson; dear son, Rickey Lee Folley; and her sisters, Geneva Folley and Gertrude Goodwin.

Left to continue her legacy on this Earth are her son, Harold Folley Sr. and daughter-in-law, Susan; sisters, Joyce Burton and Sterling Allen; grandchildren, Maurice, Harold Jr., Chris, Adrian, Rickey, Danielle, Aleisha, and Airea; and two devoted nieces, Patchell and Margie. She also leaves behind a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other beloved family and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery, Charlottesville. She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. 108 Sixth St. N.W.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Briggs Sampson

Pam
Phyllis Briggs Sampson, of Fredericksburg, Virginia was known to family and friends as "Pam", was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1952, in Sarasota, Florida. She departed this world to return home to be with her heavenly father on April 4, 2020, after fighting cancer for 3 years.

Pam graduated from Syracuse Barber School at age 19. From that training and a series of apprenticeships, she opened and operated "Mrs. Sampson Afro Barber Shop" in Fredericksburg, VA. That barbershop eventually expanded into "Double O Soul Barber and Music Shop" which she owned and operated for almost 20 years.

Pam enjoyed working with wood, including the construction of several sheds, she built on her property, and many items of furniture, some of which remain in her living room. She loved working in her vegetable garden growing collard, cabbage, corn, strawberries, potatoes, and in her yard. She enjoyed riding and repairing her collection of mopeds. Being the daughter of a caterer, she was a tremendous cook, baking homemade breads, pies, cakes, pizzas, and creating a host of her own recipes.

Pam is predeceased by a sister Sharon Jackson, and brothers Paul Peterson and Edward Peterson.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 49 years, Gregory Sampson, Sr.; one daughter, Corinda Sampson; one son, Gregory Sampson, Jr.; one daughter-in-law Denise Sampson; 3 grandchildren, Gregory, III, Jayla, and Brandon; sisters; Gloria Turnbull, Audrey Briggs and Rita Bennett; brothers; Glennis Peterson, Roger Peterson, and Bernard Peterson. Sisters-in-law; Karen Cooper and Pamela Bland; brothers-in-law; Selton Sampson and Brian Bland and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. 108 Sixth St. N.W. is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Lorenzo Saylor

Larry
Larry Lorenzo Saylor, 56, of Waynesboro, Virginia; formerly of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on March 31, 2020. He was born in Charlottesville, VA, the son of Delores M. Clark Saylor of Charlottesville and the late Garfield Saylor Sr. he was the fiancé of Cristal Marie Harris of Waynesboro, Virginia.

He received his G.E.D. and worked as a self-employed painter. One of his favorite pastimes was watching football; and his favorite team was the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed listening to Go-go music and was always sharply dressed.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Antone Harris of Charlottesville, VA and Recous Smith of Keswick, VA; a daughter, Tomika Harris of Waynesboro, VA; four brothers, David L. Clark (Karen), Garfield Saylor Jr. (Jean), Raymond N. Saylor (Rosa) all of Charlottesville, VA, and Malcolm Kenney (Renee) of Virginia Beach, VA; four sisters, Olivia Rankins, Gail Timberlake, Sharon Saylor Washington, and Linda M. Saylor all of Charlottesville, VA; an uncle, Thomas "Peter" Gordon (Sherice) of Laurel, MD; three aunts, Ida L. Dyer (Phillip) of Keswick, VA; Dorothy Brookes of Maryland, and Mary Green (Jermaine) of Charlottesville, VA; six devoted Friends, Eddie "Ducie" Harris; Eddie "Bubby" Howard; Melvin Grooms; Walt Braxton, John Carrington, and Darryl Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Riverview Cemetery, 1701 Chesapeake St., Charlottesville, Virginia. He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 Sixth St. N. W., Charlottesville, Virginia.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Lucille Timberlake Steppe

Lucille
Sarah Lucille Timberlake Steppe, 70, of Crozet, Virginia departed this life at her residence on Monday, March 30, 2020. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 25, 1949, the daughter of the late Charles Timberlake and Gertrude Walker Timberlake. She was the beloved wife of Wilbert M. Steppe, Jr.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Albert Timberlake.

She was a graduate of Albemarle High School. She worked for Acme Visible Records in Crozet for 20 years and Inova Corporation for 25 years. She was a member and usher of Union Mission Baptist Church. She loved gardening and spending most of her time with her family.

In addition to her loving husband she leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Wilbert M. Steppe, III (Elizabeth), and Shaun L. Steppe; a daughter, Connie E. Steppe; two brothers, Charles Timberlake and James Timberlake (Priscilla); four sisters, Joyce Wright (James), Joan Carpenter (Larry), Gertrude Carter (James), and Janet Timberlake; a sister-in-law, Deborah Timberlake; five grandchildren, Alexia Steppe, Madison Steppe, Shaun "Deuce" Steppe, Shayn Steppe, and Aaliyah Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery. She will lie in repose from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Lucille Minor Brown

Lucille
Lucille Minor Brown departed this life on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She was born on April 19, 1943, to the late Ellen and John Minor of Gordonsville, Virginia. Lucille was united in Holy Matrimony on July 21, 1962, to Robert "Bobby" Brown, Sr. God blessed this union of 58 years with four loving children.

Lucille was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard Twyman, Gilbert Twyman, William Twyman, and John Minor; three sisters, Margaret Maupin, Ophelia Terrell, and Florence Page.

Lucille leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Robert "Bobby" Brown, Sr.; four children, Robert "Robie"(Charlotte), Vandella, Rovelle (Terri), and Luvelle; six grandchildren, Robert "Tre", Miniya, Savion, Landyn, and Aiden; one great grandchild, Traeden; a devoted niece, Christie; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lucille received Christ at an early age at Wildon Grove Baptist Church. In later years, she became a member at Evergreen Baptist Church in Palmyra. At Evergreen, she served as the Vice President of the Missionary Board and President of the Senior Choir for many years. In addition to serving her church, Lucille was a dedicated member and officer for the Fluvanna County Branch of the NAACP. The branch recognized her with various recognitions and awards for her phenomenal work. Lucille was actively involved with the education of her children and generations of other young people in Fluvanna County. She was employed with the Fluvanna County Public Schools as an Instructional Assistant and support staff for the Technology Department for 44 years. In addition to working during the school year, Lucille worked as a counselor in the youth employment division with MACCA for 30 summers.

Lucille enjoyed baking and was known throughout the region for her famously delicious pound cake. She also enjoyed going to yard sales, time with her family, shopping, and she was the biggest fan of the University of Virginia Men's Basketball Team.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery. Her remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Hattie Smith Williams

Hattie Smith
Hattie Smith Williams of Covesville, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, March 14, 2020. She was born on March 21, 1925, to the parents of Charles Smith and Ellen Wallace Smith of Schuyler, Virginia. She had 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

Hattie was a faithful member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church of Schuyler, Virginia. She loved her church and attended faithfully. She also enjoyed gardening, raising many beautiful flowers, delicious vegetables, and fruits. Hattie also enjoyed traveling with her daughter Virginia Out West to visit family. She was employed 35 years at the University of Virginia until her retirement.

Hattie is survived by her daughter, Virginia McCarron of Covesville, Virginia; a grandson, James McLonie Bowen Jr., and family of Arizona; 5 great-grandchildren, Jordan M. Bowens, Jaden M. Bowens, Jaran M. Bowens, Haylie N. Bowens, and Jasmin Bowens; 2 great-great-great-grandchildren, Alexa Gosa, Dreydan Gosa; 2 sisters-in-law; 1 brother-in-law; and also a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Schuyler, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Smith Family Cemetery, Covesville, Virginia.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Anna Mae Spottswood

Anna Mae
Anna Mae Spottswood, 80 years old, of Charlottesville, Virginia, born March 9, 1939, in Midland, Virginia, to the late George Brown and Cecelia Vandergrift, passed on, at Autumn Care of Madison, Virginia, on the morning of Friday, February 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Calvin Spottswood.

She has three daughters, Gloria Spottswood, Gracie Henderson, and Regina Spottswood; two sons, Michael Spottswood and Calvin Spottswood Jr.; two sisters, Mary Brown and Pauline Purefoy; and one brother Bobby Brown; and preceded in death by four brothers, Frances Brown, William Brown, Herbert Brown, and George Brown, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Artia Spottswood. She has 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and a long- time, devoted companion, George Gardner, and as well, her son-in-law, Robert Henderson, and her daughter-in-law, Karen Spottswood.

She attended Madison County Schools, Madison, Virginia, and, Adult Education in Charlottesville, Virginia. Anna Mae owned and operated her own business as a Licensed In-Home Day Care Provider for 25 plus years, taking care of hundreds of children who lovingly referred to her as "Granny." It was her passion. Nothing was more important to Anna Mae than family. Some of her most enjoyable times involved having family gatherings with food, fun, and the famous Spottswood fracas ... all in love.

The loss of our loved one reinforces our memories of her as an excellent mother, and great friend, who loved her family dearly. She left an impression on those she met as a strong-willed and genuinely caring person, impacting and touching the lives of so many.

She was a faithful charter member at Jerusalem Church, Inc.

Funeral services will be held at, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3417 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, Virginia, at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

In honor of Anna Mae's memory, the family is respectfully asking that memorial gifts may be made in the form desired by friends, toward final services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Davis Sampson

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Mary Davis Sampson of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on February 8, 2020, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Mary was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina on June 19, 1938, to the late Moses Mcleod Davis and Corina Cook Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer 'Sonny" Sampson.

One son, Victor F. Sampson; one sister, Mamie Davis McMillan; two brothers, James Moses Davis and Walter Davis; mother-in-law, Mable T. Sampson; one brother-in-law, Chaucer McMillian; and one sister-in-law, Agatha Davis preceded her in death.

Mary received her BA degree from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and pursued further studies at the University of Virginia. Mary devoted her professional career to teaching in the Albemarle and Charlottesville Public Schools for thirty-eight years. In 1991 she received an Outstanding Educator Award in recognition of mastery in the arts of teaching and outstanding service to the profession.

Mary was a charter member of Eta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was also instrumental in helping to start the Lambda Chi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and the Theta Kappa Chapter at the University of Virginia. Mary served as a graduate advisor for both chapters for several years which was one of her highlights working with young adults. In 1980 Mary received the Mid-Atlantic Region Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award for her devotion and leadership. After retirement, Mary focused her time on politics. She was one of the coordinators for the late Senator Emily Couric's campaign.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Fannie S. Harris and Cherie L. Sampson of Virginia; five grandchildren, Ryan, Sean, Leah, Sonji, and Antionette of Virginia; one great-granddaughter, Calese of Virginia; two sisters, Bertha Davis of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Pamelia Davis of Durham, North Carolina; one godson, Murray Littlepage of Mississippi; a special cousin Dora Easterling and husband, Arthur of Bennettsville, South Carolina; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Lacy L. Weeks

Lacy L. Weeks, 64, of Earlysville, Virginia died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

Andre Jarrad Waller

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Andre Jarrad Waller, 39, of Woodbridge, VA entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 30, 2020. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Clavon Irene Wilson and his paternal grandparents, Henry (Sr.) and Lelia Waller.

Andre was born on February 11, 1980, in Charlottesville, VA to Patrice Wilson Waller and Henry Waller Jr. He was educated in the Charlottesville Public School System and employed by Merchco Services Inc.

Spending time with family and friends, listening to hip-hop and rap music, and watching his favorite sports teams (the Knicks, Giants, and North Carolina Tarheels) were some of his fondest pastimes. Andre was also a collector of sporting apparel, especially baseball caps, and athletic shoes. He enjoyed a good meal and his favorite food was fried chicken.

Andre's strong spirit encouraged his family and friends to persist in the face of struggles. He demonstrated that it is not our strength that keeps us going. It is our faith and perseverance.

In addition to his parents, Andre will forever be cherished by his brothers, Kareem Waller of Springfield, VA and Patrick Waller of Woodbridge, VA; paternal grandfather, Rev. William Wilson of Rocky Mount, NC; an aunt, Yvonne Wilkins and husband, Angelo of Bowie, MD; a great-aunt, Francina Fleming and husband, James of Orlando, FL; a step-mother, Frances Waller of Woodbridge, VA; a step-brother, Derrick Williams of Woodbridge, VA; and a host of cousins and dear friends.

A Homegoing service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 3045 Morgantown Road, Ivy, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Yvonne T. Carey

Yvonne T. Carey, 78, of Louisa, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at a local nursing home. She was born in Louisa, Virginia on July 4, 1941, a daughter of the late William L. and Marmon Boone Johnson. She was preceded in death by her first and second husband the late Spencer Thurston and Linwood Carey.

A daughter, Frederica Thurston also preceded her in death.

She had a special gift and passion for cooking and loved spending time with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Louise Hubert of Louisa, Virginia; a number of nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the Foster Creek Baptist Church, Louisa, Virginia, with Pastor Michael R. Crawley, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery, Louisa. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Lucille Eliza Rankins-Rush

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Lucille Eliza Rankins-Rush, 89, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Charlottesville on January 15, 1931, to the late Arthur Rankins and Rosa Rankins-Saylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Rush; children, James and Herbert Rankins; siblings, Myrtle Rankins, Ruth Carter, Bernice Rankins and Arthur "Sonny" Rankins; and grandchildren, Curtis R. Rankins and Colette Booker.

She was formally educated in the Charlottesville Public School System. She was a daughter escort of the Blue Ridge temple #67 daughters Elks of the World. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifelong member of Pilgrim Baptist Church of Charlottesville. She served on the Missionary and Usher Board.

She leaves to cherish her memory seven sons, Curtis Rankins and Lori, Edward Anderson and Charlotte, William Rankins and Mary, Henry Rush, and Crystal, Alonzo Rush and Mary, Calvin Rush and Liz, Anthony Rush and Delores all of Charlottesville, VA; two daughters, Delores Rankins of Charlottesville, VA and Doretha Brooks of Afton, VA; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Rankins of Charlottesville, VA; two devoted nephews, Arthur Scott of Charlottesville, VA and Michael Scott of Atlanta, GA; a devoted friend Marie Scott and caregivers, Cindy Holiday and Dorothy Turner; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 211 Albemarle Street. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

John Arelious Hughes

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Praise the Lord! On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, John Arelious Hughes, 87, of Keswick, Virginia went home to be with his Lord. He peacefully closed his eyes at Martha Jefferson Hospital from congestive heart failure. He was born in Albemarle County on June 2, 1932. He was predeceased by his father, Vincent Geiger Hughes, and mother, Lucile Curry Hughes, formerly of Keswick, Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters and one brother, Doretha "Dotty" Hughes Allen, formerly of Charlottesville, Norma "Pretty" Yvonne Hughes, formerly of Charlottesville, and George Sullivan Hughes, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 years, Agnes Banks Hughes, of Keswick, a daughter, Rhonda Mae Hughes, of Alexandria, Virginia, a son, John Troy Hughes, of Reston, Virginia; one aunt, Evelyn Elaine Hughes, of Charlottesville; and he is survived by a brother, Vincent Geiger Hughes, "Junior", and sister-in-law, Lenora Hughes, of Tacoma, Washington, and a sister, Gloria Hughes Green, of Charlottesville, Virginia; two grandsons, Brandon Jamaal Friloux of Painesville, Louisiana, and Cameron Justin Hughes and wife, Mia; and two granddaughters, Mia Askins Hughes, of Yokosuka, Japan and Ashleigh Marguerite Friloux of San Diego, California. He also is survived by a great-granddaughter Maiah Askins, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

John proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He proudly wore a Korean War Veteran hat most places outside his home during his later years. He was a manager at Sperry Marine Systems for 36 years. He was a member of Prince Hall Masons lodge number 20 of Charlottesville, Virginia and was a member of Shriner Lodge.

An avid fisherman, John was known for bringing home upwards of a hundred fish after trips to Lewisetta, Virginia on the York River. An avid gardener, he likewise was proud of giant cabbages and tomatoes and the fieriest hot peppers no mouth could stand!

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at First Christian Church of Keswick, Virginia. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Rochelle Denise Washington Hill

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Rochelle Denise Washington Hill, 59, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, January 20, 2020. She was born on July 22, 1960, the daughter of Pauline White and the late William F. Washington.

In addition to her mother she is survived by a daughter, Angela D. Vest; and a granddaughter, Aria E. Vest; a sister, Cassandra White; and a brother, William F. Washington, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Lehman D. Bates, II. officiating.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Anthony "Ashy" Wendell Wars

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Anthony "Ashy" Wendell Wars, 61, departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born on January 31, 1958, to Arthur Joseph and Fannie Jackson Wars. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Francis Jerome Wars.

Anthony was educated in the Charlottesville public school system and graduated from Lane High School in 1977. He attended Piedmont Virginia Community College. Anthony was baptized at an early age, and was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA.

Anthony was known for his nonstop conversations with family, friends, and whomever he came in contact with. He had a very warm and generous heart. He loved his family dearly and loved giving presents to his sister and brothers, but especially his nieces. He was well known in the neighborhood as one who was willing to always help others. He was a very talented musician who played guitar and piano by ear.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memory his brothers, Joseph Wars (Jeanette) of Elgin, Illinois and Arthur Wars (Barbara) of Charlottesville; his sister, Camilla Wars Mitchell (William) of Fort Myers, Florida; his significant other, Raymona "KiKi" Matthews; nieces, Stephanie-Wars Williams of Burlington, NC, Kisha Mitchell of Chicago, Il, Yoma Mitchell Miller of Newport News, VA; a great-niece Marissa Williams of Burlington, NC; and of host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street. Interment will follow at the Jackson Family Cemetery, Silas Jackson Lane, Free Union, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Clarence Smith

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Clarence Smith, Sr. 88, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on January 5, 2020. He was born on February 14, 1931, in Faber, Virginia the son of the late Fred Smith and Molly Allen. His wife, Betty L. Smith preceded him in death.

A son George Smith; five brothers, Earl Smith, John Smith, James Smith, Peyton Smith and Edward Smith; and a sister, Viola S. Carter preceded him in death.

He was employed with the Smith Lumber Company from 1952 until 1972 and the Augusta Lumber and Supply from 1972 until his retirement in 1992. He loved to fish and watch old western movies. He especially enjoyed family gatherings.

He leaves to cherish his memory six sons, Clarence Smith and wife, Mary, Cecil Smith and wife, Arlene, John Smith, Eddie Smith, James Smith and Robert Smith; three daughters, Barbara Bellamy, Juanita Brock, and Mary Douglas; two sisters-in-law, Dee Smith and Ruby Henderson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at First Baptist Covesville Church, Henderson Lane, Covesville, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Brenda Ann Fortune

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Brenda Ann Fortune, 55, departed her earthly life on Friday, January 3, 2020, at The University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born December 21, 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia to Ada A. Fortune and the late Thomas J. Fortune.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Priscilla C. Anderson.

Brenda graduated from Charlottesville High School and later from Sanford-Brown College, Tysons Corner, Virginia with an Associate Degree in Health Care. She was employed as a Medical Assistant until her health declined. Brenda was baptized at an early age and was a member of Charlottesville Church of Christ. Brenda was a very outgoing, happy and giving person and she loved to make others laugh. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Besides her mother, she leaves to cherish her memory, one brother, Larry Fortune (Diane); two sisters, Vickie Coleman and Kelly Shelton; one uncle, Frank H. Alexander, Jr. (Mary); three aunts, Kitty Roundtree, Gladys Fortune and Carolyn Fortune; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted Friday, January 10, 2020, at 1:00 P.M., at the Charlottesville Church of Christ, with Bishop Frank Reeves officiating.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Virginia Lee Minor Ferguson

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Virginia Lee Minor Ferguson, 82, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born in Keswick, Virginia on March 7, 1937, to the late Frank R. West and Florence Cecelia Minor. She was the widow of Robert A. Ferguson Sr.

She received her early education at the Jefferson School and graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School. She earned a teaching degree at Piedmont Virginia Community College and worked as a Head Start Teacher with MACCA. She was an active member of Zion Union Baptist Church serving on the Pastoral and Church Aide Ministry and the Women' s Fellowship. Gardening was her passion and her green thumb was evident in Fifeville where her beautiful displays of flowers were well-known; however, she was most known for her delicious cheesecake.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Mitchell Minor and his wife, Michelle and Robert Ferguson and his wife, Aida; two daughters, Pamela D. Burruss, and her husband, Lloyd E. Jr. and Cecelia D. Ferguson; three brothers, Curtis "Plank" Minor and his wife, Doris, Robert Minor and James Minor; two sisters, Barbra Minor and Rosa "Tootie" Minor; six grandchildren, Jessica Burruss and Keyone, Danielle Burruss Freeman and Gary, Brittany Burruss, Codie Burruss, Omari Minor, Taslim Minor; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Burruss, Jayden Freeman, Amiyah Burruss, and Tysen Freeman; three special friends, Shirley Porter, Lillie Jackson, and Barbara Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019, at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens.

The Family will receive friends at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22, 2019.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Gerald "Jazmynn" Lee Thomas

Gerald "Jazmynn" Lee Thomas, 52, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Jazmynn was born on August 16, 1967, to the late Woodson Lewis Frye, Sr. and Diane Thomas. Jazmynn was preceded in death by a sister, Violet C. Lewis.

Jazmynn loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Jazmynn's survivors include a brother, Troy Thomas of Richmond, Virginia; three sisters, Robin Hardy, Antoinette Hardy, and Patricia Carrington of Charlottesville, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Haven, 112 West Market Street. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Barbara Ann (Medley) Cotton

Barbara Ann (Medley) Cotton, 74, of Charlottesville--a faithful believer in her savior Jesus Christ departed this life on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the University of Virginia Hospital. She was born July 29, 1945, and spent her early childhood in Aroda, Virginia, before joining family in Charlottesville.

She attended Burley High School in the early 1960s. After marrying and residing in Washington, DC for a period of years, she relocated to Denver, Colorado, eventually remarrying and making the Rocky Mountain state her home for more than 20 years. Her security career included working at Denver International Airport followed by Reagan National Airport as a TSA agent, and with the University [hospital] as a security officer for 10 years until her retirement.

Survivors include her mother, Myrtle M. Dillard; her children, Isabel Wright (Jonathan) of Earlysville and Maurice Jackson of Charlottesville; her siblings, Doris, Vernett, and Roy Dillard; her grandchildren, Ashley Williams, and Markell and Teyhana Jackson; Two Great Grandsons, William and Aiden; and a host of cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Virginia Louise (Lou) Medley and her stepfather Grafton W. Dillard, Jr.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery. In the event of snow or rain the memorial service will be held at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Elizabeth Rush

Mary Elizabeth Rush, 74, of Esmont, Virginia departed this life on November 27, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born in Albemarle County, Virginia on December 24, 1944, a daughter of the late William Morris and Hazel Rush. She was the wife of Walker Lee Rush.

She received her formal education in the Albemarle County School System. She was a homemaker and an active member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church serving as a member of the Deaconess Board.

A son, Walker Rudolph Rush; a daughter Sherilyn D. Rush Rogers; a brother James R. Rush; and a sister-in-law, Marion Rush preceded her in death.

In addition to her husband Walker Lee Rush she leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Walker B. Rush, Kevin L. Rush, Lyndell A. Rush, and Prentice L. Rush; two daughters, Aretha P. Rush and Francelia T. Rush; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 8825 Chestnut Grove Road, Esmont, Virginia. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Janet Sims

Janet Sims, 72, of Greenwood, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 8, 1947, daughter of the late Elgie and Dora Jones-Sims.

A brother, Elgie Sims, Jr. preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greenwood, Virginia from an early age and remained very active in all aspects of church life. She enjoyed participating in sports and was an avid sports fan.

She leaves to cherish her memory 2 sons, Robert Sims, Sr. and Antione Sims; a daughter, Rochelle Sims; a brother, Stuart Sims; 4 sisters, Loretta Dickerson, Nancy Diggs, Catherine Sims, and Etta Woodfolk and husband, Charles; 8 grandchildren, Gabriella Morris, Tianna Brown, Robert Sims, Jr., Jada Sims, Deven Sims-Sandridge, Devonta' Sims-Sandridge, Jalen Sims, Aniyah Sims; 3 great-grandchildren, Bella Johnson, Bryson Johnson, Brelynn Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Many thanks to Ananda Kablack, a very good friend.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greenwood, Virginia, with the Reverend Dr. Stanley Woodfolk officiating.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Gerald Allen

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Gerald Allen, 65, a native of Charlottesville, Virginia departed the life on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Travis "Pinky" Arthur Wells, Jr.

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Travis "Pinky" Arthur Wells, Jr., 69, of Troy, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Washington, D.C. on July 22, 1950, a son of the late Travis A. Wells, Sr. and Georgia Wells.

Two brothers Robert Wells and Michael Wells preceded him in death.

Travis was a dedicated Emergency Medical Assistant. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was loved by each of them.

He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings, a brother, Gregory Wells of Washington, D. C.; three sisters, Antoinette Wells of Washington, D.C., Harriet Mills and husband, David of Gaithersburg, MD, and Linda Wells of District Heights, MD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. James Baptist Church, 201 Henson Road, Palmyra, Virginia. Interment will follow at the Wells Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Ruth Fleming Hunt

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Ruth Fleming Hunt was born on September 14, 1924, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late James Pendleton Fleming and Maude Henry Fleming, and the great-granddaughter of Henry Martin of the University of Virginia.

Ruth was educated in the Charlottesville school system, and was a graduate of Jefferson High School. She received her Undergraduate degree from Virginia State University, her Master's in Education from Temple University, and completed additional coursework at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Ruth began her professional career in 1945, as Comptroller for Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. In 1952 she married Richard H. Hunt of Chester, PA and together they had one son, Richard H. Hunt, Jr. Upon relocating to Philadelphia, Ruth began teaching elementary school for the Philadelphia Public Schools, becoming a specialist in reading skills, and serving as President of the Philadelphia chapter of the International Reading Association. She retired in 1984.

Ruth joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority while in college, and was a devoted member of the Omega Omega Chapter in Philadelphia. While she enjoyed many hobbies in her lifetime, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. In recent years, Ruth resided at the Artman Lutheran Home, where she was a beloved member of the community.

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Ruth was called home at the age of 95, where she joins her husband, Richard.

She leaves a legacy of love to her son, Richard H. Hunt Jr. of Durham, NC, and many other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery, Elliot Avenue and First Street, Charlottesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ruth's honor to the Artman Benevolent Fund, 250 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002.

In the event of inclement weather the funeral service will be held at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Article on her appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer
https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/ruth-fleming-hunt-retired-teacher-philadelphia-schools-obituary-20191105.html

Ferdinand Douglas "Frog" Harris

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Ferdinand Douglas “Frog” Harris, Jr., 68, departed this life on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 30, 1951, the son of the late Ferdinand “Fred” Harris, Sr. and Leona Randolph Harris. He was the husband of Phyllis E. T. Harris.
A son, La-Thon Ware; two sisters, Nancy Harris and Sarah Frances Harris; a niece Nichole Workman; and a father-in-law, Jerry Dudley preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Lane High School and later went on to serve in the military and earned the honor of being a U.S. Army veteran. He spent his career as an experienced roofer. His hobby was flying model aircraft.
In addition to his beloved wife, Phyllis he leaves to cherish his memory a daughter-in-law, Nicole Ware of Dayton, VA; a sister, Leona “Dimples” Brown of Charlottesville, VA; a niece, Reva L. Nowell of Charlottesville, VA; two grandchildren, Jayden and Jorden of Dayton, VA; a mother-in-law, June Dudley of Troy, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Charlottesville Church of the Brethren, 1225 E. Rio Road.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

 

Encilie Brimfield Griffin

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Encilie Brimfield Griffin was the second child born to the late Lionel Martinez and Eleanor Brimfield in Branchville, South Carolina on March 31, 1944. After an extended illness, she entered into eternal rest to be with her Lord early Saturday morning on November 2, 2019, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.


At an early age, her family moved to New York, where she was educated in the New York School System. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New Rochelle College in 1988. After many years in New York she and the love of her life, Joseph Griffin relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia.


She was fun-loving and loved to travel with Joe. They traveled the world together on airplanes, cruise ships, and cars. She was a no-nonsense person. She always, “said what she meant and meant what she said.”


Encilie worked for over twenty-five years with the New York Fire Department. She retired in 2004.


She was affectionately called, “Ma” by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved each of them dearly. They brought much love and joy to her life. She will be remembered by all who crossed her path. She was always willing to help those in need.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her devoted and loving husband, Joseph Griffin; one son, Dereke Grifin and wife, Mary Ann; one daughter, Samantha Akerson, and husband, Charles; six adoring grandchildren, Raimar J. Akerson, Michael J. Akerson, Khaleik J. Akerson, Shamika J. Akerson, Sade Griffin, and Chantel Griffin; two great-grandchildren, Anthony A. Akerson, and Ethan Akerson; three sisters, Genora Brimfield, Renetha Brimfield, Jackie Brimfield; three sisters-in-law, Catherine Griffin, Louise Wiggins, and Mary Orr; one brother-in-law, James Griffin and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. The Family will be recieving friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Eliza Austin

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Eliza Elizabeth Austin departed this life on October 31, 2019, at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfel, Texas. Eliza was born on May 12, 1933, in Albemarle County, Virginia to the late John Henry Revelle and Eliza Tyree Revelle.

Eliza attended Albemarle Training School. Eliza was married to the late James McKinley Austin, Sr. and from this union, they were blessed with two children, a son, James McKinley Austin, Jr. and a daughter, Ann Elizabeth Austin Glace.

Eliza lived in the community all of her life and did volunteer work at the Hope House. She was well known by a lot of people in the community. She loved engaging and socializing with family and friends; and was also very caring and willing to help. She liked cooking, gardening and traveling and she especially loved all of her grandchildren.

Eliza was preceded in death by her two sister, Anne Revelle, Pauline Revelle, and her brother, Clarence Revelle.

In addition to her son and daughter Eliza leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren, Nichelle Patterson, and husband, Chris, Kristie Cook, and husband, Josh, Cachet Ndiaye and husband, Zoe, Jamie E. Austin and James M. Austin III, and William C. M. Glaze and wife Rebeca; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of cousins and friends. We will miss her eternally. We love you, Mother Dear!

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Sixth St. N.W. with Bishop George Gohanna officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.

Her remains will lie in repose from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home. J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

 

Shirley F. Robinson

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Shirley F. Robinson, 90 years, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Friday, November 1, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry Friedman and Katherine Flowers Friedman.

Three brothers, Charles A. Friedman, Leon W. Friedman, and Harry Friedman; and two sisters, Thelma Harris and Brooke Friedman preceded her in death.

She dedicated many years of service as a Nursing Assistant at the University of Virginia Medical Center until her retirement. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Dan H. Robinson and wife, Mary of Antioch, TN and Reginald T. Robinson and wife, Michele of Richmond, VA; two daughters, Vernell R. Payne of Charlottesville, VA and Rosemary Horton and husband Cleveland of Portsmouth, VA; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue, with the Reverend Mary Robinson Carey delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, First Street and Elliot Avenue.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

 

Marquis Denzel Thompson

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"I am at peace, my souls at rest; there is no need for tears, for with your love I was so blessed"

Marquis Denzel Thompson, 31, of Charlottesville, VA departed his life suddenly due to an automobile accident on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Marquis was born on November 13, 1987, to Tara Shermane' Thompson Cook. He was preceded in death by his Great Grandparents, William and Catherine Anthony and James and Harriett Thompson.

He was a graduate of Charlottesville High School. He was currently employed by Rudy's Dry Cleaners.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Tara Thompson Cook of Clarkesville TN; children, Markasia Thompson of Charlottesville, VA and Camren Thompson of Scottsville, VA; a Fiance', Lana Woodford; siblings, Kiara Jones of Clarkesville, TN, DelMarco Thompson of Lakewood, WA, Dennie Frye, and Marica Anderson of Charlottesville, VA; maternal grandparents, Sherman and Katherine Thompson of Charlottesville, VA; aunts and uncles, Crystal Taylor of Boston, MA, Sherman Thompson Jr and Kim of Troy, VA, Tonya Taylor, and Sabena Thompson of Charlottesville VA; cousins, Tatianna, Marktika, Raekwon, Justice, Eric, Quincy, Lakia, Jakhi, and Malachi; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 113 6th St N.W., Charlottesville, VA. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Lucy Green Wayland

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Lucy Green Wayland, formerly of Albemarle County departed this life on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at a nursing facility in Waymart, Pennsylvania. She was born in Albemarle County on February 16, 1927, the daughter of the late John M. and Mary Overton Green. She was the widow of Daniel Wayland.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Green.

She received her formal education in the Albemarle County School System and received specialized training in nursing to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She practiced for many years until her retirement as an LPN at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was an active member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church until her health began to fail.

She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted nephew, Richard Green Jr. of Lords Valley, PA and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 1601 Old Lynchburg Road. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Josephine Crowell

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Josephine Crowell, 89, a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2019, at her home in Keswick, Virginia. She was the oldest of five children born to the late Rosa Lee Porter and Thomas Jefferson Miller, Sr. She is the wife of the late John Crowell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Crowell; parents, Rosa Lee Porter and Thomas Jefferson Miller, Sr.; brothers, Thomas, William, and Lawrence Miller, and sister, Evelyn Stewman.

Josephine leaves precious memories with her children, Charmaine Crowell-White and JoAnn Crowell-Redd; grandchildren, Jessica Childress, Nathaniel Childress, Jr., Safisha Mance-Thomas, and Raymond Sanders; two sons-in-law, Thomas White and Raymond Redd; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th Street, Charlottesville, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Union Run Baptist Church, 3220 Keswick Road, Keswick, Va. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Her remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

William "Billy" Daniel Cowan

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William "Billy" Daniel Cowan departed this life on Friday, September 27, 2019, at his residence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Billy was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on July 22, 1954, to the late William Theodore and Phyllis Wallace Cowan. He received his education in the Albert Gallatin Area District Schools, and later relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia. In Charlottesville, he worked for the City of Charlottesville in Parks and Recreation and later at the Albemarle County Public Schools, Transportation Services, until he retired.

To cherish his memory, he is survived by his brother and sister, David L. Cowan and Lois Ann Cowan of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and sister, Linda Cowan Jackson and her husband, Aubrey, of Bowie, Maryland. He is also survived by a niece, India, and many devoted and loving family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Virginia. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Sterling E. Turner

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Sterling E. Turner, age 61, born on September 9, 1958, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away suddenly at his residence on September 17, 2019. He leaves behind a brother, Leon Turner of Charlottesville Virginia, and two sisters, Judith Witherspoon of Bristow, Virginia, and Sharon Hayes of Manassas, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held on October 5, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Sixth Street, N.W., Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. Interment of his cremains will be at Quantico Marine Base, Quantico, Virginia, on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 12 p.m.; where he will receive military honors.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Bernard Carl Bell

Bernard Carl Bell, 68, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born in Charlottesville on May 17, 1951, the son of the late Lawrence and Edna Bell.

He worked for many years in Food Service at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

George Edward Feggans

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George Edward Feggans, 76, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Hospice of the Piedmont after a recent illness.

He is survived by his wife, Ingrid Smith Feggans, six children, three sisters, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

A Home Going service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at his home church New Hope Baptist Church in Esmont, Va. A viewing for Mr. Feggans will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home as well as one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Paul Morton Gaston

Paul Morton Gaston died on June 14, 2019, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born on January 31, 1928 to Cornelius and Margaret Gaston in Fairhope, Alabama. He is survived by his three children Blaise, Chinta and Gareth, his daughters-in-law Cali and Heather, and his granddaughters Eliza and Mira, along with countless friends around the world. We will have a memorial celebration of his life on Saturday, October 12, at 4PM at The Jefferson School in Charlottesville. Please come share and enjoy music, remembrances, and good cheer.

Here are several links to recent writings about his life:

  • https://news.virginia.edu/content/memoriam-historian-paul-gaston-early-civil-rights-activist
  • https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/local-civil-rights-icon-gaston-dies/article_3873fe0e-93c8-11e9-bb8f-fbd9450256ce.html
  • https://www.c-ville.com/gastons-history-idealism-spurred-civil-rights-activist/


In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Virginia Organizing, 703 Concord Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903 https://virginia-organizing.org/donate/

J.F.Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

James William Bland

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James William Bland, 94 years of Fluvanna County, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, September 15, 2019. He was born in Fluvanna County on April 5, 1925, a son of the late Charlie and Ida Clark Bland.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Philip, Samuel, Lynn, Theodore, Shakespeare, and Presley Bland, and one sister, Polly Catherine McCowan.

He received his formal education through the Fluvanna County Schools; and retired after many years of service as the warehouse man at Edgecomb Metals.

He was a dedicated member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He was very actively involved in his church and was an avid farmer and gardner.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, William Bland and his wife, Martha, and James Bland and wife, Shelia; four daughters, Delores Christmas and husband, Edward, Linda Fauntleroy and husband, Alvin, Cheryl Snyder and husband, Kennith, and Lolita Bland; two sisters, Alease Cousins and Ruth Megginson; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephew and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Galilee Baptist Church, 3598 Three Notch Road, Kents Store, Virginia. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Debra Mae Jackson

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Debra Mae Jackson of Northern Virginia departed this life in Richmond, Virginia for her eternal life on Sunday August 25, 2019. Debra was born July 2, 1955, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late David Eugene Burns, Jr. and Juanita Jackson Burns. Debra is preceded in death by her parents, David Eugene Burns, Jr. and Juanita Jackson Burns, her fiancé, Jesse Edwin Thomas, and her in-laws, Raymond Edward Jackson and Cora Lilly Jackson.

Her precious memory will be forever cherished and mourned by her two daughters, Typhanie N. Jackson and Amber D. Jackson both of Richmond, Virginia; her one son, Anthony A. Jackson II of Northern, Virginia; eight grandchildren; her former husband, Anthony A. Jackson I of Brooklyn, New York; two brothers, Larry C. Breckenridge of Charlottesville, Virginia and David Eugene Burns, III and wife Valerie of Washington, D.C.; five sisters, Crystal L. and husband, Herbert Scott, Lillie Dunbar, Vivian L. Goins, Sylvia D. Jackson, and Doris Barbour all of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Cherry Avenue Christian Church at 1720 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at, www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Charles Henry Chapman

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Charles Henry Chapman, father, grandfather, great-grandfather world traveler, runner, departed this life to be with the Lord on August 18, 2019. He will be greatly missed. Known affectionately as “Henry”, he was born on October 24, 1938, in New York, NY.


He is preceded in death by his spouse Barbara Poindexter Chapman and his daughter Henrietta A. Chapman.


Henry attended Union High School in Caroline County. He worked as a car mechanic and completed electrical testing and training courses through CREI, upon graduating, he began working at Sperry Marine company, later called Northrup Grumman, where he retired after more than 45 years of service. He had a passion for running and his last notable race was a marathon of 26 miles which he performed when he was 72 years of age. He loved singing in the choir and he sang in several church choirs at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. He also served as a Trustee. He loved living in his log cabin, his dream house in the country, Keswick, Va. His passion for traveling took him to over 10 countries and all over the United States. He and the love his life, Barbara Poindexter Chapman traveled extensively together and were known to visit many beautiful destinations like Italy, Greece, Egypt, Canada, Grand Canyon, and Hawaii.


Henry is survived by his daughters, Janice Chapman-Smith, Jeanette Chapman and Monica Chapman; his grandchildren, Ashley Chapman, Maria Chapman, Demetrick Chapman, and Jamar Chapman; great-grandchildren, Mayanna and Khalil. He will forever be missed by his best friends and children. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.


J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at jfbellfuneralservices.com

 

Curtis Alexander Burton

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Curtis Alexander Burton, 62, departed this life on August 20, 2019, He was born on February 17, 1957, the son of Virginia Burton and the late Curtis J. Burton. A brother, Maynard Burton preceded him in death.

He was a longtime employee of Aberdeen Barn until his illness no longer allowed him to work. He loved fishing and visiting with family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Virginia Burton of North Garden, VA; his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Deborah "Debbie" Burton of Charlottesville; 3 daughters, Kara Cobb of Richmond, VA, Ciera and Erica Burton of Charlottesville; 3 granddaughters, Jada and Sydney Cobb of Richmond, VA, and Imani Burton of Charlottesville; sisters, Desiree Pollard and husband, Robert and Mary Ann Burton of Charlottesville; brothers, Phillip, Robert Burton, and Curtis Chapman of North Garden, VA; 1 sister-in-law, Jeanetta Burton of Keswick, VA; 1 brother-in-law, Addison "Buddy" Brown of New York; devoted friends, Theodore "Squirrel" Brown and "Ace" Robertson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Zion Baptist Church, North Garden, VA.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the ICU team and the IR team at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Dorothy Bruce Burton

Dorothy

Dorothy Bruce Burton of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on August 14, 2019, at Monroe Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on August 8, 1922, a daughter of the late Belfield and Rebecca Loving. Two sons, John Earl Burton and Grafton Douglas; three brothers, Charles Bruce, Robert Loving, and Stanley Loving; a sister, Rebecca Bernice Fields; a grandson, Richard Burton; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Washington and May Loving; and a son-in-law, John Fields preceded her in death.

She was a member of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. She received her formal education in the Nelson and Albemarle County Schools. She held various jobs to include, Kane Furniture Store, Charlottesville Children's Detention Home and UVA Food Services. She was a lifetime member of the Blue Ridge Temple #67 Order of the Elks and Eastern Star and served as a Purple Cross Nurse.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, William Burton and wife, Irene of Washington, D. C., James Burton of Charlottesville, Thomas Burton and wife, Veronica of Tampa, FL; a daughter-in-law, Kitty Burton; grandchildren, Bryant Quinn and wife, Stephanie of Haymarket, VA, Thomas Burton Jr. of Tampa, FL, Cedric Allen Burton and wife, Tykesha of Prince Fredrick, MD, Melissa Reynolds and husband, Jay of Hartford, CT, Katrina Sykes and husband, Terrell of Richmond, VA, and John Earl Burton, Jr. of Scottsville, VA; a sister, Reverend Delores Loving Scott of North Garden, VA; a special daughter, Jessie Scott of Washington, D.C.; and eleven great-grandchildren, Thomas Burton III and Tobias Zachary Burton of Tampa, FL, Tamara Burton, Aubrey William Richard Burton, and Austen Gail Burton of Prince Fredrick, MD, Christian Malloy of Greensboro, NC, Madysen Quinn of Haymarket, VA, Dai Burton, Legend Burton, Saga Burton, and Supreme Burton of Richmond, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Ada Wilson Monroe

Ms. Ada Wilson Monroe, 80, of Charlottesville passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019, to be with the Lord. She was welcomed home by her parents Wilfred F. Wilson Sr. and Frances Eilise Chisholm Wilson; her brothers, George A. Wilson, Francis Alvin Wilson, Clarence A. Wilson, Roger N. Wilson, Richard W. Wilson, and Wilfred "88 Keys" Wilson; and beloved sisters, Rosemarie Wilson Johnson and Sallie Wilson Robinson. One son preceded her in death, Randolph A. Monroe.

She was the last of nine children born to proud parents in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 10, 1938. She was baptized at an early age at First Baptist Church West Main in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ada Wilson Monroe was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School and participated in many social activities. After high school, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse until she retired after 32 years of dedicated service at the University of Virginia Hospital. She was an active and proud member of the Blue Ridge Temple No. 67 Order of Elks, the Monticello Chapter No. 43 and Order of Eastern Star. Ada loved being around family and friends; she was an avid bingo and Washington Redskins fan. She was lovingly named Auntie, Nanny, and Sis.

Ada's memories will always be cherished by her devoted son and daughter, Haston R. "Rick" Monroe of Glen Allen, Virginia, Anita M. Monroe of Charlottesville, Virginia, a dedicated granddaughter Shanna L. Witcher of Glen Allen, Virginia, two devoted nieces, Eilise A. Johnson and Alfreda M. Robinson and one aunt Minnie W. Gardner of Charlottesville, Virginia. Ada also leaves eight grandchildren, Isaiah Harris, Pendarvis Carrington, Rodney Robinson, Alfreda Carter, Dana Monroe, Courtney Monroe, Tiffany Davie and Michael Jones, along with several devoted friends, Barbara "Cookie" Paige, Rachael Chapman, Lillian Inge, Pansy Bowles as well as a host of loving great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family via www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Inez Dudley Wells

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Inez Dudley Wells passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the University of Virginia (UVA) Center for Acute Hospice Care, Charlottesville, VA. Inez was born on June 1, 1931, in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Cicero and Inez Dudley.

Inez graduated from Jefferson High School, where she was involved in various clubs and sporting activities. She loved learning and reading books on local history. Inez prided herself on being the "Best Speller" in the entire school and loved for us to test her with a spelling challenge in which she would accurately and rapidly spell the word and win every time!

Inez was a nurturer and natural born caregiver; she worked for the UVA Allergy Department for many years, before moving over to the Student Health Clinic. After leaving UVA, she became an in-home caregiver for elderly and Alzheimer patients. With many years of this knowledge and experience instilled in her, she would lovingly tease her own caregivers in the nursing home that she was going to "fire them all".

Inez mostly cherished being around her family and friends, especially her two sisters Ruby and Tater -- the three of them were affectionately called the "Golden Girls".

Inez is survived by her daughter Gina Wells Flynn and son-in-law John Flynn of Upper Marlboro, MD; granddaughter Danielle Inez Flynn of Alexandria, VA; brother Walter Dudley of Rome, NY; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by six siblings: Harold Dudley, Curtis Dudley, Dorothy Mc Vea, Ruby Swanson, Carrie (Tater) Washington, and Sterling (Boo) Dudley.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences ma be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Georgia Ann Banks Boone

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Georgia Ann Banks Boone passed away peacefully at her home in Keswick, Va. on July 13, 2019. She was formally a long-time resident of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on March 9, 1926, in Buckingham County, Va. to the late William Kelly and Martha Tindall Banks.

Georgia was preceded in death by two brothers, Nimo and Edward Banks; four sisters, Elizabeth Gault, Josephine Brooks, Mary Catherine Smith Brown and Nancy Scott Wheeler.

Georgia served faithfully at Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis until her relocation to Virginia. She served on many church committees through the years; the Usher Board which was her special ministry for more than sixty years. Due to her failing health, she moved to Keswick to reside with her niece, Pearl Washington. She continued her service by joining New Hope Baptist Church in Esmont, Va.

Georgia leaves to cherish her memory special nieces, Pearl Washington of Keswick, Va.; Cookie Scott of Midlothian, Va.; Belle Rush of Esmont, Va.; and Regina Herbert of Richmond, Va.; five nephews Thomas Scott, Lacy Brooks and David Brooks of Esmont, Va.; James Brooks of Scottsville, Va.; and a host of great-nieces, nephews and other relatives. She also had adopted family in Indianapolis, including a special adopted niece Shirley Brewer and her family. She was especially close to her church family led by Pastor and First Lady, Rev. and Mrs. Melvin Girton and her friends in Christ at Christ Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves special friends and former neighbors Dan and Catherine Calvin of Indianapolis. She also enjoyed a very special and loving relationship with the Riddell and Kenney families of Indiana and Florida.

Homegoing Services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 7725 Porters Road, Esmont, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. Her remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Garmon and staff of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital of Charlottesville, Va. and Dr. Larner and staff at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. and all other caregivers who were especially kind to Georgia and her family.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home in Charlottesville, Va. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Dana Renee Johnson

Dana Renee Johnson departed this life on Monday, June 17, 2019, She was born on November 20th, 1989, to Delouse Ann Johnson and the late Thomas lee Johnson.

Dana leaves behind six beautiful children Jamarcus Johnson, Ronnie Tucker Jr, Sadie Tucker, Royce Tucker, Suezanne Tucker, and Savannah Johnson who love and will miss her dearly. Dana also leaves behind three sisters and two brothers. Sylvia Johnson, Marcus Thompson, Crystal Johnson, Thomas Johnson Jr, and Latasha Johnson, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and close friends.

Dana loved making people laugh, and believed in living her life to fullest. To honor Dana and her life the family asks that everyone wear her favorite color Red to her memorial service.

Dana's memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28th, 2029, at 1 p.m. at Bright Hope Baptist Church in Lovingston, VA.

J.F. Bell Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.Jfbellfuneralservices.com

Eric Charles Cressman

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Eric Charles Cressman, a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, in-law, cousin and friend; finished his race to the finish early Tuesday morning, June 18, 2019, at his home.

Eric affectionately called "Jake" or "Ice" was born on April 26, 1971, in Camden, New Jersey to Sandra Cressman Smith and the late Carl Cressman.

Eric attended Culpeper County High School. Upon graduation, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1991, he was employed as a part time supervisor for United Parcel Service (UPS) and then was offered a full-time position, as a Feeder Driver. He remained committed until Tuesday, June 18, 2019!

He had a passion for body building, football, boxing and MMA fighting. In Eric's opinion, the only credible NFL team worth watching is the Philadelphia Eagles! Eric had an affinity for haberdashery, fine automobiles and became a "foodie. "He was known for making a mean Crème Brule. He had a tradition of making Sunday Morning Waffles with the kids! He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family, and friends and enjoying life!

After he conquered/ beat his illness in 2018; he demonstrated the power of healing from the Most High God!

Eric is survived by his devoted wife of 21 years, Madelyn Bowles Cressman, his lovely daughters, Lena Christine and Ava Lorraine; his mother, Sandy Cressman Smith, step-father, John Smith of Glendale, AZ; two sisters, Beth Hawkins and Jenifer Cressman-Wright, and brother-in-law, Chris Wright of Peoria, AZ; nieces, Emily Hawkins, and Savedra Bryant; nephews: Jordan Hawkins, Jacob Wright of Peoria, AZ and DeNeil Bryant; mother-in-law, Leartis Bowles and significant other, C.J. Johnson; sister-in-law, Michelle Bowles Allen (Zan); great-nieces and nephews, Ayden Hawkins, Carley Vargas, Chad Hinegardner of Peoria, AZ and Jazhara and Josiah Bryant and a host of cousins and friends that are like family.

He will forever be missed by his best friends and brothers: Big Dog, Redman, Kewal, Pork Chop, Candy Man, Joe, Mister, Captain Kirk, Man and Duck. He had a host of friends that he kept in contact with over the years and they were loved just as much! In addition, he will be missed by his furry canines, Charlie "Chuck" and "Chi-Chi".

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church 105 Lankford Avenue, Charlottesville, VA at 1:00 PM. The Family will gather one hour prior to the memorial.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Andre Rashard Sims

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Andre Rashard Sims, 28, of Charlottesville, Virginia, joined his lord on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greenwood, Virginia. Interment will follow at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery. Family night will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 24th, 2019, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.

Jane Frances Taylor

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Jane Frances Taylor, age 80, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, May 11, 2019, She was born in Nelson County, Virginia on October 27, 2019, the daughter of the late Elmo and Betty Taylor. She was the wife of Johnny Seay.

She was a retired employee of National Linen Services and the University of Virginia Medical Center.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Johnny Seay of Hyattsville, Maryland; 4 sisters, Barbara Jean Willis of Charleston, West Virginia, Annie Brown of Esmont, Virginia, Ruth Jones of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Cassidy Taylor of Lynchburg, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, at New Beginnings Christian Church, 1130 E. Market Street, with the Reverend Larry Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Lelia Beatrice Armstead Waller

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Lelia Beatrice Armstead Waller, loving wife, caring mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother peacefully entered into eternal rest on May 08, 2019, following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, the late Henry Thomas Waller Sr. Lelia was also preceded in death by siblings Willie Armstead, Clara Williams, Robert Armstead and Shirley Armstead.

Lelia was born October 7, 1932 to Willie Armstead and Beatrice Brooks Armstead in Ivy, Virginia. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Lelia was an active member, serving in the Diaconate, Hospitality and Usher ministries.

Lelia was a graduate of Albemarle Training School and often shared fond memories of her classmates, instructors and experiences. She was employed by Comdial Corporation for over 25 years. Following her retirement, she was independently employed as a housekeeper.

Lelia' s compassion, kindness and generosity will be missed. Her family, friends and community have been touched by her spirit of compassion and giving. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and socializing with her friends. She will also be remembered for her culinary skills, especially her scrumptious cakes.

Lelia will forever be cherished by son; Henry Waller Jr of Dale City, VA, daughter; Yvonne Wilkins (Angelo) of Bowie, MD, sister; Francina Fleming (James) of Orlando FL. grandsons; Kareem Waller of Springfield, VA, Andre Waller of Dale City, VA and Patrick Waller of Woodbridge, VA, granddaughters Zina Simpkins (Michael) of Glen Burnie, MD, Jade Wilkins and Ivy Wilkins, both of Laurel, MD and great-grandson; Michael Simpkins III. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Homecoming Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Druscilla Elease Nunery

Durscilla

Elease Nunery 78 years of age, received her call to eternal rest in her heavenly home on May 12, 2019. She was born on February 14, 1941, in New York City, New York to the late Druscilla R. Nunery and the late Russell Charles, Sr., and the late Josephine Charles. She was preceded in death by her brothers Richmond Charles, Lawrence Nunery, and Earl Livingston, Jr.; and her sister, Delores Nunery.

Druscilla was a product of the Nelson County Public Schools System, graduating in 1957 from Nelson County Training School, Shipman, VA. She attended Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA and furthered her education in the New York City College System. She was employed as a customer services representative, retiring after thirty-one years of service with New York Telephone Company (Verizon), Bronx, NY. Her love for children and education led her to become a volunteer tutor for those who needed help in various subject areas. She received yearly recognitions and service awards for her dedication, such as the Interfaith Humani Club Corporation Humanitarian Award - 25 years. She was an active member of the New York City NAACP

Baptized at an early age at St. John Baptist Church, Norwood, VA. Druscilla was a faithful and dedicated member. She made it a ritual to be in Norwood the 1st Sunday in September for Homecoming Service and the week for Revival. Upon retiring and relocating to Charlottesville, VA, she served in St. John as an usher, Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher. She received several awards for achievement and Vacation Bible School attendance. She was a member of and officer for the Rockfish Baptist Association.

Druscilla was a 'Nunery Family Historian". She helped plan, organize, and attended many family reunions, family picnics, weddings, birthday parties, church events, graduations, and anything else that would place her in the presence of her family and friends. She loved to travel, which took her to many of the states, the United States Virgin Islands, Africa, Denmark, China, and Japan, to name a few. She loved going on cruises. Other hobbies included reading, going to the theater, cooking, and baking.

She is survived by four sisters, Gwendolyn Nunery Parker (Fredrick), Marcella Livingston (Jervae), Josephine Tucker and Geraldine Goss (Loney); four brothers, Ferdinand Nunery, Henry Livingston, Russell Charles, Jr. (Mary), and Daryle Charles (Sheila); a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; sisters-in-law Kathryn Nunery and Francine Charles; her aunt, Mamie N. McCoy; Godchildren - Mamie I. McCoy, Dawn Chapple, and Everett Cousins; and a host of cousins - two devoted, Darlene Nunery and Mamie D. Nunery, other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by funeral services on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 9939 Norwood Road, Norwood, VA 24582, with the Reverend Rodney Sandidge officiating. Interment will follow in Saint John Baptist Church Cemetery.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 Sixth Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA is serving the family. Public viewing will be held at the funeral home Saturday, May 18, 2019. Please visit the guest book online. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Lolita "Cookie" Eloise Smith

Lolita

Lolita "Cookie" Eloise Smith, age 60, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2019. She was born on February 15, 1959, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Smith Sr. and Lolita Anne Smith. Lolita is survived by one daughter, Tonita Smith; two sons, Rodney Smith (Melissa) and Dean Smith (Latasha); six sisters, Annette Brown, Gwendolyn Hawkins, Laverne Calloway (Philip Christian), Elizabeth Calloway-Turner (Mark), Brenda Miller (Larry), and Joyce Spears (Loyd); three brothers, Robert Lee Smith Jr. (Mary), Lawrence Calloway (Tina), and Raymond Harris; 19 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; two aunts, Lilly Mae Brewington and Zelda Coles; two uncles, Vincent VanLear (Debra) and Deacon Aubrey Harris (Carolyn); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends.

Lolita attended Charlottesville High School. She was member of First Baptist Church Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to her decline in health, she enjoyed fishing and playing softball. She was a loyal Washington Redskins fan. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at The Haven, 112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 2:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Haven or the Community United Effort (CUE), also known as Center for Missing Persons, PO Box 12714, Wilmington, North Carolina.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Norman Eugene Goins Sr.

Norman

Norman Eugene Goins Sr. was called home to be with God on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at UVA Hospital. He was born in Charlottesville, VA on June 20, 1938, to the late Willie Davis and Mary Goins Barbour. He leaves his devoted wife, Deloris Williams Goins of forty years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Goins Barbour; Father, Willie Davis; two brothers, Roy Lee Hill and Earl Hill; and his grandfather Mr. Joe Barbour.

Norman graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School in 1960. He was a key player for the Bears Football Team. After graduating Burley, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served six years touring in Spain, Italy, and many other beautiful countries. He attended the Bridge Ministry Outreach Church for many years until his health declined.

He was a devoted, loving, and caring husband to Deloris for forty years. He loved his children with all his heart and soul. He was very proud of his family and he let everyone know they were his main priority and pride and joy.

He worked at Sentara Martha Jefferson for over twenty years. He worked as a waiter at the Gaslight Restaurant, Charleys, and Sloans for many years. Also, he helped Mrs. Carol Jackson for over twenty years. He loved her and she loved him.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Deloris Goins, six daughters; Monique Goins Tyler, Archelle Booker (Claude Booker), Norkeita Goins, and Sonya Romero of Charlottesville, VA; Shemika Goins (Natalia Goins) of Destin, FL; Andrena Goins Bell (Michael Fennell) of San Antonio, TX; three sons; Anthony Tony Goins (Vanessa Gregory), and Norman E. Goins, JR of Charlottesville, VA; Derek. L. Goins (Daleisha Conley Goins) of Charlotte, NC; three sisters; Janet Danner of Charlottesville, VA; Alice Hill and Carol Hill of Crozet, VA; three brothers; Robert Barbour of Hyatsville, MD, Robert Hill of Roanoke, VA, and William Barbour of Browns Cove, VA; twenty two grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren; sisters-in-laws, Doris Minor, Georgia Barbour, Vicky Hill, and Lena O'Neal Hill and Aunt Rebecca Washington (Aunt Beck). He leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Norman had many friends and was loved by everyone. Special friends, Hattie Timberlake whom he called his little girl, Linda Saylor, David Gomez, Deb Jackson, John Miller, Marvin & Rosa Williams and many more.


A Home Going Service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, Charlottesville, VA. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Scherer, Dr. McConnell, Barrie Carveth and staff from Sentara Martha Jefferson for taking care of Norman during his sickness and the Home Health Care Team, and Doctors at the University of Virginia for their dedicated care.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Anna Bernice Hudson Mason

Anna Bernice Hudson Mason passed away peacefully in her sleep, in Charlottesville, Virginia, on April 14th, 2019. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, on July 14th, 1917, the daughter of the late Blanche and Nelson Hudson. She was the widow of the Reverend Lt. Colonel John Edwin Mason, Sr., U.S. Army (Ret.), who preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Professor John Edwin Mason, Jr., of Charlottesville, and a brother, Dr. Theodore Hudson, of Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Mason was raised in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from Dunbar High School and Miner Teachers College, which became of part of the University of the District of Columbia in 1977. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a public school teacher, and, during World War II, for the federal government. After her husband's retirement from the army, she returned to teaching to help support the family while he studied for the ministry.

As the wife of an Episcopal priest, Mrs. Mason devoted much of her time to supporting the ministries of the parishes to which her husband was attached. For three decades, beginning in the 1960s, she also volunteered for Planned Parenthood, first, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later, in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization honored her for contributions at both the local and national levels. Additionally, she was a realtor for many years in St. Louis. She had been a resident of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, in Charlottesville, since 2005.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at 2:00 pm. Her ashes will be interred at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, on July 14th, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends send donations in her name to Planned Parenthood.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit the guest book online: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Margaret Elizabeth Wells

Margaret

Margaret Elizabeth Wells, 79, of Fluvanna, County, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Acute Hospice Care Center in Albemarle County. She was born in Fluvanna County on July 3, 1939, the daughter of the late Aubrey Fountain Wells and Alberta Morris Wells.

She was a graduate of S. C. Abrams High School and obtained a Vocational Certificate. She dedicated many years of service as a Laboratory Technician at the University of Virginia Medical Center until her retirement. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking traveling, boating, fishing; and also had a talent for writing poetry and was an avid reader of novels.

She leaves to cherish her memory a brother, Waddell Wells of Fluvanna County; a sister, Adele Wells of Fluvanna County; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be rendered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Robert Sherwood Shrieves, Sr.

Robert

Robert Sherwood Shrieves, Sr., 85, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Autumn Care of Madison in Madison, Virginia. He was born in Accomack County, Virginia on May 10, 1933, the son of the late James "Bud" and Minnie Keyes Shrieves.

He was educated in the Accomack County Public School System and worked for many years as a Pathology Laboratory Aide at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #195 Charlottesville, Virginia. He enjoyed attending dances, traveling, and watching the Andy Griffith show.

He leaves to cherish his memory a spouse, Molly Shrieves of Crozet, Virginia; four sons, Robert S. Shrieves Jr., Gifford, Gilbert, and David Shrieves; 1 daughter, Karen L. Shrieves; three step-daughters, Ernestine Feggans, Violet Baker, and Jacquline Walker; a sister, Edith Shrieves; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Pilgrim Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.


J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Robert James Winston, Sr.

Robert
Mr. Robert James Winston, Sr. of Palmyra VA, peacefully entered eternal rest on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville VA, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Archer Bullock and Rowena Winston.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Brandon Chad Bruce.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn H. Winston, 4 children, Robert Winston Jr. (Sheri), Claude Winston (Darla), Rhonda Bruce (Calvin), Wanda Brisco (William); 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Franchia Y. Payne and Eastern D. Gault (Joseph Nelson) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

On behalf of the family, the J.F. Bell Funeral Home will openly receive friends and visitors on Friday, April 26, 2019, 108 Sixth St. NW, Charlottesville VA 22903. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 1:00 PM at Evergreen Baptist Church, Palmyra VA. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mae Gunter Talley

Mae
Mae Gunter Talley, 94, of Fluvanna County, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at a local nursing facility. She was born on June 7, 1924, the daughter of the late Isaac Scott and Monnie Gunter Scott.

Two brothers, Robert Gunter and her twin, Johnny Gunter; three sisters, Josephine Joynes, Bernice Hunter, and Ruth Jones preceded her in death.

She was a cook for many years with the Board of Education and the University of Virginia. She loved baking and cooking and was known and loved for her great dishes, mostly hot rolls and cookies. She was also known for her cleanliness. On occasion, while she was living in New York she would work doing domestic chores for people in need. She was well-loved for her sense of humor, jokes, her wisdom and candid remarks about an array of topics. Our Mom will surely be missed.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Benjamin C. Lee and wife Paula of Ridgecrest, California and Betty Anne Lee of Troy, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Steve Randall Jones

Steve
Steve Randall Jones 59, of Esmont, Virginia departed this life peacefully on April 9, 2019. He was born on March 7, 1960, in Charlottesville, Virginia the son of the late Frances Beulah Jones and Herbert Churchman. Steve attended Charlottesville Public Schools graduating from Charlottesville High School. He served his country in the military and while doing so he attended and graduated from Temple University. He loves sports, model cars, watching "Gunsmoke" and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Wanda Jackson Jones; two brothers, Michael Jones and wife, Patricia of Petersburg, Virginia and Larry Church and wife, Donna of Charlottesville; one sister, Chrystal Churchman of Orange, Virginia; five children, Nicole Jones of Charlottesville, Erica Jones of Washington, D.C., Weylin Jackson, Steve and Stacie Jones of Esmont; ten grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at New Hope Baptist Church, 7725 Porters Road, Esmont, Virginia with the Reverend Mary Carey officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Delos Blessed Bell, Jr.

Delos
Delos Blessed Bell, Jr., "Little Dee", 58, of Fishersville, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Master on April 8, 2019. Delos was born on January 10, 1961, to the late Delos and Elizabeth Bell.

Three brothers preceded him in death, Willard Williams, Franklin Jerome Bell, and Robert Winston.

Delos leaves two sons, Anthony Underwood of Charlottesville, Virginia and Darrell Barber, and three stepsons all of Waynesboro, Virginia; three sisters, Mary Murray of Barboursville, Virginia, Carolyn and husband, Fred Barber of Scottsville, Virginia, Mary Ali of Charlottesville, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends. Dee will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held a 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Bethany Baptist Church, 16034 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia, with the Reverend Stanley Holmes, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Melvinia "Vanie" White Nowell

Melvinia
Melvinia (Vanie) White Nowell, 65, of Charlottesville, VA was called and welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven to be with the Lord on April 5, 2019. She was born in Fluvanna, VA on April 15, 1953, to the late Alfred E. White and Lucy H. White Patterson.

She loved the Lord and was a faithful member and First Lady of New Covenant Pentecostal Church, Charlottesville, VA. Meek and humble, but dynamic for the Lord; anointed singer, prayer warrior and Prophetess.

She leaves to celebrate and cherish her memory, her beloved husband Apostle William Nowell; one son William N. White (Ruth) of Charlottesville; 2 granddaughters Simone and Nyla White; 2 step-daughters Loletha Thompson (Rodney) of Charlottesville and Sonia Allen (Quentin) of Scottsville, VA.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather Aaron C. Patterson; one brother William A. White; three sisters Mildred G. Washington, Lucille G. Bowles and Mary D. Scott. She is survived by three brothers Edward, James and Joseph White all of Charlottesville; three sisters Clarice Freeman of Charlottesville, Mary Adams (Harry) Petersburg, VA and Joyce Moton (Raymond) of Gordonsville, VA; a beloved niece SSGT Angela Moton-Riley of Kansas; One uncle Rosevelt White of Plainfield, NJ and two Aunts Margie Barksdale of Plainfield, NJ, and Elizabeth Harris of Dillwyn, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1675 Avon Street Ext. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Monte Carlo Ferguson "Carlos"

Monte
Monte Carlo Ferguson "Carlos" 66, of Charlottesville, lost his battle with cancer and went to our savior on April 1, 2019. He was born on December 31, 1952, to the late Maxine and Peter Ferguson.

He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Edward, Roy, Main, and Ricky; and 1 sister, Emma.

Carlos was an avid fisherman and enjoyed catching catfish and a lifetime Redskin's fan. He never met a stranger, and was full of life, love, jokes, and laughter. He will be missed by family and friends.

He is survived by 1 brother, George (Sharon); 2 sisters, Rosa and Matilda (George); 6 children, Kevin (Angela), Michelle, Monte (Kim), Angela, Helen (Lance), and Sidney Stinnie; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Barbara Jean Epps-Douglas

Barbara
Barbara Jean Epps-Douglas, 79, of Charlottesville, VA. closed her eyes peacefully and gained her wings of Glory on Thursday afternoon, March 28, 2019. She was born July 28, 1939, in Nelson County to the late George Washington and Nannie Signora Brown Epps.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded to Glory by her husband of 29 years, Lewis A. Douglas; three grandchildren, Demetrius D. Starks, Carissa Starks, and Justin A. Rush and her precious pup Snowie.

Our mother was educated in Nelson County Public School and attended the Lynchburg Training School of higher education where she received her degree. She was employed with Albemarle County Public Schools for 35+ years, retiring in 2009 from the Albemarle County Transportation Department. She also worked at Charlottesville Housing Authority for many years and at the University of Virginia Health System.

She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Dyke, VA where she faithfully served as a Deaconess, Trustee, Financial Secretary, Church Clerk, Choir Member and organized several annual church services. Additionally, she was a member of the United Community Choir, The Piedmont Baptist District Association Deacon and Laymans Union where she served as secretary for many years, served as a delegate for the Piedmont Baptist Association on behalf of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church attending its annual conference. She participated in community church wide projects.

Our mother leaves seven beautiful children to cherish her blessed memory, Elton (Rose) Starks of Bowie, MD and Lewis "Junnie" Starks III of Del Ray Beach, FL; five daughters, Gwendolyn (James) Franklin of Roseland, VA, Denise Starks-Bell (John) of Schuyler, VA, Venise Starks Rush Brown (Greg), Dawn (Roxie) Starks Johnson (Alonzo) of Esmont, and DeShanta Starks (Greg Turner) of Madison Heights, VA; one step daughter Antonia Douglas of Charlottesville; one sister Linda Ann Epps Staton (Harry) of Amherst, VA; three brothers- in -law, Oliver Starks (Janie) of Charlottesville, Eric Starks of Esmont, Robert Douglas of Louisa, VA; six sisters in-law, Barbara Jean Jackson of Esmont, Yvonne Douglas of Buffalo, NY, Margaret Douglas of White Plains, NY, Shirley Douglas White of Charlottesville, VA, Mary Douglas of Charlotte, NC, and Coleen Douglas Cousins of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; special friends, Sandra Foster, Nathaniel Wright, Pearl Washington, Ada Saylor, Kerney Eubanks & Pat; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, adopted family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 8825 Chestnut Grove Rd., Esmont, Va., with the Reverend Robert Anthony, officiating and the Reverend Elton O. Starks delivering the eulogy. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Culpeper National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers financial contributions can be made in Mrs. Douglas's memory to; Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 721 Simmons Gap Rd., Dyke, VA or Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 8825 Chestnut Grove Rd., Esmont, VA. 22937.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

John Edward Tinsley

William
John Edward Tinsley, 66, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at his residence. He was born on April 17, 1952, the son of the late James E. Tinsley and Maggie Lee Slaughter Tinsley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Ann Champ-Tinsley; a daughter, Iris M. Tinsley; and a sister, Phyllis V. Tinsley.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Ave. The Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be paid to the family via www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Helen Martin Whiting

Helen
On March 20, 2019, after a lengthy illness Helen Martin Whiting entered into eternal rest at The Laurels of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Helen was born on May 11, 1922, one of ten children to the late Garrett and Daisie Martin of Charlottesville, Virginia. She grew up in Charlottesville where she attended the public schools. Helen accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of First Baptist Church until her illness.

Helen was a beautician for many years at the Carvers Inn Beauty Shop the first African-American Beauty Shop in the city of Charlottesville. After retiring from doing hair she took a job as a Home Health Aide where she worked for 10 years.

Helen was proceeded in death by her husband of 65 plus years, Warren Whiting, daughter Regina F. Whiting, son George T. Harris, her parents Garrett and Daisy Martin, her brothers, Garrett, Thomas and William Martin; her Sisters Adele Jackson, Winifred Randolph, Gladys Martin, Loretta Meade, Daisie Dickerson and Juanita Martin.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, W. Lynn Whiting; a son, Garrett Whiting (Theresa); two grandsons, George T. Harris Jr. and Christopher B Harris; three granddaughters, Brittany Whiting, Sonya Schoen, and Karen Rodwell; seven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church 632 West Main Street.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Betty Ann Swingler

Betty
Betty Ann Swingler, 77, of Waynesboro, Virginia went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Amherst County on December 21, 1941, the daughter of the late Walter Sandridge and Mary Pollard.

She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Johnella Smith and Frantina Swingler, 4 brothers, Frank, George, Charlie and Alexander Sandridge; and 2 sisters, Betty Smith and Blanche Barbara.

Betty was a woman of integrity. She loved cooking, playing cards. and going to yard sales. She was a faithful member of St. James Baptist Church in Waynesboro until her health failed. She attended Jackson P. Burley High School and held positions in various nursing homes.

She is survived by four daughters, Molly Shrives and Kathy Randolph, of Charlottesville, Virginia, April Casey and husband, Lewis of Crimora, Virginia and Cheryl Myers and husband, Calvin of Waynesboro, Virginia; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers-in-law; 6 sisters-in-law; a dear cousin/sister, Mary Farrell; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at St. James Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Virginia, with Elder Les Howard, officiating, and Pastor Shelden Page delivering the eulogy.

Special thanks to the Augusta Medical Health and Vascular team and the Shenandoah Hospice House for all their help and support.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via our guestbook at, www.jfbellfuneralservices.com .

Albertina Patrice Daniels

Albertina
Albertina Patrice Daniels Louden, 63, of Charlottesville, Virginia was called to join a heavenly host of Angels on March 9, 2019. "Tina" was born on November 27, 1955.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Harrison Louden; her maternal grandmother, Susie B. Terrell of Charlottesville, Virginia; her mother, Patricia Daniels of Charlottesville, Virginia; her father, Albert Daniels, Sr. of Charlottesville, Virginia; three sons, John Brown, Jr. of Waynesboro, Virginia, Bellamy Brown and Isaac Brown of Charlottesville, Virginia; a step-daughter, Tonia Louden of Greene County, Virginia; two brothers, Albert Daniels, II and Anthony Daniels, Sr. of Orange, Virginia; a sister Brenda Daniels of Charlottesville, Virginia and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Tina had a passion for music, singing, dancing and reading. Tina will be remembered dearly for her infectious smile and sense of humor.

A Funeral service to celebrate Tina's life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street, with the Reverend Jerome Lee, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. wwwjfbellfuneralservices.com

William Dexter Lampkin

William
William Dexter Lampkin, 59, of Suffolk, Virginia departed this life on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born in Ocilla, Georgia on July 5, 1959, the son of the late Robert and Lucille Lampkin. He was the husband of Wendy Lampkin.

A son, Marcus Edwards and a sister, Connie Lampkin preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Irwin County High School in Ocilla, Georgia. He was employed as a Telemetry Technician. His favorite pastimes consisted of participating in a good game of football and cooking a delicious meal. He was also a Political Buff and followed the various CNN commentaries with zeal.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Wendy Lampkin; a son, Jarrod Markal Yakub of Suffolk, Virginia; a daughter, Jada Markisha Lampkin of Suffolk, Virginia; 5 brothers, Michael Lampkin and wife, Debra of Ocilla, Georgia, Gregory Lampkin and wife, Andreana of Moore, South Carolina, Robert Lampkin and wife, Robin of Norfolk, Virginia; Scottie Lampkin and wife, Dionne of High Point, North Carolina; and Willie Lampkin and wife, Lenise of Ocilla, Georgia; a father-in-law, Junius W. Barnes, Sr.; three sisters-in-law, Amy Dalton, of Salisbury, North Carolina, Pattie Brashear and husband, Sullivan of Norfolk, Virginia, and Annette Jackson and husband, Kevin of Hampton, Virginia; 4 brothers-in-law, Junius W. Barnes, Jr. and Phillip Barnes and wife, Mennie of Chesapeake, Virginia, Henry Barnes and wife, Nancy of Chesterfield, Virginia, and Bobby Barnes of Chantilly, Virginia; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop George Gohanna, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Annie Mae Dorns Merritt, "Mother Merritt"

AnnieAnnie Mae Dorns Merritt, "Mother Merritt, 104, of Charlottesville, Virginia gained her heavenly wings on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born November 8, 1914, in Edgefield County, S.C. to the late Rev. Charlie Dorns and Lula Nichelson Dorns. She was the last remaining of their 12 children, which consisted of 5 boys and 7 girls. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Robert Merritt.

Mother Merritt graduated from Ridge Hill High School, Ridge Hill, SC and continued her education at Bettis Academy Junior College, Trenton, SC. Following her graduation, she began teaching in a one (1) teacher school in Ridge Spring, SC. She later attended Benedict College, Columbia, SC and A&T College, Greensboro, N.C., majoring in elementary education.

In 1940, she married Robert Merritt and taught under his principalship at Twin City High School, Batesburg/Leesville, S. C. She continued teaching until he returned from World War II military service and they relocated to Greensboro, N. C., where he earned his degree. Following his graduation in 1951, they moved to Charlottesville, VA, where he had accepted a position with the Judge Advocate General's School. Following the move to Charlottesville, her career changed direction and she studied at Jackson P. Burley High School to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in the UVA Neurology and Newborn Nursery Departments. After a few years, she undertook further study leading to an employment change at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department as a Visiting Health Nurse where she remained until her retirement in 1979.

Mother Merritt greatly enjoyed interacting with and serving a variety of people. Shortly after relocating to Charlottesville, the Merritt family became members of First Baptist Church, joining under the pastorate of Rev. Benjamin F. Bunn, a founding member of the Charlottesville NAACP. She became a very involved, energetic member, beginning with the Cradle Roll and serving through the years in the Youth Department, Missionary, Choir, Golden Agers and Soup Kitchen. First Baptist was the love of her life and she eventually became the mother of the church.

She was equally energetic about her involvement in the NAACP. She was a Life Member and was selected to receive the Albemarle/Charlottesville NAACP Virginia Banks Carrington Humanitarian Award in 2013. Her love for interacting with people drew her to join the Mary Williams Senior Center where she particularly enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a long time member of the Monticello Chapter #3, Order of Eastern Star, P.H.A., serving as Worthy Matron for a number of years.

Left to cherish their loving memories are her children, daughter, Robbie Merritt Burton (Harold) and son, L. Kent Merritt; granddaughter, R. Dana Brown (Derrick); grandsons, H. Derick Burton (Teresa), Roderick Burton (Elizabeth) and J. Kendall Merritt (Shaniece); great-grandsons, J. Kai Burton and Jeremiah Merritt; great-granddaughters, Maya Burton, Sydney Davis, Kayla Burton, Sydney Brown, Lauren Dofflemyer, Nyla Brown, Nevaeh Merritt, Brionna Merritt and Gianna Merritt; a number of nieces and nephews; and many devoted friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via, www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Teresa Bell Johnson

TeresaTeresa Bell Johnson, 67, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 28, 1951, the daughter of the late John Bell, Sr. and Talcumia A. Bell.
She was a graduate of Albemarle County High School. She retired after many years of dedicated service working as a cook in area restaurants. She enjoyed shopping and playing Bingo. She was a people person and a nature lover who loved to hear the laughter of her friends and family and savored her time spent with them.
She leaves to cherish her memory three brothers, John L. Bell and wife, Denise, Gregory L. Bell and wife, Sadie, and Owen Bell; three sisters, Eunice Dyer, Olive Wood and husband, George, and Mary Murrill and husband Cartier; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Melvin Franklin Lunsford

MelvinWith deepest sorrow, we announce that Melvin Franklin Lunsford "Little", age 31, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, while at the University of Virginia Hospital.

Melvin was a dedicated employee of Virginia Industrial for the Blind for several years and enjoyed working and his co-workers. Those who knew Melvin, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.

Melvin will be missed dearly by his Father, Melvin Piet, his brother, Brian Lunsford, his grandmothers, Mary Piet, and Mae Brooks, his loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many, many great friends.

Melvin is preceded in death by his Mother, Mary Catherine Lunsford and grandfather, Franklin Piet.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, with the Reverend Jessie Johnson, officiating. Interment will follow at Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Hydraulic Road. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Prince Nasir Carter

PrincePrince Nasir Carter went peacefully in his sleep to be with the Lord on January 10, 2019. He was born on April 29, 2017, to Devonte Carter and Nydia Lee in Charlottesville, Va. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Amy Carter.

In addition to his parents, he leaves three siblings, Tyasia Gregory, Noah Lee, and Najir Lee-Morton; maternal grandmother, Victoria Davis; paternal grandfather, Michael Turner; great-grandmother, Barbara Lee and Laverne Lee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Zion Union Baptist Church.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Williams Barbour

MaryMary Williams Barbour departed this life on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Covesville, VA on October 3, 1935 to the late Montaque and Mildred Stinnie Williams. She was preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn B. Washington and a brother Jessie Williams.

Mary was a Licensed Practical Nurse for 48 years at the University of Virginia Medical Center until her retirement in 1991. She was a past President of the Virginia Licensed Practical Nurses Association, and a past member of the National Licensed Practical Nurses Association. Mary was a member of the original Charlottesville Church of Christ where she served as Treasurer, Choir Director of the Children's Choir, an Usher and as a Nurse. She was also a member of the Elks Club.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 63 years Charles L. Barbour; three daughters Linda D. Barbour, Cheryl Y. Barbour and Audrea D. Williams; six grandchildren Franklin C. Williams, Marvin M. Williams, Charles S. Williams Barbour, Maxwell C. Williams Barbour, Clarke E. Barbour and J. Aaron Williams; two great grandchildren Tiana R. Washington, Paris M. Lee Williams Barbour; two nieces Melinda W. Washington and Jessica Jackson who provided countless hours of dedication and support; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Charlottesville Church of Christ, 990 5th St. SW, Charlottesville, VA. with Bishop Frank Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the Church.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (jfbellfuneralservices.com).

Regina Carroll Dixon

ReginaMs. Regina Carroll Dixon was called home by her heavenly father on Sunday, January 27, 2019, after a five-year battle with cancer. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on February 27, 1952, the daughter of Joan C. Carey and the late Raymond L. Dixon.

Regina was preceded in death by her brother Raymond L. Dixon Jr. grandson Mason A. Mitchell and her grandparents Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Georgiana Carey.

A Charlottesville native, Regina attended Venable Elementary School where she was a one of twelve students to integrate Charlottesville public schools. The group dubbed "The Charlottesville 12", were memorialized in 2011, with a historical marker outside of the school in commemoration of this historic event. Upon graduating from Venable Elementary, she moved to East Orange New Jersey and eventually graduated from East Orange High School in 1970. She continued her education at William Paterson University completing two years before deciding to begin her career as a travel agent for Eastern Airlines. She spent the last few years employed by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a Department of Defense contractor providing all aspects of travel for military and Federal government employees.

Regina was known for her infectious smile and loving personality. She enjoyed watching a movie at home but could also be found cutting a rug with her girlfriends. Although she wasn't a swimmer, she loved the water and loved vacations to the beach and trips to Kings Dominion.

Regina is survived by her two sons, Obra J. Scott (wife Amy) and Rojon T. Mitchell both of Phoenix, AZ; her mother, Joan C. Brown; step-father, Wayne J. Brown; her sister, Elaine S. Brown; sister-in-law, Audrey Eason; three grandchildren, Carter, Noelle and Emelia Scott; and a host of other relatives and close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

David Grant Byers

David David Grant Byers, 67, of North Garden, Va. departed this life on January 20, 2019. He was born in North Garden, Va. on September 3, 1951, the son of Helen Byers.
He was a graduate of Albemarle High School. He was employed for many years at Rudy's Dry Cleaning and Luck Stone Landscaping. He was a School Bus Driver for the Albemarle County School System for a number of years and was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed doing handyman jobs such as painting and cutting grass. He had a passion for playing baseball.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted mother, Helen Byers; two sons, David Lee Byers and Allen Thompson; two Daughters, Coundo Jasper, Christina Jacques and husband, Carl; a brother, Michael Byers; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Rising Sun Baptist Church, North Garden, Va. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Zeta Brown Nichols

Zeta Zeta Brown Nichols, 86, of Keswick, Virginia departed this life on January 21, 2019. She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on January 2, 1933, the daughter of the late Harriette and Mackey Brown. She was the widow of Leroy Nichols who preceded her in death.

She was a graduate Jefferson High School and she received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Saint Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Va. She taught elementary school in Esmont, Virginia and retired after 40 years in the Eastern, MD school system. After retirement, she taught for an additional 5 years at Greenbrier Elementary School.
She was active in her community. She was a member of the Household of Ruth Eastern Star #3160 and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was an active and faithful member of Union Grove Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son Jack M. Ridley, Jr. and wife, Yolanda Rene of Keswick, Va.; a daughter Harriet Whiting and husband, Eugene H. of Ivy, Va.; four grandchildren, Joshua Ridley of Laurel, MD, Sade Gillus and husband Tremaine of South Riding, Va., Juwuhn Smith and Jhalil Mosley of Keswick, Va.; four special cousins, Lillian Miles and husband, Earl, and Earl Miles Jr. of Philadelphia, PA, and Cynthia Stratton of Charlottesville, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, with the Reverend Kendrick Edwards, officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church, 471 Black Cat Road, Keswick, Va.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Tamyra Kaye Porter Turner

Tamyra No one had a bigger impact on our family or did more to define who we are than Tamyra Kaye (Porter) Turner. She possessed an irreplaceable air of grace, elegance and intellect. Tamyra lived her life with compassion, thoughtfulness, tact and a capacity to bring joy and calm to the lives of everyone she touched.

Tamyra departed this earth January 16, 2019 at her home in Charlottesville, VA, surrounded by her loving family.

Tamyra, affectionately known as "Tam", was born on September 10, 1945 in Oakland, CA to Wayman Richard Porter Jr. and Montie Ethel Porter. Tamyra was the oldest of 6 children. She was regarded as the favorite by each of her 5 siblings. In fact, she gave most of them their names. She attended the St. Patrick's Catholic School on 35th St. and Central Ave, in Los Angeles CA with her baby brother Rick. While at St. Patrick's, Tamyra was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph's of Carondolet. The nuns of this order were dedicated educators, which sparked her dream of becoming a nun and started her on the path to becoming an accomplished student and educator.

After graduating from St. Mary's Academy High School in Los Angeles, Tamyra obtained an undergraduate degree from California State University, Los Angeles. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and obtained a Masters' Degree in English Literature from Stanford University.

Known for her remarkable command of words, Tamyra worked as a Professor of English Literature, African American Literature and Creative Writing at UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

On January 1st 1973, Tamyra received her Gohonzon and became a devoted member of Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA), a lay Buddhist organization. The goal of Buddhism as practiced in the SGI is to enable every single person to become happy without exception. Tamyra's practice was at the core of every part of her life-from the way she raised her family and treated every person she met to her active involvement in the community.
In the mid-1980's, Tamyra and her husband Rick developed and co-directed the Saturday Academy at the University of California-Irvine and eventually brought the program to UVa. Saturday Academy was a supplemental educational program focused on increasing parent involvement in their child's education and filling the educational gaps that exist for African American children in local schools. They were both deeply invested in and passionate about the Saturday Academy.

In 2000, Tamyra organized Charlottesville's first Juneteenth Celebration, which is still thriving today. The event, first held at a small community center on 9th street, grew in size and scope each year and became a summer event that the entire community came to look forward to, necessitating a move to the PVCC campus and later to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. She was a charter member of the Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Inc., where she served as both President and Vice President. She joined the steering committee of the Virginia Festival of the Book in 2001, and served in that capacity through 2017. Tamyra also helped develop the African American Literary Celebration Brunch, hosted by the Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated, presented as part of the Festival. She was an active member of the NAACP, and played a prominent role in the Freedom Fund Banquet, the NAACP's major annual fundraising event. Tamyra served on the Charlottesville City School Board from 1993-96, served as a board member of the Jefferson Madison Library from 2012-16, and served as an Advisory Board Member of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in 2008.
Tamyra was a tireless supporter and cheerleader for her children in all they endeavored-from athletics and academics to their career and family aspirations. Known affectionately by her grandchildren as Noni, a name meaning gift from God in Swahili -- Tamyra was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who never missed a single detail in the lives of those she loved. Birthday calls from the Turners are legendary. Tamyra made sure holiday and family gatherings were joyful. All were welcome.

Tamyra is survived by her loving husband Rick; her Aunt Marilyn; siblings Wayman III, Dominic, Candida (Keith), Miguel (Tracie) and Nicole; her sister-in-law Adrienne; her children Tarik (Emmanuelle), Mandisa and Hajj (Vivian); grandchildren Jean, Jade, Jibri, Saadiya, Cairo, Halima, Samir and Zayd-Ellis; nieces and nephews Imani, Wayman IV, Erin, Courtney, Danielle, Lezley, Anthony and Naima; cousins Barbara, Monica, Kareim and Ralph; God-daughters Loretta and Lamaajh and countless friends that she held dear.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. www.jeffschoolheritagecenter.org

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:00am at the V. Earl Dickinson Theater PVCC, 444 College Drive, Charlottesville Va.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

James Samuel Richardson

James James Samuel Richardson, 88, of Keswick, Virginia departed this life on January 11, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 13, 1930, the son of the late Samuel R. and Martha Anderson Richardson. He was the husband of Dorothy Marie Richardson for 57 years.
He received his formal education in the Fluvanna County School System. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran. He was a retired Maintenance Superintendent of the City of Charlottesville. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and faithful member of First Baptist Church, West Main Street Charlottesville.
In addition to his wife he leaves to cherish his memory a son Warren Richardson of Keswick, Virginia; a brother, Fred Richardson of Palmyra, Va.; three sisters, Gertrude Kesley of Willow Grove, PA, Barbara Murray of Landover, MD, and Ethel Robinson of Ft. Washington, MD.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street, with the Reverend Lee, officiating. Interment will follow at Little Rock Holiness Church Cemetery, 2101 Haden-Martin Road, Palmyra, Va.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Jennieve Jones

Russell Jones of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center's ICU surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on June 5, 1934, in Standardsville, Va. to the late Acie Jones, Sr. and Edna Brock Jones.

She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School and LPN class of 1953. Jennieve was one of the first African American LPNs hired by the University of Virginia Hospital and later employed by several other local nursing facilities including the Piedmont Healthcare and the Colonnades.

Her daughter, Ceretta L. "Kim" Jones preceded her in death on November 18, 2018; also preceded in death by a sister, Isabell Jones; great-grandson, Quandre Jones; and husband, John W. Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Johnella D. "Juno" Jones; 2 grandsons, Terrence W. and Jarelle Jones; 2 granddaughters, Ericka N. "Nikki" Jones (Michael Bryant), Ebonie D. "Ebbie" Jones; 6 great-grandchildren, Keeshawn Sr., Juwan, Jaheim, Drequan, Nikquan and Ariah Jones; 2 great-great-grandsons, Keeshawn Jr. and Kameron Jones; 2 nephews, Larry L. Jones (Angela) and David L. Jones; great-nephew, Jay Smith (Tonya); a great-niece, LaAndra Jones; 3 brothers, Acie Jr., Cornelius and Elder Paul Jones Sr. (Holly); 2 devoted cousins, Harriet A. Slaughter and Jennifer R. Brock; a goddaughter, Monique L. Jones; special friends, Charles and Mary W. Barbour, June H. Banks, Norma "Jeanie" G. Brown and George R. Grady; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Charlottesville Church of Christ (Bibleway) 990 Fifth Street S.W., with Elder Paul Jones Sr. and Bishop Elec Frank Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Douglas Macauthur Thompson

Douglas Macauthur Thompson of Albemarle County, Virginia died on Thursday, January 10, 2019, he was born on May 25, 1943, the son of the late Henry Thompson and Mary Belle Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Steppe Family Cemetery, Browns Cove, Va.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Chester R. Walker

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Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on June 5, 1946, the son of the late Robert M. and Evelyn Diggs Walker. He was the husband of Mary E. Walker for 53 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Folz and a son, Chester Richard Walker, Jr.

He retired after a dedicated career as a Substance Abuse Counselor at Region Ten.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Mary E. Walker; 1 daughter, Rosemary Quarles and Tony of Louisa, Va.; 1 son, Patrick Walker and Charity of Waynesboro, Va.; 3 grandchildren, Landon, Na'il, and A'veanna; 1 great-granddaughter, Noell; 1 sister, Irene Walker-Belle and Michael of Baltimore, Md.; 2 nieces, Emily Walker Borders of Keswick, Va., and Betty Harmanson of Rocky Mt., N.C.; 2 nephews, Troy Carr of Owens Mill, Md. and Tracy Carr of Washington, D.C.; several cousins and friends and a special cousin, Deaconess Anita Washington, of Charlottesville, Va. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Piedmont Baptist Church, Yancey Mills, Va., the Reverend Phillip Butler, officiating and Elder Ruben Lewis, Jr., delivering the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Ethelene Brown

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A godly life ended on January 7, 2019, when Mary Ethelene Brown was taken from us. We know she is at rest with our Heavenly Father. After so much suffering, the Lord took her to himself where there is no pain or burden.
Deaconess Ethelene Brown was born December 25, 1930, in Covesville, to the late Benjamin W. Mosby, Sr. and Eleanor Whindleton Mosby Dowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elroy Brown, stepfather, Elkin Dowell; two brothers, Benjamin Mosby, Jr. and Isaiah Mosby; two sisters, Juanita Dowell and Mattie Barron; one daughter, Janet Curry; and one grandson, Christopher Robinson.
Ethelene Brown accepted Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church Covesville. She continued to serve her church as a choir member, member of Baptist Young People Union, Sunday School teacher, 1959, organized the Young People Choir, Program chairperson of Missionary Circle, delegate of Sunday School and Church Associations, Treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary Emergency Fund, Deaconess Board, Senior Choir President, and mother of First Baptist Church Covesville.
She attended Esmont High School and later received her GED in 1979. She worked at Leggett's Dept. Store until she retired.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons and two daughters, Leroy (CeCe) Robinson of Aurora, CO, Jacquline Brackett of Charlottesville, VA, Deborah (Arthur) Jones of Suwanee, GA, Daniel (Thelma) Robinson of Faber, VA, Nathan Brown of Lynchburg, VA, two sisters, Nellie Allen of Charlottesville, VA, Bertha Bell of East Orange, NJ, and one brother, Nathaniel (Barbara) Mosby of Fort Washington, MD, 13 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at First Baptist Church Covesville, Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Faber, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Patricia Ann Flowers

Patricia Ann Flowers, 73, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 29, 1945, the daughter of the late Truman and Bessie Black Flowers.
She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School the class of 1965, and the Richmond School of Cosmetology. She was employed in the Albemarle County Department of Taxation for many years and she was a part-time employee with the ABC store. She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, which held its first services in her home. She loved cooking, music, attending life jazz concerts; and she was an avid reader. She also worked the polls in Charlottesville and Albemarle County during elections. Her beautiful smile touched the hearts of many.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Todd L. Carter of Charlottesville; a Goddaughter, Katrina Brown; a nephew, Tray L. Taylor; a sister, Peggy Gold Washington; 4 grandchildren, Parris Hayne, Jabril Carter, Jahsaan Carter, Onesty Brooks; 2 great-grandchildren, Genesis Cook and Aubrey Cook; a loyal friend, Georgetta Little: and a host of great-nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Zion Union Baptist Church, with the Reverend Doyle Thomas officiating.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Deacon Japeth "Jake" Brown

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Deacon Japeth Brown aka "Jake Brown" entered his eternal rest on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. He was born on August 25, 1930, in Esmont, Va. to the late William Henry Brown and Beatrice Carey Brown.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Saunders, Lottie Chambers, and Pearl Brown; and six brothers, George, Robert, John, Charlie, Samuel and Chester Brown.
Deacon Brown retired after 42 years of service as an Albemarle County School Bus driver. He also retired from a lawn service business and doing handyman jobs for various Charlottesville families.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Mildred Walker Brooks Brown; four children, Sherry Brown and husband, David, Peggy Scott and husband, William, Anthony and Dwight Brown; three stepchildren, Thomas Jackson, Carroll and Keith Brooks; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Charlotte Babb of Pahokee, FL, Barbara Brown and husband, James of Boston, Mass., and Margaret Jackson of Charlottesville, Va.; in addition, he leaves his lifelong friend, Ernest Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, his church family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12;00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at New Hope Baptist Church, Esmont, Va. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Union Baptist Church, Scottsville, Va.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Shamir Lamarque Brown (Mir)

Shamir Shamir Lamarque Brown (Mir) 30yrs. old of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on December 26, 2018. He was born April 3, 1988, the son of Kathy Brown of Charlottesville.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his sister, Shaniqua Brown; 2 brothers, Shaquawn Brown and Shandre Brown of Charlottesville; 1 nephew, Ja'Darius Burns; 5 aunts, Jeanetha Brown-Douglas, Ruth White ( William), Leslie Johnson (Bronx NY), Bryna Johnson, and Perri Johnson of Charlottesville.
He was an excellent Tattoo Artist and graduate with two degrees in Graphic Art & Design from Fullsail University. He loved drawing, gaming, cooking and listening to old school jams. He was a very talented artists and could draw anything free hand. Shamir was an all-time jokester and at any time no matter what, he would make you laugh. He will be missed by many Friends, (Jay and Kevin) cousins, uncles, and aunts. Rest in peace my son, we love you.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church,105 Lankford Ave., with Apostle William Nowell, officiating.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Edward T. Herndon

Edward T. Herndon, 64 years, of Charlottesville, Virginia died on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Hospice House. He was born in Charlottesville on June 22, 1954, the son of the late James Herndon and Emma Woodfolk Herndon.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Pilgrim Baptist Church with Bishop George Gohanna, officiating.
J. F. Bell is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Darwin Wendell Key, Sr.

Darwin Our Heavenly Father softly whispered to Darwin Wendell Key, Sr. to come and abide with Him on Friday, December 28, 2018. He took the Master's Hand and followed leaving this earthly world from the University of Virginia Hospital. Darwin was born in Charlottesville, Virginia with his twin brother on June 19, 1956, to Elva F. Key and the late Herman Key, Sr.
Darwin grew up and was a lifelong resident in the quiet countryside of Fluvanna County, living in Kents Store, Virginia throughout his adult life. He became a member of Evergreen Baptist Church at the age of seven in August 1963. He attended Sunday School while growing up and sang with the Junior Choir.
After graduating from Fluvanna County High School in June 1974, Darwin worked several different jobs. Within several months, he got his job as an employee with Sperry Marine Corporation (currently Northrop Grumman). He served diligently with the Corporation from that time to the present. He met many people on the job who became close friends.
One of Darwin's most cherished blessings was his three children Karen, D.W., and Lauren (his little "Boosie") with their mother JoAnn Jasper. He loved and cared for his children unconditionally, attending all the sports and school events, taking them on trips, and ensuring they went to doctor and dental visits regularly.
Darwin was a fun- loving person with a heart of gold willing to help anyone. He loved the outdoors and could not wait for hunting season to be out in the woods and with his hunting partners.
Darwin was predeceased by his father, Herman Key, Sr., twin brother Darrell Key, baby brother Herman Key, Jr., maternal grandparents Morris and Sarah Franklin and paternal grandmother Rosalie Key.
Darwin was cherished and much loved as a son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He leaves to treasure his love and memories his devoted mother Elva Key, most beloved children Karen, Lauren, and Darwin, Jr.; four grandchildren who he adored immensely Kaleigh, Camden, Kinsley, and Princeton; sister Cheryl Stewart and husband Sparky; aunt Geraldine Tyler; great-aunt Cora Scott; two sisters-in-law Patricia Key and Felice Boling-Key; nieces Sherri Key, Ashley Coleman and husband Maurice, and Emonnie Key; nephew Charles Boling-Key; great-nieces and nephew Monica, Zuri and Landon; special devoted friends Javanique Burruss, Melinda Creasy, and Brandon Scott; numerous beloved cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 1:00 PM, at Evergreen Baptist Church located at 452 Evergreen Church Rd., Palmyra, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th St., NW, Charlottesville, Va. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Helen Carter Tinsley

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God in his infinite wisdom and divine love called from our midst our beloved Helen Carter Tinsley on Friday, December 21, 2018. She was born in Palmyra, Virginia on November 17, 1934, to the late William J. and Bertha M. Carter. On June 16, 1951, Helen married the love of her life George F. Tinsley of this union was born 5 children. Two children, Bruce Tinsley and Bertha T. Max-Yeboah preceded her in death.

In addition to her beloved husband, George F. Tinsley she leaves to cherish her memory her children, Betty T. Sutton (Dion), Boyd Tinsley and wife, Emily, and Enjoli Tinsley her eldest granddaughter who she and her husband raised as their own. Also surviving grandchildren include, Benjamin and Jessica Max-Yeboah, Ashley Watkins (Orlando), Sheena, Bruce, and Latoya Arnold, Abigail, and Noah Tinsley and Reginald Jerome Toms II; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Coleman Tinsley of Canada and Andrew Carter of Flint, MI.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue, with the Reverend Lloyd Cosby, officiating and the Reverend Phillip Carter, delivering the Eulogy. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 674 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, Va.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her nurse, Doris Chatman and caregivers, Brenda Johnson, Kim Bell, Dr. Alexander, and nurse, Jamie of Blue Ridge Family Medicine.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via our online guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Joey Linwood Davis

RussellJoey Linwood Davis, 49, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, December 17, 2018. He was born on April 12, 1969, the son of Sylvia Tyree and Linwood Davis. He was preceded in death by Valerie Renee Brown and Arthur Tyree Jr. "Boss DOG"; Maternal Grandparents Richard and Hattie Elliis; and Paternal Grandparents Frances Anderson and Linwood Brooks.

He was a graduate of Charlottesville High School and was employed by the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department. He was a former member of the Silver Backs Football Team and Charlottesville Moose Lodge # 1028. He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and the Virginia Cavaliers.

In addition to being survived his father Linwood Davis, and mother Sylvia Tyree and her husband Arthur Tyree all of Mineral, Virginia, he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Cheryl Brooks-Davis of Charlottesville, VA; a Son, Daddy's boy "Gizmo"; aunts and uncles; 7 nieces; 13 nephews; and a host of great nieces and nephews that loved and adored him; and always looked forward to his many, many funny antics!!! He also leaves a brother, Jamie Davis and wife, Victoria; five sisters, Kathy Matthew and husband, Mike, Katrina Hunter and husband, Russell, Kristina Davis and husband, El, Lisa Tyree, and Katina Tyree; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church with the Reverend Xavier Jackson, officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to say thank you to the wonderful staff that took extraordinary care of Joey at the the UVA Kidney Center, SICU, SIMU, and MICU. Donations can be made in Joey's name to the Kidney Foundation.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Ralph Nicholas Fray Jr.

RussellRalph Nicholas Fray Jr., 60, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on December 3, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on September 16, 1958, In Patterson New Jersey the son of the late Velonta Fray and Ralph Nicholas Fray Sr.

He was a graduate of East Side High School in Patterson, New Jersey; and worked as a cook and brick layer, and became a mason. He was a first cook. He loved helping others and was a dedicated people person and a loving father and grandfather.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Carlos Brandon Kenney of Ruckersville, Virginia and a daughter, Melanie Nicolette Kenney of Stanardsville, Virginia; a brother, Alfred Wilson of Patterson, N.J.; 2 sisters, Wanda Fray Of Orange, Va. and Laticia Purnell of Patterson, N. J.;
A special friend Keith Banks of Stanardsville, Va.; 6 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Funeral service will b held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 71 Shiloh Road, Stanardsville, Va., Pastor Harrison Williams, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J . F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Levonne "Nikki" Rankins-Quarles

Levonne "Nikki" Rankins-Quarles, 37, of Charlottesville, VA donned her angel wings Dec. 1, 2018. In Paradise, she joins her grandparents William and Catherine Anthony, Levi and Frances Quarles and her niece Kianna Rankins.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her parents, Levi and Priscilla Quarles, brother and sister-in-law Travis and Kimberly Quarles, sister Michelle Ernest, significant other David Long, and best friend Tony Olinga . Nikki also leaves behind her beloved nieces and nephews-KeTron, Jalashia, Alexis, Sanaia, Catherine, Kingston and Lola. Nikki will be deeply missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends across the Charlottesville Community.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1042 Preston Ave. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com).

Albert E. Murray Jr.

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Albert E. Murray Jr, 70 of Esmont, VA passed peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Albert was born February 14, 1948, in Mount Vernon NY to Albert E. Murray Sr. and June Vernell Hammonds Murray. While living in NY he worked for North Central Bronx Hospital as a social psych technician on the psychiatric unit. He moved to Charlottesville VA in 1988 to work as an Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor for Mountainwood Treatment Center. He would later work for several other agencies, USPO, MACAA, Region Ten CSB and The Salvation Army as well as the Department of Corrections. After a few years in Charlottesville he met and married Margurite Bowles Murray of Esmont. Albert proudly served in the US Army, he was a Vietnam Veteran who received a National Defense Service Medal and a Sharp-Shooter badge. He attended Mount Vernon public schools and after the military earned his BA from Hubert H. Lehman College in Bronx NY. Albert was an active member of the Mt. Arratt Lodge #20 as a Senior Warden.
He was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Brenda M. Brown.
He leaves his wife of 27 years, Margurite B. Murray to cherish his memories as well as his siblings, Sandra (Ervin) Simmons of Kentucky; and brother, Fahiym of Mount Vernon, NY, his children, Eulyse (Corey) Cooper-Brown of Mt. Vernon, NY, Letivia Murray of Yonkers, NY, and three sons Quanielle Murray of Yonkers, NY, Dramitrius Murray and Eugene Murray of Grand Rapids, MI. He also leaves a step-daughter, Allison Williams of Charlottesville, VA; and a step-son, David Williams of Charlottesville, VA. He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; his father-in-law, James E. Bowles of Esmont, VA and a host of other family including a sister- in-Law, brothers-in-law, an uncle and cousins. He will be missed by his many friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Way of the Cross Church, Haden Martin Rd. Palmyra, VA on Monday, December 3, 2018, with Pastor Karen Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m at Culpeper National Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
Special thanks to Dr. Mark Prichard and his staff, Martha Jefferson Hospital Oncology, Dr. Adam Holmes and his staff as well as CBOC and Hospice of the Piedmont.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Michael Lee Banks

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Michael Lee Banks was called home November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving morning. Michael was born on August 28, 1969 in Roanoke, Virginia to Robert and Lena Banks. Michael graduated from Charlottesville High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he majored in Biology.
Michael met and married Lenai Booker from New York and with this union they were blessed with two daughters, Michaela and Marina. Michael was a family man. If you saw one you saw four, the other three were always tow. It has been asked by many, "Do you four do anything separately?" Michael was extremely intelligent. At home we called him, "Mr. Jeopardy" and would often ask him, "Why do you know that?"
Michael loved fishing, comic books, animals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Superman, and discussing religion. Michael was involved in his community; he played with the neighborhood kids, helped with food drives, fundraising, and worked with Habitat for Humanity. Michael wanted to help affect positive change to the people within his community and beyond.
Michael was employed at Lowes for over 20 years. Michael's warm, friendly and helpful personality attracted and maintained customers who requested him time and time again to assist them with their store needs.
Michael was preceded in death by his younger brother Roderick, his cousin Kareem Hairston and father-in- law Linwood Booker.
Michael leaves to cherish his memory; his wife of 25 years, Lenai,- daughters, Michaela (Zachary) and Marina. His grandchildren; Christian and Brooklyn, and step grandchildren; Jaden and Bentley. His parents; Robert and Lena, Mother-in-law Shirley Booker, two brothers-in-laws, two sisters-in-law, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Michael will be missed by many people who knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating. His remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Tameika Hernandez

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Tameika Sheree Grady-Hernandez, 41, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed her earthly life at the University of Virginia Hospital surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. She was born on February 20, 1977, in Charlottesville, Va. to Charles E. Grady and Antionette Hill.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Tom Green and Mary L. Hill Jefferson; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Louise Churchman; paternal grandfather, Charles Ragland; two aunts, Ava Marie Counts-Williams and Sandra Faye Hill-Bierwert; one uncle, Antonie "Tony" Hill.
She was a graduate of Albemarle High School. Tameika served her country as a Specialist E4 in the U. S. Army and was active from 1997 until 2002; working as a Motor Transport Operator and an Administrative Clerk. After returning to Charlottesville she was employed as a Unit Coordinator of Cashiering with the University Physicians group where she worked from 2008 until her untimely passing.
Tameika loved and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, wine tasting, and eating tacos, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. She touched a lot of hearts with genuine love and was loved by those she touched. Her beautiful eyes, infectious smile and crazy laugh will be truly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted daughter, Savion Mia Grady; her parents, Charles E. Grady and Antionette Hill; and devoted friend, Francisco "Chico" Hernandez; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Covenant Church, 105 Rio Road E., Charlottesville, Va., with the Reverend Carol Brooks officiating and the Reverend Carolyn Mitchell Dillard delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Cemetery.
Her remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Russell C. Walker

Russell C. Walker, 80, of Charlottesville, Va. Departed this life on Monday, November 19, 2018. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 25, 1938, the son of the late George E. Walker, Sr. and Mildred E. Walker. He was the husband of Mary E. Walker. He was preceded in death by a brother, George B. Walker.

He was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School. He was a chef and known for his culinary skills. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, #195. He was admired by all who knew him and he gave unselfishly to his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife, Mary E. Walker he leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Russell Walker II and wife, Sharese, Ivan "Shawn" Walker, and Bryan "Alex" Walker; a daughter, Zelda Walker; two brothers, Beverly Walker and wife, Dorothy of Fluvanna, Va. and John Walker of Penhook, Va.; two sisters, Edna Walker and Mary Carey of Charlottesville, Va.; two sister-in-laws, Jeri Walker and Bessie Woodfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
A Graveside funeral will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Oakwood Cemetery.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Lawrence Edward Crenshaw Sr.

"Jack", 89, Jack or Mutt as he was often called by relatives and friends of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Albemarle County on March 7, 1929. The son of the late Randolph and Elizabeth Crenshaw. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gloria J. Luck, and grandson, Gerald A. Luck; and two sisters, Lucille Carter and Mary Anderson.
He retired from the University of Virginia in Food Service at Newcomb Hall with many years of service. He was educated in Albemarle County school system. Jack was a caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. His devotion to family and friends was commendable and his absence will leave a huge void; he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years of marriage, Christine E. Crenshaw. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Lawrence E. Crenshaw Jr. and Michael L. Crenshaw; two daughters, Patricia D. Crenshaw and friend, William and Vivian D. Sandridge and her husband, Larry all of Charlottesville, Va.; two granddaughters, Reginia L. Luck of Charlottesville, Va. and Alicia L. Patterson and her husband, Quincy of Fluvanna County; one grandson, Aaron D. Sandridge and friend, Alexis of Charlottesville, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Dionte Ruffin, Cordaisia Ruffin, Camren Woodson and Cayson Sandridge all of Charlottesville; four nephews, Daniel Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Edward Carter and Thomas Carter all of Charlottesville; one niece, Edna Carter Hearns and her husband, James of Ruckersville, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Watkins and Ruth Goodloe; one brother-in-law, William Walker; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
The family would like to thank Dr. John B. Schorling of UVA his primary physician for his special concern for Dad's healthcare throughout the years. Thanks also to the Hospice of the Piedmont.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Alice (Wilson) Carr

RussellMary Alice (Wilson) Carr, 91, of Charlottesville, VA went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. She was born Oct. 7, 1927, to the late Alice Green Wilson and John F. Wilson of Ivy, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Carr, and her son, Edward Lincoln Carr. She leaves to mourn one daughter, Mary (Carr) Moron, 4 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. She also leaves to cherish her memory a special friend, Ann Welch of Canada. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Earlysville, VA with Rev. Ralph L. Carr, officiating.
J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Ann Winston

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Willie Ann Winston, 84, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, November 5, 2018, at a local nursing facility. She was born in Batesville, Virginia on January 13, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Carrie Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Winston. She retired after many years of dedicated service in Housekeeping at the University of Virginia. She was a member of Mount View Baptist Church of Batesville, Virginia in her early years and later joined Spring Hill Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Nathaniel David Winston, Sr.; a daughter, Shelly Winston-Bowers of Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother, Frank Johnson of Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery, Route 635 Miller School Road. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home. J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Curley A. Haliburton

RussellCurley Anderson Haliburton, 69, of Charlottesville, VA departed this life on October 11, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 4, 1949, the daughter of the late Josephine Bently and Harry "Deadeye" Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Haliburton.
She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School the class of 1967, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad and the marching band. She was a longtime employee of the University of Virginia in the Transportation department; and worked at Whole Foods for a number of years. She was a member of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory 2 daughters, Nakomis "ReRe" Haliburton and Shanika Cochran (Rob); a brother, Clarence Nicholas, Sr. (Gloria); 3 sisters, Mary Nightingale (Richard), Barbara Nicholas, and Rose Williams; 5 grandchildren, Alexis Durant, Jamaul Pryor, Demi Bryant, Corbin and Colin Cochran; a number of nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Staunton National Cemetery, Staunton, VA.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jessica Marie Brown

William Jessica Marie Brown of Arlington, TX formerly of Goochland, VA transitioned to her Heavenly home at the age of sixteen on Monday, October 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Larry James Tatum and grandfather, Charles G. Brown, Sr.
Jessica is survived by her mother, Rev. Bridget Pervalle of Arlington, TX; siblings, Jonathan, Justin, and Jennifer Brown of Cincinnati, OH, Theresa Charmaine of Richmond, VA and Chakiryn and Corbin Jackson of Goochland, VA. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, loved ones, and friends of Lamar High School located in Arlington, TX where she was a Junior.
She was beautiful inside and out and was loved tremendously!
Funeral services will be held at Lake Christian Church, 733 South Boston Road, Palmyra, VA, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., with interment to follow at the Brown Family Cemetery in Palmyra, VA.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral arrangements by J.F. Bell Funeral Home, Charlottesville, VA. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Ta'Yana Samone Dabney

NedTa'Yana Samone Dabney gained her wings and went to be with Jesus on October 15, 2018. Ta'Yana, "Taterbug"/ "Tater salad" was born on September 30, 1999, to Shaun E. Dabney and Leona Denise Dabney in Charlottesville, Va., "Tater" was the youngest of four children.
She was preceded in death by her brother, De'Shaun Markell Dabney; great grandparents, Theodore Chambers and Iona Madolia Scott Banks Chambers; Harold Curtis Jones and Mattie Leona Whitehead Epps Jones.
She is survived by 2 sisters, her oldest sister, Qualicia Bri'anna Epps (Jay Moore, the love of her life) and De'Shauna Lakia Epps Dabney (Zae Nash, the love of her life); grandparents, Denton A. and Iona, "Lou" Epps of Charlottesville, Va. and Joyce Ann Marshall Dabney of Charlottesville, Va.; uncles and aunts, Jack and Waltine Eubanks of Esmont, Va. and Randy Dabney and Shawndra Wozniak of New York; along with a host of other aunts, uncles and a host of cousins as well friends in addition to the family; and Isaiah Dillard (the love of Ta'Yana's life).
Ta'Yana attended Albemarle Count Schools and graduated from Monticello High School with an Advance Diploma. She spoke fluent Spanish which she studied for five years. Upon graduation, Ta' came to the realization that she had a gift to work with children. She later became a substitute teacher at Lighthouse Christian Preschool in Charlottesville, Va.
Tater's passion was all about make-up. She loved fashion, music and spending time with family friends who became extended family. She was full of love, laughter, goofiness, and just an all-around extraordinary person to be around. She brought joy to all who came in contact with her. Ta' was a lover of animals and had a heart of gold.
The Home Going service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at New Hope Baptist Church, 7725 Porters Road, Esmont, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Joseph Wells

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Joseph L. Wells, 76, of Faber, Virginia entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the home of his brother. He was the son of the late Lewis and Burnette Johnson Wells. He was also predeceased by his wife, Elsie Rolene Vest and a brother, Robert L. Wells.
He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Timothy M. Wells (Angela P.), and Joseph L. Wells, Jr.; six grandchildren, Tia Hall, Cordero Hardy, Karisha Wells, Jalisa Wells, Mya Wells, Tamina Scales; three Great grandchildren, Xavier Hardy, Tyanna Hall, Leah Bailey; three Brothers, George Wells (Ruby) Pastor B. G. Wells (Vanessa), and Donald Wells (Sandy); and many other beloved relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Faber, Virginia, with the Reverend Bernard Wells officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Horace Carter

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Horace Edward Carter, 85 of Charlottesville, VA departed this life on Tuesday, October 10, 2018, at the Monroe Health Care and Rehabilitation. Horace was born November 12, 1932, in North Garden, VA and was the son of the late Jesse James Carter and Mary Ann Wicks Carter. He is predeceased by his sisters Irene Christian (William), Hester Beverly (William), Malinda Robinson (Sterling), Eliza Smith (James), Lena Page (James), his brothers, Jesse (Marie), Rufus (Daisy) and Elmer Carter.
Horace was a member of Zion Baptist Church and educated in Albemarle Public Schools. He worked for Ivy Construction Company and Conagra, North Garden Distillery and Allied Concrete and Mawyer Construction.
Horace is survived by one son, Kenneth Jackson of Farmville, VA; a devoted sister, Rosa L. Carter of North Garden; a granddaughter, LaQuandra Jackson of Farmville, VA; a devoted nephew and niece, Phillip Burton and Karen Vest of North Garden; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Zion Baptist Church, 3218 Rabbit Valley Road, North Garden, VA at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will received friends one hour prior to the services.
J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary B. Banks

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Mary B. Banks departed this life Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mary was born September 6, 1935, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Robert M. and Pellie Brown Breckenridge. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by husband, Jasper C. Banks Sr.; son, Jasper C. Banks Jr.; 5 brothers, Nathaniel Breckenridge, Francis K. Breckenridge, Earl Breckenridge, and McKinley P. Breckenridge; Sister In-laws, Suzanne Wright and Viola Mae Jones.

She attended Jefferson High School. After high school she graduated from Jackson P. Burley as a Licensed Practical Nurse, where she then served 39 years as a devoted Licensed Practical Nurse in the Newborn Nursery at the University of Virginia Hospital. After retirement she enjoyed reading the paper and spending time with family and friends especially her grandkids that were the sunshine of her world.

She Leaves to Cherish Her memories one brother, John C. Breckenridge Sr.; a Daughter Hope Banks and Moses Bright of Charlottesville Virginia; a Daughter in-law Debbie Banks; 4 Grandchildren, Whitney Banks, Ashley Banks, Joshua Banks and Jermaine Banks and Marie Turner all of Charlottesville Virginia; 4 great-grandchildren, Jahmir Banks, Tayjion White, Journee Banks, and Joselyn Banks "penny", 4 special Grandkids, Jazzlyn Dorsey, Jazziyah Dorsey, Jewel Dorsey, and Jordan Moore; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, with the Reverend Stanley Woodfolk officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Qunitus Brooks

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Quintus Kavonte Brooks, 20 years, departed this life suddenly on Monday, October 1, 2018. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 11, 1997, to Angela Brooks and Michael Chapman of Charlottesville, Virginia.

He attended Charlottesville High School and was employed in landscaping. He was an avid sports fan and was an outstanding basketball player at Charlottesville High School.

In addition to his parents he leaves to cherish his memory 2 brothers, Lakari Brooks and Michael Cooper; a sister, Shamiya Turner; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Portico Church, 981 2nd Street S.E., Charlottesville. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Rena M. Poindexter

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Rena M. Poindexter, born April 25, 1923, departed this life on October 1, 2018.
Her parents were Arthur Odell Childs and Alice Virginia Morris Childs. She was the oldest
of seven children (Odell, Ray, Alice, James, Matilda, and one stillborn).

At an early age, she accepted CHRIST and was a diligent and devoted member of the Mt. Gilliam Old Site Baptist Church. Rena loved our Almighty SAVIOR and wanted to serve him well. She was a member of the Deaconess Ministry; a member of the Usher Board for 25 years, including being a past president; former Sunday School Superintendent; former Youth Choir Director. She remained faithful and active in the church and in the community until the onset of illness.

Rena graduated from the Louisa Training School and was the president of the school's alumni for 18 years. In 1942, Rena married Alex Poindexter, Jr. and she became a devoted wife and a loving mother. Family was always her priority. She was a talented seamstress. Rena made her children's clothing and stitched beautiful quilts.

Rena will always be remembered for her unconditional love and dedication to her children; Frances Mae, Beatrice Alfreda, (deceased, Essie Deloris), Darnell "Jamial", Rena Francine. 12 grandchildren, one devoted grandchild, Ebony. A host of great-grandchildren, 3 sisters-in-law; Rebecca Childs, Ella Childs, Mary Hughes. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, caring and compassionate friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Mt. Gilliam Old Site Baptist Church, 4641 Chalk Level Road, Louisa, Virginia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Henry James

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Henry Levi James, 66 years, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Friday, September 28, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on April 1, 1952, in Fluvanna County, Virginia the son of the late Henry Anderson James and Mabel James. He was the husband of Brenda Dawn Johnson. A brother, John Oliver James, Sr. preceded him in death. S.S

He was a graduate of Fluvanna High in 1970; after graduation attended Wilberforce University and earned a B.S. in Science. For many years he was employed as an Anesthesia Technician at the University of Virginia. His faith led him to become a member of Zion Union Baptist Church and member of the Choir. He was an accomplished musician who delighted all who knew him and admired his talent in playing the bass guitar. He was also an avid gardener.

In addition to his beloved wife, Brenda Dawn Johnson he leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Aquinda Crawford and LaQuan Key; 5 brothers, William James and wife Sarah, Charles James and wife Ann, David James and wife, Karen, Samuel James and wife, Karen, and Cornelius James; 2 sisters, Janice Allen and Julia White and husband, Alex; 5 grandchildren, Daiquin Crawford, Tashid Crawford, Alonzo Bell III, Aloni Bell, and Briana Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Zion Union Baptist Church with the Reverend Lloyd Cosby officiating.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Henry Thomas Waller, Sr.

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Henry Thomas Waller Sr., 89, departed this life on September 16, 2018, following an extended illness. He was born on September 18, 1928, to Flossie Kyles Waller and John Gilmore Waller in Ivy, Virginia.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Henry was an active member, serving in the Diaconate, Trustees and Missionary ministries. He was also a member of the Men's Choir.

Henry was a proud graduate of Jackson P. Burley High school. He served 3 years in the U.S. Airforce during World War II, with tours of duty in Germany and Texas. He was employed by the University of Virginia Hospital for over 40 years. Following his retirement, he was employed by JAUNT, Inc.

Henry was a kind and gentle family man who understood the importance of giving to his church, family and community. He loved traveling and spending time with his grandchildren, who cherished every moment. He will also be remembered for giving of himself and of his resources to help others.

Henry will forever be cherished by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lelia Armstead Waller; son, Henry Waller, Jr. of Dale City, VA; daughter, Yvonne Wilkins and husband, Angelo of Bowie, MD; 3 grandsons, Kareem Waller of Springfield, VA, Andre Waller of Dale City, VA and Patrick Waller of Woodbridge, VA; 3 granddaughters, Zina Simpkins and husband, Michael of Glen Burne, MD, Jade Wilkins and Ivy Wilkins both of Laurel, MD; great-grandson, Michael Simpkins III; sister-in-law, Francina Fleming and husband, James of Orlando, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Homegoing Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, the Reverend Loretta Wyatt will deliver the eulogy. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

June Hope Mitchell

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June Hope Mitchell Bridgeforth, 71, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. She was born in Canton, Ohio on August 23, 1947, the daughter of Emma M. Johnson and the late Eugene G. Mitchell. Her husband, William H. Bridgeforth; a sister, Emma J. Martin and a stepfather, James E. Johnson preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School and a graduate of Virginia State University and Keene College. She retired after many years of distinguished service as a Case Manager at Region Ten.

She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Cass Mitchell of Nashville, TN and Scott Mitchell and wife, Maria of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Patricia Jackson of Roanoke, VA and Annette Bolden and husband, Russell of Charlottesville, VA; a special niece, Kim Tyler of Richmond, VA; a brother-in-law, Reverend Lloyd Martin of Trevillian, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be private.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Thomas Reginald Harris

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Thomas Reginald Harris gained his angel wings on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Charlottesville Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born on November 22, 1954, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late James Oliver Harris and Evelyn Boston Harris.
From an early age, Thomas shared his musical gift, being the first to perform a piano recital at Union Grove Baptist Church at the age of 16. He was the first African American to attend Tandem Friends School, and successfully graduated with honors. Following his graduation, he received a 2-year scholarship to study music at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Following his collegiate studies, Thomas continued to cultivate his musical career in New York City where he collaborated with other well-known jazz artist, both playing and composing jazz pieces. His accomplishments include jazz piano performances at the Boar's Head Resort, as well as contemporary jazz and popular music (from the 1940's, 50's and 60's) performances at the Japanese Steak House.
Thomas is survived by his devoted sister, Lee Ethel Harris-Butler of Keswick, Virginia; a devoted brother, James Kenneth Harris and his wife, Vanessa, of Hampton, Virginia; a brother-in-law, Patrick Butler of Charlottesville, Virginia; four loving nieces and nephews, Chrystal Banks of Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Butler and wife, Nicole of Palmyra, Virginia, Reggie Butler and wife, Ebony of Palmyra, Virginia, and Nathan Harris of Hampton, Virginia; two aunts, Mary Frances Burts of Washington, D.C. and Mary Harris of Cismont, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at J. F. Bell Funeral Home on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Many thanks to Dr. Moody, Sarah BeWitt, and Henry Brennan. Much love and thanks to Mrs. Caroline Reeves and family.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Elinor Marie Witcher

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Elinor Marie Harris Witcher, 83, of Charlottesville, VA departed this life on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Laurels. She was born on February 5, 1935, the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice Harris. She was the beloved wife of Bernard Maxwell Witcher. One son, Keith Witcher; one daughter, Fredina Witcher; two brothers, Lewis Harris, and Franklin Harris; and five sisters, Adline Wood, Arnita Burton, Doris Arnold, Shirley Blakey, and Louise Harris preceded her in death.

She was a loving wife, mother, and sister. She retired after many years of service as a cook.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Bernard Witcher and Michael Witcher; two daughters, Dorsell Williams and husband, Alonzo, and Sodora Jones and husband, Jamie; one sister, Ella O'dell Smith and husband, Harold; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Zion Union Baptist Church, with the Reverend Lloyd A. Cosby, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign our guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Barbara Ann Poindexter Chapman

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Barbara Ann Poindexter Chapman, 75, of Keswick, VA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Barbara was born on February 20, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia to the late Robert P. Poindexter and Annie Wicks Poindexter. She was preceded in death by her son William H. Jenkins Jr. "Tyke"; her brother, Walter Poindexter Sr. "Petey" and stepdaughter, Henrietta Chapman.

Barbara was a faithful member of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church where she was a Deaconess and sang in the church choir.

Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband of 27 years, Charles "Henry" Chapman with whom she traveled the world and across the country; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Jenkins; her sister, Racheal Poindexter; three brothers, Ralph Poindexter Sr. and wife, Pam, Willard Poindexter and wife, Janice and Bernard Poindexter Sr. and wife, Joan; also her sister-in-law, Mildred Poindexter; three stepdaughters, Jeanette Chapman, Janice Smith and husband, William and Monica Chapman; a Godson, Gregory Gough; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends; and to her dear friends, James and Nan Jackson a special thank you.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Harry Slaughter

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Harry Lee Slaughter went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2018, at the Albemarle Health and Rehabilitation Center. Harry was born on October 27, 1922, in Wolftown, Madison, Virginia to the late Harry Harrison Slaughter and Lula Taylor Slaughter. He was the last of three. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Morton Taylor and Hazel Walker both of Wolftown; and two children, Davis and Geraldine Slaughter.

Harry received his early education in the Wolftown Schools. He joined the army at the age of 21 and served honorably during WWII from October 1943, to December 1945. Harry worked as the head of maintenance of Old Salem Apartments and Hessian Hills Apartments for more than 40 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, two children, Sharon Eldridge and husband, Kellen and Kenneth Washington and wife, Chantel; a daughter-in-law, Harriet Slaughter; seven stepchildren, Mary Frances, Alonzo and wife, Dorsell, Wayne and wife, Theresa, Anne and husband, Jerry, Brenda and husband, George, Carolyn, and Esther and husband, Milton; five grandchildren, Carolyn, Eunice, Gwen, Pam, Cendora; two devoted granddaughters, Stacey Washington and Sharia Savage who cared for their grandfather during his time of need; twenty grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great-grandchildren; and twenty great-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Union Run Baptist Church, with the Reverend Rickey White officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at: www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Harry Fleming Byrd

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Deacon Harry Fleming Byrd was born to the late Collin F. Byrd and Elise Carrie Byrd, on February 16, 1937, in Cobham, VA. Deacon Byrd peacefully went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2018, while surrounded by family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Frank and Isaiah; and sisters, Susan Holland, Elsie Johnson, Lillian Byrd and Alice Hughes.

Deacon Byrd began his education at St. John Rosenwald School in Cobham, VA, and continued his education at Jackson P. Burley High School in Charlottesville, VA. Deacon Byrd accepted Christ at an early age and attended the St. John Baptist Church. There he faithfully served as a member and was ordained a Deacon, later, he was designated as Chairman of the Deacon Board where he humbly served for 45 years.

He was an active member of the Deacon's, Deaconess' Council and Youth Department Charlottesville and Vicinity, and he also faithfully attended the Ministers, Deacon and Laymen Union.
Deacon Byrd is survived by his childhood sweetheart of 61 years, Gloria Carr Byrd; four adorable children, Cassandra (Kate) Byrd of Woodbridge, VA, Beverly Bryant (Ronnie) of Woodbridge, VA, Larry Byrd of Cobham, VA and Raymond Byrd (Brenda) of Mineral, VA, nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church 1595 St. John Rd. Keswick, Va. Pastor Kelvin R. Hawkins will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

His remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Barbara L Jett

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Barbara L. Jett, 83, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Laurels Nursing Facility in Charlottesville. She was born on December 15, 1934, in Charlottesville, Virginia the daughter of the late Linwood and Annie Gohanna. She was the widow of George Jett, Sr.

She retired in 2004, after almost a half-century of distinguished employment at the University of Virginia. She possessed a magnanimous personality. All who encountered her had the great fortune and pleasure of being in the presence of her welcoming spirit. She also possessed a special style, grace, and quiet reserve that radiated with everything she touched.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Barbara and her husband, Bill of Frankfort, Kentucky; two sons, Charles and his wife, Janet of Rochester, New York and Linwood and his wife, Portland of Charlottesville; a stepson, George G. Jett of Charlottesville; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018, at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

Visitation will be held from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 Sixth Street N.W.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Annie "Marie" Jones Carter

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Annie "Marie" Jones Carter, 94, of North Garden, Virginia died on June 26, 2018, at the Cedars Nursing Facility. She was born in Batesville, Virginia on August 27, 1923, the daughter of the late William "Bill" Jones and Virginia Brown Jones Chambers. She was the widow of Jesse James Carter.
She was preceded in death by three nephews, Edward A. Jones Jr and a great-nephew, Terrain Jones; 2 brothers, Edward A. Jones Sr., John and Fredrick Chambers; and 1 sister, Virginia E. Fox.

Annie's formal education ended with 8th grade; however, she was self-taught and was able to teach 7th and 8th grade. She was employed in the home help field for over 60 years with the Crispell family; and was also employed at Carr's Hill, which is the President's residence of the University of Virginia. She was a member of the Deacon and Deaconess Council, Missionary Circle, Women's Auxiliary, Lord's Kitchen, Usher Board, and Senior Choir. She baked bread, cakes, and desserts; and sold them at the Charlottesville City Market where she gained notoriety for her baking throughout the community. Her hobby included baking and cooking for family and friends. She was A.K.A. the "Cinnamon Bun Lady".

She leaves to cherish her memory 9 nephews, Francis W. Jones, Preston, Carl, Stephen Patrick, Wynn, Ronald Payne, Darryl Ramsey, John Jr., Stuart Allen Chambers; 4 nieces, Lorraine Jones, Allison Breland, Crystal Chambers Edeman, and Liessie Fells; and a devoted cousin, Ellen Jones Whitlock; 18 grandnieces, 21 nephews; 11 great-grandnieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Zion Baptist Church, North Garden, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Carla Cousins Waller

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Carla Cousins Waller, a resident of Charlottesville, VA passed on Monday, June 25, 2018, in Chesterfield County, VA. She was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
Carla was born August 4, 1963, in Danville, VA, to Joan L. Cousins and the late Rhoecus L. Cousins. The eldest of four children, she graduated from Lunenberg Central High School, Victoria, VA in 1981.

Carla attended the University of Virginia (UVA) and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986. She was an employee of UVA, working in the medical lab and student health system.

Carla professed her life to Christ at a young age at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Victoria, VA. She and her son, Alex, were faithful members of Covenant Church, Charlottesville, VA. Carla loved children and was a wonderful volunteer, especially loving Vacation Bible School (VBS). Serving others was the joy of her life.

She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Recently she completed a degree in medical laboratory technology from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Carla leaves to cherish her memory her son, Alex Waller IV of Charlottesville, VA; mother, Joan L. Cousins of Victoria, VA; sisters, Kathy Cousins-Cooper (Hector Cooper) of Whitsett, NC and Christy Cousins of Victoria, VA; brother, Ricky D. Cousins of Victoria, VA; aunt, Angeline Mitchell (Mike Mitchell), Pfaff Town, NC; nephews, Cameron Cooper and Kyle Cooper of Whitsett, NC; and a host of family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will begin at 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road East, Charlottesville, VA, with Pastor Harold L. Bare, Sr., Ph.D. presiding. Visitation is from 1:30 until the start of the service. Interment will be at a later date at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 404 Kings Road, Victoria VA 23974.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Children's Ministry of Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road East, Charlottesville VA.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Jfbellfuneralservices.com

Tatiana Anise Wells

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Tatiana Anise Wells, 21, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Friday, June 22, 2018. She was born on September 5, 1996, the daughter of Nathaniel and Shawn Wells and her biological mother, Bridget Chidester.

She was a graduate of Monticello High School where she was a member of the Varsity Cheerleader Squad; a member of Faith Christian Center International where she was a member of the Praise Dance Team and the C.U.T.I.E. Girls Ministry. She worked as an Access Associate at the Vascular Center of the University of Virginia Medical Center.

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Nathaniel and Shawn Wells and her biological mother, Bridget Chidester of Charlottesville; a daughter, Aurielle London Murphy of Charlottesville; 5 brothers, Raekwon Deberry, Hy'Lik Henderson, Ezias Henderson, Desmond Carter, and Zion Wells; a sister, Zoe Wells; and a host of other relatives and friend.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Faith Christian Center International, 2186 Richmond Road, Charlottesville.

A visitation will be held from 12 p.m. till 7 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th St. NW.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

John Oliver James Sr.

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John Oliver James Sr., age 64, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born June 16, 1954, in Columbia, Virginia to Henry and Mabel (Scott) James. He was preceded in death by both parents and youngest brother, Cornelius James.

John graduated from Fluvanna County High School in 1972 where he represented his high school on the basketball team. He loved basketball and continued to play into his adult years in his spare time. He attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. As a student, he was a member of the Black Student Alliance and also a charter member of the Zeta Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He was a very vocal leader among his peers and a talented and skilled artist. He enjoyed drawing and painting pictures of sports celebrities and family members. It was at the University of Virginia where he met Phyllis Moore. They were married in 1977 and had two children, John, Jr. and Angel Marie. They were his most treasured blessings in his youth to his final breath.

John worked very hard, held various managerial positions and eventually became self-employed, obtaining his license as an insurance agent and establishing his own agency, The John James Agency. He passionately recruited and trained many others along the way. He had remarkable leadership qualities, a way with words and a winsome personality. He was revered by all the young men and women he selflessly helped and trained. He worked diligently for years to provide for his family and sought to give his children what he did not have growing up.

In his later years, after a near death experience and brain injury, through God's healing power, he recovered well beyond what doctors expected. Beginning in 2007, he spent nearly 11 years encouraging his fellow brothers in Christ at the Bridge Ministry, memorizing and sharing scripture, worshiping loudly and exuberantly. He especially loved visiting with his children and grandchildren. He had a unique and endearing way of making a lasting impression and often made others laugh with his youthful humor and positive attitude. He maintained that positive attitude until the end of this life.

He is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Phyllis James of Charlottesville, his son, John Oliver James Jr. of Charlottesville, his daughter, Angel Feero (Richard) of Charlottesville, a special "daughter", Lisa James of Richmond and his two granddaughters, Isabel and Sofia Feero. He is also survived by five brothers and two sisters; William James (Sarah) of Ruckersville, Charles James (Ann) of Fluvanna, Henry James (Brenda) of Charlottesville, Samuel James (Karen) of Lawrenceville Georgia, David James (Karen) of Fluvanna, Janice Allen of Fluvanna and Julia White (Alex) of Richmond, along with a host of other relatives and friends. After being diagnosed with cancer one week before his birthday and Father's Day, he quoted Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" and that is indeed what he did. He was dearly loved by his family and loved, respected and admired by so many friends and business associates. He will be missed beyond expression.

A Homegoing Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Bridge Ministry, 3054 Dixie Hill Rd. Buckingham, Virginia. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till the start of the service. Interment will be held at the family cemetery, 174 Bryants Ford Rd., Fork Union, Virginia.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to one or both of the ministries in which his children work: Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, and The Bridge Ministry. He was so very proud of their work in these ministries and wholeheartedly acknowledged how he was ministered to by the Bridge Ministry.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Michelle Lynne Cox Jones

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Michelle Lynne Cox Jones, 51, of Charlottesville, Virginia died on June 19, 2018. She was born on May 1, 1967, the daughter of Richard and Sylvia Cox. She was the wife of Shawn Jones.

She received her formal education in the Charlottesville City School System and was a graduate of Charlottesville High. She was a loving, caring, devoted mother, and wife; and enjoyed time with family and friends mostly and loved her guard dog, Snooky; she also enjoyed attending church with her 3 sons who she adored.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Shawn Jones; 3 sons, Derrick, Dante and Devin Cox; two brothers, Richard Cox, Jr. and Rodney Brown; a sister, Rachelle Cox; one grandson, Derrick Cox, Jr.; 2 uncles, Percy and Diane Cox of Baltimore, MD and Arthur and Sylvia Tyree of Mineral, VA; an aunt, Lois Tyree; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, with Dr. Earl Pendleton officiating.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

John Henry Terrell, Jr.

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John Henry Terrell, Jr. born October 30, 1930, in Charlottesville, Virginia, joined his one true love, and wife of 62 years, Mariann Conn Terrell in eternal rest on June 12, 2018.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Zion Union Baptist Church.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Shelton

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Carl F Shelton Sr. age 76, of Charlottesville Virginia departed this life on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born in Louisa, Virginia on February 2, 1942, the son of the late James Shelton and Mary Quarles.

Carl is proceeded in death by five siblings James Quarles, John Shelton, George Shelton, Moses Shelton and Dorothy Shelton.

Carl is survived by his wife, Alberta Shelton; a daughter, Andrea J Shelton-Nesbitt and husband, Mikell; two sons, Fredrick Shelton and Antonio Minor and wife, Malika; mother, Francis; life partner, Cheryl Davis; and three children, Carlisa Ford and husband Zoron Ford Sr., Carl Shelton Jr. and wife, Angela, Natina Washington and husband Dion.

He also leaves three siblings, Carolyn P Johnson, Andrew M Shelton, Marshall I Shelton; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He will be loved missed and remembered always by his family and all others who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Charlottesville Church of Christ, 990 Fifth Street S.W.; with Bishop-Elect Frank Reaves officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

William H. Jenkins Sr. (Willie)

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William H. Jenkins Sr. better known as "Willie" went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2018. He was born on March 13, 1936. He was preceded in death by his father, George Jenkins, his mother, Georgia Washington Jenkins, his son, William H. Jenkins Jr, his sister, Nancy Wright and brother, James M. Jenkins Sr.

He is survived by his sister, Genevieve; brother, Louie Jenkins; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Jenkins; granddaughters, Brandy and Billie; grandsons, Greg and Steve; and a host of great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Willie was cherished and loved by his community and friends.

He drove the school bus for Albemarle County for 40 plus years and retired for the second time in 2016. He worked for Tiger Fuel for just as long. He was a big sports fan and gained many friends through his journeys at local sporting events. The fields will never be the same without him cheering everyone on.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com