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Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks

Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks

Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 5, 2021, surrounded by her immediate family at the age of 92. She was born in, Esmont, VA on November 9, 1928, to the late William Kenton and Hattie Nelson Gardner. Ruth was married to Edward Thomas (E.T.) Brooks. She was the youngest girl of eight siblings, William, John, Jettie, Beatrice, Elizabeth, George, and Theodore, all who preceded her in death.

Ruth graduated from Esmont High School in 1945. After receiving her certificate in Cosmetology from St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, VA, she started a beauty salon in her home and served the residents of Esmont and the surrounding communities for over 50 years.
Along with her profession as a beautician, she was a renowned church musician for over 70 years. She followed her mother's inspiration, who was also the church pianist for New Green Mountain and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Churches for many years. Ruth began her musical journey as a young teenage pianist for the New Green Mountain Sunday School. Throughout her career, she shared her love of playing music with five churches and several community choirs.
In addition to her musical endeavors, Ruth was an active member of many community organizations including the local chapter of NAACP, Southside Fellowship Group, Household of Ruth, Esmont Garden Club, and a docent at the Scottsville Museum. Another highlight of her life was actively participating in family reunions, namely the Bolden-Gardner-Jones-Nelson Family, Nelson-Ward Family, and Armstead-Feggans Family.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted son, Edward Rydell Brooks and his wife Traci of Charlottesville, VA; three grandchildren, Charles Brooks of Pasadena, CA, Kenton Brooks of Lynchburg, VA and Carla Brooks of Alexandria, VA, two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Gardner of Esmont, VA and Ramonde Gardner of Charlottesville, VA. Her many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and lifelong friends will greatly miss her beauty, grace, and special love as well.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at New Green Mountain Baptist Church, Esmont, VA. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Masks are required indoors and physical distancing guidelines will be used.
A walk-through visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville, VA.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Elva Franklin Key

Zillah Elva Franklin Key heard the voice of her Heavenly Father on Saturday night, May 15, 2021 and took His hand as she transitioned from her earthly life. Elva was born on September 4, 1935 to the late Morris Edward and Sarah Mildred Franklin and was a lifelong native of Fluvanna County living in the Wilmington area. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Herman Key, Sr., sons Darrell, Darwin and Herman, Jr., and brothers Allen and Morris Edward, Jr.
Deaconess Elva Key became a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church at an early age and remained faithful until her death serving in various ministries. She faithfully served as Deaconess, member of the Second Sunday and Mass Choirs, Chairman of the Trustees, member of the Pastor's Aide, Missionary Circle member, and Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher.
After graduating from S. C. Abrams High School, Elva was married to Herman Key, Sr. for over 60 years. To this union four children were born, twins Darwin and Darrell, daughter Cheryl, and son Herman, Jr. They raised their children with discipline and love, always supporting their goals.
Elva has been affectionately known as Mrs. Key by the students and parents passing through Central Elementary School. She is proud to have worked as a secretary at Central Elementary during its segregated and integrated school years. During those years, she felt she was able to effectively make a positive impact on children from all races and backgrounds in Fluvanna County. She semi-retired after completing a successful career of at least 50 years.
Mrs. Key served in numerous community organizations and activities. She volunteered with the Fluvanna County NAACP and the Democratic Committee. Together with her husband, Herman, they supported and delivered Meals on Wheels. They also had a vested interest in the Charlottesville Cardinal Wheelchair Basketball team providing much support at the local games and with transportation to games.
Mrs. Key served on local committees and boards to influence changes within Fluvanna County to make a better community for all people. She worked as the Fluvanna County appointed representative on the Library Board of Trustees and the Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA) Advisory Council. Her work with the JABA Advisory Council influenced other members in her community to participate with the senior program offered in the area of Kents Store.
Elva leaves to cherish her memory her beloved daughter Cheryl and her husband Beverley ("Sparky") Stewart, Jr.; daughters-in-law Patricia Key and Felice Boling-Key; seven loving grandchildren Sherri, Ashley and husband Maurice Coleman, Karen, Darwin Jr. ("DW"), Charles, Lauren, and Emonnie; eight precious great-grandchildren Monica, Landon, Kaleigh, Zuri, Camden, Kinsley, Princeton, and Onnix; one sister-in-law Geraldine Tyler, one aunt Cora Scott; two nieces Beverly ("Beebie") and Veronda ("Ronee"); and a host of much loved cousins and friends. Among her many beloved and supportive relatives and friends, one shared the same birthday with her, Loretta Saltor, and one claimed her as sister, Helen Carter.
The Family would like to thank the physicians and caregivers that supported Elva during her illness over the last six months. She regularly expressed her appreciation for each of you. Additionally, many thanks to ALL relatives and friends who blessed Elva's life over her 85 years. God bless you.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery, 452 Evergreen Church Road, Palmyra, VA 22963. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service and on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be given to the Elva F. Key Memorial Scholarship (please indicate that in the memo line). Checks should be made to Fluvanna County High School and mailed to FCHS, S. Holland, 1918 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963.
Services will be livestreamed at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/77745787236?pwd=NkdLcjduZms1anprQmtHZEE1MHKydz09
Meeting ID: 777 4578 7236, Passcode 1888.
Direct Youtube page, https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdDNrVVwPNAsDBBnPEecAXA
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.
J F Bell Funeral Home Inc.
108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, Va.

Ms. Laura Virginia Richardson

Zillah Ms. Laura Virginia Richardson, 79, of Charlottesville, VA, entered into eternal peace and rest on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at her residence. She was born June 9, 1941, to the late John and Virginia Jackson.
Ms. Laura was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School Class of 1961. She received her Cosmetology License from Ace Beauty Academy Richmond VA. she worked as a Licensed Cosmetologist for over 45 years and retired from the Hair Shoppe.

Laura attended Pilgrim Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until her health started failing and she could no longer attend. Laura was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved to cook and enjoyed shopping with her late sister, Pat. She enjoyed her family and was there for all whenever she was needed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Marion Baker and Patricia Campbell.

Laura leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, George "Butterdish" Richardson and Vincent "DaDa" of Charlottesville, VA; two brothers, John Jackson (Lena) of Fluvanna, VA and Keith Jackson (Vivian) of Charlottesville, VA; three grandchildren, Vincent, Tyjai, Alexandria and Shamar; one aunt, Ms. Barbara Massie; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 211 Albemarle St. Charlottesville, VA, with Pastor Dole Thomas, Eulogist. She will lie in repose on hour prior to the service. Please follow the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines.

A Walk-Through Visitation will be held on from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Monetary contributions may be sent to 339 10 ½ St. N.W. Charlottesville, VA or Cash App. $Vinny50boards subject: Memory of Ms. Laura Richardson.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mazie Cecelia Carter

ZillahMazie Cecelia Carter was born on February 5, 1944, to the late Burnie L. and Virginia B. Tinsley in Louisa County, Virginia. God Called her from labor to rest on Sunday, May 9, 2021, after a lingering illness.
Mazie attended Free Union Baptist Church at an early age. She received her early education through the public school system in Gordonsville, Va.
She dedicated her life in the service of others in the public sector as a Personal Care Assistant at UVA for over 30 years and later at The Colonnades.
Spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, was her greatest joy. She took great pride in offering her opinion and had the most unique way of asking if you were behaving yourself.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles (BeeBee) Allen; 6 brothers, Bobby, Alfred, Cornelius, Clifford, Henry, Malcolm; and 2 sisters, Frances Drakeford and Bernice Tinsley.
She is survived by a sister, Estelle Tinsley of Patterson NJ; 2 daughters, Joy (Cash), Valerie Wingate (Ronnie) of Charlottesville, Va.; 6 grandchildren, Rodney (Tonya), Fernando, Xavier, Mianna, Patrice and Jalil, 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A Walk-Through Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Martha Jefferson Cornell Unit and their caregivers for their hard work and dedication.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralsevices.com

Robert Hugo "Tony" Morris Jr.

ZillahRobert Hugo "Tony" Morris Jr. age 49, departed this life on May 5, 2021, in Charlottesville, Va. at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hugo Morris, Sr.

He is survived by his loving mother, Delores Ann Morris. He will be missed by his sisters, Della Morris, Pamela Morris Paz, and Deborah Morris-Green, and a brother-in-law, Ronald Green. He leaves to cherish his memory two aunts, Doris Dowell and Gracie Morris whom he loved very much. A niece, Manna Green and three nephews, Dennis Talley, Derek Morris, and Fillip Green; and a host of cousins and relatives.

Robert was born on June 30, 1971, in Charlottesville, Va. He attended Charlottesville High School and graduated in 1989. After graduating he attended and completed J. B. Hunt School for tractor trailers and received his CDL. He was baptized by Dr. E.G. Hall at Ebenezer Baptist Church at a very young age. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a faithful member of the Beagle Run Hunting Club. He loved cooking and barbecuing; and barbecuing was his favorite. He also enjoyed driving his antique truck. He was a faithful and hard worker at Holiday Inn South maintenance department for 18 years.

He also leaves his best friends that he considered like brothers, George Ford, Francis Henson and Donovan Brown; and another friend that was like a sister, Brenda Reid.

Our family would like to give special thanks to the University of Virginia Medical Center COVID unit and 4 North for the awesome care that they showed to my son and our brother, Tony.

An Interment Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Minnie Wilson Gardner

Zillah Minnie Wilson Gardner of Charlottesville, Virginia was blessed with 99 years on this earth. She departed this life on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Minnie was born on December 22, 1921. She was the seventh child of eight born to the late Sandy and Ada Hughes Wilson.

Four brothers, Wilfred, Alonzo, Samuel, and Sandy Wilson; and three sisters, Dorothy Wilson Barbour, Edna Wilson Murray, and Ola Wilson Gardner preceded her in death.

Minnie attended Saint Augustine College and retired from the Charlottesville City School System. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Thomas Gardner and to this union one child, Thomas Lorenzo was born.

Cherishing her memory with love is her devoted niece, Dorothy Gardner of Charlottesville, Va.; devoted nephew and niece, David and Bertha Gardner, who provided her with loving care; and a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Ivy, Va.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Edward W. Jones

Zillah Edward W. Jones, 78, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this earthly life on Friday, April 23, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Edward was born on June 18, 1942, to the late Annie Marie Davis Greene and John Jones.
Edward was the second of four children, two of which preceded him in death. Edward was educated in the Buckingham County School System in Buckingham, Va. He retired from the UVA Pharmacy after 41 years of faithful service and 30 years of faithful service to Arby's Restaurant in Charlottesville. Edward was a diehard fan of the former Washington Redskins (Washington Football Team). To know Edward was to love him. He was a loving and caring person, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Edward leaves to cherish his memory, his loving companion of 46 years and wife of 20 of those precious years, Patricia E. Jones; a devoted daughter, Selena Jones; 2 stepchildren, Gerald Martin and Robin Martin; 5 grandchildren, Kianna and U'Niqua Taylor, Anthony, Jasmyn, and Jawan Jones; 5 step-grandchildren, JaRessia, Christopher, Michael and Markel Martin and Ralph Booker, II; 3 great-grandchildren, Dhani Cowan, Taylen Brock, and Zuri Brooks; 1 step-great-grandchild, Onari Martin; 1 sister, Yvonne Dimmie; his mother-in-law, Pearl Martin; 4 sisters-in-law, Jean Jackson, Audrey Stewart, Edith Tyler, Quanita Tyler; 4 brothers-in-law, Lewis Jackson, Tyrone Stewart, Randy Tyler, and Rickie Tyler; a devoted best friend, Richard Cox; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1675 Avon Street Ext.
The family would like to thank each of you for all acts of kindness, expressions of sympathy, love, and for continued prayers; and to the nurses and doctors at UVA for their care.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

William Barbour, Sr

Zillah William Barbour, Sr. ,85, departed this life on Monday, April 5, 2021. He was born on April 20, 1935, in Charlottesville, Virginia a son of the late Charlie Barbour and Mary Goins Barbour. He was the husband of Georgie Rebecca Barbour.
Two brothers, Harold W. Barbour and Norman Goins, Sr. and a dear aunt, Lillie Mae Barbour preceded him in death.
William started as a farmer before gaining employment with Morton Frozen Foods and then Acme Visible Records, both in Crozet, VA with employment lasting over 35 years. After which he was employed by Faulkner Construction until retirement. He also owned and operated his own lawn care and janitorial service companies on a part-time basis. He enjoyed the outdoors to include taking care of his yard, repairing small engines such as lawn mowers and other lawn service equipment. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to someone doing something outdoors if he was able. He loved taking a Sunday day trip to Skyline Drive with his family for a picnic and to view the scenic sites from the mountain. He loved his pick-up trucks and kept them clean; collected and loved baseball caps, no team required it just had to be a "good cap".
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Georgie Rebecca Barbour; three sons, William (Robin) of Ashburn, VA, Vincent ( Erika) of Mableton, GA and Michael of Charlottesville, VA; two granddaughters, Mikala and Maya Barbour (William); two brothers, Robert Barbour of Hyattsville, MD and Charles Barbour of New Haven, CT; two sisters, Janet Danner of Charlottesville, VA and Joanne Barbour of Waynesboro, VA. He is also survived by a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and close friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, Pea Ridge Road, White Hall, VA.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Vincent Lewis Monroe

ZillahVincent Lewis Monroe, affectionately known as "Money or Vinny", entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2021. He was a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. Vincent was born on September 11, 1956, to the late Joseph Lewis and Corine Henderson Monroe.
He was educated in the Albemarle County Public School System and was a member of the graduating class of 1974. On December 31, 1997, Vincent married the love of his life, Dorothy Walker Monroe.
Vincent was baptized at Wake Forest Baptist Church (Scottsville, VA) at a young age and later joined Middle Oak Baptist Church (Blenheim, VA). After 25 years of service, he retired from Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority.
During his youth, Money would often be found shooting hoops at Tonsler Park. He kept up with the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, no other team could come close to the love he had for his beloved Dallas Cowboys!
Vincent enjoyed taking all opportunities to look sharp in his many suits and is known for having the "cleanest cars in Charlottesville" - having a keen eye detailing all vehicles. He always enjoyed the company of family and friends, but more specifically, his three grandsons. He also visited the sick in nursing homes and consistently called and/or visited his family and friends. Vincent is known for his Karaoke singing of "One in Million", and his favorite gospel song was "I Won't Complain".
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Dorothy Walker Monroe; daughters, Jarina Johnson (Myron) and Janelle Walker (Supreme); grandchildren, Malik & Marquis Johnson and Deyard Milligan, Jr.; sisters, Pearl Harris, Gladys Saylor, Gwendolyn Gray (Percy), Thomasena Monroe, and Renee Magruder; brother, Carl Monroe; father-in-law, James A. Walker, Sr.; sisters-in-law, Diane Carter, Beatrice Bradford, and Valarie Walker; brothers-in-law, Jerome "Swamp" Saylor, Tim Magruder, Gregory Roberts, Sr., Tony Lewis (Mary), Earl Lewis, McCoy Lewis, James A. Walker, Jr., James Bradford, Jr. (Sherry), and Jerry Bradford. Also left to cherish his memory are his Goddaughter, Kaleisha Clark, and a host of aunts, uncles other relatives, and friends.
A Walk-Through viewing will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Faith Christian Center International, 2186 Richmond Rd. Charlottesville, Masks will be required.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the UVA COVID unit and the caregivers for your dedication during this difficult time.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Sharon Gaye Bryant

ZillahSharon Gaye Bryant, 61, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, John William Bryant Jr and Frances Yvonne; and sister, Jennifer Perkins.
She is survived by her brothers, Keith Bryant (Janice Bryant), John Bryant and Michael Perkins; sisters, Stephanie Perkins, Renee Bryant, Michelle Bryant-Taylor (Roland Taylor) and Monica Bryant; three children, Gaye Carey, Rudolph Carey III (Rashawnda Carey) and Maria Carey; eight grandchildren, Lamira Jackson, Peyton Dooms, Rain Carey, Rudolph Carey IV, Reagan Carey, Harper Reid, Emory Reid, and unborn Amiri Carey; and a host of other relatives and close friends.
A Walk-through viewing will be held from 2-6 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Covenant Church located at 1025 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA.
Interment will follow at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery, 3220 Keswick Rd.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Michael Anthony Blair

ZillahMichael Anthony Blair, 68, Departed this life on Friday, March 19, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Michael was born December 23, 1952, to the late John Blair Jr. and Mary P Blair.
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Laverne, Walter, Vinson, and Tyrone Blair; 2 sisters, Ella Yates and Bertha Jones.
Michael Graduated Job Corp. in Brick Masonry. He worked for Many years at Michie Tavern as a Cook.
Michael leaves to cherish his memories, his 2 sons, Corey James of New Jersey and Eric Henderson of Charlottesville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, John Blair III and wife, Sandra, Maurice Blair, Chauncey Brown, and wife, Gale all of Charlottesville; 2 sisters, Patricia B Jones and husband, Eugene of Charlottesville, and Stella Hughes of Chilum, Maryland; and a host other relatives and special friends whom he had for many years.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Edgar Thornton Bowles

ZillahEdgar Thornton Bowles, was born September 7, 1945, to the late Edgar T. Grady and Letitia A. Gardner of Cismont, VA. He went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in January.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert N. Bowles; and sister, Frances M. Lee.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Shawn and Lamont Bowles, both of Charlottesville, Virginia; his grandchildren, Qauimaine, Quamonte, and Quamesha all of Charlottesville, Virginia; his step-father, Robert L. Gardner of Cismont, Virginia; his Aunt Marjorie Quarles of Cismont, Virginia; his brothers, James L. Gardner (Shekita) of Lousia, Virginia, Bobby L. Gardner of Cismont, Virginia, and Wayne R. Gardner (Carolyn) of Orlando, Florida; his sisters, Susie A. Bowles, Florence M. Grady and Annie M. Holden all of Charlottesville, Virginia; A special friend Anita Davis and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff of UVA and Cedars Nursing Home for the care they provided the past several months in addition to Kristy Davis, for the kindness and care she provided.

A public celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Marian Brown Collins

ZillahMarian Brown Collins, 95, of Crozet, Va. departed this life on March 17, 2021, at the Hospice of The Piedmont House. She was born on September 17, 1925, to the late Lewis and Vivian Randolph Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Collins.
One brother, Lewis E. Brown; sisters, Emma B. Jackson and Jean B. Anderson; and a niece, Joanne Jackson preceded her in death.
Mrs. Collins had been a well sought-after hairdresser in past years. She operated her hair salon out of her Crozet home. She was also employed by Kmart for 15 years. She was a faithful member of Union Mission Baptist Church until her health declined.
She took great joy in having gatherings at her home that included family, friends, music, and too much food!
She is survived by her nieces, Vivian D. Merchant (Tim), Cici Cooper; a nephew, Harold Jackson (Robin). Along with a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends that were just like family.
A graveside service will at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Nannetta "Nan" J. Jackson

ZillahNannetta "Nan" J. Jackson went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Charlottesville, VA. Nan was born to the late James and Mable Jordan on September 9, 1949 in Washington, DC.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin and George Jordan and a loving daughter Shannon R. J. White.
Nan leaves to cherish a devoted loving husband, James "Jimmy" Jackson, Jr., of Charlottesville, VA. Two daughters, Angelique Miller and Rosalind Jackson both of Charlottesville, VA. One sister, Marion Jordan of Syracuse, NY and one brother Cornelius Jordan of Arlington. Four sisters-in-law, Joyce Jordan of Charlotte, NC, Deanna (David) Simmons, Katherine J. Crawford, and Emilie Richardson of Charlottesville, VA; one son-in-law, Sean White of Richmond, Va.; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Nan was previously employed as a Communication Supervisor for Prince William County Police Department and retired from the Charlottesville Circuit Court as a Senior Certified Deputy Clerk of Court. She was educated at Arlington County School System and a 1967 graduate of Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. She continued her education and a graduate of the UVA Welding Cooper Center of Public Service. Those who knew Nan knew she had a love for shopping and decorating. Nan was a dedicated member of the Mt Zion First African Baptist Church of Charlottesville, VA where she served as a Deaconess and a Youth Church Coordinator. Nan was a special and devoted wife that loved her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends unconditionally. She leaves so many dear friends and was a mother to so many. Nan loved the Lord and her favorite bible verses were the 23rd and 91st Psalm.
A walk-through viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, from 2-6 PM at the J.F Bell Funeral Home Chapel
A Private Interment will be held on March 18, 2021, at Quantico National Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Rachel Mehaffey, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Mt Zion First African Baptist Church Youth Department in Memory of Deaconess Nannetta J. Jackson address: Mt Zion First African Baptist Church 105 Lankford Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Website: www.mtzionfabc.org.
Arrangements by J.F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Daniel Jerome Tinsley

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Daniel Jerome Tinsley went to be with the Lord. Daniel was born on June 27,

1949, to the late Frances Banks Tinsley and Daniel Tinsley.

Daniel was an avid Washington Redskins Fan. He enjoyed taking trips to the Casinos in West Virginia, Maryland, and Atlantic City. Daniel retired from

Kroger's Supermarket. He was also employed at Super 8 Motel for over Twenty years.

Daniel leaves to cherish his memories two brothers, James David Tinsley and Robert Nathaniel Tinsley (Tracy); one niece, Franchon Tinsley; three

nephews, Rebert E. Tinsley, Rayvon Tinsley and Rakeem Tinsley; three great-nephews, Chrischon Dentsley, Chance Tinsley and TaAvi Crawford; two

great-nieces, Joliiyana Hill, and Khaliyah Tinsley; three special friends, Deborah Ayers, Katrina Brown and Shamiya Turner; and a host of other

relatives and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery. The Reverend Cass Bailey officiating.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thanks" to the University of Virginia Medical Center and Staff and to J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Marjorie Wagner Chodack

ZillahMarjorie Wagner Chodack, 84, passed away on February 25, 2021, with her children at her bedside. She was a resident of Ruckersville, VA, and a former resident of Lodi, NY, Ravena, NY, and Lockport, NY.

Born in Montour Falls, NY in 1936, she was the daughter of the late Stanley L. Wagner and Alta B. Wagner. She attended William Smith College for two years where she met her late husband, Milton H. Chodack. Marjorie and Milton were married for 66 years before his death in January 2021. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Buffalo in 1958. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Education, with a concentration in Child Psychology and Counseling, from Niagara University in 1977.

In addition to raising her family, Marjorie was a counselor working with at-risk youth and adults struggling with addiction.

Marjorie was an avid gardener and a true lover of nature. She was an advocate for women, animals, and all those who found themselves vulnerable. She was a supporter of education for all, a voracious reader, and a ruthless Hearts player. More than anything, though, she adored her grandchildren.

Marjorie is survived by her loving family of Jeffrey and Margaret Chodack, Dr. Karen Chodack Johnston and Frank Hearn, and five grandchildren - Joshua Chodack, Nicole Chodack, Justin Chodack, Jeremy Johnston, and Tyler Johnston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Greene County Animal Shelter of Virginia.

Arrangements are by J.F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc., Charlottesville, VA.

Condolences to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Memorial services will be private.

Wilbert Melton Steppe

ZillahWilbert Melton Steppe, Jr., 74, departed this life on February 26, 2021. He was born on November 3, 1946, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Wilbert M. and Edith Steppe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Steppe.
He was a graduate of Jackson P Burley High School. He served 4 years in the military and was a sergeant in the United States Army. He worked for Acme Visible Records in Crozet for 30 years and Jaunt for 15 years; and was a member and trustee of Union Mission Baptist Church.
He loved spending most of his time with his family and going to his grandchildren's sporting events.
He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Wilbert M. Steppe, III (Elizabeth), and Shaun L. Steppe; a daughter, Connie E. Steppe; four brothers, Earl Steppe, Gary Steppe, Timothy Steppe, and Reginald Steppe; five sisters, Georgie Barbour (William), Charlotte Dooms (Wilson), Pearl Barbour (Roosevelt), Jacqueline Steppe Martin, and Annette Jackson; five grandchildren, Alexia Steppe, Madison Steppe, Shaun "Deuce" Steppe, Shayn Steppe, and Aaliyah Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

James "Jimmy" Franklin Thurston

James "Jimmy" Franklin Thurston, 73, of Barboursville, Virginia departed this life peacefully in his home on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born on January 28, 1948, in Albemarle County to Robert and the late Lucille Thurston.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Thurston; his two brothers, Robert "Thurston Jr. and Clarence Thurston; grandparents, Willie and Dora Berkley, Robert and Isabella Belt; one uncle, Harry Swift; two aunts, Estelle Brown and Dorothy Harris.

Jimmy was a member of Union Run Baptist Church, Keswick, Virginia where he joined at an early age. He attended Petersburg training school. Jimmy retired from the University of Virginia after giving 40 years of service.

Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory his father, Robert Thurston Sr. and his sister, Clarissa Seay both of Barboursville, Virginia; one aunt, Pearl swift of Charlottesville, Virginia; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Walk-through viewing will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W.

The family would like to extend special acknowledgments to Barbara Luckett for her caregiving; and to Linda Dean and June Lewis.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Madeline Reaves

ZillahMadeline Reaves, age 84 of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on February 20, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on June 19, 1936, in Buck Island, Virginia to the late Rufus and Matilda Smith.

Madeline was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Robert "Bobby" Reaves, Sr. A devoted military wife to Bobby, his Army career took them to many military posts including two tours in West Germany, Ft. Collins, Colorado, Ft. Myer, Virginia and Fort Knox, Kentucky. While Bobby served unaccompanied tours in Korea and Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Madeline was the solo parent of their children in Charlottesville. She was a spiritual woman who cared deeply for her extensive family, helping whenever possible. Madeline enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word search games, playing Uno and SkipBo. She thoroughly enjoyed going to play bingo and the slot machines in Atlantic City and then Charlestown. She filled her time creating cherished photo and memory albums for every child and grandchild and collecting giraffes.

Left to cherish her memory are four children, Robert C. Reaves Jr. and wife Emily of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jenene W. Reaves of Charlottesville, Virginia, Angela Reaves Walker of Owings Mills, Maryland and Kyle M. Reaves of Roanoke, Virginia.
Madeline was the youngest of ten siblings and is survived by twins Betty "Annie" Smith and Benjamin "Bennie" Smith of Buck Island, Virginia. Nine grandchildren; Dion and his wife Toby, Ebony and her husband Kindel, Roberta, Tiffany and her husband Duncan, Chandler, Alexa, Caitlin, Kendall and Avery. Eight great-grandchildren; Teziah and his wife Amanda, Octavia, Brandon, Jalen, Jameel, Kendra, Tyriq and Rory. Three great, great grandchildren; Zaylie, Aaliyah and Violet, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Madeline was preceded in death by seven siblings; Lila, Pauline, Rufus Jr. "Edward", Lois, Nelson, Howard and Dennis.

A Walk-Through viewing will be held from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be determined.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to The Harbor at the Renaissance and Hospice of the Piedmont.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association can be made in Madeline's memory at www.alz.org with notification to Angela Reaves Walker, 4713 Avatar Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

William Henry Burton

ZillahWilliam Henry Burton, 80, of Albemarle County, Va. departed this life on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born in Albemarle County on January 9, 1941, the son of the late William Andrew Burton and Dorothy Bruce Burton. He was the beloved husband of Irene Allen Burton.

He was a graduate of Burley High School and the University of the District of Columbia. William devoted his career as a Senior Budget Analyst with the General Services Administration. He served in the U. S. Army from 1960 to 1968. During his military service he was an expert rifleman who earned a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Irene Allen Burton; a son, Cedric Allen Burton; two brothers, James and Thomas Burton; two sisters-in-law, Kitty Burton and Veronica Burton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Culpeper National Cemetery.
Walk-through viewing will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Minister Lawrence "Teddy" N. Bland

ZillahMinister Lawrence "Teddy" N. Bland, 75, of Crozet, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He was born on August 16, 1945, to the late James and Hallie Bland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Bland and a sister, Ruth Bland.

Lawrence was retired from General Services Administration and was also a US Army Veteran. He was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church in Crozet where he served on the Deacon Board and was later ordained under the leadership of Rev. Phillip Butler, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory son, Avery Bland (Lucille); daughters, Deltheia Harris (Matt), Felicia Couch (Larry), Monique Wallace (David); two brothers, Henry Bland (Delorise) and John Bland; four sisters, Virginia White, Priscilla Brown, Charlene Bland, Charlotte Jones; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center, as well as the staff at the Acadia Care Facility in Afton, VA.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery, Half Mile Branch Rd. Crozet, Va.

A Walk-Through viewing will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Incorporated. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Martha "Dianne" Fortune Gameli

ZillahMartha "Dianne" Fortune Gameli, 69, of Charlottesville, Va. was called home on February 8, 2021. She was born in Charlottesville, Va. on August 20, 1951.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers; and one sister.

She leaves to cherish her memory two children; three sisters; one brother; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two step-grandsons; two step-grandchildren; special friends; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Mary A. Steppe

Mary A. Steppe departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in Charlottesville, VA.

She was a loving and caring person. The one to make you smile. She enjoyed collecting and donating to help the veterans.

She was born in Charlottesville VA on February 8, 1948, to the late James and Lottie Steppe.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Thompson.

She is survived by three sisters, Sandy (Roger), Joan/Wayne, Marion/Diamonique; three brothers, James, Wilson, and Charles Steppe.

Funeral services for Mary A. Steppe will be private.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Erma S. Littlepage

ZillahMarch 5, 1927-February 2, 2021

Erma S. Littlepage passed away on February 2, 2021, in Earlysville, Virginia. She was born on March 5, 1927, and was the daughter and the second of five children of the late Edward James Stevens, Sr. and Edna Pettigrew Stevens of Memphis, Tennessee. In 1941 the family moved from Memphis and settled in Ambler, PA. Erma attended Ambler High School where she was a popular student graduating in 1945. In 1948 she married Quentin W. Littlepage and the couple had two sons, Steve and Craig. Erma and Quentin continued to live in the Philadelphia area where their sons were educated in Cheltenham Township Public Schools. Erma remained in the Philadelphia area following her husband's death in 1987 until she moved to Charlottesville, VA in February 2017.

Erma enjoyed meeting and being around people and as such, she spent most of her career working at the Western Savings Bank in Philadelphia where she was the friendliest bank teller in the Broad and Chestnut Streets branch office. She was consistently a top performer and was a favorite teller for many Western Savings customers. She received numerous complimentary customer service letters and letters of commendation from the bank's corporate clients on an annual basis. Following her retirement, Erma spent much of her time traveling, visiting family and friends, shopping (her favorite pastime), and watching basketball. To Erma it didn't matter who won the different tournaments...she felt the Virginia Cavaliers were always champions. She looked forward to her trips to Virginia when she visited her three grandchildren Erica, Murray, and Erin Littlepage. It was when her grandchildren visited her in Jenkintown, PA, that she really felt special and proud. She always made sure her grandchildren were introduced to all of her friends and neighbors (she frequently introduced them multiple times).

Erma was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna Stevens; her siblings, Beverly S. Perry, Wade H. Stevens, Sr., Edward J. Stevens, Jr., and William F. Stevens; and her husband Quentin Littlepage.

She is survived by her sons, Steve Littlepage of Seattle, WA and Craig Littlepage and wife, Margaret of Earlysville, VA; and grandchildren, Erica, Murray, and Erin. Also, she leaves behind to celebrate her life dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, in addition to numerous friends from the Beaver Hill Condominium (PA), Klein Active Adult Care (PA), and RoseWood Village Assisted Living (VA).

To honor Erma's shopping passion, the family encourages you to go to your local convenience store and stroll every aisle covering the entire store at least three times. Read every product's label carefully before putting any item in your cart. Try to complete your shopping spree in under 45 minutes. Steve has great patience and would be happy to escort you on your shopping trip as he did for Erma many times. If your family's concerned about your overspending, Craig will accompany you because of his expertise in discretely removing items from the cart while you're not looking.

The family wishes to acknowledge the great staff and the excellent care provided at RoseWood Village Assisted Living where Erma resided for 4 years prior to her passing. The family will announce plans for a celebration of Erma's life at a later date.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, VA 22903. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Zillah Glascoe Dellinger

ZillahZillah Glascoe Dellinger, 69, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Culpeper, Va., departed this life on January 27, 2021. She was born in Culpeper County, Virginia on April 22, 1951, to the late John Glascoe and Nellie May Glascoe.
She was a graduate of Culpeper High school and attended Germanna Community College and was the owner of Zillah's Cleaning Service. She was a member of Rugby Avenue Church of Christ and a member of the MACAA Board. Painting, arts and crafts, reading, spending time with the grandchildren, participating in church activities, attending Sunday services, watching westerns and karate movies, and listening to music were her favorite pastimes.
She leaves to cherish her memory one sons, Edward Leonard Smith and wife, Kenya Tolendano of Carpentersville, Illinois; two daughters, Jamila Mitchell and husband, Antonio of Gordonsville, Virginia and Adriane Smith-Martin and husband, Wayne of Charlottesville, Virginia; 5 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; two nephews, Alvin Lewis and Gregory Lewis; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Rugby Avenue Church of Christ, 1525 Rugby Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22903.
The family requests that donations be made in Zillah's honor to the Shelter for Help In Emergency, 1415 Sachem Place, Suite 110, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or JABA Philanthropy & Communications Office, 674 Hillsdale Dr., Suite 9, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Dr. Milton Howard Chodack

miltonDr. Milton Howard Chodack, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in Charlottesville, VA surrounded by his loving family. He had been a healthy and independent member of his community until he contracted COVID-19 in early January 2021. He was a resident of Ruckersville, VA and a former resident of Lodi, NY, Ravena, NY, Lockport, NY and Brooklyn, NY.

Born in Brooklyn in 1931, he was the son of the late Dr. Paul Chodack and Anne Rappaport Chodack. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hobart College in 1952 while lettering in both baseball and basketball. He earned a Master of Science Degree from Syracuse University in 1963 and a Doctorate in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1966. He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 and the US Army Reserves until 1962. After his time in the Army, he returned to his college alma mater to coach Varsity basketball.

Education and lifelong learning were always important to Milt. He spent his early career as a science teacher and high school basketball coach before moving into administration. He then worked as a High School Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. He spent the last 11 years of his career as the Superintendent of Schools for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District in Ravena, NY. He enjoyed working in the yard, listening to music, following UVA basketball, and baking pies for his family.

Milt is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marjorie Wagner Chodack, and his loving family of Jeffrey and Margaret Chodack, Dr. Karen Chodack Johnston and Frank Hearn, five grandchildren, Joshua Chodack, Nicole Chodack, Justin Chodack, Jeremy Johnston and Tyler Johnston, and a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Agathe Chodack, who, along with other loving family members and friends, were kept close in his heart.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the memory of Milton Chodack to The UVA Health Foundation https://giving.uvahealth.com/ for COVID-19 research.

The family is grateful to all the health care providers at the University of Virginia Medical Center, including those in the COVID Unit, COVID Intensive Care Unit and 3 Central Unit.

Arrangements are by J.F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc., Charlottesville, VA.
Condolences to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Memorial services will be private.

Curtis Langhorne

Curtis Curtis Langhorne, 41, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Charlottesville, Va. on September 23, 1979, the son of William Veney Jr. of Louisa, Va. and Doris Langhorne of Goochland. He was the husband of Renay Evette Langhorne.
He received his formal education in the Goochland County School System and was a graduate of Goochland High School. He was a dedicated Dietary Aide at Monroe Health and Rehabilitation Center. His favorite pastimes were spending quality time with his family. He was an avid football fan and savored watching and cheering on the New Orleans Saints whenever they played.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Renay Evette Langhorne of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter Lanaisha Lashae Langhorne of Charlottesville; his parents, William Veney Jr. and Doris Langhorne; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Walk-through viewing will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Columbia Baptist Church Cemetery, 116 Rivanna St., Columbia, Va.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Linwood Lee Davis

linwoodMr. Linwood Lee Davis, age 71, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at the University 0f Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA surrounded by his children...

Born on December 30, 1949 in Louisa County, VA to
Mr. Leonard Brooks and Mrs. Francis Ann Davis (Anderson).
Lee was the grandson to Mr. Ruby Davis Sr, and
Mrs. Alice Davis.
In 1967 he married Sylvia M. Ellis, and to this union 5 children were born: Jamie, Joey, Kathy, Katrina and Kristina.
Lee received his education from Louisa County Public Schools.
Lee was a hard worker all his life, he was the owner of Davis Concrete in Richmond, VA for over 20 years-his motto was
"YOU DON'T WORK, YOU DON'T EAT" and he lived by that!!
Lee was predeceased by his grandparents, his parents, youngest son Joey Linwood Davis, brothers Francis (Billy Bird) Anderson and Leyton Brooks. Sisters Rhonda Anderson, Remona Anderson Hughes, and Rebecca Allen.
Survived by wife Betty Davis
His legacy and memories will live on in his four, children:
Jamie (Victoria) Davis, Kathy (Michael) Matthew,
Katrina (Russel) Hunter, Kristina Davis, and daughter in law Cheryl Brooks Davis. A special daughter Kerry Bussell.
Eight grandsons, three granddaughters,
sixteen plus great-grands.

Lee is also survived by four brothers: Charles- (Grace) Anderson, Wayne (Peggy) Anderson, James (Grace) Anderson, and John (Tiana) Anderson, Five sisters Ruby Thomas, Ruth Washington,
Regina Cabell, Rosa Anderson, and Robin (Pete) Rankins,
sister-in-law Denise Anderson.
Devoted cousins that were more like siblings, Naturiel Syrkes,
Peter, Ike and Dwayne Jackson and friend Arnold Gee.
Lee had a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Lee was always the life of the party or card games; his infectious laugh and beautiful smile will always be embedded in our hearts!
WE LOVE YOU DAD!!!

Walk-through viewing will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be private.

Arrangements by J..F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Troy Anthony Hughes Sr.

Troy Troy Anthony Hughes Sr. 56, went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2021. He was born to the late Mary "Ann" Hughes and the late Robert Cromwell on January 26, 1964, in Charlottesville, VA.
Troy was a Graduate of Charlottesville High School Class of 1982 where he was a proud member of the Black Knights Football team. Troy was an entrepreneur and owned a maintenance company and car detailing service. He also could be found at various location around Charlottesville area with his "Fried Fish", was also was an avid UVA sports fan and could be seen at all Basketball and Football games. Troy also loved coaching Little League football and Girls' and Boys' Basketball for the city of Charlottesville.
He leaves to cherish his memory his fiancée Valarie Walker, children Triana, Troy Jr., and Trinity Hughes all of Charlottesville; two brothers, Norman and Danny Hughes of Charlottesville; one sister, Kim Cromwell of Louisa, a loyal pet "Prince" as well as a host of relatives and friends
Walk-through viewing will be held from 2 P.M.-6 P.M. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 2, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1675 Avon Street Ext Hansen Rd., Charlottesville, Va.; face mask and social distancing will be required.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff and doctors at UVA Health System and everyone that reached out to us in the time of need.

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

Arthur William Walker

Vincent Arthur William Walker, A.K.A. "Bun", 62, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, January 21, 2021. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on December 20, 1958, to Marie and the late Edward Scott.

Arthur graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1977 and was a staple in the Culinary Arts and restaurant scene. He worked alongside his brother at Mel's Café where he met and made lifelong friends.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories two loving and devoted daughters, Kebrina Bolling and her husband, Shaun Gilchrist of North Carolina and Glenda "Sada" Bolling of Charlottesville, Va.; one grandson, Elijah Bolling who loved and adored his Papa.; the apple of his eye, Vizena Howard and 3 bonus daughters, Juanika, Zeneida, and Teletha Howard, and 5 bonus grandchildren, Zyahna, Tamarius, Zaneyah, Zeniah and Trenton; 6 siblings, Melvin Walker of Charlottesville, Glenda Walker of N.Y., Joyce "Honey Ann" Walker and Greg (Kim) Walker of Richmond, Va., Mike "Brick" Walker of Charlottesville, and Theresa Rawlings and husband, Calvin of Charlottesville; two aunts, Josephine Morrison and Louise Taylor of Charlottesville, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and neighbors; and friends who will miss him dearly ; and a special friend and brother in Christ, Tony Garland.

Walk-through viewing will be held from 2-6p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at The Point Church, 155 Hansen Rd., Charlottesville, Va.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff and doctors at UVA Health System and the Hospice of the Piedmont for their good care of Arthur.

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 Chapman

Vincent Lucille L Chapman, 106, of Cobham peacefully transitioned on January 19, 2021, at the Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville, VA. Born May 16, 1914, to Phillip Jr & Mary Cross Chapman in Albemarle County, she was the oldest living student of historic St. John Rosenwald School. A lifelong member for over 90 years at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Keswick, VA she served in the Senior Choir and Missionary Ministries. In 2013 she moved to the Cedars where she joyfully participated in bingo, dominoes, and was known as "Grandma." Throughout her life, Aunt Lucille loved children and was the multi-generational mother to nieces, nephews, their children, their children's children and children in her neighborhood. Her lifelong mantra modeled to children & adults was "treat others as you wish to be treated."

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her six siblings: William Lewis & Alexander Chapman, Julia Boyd, Rosa Chapman, Mary Dickerson, and Godson, the late Rev LaRue Johnson.

Cherishing her memories are remaining nieces Christine Payne, Bernice Mitchell, Alberta Mahanes, Jean Payne and Joyce Price and "special daughter nieces," Frensell Douglas and Sandra Maye, a host of family and friends.

A walk-thru viewing will be held on Friday, June 29th from noon to 6 pm; virtual Homegoing Worship on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, Charlottesville, VA, with Pastors Kelvin Hawkins and Carolyn Dillard presiding.

Interment will follow the Homegoing at 1:15 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 802 Zion Hill Road, Keswick, VA. All attendees must wear masks as required by COVID-19 guidelines.


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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church, PO Box 213, Keswick, VA 22947.

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

Wilbert "Trusgo" Farrar, Jr.

VincentWilbert "Trusgo" Farrar, Jr., son of the late Wilbert and Susie Farrar, Sr. was born on August 31, 1926 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He departed this life on January 14, 2021 in Maryland.
He received his education in Charlottesville, Virginia's public school system and graduated from Jefferson High School. He then moved to New York where he also attended trade school and worked as a longshoreman until he was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 18. Wilbert served his country honorably in World War II and was proud to be a Veteran.
Wilbert provided for his family. He was a faithful, diligent and dependable employee. Wilbert has held various jobs in his lifetime. It was Bethlehem Steel that brought him to Maryland. He was a man with unspeakable talents. If he conceived it then he achieved it by putting his skilled hands to work. He was a master carpenter. One of his many accomplishments was building from the ground up and managing a neighborhood general store in Charlottesville. Wilbert eventually retired from Bethlehem Steel. Living such an extraordinary life, it is no wonder the Honorable Wilbert Trusgo Farrar, Jr.'s legacy will live on for decades to come.
Wilbert loved GOD. He began his spiritual journey at First Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia where he was an active member and held several prestigious titles. He later relocated to Maryland and became a member of Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Wilbert was charismatic and had a personality that captivated everyone he encountered. He was a smooth operator with lots of swagger. He loved music, especially Jazz and Blues. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Wilbert instilled in his children a rich culture and introduced them to such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, and B.B. King, just to name a few. He also shared his passion for music with Charlottesville by owning and operating a popular night club, "Trusgo's Music Wave". One of his favorite songs was Count Basie and Joe Williams: "Every Day I Have the Blues", he knew every word and enjoyed singing it.
Wilbert was preceded in death by his first wife Estella "Joan" who blessed him with 4 children; his second wife Florine who blessed him with 3 children; brother - Edward, sisters - Gladys and Patricia, daughter - Susan, and great grandsons - George and Timothy, Jr.
Wilbert leaves to cherish his memories his wife Dianah Farrar, sister-n-law Catherine Farrar, children - Wilma Farrar, Sylvia "Gail" Joiner (Jammie), Wilbert T. "Bert" Farrar III (Diane) Loualice Wilson (Garry), Audrey Nore (Irvin), Adrienne "Yvette" Farrar, 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

"I'm ready when GOD is ready for me"

Walk-through viewing will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Oakwood 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

Thomas D. Carr

Thomas D. Carr 75, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, January 14, 2021. He was born in South Boston, Va. on July 27, 1945, to the late Willie and Nannie Carr. He was the beloved husband of Lillie M. Carr.

He worked as a car detailer and enjoyed watched "Gunsmoke" in his pastime. He was a devoted grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren and was affectionately known as "PaPa" to them.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lille M. Carr; a son, Stefon Carr of Charlottesville, Va.; two daughters, Antoinette and Danielle Carr of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, Robert Carr of South Boston, Va.; a sister, Nannie Atily of Newark, N.J.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12-6 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. A private service will be held.

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

Edna Brunette Walker

VincentEdna Brunette Walker, 78, of Charlottesville, Va. peacefully entered into eternal rest on January 12, 2021. She was born on April 9, 1942.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Walker, her father, George Walker, Sr. and two brothers, George Walker, Jr. and Russell Walker.

Edna was a member of Mount Zion First African Baptist Church. She worked at the University Cafeteria as a cashier and at the Paramount Theater selling movie tickets to patrons of the African American section.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Mary Carey; 2 brothers, Beverly Walker and John Walker; 3 children, Delphine Williams, Alex Williams (Sharon), and Mildred Williams; 7 grandchildren, Brandi James (Rob), Marques Moore (Kim), Mario Moore (Lysa), Quintin Williams (Teeya), Antonio Williams (Brittany), Dominique Williams (Jeronda), and Evan Yates; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Rachel Chapman

VincentRachel Chapman gained her heavenly wings and went home to be with Jesus on January 1, 2021, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, after a courageous battle with Covid-19.
She was born on July 19, 1940, to the late Homer and Ruby Thompson. Rachel had a gentle and caring spirit with a heart of gold. She loved Jesus and displayed that love by extending compassion and kindness to everyone she met. Rachel was a faithful life-long member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Charlottesville Virginia.
After graduating from Jackson P. Burley High School in 1958, Rachel attended the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she became a Licensed Practical Nurse. For more than forty years, she lovingly cared for mothers and babies while serving as an LPN on the maternity and labor and delivery unit at the University of Virginia hospital. Today, many of her past patients fondly recall how attentive and wonderful she was to them during their stay in the hospital.
As a 1959 graduate of the University of Virginia's School of Nursing, Rachel was part of history in the making. In 2019, the University of Virginia Black nursing classes of the 1950s and 1960s received long-overdue recognition for their historical accomplishments and contributions to the University of Virginia and community. The nurses were bestowed the honored title "Hidden Nurses" and became official alumni of the University of Virginia, along with receiving lifetime memberships to the University of Virginia Alumni Association.
Rachel's kind heart and generous spirit reached far past her nursing obligations. She loved her family and friends and would deny them nothing. If someone was in need, she offered a helping hand. Rachel's grandchild and great-grandchildren meant everything to her, and she had a special relationship with each of them. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by and spending time with them all. She looked forward to JaQuavion's hugs; She and Brooklyn were two peas in a pod; She enjoyed reading her kindle while James stretched across her bed playing video games; She cherished her hugs from Jordyn, Nia, and Belle; She saw something very special in King, and looked forward to her nightly calls from Jayla, Zuri, and Leia.
In addition to her parents, Rachel was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, James Chapman. What a glorious reunion it must have been when she reunited with her parents, husband, and special friends Chris Krohn, Joan Kent, and Ada Monroe.
Rachel leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her loss, two children, Carmelita Gaines and husband Earnest of Charlottesville, VA. and Paul Brassfield, and wife, Carolyn of Felton DE.; three sisters, Shirley Thompson and Patricia White of Charlottesville, VA., and Linda Ayers and husband, Floyd of Charlottesville, VA.; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Mitchell and Alberta Mahanes, of Keswick, VA.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey White and Erica Gaines of Charlottesville, VA, Tiffany Williams and husband Jamaal of Marietta GA., and Earnest Gaines III of Hartford CT.; eleven great-grandchildren, JaQuavion, James, Brooklyn, Jayla, Jordyn, King, Bellamy, Zuri, Nia, Leia, and Khali; two goddaughters, Lisa Chapman of Keswick, VA. and Patrice White of Charlottesville VA.; a very special nephew, Keith Douglas of South Boston, VA.; a very special friend, Barbara C. Fleming of Charlottesville, VA.; many loving nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Rachel's passing has left an irreplaceable void in our hearts. However, we know "to be absent from the body is present with The Lord". Rachel is resting with The Lord.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Keswick, Va.
Walk-through viewing will be held from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021, 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

Shirley Monroe Smith

VincentShirley Monroe Smith, 86, of Charlottesville, Virginia went home to be with her Lord and savior on December 22, 2020. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on May 8, 1934, she was the daughter of Clarence B. Monroe and Josephine Seay Monroe. She was the wife of the late Ralph F. Smith, Sr.
Two brothers, Clarence "Dinky" Monroe and Richard H. Monroe; one sister, Gloria C. Monroe; and one daughter-in-law, Maj. Mary A. Smith preceded her in death.
Shirley attended the Charlottesville City Schools and was a graduate of Jefferson High School in 1951, where she was a member of the girl's basketball team and played the clarinet as a part of the marching band. She earned an associate degree as an Acquired Record Technician (A.R.T.) from J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. Her dedication to her career at the University of Virginia Medical Center lasted for forty-five years and she retired as the Assistant Director of Medical Records. As a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church she served as the clerk for many years.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Ralph F. Smith, Jr. and wife, Anita, and Earl Smith all of TX; two daughters, Valerie S. Dudley of MD and Gloria S. "Dodie" Maupin of VA; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law , Joseph Johnson and Doris Johnson of VA and Margaret Harrison of Denver CO.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; one devoted cousin, Rochelle Nightengale; one devoted friend, Ms. Doris "Gummy" Barbour; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th ST. N.W.
A private funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 113 6th St. N.W., with the Reverend Lehman Bates II, officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Lincoln Cemetery, with the Reverend Lehman 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

Janice Odetta Morris

VincentJanice Odetta Morris was born on December 12, 1959, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. She was the 8th ( of 11 children) born to the late James and Eloise (Gray) Morris. She resided locally in Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties throughout her life and due to illness resided with her brother Darnell in Esmont, Va. for the past 6 months where she departed this life peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020. ​
Janice was preceded in death by her parents James and Eloise (Gray) Morris. She leaves to honor and cherish her memory 10 siblings: Pamela (Upper Marlboro, MD) , Darnell (Esmont, VA), Lee ( Marie)(Ruckersville, VA), Gary (Shelby)(Snowhill, NC), Joanne ( Earl) (Germantown, MD), Alfred (Brenda)(Richmond, VA), Alfreda (Esmont, VA), James ( Trudy)(Charlottesville, VA), Renee ( Harvey)(Richmond, VA), and Sandra ( Richard)(Murphy, TX). In addition, she leaves to cherish her memory "the love of her life" Thomas (Tee) Felton (Palmyra, VA) ; 4 Aunts (Marva), (Clasteen), (Elizabeth) and (Louise) all of Esmont, VA; 11 nieces & nephews: Gary Lewi, Patric, Tiffany, Shaina, Brian, Ciarra, Cameron, James Jr., Sidra, Keyandra, and Rikki; 5 great nieces & nephews, Kyheim, Sophia, Sebastian, Charlie and Zoe; a host of relatives and friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, January 1, 2020, from 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, Va.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Esmont, Va.
***In lieu of flowers please send donations to Emily Couric Cancer Center or Hospice of the Piedmont in honor of Janice Morris.
J.F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Reatha Lena Bohannon-Cooke

Vincent Reatha Lena Bohannon-Cooke was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Reatha was born on March 4, 1947, in Bumpass, VA and was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Bohannon and Virginia Jackson-Bohannon; her husband, Edward Lee Cooke; two sisters, Eddie Rose Harris and Carrie Maxine Jackson; and a brother, John Eugene Bohannon.

To find stable work, in 1969, her husband stepped out on faith and moved the family from Louisa, VA to Pittsburgh, PA. The sudden death of her husband two years later changed her world completely. Living in a new town, with limited support, she persevered as a single mother and raised two beautiful daughters. Her daughters were her pride and joy and she absolutely adored her grandchildren.
The moment you met Reatha, she was instantly your friend. A feisty lady with a heart of gold - she had an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor. She was fashionable, an amazing cook, and loved to belt out a tune. She was a faithful member of the New Beginnings Christian Community in Charlottesville and attended until her health declined.
Reatha is survived by her daughters, Gail Cooke (Allen) of Oxon Hill, MD, and Linda Carter (Warren) of Barboursville, VA; five grandchildren, Grant (Amanda), Alicia, Tiffany, Brittany (Sherman), and Brandy; five great-grandchildren, Taileek, Jaquay, Rodney, Tierra, and Aniyah; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Charlottesville Health and Rehab for their compassionate care of Reatha over the past two years. The family also expresses gratitude to the palliative care team at Martha Jefferson Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation of your choice to support cancer research.
A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at the Bohannon family cemetery in Bumpass, VA.
Please consider a charitable contribution to an organization of your choice in support of cancer research.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Jennie Mae Taylor Ford

Jennie Mae Taylor Ford, 71, departed this life suddenly at her residence on December 21, 2020. She was born on September 17, 1949, in Exuma, Bahamas the daughter of Alonzo Taylor and Pleasant Munroe Taylor. She was the wife of the late George F. Ford Sr.

A daughter, Antoinette Johnson-Reckley preceded her in death.

Jennie was employed in several capacities in her career as a Telephone Operator, Housekeeper and as a CNA. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Anita Saunders and Schimeka Johnson; three sisters, Eloise Rolle, Dolly Rolle, and Doris Rolle; three grandchildren, D'Angelo Griffin, Pleasant Green, and Constance Green; one son-in-law, Antonio Green; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with the Reverend Lehman Bates II, officiating.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family please sign our guestbook.

Bernice Helen "Peg" Thurston Redd

Bernice Helen "Peg" Thurston Redd, 75, of Charlottesville, VA died on December 13, 2020, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Born in Louisa, VA, she was the daughter of the late David A. Thurston, Sr. and Helen L. Harris Thurston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James E. Redd and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

She worked at Stromberg Carlson, General Dynamics and Comdial until its' closing. She was a faithful member of her beloved Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville until her health prevented her from attending. She was an excellent cook and loved to prepare big Sunday dinners for family and friends that stopped by.

"Peg" is survived by her one and only child a daughter, Jamesa Redd Hughes of Front Royal, VA; 4 grandchildren, Brandon Ellis (Nicky) of Charlottesville, Corey Ellis (Amy Ryan), Logan Thacker (Rebecca) all of Greene County, VA, and Brianna Thacker Wingfield (Joshua) of Fluvanna County, VA; a brother. Eldridge "Pete" Thurston (Jennie) of Charlottesville, VA; 4 sisters, Pastor Joann Brice of Kent Store, VA, Alice Christmas(Pastor Robert) of Louisa, VA, Geraldine Ragland (Esmo) Brooklyn, NY, and Karen Thurston of Charlottesville, VA; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Riverview Cemetery.

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

Linda Jackson Jones

VincentLinda Jackson Jones, age 69, was called to her heavenly home on December 7, 2020. She was born on February 9, 1951, in Richmond, Virginia to Curtis H. and Marian B. Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents the late Curtis H. and Marian B. Jackson, maternal grandparents Lacy E. and Ardella Brown and her father and mother-in-law Nelson and Melvina Jones.

Linda was a resident of Troy, Virginia, and accepted Christ at an early age at Springfield Baptist Church. She was faithful member of Emanuel United in Faith Baptist Church, Troy Va. Linda worked at the University of Virginia until her death. Linda loved reading, especially the Bible. She enjoyed family gatherings and her church family. She worked in various auxiliaries within the church but most of all she loved serving others.

She leaves to cherish in her memory her husband, Harry Truman (Drummer); one son, Amard Rashad both of Troy, VA; five sisters, Peggie A. Brown (Jake Anderson), Joyce J. Conn (Asher J. Conn) of Charlottesville, Va., Shirley J. Clay of Seattle Washington, Patricia J. Cook of Palmyra Va., and Valerie R. Christmas (Lloyd Christmas) of Huber Heights, Ohio; thirteen nieces and nephews; special friends, Mary Frances Jackson and Rosa Hearns; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Walk-Through Viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Sara R. "Luul Sara" Hammond

VincentSara R. "Luul Sara" Hammond, 21, of Charlottesville, Va., departed this life on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was born on November 25, 1999, the daughter of Towanda Hammond and Harold Johnson of Charlottesville. She was a graduate of Charlottesville High School and played on the Women's Basketball team at Charlottesville High. She also played AAU basketball, she loved to dance, and loved music. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Towanda Hammond and father, Harold Johnson; a brother, Dominique Perkins; a sister, Monique Perkins; an uncle, Howard Hammond; her maternal and paternal grandmother, Phyllis Walker and Lima Johnson; her lovely nieces, Aubreigh and Kinseligh; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Riverview Cemetery.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be set the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Tonya Renee Wheeler

VincentTonya Renee Wheeler, 31, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on November 28, 2020. She was born in Charlottesville on July 28, 1989, daughter of Arlene Wheeler and Lewis Tyree of Charlottesville.

She was a graduate of Charlottesville High School and was a Housekeeper at the University of Virginia. Her favorite pastime was enjoying music. Tonya was devoted to and loved being with her family and her children.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Nyzir K. Anderson and Zamir J. Wheeler; two daughters, Sahmyra B. Wheeler and Zy 'Nique N. Wheeler; two brothers, Gregory A. Taylor, Desiree M. Taylor, Tamika L. Taylor, and Jakita Tyree; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at Third Baptist Church cemetery, 2244 C. G. Woodson Rd., New Canton, Va.

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

Yvette Denise Jackson

VincentYvette Denise Jackson (Fitch), 55, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2020, in North Garden, Va., while serving those who were not able to effectively take care of themselves.

Yvette was born August 22, 1965, to her most proud parents Margaret Jackson of Charlottesville, Va., and the late Lawrence E. Jackson Sr. Yvette was a loving, free Spirit who went out of her way to help anyone she could. She was especially close to her siblings. As her mother stated, Yvette and her siblings didn't leave the area where they were raised because they wanted to always be close to each other. Yvette's most cherished song, "Keep Your Head to the Sky", epitomized her life. "Master told me one day I'd find peace in every way, but in search for the clue, wrong things I was bound to do. Keep my head to the sky, for the clouds to tell me why. As I grew with strength, Master kept me as I repent. Gave me the will to be free, purpose to live is reality. Found myself never alone, changes come to make me strong!"

Yvette is survived by her two strongest heartbeats, son, Paul Jackson and daughter, Kayla Jackson of Charlottesville, Va.; her loving mother, Margaret Jackson; two grandchildren, Ameiya Rush and Dakota Lambert of Charlottesville, Va.; one brother, Lawrence Jackson Jr. of Charlottesville, Va.; two sisters, Deborah Rush (Rufus), Anita White (Charles) of Palmyra, Va.; loving aunts and uncles; beloved nieces and a nephew; a host of grand nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Due to Covid-19 protocol, a memorial service will be held and announced at a later date.

J. F. Bell Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Regina L Key

VincentOur loved one, Regina L Key was called home by our Lord and Savior on Monday, November 23, 2020. She was born on December 1, 1959.
Regina was preceded in death by her parents, Texas Josephine Taylor and Raymond L Key; an aunt, Frances Taylor; brothers, Raymond Jr Key and Robert Massie Taylor; a beloved niece, Doris Ann Wicks; a nephew, Antonio Wicks; and her stepfather, Lewis J. Williams.
Regina worked at UVA for over 20 years and worked for Jefferson Area CHIP for three years while battling Breast Cancer. Regina volunteered as a Community Health worker, also at the Paramount Theater, New Beginning Christian Church Food Pantry, and Love Inc, she enjoyed attending Eden Ministries and was a child of God.
Regina Is survived by a loving daughter, Shanice R Key; six brothers, Jimmy Taylor, Roy Taylor, Sterling Taylor, and Timothy Taylor all of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Larry Taylor (Ruth) of Lynchburg Va., and Ronnie Taylor of San Diego Ca.; four Sisters, Carol Wicks, Stephanie Nelson (Kirk), Joyce Key all of Charlottesville Va., and Peggy Green (Mark) Of Charleston, Wv; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
The family would like to thank the UVA Beast Cancer Center, especially Christiana Brennan and the host of team of doctors on her Oncology team; and Martha Jefferson Phillips Cancer Center Oncology team. Also, I would like to thank her doctor Tiffany Dennis, M.D. for the love and support in her last days.
Homegoing/Graveside service will be announced 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

Tiewan Le'Vert Benston

VincentTiewan Le'Vert Benston, 41 of Charlottesville, Va. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was born on September 24, 1979 to Diane Benston Gibbs and Norman Moore. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mature Benston Sr. and Pearl Dixon; his paternal grandparent, Rev. Charlie Moore and Shirley Spence Moore; a brother, Kevin Moore; uncles, Rayvonne Dixon, Ronald Downing, Emanuel Benston, Mature Benston Jr., James Shephard, Kevin Moore; and an aunt, Olar B. Purvis.
He is survived by his sons, Xavier Tarell Benston and Jayden Cartrell Benston; his special friend, Tammy N. Carter; his mother, Diane B. Gibbs (Pal); father, Norman Moore (Maxine); brother, Kolron Moore; sister, Taneesia Moore; nieces, KaMoni and Kaliyah Moore and their mother, Tawanna; one nephew, Jaxon Hale; best friend, Teneeka White; his honorary brothers, Willie Boyd IV, James "Bubba" Brock, Tim Morse, Ross Sampson, Andre Moore, James Spence, Richard Spence, Morgan Holley and Emanuel Redmond; his honorary sisters, Annette Brock, Leonda Williams, Whitney Johnson, Whitley Johnson, Kelsey Moore and Denise Midgette Farmer; his god father, Cedric Moore; his godmother, Shirley "Loisy" Johnson; his godchildren, Kiana Brown, Destini Mitchell, Kydrianna Randolph, MarKaysia Randolph, Aaliyah Moore and Juelz Johnson; his masonic brother mentors, James Carter and Darryl Barnes; honorary dad, David Londree and a host of special aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
"Tie", as most of his family and friends called him, was an avid fisherman, video game player, and enjoyed working on computers. He just loved learning new things. He was a 1998 high school graduate of Washington High School in Washington, NC. He attended College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC and ITT Tech formerly in Norfolk, Va. He worked for the University of Virginia for 15 years in Facilities Management. He graduated from the UVA Apprenticeship Program on May 5, 2009, as a Licensed Plumber. He was a proud Brother of Jefferson Lodge #20 Prince Hall of Virginia F&A Masons inc. here in Charlottesville, Va.
Tie had a beautiful smile that attracted everyone's attention and a personality out of this world. Tie was a very loving father, son, nephew, cousin and friend who will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life Service with Masonic honor will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Booker T. Washington Park.
The family will be receiving friends at a walk-through picture display held on Friday, November 27, 2020, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Please make sure you wear your mask and social distancing at both events.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Albert Milton "Tree" Tyree

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Albert Milton "Tree" Tyree entered into his heavenly rest on Thursday, November 12, 2020. He was born on June 23, 1933, in Stoney Point, VA to Joshua Lee and Arlean Brown Tryee. Albert was a 1951 graduate of Albemarle Training School. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Albert worked for the US Postal Service and most recently taught in the Fairfax County school system.
Aside from his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Tyree Criss; wife, Margo Coleman Tyree; brother, Rufus Nickolas Tyree; and son, Albert S. "Al" Tyree.
He is survived by brothers, William Tyree (Elaine), Rev. James Tyree; daughter, Pamela Griffin (David); grandchildren, Charles, Drew, Lauren and James; a devoted nephew, Philemon Criss, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th Street N.W., Charlottesville, VA.
Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the Brown-Tyree Cemetery. A Day of Remembrance will be held later.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Jean Lucinda Randolph

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Jean Lucinda Randolph, 93, departed this life on November 5, 2020.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith; five grandchildren, Charles, Tiffany, Jennifer, Allison, and Alexandra; and two great-grandchildren, Jossha and Jean.

She was a native of Northern Virginia, where she grew up on a farm with her parents, Roland and Cora, a successful carpenter and a teacher, along with a lot of her extended family. One of fourteen siblings and being the third born to her Mother and Father, she had a hand in raising her younger siblings until she left home having agreed to marry her husband, the late John Benjamin Randolph, a church orator who was also a dedicated government employee working for the Department of the Army in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was a Girl scout Leader who loved to garden, cook, sew, crochet, and knit. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.

Diane Elizabeth Grooms

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Diane Elizabeth Grooms. Diane departed this life on Saturday morning in her home on November 14, 2020, at 11:25 a.m. She was born in Troy, Va. on May 7, 1954, to the late Robert and Nancy Lee Grooms.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her five children, Channel Jones of Scottsville, Va., Tanya Jones and her husband, Richard Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., Tamika Grooms of Keswick, Va., and Brian and Johnathan Grooms both of Charlottesville, Va.

A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, at Evergreen Bible Way Church, 1576 Evergreen Rd., Louisa, Va.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Flowers may be sent to J. F. Bell Funeral Home; cards and condolences can be sent to 1658 Townwood CT., Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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

William Franklin Coles, Sr.

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William Franklin Coles, Sr., 84, was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on January 21, 1936, to J. Golden and Martha Brookins Coles. He departed this life for his next adventure on November 16, 2020, surrounded by his family.

His education included graduating from Jackson P. Burley High School Class of 1954 and attending Virginia State University (formerly Virginia State College). William began his 37-year career at the United States Postal Service in 1958 and retired in 1995. He was the proud owner/operator of Metro Maintenance in the 1970s. He also retired from The Boar's Head Inn after 20 years of service. Lastly, he was a professional driver for Blue Ridge Executive Transportation for 8 years, a post-retirement career he thoroughly enjoyed.

William was a dedicated husband for 62 years, marrying Sylvia Page Harris, whom he affectionately called "his bride" on June 7, 1958. Working hard and providing for his family was the fuel that drove him. William instilled a sense of goodness, kindness, and independence into his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was loved by so many nieces and nephews, representing his wife's family from Massachusetts nicknamed "The Boston Crew", New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.

William, affectionately known as "Tank", "Daddy Coles", "Pop", "Willie", "Bill" and "Coles", was a steadfast friend and role model to many. After being diagnosed with dementia in 2013, he spent the last years of his life being lovingly cared for by his wife Sylvia, his daughter Kelly and her husband Tony making sure his final two years were some of his best years ever.

He is survived by Sylvia and his four children, William "Billy" Coles, Jr. (Diane) of Temple Hills, MD, Kelly Coles Jordan (Tony) of Charlottesville, Cristi Coles Terrell (Phillip) of Pontiac, MI, and Kerri Coles Oates (Byran) of Midlothian, VA. His twelve grandchildren, Taryn Tucker, LaToya Braxton, William Tucker, Kendra Tucker, Carmen Terrell, Oliver Terrell, Kelsy Powell, Zoe Terrell, Fella Powell Jr, Zachary Terrell, Bryce Oates and Kodi Oates, and four great-grandsons: Zion Tucker, Mateus McGhee, Meir Braxton and Griffen Haden. He was preceded in death, by just 3 days, by his furry grand dog Jefferson Coles aka "JC" who eagerly awaits their walks together.

He leaves a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and lifelong circles of friendships. William shared a particularly fond relationship with nephews Alfred "Buzzy" Page, Earl Jones, Paul Harris, Sr. (Carol) and a daughter-like niece, Dr. Sherry Young-Jones as well as his cousins from the Weaver-Stetson-Golden families.

The family would like to acknowledge the love and support of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson and Lillie Calloway, Mr. and Mrs. Willie "Sonny" and Dorothy "Dot" Williams, Mrs. Ramonde Gardner, and our Pocket Lane Esmont family among the many more who brought so much joy to his life over the years.

In lieu of a public service, a walk-through viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, masks and social distancing is expected.

Donations to the Albemarle Charlottesville Fire & Rescue Station 11 and The Hospice of the Piedmont would be appreciated, as they were tremendously helpful to our family in our times of need.

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

Stonewall Jackson Mason

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Stonewall Jackson Mason, born August 25, 1952, departed this life on November 5, 2020 at the University of Virginia Health System. He was preceded in death by both parents, Lillian R. Cary and Sylvester Cary, two sisters, Leslie Johnson and Mary Clark, and one brother, Guy Mason.
Stoney, as he was called by many, worked 25 years for Turner's Cleaning Service and was currently employed by Klockner Pentaplast for the last eight months.
Stoney was an avid fisherman and gardener and had a special love for softball. You would always find him at the ballfields in the summer, spending time with friends.
Stonewall is survived by his four children; two sons, Guy S. Mason and Dominic P. Lacey; and two daughters, Robin L. Bowles (Tyrone) and Savannah N. Lacey. He is also survived by one sister, Roberta M. Fields (Barry). Stonewall also leaves to cherish four grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, one aunt, Maurice Covington, his former spouse, Roberta Mason, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, 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

Vincent D. Hughes

Vincent Vincent D. Hughes 89 departed his life; Thursday, October 23, 2020, in Olympia, WA. The eldest born to the parents of Vincent and Lucille Hughes on December 26, 1930, in Charlottesville, VA. He is preceded in death by his parents; Vincent and Lucille, two brothers; John and George Hughes, sisters; Dorothy Allen and Norma Hughes.
Known by all as Junior or Jack he accepted Christ at an early age, he was baptized a member of Union Run Baptist Church, Keswick, VA.
He was a graduate of Albemarle Training High School and joined the U.S. Air Force and served twenty years. He re-enlisted and served six more years before officially retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sargent. He became Exhibit Curator at the State Museum in Olympia, WA. Before finally retiring. He was noted for genealogy research and contributed information to many families. He was a member and attended New Life Baptist Church, Lacy, WA.
He was thankful for God's blessings and in return willing to help others. When visiting home, he visited all he knew. When calling home amazing the people he inquired about he never forgot anyone.
He was a sports fan and had a passion for baseball in which he played as a teenager; dutifully he attended baseball games at T. Mobile Park in Seattle, WA watching his favorite team the Seattle Mariners.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Lenora Hughes; daughters; Karen Witt of Washington State and Pamela Meitz (David) of Huntingtin Station, N.Y. and Glynis Hughes of Olympia, WA. He is survived by his sister Gloria Green of Charlottesville, VA. Two Sisters- in- law; Agnes Hughes of Keswick, VA, and Glenneth Hughes of Colorado Spgs, Colo.
He was the grandfather of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He leaves to morn his loss one Aunt Evelyn Hughes of Charlottesville, VA., nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service to be held later.

Edith Belle Jones Scott

Edith Belle Jones Scott, 70, of Esmont, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, October 31, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones at her residence. She was born on August 28, 1950, a daughter of the late Robert McKinley Ayers and Cora Pauline Jones. She was the beloved wife of Reginald Scott.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Elliott Q. Jackson Sr.

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Elliott Q. Jackson Sr., 78, of Ivy, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born in Nelson County, Virginia on December 11, 1941, a son of the late Archie Jackson and Amanda Durette Jackson. He was the husband of the late Ursula M. Crawford Jackson.

One brother, William "Bill" Jackson; and one sister, Zada Wells preceded him in death.

He received his formal education in the Nelson County Public Schools, and worked in many capacities, as a supervisor at ConAgra; in sanitation at Rivanna Waste Authority; a custodian at Meriwether Lewis School; and worked at the Villa Capri Restaurant. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and served as a Trustee; and sang on the Senior Choir. He loved reading the Bible; was an avid Dallas Cowboy's fan; and loved playing cards.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Elliott Q. Jackson Jr. and wife, Sonja, and David Jackson and wife, Crystal; three daughters, Cindy Shepherd and husband Craig, Davina Jackson and fiancé, Charles Loper, and Davita Jackson Volt and husband, Mike; three brothers, Charles Jackson and wife, Ophelia, Donald Jackson and wife, Gwen, and Alvin Jackson and wife, Bernice; a sister, Amanda "Peggy" Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 3045 Morgantown Road, Ivy, Va.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 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 wwwjfbellfuneralservices.com

Michael L. Crenshaw

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Michael L. Crenshaw, age 64, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Charlottesville, Va. on June 8, 1956, to Lawrence E. Crenshaw, Sr. and Christine E. Crenshaw.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence E. Crenshaw, Sr., a sister, Gloria J. Luck, and a nephew, Gerald A. Luck.

He is survived by his mother, Christine E. Crenshaw; a brother, Lawrence E. Crenshaw, Jr.; two sisters, Patricia D. Crenshaw (friend William) and Vivian D. Sandridge (Larry) all of Charlottesville, Va.; two nieces, Regina Luck of Charlottesville and Alicia Patterson (Quincy) of Fluvanna County; one nephew, Aaron Sandridge (Alexis) of Zion Crossroads; three great-nephews; three great-nieces; two aunts, Evelyn Watkins and Ruth Goodloe; one uncle, William Walker; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Michael retired from Ampy's Commercial Cleaning after many years of service. He was educated in the Charlottesville Public School System. Michael was a caring and devoted son to his parents, and brother to his siblings. His absence will leave a huge void in the family, he will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Reverend Deborah Tyler officiating.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 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

Devin Jaron Stinnie

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Devin Jaron Stinnie, 28, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life suddenly on October 10, 2020. He was born on March 10, 1992, the son of Michelle Stinnie of Charlottesville, Va.

Devin was a graduate of Monacan High School in Chesterfield County, Va. He attended J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and Culinary Concepts AB in Charlottesville, Va. He was employed with Jersey Mikes Subs in Charlottesville, Va. He loved playing basketball, cooking, and singing.

Devin leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Michelle Stinnie; three siblings, DeAndre', Damian, and Andriana Stinnie all of Charlottesville, Va.; one foster sister; one niece, A'Draya Milani Stinnie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Rives Park, 925 Rives Street, Charlottesville, Va. Persons attending the service are expected to wear a mask.

Floral tributes may be brought to the memorial service.

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

Mamie Chrystal Holland Bruce

Mamie Chrystal Holland Bruce, 98, of Palmyra, Virginia departed this life at her residence on Sunday, October 1, 2020. She was born in Palmyra, Virginia on June 30, 1922, the daughter of the late John and Odie (Brice) Holland. She was the wife of the late Arthur Lee Bruce.

She received her formal education in the Fluvanna County Public Schools and was a graduate of the School of Cosmetology. She also completed Nursing and a Seminary Education. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide and Private Home Care Provider.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and several organizations within the churches to include Evergreen Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and Galilee Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Arthur Jerome Bruce; a daughter, Sandra La Verne Bruce Patterson; one sister, Bertha Payne; a niece, Thelma Bruce; seven grandchildren, Regina Thomas, Sabrina Davis, Adrianne Patterson, Norma Patterson, Tanya Patterson, Malisha Patterson, and Andre Bruce; 24 great-grandchildren, LaToya, Danielle, Taron, Shanelle, Kesean, Rahsean, NaQwan, Jarell, Chynice, Tiesha, Dante, Javon, Whitney, Justin, Hasan, Shakur, Javil, JaQwele, Jalisha, Jahzel, Caleb, Zoey, Jaziah, and Janell; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Holland Family Cemetery, Palmyra, Virginia.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 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

Rashod Demetrius Walton

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Rashod Demetrius Walton, 23, of Scottsville, VA departed this life suddenly on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 29, 1996. He leaves his parents, Antrone Allen and Billie Walton, and his stepfather, Delvin Kyle of Charlottesville, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, William Jenkins, and a grandmother, Eva Allen.

Rashod was a graduate of Fluvanna County high school. He worked as a shift manager at Jersey Mikes. Rashod enjoyed fishing and was a mastermind of telling stories and could be found always telling jokes. He was very intelligent.

In addition to his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory three brothers, Greg Gough, Asiah Allen, and Kahlique Howard; a sister, Martika Maupin; three aunts, Brandy Allen, Sabrina Allen, and Yolanda Allen; four uncles, Steve Allen, Jose Douglas, Quinton Allen, and Jermaine Allen; two nieces, Saryiah Stone and Giselle Gough; a nephew, Gionni Gough; grandparents, Doris and Herbert Dillard of Orange County, Va., and Kathy Jenkins of Fluvanna, Va.; and a host of cousins and family friends who he loved dearly and had a special bond with.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery, 2564 Lindsay Rd. (Route 675, Louisa, 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

Lena Thompkins

Lena
Lena Thompkins, 49, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 4, 1971, the daughter of Mary Jane Tompkins and the late William Thompkins.

Lena was a graduate of Charlottesville High School. She was the General Manager of the Hardees on 5th St. S.W. extended.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Brandon Thompkins of Charlottesville; her mother, Mary Jane Thompkins of Charlottesville; a brother, Milton, and wife, Esther Mozie; a sister, Tina Avery; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 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.jfbellfuneralsevices.com

Mary Sue Sandridge

Mary
Mary Sue Sandridge, 65, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at a local nursing facility. She was born on February 17, 1955, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel E. Sandridge.

Mary's formal education was received through the Charlottesville public schools and she was a graduate of Lane High School, the class of 1974. She was employed as a cook at Rosewood Village for many years until her health failed. Cooking and playing cards were a special joy to her.

A daughter, Ronda D. Sandridge; a brother, Charles Sandridge; and a sister, Rita Sandridge preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, John Sandridge and wife, Fran of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Walter Sandridge of Stanardsville, Virginia; a sister, Kathy Sandridge of Charlottesville, Virginia; four grandchildren, Kwmane and Shaquna Sandridge, Nikia Parkes, and Gemyels Sandridge; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 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 via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservice.com

Doris Marie Dillard

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Doris Marie Dillard, 71, of Charlottesville entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, after a long illness. She was cared for at The Cedars nursing home. Born on March 6, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Delores M. (Dillard) Johnson and Grafton W. Dillard, Jr.

Those who she leaves to mourn her loss and cherish many family memories are her daughter, Natasha M. Scott of Charlottesville; two sisters, Barbara Johnson and Vernett Dillard; three brothers, Edward and Forest Johnson and Roy Dillard; five grandsons, Aaron, Antonio, Ahmad, Izhaan, and Jaimon; three great-grandchildren; a niece, Isabel Wright; and a host of other relatives, cousins, and friends.

Doris was baptized at Zion Union Baptist Church and joined the choir there. Raised and educated in Charlottesville, she attended the former Jefferson Elementary school that her father and uncle also attended; she graduated from Lane High School in the late 1960s. She was employed at the University of Virginia Medical Center where she held a position as a unit coordinator for several years until retirement. Doris met the challenges of life with a feisty personality, but she had a friendly side too, both of which were traits of her earlier ancestors. She enjoyed the simple things in life-such as fine dining at Aberdeen Barn or the Red Lobster, gaming and card playing, cruising the high seas, listening to Caribbean music, and later in life--the joy of being with her grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., at Oakwood Cemetery. A repast will be announced.

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

Harry Lee Johnson

Harry
Harry Lee Johnson, 56 of Charlottesville, Va., departed this life on Tuesday, October 1, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on February 2, 1964, the son of the late, Jessie Ruth Johnson and Harry Harrison Beasley. He was the husband of Avis Anderson Johnson.

Four sisters, MaryAnn Jones, Joyce Johnson, Hattie Courtney, and Phyllis Brock; and two brothers, Wendall Madison and Luther Lewis Johnson Jr. preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Orange County High School and attended Piedmont Virginia Community College. He worked for 27 years as a floor supervisor for American Press Printing in Gordonsville, Va. and for two years as a machine operator at Seimens Energy in Charlottesville, Va.

He enjoyed playing golf, watching the Washington Redskins play football and the Virginia Cavaliers play football and basketball.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Avis Anderson Johnson; a daughter, Kennedy Nicole Johnson of Charlottesville, Va.; four sisters, Mildred Johnson of Gordonsville, Va., Maude Jeffries of Gordonsville, Va., Eva Copeland of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jacqueline Johnson of Barboursville, Va.; three brothers, Eugene Madison of Burke, Va., Ronald Johnson of Charlottesville, Va., and David Carey of Barboursville, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family request that anyone who would like to pay respect or sympathy to his wife and daughter please send cards to PO Box 1688 Charlottesville VA 22902, or you may call 540-892-8433. If you would like to pay respect to his siblings please send cards to P.O. Box 246, Gordonsville, VA 22942.

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

Helen Eubanks Randolph

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Helen Eubanks Randolph, 68, of Charlottesville, Va. entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 5, 2020. She was born on October 4, 1952, to the Emma R. Eubanks and the late Pernell Eubanks.

A sister, Faye Eubanks; paternal grandparents, Robert O. Eubanks and Bessie S. Eubanks; and maternal grandparents, Vince Agee and Helen Agee preceded her in death.

Helen was an active and faithful member and usher of St. Joy Baptist Church in Schuyler, Va. She had many talents to include cooking, baking, crocheting, and making crafts. She took great joy in being able to share her many gifts with others.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 43 years, Ernest E. Randolph; mother, Emma R. Eubanks; two daughters. Stacey Michelle Randolph and Kelly Shandreyia Randolph; two brothers, Pernell Eubanks, Jr. and Larry Eubanks, Sr. and wife, Benita; six sisters, Sharon Carter and husband, William, Ruth Golden, Shelia Eubanks, Debrah Morris and husband, Harold, Kim Brown and husband, William, and Daisy Toney and husband, Nathaniel; eight grandchildren, Kiana Brown, Kydriana Randolph, Markaysia Randolph, Londyn Randolph, Jamil Tucker, Jr., Marcellus Randolph, Walter Allen, Jr., and Isaac Kabesa; one great-grandson, Kaiden Brown; one aunt, Betty Eubanks; a brother-in-law, Russell Randolph and wife, Evelyn; three sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Randolph, Linda Fuller and husband, Charles, and Brenda Randolph; special friends, Ruby Morse and Edith Allen; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

A graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, at St. Joy Baptist Church Cemetery, Schuler, Va.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Stephanie Danielle Morton Pough

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Stephanie Danielle Morton Pough, 42, of Charlottesville, VA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Minister Darryl G. Morton, Sr. She was born on January 22, 1978, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

She was graduate of Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va. and was a manager at Tropical Smoothie in Charlottesville, Va. before she became ill. She met and married the love of her life Rahsaan Aaron Pough. Stephanie and Rahsaan Pough were married on May 30, 2013, in Queens, NY. They were together for 13 yrs. total and married for 7 yrs. Stephanie loved spending time with her family and friends. She was always trying to think of ways to get the family together. She loved church because she was born and raised in the Church of God in Christ. She loved to travel and one of her most favorite places was Myrtle Beach, SC and to visit New York City as much as possible. She loved reading, cooking, and watching her favorite TV programs and the Lifetime movie network was one of them. She loved listening to good music with gospel music being her ultimate favorite!

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Rahsaan Aaron Pough of Queens, NY, her mother Mrs. Helen M. Morton of Charlottesville, Va, two beautiful daughters, Destaynee J. Brice and Breaunah M. Breckenridge of Charlottesville, Va., one sister Nakisha R. Morton of Glen Allen, Va and one brother, Darryl G. Morton, Jr. of Dillwyn, Va., two nieces Ebony J. Brown and her husband Lorenzo Brown and Launiysha Fuller of Glen Allen, Va., four nephews Raeshawn D. Morton and DeMalachi Thompkins of Glen Allen, Va., Jaquez and Jashawn Morton of Dillwyn, Va., two great-nephews Arian Claiborne and K'won (aka KJ) Morrison and one great-niece Royalty Morrison of Glen Allen, Va., two special aunts that she thought the world of Ms. Sally A. Barbour and Mrs. Brenda Jewett of Charlottesville, Va.

Special thanks and appreciation to Sally and Brenda for all of the late night calls, texts, home visits and hospital stays with her during her illness. Special thanks also to Mrs. Daisy Pough (grandmother), Cheraye Pough (mother-in-law), Mat Pough (brother-in-law) and his wife Vernelle, Ashante Pough (sister-in-law), and a special cousin Siobhan Rolingson all of Queens, NY and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Holly Memorial Gardens.

Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 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

Edward Anthony Hester

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Edward Anthony Hester, 57, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born on December 8, 1962, he was the son of the late Deloris Ann Hester, James Redd, and step-father, Robert Taylor Sr.

He was a graduate of Charlottesville High School and was a Cook who had worked in his profession at UVA Encompass Health.

He leaves to cherish his memory four sons, Edward Taylor, Tremaine Johnson, Brian Taylor, and Khalil Warren all of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter, Patrice Hester of Charlottesville, Va.; former wife, Patsy Hester of Charlottesville, Va.; 6 siblings, Virginia Hester, Barbra Arnold, Robin Hester, Stephanie Hester, Robert Hester, and James Redd; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road.

Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 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

Evelyn C. Loving Johnson

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Evelyn C. Loving Johnson, 88, of Charlottesville, Virginia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born on January 26, 1932, in Esmont, Virginia to the late, John Henry Loving and Marion Johnson.

Evelyn received her formal education in the Albemarle County School's Esmont Community. Evelyn worked in several capacities throughout her life, she was employed for many years in the Biology Department at the University of Virginia; worked as a Personal Assistant to the Jessup family; and in her last position, she was a CNA in Private Nursing Care, employed with At Home Health Staffing.

Evelyn was baptized at an early age and would often recall her experience of being dipped into the river by her preacher. She became a member of Sand Road Baptist Church. Her personality exuded happiness and it revealed her as an all-around fun-loving gem. She was a member of the Party Mixers Social Club; and was especially known for her baking skills that created delicious pound cakes, sweet potato pies, and the best pineapple coconut pie.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Lawrence R. Johnson; two sons, Robert L. "Tubby" Johnson and Edward F. "Pee Wee" Johnson; two grandsons, Tobyn Dion Ross and Michael Childress; a sister, Inez E. Blake; and a brother, John H. Loving, Jr.

Her memory will live on in three sons, Alvin L. Johnson and wife, Joyce of Fl., Rev. Wayne L. Johnson of Richmond, Va., and Clinton T. "Timmy" Johnson of Charlottesville, Va.; four grandchildren, Mitchell Childress, Christie Johnson, Melissa Hedgeman, and a devoted grandson, Nathan A. Harper all of Charlottesville; one sister, Savada Lemon and husband, Rev. Milton Lemon; a special relative, Vanita Thomas; a special niece, Marion McQueen-Bey; three special great-nephews, Jamin, Mentos, and Marchand McQueen-Bey; special friends, John R. Shifflett, Rev. Stephanie Elaine Rose, and Levis D. Johnson; a number of nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Southside Church of God, 1807 Avon Street Ext., Charlottesville. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.

Walk Through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 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

Lucille Garland Anderson

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Lucille Garland Anderson, aged 91, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at her home in Charlottesville, VA. Lucille was born June 11, 1929, in Charlottesville, VA to the late Lucian and Ada (Scott) Garland. She was the last surviving member of her blood siblings, Allen Garland, Richard Garland, Margaret Garland, Elizabeth Cobbs, Mabel McGruder, and Helen Aaron.

Lucille's mother passed away before she turned 2 years old. Her father had a dream in which Ada (her mom) told him to leave Lucille with his sister, the late "Mama Sally" Nightengale and "Papa Richard" Nightengale. In that household were the late Richard Earl and Dorothy Nightengale, and they included her as a sibling to their children.

She married Willie Lewis Anderson in 1949 and to that union were born four sons, Rodez L., Willie Corevis, Marcellus L. and Adrian A. Anderson. She worked as a maid at Town & Country Motor Lodge, and later as a housekeeper for the Breeden family, for the former President of the University of Virginia Edgar Shannon and his wife, Eleanor, and for Sam & Ann Cleveland.
In her early years, Lucille was baptized in Buck Island Creek and joined Springhill Baptist Church in Buck Island. In the 1950's she and her family became members of First Baptist Church of Charlottesville where she later served on the Deaconess Board, the usher board, Vacation Bible School staff, the youth choir booster club, and the Golden Agers. She was also a volunteer at the Clothes Closet and was active in the Red Hatters and the Wednesday Pinochle Club. She was known as someone who loved life, family, and helping others. She did all she could to help others to succeed.

Lucille was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Lewis Anderson, and sisters, Cordella Young and Arlene Snowden.

She is survived by her four sons, Rodez (Patricia), Corevis (Bettye), Marcellus (Paulette), and Adrian Anderson, as well as Walter (Solangia) Jones, Jr. and Ralph (Charlotte) Terrell, who loved her like a mother; grandchildren, Roderick (Julie) Anderson, Alexis (Tommy) DiFruscio, April Anderson, Brandis Anderson, Tia Shelton, Courtney Jackson, and Justin Nightengale; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters Doris Carter, Reva (George) Shelton, Pearl Thomas, and Irma (Charles) Porter; brothers Richard (Mary) Nightengale, Ivan (Kevindene) Nightengale, Grafton (Gwen) Nightengale and David (Angela) Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. To all the Special Friends and Family, we apologize that you are not listed here. Fortunately, and unfortunately, there were too many to name and we did not want to leave anyone out; but you know she loved you and we love that you showed her so much love. Thank you!
Lucille had some of the best medical care anyone could expect. Dr. John Carpenter was not only her primary care physician but a friend. The staff on the 3rd floor of the UVa Hospital was fantastic as well as the Hospice of the Piedmont.

A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Charlottesville on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 11:00 am. All those attending must wear a face mask and follow socially distancing guidelines.

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

Darryl M. Fortune

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Darryl M. Fortune of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was born on July 2, 1962, to the late Robert Lincoln and Clara Anderson Fortune. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Robert Williams, Franklin Williams, Henry Williams, Roger Shepard, Robert L. Fortune, William Fortune, David Fortune, Larry L. Fortune and a sister, Alma Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Shande Vaughn; a stepson, Quincey Brock; fiancé, Junita Brock; two grandchildren, Jianna and Aylah; two brothers, Richard Fortune of North Carolina and Robert Anthony (Nellie); four sisters, Darlene Kenney (Claude), Diane Gameli, and Kathy Taylor all of Charlottesville, and Carla Gail Fortune of Lynchburg, Va.; a devoted aunt, Lucille Anderson of Charlottesville; devoted friends, Ralph and Charlotte Terrell; a host of nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Clinton.

Services were 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

William "Bill" Walker Byers, Jr.

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William "Bill" Walker Byers, Jr. entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the Hospice Acute Unit of Hospice of the Piedmont after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 1, 1946, in Charlottesville, Va. to the late William Walker Byers, Sr. and Rosemary Jones Byers.

Bill attended Jackson P. Burley High School, graduating in 1964. He was a member of the concert and marching bands, yearbook staff, various other clubs, and a track and field athlete. Bill received his Associate Degree in Auto Mechanics at Virginia State University (1964-1966) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and Recreation from Norfolk State College (1971-1975). After graduating from Norfolk State College, Bill pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Gamma Alpha Lamda Chapter) located in Charlottesville, VA in 1976. Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 and served in Vietnam from February 1967 to late January 1968.

On September 3, 1983, he married Mary Wyatt Byers and to this union was born one daughter Anita Elizabeth Byers and one son William (Billy) Walker Byers III, both of Charlottesville. Bill was a man that loved his cars, especially Corvettes. When he heard his dad say that he would like to own a Corvette one day but never did, he made up his mind to own one himself in the future. True to his word, he not only owned one, but four!

Bill taught aquatics and water safety in the Charlottesville City School System for 30 years (1976-2006) until the program was discontinued. He touched many by teaching them to swim. When the Charlottesville City Schools and the Department of Parks and Recreation received a grant to initiate a limited swim program, Bill was asked to help instruct although he had retired from the school system.

Bill has always been dedicated to serving his community in the area of health and Safety. Between 1968 and 1972, he served as Director of Camp Faith (a summer camp for underprivileged children). He held the position of pool Manager and swim instructor for the Charlottesville City Parks and Recreation Department for various (indoor/outdoor) for 1974-2014. Bill worked as an American Red Cross participant serving on the Board of Directors, and as an instructor for lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, risk management, and water safety. His favorite quote was from his father, "If you work hard you can be anything you want and obtain or purchase anything you want."

He is lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 37 years, Mary, his two children, Anita and William III, his Godchild, Crystal, his devoted cousins, Robert (Shirley) and Lael Bland and Angela (Michael) Stephens, Tammy (Greg) McCants, the Wyatt Family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A private funeral service will be held.

Expressions of Gratitude

Special thanks and sincere gratitude to Bill's son, William (Billy), who assisted as caregiver during his illness at home, Corlis Anderson, neighbor and good friend, George King, a devoted friend, Dr. Andrew Romano (MJH), the staff at the Hospice of the Piedmont, and Center for Acute Hospice Care (UVA Northridge Medical Park). We will dearly miss Bill, as he touched so many lives.

Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers and support during this time. Your kind expressions of love through cards, food, and calls have been greatly appreciated. We will dearly miss Bill, as he touched so many lives.

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

Rahmean Rose-Thurston

Rahmean
Rahmean "Diggy" Najuan Rose-Thurston departed this life suddenly on August 30, 2020. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on January 9, 1997, to Ramsey O'Neal Thurston and Binta Rose.

He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Gerald Thurston.

He graduated from Charlottesville High School on May 30, 2015, where he received an Advanced Diploma with a Certification in Autobody. He was a Patient Care Transporter (PACU) at the University of Virginia Medical Center and had recently joined the OR Surgical Support Technician Team.

Diggy Loved playing basketball with his brothers, due to him specializing in autobody repair and restorations he had a divine passion for motorcycles and antique cars.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Ramsey O'Neal Thurston and Binta Rose of Charlottesville; paternal grandmother, Sylvia Thurston of Charlottesville, Va.; maternal grandparents, James Walker and Arlene Rose of Charlottesville, Va.; two brothers, Omar Miller, Jr. and Kamryn Miller of Charlottesville, Va.; a devoted dog, Yuri; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Covenant Church with the Reverend Wendy Cooper, officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Walkthrough viewing will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 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 at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Nellie Celestine Mosby Allen

Life and Legacy

Ms. Nellie Celestine Mosby Allen departed this life on August 29, 2020. She was born to the late Benjamin and Eleanora Mosby on October of 1925, in Covesville, VA. She was the second child of seven children born to Benjamin and Eleanora.

She gave her life to Christ at a young age at First Baptist Church Covesville and enjoyed singing in the choir. She furthered her growth and development in the Lord as an adult at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. There she was a part of the Women’s League and volunteered in the Food and Clothes Pantry. She loved the Lord and the church.

Nellie attended elementary school in Covesville, VA and graduated from Esmont High School in 1944. Shortly after graduation from High School, Nellie moved to Newark, New Jersey, and met a young man named William “Bill” Allen. They married in 1953. They did not have children of their own but gave a lot of love to nieces and nephews and children of friends. She was a well-known and successful businesswoman and operated her family cleaners for many years in East Orange, N.J. Nellie enjoyed sewing, church activities, family events, and reading religious material. She also had a gracious sense of humor and enjoyed talking to family and friends on the phone.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Allen, brothers Benjamin and Isiah Mosby, and sisters Mattie Barron and Ethelene Brown.

She leaves to celebrate her life, one brother Nathaniel Mosby (Barbara) of Fort Washington, MD; a sister Bertha Bell of East Orange NJ; a special nephew and niece Benjamin Mosby III and Celestine Conteh; a godchild Robin Brandon of Richmond, VA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at the First Baptist Covesville Church Cemetery, Covesville, Virginia.

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

Evelyn Elizabeth Williams

Evelyn
Evelyn Elizabeth Williams departed this life on August 23, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Luedealia Williams born on October 7, 1928, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was also the sister of the late Luedealia Nelson of Clinton, Maryland.

Evelyn was a homemaker, a lover of poetry, a member of Covesville First Baptist Church, and a loving aunt.

She was the mother of two daughters, the late Janet Curry of East Orange, N.J. and Jacqueline Brackett of Charlottesville, Va.

She leaves to cherish her memory a dedicated nephew and niece, Michael Nelson Sr. and his wife, Maria, of Lewes, Del. The family would like to acknowledge her great-niece, Nanatte Sherry Nelson whom devoted her heart and soul to Evelyn till the very end.Evelyn leaves eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at the Williams Estate Family Cemetery, Covesville, Va. with the Reverend Mary Ann Smith officiating.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the University of Virginia Dialysis Center for thirteen years of wonderful care.

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

Mason Carter Allen

Mason
Mason Carter Allen of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. He was born in Newport News, Virginia to Andrew Allen and Annie (Bailey) Allen on March 22, 1921. Mason attended Jefferson School and was drafted into the military in 1943 at the age of 22. He served until the end of the war and was honorably discharged from military service.

Mason drove a truck for Charles King Wholesale Grocery for 16 years. He worked for People's National bank (Bank of America) for 24 years where he became the supervisor of the maintenance crew.

Mason C. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Annie (Bailey) Allen; beloved wife, Mary (Bryant) Allen; siblings, Thelma Banks, Edith Taylor (Walter), and Dr. Andrew Allen; daughters, Shirley Austin and Doris Callier (Bert); and nephew Gerald Allen.

He is survived by his granddaughter, Wanda Austin; grandson, Jason Callier; and great-grandson, Jaylen Callier; and spiritual granddaughter, Barbara Davis all of Milwaukee; and sister-in-law, Mary (Johnson) Allen; and a host of cousins and nephews.

Appreciation goes to Mr. Ray Carey for faithful help and guidance during this challenging time. Thank you also goes to the Martin Family and Morris family for 50 plus years of love and support. Thank you, Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church for all the years of love and service for the Allen Family.

Mason was active members of the Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church where Reverend Alvin Edwards is pastor. Mr. Allen served as a deacon and the treasure for the church for many years. He was blessed with 99 wonderful years. We were blessed by him every time we had the honor of being in the presence of someone who lived history. Mason Carter Allen was a man of great faith, a great cook, and avid fisherman and of course a visionary when it came to remodeling his home. His presence will be greatly missed, but he is resting in the presence of the Lord now.

A viewing will be from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. Alvin Edwards, 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

Polly Anne Dowell-Sandridge

Polly
Our beloved Polly Anne Dowell-Sandridge, 79, went to the place of promise on Sunday, August 16, 2020, joining her deceased parents Murray McKinly Dowell and Ellen Marie Williams-Dowell. She was born in Covesville, Va. on January 3, 1941, and made it her lifetime home. Polly was raised with her eight siblings. Polly was married to the late Alexander Walter Sandridge.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee M. Dowell, Sr., Ralph M. Dowell, and Charles L. Dowell, Sr.; sisters, Lucille Dowell and Pauline R. Dowell-Cowan.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Ralph Cyrel Dowell of Charlottesville, Va.; three grandchildren, Ralph Dowell, Jr., Tyrell Dowell, and a devoted granddaughter, Nykia "KiKi" Annette Dowell of Charlottesville; brothers, James A. Dowell of Crozet, Va., Linwood Dowell, Sr. of Greene County, Va.; and a devoted sister, Cornelia D. Johnson-Robinson; two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, special cousins, other family and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Oakwood 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

Alexander "Rocky" Anderson, Jr.

Alexander "Rocky" Anderson, Jr., 60, of Charlottesville, Virginia went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Rocky was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 28, 1960, he was the son of the late Alexander Anderson, Sr. and Ella Parson Anderson.

Rocky is survived by his children, Dwayne Anderson, Montina Anderson, Alexzander Anderson, Asher Anderson, and Andre Anderson. His siblings, Jerome Parson, Goldie Walton, Vincent Samuels, Tony Anderson, Diane Anderson (Frank), Robert Anderson, and Lisa Garner (Harry); his grandchildren, Ja'zel Anderson and Zyheem Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Rocky went to Charlottesville City Schools. He loved fishing and listening to music (reggae and oldies were his favorites). Rocky's favorite football team was the Washington Redskins.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Monday, August 17, 2020, at Washington Park with Pastor Lehman Bates, II of Ebenezer Baptist Church, officiating.

A Walk Through Viewing will be held from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

The family of Rocky wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Pastor Bates as well as the doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. The family would also like to thank everyone that has expressed their condolences during this time.

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

Charles "Dit" Johnson

Charles
Charles "Dit" Johnson departed this life on Sunday July 26, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Charles was born on March 25, 196, to Charles Wincell Johnson Sr. and Alice Theodora Green Johnson.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Timothy L. Johnson; and a sister, Barbara Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Sallie Raye (Anthony) Johnson; a son, Charles W. Johnson 3rd (Deidra); daughters, Trista M. Johnson and Chakia A. Johnson (Maurice); four grandchildren, Charles W. Johnson,4th, Araeyah A.M. Johnson, Marjayah M. Johnson and Gionni M. Shelton; six siblings, Floyd Green, Anthony Green, David Johnson, Patricia Kirkham, Cardell Poindexter and Kelly Gregory; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and friends.

Services will be private.

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

Roy Lee Fitch, Sr.

Roy
Monday Roy Lee Fitch, Sr., age 66, of Charlottesville, VA went to be with the Lord on, July 27, 2020. Roy was born on

April 27, 1954, to his father, Clarence L. Fitch, Sr. and mother, Mary E. Waytes Fitch. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Clarence Fitch, Jr.

Roy served six years in the United States Army. After honorable service and upon his return to Charlottesville, he joined the team at the University of Virginia Payroll Dept. As a supervisor, he was most respected and much appreciated by his fellow colleagues. Roy enjoyed learning and sharing knowledge with others to equip them to do a better job. He retired in December 2019, after 39 years of dedicated service.

Roy accepted Christ and united with Evergreen Baptist Church Charlottesville, VA. He served as a faithful deacon and was known to always offer a helping hand. He modeled the love of God in giving.

Roy was a published poet of Christian poems. His ministry of poetry shared relatable and often humorous illustrations that spoke life and encouraged anyone willing to listen and receive. Roy did not meet a stranger. Being his authentic self was an expression he shared with others by not mincing his words and cheering others on their earthly journey.

Fondly known to his family as "Big Daddy," Roy leaves to cherish his memory a beloved wife, Sharron Fitch; sons, Roy Fitch, Jr. "Speedy" and Marcus Fitch; daughters, Tanea Fitch and Katriece Fitch; sister, Clarice Fitch; brother, Glenn Fitch; six grandchildren, Zayden Yancy, Elyssa Williams Fitch, Karter Fitch, Areyah, Tayla and Taemon Fitch; three nephews, Clarence Fitch, III, Raymond Fitch, and Kevin Fitch; nine great-nieces and nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Walkthrough Viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, VA from 12- 7 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Holly Memorial Garden, 3251 Seminole Trail Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Stanley E. Woodfolk officiating.

Please wear casual, comfortable clothing. Let's keep each other safe by wearing a mask!

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

Elston C. Young

Gregory
Mr. Elston C. Young, age 85, died peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020. He was born on September 30, 1934, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Bernice and Randolph Young.

After graduating from Albemarle Training School, he honorably served in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He worked for many years for the City of Charlottesville Department of Transportation. Cliff as he was affectionately called, was an avid sports enthusiast, a true fan of the Baltimore Ravens.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Frances Moore.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Gloria P. Womack of Charlottesville and her daughters, Tara and Cynthia; his sister, Henrietta Jackson of Riverside, California; nephew Louis Moore, Jr. of Keswick, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville.

The family of Elston C. Young would like to thank everyone for all the acts of kindness shown during their bereavement. A special thanks to the dedicated staff of the Hospice House for the love and care provided. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice House of Hospice of the Piedmont.

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

Elston "Cliff" Clifton Young

NOTICE ELSTON "CLIFF" CLIFTON YOUNG

Elston "Cliff" Clifton Young, 85, of Charlottesville, Virginia died on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Hospice House.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Adele Wells

Gregory
Adele Wells departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at her home in Troy, VA. She was born in Fluvanna County, September 4, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Aubrey Fountain Wells and the late Alberta Morris Wells.

A faithful member of Springfield Baptist Church, Sister Wells held numerous offices and positions during 70 years of service. Adele attended Fluvanna Public Schools. She graduated S. C. Abrams High School in 1952. She was a retiree of the University of Virginia Medical Center and the Judge Advocate General School (JAG) with thirty years of total service.

Adele Wells leaves to cherish her memory: a devoted brother, Waddell Wells; a sister-in-law Ruth Wells (Thomas), both of Troy, VA; and a host
of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, many cousins, and friends who loved her dearly.

Family and friends are invited to a Walkthrough viewing on Monday, July 27, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Springfield Baptist Church per COVID-19 pandemic public safety protocols.

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

Roger Allen Morton ("Butch")

Gregory
Roger Allen Morton ("Butch") departed from life on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born on July 5, 1948, to the late Henry Eugene Coursey and Lucy Redd Morton of Charlottesville, Virginia., He was preceded in death by brothers, Walter Morton, James Redd, Hampton Redd, Tommy Morton, Darrell Morton and Larry Morton; and sisters, Patricia Morton Bailey and Edwina (Retta) Morton.

He attended Charlottesville public schools. After graduation, he worked over 40 years at Automotive Parts Inc. in Charlottesville, Virginia. He leaves to cherish his memory, Devoted Life Partner (Wifey), Margaret Fisher-Smith of Charlottesville, Virginia; Son, Christopher Noakes of Lawrenceville, Virginia; and Daughter, Demetria ("DeeDee") Saylor of Charlottesville, Virginia. In Charlottesville, he leaves brothers, William G. Redd and George M. Morton and Stevie Lee Morton of Winter Springs, Florida.; sister, Doris Ann Morton of Charlottesville, Virginia. Roger "Butch" Morton also leaves three grandchildren, Asia, Dieira, and DaQuay Henderson; one great-grandchild, ZyMire Henderson all of Charlottesville, Virginia. Loved by Clarence ("Mane") Smith deceased; and Cartina Smith of Charlottesville, Virginia. 2 Devoted Friends in Norma Noakes and Nancy Saylor as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family extends our humble gratitude to the staff of UVA Medical Center and Cedars Nursing Home in Charlottesville, Virginia. We want to thank the many of family and friends for your acts of kindness, prayers, and words of encouragement during our time of bereavement.

Out of respect for Roger Morton's wishes and safety concerns for family and friends. His "Celebration of Life" date will be announced when available.

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

Gregory Llewellyn Gough

Gregory
Gregory Llewellyn Gough, 52, of Charlottesville passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born August 16, 1967, he was the firstborn child of the late Walter Gough and the late Marilyn Sowell Gough McCoy.

He was a lifelong Charlottesville resident and a 1986 graduate of Charlottesville High School. After graduation, he had attended Keystone Job Corps in Hazelton, Pennsylvania as well as National College here in Charlottesville. He was an avid UVA and Redskins Football fan. An interview about him and his scooter appeared in The Hook in 2006. One of his favorite hobbies was cooking; there was nothing he couldn't prepare.

He is survived by his wife Christine Ohse Gough and her daughter TaMarah Chanel Jenkins; his daughter Alicia Monique Gough and her children Jaylin Maurice Gough, Jullian Markyse Gough, Jah'Moni Aaliyah Watson-Jones and Jah'Maya August Gough; his son Gregory Lamar Gough and his children Giselle Leah Gough and Gionni Lamar Gough. Also surviving are his siblings Gary (Tack), Teri and Kawanna Gough and their families. Other survivors include aunts' uncles and cousins in Charlottesville, Buckingham, Fork Union, Maryland, and Florida.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery in Charlottesville.

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

Inez Marie Mason McGruder

Inez
Inez Marie Mason McGruder, 89, was called home to be with GOD on Monday, July 13th, 2020, at the University of Virginia Hospital. She was born on December 19, 1930, in Charlottesville, VA to the late Jessie Mason and Minnie Hawkins Mason.

She is preceded in death by her husband George McGruder Sr. and son, Mason McGruder (Beatle).

Inez joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age and attended Jefferson School. She worked for Charlottesville School System as a Cafeteria associate at Venable School. She also did domestic work for private families for many years. Inez was a devoted wife, kind, and loving mother and will always be remembered for sitting on her front porch.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, George Jr. (Christine) of Bowie, MD, Gregory (Zelda), Larry (Kathy); daughters, Sharon Vest, Paula (John) of Charlottesville, VA; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1-great-great-grandson.; and a host of nieces, nephews.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Heritage Inn for her care during the past 5 months.

The family greatly appreciates all the calls, texts, and kind words given during our time of loss.

A Graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Monticello Memory Gardens, 670 Thomas Jefferson Parkway.

A Walkthrough viewing will be from 12 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 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

Alice Marie Hawkins

Alice
Alice Marie Hawkins of Charlottesville departed this life on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. She was born March 25, 1943. She was proceeded in death by her parents Robert and Beulah Richardson and Joseph Hawkins.

Alice was educated in the Charlottesville public school system and graduated from JP Burley High School, class of 1961. She graduated from Piedmont Community College with an Associate Degree in Business and attended the National Business College. She worked for the Judge Advocate General School (JAG) in Charlottesville, VA, later retiring. Alice was a long-time member of Zion Union Baptist Church where she ministered in the Choir lifting spirits.

She is cherished by her loving daughter, Dionne (Michael) Rowsey; one brother, Roger L. Richardson Sr. (Sonya); one sister, Joyce Epps; one grandson, Vaughan Rowsey; two nieces, Sabrina (Angel) Gonzalez and Monica Richardson; one nephew, Roger Jr (Crystal) Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends and finally her longtime friend, Nathaniel Scott.

Sincere gratitude to Reverend Lloyd Cosby and members of Zion Union Baptist.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail. Charlottesville, VA with the Reverend Lloyd Coby, 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

Carrie Leigh McGhee

Carrie
Carrie Leigh McGhee, 42 of Charlottesville, VA passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born on January 12, 1978, the daughter of the late Sheila Leake. In addition to her mother, Carrie is preceded in death by her brother Todd Lamm, and grandparents John and Georgia Leake.

Carrie is survived by her fiancé, Christopher Sims; her father, Robert McGhee and his wife, Marilyn McGhee; two loving children, Alexander Loving and Ariana Morris; Ariana's father, Harold Morris; an adoring granddaughter, Amirah Loving; step-sister, Tamara Napier; and two uncles, John Leake and Patrick Leake.

Carrie was a devoted mother, grandmother, fiancée, and a dear friend.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 27th, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Covenant Church of God, 1025 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA 22901. A celebration of life gathering will directly follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending memorial contributions to Carrie's children at this time.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website or click on the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Facebook page to www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Dr. Earnest Jonathan Edwards Jr.

Ecklie
On Thursday, June 18th, 2020, Dr. Earnest Jonathan Edwards Jr. departed peacefully from this life after a prolonged illness in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. He was born May 31, 1938, the third of seven children from Earnest Edwards, Sr. and Nelsie Cobbs Edwards of Pamplin, Virginia. The family fondly named him "Joe," and others in his professional circles called him, "Earnie."

During his junior and senior years of high school, Earnie learned the importance of a strong work ethic. While a full-time student, he simultaneously worked night shifts as a waiter in a restaurant 11 miles away from home and served as a substitute school bus driver for two routes. Upon completion of high school, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA. He later earned a Master's degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and an Honorary Doctorate from Virginia State University for his role as a Board Member and Rector for the institution. Earnie enjoyed 50 years marriage to his college sweetheart, Lottie Payne Edwards of Charlottesville, VA. The two were married at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Charlottesville, on July 20, 1963. Earnie affectionately deemed Lottie his biggest fan, his chief advisor, and life-long love.

Earnie's professional career included a tour of duty as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force; employment with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Housing Department in Washington, DC. His most highlighted employment is the position that he took with the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), a global leader in the production and management of aluminum products, until his retirement as Senior Vice President and Controller. Voted as one of America's 10 most influential Corporate figures in the Accounting industry by Accounting Magazine, and a Financial Executives International (FEI) Hall of Fame recipient, Earnie quickly turned his expertise in business to the service of others. He served on numerous Boards including: Rector on the Board of Visitors at Virginia State University; Director of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Emeritus Director of LaRoche College in Pittsburgh; Director of Duracell International, Inc.; and he served on the Board of Directors for the Martha Jefferson Hospital (MJH), in Charlottesville, VA. Additionally, Earnie was a recipient of the MJH Henry B. Theielbar Leadership and Governance Award; and was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

After retirement, Earnie also provided consulting services to the U.S. Treasury Department. For 31 years, he served as a Deacon at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, PA, and was a member of the Diaconate Ministry at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA. Throughout his professional career, Earnie lived by the advice given to him by his parents, "Whatever you do in life, do it as if you were working for the Lord; give it your best effort."

Besides his loving parents, Earnie was preceded in death by his beloved, brother Willie Edwards ("Jerry"); sister Edith Rountree; and brother James Edwards ("Casey").

His surviving siblings are sisters: Jewel Greene, Corine Dungee (husband Sam Dungee), and Shirley Baker.

Earnie is survived by his three adult children (and their spouses): Mark Edwards (Terresita Edwards), Deborah Rutherford (Ralph Rutherford, III), and Delores Edwards Harding (James Harding, Jr.). Earnie enjoyed eight grandchildren: Morgan Yancey, Taylor Edwards, Mark Edwards Jr., Camille Edwards, Carmen Edwards, Andrew Rutherford, Christina Rutherford, and Aric Rutherford. Earnie remarried in 2015, and leaves his second wife Sherry Gray Edwards, her three adult children (Jessica Gray, Michael Gray, and Lauren Gray), as well as a host of other family members and friends.

Funeral Services and the Internment will be "invitation only" due to COVID -19 safety concerns, and will be held on June 27, 2020. The burial will take place at Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Charlottesville, VA. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Sympathy cards may be sent to the attention of Mark J. Edwards, 15238 Chula Place, Woodbridge, VA 22193. In lieu of flowers and other gifts, the family requests that monetary donations be made in the name of Dr. Earnest J. Edwards Jr., to the Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, 745 Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. The Community Center was a labor of love for Drs. Earnest and Lottie P. Edwards.

Ecklie H. Burton "Brother"

Ecklie
Ecklie H. Burton "Brother" entered eternal rest on June 15, 2020. He was born on June 20, 1922, in Buckingham County, Virginia to the late Isaac and Carrie Burton. Ecklie was the oldest of ten children. He attended Ridgeway, a one-room schoolhouse in Buckingham County. Ecklie developed his devotion to God and his Christian faith at an early age where he joined the Ridgeway Baptist Church in Buckingham County. There he served along with his siblings for many years and he supported Ridgeway Church until his decline in health.

Ecklie re-located to Charlottesville, Virginia, and began to attend the Mount Zion Baptist Church where he actively attended for well over 60 years and served as a faithful member of the choir. In 1947 he married Louise Bowman. They were married for 54 years until her death in 2001.

Ecklie was blessed with the gift of baking and worked as a baker for 30 years at the University Cafeteria in Charlottesville. It was also his love for gardening and landscaping that in 1975 he would then start his own landscaping business. He faithfully planted a garden, pruned shrubbery, cut grass, and trees until the age of 95.

Ecklie was a soft-spoken, yet very direct man with his comments. He had a straight-faced, mildly sarcastic sense of humor, and sometimes you would miss the joke, but he would be in tears laughing. In today's fast paced modern society, being a good man can seem like a complex undertaking, but Ecklie certainly met the mark. He was truly a great man with self-determination. Nothing could stop him as he trusted in his own skills. His inner assuredness translated into mental willpower, which took him to the top in anything he did. His gifts and talents will never be forgotten.

Ecklie married longtime friend Beatrice G. Harris in 2010 which would become the highlight of his seasoned years. Beatrice faithfully remained by his side until his passing.

He was proceeded in death by his first wife, Louise Bowman Burton, seven siblings, Elizabeth Early, Viola Roberts, Harvey Burton, Douglas Burton, Mariah Chavers, Fannie Burton, and Walter Burton.

He is survived and leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Beatrice G. Burton and stepchildren, Lorenzo Gray, Beatrice Henderson, Angelo Gray, Jeffrey Gray, and Jennifer Lastrad, two siblings, Carrie Burton and James Burton, three sisters-in-law, Corinne Burton, Joyce Burton, Birdeen Rush and family, devoted niece, Bernice Taylor devoted great-nephew, Eric Taylor along with countless nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of friends.
Dedicated Friends: Roger Austin, Otto Bates, Phillip, and Claressia Bell, Dr. & Mrs. Albert Booth, Janice Martin, Ellie Shackelford, and Nannie Woodson.

Ecklie will be missed and celebrated for his spirit and light he spread to all he encountered in his 97 years on earth.

A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Ridgeway Baptist Church, Scottsville, Virginia.

Walkthrough viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Otelia Nannette McCoy Harris

Otelia
Otelia Nannette McCoy Harris, 76, of Charlottesville, VA went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of June 13, 2020. She was born in Beckley, WVA on May 26, 1944 to Gladys Williams McCoy and Peter McCoy. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her nephew, Donald N Terrell, Jr; her niece, Tamara Fleming Bell and sister-in-law, Dorothy Harris Terrell.

She attended the public schools of Charlottesville, VA and was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School (1962). She attended West Virginia State University. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined First Baptist Church (West Main Street) where she was a dedicated member. She was the first Black secretary for the School Psychologist of the City of Charlottesville Schools and one of the first Black staff at Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. She was married to Ernest Leroy Harris, and was blessed with 2 daughters from this union. Those who knew her will remember her endearing heart and intense warmth in her interactions with others. This was her special gift.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Leslie Harris Scott (a devoted son-in-law, Rodney) and Christina Delores Harris both of Charlottesville, VA; a loving sister, Berdell M. Fleming (Charles); two grandsons Christopher E Scott (Sheanell) and William F Washington, III; a niece, Delisa M. Terrell; a nephew Charles E. Fleming, III (Nedra); and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12 noon, at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville.

The family sends a special thanks to the PACE/Innovage Program. In lieu of flowers please donate to Barrett Early Learning Center, Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity, or AHIP. Also, take a moment to smell flowers or watch a butterfly soar. She would have loved that.

WORDS OF APPRECIATION
Our hearts have been made to rejoice during the illness and passing of our loved one by the many acts of kindness extended to our family. Your prayers and all expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated. May God's blessings of peace and love continue with you forever.
The Family of Otelia McCoy Harris


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

J.F. Bell Funeral Home 108 6th St, NW, Charlottesville, Va.

Emma Diggs Wood

Frances
Emma Diggs Wood, 79 of Crozet, Virginia transitioned to her heavenly home on the evening of June 5, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Doswell Diggs, Sr.; mother, Ella F. Diggs; brother, Rufus Diggs; son, Michael E. Page; daughter, Della C. Scott; grandson, Andrae C. Crawford; and great-granddaughter, DaiJahna N. Page.

Emma was born on April 3, 1941. She attended schools in Nelson County, Virginia, having graduated from Nelson County Training School on June 3, 1958. She joined Mount Eagle Baptist Church at an early age and attended as her health allowed.

Her husband, William P. Wood, of Crozet; son, James A. Page, Jr. of Lynchburg; two daughters, Monica D. Coles (Thomas) of Roanoke and Lynda C. Barnes, of Lynchburg; brother, Doswell Diggs, Jr. (Mary) of Faber; brother-in-law, Marion Wood of Waynesboro; grandchildren, great grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and others she knew and came to know over the years, survive her.

A private Funeral Service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Mount Eagle Baptist Church, Nellysford, Va.

"Don't think of her as gone away her journey's just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one."

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

Frances Marcia Fortune Bradford

Frances
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

Jermaine
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

David
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

Yvonne
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

Ida
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

Lucille
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

Lucille
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