a

Condolences and Respects

To send condolences, please fill out the form below.

Paul Morton Gaston

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

Here are several links to recent writings about his life:


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


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

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

James William Bland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debra Mae Jackson

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

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

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

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

Charles Henry Chapman

Curtis


 

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


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


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


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


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

 

Curtis Alexander Burton

Curtis



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

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

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

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

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

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

Dorothy Bruce Burton

Dorothy

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

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

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

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

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

Ada Wilson Monroe

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

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

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

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

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

Inez Dudley Wells

PearlPorter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia Ann Banks Boone

Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dana Renee Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Charles Cressman

Eric

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andre Rashard Sims

Andre

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

Jane Frances Taylor

Jane

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

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

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

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

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

Lelia Beatrice Armstead Waller

Lelia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Druscilla Elease Nunery

Durscilla

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lolita "Cookie" Eloise Smith

Lolita

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

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

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

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

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

Norman Eugene Goins Sr.

Norman

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Anna Bernice Hudson Mason

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret Elizabeth Wells

Margaret

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Sherwood Shrieves, Sr.

Robert

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

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

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

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


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

Robert James Winston, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

Mae Gunter Talley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steve Randall Jones

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

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

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

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

Delos Blessed Bell, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Melvinia "Vanie" White Nowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monte Carlo Ferguson "Carlos"

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara Jean Epps-Douglas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Edward Tinsley

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

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

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

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

Helen Martin Whiting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betty Ann Swingler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Albertina Patrice Daniels

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

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

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

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

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

William Dexter Lampkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annie Mae Dorns Merritt, "Mother Merritt"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teresa Bell Johnson

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

Melvin Franklin Lunsford

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prince Nasir Carter

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

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

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

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

Mary Williams Barbour

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

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

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

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

Regina Carroll Dixon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Grant Byers

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

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

Zeta Brown Nichols

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

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

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

Tamyra Kaye Porter Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Samuel Richardson

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

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

Jennieve Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Macauthur Thompson

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

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

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

Chester R. Walker

William

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Ethelene Brown

William

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

Patricia Ann Flowers

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

Deacon Japeth "Jake" Brown

William

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

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

Shamir Lamarque Brown (Mir)

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

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

Edward T. Herndon

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

Darwin Wendell Key, Sr.

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

Helen Carter Tinsley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joey Linwood Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ralph Nicholas Fray Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Levonne "Nikki" Rankins-Quarles

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

Albert E. Murray Jr.

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

Michael Lee Banks

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

Tameika Hernandez

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

Russell C. Walker

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

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

Lawrence Edward Crenshaw Sr.

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

Mary Alice (Wilson) Carr

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

Ann Winston

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

Curley A. Haliburton

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

Jessica Marie Brown

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

Ta'Yana Samone Dabney

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

Joseph Wells

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

Horace Carter

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

Mary B. Banks

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

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

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

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

Qunitus Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

Rena M. Poindexter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Henry James

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

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

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

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

Henry Thomas Waller, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June Hope Mitchell

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

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

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

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

Thomas Reginald Harris

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

Elinor Marie Witcher

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

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

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

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

Barbara Ann Poindexter Chapman

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

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

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

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

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

Harry Slaughter

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

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

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

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

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

Harry Fleming Byrd

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara L Jett

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

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

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

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

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

Annie "Marie" Jones Carter

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

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

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

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

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

Carla Cousins Waller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tatiana Anise Wells

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

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

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

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

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

John Oliver James Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michelle Lynne Cox Jones

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

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

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

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

John Henry Terrell, Jr.

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

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

Carl Shelton

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

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

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

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

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

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

William H. Jenkins Sr. (Willie)

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

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

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

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

Alphonza Dudley

MaryAlexanderAlphonza Dudley transitioned to be with his Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Lovingly known as "Fonnie", Alphonza was born on February 11, 1951, to the late Harold Carter Dudley and Bernice Jones Dudley.

Fonnie was raised in the church and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. A life-long resident of Charlottesville, Fonnie received his formal education within the Charlottesville Public School System, graduating from Lane High School in 1969. Fonnie was a devoted scholar who excelled in his studies, receiving a bachelor's degree from American University.

After college, Fonnie began working at the University of Virginia's Department of Human Resources and Student Services Center. He then continued a successful career with the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked dutifully until retirement.

A quiet, reflective man, Fonnie found joy in the simple things in life. As a young man, he loved to have fun, enjoying the company of family and friends. He was particularly fond of movies and watched a lot of comedies with his mother. Together, they enjoyed each other's company; Fonnie was truly the light of her life. His commitment to her and to the many family members he helped is a testament to the compassion within him. His magnanimous nature transcended across all who knew him.

Fonnie devoted his life to caring for others. This was a role Fonnie graciously chose; his dedication to those in need was felt and appreciated by the countless individuals his actions touched. Throughout his entire life, he put others first with the sincere commitment to ensuring their well-being, expecting nothing in return.

Fonnie was an easy-going and selfless person who exemplified what it means to love unconditionally. He was a devoted son, dedicated brother, exceptional uncle, and invaluable friend who touched the hearts of everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

In addition to his parents, Alphonza was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Lee Dudley and Harold L. Dudley, Jr.

Fonnie leaves to cherish his loving memory many friends and family members whom he deeply loved. He is survived by his beloved niece, Tamara Edwards of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and his dedicated nephew, Derrick Robert Dudley of Charlottesville, VA.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 732 W. Main Street. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

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

Ernestine Kee

Mrs. Ernestine Kee passed peacefully on May 8, 2018. She was born in Crozet, VA on November 27, 1928. She was a lifelong member of Piedmont Baptist Church.

Ernestine leaves behind a sister Marcia Smith; a son and a daughter-in-law, Darryl and Wanda Kee; a grandson, Kyle Kee; a granddaughter, Mrs. Amber Jordan; a great-grandson, Quincy; and great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a future date.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Florence Gracie Page

MaryAlexanderFlorence Gracie Page, 72, of Gordonsville Virginia gained her eternal angel wings on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born a fraternal twin on February 2, 1946, to the late Ellen Twyman Minor and John Minor of Gordonsville, Virginia. After her formal education in Louisa County Public Schools, she met and married the love of her life, James A. Page Sr, who preceded her in death. Florence became a mother to three beautiful daughters whom she cherished and devoted her entire life to. She took great pleasure in being a homemaker for many years and was well known for her green thumb and love of all plants and flowers. Later in life, she joined the workforce as a caregiver at Countryside Assisted Living in Gordonsville as well as Virginia Neuro Care Residential Rehab Center in Charlottesville Virginia, which she thoroughly enjoyed until she retired in 2006. She made many friends through her work and was loved by all she encountered because of her kind heart and giving nature.

Florence was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Maupin and Ophelia Terrell; and three brothers, William, Richard, and Gilbert Twyman. Florence's legacy lives on through her three cherished daughters, MeRita Page of Charlottesville, Virginia, Monique Page of Gordonsville, Virginia, and Myra Page of Harrisonburg, Virginia; one sister, Lucille Brown and husband, Robert of Palmyra, Virginia; one brother, John Minor and wife, Lucille of Gordonsville Virginia, and a brother-in-law, Daniel Maupin of Scottsville, Virginia; also seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Homegoing celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Wildon Grove Baptist Church, 6820 Wildon Grove Road, Gordonsville, Virginia, with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 to 8 at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.
The family wishes to express their profound gratitude to Dr. Richard Hall and Dr. Sean Reed, and staff of the University of Virginia Medical Center for their excellent care, concern, and support for the past four years.

Florence was beyond loved by anyone who crossed her path, she will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Jfbellfuneralservices.com

Diana T. Frye

MaryAlexanderDiana T. Frye, 68 years, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on June 5, 1949, the daughter of the late James Thomas, Sr. and Mary Lee Thomas. She was the wife of the late Woodson Lewis Frye, Jr.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wali Zakee and James Abdullah Ameen; two sisters, Delores Waller and Doris Williams.
She worked for many years in the dry cleaning industry. She was devoted to her family and friends. She was an animal lover.

Her survivors include a son, Troy J. Thomas; a daughter, Gerald Lee Thomas (AKA Jazzmyn Thomas-Britt); three brothers, James Lee Thomas, Jr., Steven Thomas, and Winston Harrison Thomas; a sister, Daphne Fortune; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018, at First Baptist Church, 732 W. Main Street. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7 to 8 at J. F. Bell Funeral Home.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Jfbellfuneralservices.com

Thomas Marshall "FreBee" Harris

Thomas Marshall "Frebee" Harris, 66, of Charlottesville, Virginia died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 4, 1951, the son of the late Nathan Harris, Sr. and Edna Whiting Harris. One brother, Nathan Daniel Harris, Jr. preceded him in death.

He was a bricklayer and worked in construction and the landscaping industry. He attended J. P. Burley High and Lane High School. He was a sports fan, loved attending family events, and enjoyed social gatherings.

His survivors include two sons, Isaiah Thomas Harris of Charlottesville, VA, and Paul Winston of Jessup, MD; one brother, Edward Harris of Charlottesville, VA; two sisters, Frances Waller of Woodbridge, VA and Patricia Harris of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop George Gohanna officiating.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Luke Gardner Jr.

MaryAlexanderLuke James Gardner Jr., 76, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Springfield Va. after a short battle with dementia. Luke was born in Charlottesville, VA on July 30, 1941, to the late Luke James Gardner, Sr. and Estelle Chapman Gardner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Glover Gardner, who died in January of 2000.

Luke attended St. John's Elementary School, Jackson P. Burley High, and Piedmont Community College, in Albemarle County. Upon graduating from high school, he moved to Washington, DC, and after marrying his wife, he lived in Philadelphia, PA, and Fayetteville, NC. When he became ill ten months ago, he moved to Springfield, VA to live with his daughter.

Luke was a gentle and kind spirited person, a loving and dedicated father, who always gave his best. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and his family. However, Luke loved the Lord above all. He was truly a man of faith. He will be deeply missed, but he is at rest now. His work here on earth is done.

He is survived by his daughter, Edith Gardner Roscoe, of Springfield VA, his three sons, Luke James Gardner, III, of Williamstown, NJ, Timothy O'neill Gardner, of Greenville, SC and Kevin Carl Gardner, of Fayetteville, NC, six grandchildren, a host of nieces, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at St. John Baptist Church in Cismont, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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

Amanda Bates

MaryAlexanderOur beloved daughter, Amanda Leshaun Bates, on whom the sun rose on February 12, 1984, and set at the University of Virginia Medical Center on March 24, 2018, succumbed to her earthly death and ascended to her heavenly home with our Father God and his Son, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

Amanda was an amazingly creative, talented and inspiring young woman who adored her children, loved her family, and attempted to embrace anyone that she met with compassion and understanding. She leaves behind to cherish her fond memories her sons, Rayquan D. Thomas, Julian M. Walker, and stepson, Treyquan Michie all of Keswick, VA., Her devoted parents, David G. Bates of Keswick, VA., and her mother, Norma "Vicki" Bates of Esmont, VA. Amanda leaves her 2 loving brothers, Quincy O. Bates of Esmont, VA, and Shaun M. Bates of Franklin, TN to whom Amanda was referred to as their other mother. Amanda also leaves behind her doting grandmother the Reverend Loretta W. Wyant of Greenwood, VA who persisted in, "spoiling those boys butts", as Amanda would say; and her godmother, Patty Jefferson; and a massive host of family friends and associates who were infected, affected, and inspired by that huge smile, and warm reception, that lit up time and space, like morning rays of sunshine.

Amanda was an active member of Evergreen Ministries under the leadership of her pastor, the Reverend Dr. Stanley Woodfolk. Amanda was educated in the Albemarle County and the Charlottesville City School Systems. She was a 2004, graduate of Charlottesville High School and was actively continuing her education to acquire a teaching degree in elementary education, her other passion. Amanda was employed by the VA School for Autism of Charlottesville, VA., and a proud and dedicated member of the motorcycle club, the PAC MC of Buckingham, VA.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road, with the Reverend Dr. Stanley Woodfolk officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Ivy, VA.

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

William Thomas Dooms Jr.

MaryAlexander
William Thomas Dooms, Jr. 91, of Charlottesville, Va. died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at his residence. He was born on June 10, 1926, to the late William Thomas Dooms, Sr. and Beatrice Goodloe Dooms. He was the husband of the late Virginia Smith Dooms and the late Della Dooms Younger.

Mr. Dooms was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was also the founder and owner of Dooms Window Washing; and a member of the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by five daughters, Brenda D. Washington, Della Dooms, Tina D. Turner, and Virginia R. Dooms, and Denise Dooms all of Charlottesville, Va.; five sons, William Thomas Dooms III, Houston Franklin Dooms and wife, Karen, Ronald Edwin Dooms, James Dooms and Timothy Lee Dooms all of Charlottesville, Va.; three granddaughters, eleven grandsons, and seventeen great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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

Mary Brooks Alexander

MaryAlexanderMary Brooks Alexander, 93, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away on March 15, 2018, at Cedars Nursing Home. She was born January 6, 1925, in Albemarle County to the late John Brooks and Pearl Armstead Brooks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Peyton, Lee, Worthy, and E.T. Brooks.; her sister Constance Brooks; and her beloved husband Jesse Willard "Billy" Alexander.

She is survived by her nephew, Edward Rydell Brooks and his wife Traci of Charlottesville; niece, Lesia Carter of St. Charles, MO; sister-in-law, Ruth Brooks of Esmont, VA; great-nephews, Charles Brooks of Los Angeles, CA and Kenton Brooks of Lynchburg, VA; great-niece, Carla Brooks of Alexandria, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mary graduated from the Albemarle Training School in 1943. Her career as a self-employed beautician extended for over 50 years. She attended many conferences throughout the state, was a member of the Charlottesville Beautician's Club and was affiliated with Virginia State Beauticians Association.

She was a lifelong member of the Oak Union Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing in the choir and served as Deaconess. She was also a member of the Deacon and Deaconess Council of the Charlottesville Vicinity.

Mary enjoyed making home cooked meals for her family and traveling with her husband Billy to all the area revivals. For many years, she faithfully attended the Armstead-Fagan Family Reunions. Everyone knew her as a gentle, loving, and caring woman. After Mary fell ill, she always kept a positive attitude and often told her friends and relatives, "no need to complain".

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. As Mary would say in her own special words, she has "passed off the scene". However, we all know that she fought the good fight, finished her race, and kept the faith. Now, she has received her crown of righteousness.

A Funeral Celebration of Life service for Mary will be on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., with Rev. Kevin and Vernetta Bolden officiating. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Oak Union Baptist Church Building Fund, 2000 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 Sixth Street, N.W., Charlottesville, VA is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Anne Maupin Ford

Mary Anne Maupin Ford of Ivy, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the age of 59.

Anne was born in Albemarle County on January 13, 1959, to the late William "Bill" and Bessie (Mayo) Maupin and was the fourth of nine children. She graduated from Albemarle High School (Class of 1977) and obtained her Bachelor of Science from ITT Tech. She went on to work as a senior IT analysis for the County of Albemarle for over ten years, retiring in 2016.

Known for her hats, jewelry, and bright smile, Anne was a member of First Baptist Church, where she served as the president of the Missionary Ministry.

Anne leaves to cherish her memory her three sons: Keith Antonio, II; Thomas Kendall (Pam), and Mitchell Isaiah. She also leaves behind one grandson, Tyson Kendall. She is survived by her eight siblings: William "Billy" Maupin, Bessie Jackson, Vernon Maupin (Dale); Addison Maupin; Ada Cobbs (Vernon); Ida Leak (Michael); Charlene Baldwin (Diana), and Darlene Maupin.

Anne loved orchids, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and home DIY projects (sometimes with the help of her three sons). Anyone who knew her, knew how proud she was of her children and grandson.

She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, her aunt Beatrice Mayo, and a vast number of good friends, to included Robin Ford, whom she considered a sister, and Keith "KeeKee" Ford, her friend and former husband.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road E, Charlottesville, Virginia.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family by signing the guest book at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary B. Cowan

RussellReverend Mary B Cowan, 68 of Charlottesville, VA marched to the gates of heaven as the Lord received her with open arms on March 17, 2018. Mary was born in Charlottesville, VA January 2, 1950, to the late Eddie Brown and Ethel Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M. Cowan and her sister Barbara J. Martin.

Reverend Cowan was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA. Her dedication to teaching and spreading the gospel was clearly her mission as she faithfully served the Lord. In addition to her love for the Lord, Mary enjoyed early morning sunrises, flowers (especially African Violets), and spending time outdoors, often beautifying her yard or small garden. Prior to her retirement, she was a dedicated employee with Comdial, County of Albemarle, and the City of Charlottesville. Following her retirement, Mary continued to faithfully help and support her family's business.

Mary is survived by her daughter Nicole S. Hawker and her husband Jon, their three children, Brandon, Selena, and Benson all of Charlottesville, VA; her son Brian K. Cowan and his three children, Isiah, Azariah, and Josiah all of Charlottesville. She is also survived by her loving and devoted Aunt Christine Walker of Covesville, VA, and a dedicated friend in Christ David Fisher. In addition, Mary left to cherish her memory two brothers and four sisters: Earnest Brown (Laura) of Charlottesville, VA, Eddie Brown of Charlottesville, VA, Minister Liilian Waller of Waynesboro, VA, Linda "Faustina" Jones of Waynesboro, VA, Elder Christine Miller (Thomas) of Richmond, VA, Pamela "Coretta" Brown of Waynesboro, VA, and a host of many other relatives and close friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday March 24, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave, Charlottesville, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church cemetery, 1601 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA. Repass immediately following interment at the Mt Zion African Baptist Church.

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

William P. Dyer

RussellWilliam B. Dyer of Albemarle County, Virginia peacefully went on to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Albemarle County on February 14, 1928, to the late Phillip and Irene Dyer. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lucy D. Walker and four brothers, George, John R., Moses, and Junius Dyer.

He was a retired self-employed handyman until his health failed. He joined Chestnut Grove Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful and devoted member. He was active and involved in church activities such as: singing on the choir, working in the men's ministry and ushering for his home church as well as for the Christian spiritual Union for many years; and performed duties such as church custodian and grounds keeper.

He leaves to cherish and honor his memory a wife and soulmate of 52 years, Donna S. Dyer; his cat, Frisky Dyer; a sister, Mrs. Margaret D. Bryant; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Janie Dyer of Charlottesville, Va.; a several nieces and nephews and two devoted nephews, Harry M. Bryant, Jr. and Clarence Walker III; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 1601 Old Lynchburg Road. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

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

Lillian Christine Johnson Jackson

LillianLillian Christine Johnson Jackson, age 72, went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2018. She was born to the late Thomas and Marie Collins Johnson on November 4, 1945, of Lyndhurst, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband Channing Jackson.

Lillian received her education at Central Augusta High School. She retired from Comdial Corporation. She was baptized as a child at Piedmont Baptist Church. Lillian loved games, especially bingo, junk food and she loved to travel with friends, coworkers and family. She had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed a good joke and loved to laugh.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her 6 brothers, Tywman Nelson, William, Richard, Thomas, James and Charles Johnson; 6 brother in-law, James, Leroy, Eddie, Thomas "TW", Sylvester and Attwaye Jackson; and 4 sister in-laws, Sevola Lindsay, Edith Davis, Esterine Everette and Della Taylor.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, April Johnson of Laurel, MD; and son, Myron "Mark" Johnson and daughter in-law, Jarina of Charlottesville, VA; 3 step-children, Nina Christian, Ronnie and Vincent Jackson; 8 grandchildren, Tyree Brooks, Leah Porter, Malik Johnson, Marquis Johnson, Elizabeth Jackson, Linda Christian, Dana Jackson and Jacquez Raymond; 2 great-grandchildren, Nastasjah Jackson and Aryana Christian; 2 sisters, Mary Steppe and Virginia Johnson; and a brother, Reverend Robert Johnson; 3 sister in-laws, Novella Freitas, Jean Baker and Jacquelyn Carrie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Piedmont Baptist Church, Yancey Mills, Va., Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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

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

Blanche Douglas

Blanche Louise Douglas, 89, departed this life peacefully on March 1, 2018, at Cedars Healthcare Center, Charlottesville, VA. She was born May 26, 1928, in Afton, Virginia to the late Robert Leslie Dickerson and Mary Hatter Dickerson who died when Louise was two years old. She was raised by her grandmother, Wille Mae Hatter Taylor. She was preceded in death by husband, George F. Douglas Sr. and son, Dennis L. Douglas.

She joined Zion Union Baptist Church at an early age where she sang in the Senior Choir for many years and was a member of the West End Silhouettes social club. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School. She retired from the University of Virginia Hospital as a Lab Technician where she worked for over thirty years.

She is survived by her son, George Douglas, Jr. (Corlis); grandson, Spencer Douglas (April); great-grandsons, Reid and Grey Douglas all of Charlottesville, VA, a sister Rachel Thomas of Suitland, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 11:00 a. m. at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA with Reverend Lloyd Cosby officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Tiffany Nicole Powell

RussellTiffany Nicole Powell, 30, of Charlottesville died suddenly on February 15, 2018. She was born on August 3, 1987.

Her memory will be cherished by her two daughters, Sierra Powell and Ananna Powell; her father, Maurice (Angela) Clark; six sibblings, Aaron (Erin) Clark, Jamie (Kevin) Garrett, Megan Colvin, Sophice Clark, Kyleigh Giglio and Caleb Giglio; grandparent, Janette Bland, Annie Clark, Meredith Powell and Patsy Taylor.

A private family memorial service is pending.

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

Cornelia Jones Wood

RussellCornelia Jones Wood, 89, of Crozet, VA passed peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at her home. She was born on February 2, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Pendleton and Mary Payne Jones, her husband, Howard Edward Wood, and a son, Douglas Randolph Wood.

Cornelia was educated by Albemarle County, finishing at Albemarle Training School. She became a faithful member of Piedmont Baptist Church where she served as a deacon and was a member of the Deacons and Deaconess Council of Charlottesville and Vicinity; a member and President of the Missionary Society, member of the Women's Auxiliary, Sunday school, and sang on the Senior Choir for many years.

Cornelia retired from Con Agra Foods (formally known as Morton Frozen Foods) in 1990. She also was a caregiver to quite a few elderly citizens in the community.

Cornelia loved to laugh; eat desserts; fellowship; visit the sick-and-shut in, hosting the annual Wood's Cookouts; singing and listening to old gospel groups; and travelling by bus, train, plane, or boat to far destinations for shopping, theater shows, and sight-seeing. Cornelia loved her family and everyone was a family friend. She will be most remembered by her boisterous laughter, telling you to eat up so she could have the desserts for herself, and playing Bid Whist until the early morning hours.

She leaves to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy three sons, James Wood (Bonnie) of Virginia Beach, VA, John Wood (Mildred) of Kansas City, MO, and Ronald Wood of Crozet, VA; two daughters, Patricia Wood of Crozet, VA, and Virginia Wood Kirby of North Garden, VA. Cornelia is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Brandon Dent, Sonya Long, Towanda Kirby, Tasha Morton, Terrelle Wood, Juana Dent, Rodney Kirby, Tameka Walker, Krystal Wood, Stephanie Kirby, and Brandon Walker; and twenty-five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one step-sister, Joanna Jones of White Hall, VA, and numerous family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Piedmont Baptist Church, with the Reverend A. C. Jones, officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

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

Andrew Lewis Allen

RussellAndrew Lewis Allen, 63 of Charlottesville Virginia, passed away at his home on February 20, 2018. He was surrounded by family and friends. Andrew was born on February 1, 1955, to Laura Belle Stigger Allen Delapp and the late Alonzo Allen.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Delapp Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Lucille and Levi Stigger of Radford, VA.; his four brothers Alonzo Stewart Allen, William Allen Sr., Calvin Allen, and Robert Delapp.

Andrew Allen aka, "Soul Daddy", was a graduate of Abingdon High School and attended Virginia Highlands Community College. As a student of Abingdon High School he managed several sports. Later in life he enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, dancing and being the family mechanic. However; most of his joy came from antagonizing his nieces, nephews, and the other kids in the family.

Andrew is survived by two children, Anthea Carter and Justin Carter, both of Bristol, Virginia; seven grandchildren; one uncle, Robert Stigger of Blacksburg VA; three sisters, Diane Key, Joanne Delapp-Anderson (Gollar), Jessica Delapp Cannon (Joseph) all of Charlottesville; two brothers, William A. Delapp of Bristol and Bobby Wells Allen of Martinsville; and many (great)nieces, (great) nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Sixth Street NW, Charlottesville. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the
Chapel one hour prior to the services.

Special thanks to Evelyn Carter, Blanche Hill, Joseph Smith (Joe Joe), Chris Smith, Linda Morris, and other friends of Andrew.

Your life was a blessing, your memory we'll treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measures. Andrew Allen, God picked a beautiful day to call you home.

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

William Devon Tyler

RussellWilliam Devon Tyler, 68, of Blenheim, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on January 23, 1950, the son of Grace Tyler Morris and the late Charles W. Tyler.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Keith Tyler, Reginald Morris, Jr., Stephen Morris, and Charles Tyler, Jr. who died at 1 year old.

He received his formal education in the Albemarle County Public Schools and was a graduate of Albemarle High School. He was a heavy equipment operator and became a member of Wake Forest Baptist Church at an early age. Considered to a very good athlete, he could be often found playing football, baseball or softball depending on the season. He also had a strong devotion to family and friends.

In addition to his mother he leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Ingrid Barber; a brother, Terry V. Tyler; one granddaughter, Ashlon Barber; nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Church, with the Reverend Sherman Collins, Pastor officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Wake Forest Baptist Church, 3075 Rolling Road, Scottsville, Virginia 24590.

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

Larry Sheffron

RussellLarry Sheffron, 83, went home to be with His Lord, Jesus Christ on Feb. 16, 2018, at RoseWood Village in Charlottesville, VA, under the care of Hospice of the Piedmont.

He was born February 9, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY to Shirley and Jack Sheffron. Married to Karen Southard Sheffron, they lived in Staten Island, NY from 1981 to 2001, retiring to Lake Monticello that same year. He is survived by his wife, Karen; his brother, Allen and wife, Arlene; sons Paul and Eric Sheffron; stepsons Timothy Villegas and wife, Cecilia Riedel; Kevin Villegas and wife, Minoska; three grandsons, and one granddaughter; mother-in-law, Georgia Polhemus; and in-laws, Thomas and Terry Southard, and Joanne Southard Ferster and their families.

Larry attended Erasmus H.S. in Brooklyn and received his B.A. at Hunter College, Bronx, NY. He served in the Army reserves during the Vietnam War. He was an accountant, loved playing softball and building model airplanes. He was a member of Covenant Church in Charlottesville.

The family wishes to thank his caregiver, Francine Hall, the staffs at JABA, RoseWood Village, and Hospice of the Piedmont.

The memorial service will be held at Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road East, Charlottesville, VA at 1pm on Sat., Feb. 24, 2018. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Church, building fund, 1025 Rio Rd. E., Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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

Linda Vynita Woodfolk Felton

RussellLinda Vynita Woodfolk Felton, 57, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, February 12, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Alice Woodfolk. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Virginia Woodfolk.

She received her formal education in the Charlottesville Public Schools. She was a graduate of Charlottesville High School, the class of 1978. She was an active member of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church; an advisor in the Youth Ministry; and a counselor in the Celebrate Recovery Addiction Ministry. Her devotion is especially noteworthy for how she worked with the late Edward Brooks for the Church's Lady Cavaliers Girls Basketball team which taught young girls the fundamentals of basketball and was a pipeline for those interested in playing basketball on the high school level. She enjoyed cooking, writing poetry, crocheting, and being a faithful church member. She never met a stranger; saw the good in everyone, and her love for her grandchildren was undeniable.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Devin Felton and wife, Tamu of High Point, North Carolina; a daughter, Kendra Felton Taylor and husband, Doriques of Charlottesville, Virginia; a sister, Gwendolyn Nightengale and husband, Grafton of Charlotte, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Tavin, Kamal and Jamar Felton, and Carlisse and Langston Taylor; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Woodfolk; a number of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church with Dr. Alvin Edwards, officiating.

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

Charlotte Brown

RussellCharlotte Brown, respectfully known as Mother Brown, Minister Brown and Cousin Ducie, 82, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Hospice of the Piedmont for Acute Hospice. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on April 29, 1935, to the late Tommy Ashby Rhodes and Louise Bell Bowles. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton H. Brown, Sr. and her son Gregory M. Brown, Sr.

Mother Brown accepted Christ as a child and was baptized at Zion Union Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her education in Charlottesville schools and graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School and the School of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was married to the late Clayton H. Brown, Sr. and from this union, five children were born. Mother Brown practiced nursing at the University of Virginia Medical Center in the Premature Nursery and later the Recovery Room. Upon retirement, she worked at the Towers Nursing Home for several years. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, friend and Woman of God. She's known for her ministry of bringing others to know Christ, expressing unconditional love, her soul-filled singing voice and her fun-loving sense of humor.

Those with most cherished memories are two daughters, Delbria Thompson (J. Reginald), and DeTeasa Gathers (Don), two sons, Clayton Brown, Jr. (Perri), and Victor Brown (Anne), daughter-in-law Debra Brown; ten grandchildren, fifteen great- grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; one niece, several God-children and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave., with the Reverend Katherine Jackson officiating. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Laura L. Carter

Laura L. Carter departed this life peacefully at home on Friday, February 2, 2018. She was born May 4, 1919, in Charlottesville, VA to the late Major and Susie Lockett. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty four years. Willis Carter Sr. and a brother, John Lockett.

She joined Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Missionary Society where she served as Chaplin. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Temple #67 Elks and a member of the West End Silhouettes social club. She graduated from Jefferson High School, class of 1937. She worked from home for many years as a seamstress for Levy's of Charlottesville, but her first priority was taking care of her family and home.

She is survived by her sons, Willis Carter Jr., R. Lorenzo Carter, and Curtis Carter; daughter, Corlis Douglas (George) all of Charlottesville, VA. Grandsons, Kevin Carter (Dorothy) of Allison Park, PA, Kendall Carter (Tanja), Keith Carter (Kim) and Spence Douglas (April) all of Charlottesville, VA; great grandsons, Zachary Carter, Justin Carter, Reid Douglas, Grey Douglas and Keith Carter Jr.

A celebration of life will held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, Charlottesville, VA with the Reverend Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Alma V. Wood

Juphenia
Alma V. Wood of Afton, Virginia departed this life on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at her residence. She was born on May 21, 1938, in Nelson County, the daughter of the late Lucy and Frank Howard Alexander, Sr.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Otis E. Durrette and her second husband, John Thomas Wood; two sons, John Thomas Jackson and Norman Jerome Wood; three sisters, Evelyn Sims, Viol Green and Florence Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, six daughters, Jackie Awkard and husband, Herman, Odell Durrette-Vest, Barbara Jean Durrette and Denise Jones and husband, Robert Tyrone all of Waynesboro, Virginia, Roberta Gray and husband, James of Faber, Virginia and Emily Hawkins and husband Lester of Afton, Virginia; two sons, James and Dennis Wood both of Afton, Virginia; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ada Fortune of Charlottesville, Virginia; one brother, Frank Howard Alexander, II and wife, Mary; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Homegoing service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Union Baptist Church, 783 Avon Road, Afton, Virginia with the Reverend Loretta Wyatt officiating and the Reverend Phillip A. Carter delivering the eulogy. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

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

Juphenia Odell Brown White

Juphenia
Juphenia Odell Brown White departed this life on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was born on April 14, 1924, in Ruthville, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents Augustus and Nelsie Brown; and 5 siblings.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her husband of 69 years, James A. White and children, James O. White and Mamie V. White; 3 grandchildren Jodie Landry (Richard) of Katy, Texas, Keisha Johnson (Kenneth) and Omar White (LaDonna) both of Richmond; brother, Augustus A. Brown of Ruthville; 12 great grandchildren, devoted Kadia Taylor, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and devoted caregivers. She will be remembered for her kindness, nurturing nature and loving spirit towards all.

A Homegoing service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 211 Albemarle St., Charlottesville, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

The family would like to express appreciation to all who provided care, love and comfort to our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend.

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

Nelson Montez Breckenridge

Nelson Montez Breckenridge, 36, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. on January 21, 2018. He was born on July 12, 1981, in Charlottesville, Virginia to Pastor Stephanie Henry and Nelson Godfrey, Jr. Montez was preceded in death by grandparents, Mary and Kanuso Breckenridge and Mary and Nelson Godfrey, Sr.

Montez leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Stephanie Henry; Father, Nelson Godfrey Jr.; and Stepfather Davey Henry; his wife, Santana Breckenridge; the loves of his life, his three daughters, Purity Breckenridge and Faith Breckenridge of Jackson, Mississippi and Zeni Carter of Richmond, Virginia; two sisters, Nikki Breckenridge and Makenzie McDaniels of Charlottesville, Virginia; a step-brother, Davey Brown; two foster brothers, Antonio Hawkins and Michael Hardy of Charlottesville, Virginia; a mother-in-law, Gwen Adams; two brothers-in-laws, Joey and Carlos Adams of Mississippi; three nieces, Taya and Kathleen Williams, and Judaya Breckenridge; a nephew, Geremiah Payne; and a very special friend, Chantel Gross who was dear to him till the end of his life; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins and close friends to whom Montez ministered in a way that only Montez could.

A home going service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

James Oliver Harris

William

James Oliver Harris departed this life on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Albemarle Rehabilitation Center of Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born on February 8, 1929, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Thomas "Boo" Harris and Lilly Louise Walker. He was also predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Boston Harris; and his brother, Virgil Thomas Harris of Charlottesville, Virginia.

He worked as a fencing contractor for 20 years, followed by founding, owning and operating Harris Disposal for over 50 years. James also had a passion for farming and gardening.

James is survived by his sister, Mary Burts of Keswick, Virginia; and leaves behind his devoted daughter, Lee Ethel Harris-Butler of Keswick, Virginia; two devoted sons, James Kenneth Harris and wife, Vanessa of Hampton, Virginia and Thomas Harris of North Garden, Virginia; a son-in-law, Patrick Butler of Charlottesville, Virginia; four loving grandchildren, Chrystal Banks of Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Butler and wife, Nicole of Palmyra, Virginia, Reggie Butler and wife, Ebony of Palmyra, Virginia, and Nathan Harris of Norfolk, Virginia; also along with seven great-grandchildren; a devoted sisters-in-law, Mary Harris of Cismont, Virginia; three cousins, Martha James of Keswick, Virginia, Nora Young of Keswick, Virginia, and Alice Douglas of Charlottesville, Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Union Run Baptist Church, 3220 Keswick Road, Keswick, Virginia.

Many thanks to Brandy Pugh and the staff at the Hospice of the Piedmont.

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

Gertrude Locker

William


Gertrude Baker Locker, 74, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 23, 1943, to the late Warren Baker and Gertrude Dennis Baker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George Edward Baker and two sisters, Delores Juanita Baker and Diane Bouldin.

She was trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse. During her nursing career she worked at the University of Virginia Medical Center and Trinity Mission Nursing Home. She was dedicated to her family and active in her grandsons' lives.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Joy L. Locker of North Carolina and Stacey E. Locker of Odenton, Maryland; three grandsons, Bryan C. Marshall, Marcus A. Marshall, and Ethan X. Locker of Odenton,

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the services.

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

Pearl Porter

PearlPorter

Pearl Gross Porter, 86, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, January 21, 2018, bound for her new home in "Glory" with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was the seventh child born unto the late John Gross and Carrie Gross on January 3, 1932.

Pearl was a proud graduate of Jefferson High School, class of 1951. While at Jefferson, she met the love of her life, Ronald L. Porter, Sr. Subsequent to their graduation, she and Ronald entered into holy matrimony on September 3, 1952. Upon Ronald's enlistment into the United States Army, they were afforded the privilege of traveling the countryside while satisfying their duty station assignments. Once their military obligation was fulfilled, they returned to their roots, Charlottesville, VA to start their family.

Ever cognizant of the importance of humanity, Pearl unselfishly gave of her time, talents and treasure to help her fellowman until her health would no longer allow her to do so, a virtue that was instilled in her from childhood. This was readily demonstrated through her love and commitment for her church Zion Union Baptist Church. She was a member of the Monticello Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star of VA PHA. She also was a member of Blue Ridge Temple #67 Elks IBPOEW serving as Daughter Ruler, Vice Daughter Ruler, Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Deputy of Lynchburg, Virginia. Aside from the aforementioned, she was a member of the West End Silhouettes and the Joliette Social Club. Often declared the" Mayor of Charlton Avenue" by her neighbors, many sought her candid, but insightful advice. It was not uncommon for her to demonstrate true southern hospitality, always exercising an open door policy to all. Additionally, when others suffered hardships or challenging periods in life, she was there at their beckoning call to render any assistance possible and an encouraging word. It can profoundly be proclaimed that she truly had an enormous heart.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 48 years, Ronald L. Porter, Sr.; and siblings.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Rhonda P. Wood (Clifton A. Wood, Jr.) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; her son, Ronald L. Porter, Jr. of Charlottesville, Virginia (Theresa Porter of Buckingham Co.); five grandchildren, Derrick Stephenson, Kia Scott, Kiandra Scott, Amiah Porter and Jailyn Porter ; and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Zion Union Baptist Church 1015 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, with the Reverend Doyle J. Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 26, 2018, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home from 6 until 7 p.m.

The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the McGuire family for their thoughtfulness and sincere dedication throughout the years; and to Dr. Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD University Physicians at JABA and her staff; Hospice of the Piedmont and Cedars Health Care Center for providing excellent professional care, rendering tremendous support and displaying comforting compassion.

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