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Harry Windell Rose

Harry Windell Rose

February 20, 1955 - May 12, 2024

Harry Windell Rose, 69, a proud veteran of the United States Navy, entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at UVA Hospital. He was born February 20, 1955, to Marie Jackson Rose Davenport and the late Russell Emmett Rose.

Windell accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. Hebron Baptist Church. He was born and raised in Nelson County, Virginia, where he also attended school. At the age of 17, Windell enlisted in the United States Navy. He valued this service highly and was honorably discharged on December 27, 1976. After serving his country, Windell worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 35 years.

Windell is preceded in death by his father Russell, his brothers Russell Jr., and William "Doc" Rose and his sister Carol Rose Johnson.

Windell is survived by his loving mother Marie, his son Russell Rose (Stephanie), his daughters Tamica Reed, and India Jasper, his brothers Joe, Sam (Elaine), and David Rose (Loraine), two sisters, Arlene Rose and Gladys Rogers, his six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends. Windell is also survived by his loving partner, the love of his life, Rebecca "Becky" Tinsley, her children, grandchildren and loving family with whom he shared many wonderful memories.

Windell was a family man, he was a protector and a provider. He enjoyed fishing, traveling the back roads of Nelson County, spending time with friends and family and dancing with the love of his life, Becky.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the J. F. Bell Funeral Home chapel located at 108 6th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

A service honoring the life of Harry Windell Rose will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at St Johns Baptist Church located at 9939 Norwood Rd. Wingina, Va 24599; interment to follow at the Rose family cemetery.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Beatrice Bernice Lewis Hawkins

Beatrice Bernice Lewis Hawkins

Beatrice Bernice Lewis Hawkins, 84, was born on June 13, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Robert and Cathleen Lewis. She was the beloved wife of Clarence Hawkins.

A brother, Robert Lewis Jr. and a sister, Emily Lewis preceded her in death.

She was employed as a Sterile Technician at the University of Virginia Medical Center until her retirement. She was devoted member of Union Ridge Baptist Church and served as a Deaconess. She was a joy to be around and loved by her family and friends; and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory seven sons, Clarence Hawkins, Eugene Hawkins, Larry Hawkins, Lester Hawkins, Robert Hawkins, Kimron Hawkins, and Jimmy Hawkins; two daughters, Letina Hawkins, and Kathy Childress; one brothers, Albert Lewis of Washington, DC; two sisters, Lona Williams of Washington, DC and Diane Lewis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 12:00 pm at Union Ridge Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com).

Alexander Howard Burruss Sr.

Alexander Howard Burruss Sr.

February 19, 1954 - April 28, 2024

Alexander Howard Burruss Sr, a devoted husband, loving father, and faithful servant of God, peacefully passed away on April 28, 2024, at the Laurels of Charlottesville. Born on February 19, 1954, in Charlottesville, VA, Alexander was the cherished son of the late Deacon Robert Lewis Burruss Sr. and the late Deaconess Susie Christine Howard Burruss. He was raised in Shadwell, VA, where he formed enduring bonds and cherished memories that would shape his life.

Alexander joined Union Run Baptist Church in Shadwell, Virginia, at an early age. Throughout his life, he remained a steadfast and devoted member, serving in various leadership roles, including Chairman of the Trustee Board. His dedication extended to his involvement in the Senior Choir and Male Chorus, where his voice lifted the spirits of all who heard him. Alexander's love for the Lord was evident in every aspect of his life, guiding his actions and illuminating his path.

Alexander was a graduate of Albemarle County Schools, Class of 1972, where he demonstrated his commitment to excellence from a young age. Following his graduation, Alexander answered the call to serve his country by enlisting in the Army. With honor and dedication, he served his nation before being honorably discharged.

On August 6, 1977, Alexander united in holy matrimony with the love of his life, Ernestine Wells. Together, they shared a bond forged in love and strengthened by faith. Their union was blessed with two children, Shanika and Alexander II, who brought immeasurable joy and pride into his life.

In addition to his wife and children, Alexander leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will be forever cherished by his family and friends. He is survived by his Uncles Lloyd Burruss Sr. (Mary) and Lloyd Howard Sr., and his Aunt Mattie Howard. He is also survived by his sisters Jackie Jamison (Lacy), and Joyce Mills (Curtis), his brothers Kelvin, Andrew, and Robert (Donna). Alexander will be fondly remembered by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, all of whom were touched by his kindness and generosity.

Alexander was known for his strong work ethic and unwavering dedication to providing for his family. Over the years, he held various positions, including roles with the Department of Corrections and the Charlottesville City Bus Transit. Additionally, Alexander served as the President of the Silver Lining Bus Tours, where his leadership and vision left an indelible mark on the organization.

A celebration of Alexander's life will be held at Union Run Baptist Church on Sunday, May 5 at 2pm, where family and friends will gather to honor his memory and pay tribute to the profound impact he had on their lives. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Blessings Flow in Charlottesville, VA, in Alexander's memory.

He will lie in repose from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, VA.
Though Alexander Howard Burruss Sr. may no longer be with us in body, his spirit will continue to guide and inspire all who were fortunate enough to have known him. His legacy of love, faith, and service will live on in the hearts of those whose lives he touched, forevermore.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

James E. Blakey

James E. Blakey

November 26, 1949 - April 25, 2024

James E. Blakey infectiously known as "Petie" by many, passed away on April 25, 2024. He was born in Albemarle County on November 26, 1949, to the late Lucy Blakey Howard.

He is preceded in death by his wife Deloris Sandridge and a devoted stepfather Robert Howard.

He leaves to cherish in memory one son, Avonte' Tutt of Lurray, VA; six sisters, Jennifer Blakey, Paula Howard-Crawford, Karen, Shawn, and Jada Howard of Charlottesville, VA, and Nora Bates of Dover, Delaware; five nephews, Christopher Blakey (Lucretia) of Covington, GA, Lance Blakey (Shelley) of Crozet, VA, Kavin Bates (Jessica) of Palmyra, VA, Eric and Jayden Washington of Charlottesville, VA; two nieces, Angelica Howard of Charlottesville, VA, and Noriece Bates of Dover, Delaware; five great nephews; one great niece; and a host of family and friends.

Petie who was the only brother, cherished his sisters. Petie was always willing to help others and kept a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed and loved by many.

The Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook (jfbellfuneralservices.com).

Delanta Rondell Toney

Alpha: July 11, 1971 - Omega: April 14, 2024

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Delanta Rondell Toney was born July 11, 1971, to his loving parents the late Jerry & Gladys Toney in Washington, DC. He was raised with love from both his immediate family and his extended family and spent many summers and holidays "down south" with his beloved grandfather, grandmother, uncles, aunties, and cousins who were more like siblings. He was born and reared in a Christian home and knew God as Lord and savior.

Delanta was educated in the public schools of Washington, DC. He was well known in the city of D.C. and surrounding areas. He was well liked and known for his outgoing personality. He was known for always having an answer, whether he really had an answer or not! He loved people and people loved him. After many years in D.C. Delanta relocated to the Charlottesville, VA area where he made his mark on the community and area.

Delanta was many things to many people. Delanta was an only child and to his parents he was the "center of their world." To his sons he was their "protector". To his cousins back home in SC he was known as "Country", a name that followed him from SC to DC. To his beloved in-laws he was called "Mr. D". To his granddaughter Laila who he was raising in the home, he was simply her "Papa". His life touched the lives of many while here on earth and his mark will forever be embedded in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Preceding him in death are his parents: Jerry Toney and Gladys Ozetta Gainey Toney.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving sons, Delano Toney and Antonio Christmas; the love of his life, Nykeia Washington; his children-in-love, Isaiah Washington, Jaikeira Washington and Nakeira Washington; His grandchildren, Laila Toney, Nivek Christmas and Kassidy Christmas; His loving sister & niece; Lakesha Toney & Asia Alexander; His mother-in-love, Maria Howard; His aunts: Joan Bull, Ruby (Charlie) Bishop, Barbara McDaniel, Cynthia (Maxilee) Brown, Elder Shirley (Roosevelt) Williames, Debra Graham, Winnie Richardson, Mary Toney and Charlotte Toney; His uncles: Clarence Toney & Jerome Toney; His God-parents: Pastors Lonnie & Gail Johnson; God-brother, Micah Johnson; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Passion Community Church, 2723 James Madison Hwy, Bremo Bluff, VA, with Bishop Clyde D. Brown, Officiating. Interment will follow at the Toney Family Cemetery, Buckingham, VA.

She will lie in repose from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed via the guestbook.

Ivar Dowell Sr.

Ivar Dowell Sr.

Ivar Dowell Sr. departed this life peacefully in his home on April 20, 2024. He was born on May 16, 1955, in Charlottesville, Va.



He was preceded in death by his parents, Hunter Dowell and Catherine Cowan; sister, Marva Peoples special aunt, Marian Dowell and other beloved family members. Ivar leaves to cherish his memory a devoted family including his wife of 49 years, Helen Dowell; Two children: Ivar Dowell Jr. (Candy) and Rhondell Dowell (Valerie).Seven grandchildren: Isaiah Dowell, India Dowell, Camden Jenkins, Hunter Dowell, Gavin Dowell, Ava Dowell, and Willow Dowell; Mother-in-law Gladys Dowell; Brother, William Dowell (Paulette); Sister, Dottie Martin (Craig); Step brother, Jeffrey Godfrey.



Ivar Sr. dedicated nearly four decades of his life to Albemarle School Transportation, serving with dedication and diligence from 1980 to 2018. A devoted Dallas Cowboys fan, he found joy in cheering on his team through every game. Watching sports with his loving wife brought him immense happiness. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart, and he cherished every moment spent with them.

Passionate about fishing and racing, he found solace and excitement in these pursuits. A quiet man with a remarkable sense of humor, he touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him, leaving behind cherished memories that will be treasured forever.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, at First Baptist Church Covesville, Henderson Lane. He will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 12-6 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook.

Virginia Lee Crawford-Brock

Virginia Lee Crawford-Brock

January 25, 1933 - April 6, 2024

Virginia Lee Crawford-Brock went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2024 at the Laurel's of Charlottesville Va. She was surrounded by her grandchildren. Virginia was born January 25, 1933. The daughter of late Maggie Hamilton and George Dumes. Her children Maggie Crawford, Clovia Crawford, Helen Bryant, Lavonne James, Roger Crawford and Clarence Crawford. Two grandchildren Shawn James and Angela Strother. A long time family friend Everette Smith Sr. Virginia leaves to cherish in her memory her 21 grandchildren, 49 plus great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren and like a son Donnie Cole. Virginia graduated from Booker T. Washington of Staunton Va. She retired from Boar's Head Inn Resort. She enjoyed and loved her children and family. She enjoyed music, her joy rides on the Charlottesville transit, dancing and looking out her window people watching with a cold taste. Special thanks to Angela Chambers and Carolyn Banks of the Laurels Nursing home and staff and Hospice of Laurel's and J.F. Bells Funeral Home. The family would like to thank everyone that celebrated the life of Virginia L. Crawford-Brock.
A memoral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Sylvia Vanessa Thurston

Sylvia Vanessa Thurston

February 15, 1955 - April 11, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sylvia Vanessa Thurston, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend.
Sylvia peacefully departed on April 11, 2024, at the University of
Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA. Born February 15, 1955, in Louisa, VA, she was the daughter of the late Fred D. Morton and Dorothy L. Henson.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Gerald Thurston; one grandson, Rahmean Rose Thurston; one sister, Delores Henson; and a devoted cousin, Darleen Henson.

She is survived by three sons, Orlando, Ramsey, and Jermaine Thurston (Nicole) of Charlottesville; one granddaughter, Jurney Michelle Thurston of Charlottesville; special niece, Danielle Folley (Cidric) of Charlottesville; three sisters, Claudia Payne (Marshal), of Charlottesville; Eunice Lewis (family) and Delores Thomas (family); two brothers, Jerry Henson and Willie Henson of Charlottesville; two nieces, Salethia Payne and Tracy Henson of Charlottesville; and two nephews, Devin Turner (Whitney) and David Henson (Paulette) of Charlottesville;
devoted friend and sister-in-law, Karen Thurston of Charlottesville; and a slew of family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Sylvia Thurston was a kind and generous soul, always putting others' needs before her own. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Her love and compassion extended to all those who knew her, and she will be remembered for her infectious smile and warm personality.

Sylvia Thurston lived a fulfilling life and was a woman of many
talents. She had a passion for cooking and baking, and her homemade dishes were always the highlight of family gatherings. She also had a green thumb and loved tending to her plants, which were always in full bloom. She enjoyed reading books and solving crossword puzzles in her
free time.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20,
2024, at Risen Son Baptist Church, 6829 Fredrick Hall Rd. Mineral, VA 23117. Interment will follow in the family cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday before the service.

Flowers may be sent to J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. at 108 6th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

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

Arthur A.

Arthur A. "Ashley" Brown

June 13, 1951 - April 10, 2024

Arthur A. "Ashley" Brown entered into an eternal peaceful rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Monroe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Ashley was born on June 13, 1951, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was the youngest son of Bernard C. Brown, Sr. and Anne Jackson Brown.


He graduated from Lane High School in Charlottesville and worked many years at J. F. Bell Funeral Home after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Ashley was a joy to be around and his

cheerfulness, kindness, and his infectious laugh will be remembered.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bernard C. "Skinny" Brown, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory, one aunt, Sarah Jackson Baker of Charlottesville; a devoted friend, Lathia "Lakey" Flannagan, and many cousins and a host of friends.


The family would like to extend special thanks to his primary physician, Dr. Jonathan Evans, Luv Berkeley, Director of Nursing, Stacy Harris, and the entire care team at Monroe Health and Rehabilitation Center for the loving care that Arthur, affectionately known by them as "Downtown Arthur Brown", received during his extended residency at the care facility.


His service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024, in the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Halliard Brown, officiating. Interment to follow at Lincoln Cemetery, Hydraulic Road.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

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

Kevin D. Taylor, II

Kevin D. Taylor, II

January 1, 1995 - April 10, 2024

Kevin D. Taylor, II, affectionately known as Tú, of Charlottesville, VA passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.


Tú was born on January 1, 1995, and graduated from Albemarle County High School, Class of 2013. He received his HVAC certification in 2018. As a youth, he was extremely active in basketball, football, and soccer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing video games, reading books, taking photos, listening to and creating music, and singing his heart out to anyone willing to listen.



Tú was passionate about looking good and stayed current on fashion trends to ensure he was the best dressed for any occasion. Through his work at Planet Fitness, he had a newfound love for personal training and was working on being the best version of himself through Home to Hope and the Fountain Foundation.



He was preceded in death by his grandmothers; Mae Sue Howard and June L. Bransom and his uncles; Russell O. Taylor and Gary Bransom.



Tú is survived by his loving parents; Lucille B. Taylor and Kevin D. Taylor, his Great-Great aunt Dorothy (Curtis) Waller, aunts: Saundra Wells (Wallace) of Scottsville, VA; Susan Taylor of Charlottesville, VA; Brenda Woodson (Tracy) of Wilmington, DE; Natalie Howard of Charlottesville, VA; Kim Washington (Lester) of Zion Crossroads, VA; Miranda Bransom (Gerome Mott) of Ruckersville, VA; Nicole Samuels (Carl) of Greensboro, NC; his devoted friend, Infinity Waller of Charlottesville, VA; and many other relatives and friends.



Services will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, at J.F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th St NW, Charlottesville, VA. 22903. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m., and a Celebration of Life will follow at 12 p.m.



Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Malcom Eugene Henderson

Malcom Eugene Henderson

August 23, 1957 - April 3, 2024

Malcom Eugene Henderson departed this life on Wednesday morning, April 3, 2024, at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born on August 23, 1957, the son of the late Malcolm Burton and the late Lucille Henderson. He was proceeded in death by his aunt Mary Henry Mosby.



He was educated in the Albemarle County School System and he served in the U. S. Army Reserve for six years. He was employed by the Reaves Home for Adults in North Garden, VA for many years until his time of illness. Malcolm touched many lives with his genuine and caring personality. He will be greatly missed by many.



He was a life-long member of the Zion Baptist Church, North Garden, Virginia. During his young adult years he was a member of the Young Adult Choir, as an adult he song on the Men's Choir and the Adult Choir.



He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister Rita Henderson, three brothers Calvin Henderson, Myron Burton, Stevie Burton. His stepmother Catherine Burton, two nephews, one niece, three great nieces, and a host of beloved cousins, relatives and friends.



He resided at the Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville VA where he was well cared for and loved by staff and residents.



A Graveside burial will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 3218 Rabbit Valley Road, North Garden VA. A Memorial Service and repass immediately following at the North Garden Volunteer Fire Company. 4907 Plank Road, North Garden VA.

Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Sharon Nadine Dickerson

Sharon Nadine Dickerson's life embodied a deep personal story. Born in Martinsville, Virginia, and adopted in Manhattan, New York, Sharon's childhood began in Spanish Harlem, where her early years were shaped by a rich and vibrant culture. Ballet, tap dance, and jazz were all signature pastimes of Sharon's when she was a little girl. As a teenager, she loved going to the drive-in, disco roller skating, and ice skating.

Sharon's parents, Freddie and Robbie Fagan, moved the family to Westbury, Long Island, New York, where she had her first son, George Fagan, in 1968. As a young single mother, Sharon learned to value the gravity of responsibility while not losing sight of the human spirit's need for joy and laughter. She was known for making people laugh. She was also a beauty queen, adorning herself in the latest designer outfits, even gaining the title "La Fashionista"!

Sharon's family extended well beyond the Northeast, with roots as far south as Florida, where she spent summers in Key West with her grandmother, Marvel, and great-aunt, Lena. Her stories of Florida revealed a special joy she found there, but she remained a New Yorker at heart. Graduating from Westbury High School in 1972, Sharon continued her college education at Interboro Institute, where she studied Court Reporting. The love of a genuine family captured Sharon's heart, and at age 21, she married and had her second son, Shaun Linning, in 1977. She then moved with her two sons to Baltimore, Maryland.

Following a career opportunity with Northrop Grumman's administrative staff, Sharon returned to New York, where she met and married Ira Dickerson in 1987 and gave birth to their daughter, Iris Park. This marked the beginning of a 36-year-long union upon which Sharon built a household and offered the best of herself as a wife and mother, giving birth to a third son, Chance Dickerson, in 1989 after moving to Manassas, VA, and a fourth son, Hunter Dickerson, in 1992 in Albemarle County, Virginia, where the family settled long-term.

Cultivating a modest legacy in the Charlottesville and Albemarle, Sharon was very active in her community. She served as a Substitute Teacher at Stone-Robinson Elementary School, was a member of the PTO, and a familiar face on multiple planning committees. Following her passion for administrative duties, Sharon worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Cardiology Department in the UVA Health System, where she retired in 2020. Her later years were devoted to spending time with her grandchildren, attending their sports events and dance recitals. Her unwavering love and advocacy for her children undoubtedly signify Sharon's character.

Sharon was preceded in death by her Father Freddie Fagan and Mother George Robbie Fagan, her mother and father in law Lorenza Horace Dickerson and Ann Dickerson and her brother and sister in law Lorenza Warren Dickerson and Marcella "Pat" Dickerson. Sharon leaves to cherish her mother from Martinsville VA, Ora Hightower. Husband of 36 years, Ira Dickerson, and five children, George Fagan (Christine), and her granddaughter Allie Fagan and great grandson Avery Fagan Correa, her grandson Niko Fagan (Madeline); Shaun Linning; Iris Dickerson Park (Joseph), and her grandson Liam Park and granddaughter Nora Ann Park; Chance Dickerson (Suphatsara), and her granddaughters Ava Dickerson and Emma Dickerson; Hunter Dickerson; five sisters, Sylvia Williams, Cynthia Fagan, Lois Fountain, Margaret Moore, Janet Deshazo; two brothers brothers, Bryan Hightower and Charlie Hightower; sister in law Linda Dickerson; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday April 6, 2024 in the Chapel of the J. F. Bell Funeral Home

Amos Calvin Wells

Amos Calvin Wells

Amos Calvin Wells Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 30th, 2024 at the University of Virginia Hospital Amos was surrounded by his family. Amos was born February 11th 1956 the son of the late Thomas J. Wells and Julia J. Wells a sister Ruth Monroe White, a Brother Robert L. Wells, and two sisters' in-laws, Celestine Walker Wells and Gloria Wells Preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son Travis L. Brown and wife Frances of Charlottesville Va. Two granddaughters Camiyah Brown and Taniyah Brown both of Charlottesville Va. One grandson Kingston Minor of Charlottesville Va. Four brothers Thomas J. Wells of Alanta Georgia, Franklin Wells of Charlottesville Va., Clarence Wells of Alexandria Va., Carl Wells and wife Crystal, One brother in-law Elwood White of Scottsville Va. Two sisters Evon Grant and husband Melvin, Shirlye Brown. He also leaves to cherish his memory his nieces and nephews, Thomas Herndon, Maurice Wells, Alfreda Carter (Melvin) Victor Wells (Monica), Amy Czumack (Mike), Christorpher Wells, RoSonya Barbour, Dana Monroe, Julia Wells, Tiffany Coles (Devin), Tyler wells, and Marcus Grant and a host of Great nieces and nephews and one Great Great nephew. And a devoted friend Dianah Farrar
Amos received his education through the Charlottesville city schools. He graduated from Lane High School. After Graduating from High School Amos went into the Marine Corp. Amos came home worked for the Omni Hotel for several years and he also worked for little Johns Deli. Also working along side with his father on numerous projects. Amos continued to work with several contractors doing several different things whether it was putting in an air condition or doing plumbing work no job was too small for him. He continued to work until the day before he went into the hospital.
Amos loved his family and nothing meant more to him than spending time with them. One of his favorite things to do was going to his granddaughter's basketball games he was always front and center. You might even catch him lining up with his granddaughter team and shaking hands with the opponents. There was never a dull moment with him. Amos favorite football team was the Pittsburgher Steelers sometimes you would find him getting in a football stance and trying to tackle one of his nephews until he realizes they are too strong for him and they would just knock him over and he would just laugh and say nephew in his own unique way. Amos was truly one in a million and will be dearly missed.

Memorial service
Saturday, April, 13th 2024
1 Pm
Eden Ministries
2900 Merrie Meadows Ln,
Keswick, VA 22947

Eden Ministries
2900 Merrie Meadows Ln,
Keswick, VA 22947

Kenneth Franklin Page

Kenneth Franklin Page

Kenneth Franklin Page went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 29, 2024, at his residence. He was born on January 3, 1929, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Letterman and Lillian Edwards Page.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, P.T. and Matilda Edwards, parents, and sister Philippa Page Canty.

Kenneth attended Jefferson Elementary School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1945. After high school, he attended North Carolina A & T State College, now North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Due to his grandfather, P.T. Edwards, being ill, returned home to help run the family business. Later he was drafted into the military and served two years with the Army. After his military service, he returned to Charlottesville and worked for Thomas Jefferson Inn, Ramada Inn, 20 years with Universal Life Insurance Company, and Nowell's Catering. He was a faithful lifetime member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Board, the Deacon Board, the Hospitality Committee, the Food Bank, the Usher Board, Men's Fellowship and served as Church custodian. He also attended weekly Bible Study and Sunday School until his illness in 2020. He enjoyed doing everything he could for his church. His love of people, family, and especially GOD was an inspiration to many and he will truly be missed. He worked with the Deacon Deaconess's Council and Youth Department as Youth Advisor, Vice President, and President.

Deacon Page leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Sarah Carter Page of 55 years; two daughters, Kim Page Thompson (Sherman) of Troy, VA and Stephanie Page of Charlottesville; two grandchildren, Lakia R. Thompson and Malachi Muse; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 113 6th St., NW, Charlottesville, VA. He will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Live Stream YouTube - Ebenezer Baptist Church The Stone of Help


Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.
A viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Ruby Mae Estes Wells

Ruby Mae Estes Wells

June 8, 1941-March 29, 2024

Ruby Mae Estes Wells entered peacefully into eternal rest on March 29, 2024, in her home in Faber, Virginia with her beloved husband, George, faithfully at her bedside. Now resting in the arms of Jesus, Ruby has claimed victory over Alzheimer's disease and has received the gift and blessing of eternal life.

Her earthly life began on June 8, 1941, when she was born in Albemarle County, Virginia to the late John and Isabel Estes. She was the fourth child and only girl of five children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three of her brothers: John Estes, Merles Estes, and James Estes. She also was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Terence Quarles, Sr.

The Estes family were members of Union Ridge Baptist Church. It is there where Ruby received her faith formation and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

She was educated in the Albemarle County Public School system, graduating from the historic Jackson P. Burley High School in 1961 when it was a segregated school for African American students in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville. In her schooling, she exhibited an innate and unique ability to express herself through the literary form, where she penned a poem for her high school's graduating class titled "Farewell, My School Beloved." She also excelled in French and was an overall gifted student.

Following high school, Ruby began working at Murray Manufacturing for several years before marrying the love of her life, Deacon George Wells, in 1965. As newlyweds, they lived in Charlottesville for two years, renting a basement apartment from Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Williams on Ridge Street. During their time there, they were blessed with the birth of their first daughter, Teresa. They soon built and moved to their forever-home in Faber, which was followed by another blessing, the birth of their second daughter, Tamera.

Ruby was a homemaker throughout Teresa and Tamera's childhood, where she was a loving mother who doted on her daughters and who, with her husband, provided a home filled with love for each other and a love for God. She was a devoted wife with a special way of saying "George" that signified her deep and abiding love for the man God ordained to be her husband through sickness and in health.

Ruby not only nurtured her family, but she also cultivated the land on which they lived to provide bountifully for her household. An avid gardener, she grew vegetables annually until her health began to decline. She also planted flowers and shrubbery to help beautify the home. She did these things with a special touch, just as she did with other hobbies that included knitting, crocheting, and scrapbooking.

When Ruby resumed working outside the home, she held various positions. Her background included working on the staffs of General Electric, Morrison's Cafeteria, and the Colonnades Assisted-Living Facility in Charlottesville. While at the Colonnades, she periodically wrote poems about some of her experiences there supporting the needs of residents with dementia, where she was sympathetic to those suffering from a disease that years later would affect her. One particularly poignant poem was "My Lobby Friend," which describes a woman who goes on to live forever in a mansion.

In each capacity Ruby worked-through her retirement from the Colonnades in 2004-she served with dignity, humility, and gratefulness no matter the position. She was a good and faithful servant in every aspect of her life. She also faithfully adorned her crown with stylish hats, regardless of the occasion, no doubt trusting that because of her faith she would one day wear a crown over in glory.

Drawing on the faith formation from her childhood, Ruby would go on to serve alongside her husband as a Deaconess at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Faber. Before her illness, she also served as Cedar Grove's Sunday School teacher. There was a time where she could immediately cite and/or recite any Bible verse as well as offer an inspirational word about the meaning of Biblical texts. She frequently was invited to be the keynote speaker on church and other programs to deliver custom-written words of praise about the Lord.

She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of nearly 59 years, George H. Wells; daughters, Teresa Quarles and Tamera Wells-Lee (Kenneth); four grandchildren (Chante, Terence, Jr., and Loretta Quarles and Madolyn Lee); one great-grandson, DeWayne Quarles; one brother, Phillip Estes, Sr. (Doris); two brothers-in-law, Rev. B.G. Wells (Vanessa) and Donald Wells (Anne); two special nieces, Heather Estes-Henderson (Edward) and Tawanda Bowles (Melvin); and a host of other nieces, nephews, and relatives. She also will be missed by caregivers from the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA), the Hospice of the Piedmont, and others who cared for her with love and compassion.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 61 North Stage Lane, Faber, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, Va.

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

Clara E. Henson Eubanks

" The lord giveth and the lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the lord. "

On Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, the Lord peacefully called home his beloved daughter Clara "PeeWee" Henson Eubanks, from labor to reward. Born September 8th, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Broadust and Barbara Henson of Louisa and wife to Alexander Eubanks of Charlottesville. Clara was predeceased by many loved ones. Maternal grandparents Edward and Mary grooms, paternal grandparents Fred and Lucy Henson. A beloved mother and father-in-law Johnnie and Curtis Eubanks, as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws.



"PeeWee" as she was affectionately known, was educated in the Louisa county public schools. Baptized at a very young age Foster Creek Baptist church, it was here that her love for God would be nurtured. She loved the Lord and made no apologies for it. Clara could often be found serving in many capacities throughout the church often while wearing any of her fashionable hats which she loved. Later after moving to Charlottesville, she would become a watchcare member of Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. R. A. Johnson. She would later be ordained Deacon Emeritus and served faithfully until her health began to decline. Although best known for her high praise and enthusiasm in worship, Clara was also an anointed singer, proud homemaker and an outstanding cook.



Left to cherish precious memories, a loving husband of 53 years, Alexander Eubanks. From this Union were born two daughters whom she adored, Atanya (Harold) and Deronda Eubanks both of Charlottesville. A brother, Broadus Henson and a loving and devoted sister Linda (Glenn, deceased) Carey of Charlottesville. Her beloved grandchildren: Antonio, Tyshera, Daphne, Jasean, Juelz, Jakoree, Cam'ron and Jayceon all of Charlottesville. Aunts Alberta Coffey, Virginia (Mack) Ragland and Mattie Lee of Louisa. Uncles, Alfred (Marian) of Troy and Earl (Merry) Grooms of Louisa. A brother-in-law Edward (Barbara) Eubanks of Stony point. Also left to cherish her memory, a devoted goddaughter Pastor Tanya Richardson of Louisa. As well, godchildren: Wanda Turner, Francine Anderson, Tracy Jackson, Lamont Minor and Sheriece Minor - Boling.



Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at Foster Creek Baptist Church, Louisa. 4028 E. Jack Jouett Rd. Louisa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment immediately following at the 626 Henson family cemetery, Henson Rd

She will lie and repose Tuesday, April 2nd at JF Bell Funeral Home Chapel from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

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

Alvin Michie

July 29, 1938 - March 13, 2024

In Loving Memory of Alvin Michie, a Beloved Son, Brother, and Friend.

Alvin passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024, at Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation in Richmond, Virginia leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories. He was a man whose heart overflowed with warmth and compassion, touching the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Alvin Michie, II, born on July 29, 1938, in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a native son of Charlottesville, he was nurtured and educated in Charlottesville City Schools. Alvin grew up surrounded by the love of his family. He loved spending countless joyful times in their company. These moments formed the foundation of his deep appreciation for family and the joy of togetherness.

An integral part of Alvin's life was his passion for good food and the joy of spending cherished moments with his family. He found pleasure in savoring delicious meals and enjoying family gatherings around the dinner table. Alvin found comfort and joy in nature's embrace through his love for long walks. His appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors was matched by his passion for Motown music, which brought rhythm and melody to his life's journey.

Alvin Michie was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. Michie, Sr., and Gertrude Austin Michie, stepmother, Mabel Michie, his sister, Virginia Michie Jones, brothers Charles and Robert J. Michie, II and two dear friends Mercedez and Whitney. He leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories. Alvin's legacy continues to flourish through the generations, a wide circle of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Though Alvin may no longer walk among us, his spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who loved him and those who were blessed to know him. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. His memory will be kept alive through the countless lives he touched and the love he shared so freely.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., at New Pentecostal True Holiness Church, 1117 Altavista Avenue, Charlottesville, VA.

Arrangements are provided by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Jaden Camaya Waddy

Jaden Camaya Waddy

Jaden Camaya Waddy, age 14, of Charlottesville, transitioned peacefully on March 19, 2024, surrounded by family.


She was born on June 11, 2009, to loving parents Jamol C Waddy and Letisia Allen-Waddy bringing joy and light to everyone who knew her.


Jaden was an overachieving 9th-grade freshman at Albemarle High School who competitively played youth softball and basketball. She also managed the AHS JV Boys' Basketball team with passion and dedication. In addition, Jaden was a Trailblazer with the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, where she eagerly learned to be a tour guide for exhibits, which broadened her curiosity about black history evoking confidence when promoting Black Excellence. She excelled in every task set before her.


Jaden was outgoing and enjoyed singing, various genres of music, dancing, and creating TikTok videos. She also enjoyed attending high school and professional sporting events alongside her father, attending live performances with her mother, critiquing local eateries with her brother and sister, cooking with her cousins and siblings, and exploring local art exhibits. She loved to people-watch, loved fashion and was a collective sneakerhead. Most importantly, she never shied away from embracing the company of her parents and family.


Jaden was very adventurous and frequently traveled and explored new cities with her family. She was able to select a new city yearly and took full advantage. She was inspired to learn more about different cultures. Jaden also loved the beach and was an avid swimmer.


Jaden leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and kindness that will live on in the hearts of those who love her. While her time on this earth was far too short, the impact she made will never be forgotten.


She is survived by her siblings Micah S. Jones and Robert M. Jones IV; her paternal grandparents Randolph and Cynthia Waddy; her maternal grandparents Steven and Barbara Allen; her great-grandparent Mary Clark; her aunts Shari Waddy, Natasha Gray (Chris), Erica Allen (forever her special aunt), and Jasmine Taylor; her uncles Randolph Jackson Sr. (Evelyn) and Brian Waddy; her first cousins Jasmin Jackson, Randolph Jackson Jr., Jendaiya Allen, Corey Waller, Carmen Waller, Morgan Gray, Jeremiah Shelton, Christian Gray, Isabella Waddy, and Azai Scott; and a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will cherish her memory forever.


A celebration of life will be held at noon on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Evergreen Ministries in Charlottesville, with Dr. Stanley E. Woodfolk officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral. A viewing will occur on Thursday, March 28, 2024, from 12 to 6 p.m. at J.F. Bell Funeral Home in Charlottesville. J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Though she may be gone from our sight, Jaden will forever remain in our hearts, and her spirit will continue to inspire us all.

Isaiah Louis Tinsley

Isaiah Louis Tinsley

Deacon Isaiah Louis Tinsley of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Tuesday Morning, March 19, 2024, at the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born on December 24, 1933, the son of the late Mr. David Tinsley and Mrs. Bettie Moore Tinsley.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Nathaniel, Webster, James, Clarence, Daniel, Sidney, and Alfonso; his sisters, Jane Tinsley Bell Jordan and Mary Tinsley Durrette.

He was conscripted into the United States Army on the 15th of November 1956, and honorably discharged on the 14th of November 1958.

He was a life-long member of the Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Virginia. He served there for many years in various capacities; church clerk for 17 years, and active member of the Board of Deacons and served as Chairman for many years; a member of the Men's Choir; a member and Advisor to the Ushers' Ministry; and attended Bible Study regularly.

His life's work beyond Zion Union included the Deacon's, Deaconess' Council and Youth Department of Charlottesville and Vicinity. He served as President for 4 years and served faithfully in a multitude of varied positions.

He was a member of the Virginia State Baptist Deacons Convention, Women's Auxiliary and Youth Department and served as Head Registrar for 17 years, He received a plethora of honors and awards for his dedication and service.

He was a member of the National Baptist Deacons Convention, Women's Auxiliary and Youth Department and served as a member and faithful participant.

He worked as the head of the Department of Printing at the University of Virginia, School of Continuing Education.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Ann C. Tinsley; daughter, Barbara A. Tinsley and fiancé, J. Eric Kang; two brothers, George F. and Frank A.; one sister, Thelma N. Tinsley; five sisters-in-law, Ina J. Tinsley, Shirley A. Tinsley, Lillie C. Montague, Ruth C. Moore, Shirley T. Cowan; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Isaiah touched many lives with his genuine and caring personality and will be greatly missed.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia. He will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Lorraine Payne Williams

Lorraine Payne Williams

Lorraine Payne Williams, a cherished resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, peacefully departed from this life at home on March 12, 2024, at the age of 98.

Born Doris Lorraine Payne on June 14, 1925, she spent her formative years in Albemarle County within the close-knit community of Board Axe, also
known as Mechum River. For thirteen years, Lorraine lived with her parents, Grace Windom Payne and James McKinley Payne. Lorraine and her six
siblings undertook a daily journey of resilience, walking approximately three miles to attend the two-room segregated Terry School in Little Ivy. This trek
included traversing a mountain, passing by her father's gardens, farm animals, and horses, and descending to Dry Bridge Road amidst the picturesque
scenery of peach and apple orchards. The Terry School, nestled in the forested foothills, served African-American children in the area, lacking modern
amenities such as electricity and plumbing but fostering a spirit of learning.
In 1937, prior to fifth grade, Lorraine's mother arranged for her to move to Charlottesville, where she resided with her aunt, Mary Payne Banks, and uncle, Roy Banks, to further her education. She attended Jefferson School, one of only six secondary schools for African-Americans in Virginia, and graduated from segregated Jefferson High School in 1945. Subsequently, she pursued higher education at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) institution in Hampton, Virginia, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Education.



Lorraine's college years were enriched by the guidance and support of a trustee of Hampton Institute. Upon completing her studies, Lorraine returned to Charlottesville to teach at Jackson P. Burley High School, eventually becoming the Chair of the Business Education Department.

Later, in 1967, she earned her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Virginia's Curry School and contributed to the Curry School Foundation Board during the 1990s.

Lorraine's life intertwined with that of Eugene Williams, a young man from Charlottesville, whom she married on August 14, 1949, at her aunt and uncle's home on Hartman Mills Road. Together, they raised two daughters, Karol and Scheryl, on Ridge Street in Charlottesville. Their partnership extended beyond their family to a shared commitment to community service. The Williamses played a pivotal role in advocating for the integration of Charlottesville's schools, enduring the challenges and legal battles of the era's civil rights movement.

Lorraine and Eugene united in a mission to serve their community, forming a parent committee to integrate Charlottesville's schools. Despite their daughters, Karol and Scheryl, being among twelve African-American children denied entry to formerly white schools, they persevered. Facing Virginia's Governor's closure of public schools rather than integration, the NAACP sued and emerged victorious. Despite Virginia's resistance, known as the historic "Massive Resistance," twelve children, including Karol and Scheryl, entered the once all-white schools. Karol was 12, and Scheryl was 10 at the time.

Following full school integration, Lorraine continued her teaching career at Lane High School, where she demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovation. Despite initial challenges, including being assigned a closet as an office, she persevered and became the first teacher at Lane High School to introduce computer education. Her dedication to her students, regardless of race, left an indelible mark, earning her recognition as an "Outstanding Teacher" and garnering appreciation from former students throughout her life.

Lorraine has been honored with numerous awards, including The Charlottesville Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023; Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow "Service Above Self" Award in 2015. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Charter Member of Charlottesville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where a stained glass window bears her name.
In addition to her community service work and her roles as a mother, wife, and teacher, Lorraine was an active member of two social clubs. She was part of "Les Amis", a club of friends who sponsored the Debutante Ball for young Black women. Additionally, she delighted in participating in pinochle card game luncheons and teas hosted at the homes of friends.

Lorraine Payne Williams celebrated 75 years of a beautiful marriage with her beloved husband, Eugene Williams, leaving behind a legacy of love, resilience, and service. She is survived by her daughters, Karol Williams Biglow and Scheryl Williams Glanton (Partner, Robert L. Mitchell); grandchildren, Hope Biglow McCallum (Andrew), Holly Lynn Biglow, Earl Eugene Biglow (Andrea Spriggs), Morgan Grace Glanton, David Howard Glanton; great-grandchildren, Jessica McCallum, Emily McCallum and Nyla Biglow; sister Isabel Payne Giles, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and the broader community.

Lorraine Payne Williams will be deeply missed and forever remembered for her unwavering dedication to education, equality, and the betterment of her community.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Jefferson School - African-American Heritage Center in honor of Lorraine Payne Williams. https://jeffschoolheritagecenter.org/



Service March 23, 2024, 11AM; Viewing 9AM; Rituals 10AM; Jefferson School 233 4th St NW -LIVE STREAM: LORRAINE P. WILLIAMS youtube.com.



Condolences may be expressed to the family via the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Tony Edward Agee

Tony Edward Agee

January 28, 1963 - March 5, 2024


Tony Edward Agee, 61, of Esmont, VA passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at UVA hospital in Charlottesville, VA. He was born on January 28, 1963, to the late George Agee Sr. and Rosa Agee.



Tony is survived by his two daughters, Tabitha Agbugui (Tom) of Southfield, Ml and Courtney Agee of Charlottesville, VA; four grandchildren Deja-Monet Daniels, Cayman Robertson, Timothy Martin Jr., and Jayden Neal; one brother, George Agee Jr. (Monica), of Waynesboro, VA; three aunts Louella Walker, Evelyn Jones (Willis) and Lunnie Agee; one niece, Shaniqua Williams (Eric); a cousin that was more like a big sister, Lola Shelton; and host of many loving relatives and friends.



Tony was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where he was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the men's choir. He graduated from Albemarle High School in 1981. He joined the Army Reserve and served as a Drill Sergeant. He worked at Ivy Industries, Martin Roofing, and with various construction contractors. He also became a professional tractor trailer driver until his health declined.



Tony was an avid mechanic and loved to cook. He had an infectious smile that made you feel welcome and would do anything for you. Tony Edward Agee will truly be missed.



Pastor Gene Woodson will be leading the memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at:



Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

6456 Esmont Road

Keene, VA 22946



Professional service provided by J.F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. of Charlottesville, VA. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Bettyanne Mattry-Robinson

Bettyanne Mattry-Robinson

Bettyanne Mattry-Robinson was born on December 15th, 1950 the daughter of the late Nellie and Daniel Mattry. She passed away on Wednesday March 6th, 2024 in the comfort of her home at 4747 Wren Ct., Charlottesville, Virginia.
Bettyanne grew up in Hempstead NY, attending both catholic and public schools. After high school she found her calling within the civilian side of government service giving a total of 37 years to the United Postal Service and Defense Contract Administration. It was at this time that she met what would become her best friend and soul sister Hilda Washington-Lee.
Bettyanne was a lover of music and could often be found singing lyrics by Lenny Williams, "Cause I Love you" or "Cry Together" by the O'Jays. A shining example of a positive and free spirit, Bettyanne touched the hearts and minds of all those around her.
She leaves to cherish precious memories, her children Jeremiah, Makhi, Malonte, Rory, Shameka, Tameka, and TyLynn, as well as many foster children whose lives she touched; brother Dan Mattry and wife Sharon, soul sister Hilda Washington-Lee, nieces Dana Johnson, Jamila Martin, Lakisha Ulmer, and Shamia Mattry, nephews Baron Martin, Mustafa Mattry, Raymond (Ray Ray) Renick, Taveek Mattry, and Victor Jackson as well as a host of grandnieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father Nellie and Daniel, sister and brother Linda and Raymond. We know that Bettyanne joins a loving group of angels.
Family, friends, and others are invited to the J.F. Bell Funeral Home, at 108 Sixth Street N.W. Charlottesville, VA from 2 - 5 pm on March 13th 2024, to reminisce and honor the life of Bettyanne.

Delores Ann Johnson

Delores Ann Johnson passed away on February 26, 2024, after a brief illness at the age of 61. She was born February 15, 1963. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mildred Thompson. She was also the wife of the late Thomas Johnson of Covesville, Va.

Delores was the mother of five children, Marcus Thompson, Crystal Johnson (Roger Richardson), Thomas Johnson Jr, Latasha Johnson and Dana Johnson, who preceded her in death. All of Charlottesville, Virginia. Delores was preceded in death by three sisters, Joanne Hopper, Joyce Steppe, and Joi Thompson and by five brothers, Shelwood Thompson, Mac Aruther Thompson. Henry Thompson Jr, Wayne Thompson and James Thompson.

Delores leaves behind four sisters, Diane Waller of Newport, Connecticut, Linda Rucker of Lynchburg, Virginia, Gwendolyn Jackson of Charlottesville, Virginia, Kim Thompson of Charlottesville Virginia, and Lisa White of Crozet, Virginia, who is actually a niece, but was loved like a sister. Delores also leaves behind one brother, David Waller of Greenville, North Carolina.
Delores was a lifelong Charlottesville native. She was well-loved by her family, friends and has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandchildren who love her and will miss her dearly.

A memorial service will be held March 9, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church located at 4904 Browns Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932 Officiating Minister - Pastor Lloyd Martin

Flowers can be sent the J.F. Bell Funeral Home at 108 6th Street NW Charlottesville, Va.

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

Michael Ivan Scott

Michael Ivan Scott

Sunrise January 16, 1969 Sunset February 28, 2024

Michael Ivan Scott aka Mike, and Big Mike of Virginia Beach, Virginia transitioned from earth to glory on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Michael was born to the late Frederick N. Scott and Pastor Daisy L. Dyer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; cousin Juanise (Nisey) Dyer and uncle Deacon Warren Dyer.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Sheila Renise Scott, VA Beach, VA., Mother, Pastor Daisy L. Dyer; two children, Emmanuel I Scott of Keswick, VA. and daughter, Elishia Faith Scott of Earlysville, VA., who were his heartbeats; a step-daughter, Nyieka Walker of Virginia Beach, VA.; Deangelo Gordon (super special friend); Granddaughters, Ava Marie Herndon-Scott; Tahiri Cornelia Randolph-Scott; One beloved brother, Patrick Nathaniel Scott; Donna Scott, mother of Michael's children; Special Father-in-law, Beverly Lee Walker (Dorothy), Mother-in-law, Flossie Louise Walker, two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Walker and Lawrence Walker (Tanya), four aunts, Doris Johnson (Jay) of Temple Hills, Md, Apostle Barbara Brown, Vine Grove, Ky.; Eunice Dyer, Gordonsville, VA, Carloe Copeland, Herndon, VA, Charlotte Nelson (Nate), Charlottesville, VA., Uncles; Elder Phillip Dyer (Deaconess Ida Louise Dyer), Keswick, VA.; Reverend Dr. Lorenzo Dyer (Karen), Chesterfield, VA.; and a great host of cousins and friends

Michael accepted Christ at an early age at the Union Run Baptist Church in Shadwell, VA.; Michael graduated from Albemarle H.S. 1987 and rededicated his life to the Lord, and received the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues! He was taken from his home to Army Boot Camp in Fort Dix, New Jersey and sent directly overseas to Germany where he spent most of his time before discharge. He was top Chef while there and made rank of E4 Specialist.

He was in love with anything having to do with autos from when he was a toddler and could tell you anything you asked about them. Michael was also a lover of people and being in the company of others. Oh yeah, he had the memory of an elephant (Lol).

Michael began working at Krogers while still in H.S. and bought his first car from one of his teachers and was so proud. He worked many jobs over time including Red Lobster, Manager at the formerly known Colonnades Senior Home Dining Hall. His favorite of all was his work with the ACPD. He got to run code (race to urgent or dangerous situations). He needed to retire on disability due to injury on the job around 2007. His health began to decline for the past five years until his transition this past Wednesday.

Michael was an avid fan of his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. He had a desperate love for family, especially his two children.

A public viewing will be held Sunday, March 10, at Union Run Baptist Church at 1:00 pm one hour before service at 2:00pm. with interment at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family wishes to offer our deepest thanks to the staff and doctors at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA.; it became personal for them. Also special thanks to the Union Run Baptist Church auxiliaries, combined Choirs and Keith Carter, musician. A special thank-you to Deaconess Ida Louise Dyer for all she has done.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.; also, for the many calls, texts, visits and FB encouraging responses.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Winston H. Thomas

Winston H. Thomas

Winston. H. Thomas, Age 72, departed this life on February 28, 2024. He was the son of the late James Lee Thomas and Mary Lee Wells.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Abdulla Jabar Armeen, AKA Junie, Thomas and Wali Zakee, AKA (Leon C Thomas); and three sisters, Doris T Williams, Dolores T Waller and Diane T Fry.

He was a graduate of Burley High School and retired from the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid fan and enjoyed attending the Redskins football games with his family.

He leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Andre Thomas of Esmont, VA and Matthew Beard of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Phyllis Thomas of Esmont, VA and La Toya Ragland of Charlottesville, VA; two brothers, James Thomas and Steve Thomas of Charlottesville; one sister, Daphne R. Fortune; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA.

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

Edwin Eugene Banks

Edwin Eugene Banks

Journey of Life
Edwin Eugene Banks beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend departed this life here on earth Friday afternoon, February 23, 2024.

Edwin was born December 24, 1959, in Charlottesville, Virginia to Edward M. Banks and Pearl S. Washington. Edwin accepted Christ at an early age and joined the New Hope Baptist Church, Esmont, Virginia.

Educated in the Albemarle County Public School system. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He has been a Head Chef for multiple restaurants in Charlottesville. Edwin relocated to Florida where he specialized in Electronic Sales for 7 years before returning home to Virginia. Edwin was a manager for the City of Charlottesville Parking where he resigned due to his declining health, Edwin being the persistent person that he was he then gained employment with Enterprise Rental as a vehicle transporter until his demise.

Edwin made his transition surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by James Washington affectionately known as Pop; his grandparents both paternal and maternal; his uncles, James Banks, John Willie Banks, and Earl Smith, and Aunt Nettie Franklin (Primrose).

Edwin leaves to cherish his loving and devoted mother, Pearl Washington; his father, Edward Banks(Aretha); Four siblings, Eric Banks and Varonda Parker both of Keswick, Virginia, Dante Banks(Jennifer) of Richmond, Virginia, Crystal Banks of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Two children Chrystal Banks of San Antonio, Texas and Phillip Banks(Karen) of Buckingham, Virginia; two God children, Ashley Bell of Honolulu, Hawaii and Tristan Nibbins of Charlottesville, Virginia; three Grandchildren, Kavone, Tremaine and Christian all of San Antonio, Texas; a faithful God Mother, Helen Carter; devoted friends Donna Yates, Lillie Williams, Sheldon Robinson and Laurie Harris; a special friend Keenzee Marable and host of other relatives and fri

Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church 2275 Porters Rd Esmont, Virginia 22937.



Arrangements are by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook, calls, texts and/or visits. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

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Harry Lindsay Dupratt

Harry Lindsay Dupratt "DUO" Johnson, IV

Harry Lindsay Dupratt "DUO" Johnson, IV

Mr. Harry Lindsay Dupratt "DUO" Johnson, IV, 49, of Charlottesville, Va. was born on June 26, 1974, in Charlottesville, Va. he gained his wings on February 14, 2024. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Lindsay Dupratt Johnson and his mother, Mrs. Annie Keyes Johnson; maternal grandfather, Frank H. Keyes of Charlottesville, Va. and maternal grandmother, Annie Mills Keyes; paternal grandfather Lindsay Johnson, and paternal grandmother, Yvonne Burks Johnson; uncle, Frank H. Keyes Jr.; aunts, Francine Charlotte Groom and Yvonne "Tootie" Johnson Pleasants.
Duo excelled in sports at Albemarle High School: football, basketball and baseball. He attended Essence College and Norfolk State University for three years. He was a loyal, hard worker for Dominos for over 20 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Harry Johnathan Dupratt Johnson V; one sister, Phillisco Smith Alexander; four nieces, Sade (Collin) Nance, Ulanda Smith, Natasha Alexander, and Gabriella Alexander; three aunts, Teresa Walker (Fletcher), Katie Keyes and JoAnne Stephens; one uncle, Eric Fultz; 10 great nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Incorporated. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Massie Lorenzo Jackson

Massie Lorenzo Jackson

Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend - Massie Lorenzo Jackson Jr. departed this life on January 8, 2024. He was born January 31, 1948, in Albemarle County to the late Massie Lorenzo Jackson Sr. and Beatrice Chapman Jackson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Chapman, Sr.



Massie matriculated through the Albemarle County School System and graduated from Albemarle High School in 1967. Massie was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He served in the Virginia National Guard for over 20 years, where he worked as a stenographer in the medical unit.



Massie was a devoted member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Cismont, VA from his youth. At Zion Hill he shared his musical gift, singing with the Church Choir, Inspirations, and Zionettes. Massie loved music. We will forever remember his smooth baritone voice singing his signature songs, He Touched Me, Somebody Is Bigger Than You and I, and May The Work I've Done Speak for Me. Massie traveled throughout the counties of Albemarle, Louisa, and Orange sharing the gospel in song. He was also a member of the Gospel Four of Charlottesville, VA for many years.



Massie worked in Albemarle County Public Schools as a Bus Driver for 26 years. Massie loved driving the school bus and took immense pride in his job.



Massie leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Linda Jackson. Three children Shawn Swingler of California, Tianna Jackson Page of Baltimore, Maryland, and Hope Ross (Keenan) of Barboursville, Virginia. He leaves four grandchildren that he loved and adored: Amaya Page, Abigail Rogers, Ahmari Page, Andre Stephen, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.



The family expresses many thanks to the Cedars Healthcare Center & Legacy Hospice Care, Charlottesville, VA, and many friends; for the love and support you showed to Massie during his illness. Now Massie is resting in the arms of Jesus; he would say to all of us, "You Better Believe It."



A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, 802 Zion Hill Rd, Keswick, VA. with Pastor Kelvin R. Hawkins officiating.
Arrangements are by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Brant Smith

Brant Smith

On February 13, 2024, Brant Smith, a loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend passed away at the age of 69, following a 12-year journey with frontotemporal dementia, FTD. Born in Port Arthur, Texas to Paige and Luther Smith, Brant and his three brothers spent their youth moving across the South before settling in Richmond, VA. He earned his bachelor's degree in environmental science at the University of Virginia in 1979, where he met his wife of 41 years, Karen Lovegren.



Brant worked as a systems analyst in Internal Research and Development for 28 years in the greater D.C. area on military and environment projects for a government contractor. Escaping the hectic pace of Northern Virginia, Brant and Karen relocated their family of five to Charlottesville, the town of his beloved alma mater, in 1997.



In addition to his professional work, Brant was a self-appointed builder. He learned construction skills during the summers and between college years working for various contractors. Using these skills, he helped his brothers and parents build a vacation home in Ocean Pines, MD. After Brant learned AutoCAD, he designed and built his family's first house with the assistance of his brothers, father, and brother-in-law in Great Falls, VA. The design incorporated the 100-year-old log cabin that was behind the drywall into the final structure rather than tearing it down. Brant also helped design and build his parent's dream retirement home on the Chesapeake Bay. He was generous with his expertise and his time by volunteering in the community through Habitat for Humanity, his sons' local Boy Scout troop, Shrine Mont, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Ivy, where he was a Vestry Member for several years.



Brant had a love for the epicurean side of life. He was a chef extraordinaire and loved a good glass of wine until the end of his life. Brant took on meal preparation for his family that ran the gamut of style and technique. It was a lifelong passion and he honed his skills by attending classes at the Culinary Institute of America and participating in Men Who Cook in Charlottesville. He dreamed of opening a chocolate shop before falling ill.



Music of all kinds provided him great comfort and a continuous, melodic stream could be heard emanating from his office. He enjoyed dancing and could be seen frequently boogieing at Fridays After Five on the Downtown Mall. Time spent outdoors on the ski slopes of the Rockies, hiking and camping in the Blue Ridge, and many summer vacations at the beach with his family filled his cup.



Brant was reticent in nature, but once he opened up his fierce intelligence, humor, curiosity, and integrity shone through to all those he was close with. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and their children, Jim, Katie, and Will; father, Luther (Paige preceded him in death); brothers, Mike (Teresa), Mark (Julia), Blair (Molly); Uncle David (Vivian); and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.



A service will be held February 24th, 2pm at St. Paul's Ivy. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be open to friends and family on his 70th birthday June, 6th. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to:



The Brain Network- https://braindonorproject.org/support-us/

AFTD- https://www.theaftd.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/,

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Ivy VA- Be a Cheerful Giver - St. Paul's Episcopal Church



Funeral Arrangements are by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Teresa Laverne Randolph Turner

Teresa Laverne Randolph Turner

Teresa Laverne Randolph Turner, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Newport News, VA on February 16, 2024. Born to Susie and Russell Randolph of Red House, VA, Teresa was a beacon of love and grace throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Joseph A. Turner, III.

On December 21, 1972, Teresa married the love of her life, Joseph (José) A. Turner, and from this union were born two children. Family meant everything to Teresa, and she spared no effort in ensuring her family's well-being.

Teresa was a woman of extraordinary depth and profound curiosity. With a love for literature and insatiable thirst for knowledge, she was an avid reader and a talented writer. Most recently, she invested her free time recalling the history of her Randolph legacy, commemorating the contributions of her family to Charlotte County, Virginia's history.


Teresa was a trailblazer. In the 60s, she stood amongst the first class to desegregate schools in Charlotte County, VA. In 1970, she further cemented her legacy by being among the first coed class at the University of Virginia. Teresa graduated from Hampton University and the University of Virginia. During undergrad she pledged and became a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She shared her knowledge and passion for education as a professor at Virginia Union University, St. Paul's College, and Piedmont Virginia Community College before embarking on a fulfilling career with the Virginia Employment Commission, where she served as Director until her retirement. Her retirement years were filled with joyous travels to places across the United States, Europe, and the West Indies. Some of her most cherished moments were spent traveling to Hawaii, Italy, France, and Spain with her husband, daughter, son in-law, and granddaughters.


Family was the cornerstone of Teresa's life. She poured her heart and soul into nurturing and caring for her loved ones, and her family's love for her knew no bounds. Her granddaughters held a special place in her heart, and she delighted in sharing her love of culinary delights and exploring the world with them.


Teresa was deeply committed to her ministry. In 1984, she embraced the teachings of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Her spirit of selflessness and generosity was evident as she served as the church pianist for over 30 years, Sabbath School teacher/superintendent, Vacation Bible School coordinator, Food Pantry participant and was most notably known for hosting wonderful Sabbath lunches for UVA and Heartland students. Even after relocating to Newport News, she remained steadfast in her service.


Beyond her remarkable achievements, Teresa will also be celebrated for her infectious enthusiasm for sports; she absolutely loved college basketball, especially March Madness, and she cheered tirelessly for her favorite professional football teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs!


Teresa leaves behind her loving husband of 52 years, Joseph A. Turner, her daughter Jewel Walwyn (Kenric), her brother Russell Randolph (Robbin), nephew David, and her adoring granddaughters, Addison and Laila. She is also survived by her devoted in-laws Jonathan Turner, Gwendolyn Turner Parker (Roger), Corlis Anderson, Julia Andrews (Reggie), aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends who will carry her memory in their hearts forever.


Teresa will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her warmth, her wisdom, and her unwavering love will live on in the hearts of those she touched, and her legacy of love and devotion will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her.


We honor Teresa's remarkable life and the indelible impact she had on all who knew her. She will forever remain in our hearts.


A memorial service will be held for Teresa on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 12 p.m. at Zion Union Baptist Church.

Arrangements by to J.F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Theodore McNeil "Ted" Thomas, Jr.

Theodore McNeil "Ted" Thomas, Jr. entered his eternal rest on February 7, 2024 in Richmond, Virginia at 71. He was born on June 12, 1952 in Charlottesville, Virginia to Theodore McNeil Thomas and Marjorie Gohanna Thomas.

Ted is survived by his father, Theodore McNeil Thomas, Sr.; his mother, Marjorie Gohanna Thomas; his daughter, Katina Scott Gatewood (Stanley) and his son, Miguel A. Carey; his grandchildren Michael Cook, Jr., Darius Clark and Dacarai Clark; and his great-grandchildren Egypt, Alexandria and Faith. He is also survived by his brother Gregory Thomas (Catherine) of Charlottesville, Virginia, his sister Gwendolyn Thomas Jackson (Donald) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and his brother Michael Thomas of Ruckersville, Virginia, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Ted attended Albemarle High School and later traveled worldwide as he served in the United States Army Air Defense Artillery Operations as an Intelligence Assistant. He eventually returned home to care for his parents. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he sang in the Gospel Ensemble. Ted is remembered for his musical talent, particularly his trumpet playing, his love for dancing and the Dallas Cowboys. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Emmanuel Christian Center, 111 New Life Drive, Ruckersville, Va. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Christian Church Cemetery, 3101 Proffit Road.

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

Louise Loretta Brown Cousins

Louise Loretta Brown Cousins

Louise Loretta Brown Cousins

Louise Loretta Brown Cousins went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2024, at the age of 85. She was born June 10, 1938. Louise was preceded in death by the daughter of the late Homer Brown Sr. and Annie Belle Brown, her parents, two sisters, Annie Mae Washington and Shirley Barbour and one brother, Homer Brown Jr.
She is survived by her children: Cheri Onuegbu, Charles Woodfolk Jr. (Etta), Wanda Woodfolk and Dr. Stanley Woodfolk (Paula), all of Charlottesville, VA., and her grandchildren: Chad, Ryan, Quincee, Brittany, Tinsley, Chelsea, Chukwudi, Justin, Amaka, Vanessa and several great-grandchildren. We also want to recognize her nieces, nephews and one sister-in-law, Doris Brown.

Louise graduated from Jackson P. Burley and went on to work for over three decades for Comdial, a tele-communication company and Albemarle County School District. She attended the Mary Williams Center and enjoyed going to the center to be with her friends. She was an avid fan of the Washington Commanders, aka, "Redskins" and she loved all sports, especially the "Hoos". She enjoyed her walking exercise and walked daily. Louise loved her family and was dedicated to them and encouraged them. Mom was our biggest fan.

We thank God that our Mother is dwelling in the presence of God and reminded of the comfort of Psalm 91. We thank the Evergreen Ministries church family and friends for their comfort and support during this difficult time.

We love you Mom and thank you for loving us.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Evergreen Ministries, 2001 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, Va. with Pastor Stanley Woodfolk officiating. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Waynesboro, Va.

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

John Louis Bell

John Louis Bell

John Louis Bell, Jr., 74, of Schuyler, VA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of February 6, 2024, born June 10, 1949, to his parents John L. Sr., and Talcumia Anderson Bell.

John was educated in Albemarle County and served in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed with Snows Garden Center for 41 years. As a Horticulturist there was not a question that he couldn't answer about soil, plants, trees and gardening or simply maintaining the beauty of your yard. He hosted a wealth of knowledge in this arena, and took great pride in his yard which was always beautifully manicured. He enjoyed spending time outside, whether it was hunting, playing with his dogs or doting on his cars. While indoors you would find him in front of the TV watching westerns or wrestling. John loved to shop and could dress up with the best of them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Teresa Bell Johnson.

He is survived by his wife Denise of 20 years; his son Mark Hill (Nicole); his daughter, Hope Page Ross (Keenan); his stepson, Samuel Hawkins, II (Shelley); his granddaughters Denae, Amaya, Renee, Zoey and Anna; Great granddaughters, Autumn and Rori; his sisters, Eunice Dyer, Olive Wood and Mary Murrill (Cartier); his brothers, George and Owen Bell; an aunt, Jirlean Laird of Defunik, Springs Fl; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family in Florida; brother-In-law, Rev. Elton (Rose) Starks; Sisters-In-law, Gwen (James) Franklin, Venise (Greg) Brown, Dawn (Alonzo) Johnson, and Sharon (Greg) Turner.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. He will lie in repose at the Chapel one hour prior to the service.

The interment will be at Culpeper National Cemetery on Friday, February 16th at 12:00 p.m., noon.

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

Rodez Lewis Anderson

Rodez Lewis Anderson

Rodez Lewis Anderson

Rodez L. Anderson, "Cheese," 73, of Buck Island, Albemarle County, Virginia passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Rodez was born September 7, 1950, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Lewis and Lucille Anderson. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia R. Anderson.
He graduated from Lane High School in 1968 and obtained his teaching degree from Virginia State College (University). He taught industrial arts for 34 years in the Albemarle County School System at Albemarle High School and then at Jack Jouett Middle School where he had a major impact in many students' lives.
Rodez is survived by his children, Roderick (Julie) Anderson, April L. Anderson, & Tia J. Shelton, grandchildren Matthew Anderson, Quinn Anderson, Reese Anderson, Alma Shelton, and Lucy Anderson, three brothers, Willie C. (Bettye) Anderson, Marcellus (Paulette) Anderson, and Adrian Anderson, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Haynes and Pauline Hopper, and one brother-in-law, Winfred (Judy) Roseboro, former daughter-in-law Aliceia (Harold) Wells, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. To all the Special family and friends, we apologize that you are not listed here. Fortunately, and unfortunately, there were too many to name and we did not want to leave anyone out, but you know he loved you and we love that you showed him so much love. Thank you!

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital/Clinic and the University of Virginia Hospital/Clinics who have cared for him over the years. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.


Family and friends are welcome to join in the family night at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street where he served faithfully as treasurer and deacon. Funeral services will be followed by the burial which will take place at the Garland Family Cemetery on Buck Island in Albemarle County, Virginia.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Dora Marie Brock

Dora Marie Brock

Dora Marie Brock, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away at her home in Charlottesville on January 31, 2024. She was born in Charlottesville on August 9, 1957.

Dora's life was marked by love and compassion for others. She dedicated herself to caring for the elderly as a Certified Nursing Assistant at various nursing homes throughout her career. Her selflessness and nurturing spirit touched the lives of countless individuals under her care.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Dora found joy in simple pleasures. She loved playing bingo with friends and family members and spent cherished moments completing puzzles that brought both challenge and satisfaction. Dora had an unwavering commitment to those around her; she enjoyed spending time talking on the phone with loved ones and always made sure everyone felt heard and valued.

Her faith was also an integral part of her life; she found solace in attending church services at Cedars Nursing Home where she sought spiritual guidance alongside fellow residents.

Dora is preceded in death by several dear family members: her mother Annie Brown of Charlottesville VA; father, Paige Early; husband, Robert Philandow Burton; sons, Bernard Brock; and Khalil Powell. Their memories will forever live on through those who knew them best.

She leaves behind a legacy of love that will be carried forward by those who cherish their memories with Dora: a daughter, Khalesha Powell; sisters, Sylvia Anderson of Madison VA and Diane Brown of Charlottesville VA; brothers, David Brown of Charlottesville VA and Tyrone Early; twelve grandchildren whom she adored deeply along with two great-grandchildren who were the light of her life.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the hospice care team for their compassionate support during this difficult time. They would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at the University Of Virginia Medical Center for their dedication in providing exceptional care for Dora during her final days.

Dora's absence leaves a void that cannot be filled but it is our hope that we can find comfort knowing that she has left behind an enduring legacy built upon kindness, love, devotion, strength - qualities which continue to inspire us all today.

She will lie in repose from, 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Sixth St. N.W.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, with Evangelist Lloyd, presiding.

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

Della Dooms

Della Dooms

Della Dooms, 68, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed her life on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the University of Virginia Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 21, 1955. She was preceded in death by her father, William Thomas Dooms, Jr. and her mother, Della Dooms-Younger.

She was employed by Dooms Cleaning Service and soon became Payroll Clerk, Bookkeeper and a driver for the company for many years.

Della was a faithful and dedicated member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church, White Hall, VA. She served on the Deaconess Board along with other duties. There was seldom a Sunday service that she did not attend.

She leaves to cherish her memories a son, James Lorenzo Dooms, and a grandson, ShaDonte' Cabell, both of Charlottesville, VA; four sisters, Brenda D. Washington, Denise Dooms, Tina D. Turner, and Virginia Dooms; five brothers, William T. Dooms III, Houston F. Dooms and wife, Karen, Ronald E. Dooms, James Dooms and Timothy L. Dooms all of Charlottesville, VA. She also leaves a devoted nephew, Maurice Dooms, nephews, Captain Clifton Dooms, Allen Dooms, Ronald Washington, and Jesse Watson; and a great-nephew, Taejon Washington; two devoted nieces, Tina Dooms and Stacey Washington; several devoted friends, Joyce Taylor, Tara Taylor, Tyesha Hill, Rahiem Monroe and Pamela Bringhurst all of Charlottesville, VA; a loving and devoted friend of 53 years, Angaleen Luck-Goodloe; a Goddaughter, Demetrise Luck and children of Palmyra, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

Della had a big heart and great love for her family and friends. She enjoyed their company, would often play music and chat with an undying smile. She loved children and often looked at her nieces and nephews as "her children". Of course, there was a special place in her heart for Maurice, whom she checked in on every day and ShaDonte' and Taejon who spent many weekends with her. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and seldom turned anyone away.

A special thanks to Captain Clifton Dooms, Captain Marc Ellis and the Charlottesville Fire Department.

She will lie in repose from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Cavalier Baptist Church.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook.

Charlotte Scott Swingler

Charlotte Scott Swingler

Charlotte Scott Swingler, age 84, departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 27, 2024. She was born November 5, 1939, in Albemarle County, Virginia to the late Rev. Wardell D. Ward and Julia Nelson Ward.

She was preceded in death by husband: Frank P. Swingler, four brothers: Rev. Edward Ward, Robert Ward, Louis Ward, and William Ward.

Charlotte was a dedicated
Charlotte was a dedicated member of The Way of the Cross Baptist Church, Palmyra, Virginia. She served as a trustee at New Hope Baptist Church as well as The Way of the Cross Baptist Church, where she was a founding member. Charlotte retired from the University of Virginia Hospital with 40+ yrs of service. She received a certificate of recognition as an Official Alumni of the University of Virginia Hospital/Jackson P Burley Licensed Practical Nurses.

Charlotte leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters: Francine Wright (Tim) of Henrico, Wardella Roebuck of Charlottesville, and one son: Thomas Scott III of California. Three sisters: Nancy Luck of Esmont, Ruth Ward of Charlottesville and Rosa James (Morris) of Washington, DC. Four grandchildren: Nikita Wright of Louisville, KY, Gregory Roebuck (Meghann) of Esmont, Kyle Roebuck, of Charlottesville and Taylor Scott of California. Five great grandchildren: Trinity Wright, Tahlia Wright, Jeremiah Cain, Isiah Cain and Josiah Wright all of Richmond, VA, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Charlotte loved sewing, cross stitch and collecting lighthouses. She also loved cutting grass at home and for the church as well as working in her 2 or 3 gardens. Charlotte was described as funny, smart, a hero, a mentor, motivational, inspirational and she didn't bite her tongue. But most of all, she was a child of the Most High God. She will truly be missed.

Her memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 6456 Esmont Road, Keene, VA.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook.

Roy Stevenson White

Roy Stevenson White

Celebration of Life: Roy Stevenson White

Sunrise: December 25, 1953 Sunset: January 25,2024

Roy White was born on December 25, 1953, to the late Chester A. and Viola Steppe-White. He went to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Carol Steppe, Matthew, Wayne, Philogene and Moses White; a sister, Emma Steppe.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Pat Price White; one brother, Richard White (Linda); two sisters, Laverne Durrette and Jane White, four brother in laws, Dr. Larry Price (Florida), Thomas Price, Tazewell Price and Scott Selby of Richmond, Virginia -and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Roy was employed by CVS and Giant Pharmacy as a pharmacy tech for many years. He had a passion for music and singing in his church choir. He served at his church as a Trustee, Treasurer, an usher and wherever he was needed.

Roy, you will truly be missed. We will always remember your smile.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

The family would like to express deep appreciation to our Church Family and Friends for all of their love, prayer and support.

Thank you to J F. Bell funeral Home.

Thank you to UVA and the 4East family for your caring spirit and for the amazing work that you do.

With Love, Pat.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:30 AM at Union Baptist Church, 783 Avon Rd, Afton, VA.

Family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 PM at J. F. Bell Funeral Home

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

William Carroll Yates

William Carroll Yates

William Carroll Yates was born to the late George Dewey Yates Jr and Lucy Mae Yates on August 10, 1949, in Charlottesville, VA. A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend departed this life on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD surrounded by family.

William "Billy" was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Blair Yates and his siblings, Pearlie Mae Misiakowski, Ronald Yates, and George Yates.

Billy is survived by daughters, Teketia Smith (Devin) and Tashika Morris (James). He is also survived by wife, Dianne Hardison Yates; grandchildren, Jadelyn, William, and Kaleb Smith, and James (LJ) Morris.

Billy is also survived by his sisters, Mary Yates Holloway (Carl), Margaret Yates Gohaner (James), and Hattie Yates Hawkins (Levi); and a host of aunts, nieces, cousins, and friends.

William was a graduate of Burley High School, Class of 1967, and attended Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville, VA. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Northrop Grumman.

Billy was a life-long member of Rose Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee until he moved to Laurel, MD in 2020. He was also a Mason of Jefferson Lodge#20, a member of Cabby, and a member of King of Clubs.

Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing, travelling with his wife Dianne (Australia, Fiji, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Dubai, and Egypt), spending time with family and friends and walking his dog /fur child Baki. Oh, and let's not forget those Eagles and Steelers that he loved to root for!

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville, Va.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday January 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at Union Run Baptist Church, 3220 Keswick Rd, Keswick VA with Rev. Glen E Mason Officiating. A Viewing will be held for one hour prior to the service 10:00-11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Monticello Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by J.F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Detra Page Eubanks

Detra Page Eubanks

It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Detra Page Eubanks, aged 51, a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, who peacefully transitioned to her eternal home surrounded by family and friends, on January 6, 2024, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1972, she was the beloved daughter of Edward Nathaniel Eubanks and Barbara Ann Brown Eubanks. Detra is reunited in death with her paternal grandparents, John and Curtis Eubanks, and maternal grandparents, Walter and Francis Brown and Dustin "Dee-Kay" Knighton.

Detra's spiritual journey began at a tender age when she embraced Christ and was baptized during vacation Bible school at High Street Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. She later became a devoted member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. As a young adult, Detra's passion for gospel music flourished as a member of various gospel choirs, notably the University of Virginia Gospel Choir, Pilgrim Baptist Choir and Jerusalem Baptist Church. Her mesmerizing gospel voice brought joy and solace to countless hearts.

A graduate of Albemarle High School in 1990. Detra pursued her education at Piedmont Community College. Throughout her professional life, she dedicated herself to the medical field, serving in roles ranging from Pediatrics to Endocrinology.

Detra was a devoted servant of the Lord until her final moments. Her love for her family was boundless, finding joy in their gatherings and dance parties. She loved sports and enjoyed cheering on the Washington Commanders and Golden State Warriors.

Detra leaves behind cherished memories for her beautiful daughters, Xiomara Eubanks-Arce and Makia Eubanks-Bibb, her loving parents, Edward and Barbara Eubanks, her older brother, Thomas Eubanks and his wife Amy, and younger sister, Keisa Eubanks, as well as her nieces, Keiona and Kiara Blakey, her nephew, Keshon Blakey. She also leaves fond memories for Uncle Ben and Aunt Reva Carr, and Uncle Cecil and Aunt Eunice Morrison, and a multitude of close cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who loved her dearly.

Her legacy of love, devotion to family, and remarkable gospel talent will forever resonate in the hearts of those who were touched by her presence. Detra's spirit lives on through the music she shared and the love she showered upon her family and friends. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.

She will lie in repose from 12-6 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2024, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1675 Avon St. extended. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

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

Quillie Odom, III

Quillie Odom, III

Quillie Odom, III was born on May 7, 1989, he departed this life on December 19, 2023.

A funeral service will be held
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2023, at Legacy Church, 85 Summit View Dr
Ruckersville, VA.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook.

Lucy Washington Abrams

Lucy Washington Abrams

Lucy Washington Abrams, 74, of Crozet, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 11, 2023.

She was born on June 16, 1949, to the late Lucille Carey of Charlottesville, VA.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Carlton E. Abrams; daughters, Lucille Bland (Avery), Torhonda Washington, Cassiah Goddard, Karen Jones, and Vanessa James; one son, Marcus Washington (Lydia), two brothers, Lewis Carey, and Jack Carey (Pat); two sisters, Cenia Barbour and Avis Brown; grandchildren, Adriana Bland, Anaya Bland, Ja'Kel Johnson, Ty'Rhon Johnson, Gabriel Washington, Lauren Washington, Ezekiel Washington, Isabella Habimana, Emelia Habimana, Khaliyah Richards, Aniya Porter and bonus grandchild Raquel Kilby; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.


Lucy graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School Class of 1967. Before retirement Lucy was employed at Comdial and Golden Corral.

Lucy was a remarkable woman of God, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her bright smile and unwavering kindness touched the hearts of all who knew her.

She enjoyed hosting people in her home, playing cards, taking bus trips and spending time at the Green Olive Tree. Her greatest joy was being "Granny" to her grandkids. Her warm embrace and endless love created cherished memories for her grandchildren, who found comfort, wisdom and boundless laughter in her presence. She was the beacon of love and kindness, leaving a permanent mark on their hearts, carrying her legacy forward with every lesson learned and every cherished moment shared.

A special thank you to the staff at the University of Virginia who played an instrumental role in the care of our beloved wife and mother. The family would also like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the ladies at the Green Olive Tree in Crozet.


Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Piedmont Baptist Church, 596 Half Mile Branch Rd, Crozet, Virginia. Interment will follow at Oak Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Johnie Lawrence Anderson

Johnie Lawrence Anderson

Johnie Lawrence Anderson, 74, of Fluvanna County, VA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

He was born on September 16, 1949, to the late Wilson Chanley and Beatrice Anderson of Fluvanna County. In addition to his parents, his brothers, Wilson M. Anderson, Gary P. Anderson, Kenneth E. Anderson, William M. Anderson and his sister, Ruth Ann E. Anderson, preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 50 years, Christine C. Anderson; two sons, Lawrence Anderson and Charles Anderson; four brothers, Chanley Anderson, Robert Anderson, James Anderson, George Anderson; a sister, Ella Anderson; five sisters-in-law, Henritta Carter, Harriet Carter, Nancy Carter, Sharon Carter and Sarah Page; two brothers-in-law, William Carter and Kenneth Page; four grandchildren, Coleek Anderson, Miya Anderson, Christin Anderson and GiGi; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.

Johnie worked at the University of Virginia for 50 years. He enjoyed working on cars and loved cooking special dishes. Everyone at the hospital loved and raved about his fried chicken! He was a gentle, caring soul and loved by all.

A viewing will be held from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 113 6th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903.

Flowers may be sent to J.F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

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

Robert

Robert "Bobby" Lee Anderson

Robert "Bobby" Lee Anderson, 57, of Charlottesville, Virginia went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Bobby was born in Charlottesville, Virginia to Alexander Anderson, Sr. and Ella Parson Anderson on December 9, 1965.
Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Alexander "Rocky" Anderson, Jr.

Bobby is survived by his children, Deja Henderson and Stephon Anderson; his siblings, Jerome Parson, Goldie Walton, Vincent Samuels, Tony Anderson, Diane Anderson (Frank), and Lisa Garner (Harry); his granddaughter, Keyorie Henderson; his nephews, Dwayne Smith, Eric Parson, De'Shawn Anderson, Alexzander Anderson, Asher Anderson, and Andre Anderson; his nieces, Fatia Gray, Shanice Goode, Montina Anderson, Brandi Walton, and Victoria Anderson; and a host of additional family, and friends.

Bobby went to Charlottesville City Schools. He loved listening to music, DJing, and creating art. Bobby's favorite football team was the Los Angeles Raiders.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. A repass will follow immediately at Calvary Baptist Church at 1675 Avon Street Ext from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

The family of Bobby wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Pastor Roi Savaiinaea as well as the doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center. The family would also like to thank everyone that has expressed their condolences during this time.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Ruby Grant

Ruby Grant

Ruby Grant, 97 of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023. She was born on September 24th, 1926, in Manchester Jamaica to the late Simeon Anderson and Esther Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, William, Samuel, and David, her husband Vincent Grant, and her son Alphonso Cockett.

She is survived by her daughter, Claudette Grant (Juandiego), step-son Vincent Grant, Jr., niece Kathleen Anderson, who she raised like a daughter, seven grandchildren, Christine Steve (Mitchell), Charlene Cockett, Monique Anderson (Ben), Maria Antoinette Diaz, Christopher Grant, Amarie Cockett, Gabriella Wade, one great-grandson Dillon Steve and a brother, George (Willie). She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and friends she considered family.



Soon after marrying Vincent Grant, in 1962, Ruby migrated to the United States and lived in Hartford Connecticut for 50 years before relocating to Charlottesville, Virginia. Ruby cherished her family and friends and enjoyed sharing her love of cooking with wonderful meals. She loved to garden and was a huge fan of the University of Connecticut Women's basketball team and the Red Sox baseball team. Many will remember she often loved to share quotes of wisdom and life. Her faith and love for the Lord were strong. She knew the Bible well and often was known for quoting Bible verses.

The family wishes to thank those who cared for Ruby at home and the Morningside staff for their loving care. She came to regard her caregivers as friends and loved them as her own. Thank you to everyone for your prayers, calls, messages and compassion.

A celebration of life service will be held at Olivet Presbyterian Church, 2575 Garth Rd. Charlottesville at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2023.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Olivet Presbyterian Church 2575 Garth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or Child Health Partnership 1469 Greenbrier Pl, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook. (www.jfbellfuneralservices.com)

Dorrelle Demetrick Washington

Dorrelle Demetrick Washington

Dorrelle Demetrick Washington, 40, of Charlottesville VA passed away at the University of Virginia Hospital on November 25, 2023, with his family by his side. He was born April 30, 1983, to Carolyn Washington and to the late Nelson A. Howard. Dorrelle was preceded in death by his maternal Grandparents Ethel Washington and Harold Lee Slaughter and his paternal Grandparents Maggy and Robert Lewis Howard.

Dorrelle, affectionately known as "Mook" accomplished several endeavors before he became ill. In 2010 he graduated from Blue Ridge Community College as a certified Commercial Driver. He was an avid tow truck driver for Lethal Record Towing Company and a tractor trailer driver for Mikey Payne's truck driving company. In his spare time, he had a divine passion for cars, remote control cars, riding motorcycles and hanging out with devoted friends: Lamont Jones, Charles "CeCe" Meredith, Tone Rhodes, and Dewhite Tibs. Dorrelle was always known for his great sense of humor and his gracious smile that would light up a room.

Dorrelle leaves to cherish his memories his mother Carolyn Washington; brothers Derrick Jackson, Greg Howard, Steve Howard, and Mike Howard (Nikki); sister Belinda Howard and God sister Carla Shelton; nieces Derrika Jackson, Tangelia Howard, Aytrice Howard, Michaela Howard, Domonique Stewart and Dorren Stewart; Nephews Davion Jackson, Rayshawn Brock, Kyshon Howard, Brian Howard, Michael Hardy and Frederick Howard; Aunts Mary Frances Williams, Anne Martin (Jerry), Brenda Shelton (George), Esther Mae Mozie (Milton), Sharon Eldridge (Kellen) and Mary Jones; Uncles Alonzo Williams (Dorsel), Wayne Williams (Theresa), Kenny Washington (Chantel) and Herman Howard. Also, he leaves a host of cousins, close friends and his very special cockapoodle dog, Bear. Dorrelle will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all who had the privilege to know him. His memory will remain stamped in our hearts and minds forever.

The Family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff who played an instrumental role in his care: Dr. Andrew Wolf & staff of the University of Virginia Hospital, DaVita Charlottesville Dialysis, and Monroe Health & Rehab.

He will lie in repose from 12 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at J.F Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, Virginia.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Union Run Baptist Church, 3220 Keswick Road, Keswick, Virginia.

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

Sharon Elaine Stinnie

Sharon Elaine Stinnie, 64 years old, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born on January 26, 1959, a daughter of the late Sarah and James Stinnie.

Three brothers, Gary, James, and William Stinnie and two sisters, Theresa and Sarah Stinnie preceded her in death.

She was a loving and devoted mother, sister, and friend. She received her formal education in the Charlottesville City School System. She was a homemaker who was available for her family and friends whenever she was called upon and was willing to lend a helping hand.

Sharon leaves to cherish her memory two sons, George Stinnie and Shannon Stinnie; a daughter, Andrea Stinnie; a brother, Charles Stinnie; two sisters, Mary Brown and Joyce Stinnie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, Va.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the J. F. Bell Funeral Home online guestbook on this site. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Barbara Delores Walls

Barbara Delores Walls

Barbara Delores Walls, an inspiring and admired figure in the community for her exceptional courageousness, faith and generous hospitality went home to be with the Lord on November 21, 2023, at the age of 76.
Barbara was born on March 26, 1947, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Thomas Walls Sr. and Beulah Beatrice Walls. She was proceeded in death by a sister Vivian T. Jones Walls, brother Thomas Walls Jr and an ever-loving devoted soulmate Thomas J. Washington.
She was a long-standing and faithful member of Evergreen Ministries under the profound leadership of Dr. Stanley E. Woodfolk and First Lady Paula, where she served as a greeter and usher. Her acts of kindness, consideration and concern for others were ever-present in all her interactions.
Barbara began her career path in the department of corrections in 1979, where she worked as a correctional officer at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. She was later promoted to the rank of lieutenant and served a total of 23 years of employment. Afterwards, she held a position as a security officer under the University of Virgina Police Department, where she later retired from the state of Virginia with a total of 26 years of service. Shortly after retirement, she moved to Waynesboro, Virginia where she later became a dedicated and respectful employee at the Augusta Health Center in Fishersville, Virginia, where she worked part-time in the cancer center as an Administrative Assistant for 14 years. She later moved back to Charlottesville to spend quality time with her devoted family and friends.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memories, three devoted children James Walls, and his wife, Rhondell, of Palmyra, Virginia, two daughters Olivia Walls of Palmyra, Virgnia and Vickie Brown and husband Theodore, of Charlottesville, Virginia; five grandchildren Latron Washington, of Waynesboro, Virginia, LaSavia and Lanikqua Anderson, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Kiani Lindsay, of Richmond, Virgina, and Malcolm Walls, of Palmyra, Virginia; one great-grandson Ke'Avion Wayne, of Charlottesville, Virginia host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances to celebrate her life.
Barbara was a remarkable woman of God and loved by many. She touched the heart of all who knew her. She was a strong, independent, and caring person with a heart of gold. Barbara's family was her pride and joy, and always her main priority. She was a very sociable person and was often told by many that her genuine personality is why people tend to gravitate towards her and build a lifetime friendship. Barbara had a passion for basketball (LeBron James) and a deep love for the Washington Commanders. Her greatest and most cherishing moment was when the Cowboys played the Commanders and she and Pastor Woodfolk would engage in texting only to learn that the Commanders were in control.
The family express their sincere thanks to the Augusta Health Cancer Center for the love shown to our mother, while working with such wonderful friends.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following physicians and their staff who played an instrumental role in the care of our beloved mother:
Richard Santen, Paul Reed, Regan Royer, Elizabeth Gaughan, of the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia; Douglas Van Nostrand, of the Washington MedStar Hospital in Washington, DC.
Our mother's passing leaves an irreplaceable void in the hearts of those who knew her, but her legacy will continue to inspire and uplift. She will be remembered as remarkable woman who touched the lives of many and made an everlasting impact in the community. May she rest in eternal peace.
She will lie in repose from 12 - 6 p.m. on Thursday November 30, 2023, at J.F Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, Virginia.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Evergreen Ministries, 2001 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Arrangements by J.F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

John Louis Scott

John Louis Scott

On November 11, 2023, John Louis Scott, of Charlottesville Virginia passed away at Cedars Healthcare Center. He was born May 10, 1923, to the late John and Adlee Johnson Scott.

He was predeceased in death by his sisters, Margaret Revelle, Louise Douglas, Ida Henley, and his brother, Herbert Scott, son Jonathan Scott and daughters Adlee Scott and Sally Holmes.

He is survived by his sons, John E. (Mickey), Calvin and spouse, Evelyn and Jeffrey and spouse, Kelly; his daughters, Edith Fowler and spouse, Claude, Nina Johnson and spouse, James, and Jennifer Harmon and spouse, Matthew; along with his many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be a private family service.

Isaac

Isaac "Pete" Alexander Carey, Jr

Isaac "Pete" Alexander Carey, Jr. entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 2, 2023, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born on January 15, 1942, to the late Isaac "Buck" Alexander Carey, Sr. and Marguerite Fields Carey in Charlottesville, Virginia. Pete was married to Margaret Ann Johnson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rochelle Denise Carey and brother, Sirell Attell Carey.


Pete graduated from Jackson P. Burley (JPB) High School and was a proud member of the JPB Class of 1960. He was a vital part of the All Burley Class Reunions sponsored by the Class of 1960, and provided musical support for some of the class reunion activities. In the JPB Hall of Fame, Pete was voted the "Best Singer". He even sang "Stagger Lee" on a local television station.

God blessed him with musical talent and throughout the years it was an intricate part of his life. At different times, he was a lead vocalist in a number of bands throughout Charlottesville and surrounding areas. On occasion he experienced racial discrimination.


He was an employee of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science for twenty-five years.

Pete was President of the Top Of The Line Social Club and Civic Club whose purpose was to help youth, seniors and anyone with a need. Also, he was a member of the Golden Eagles.
His love for the Elks Lodge was exhibited through his many dedicated years of involvement. For thirty-eight years he was the Exalted Ruler of the Charlottesville Elks Lodge 195 and Grand Officer in the Grand Lodge, and State Officer for Beauty and Talent.


He leaves behind a wife, Margaret A. Carey; daughter, Michelle Shields (Robert); Son, Ricardo "Rick" Carey; devoted brother, William "Bill" Carey (Diane) and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, beloved Elks Family, and special thanks to Josh Blakey.

"HEY KOOL"

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave. Charlottesville. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

He will lie repose from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville.

Condolences may be expressed via the guestbook at http://www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Henry Anderson, Jr.

Henry Anderson, Jr.

Henry Anderson, Jr. slipped peacefully into eternal rest on October 26, 2023. He was born to the late Henry Lee Anderson and Marie Christopher Anderson of Fluvanna County on September 25, 1943.

He leaves to cherish in his memory his loving and devoted wife of 20 years Zelda Raven Anderson, five children Evonne Jones, Kevin Anderson, Nolita Hughes, Enoch Anderson and Naomi Anderson and two step-children Davonte' Raven and Quanisha Raven, and a special granddaughter, Domeeka Brown whom he helped raise. He also leaves behind a total of 13 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. He was the eldest of twelve children leaving to cherish his memory five brothers Paul, Lester (Debra), Sherman (Dora), Sylvester and Ralph and three sisters Diana Washington (Herret), Maxine Ward (Andrew), and Priscilla. He leaves behind nephews, nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends that he loved.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Terry Lee and Wilbur, one sister Juanita, a stepson James Marcel Horsley and granddaughter Kyona Small.

Henry was a man of God. His nickname was "Blue" for everyone that knew him well. He attended school in Fluvanna County. He dropped out of school at an early age to help his parents take care of his siblings. After serving in the Army for a short period of time earlier in life, he later joined The House of God in Cobham and served as a faithful deacon. Henry was a praiser, some people would say a "stomper." He really enjoyed reading the bible and going to church. He also was good with his hands and could work on anyone's car no matter what model it was. Henry loved his family and had a gift for helping others.

He will lie in repose on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm and on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at J F Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the House of God Church, Gordonsville, VA, 5442 Columbia Rd Gordonsville, VA. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.

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

Angelena B. Carey

Angelena B. Carey's homegoing services will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, 150 East Second Street, Burlington, NJ,08016. The service will be streamed through the church's website.

She will be interned in Virginia on Saturday, November 4th at the Burton Family Cemetery in North Garden following a service at Rising Sun Baptist Church at 11 a.m.

Condolences may be expressed via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

William Alexander Johnson

William Alexander Johnson

William Alexander Johnson (also known as) "Beetle Bum" passed away after a brief illness on October 5, 2023, at the age of 74. He was born on November ­­­­­­­­­11, 1948, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was the beloved son of Lucy and William Maloney Harris.

William or Beetle Bum as he was affectionately called lived a life filled with joy and laughter. He was known for his infectious smile, kind heart, and unwavering love for his family and friends.

He was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School in 1967, where he excelled in football, baseball, basketball, and the marching band.

After graduation he married his soulmate, Bonnie Seay Johnson on November 28, 1968.

He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and served two years. William retired from the University of Virginia Medical Center as an attendant supervisor after 45 years of service.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Bonnie Seay Johnson; one son, Malcolm Johnson who was his pride and joy; two grandchildren, Takira Stinnie and Tremaine Johnson; a great grandson, Legend Scott; his beloved brother, Louis Johnson, Jr.; brother-in-law, Charles Seay, Jr.; two devoted cousins, Glenda Martin and Clarice Harris; his nieces, Janine and Tanya Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, with the Reverend Halliard Brown, officiating and Bishop George Gohanna delivering the eulogy.

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

Lawrence

Lawrence "Larry" Dale Ross Jr.

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Lawrence "Larry" Dale Ross Jr. on October 12, 2023, in Charlottesville, VA.

Born on September 30, 1961, in Port Chester, NY, Larry was the beloved son of Arnethia Dixon Ross and the late Lawrence Dale Ross Sr.

Upon graduation from Port Chester High School, he enlisted and served in the US Marine Corp.

Prior to his death he was a faithful employee of Tucker Griffen and Barnes as a groundskeeper.

Larry is survived by his mother, Arnethia Dixon Ross of Charlottesville Va, his sisters Kathie (Rene) Ross of Charlottesville Va, and Carol Ross of Gretna Va, one brother Bobby Ross Sr of Waynesboro Va, one aunt, Jean (Victor) Brooks of Gretna, Va and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Larry was a man of gentle demeanor and unwavering kindness. His caring nature touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Larry's legacy of compassion and selflessness will forever be etched in our hearts.

Outside of his professional life, He enjoyed listening to music, watching Rev. Price on TV and cherished the warmth of a home-cooked meal shared with loved ones.

A memorial service will be held on Friday October 27, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 632 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA from 12pm until 2pm, to celebrate his life and legacy.

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

Curtis O'Neal Minor

Curtis O'Neal Minor

In Loving Memory

Curtis O'Neal Minor was born November 3, 1938, of Charlottesville, Virginia, and departed this life on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

He attended JP Burley High School where he was a football athlete. He was a dedicated employee for the Michie Company, a talented baker at the University Cafeteria and worked at Frank IX & Sons for more than 20 years.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo Bates and Florence C. Minor; his sister Jennie Ferguson and brother-in-law Robert Ferguson; brother George Minor; and his son Glen Johnson.

He lives behind his dear siblings, Barbara Minor, Robert Minor, Rosa Minor and James Minor; his loving wife of six decades Doris Mae Minor; and his sister-in-law Deloris Goins. Also, his devoted sons Clinton and Clayton O'Neal Minor; cherished grandchildren, Mica Brock, Asia Minor, Clinton O'Neal Minor, Addysin Star Minor, Tayshaun Minor, Marley Minor, Kiarra, and Shannon Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our extended family and closest friends for keeping us in prayer during our time of sorrow and celebration for our loved one.

We warmly acknowledge J. F. Bell Funeral Home for making the burial arrangements and your sympathies may be expressed via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Please be so kind to send your condolences to: Mrs. Doris Minor located at 1352 Oliver Creek Road, Troy, Virginia 22974. Again, your thoughts, prayers, and giving are truly appreciated.

Carrie Juanita Sampson

Carrie Juanita Sampson

Carrie Juanita Sampson has made her final trip to the homeland she loved so dearly Keswick, Va. Juanita was born at the home place in Keswick to Janie P. and Charles A. Sampson on May 21, 1928. She was the youngest of three daughters always maintaining her footprint in the homeland occupied by six generations before her. She maintained the home place until she could no longer live alone. Much to her regret she had to move to Maryland near family to live out the rest of her life.

Juanita loved Keswick, Va. in spite of Jim Crow laws that did not allow her to go to many places because of segregation which banned people of color. That did not stop Juanita. She often told of the story how she and her sisters walked miles each day to catch a bus to go to school. That did not deter Juanita from fulfilling her dream of a better life for herself and everyone that lived in the home place. After completing her education in a one-room school in Keswick and attending Albemarle Training School, Juanita received a scholarship to attend Virginia State University where she majored in elementary education. She traveled throughout Va. teaching in several counties in search of a job that rewarded college graduates jobs regardless of their race. Juanita traveled the highways week after week teaching and traveling home each weekend to be with family. Finally, she was called to a position right in Charlottesville which brought her close to home. She ended her career as a Librarian at Rose Hill Elementary School.

Juanita was baptized and joined the Union Run Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, became the church Librarian, and for many years wrote the church history. Her love for her church was undeniable. She fondly supported both Rose Hill Baptist Church were her father's family attended as well as Union Run Baptist Church which was the home church of the Proffitt's family. Seldom missing a Sunday service at either church, Juanita was a proud Black woman who fulfilled her dream. There was nothing she would not do to foster the work of her church from cooking meals for church events to supporting fund-raising requests to further the work of the church.

Juanita loved her family as well as her neighbors who lived in close proximity to the Sampson home place. There was nothing she would not do for family and friends. A tragedy struck the home place in 1980. The original home burned to the ground. Luckily, no one was injured. It was the position of the family that they would rebuild on the homeland. Juanita went about developing plans to do just that. The new home was built and the joys of home returned. The home place was always a gathering place for weary travelers. Always an extra plate at dinner and an opportunity to sponsor events for fun and fellowship at the Sampson home. Juanita did not talk about her accomplishments, she lived her life as an example for others. She would help anybody in need and ask for nothing in return.

Juanita yearned to go and unite with her loved ones who had gone before her. She was fond of saying, "Why is the Lord keeping me here"? Well, Juanita, he has answered your prayer. Ninety-five years of glorious living and your work on earth is done.

She leaves to cherish and mourn her passing nephews, George M. Moore and James E. Moore; niece Brenda D. CHAPPELL; cousin, Dennis Ragland; AND A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Union Run Baptist Church, Shadwell, VA. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

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

Helena M. Reaves

Helena M. Reaves, "Sissy" slipped quietly into a peaceful slumber, making her transition to be with our heavenly Father and to be one of God's Teachers on Friday, September 23, 2023. Helena was married to the late George W. Reaves, Sr. She was born in Keyser, West Virginia, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Ruth Moore, Sr.

Sissy was also preceded in death by her husband George W. Reaves, Sr., Mother and Father, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Ruth Moore; one brother, Arthur Moore, Jr., brothers-in-law, Robert C. Reaves, Sr., William F. Reaves, Sr., John A. Reaves, Sr., nephew, William F. Reaves Jr., and sister-in-law, Madeline Reaves.

Sissy was baptized at an early age. She was a graduate of Keyser High School as the first African American to attend the school. Helena later attended the school. Helena later attended Potomac College (PSC) where she graduated with honors. During her matriculation at WVS she pledged the Omicron Upsilon Chapter and crossed into Deltaland in 1957 to become a Soror of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

After graduation, she moved to Washington, DC where she attended Howard University and received her Master of Arts, and married the love of her life, her beloved husband, George W. Reaves, Sr., on July 26, 1958. Of that union they have three (3) handsome sons, George W. Reaves, Jr., (Tuffy); Shawn A. Reaves, and Kelly C. Reaves. As a devoted wife and mother, she always provided lasting examples for her children to follow and fostered a legacy of love for family.

Helena began her professional career as a school teacher in DC Public Schools in 1965, enjoying several rewarding years as an educator. After leaving the school system- she began working for The Washington Times in 1980 until her retirement in 2010. She enjoyed an exemplary 30-year career recognized across multiple departments and received several awards of achievement including the Times newspaper's most prestigious Presidential Award.

As Sissy reunites with her love, she leaves to mourn three sons, George Jr., (Pamela), Shawn (Genia), and Kelly (Terry); three grandchildren, Symone, Hailey, and Hunter; four sisters-in-law, Linda Moore, Dolores R. Wallace, Caroline J. Reaves, and Ruby C. Reaves; thirteen nieces and nephews; 17 great nieces and nephews; 4 great-great nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Sixth St. N.W., Charlottesville, VA. She will lie in repose at the Chapel one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Shadwell, VA.

Mary Elizabeth Tinsley Durrett

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Tinsley Durrette, 102, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away on Sunday morning, October 1, 2023. She was born on November 15, 1920, the daughter of the late David Tinsley and Bettie Moore Tinsley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Durrette Jr., her brothers, Nathaniel, Webster, James, Clarence, Daniel, Sidney and Alfonso; her sister, Jane Tinsley Bell Jordan; and a grandson, Julian Durrette.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age. She joined the Zion Union Baptist Church. Since that time, she has worked diligently in many aspects of Christian service at Zion Union as follows: The Baptist Young Peoples Union, Sunday School and Sunday School Teacher, Senior Choir, worked with the Youth Choir, Trustee and Auxiliary, Goodwill Club, Women's Fellowship, the Culinary Ministry and she sent Birthday cards to members for over sixteen years. She was honored by the Zion Union Baptist Church on her 100th Birthday. This was a happy occasion for her.

Mary was employed at the University of Virginia Housing Department for many years.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Sadie Durrette Rivera and Frances Durrette Quarles (Langston); three brothers, George, Isaiah, and Frank; one sister, Thelma N. Tinsley; three sisters-in-law, Ina J. Tinsley, Ann C. Tinsley and Shirley A. Tinsley; devoted granddaughters, Frandell and Carlotta Durrette; great-grandsons, DeShawn and Adonis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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

Zelita Renee Ernestine Washington

Zelita Renee Ernestine Washington

Legacy: Love, Joy and Togetherness.

Zelita Renee Ernestine Washington was born on April 6, 1957, to Anita Washington and the late Walter Franklin Washington in Charlottesville, VA. On August 21, 2023, at the age of 66, she went to eternal rest surrounded by her family at the Albemarle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville.
Zelita attended Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville Public Schools and was recognized in 2019 by Albemarle County Public Schools as a Pioneer of Equality in Education, one among "The Albemarle 26" with a historical marker placed at the Greenwood Community Center in Greenwood VA. Zelita attended Virginia Commonwealth University and following school began a career at Phillip Morris in their research laboratories. She retired in 2008 after 32 years of service. Retiring enabled her to put focus on her many passions - fishing, gardening, reupholstering, traveling, jewelry making, weaving, and pottery making. Zelita had a talent for creativity and was considered among family and friends as an innovator. She attended Arts and Crafts Festivals as a vendor and had her own Upholstery Shop in her backyard. She loved fishing; her last big trip was to Alaska. She belonged to a Snow Ski Club and would travel during the winter months to enjoy the sport. She also loved cooking, making special dishes to share at most any occasion and especially for the holidays to please her nephews.

She was predeceased in death by her brother, Ceadric L. Washington, sister-in-law, Marilyn Barbour Washington, and godmother Ernestine Kee.

She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Ronald Washington (Jacqueline) of Crozet and Randolph Washington of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Gwynda Williams (Amos) of San Antonio, TX, and Faith Bernadette Terrell of Baltimore, MD; brotherly cousin, James Jackson; sister-in-law, Gail Kuehn

Washington; a loving niece, Destiny Washington; loving nephews, Franklin Washington, Marvin

Washington, Clifton Walker, Ronald Lee Washington, Christopher Washington (Miriam), Marcus

Washington (Laurel), Christian Washington, Maximus Washington, Joshua Williams, John Williams, Isaiah Williams, Levi Kuehn, Jacob Kuehn (Elizabeth), and Joshua Kuehn; great nieces and nephews; Aunts, Ruby Stradford Boston, JoAnna Rice, Marcia Smith, and Louise (Bumpsie) Jones; dedicated friends, Raejeanna Richardson, Alvin Williams, Glenda Coefield, Ava Harper, and Jim Dierkes; and a host of other relatives and friends.



A service will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church, 596 Half Mile Branch Rd., Crozet VA 22932, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 1 p.m. The family will welcome relatives and friends at the church beginning at 12 p.m.

Flowers are being accepted at J.F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, VA.

However, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Cancer Center of your choice or the Piedmont Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 593, Crozet, VA 22932.



A special thank you to the doctors and staff of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and the Albemarle Health and Rehabilitation Center of Charlottesville for their dedicated and compassionate services.

Annie Keyes Johnson

Annie Keyes Johnson

Mrs. Annie Keyes Johnson was born on October 29, 1946, age 76, of Charlottesville, VA, gained her wings on September 14, 2023, in Winston-Salem, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey Dupratt Johnson, whom she was married to for 43 years. Her father, Frank H. Keyes, Mother Annie Mills Keyes, her brother, Frank H. Keyes Jr., and her sister, Francine Charlotte Groom preceded her in death.

Ms. Annie attended Burley High School and graduated from Lane High School in Charlottesville, VA. After high school she worked at the A & P grocery store, then onto Bell Telephone Company, which later became Sprint Phone Company. She worked there for over 35 years until she was injured. She was the first African American woman to become a pole climber for that phone company. Ms. Annie was dedicated and hardworking, she loved her family very much.

She was a member of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, where she was a soprano in the choir and she could play that tambourine like nobody's business.

She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory one daughter, Phillisco Smith Alexander; one son, Harry Lindsay Dupratt Johnson IV; four granddaughters, Sade (Collin) Nance, Ulanda Smith, Natasha Alexander, and Gabrielle Alexander; one grandson, Harry Jonathan Dupratt Johnson V; three sisters, Teresa Walker (Fletcher),Katie Keyes, and JoAnn Stephens; one brother, Eric Fultz; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces; and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She had two very special caregivers, Kevin Jackson and Theresa Gayten.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be held at a later date in Culpeper National Cemetery.

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

Lydell Tyrone Payne

Lydell Tyrone Payne

Lydell Tyrone Payne was called from labor to reward on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Born on February 24, 1961 at The University of Virginia Hospital. He was the son of the late George Lewis Payne, Sr. and the late Barbara Jean Overton Payne of Palmyra, VA. He was preceded in death by his sister Demetrice S. Golden. Lydell attended Fluvanna County Public Schools; he graduated in 1979. He graduated from Virginia State University magna cum laude with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance in 1983.

Lydell was the Finance Director at the Community Energy Conservation Program in Charlottesville, VA. In 1988 Lydell and his brother George decided to start Payne Brothers Concrete Contractors, Inc. In 1996 Architectural Construction & Design was started. Lydell went on to work for the City of Charlottesville until 2018. Lydell worked at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, where he was celebrating his 5 years of service.

Lydell joined the Evergreen Baptist Church at a young age. He was a member of two organizations, Modest Phi Modest Fraternity Inc.; Alpha Alpha Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife of 25 years Benita T. Payne, two sons Lydell Tyrone Payne, Jr., LaVandrius McCrae, one daughter Denisha Fauntleroy, four grandchildren, one granddaughter Jasmin, three grandsons George, III (Tre), Jaceyon and Ace, one brother George L. Payne, Jr. (wife Anna), eight brothers-in-law Charles (Demetrice, deceased), John (Ruth), Larry (deceased), Thomas (Teresa), Darryl, Lavon (Joyce), Jerome and Calvin (Melvina). Three sisters-in-law Brenda, Jackie (Warren), Nadine (Eric), and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lydell had a love of music and was a member of several bands as a drummer and enjoyed jam sessions with his brother and friends. He also enjoyed college basketball and boxing. He had a love of fishing and he shared it with his children and grandchildren, as well as the numerous fishing trips with his brother and friends.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville, VA.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 12:00 p.m., at Evergreen Baptist Church, Palmyra, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home.

Stephen Thomas McLean

Stephen Thomas McLean

Stephen Thomas McLean of Charlottesville, Virginia died peacefully at home on September 1, 2023, surrounded by his family. Born on October 26, 1950 in Charlottesville, he was the third of seven children born to Dr. Walter Copley and Margaret Kleppinger McLean.

Proud to be a product of the Charlottesville public school system, Steve graduated from Lane High School. He subsequently went to Princeton University for four of the best years of his life where he played varsity baseball, joined The Cap and Gown Club, and made lifelong friends. After graduation he spent a year working his way across Europe and Asia with friends and considered it one of his top life experiences.

Steve found his way back to Charlottesville in 1973 and discovered his lifelong passion for land and real estate. He co-founded McLean Faulconer Inc. in 1980 and remained President until his retirement in August of this year. The company grew to become the leading real estate firm in central Virginia. Steve loved working with his clients and dedicated his professional life to devotedly serving them. He established deep and personal relationships with many of his clients.

A member of the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Board of Realtors, Steve served as treasurer, vice president and president. He chaired the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. In addition, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appointed Steve to the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Committee, a position he held since the inception of the committee. At the state level, he held a four-year appointment by Governor Allen to the Virginia Real Estate Board.

Steve joined the Monticello Cabinet, which recognizes those individuals whose enlightened philanthropy ensures and enhances Monticello's dual mission of preservation and education. He also served two terms on the board of James Madison's Montpelier. At Farmington Country Club he held the positions of treasurer and president and was on the Board of Directors for two terms. Steve was past Chairman of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, as well as a founding member of Charlottesville Tomorrow. Dedicated to his community, he was proud to be a founding member and former Chairman of the Board of the YMCA, which he identified as a critical necessity for the Charlottesville community. He had accepted tenure as a member of the Board of Directors of the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont just prior to his death.

His professional accomplishments notwithstanding, Steve will be remembered for his charm, optimism, wonderful sense of humor, intelligence, unparalleled work ethic, athleticism, ability to do just about anything and everything, and his genuine desire to help as many people as he could.

Most of all, Steve loved and cherished his family and friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife of 44 years, his children, and his grandchildren. He discovered the magic of grandparenthood three years ago, and was gifted with a namesake, Poppy McLean Hughes, just two weeks before his death. He was joyously anticipating the birth of his sixth grandchild in December. Steve's paddle, tennis, hunting, golfing, fishing and skiing friends were so important to him, and he pursued those interests with gusto! Spending time at his family farm in Greene County gave him great pleasure, especially if it involved machinery - he could operate any piece of equipment.

Steve was predeceased by his father and his older sister, Patricia Ann McLean. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Wilson McLean, and their three children and their families: Wilson Copley McLean; Margaret (Meg) McLean Dagenhart (James) and their children, Coco and Henry; Elizabeth McLean Hughes (Reagen) and their children, Harrison, Wilson and Poppy; his mother, Peggy; and his siblings, Dr. W. Copley McLean Jr. (Merri), Mark Andrew McLean (Ann), Peter Kleppinger McLean (Carol Ann), Martha McLean Rodgers (Brad), Christopher Laubach McLean (Ashley), along with 25 nieces and nephews.

The burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 4 p.m. at the family's home. Condolences may be sent to the family either directly or to https://jfbellfuneralservices.com/obituaries. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Walter Copley and Margaret Kleppinger McLean Scholarship Fund (recognizing medical students exhibiting compassionate, patient-centered care), c/o UVA Medical School Foundation, P.O. Box 37963, Boone, IA 50037 (https://www.uvamedalum.org/giving/give-online/); Brooks Family YMCA, 151 McIntire Park Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (https://piedmontymca.org/about-brooks); or Botanical Garden of the Piedmont, P.O. Box 6224, Charlottesville, VA 22906 (https://piedmontgarden.org/).

Dr. Robert J. Michie, II

Dr. Robert J. Michie, II

Robert J. Michie, II, born on June 12, 1936, in Charlottesville, Virginia, embarked on a remarkable journey of love, faith and dedication, that spanned a lifetime. As a native son of Charlottesville, he was nurtured and educated in Charlottesville City Schools, where he honed his passion for football during his time at Burley High School, where he played as a fullback for the Burley Bears. His exceptional talent led him to earn a full scholarship to college, setting the stage for his future endeavors.

Bishop Michie's spiritual calling beckoned him to Brooklyn, New York, where he found his spiritual influences in the form of Pastor Steele and Bishop S.E. Henderson. Under their guidance, he dutifully served in various capacities within the church, including as a Brotherhood President, Usher Board Member, Pastor Aide, and Assistant Pastor.

In 1967, Bishop Michie returned to his hometown of Charlottesville with a divine purpose - to establish a ministry dedicated to God's work. He founded the New Pentecostal True Holiness Church. With unwavering commitment and a visionary spirit, Bishop Michie spent 53 years spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, leaving an indelible mark on Charlottesville and its surrounding areas. His teachings brought about restoration, healing, and spiritual breakthroughs for many, demonstrating his deep faith, unwavering commitment, and boundless compassion.

After retiring from a 30-year career at Belk Department Store, Bishop Michie devoted himself to full-time ministry, furthering his education with a Bachelor of Theology Degree and a Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 1997. Through Bishop Michie's ministry, many people are saved and have carried this Apostolic doctrine throughout the United States and around the world. In recognition of his remarkable contributions to the Charlottesville community, the city proclaimed June 12, 2007, as Bishop Robert J. Michie Day.

Bishop Michie's dedication extended to his service on the Bishop Board and as President of the National Ministers Conference of the Church of God in Jesus Christ Apostolic, Inc. He preached and taught the Word of God while nurturing and guiding ministers, pastors, evangelists, and ministry leaders. He excelled in instructing on the "how-to's" of ministry and organizational structure, particularly in conducting official church ordinations and consecration services.

Beyond his ministry, Bishop Michie's personal passions included spending cherished moments with his family, traveling, wholeheartedly supporting his favorite sports team, the Washington Redskins and staying informed about the latest world and political news. His insights and discussions on current events were not only enlightening but also a testament to his sharp intellect. He was a loving, hardworking, and devoted family man, treasuring his roles as husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He took immense pride in being the patriarch of the family by showering his love ones with affection, wisdom, and being present for every special occasion. His smile and kindness brightened every family gathering, creating lasting memories that will forever be cherished.

Dr. Michie and Mother Michie's kitchen was a place of love, where delicious aromas filled the air, and family and friends gathered to savor every meal. Whether it was crispy fried chicken, stewed beef and rice, green beans, homemade biscuits, banana pudding, or the divine sweet potato pie, they brought joy to every table. Their love for cooking was a testament to their nurturing spirit, always ensuring that anyone that came through their doors departed well-fed and thoroughly content.

Dr. Michie shared a loving partnership with Mother Evelena Michie for over 65 years, a bond that transcended earthly bounds when she was called to her heavenly home on August 9, 2022. Their enduring love story is a testament to the power of devotion.

Bishop Michie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mother Evelena Michie, his parents, Robert J. Michie, Sr., and Gertrude Austin Michie, step-mother, Mabel Michie, his sister, Virginia Michie Jones, grandson, Edward Nowell, and son-in-law, Lawrence Collier.

He leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories and a life well-lived, cherished by his daughters, Louvenia Nowell, Theresa Michie, Salina Hedgepeth (Ricky), and Gwen Johnson; sons, Robert Michie, III (Donna) and Calvin Michie (Melvina); brother, Alvin Michie; as well as a special niece and nephew, Brenda Jones and John "Zack" Michie. Dr. Michie's legacy continues to flourish through the generations, with 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a wide circle of nieces, nephews, cousins, close relatives, and friends.

Dr. Robert J. Michie, II, touched countless lives, leaving an enduring legacy of faith, love, and service that will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9,2023, at Union Run Baptist Church, Keswick, Virginia. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens, 670 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, Virginia.

He will lie in repose from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Mary Thornton Walker

Mary Thornton Walker

Mary Thornton Walker, born in Charlottesville, VA went on to be with the Lord shortly before 6am on August 7, 2023. She was 66 years old. She rests peacefully and free now in the hands of the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Edward Thornton. She is survived by her loving mother, Susan Smith Thornton whom was by her side day and night during the final stages of Mary's illness; her children Robert Lee Walker III and his wife Rachel Christina Walker, Natalie Nichole Towsend and Marcus Lee Walker; her brother Nathan Edward Thornton and his wife Elaine Thornton; her much loved grandchildren, Alexis Marie Walker, Justin Makai Barbour, Qena Qalise Taylor, and Haley Christina Walker; her niece Jasmine Thornton along with nephews Derek Thornton and Taylor Thornton. She also leaves behind the father of her children, ex-husband, and friend Robert Lee Walker Jr. along with a host of cousins and friends.

Mary was employed by the University of Virginia Hospital early in her career. She also worked for Giant Food for many years from which she received her retirement. Mary also worked as a clerk in local convenience stores such as Goco on Cherry Avenue and Shell on Ivy Road amongst other places of employment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Hospice of the Piedmont (https://hopva.org/donate-online-now/) in recognition of Mary. Mary spent the last 1.5 months of her life at the hospice facility at Northridge on Ivy Road in Charlottesville where she was cared for with love, grace, dignity, respect, and compassion.

A memorial service will be held at Oak Union Baptist Church located at 2000 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, August 14, 2023, at 12 p.m.

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

Joseph Owen Johnson

Joseph Owen Johnson

Joseph Owen Johnson of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Friday, July 28, 2023. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Harry L. Johnson and Mrs. Gladys H. Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Doris S. Johnson; his sister Mrs. Frances Raines; daughters, Portia Harris, and Crystal Christmas; granddaughters, Lauren Christmas and Alexis Henderson; a great-grandson, Aiden Richards; a son-in-law, Jeffrey Christmas; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2023, at 12 noon, at the New Hope Baptist Church, Esmont, Virginia.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed via the online guestbook.

Angela Harris

Angela Harris

Daughter, Mother, Family Member & Friend

"Spontaneous, energetic, inquisitive, kind, strong willed, loved her family, able to express and show love to anyone!" These are only a few of the terms of endearment used by close family members to describe Angela Lynn Harris, but it is her mother who provides the most compelling description of her with the words: "my Angel was complex, but lovely, beautiful inside and out."

Angela was born on June 27, 1977, to Shirley and Tony William Harris at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was in this very same place on July 21, 2023, with her mother and devoted friend and fiancé, Derrick Cox at her bed, that "Angel" (the nickname given to her by her mother on the night that she was born) was called home to be with the Lord. Raised in Charlottesville, Angela was one of Harris' eight children - five girls and three boys. She was educated in the Albemarle County and Charlottesville private and public-school systems and attended Stone Robinson Elementary School, St. Anne Belfield, and was a 1995 graduate of Albemarle High School. She later attended Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) in Charlottesville where she studied Business.

At the age of ten, Angela was baptized by the Rev. Dr. R. A. Johnson and became a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Keswick. She became an active member of the ZHBC Youth Choir and was one of the group's lead singers who became well known for her rendition of "Trouble in My Way." On August 8, 2001, Angela gave birth to her only child, Jaylyn Lachelle Harris, and with the guidance of her parents, the family made certain that this newest angel would also be raised and become active at Zion Hill. While a teenager, Angela was employed as a salesclerk in Charlottesville at Roses Department Store. She also served as a volunteer for the Albemarle Police Department in the Explorer Training Program. Pursuant to her study of business at PVCC, she continued her adult work experiences in the Records Management Department at the UVA Medical Center and later became a teller at Wachovia Bank in Charlottesville.

Angela was predeceased by her father, Tony William Harris; sister, Barbara Harris and two brothers: Raymond and Charles Harris. She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Shirley H. Harris; daughter, Jaylyn and her fiancé Tucker Parks; Angela's devoted friend and fiancé, Derrick Cox; brother, Reginald Harris; three sisters: Marchell Harris Rollins (Shawn), Norma Jean Harris Thompson (Charles), and Mary Harris Robertson; 8 nieces, 4 nephews, a great niece, 9 great nephews, aunts, cousins and a host of friends and acquaintances.


She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2023, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at Zion Hill Baptist Church.

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

Elizabeth Diane Brooks

Elizabeth Diane Brooks

Elizabeth Diane Brooks, 72, of Keswick Virginia departed this life Monday, July 17, 2023, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Diane, as she was affectionately called, was born in Cobbham Virginia on November 08, 1951. She is the daughter of the late Viola and Sunnie S. Jordan.

She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother. Her personality was infectious and she cared deeply for others.

Her transition leaves a major void in her family. However, wonderful and cherished memories remain with her children, siblings, and a host of relatives and friends to share her memory.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Hill Baptist Church,
802 Zion Hill Rd, Keswick, VA 2294 on Monday July 31, 2023 at 1pm

Courtney T.

Courtney T. "Terry Lee" Childress

Courtney T. "Terry Lee" Childress, 61, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born in Charlottesville, VA on December 13, 1961, to the late Ray Thompson and Gertrude Childress. He was the husband of Kathy Hawkins Childress.

Terry Lee received his early education through the Charlottesville City Schools and attended Albemarle High School. He was a longtime associate at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. where he worked for fifteen years and became a fixture at family visitations, funerals, memorial services, and burials. He held a one-of-a-kind upbeat personality; always dependable, enthusiastic, hard-working, committed, and productive. He was a lifetime member of Sand Road Baptist Church.

He was known and well-liked by people from all walks of life in the community. Everyone who met him was greeted with a smile and a kind word. He possessed a cheery personality and an uncanny way of engaging anyone he met in conversation and making them feel better for doing so. He always found the time to go the extra mile to look in on or help those in need. His dedication and devotion to his family was noteworthy and he left an indelible impression on his neighbors, friends, and acquaintances.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Kathy Childress; three daughters, Tamara Hawkins, and Ahlanna Hawkins, and Ahlirla Hawkins; three brothers, Dennis Childress, Gregory Childress, and Conrona Martin; two sisters, Sharon Vest and husband, John, and Dorothy "CC" Whindleton; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville. Interment will follow at Sand Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Secretary Road, Esmont, VA.

He will lie in repose from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Edward R. Henderson

Edward R. Henderson

Edward R. Henderson, 93, of Covesville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 23, 2023, in Charlottesville.

Born on October 6, 1929, he was the son of the late Willie Henderson and Louise Henderson. Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Ann Henderson; son, Barry Henderson; and sister, Gladys Henderson.

He is survived by his sister, Bertha Johnson; sister-in-law, Gloria Bates; daughters, Joyce Diaz, Brenda Henderson, Nicole Engram; sons, David Henderson, Donnie Henderson, Orlando Henderson; grandchildren, Avis, Tiffany, Crystal, Erica, Jessica, Travis, Chelsea, Shayla, Ricayla; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A funeral will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2023, at First Baptist Church Covesville (5883 Henderson Lane) with interment to follow at the Henderson Family Cemetery.

He will lie in repose from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel in Charlottesville. Flowers may be sent to J.F. Bell Funeral Home.

The family extends deep gratitude to Shelly Brown and the staff at Hospice of the Piedmont for their loving care, and to all who have expressed support during this time.

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

Willie D. Smith

Willie D. Smith

Willie D. Smith departed this life on July 16, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. "Smitty" as he was commonly known, was born April 3, 1942, in Blakely, GA, to Alex and Idel Smith.
The second of six children he is preceded in death by his favorite older sister Bessie who would readily take his parents' spankings for him, and his brothers John"JT" and Edward.
He is survived by his favorite youngest sister Lois and his younger brother Alex.
As a child, he heard the doctor telling his father that a pneumonia-stricken Willie was on his way out of this world. But Willie would proceed to live a remarkable life and experience miracles on more than one occasion. Growing up in the South taught Willie to disarm animosity with a smile and respect. But when these tools did not work, he was a fierce fighter who feared no man black or white. His younger sister, Lois recalls how her big brother taught her to fight. Dusty and crying she ran to her big brother to tell him Moses, a little bully had beat her again. Her brother took his shirt and wiped the tears from her face. She watched him pull off the hand me down, piece of a belt. "Willie D, you gon go beat Moses now?" Lois was excited.
"No, you gon beat Moses and if you don't, I'm gon beat you!" Right then Willie told Lois how to fight. Throw dirt in his eye, kick him between the legs and keep doing it. Willie would be watching from around the curl. Lois, afraid of her enemy but more afraid of her big brother, did just what he said and it worked! Little Lois felt like a giant. But it wasn't long before a tearful Lois was watching her mother pack a paper bag sending Willie from Blakely, GA to preserve his life. She said, it seemed like in a month's time her mother's hair turned white from worry about her fearless son.
Just a boy, Willie would reside and work in Florida for many years. His jobs included picking cotton, tobacco and oranges and driving a Greyhound bus among other things. Later, he would migrate to Washington, DC., where many commonly knew him as "Big James." He often talked of cabarets, night clubs, the $150 plate dinners, the alley gambling, the fights, the midnight meetings in cemeteries, going to bed broke and waking up rich, the fine cars and oh, how he always liked driving them fast!
In 1969, Smitty relocated to Charlottesville. By this time Smitty was making a reputation in the waterproofing and cement industry. He had lived up to his childhood prediction that one day he would become a businessman. Even as an octogenarian, Smitty referenced the lessons his own father taught him. For instance, as a child if Willie could hold on to his allowance from the following week, he would get double the next week. While other kids went to the movies and bought candy, Smitty watched his money double. Until his death he believed the time to work was when your pockets were full, not when your pockets were empty. Never spend your last, he would say. As a result, even though he ran a cement business many people recall Willie buying and selling at flea markets for many years. He loved people and he was able to wheel and deal and talk to people, something he couldn't always do while stuck on cement jobs or working out in the cold. "Everyday is a good day," he would say. And when his health began failing he would oftentimes say he was having "one of those real good days." He never had a bad day.
While many recall Willie as a man with superman strength, unafraid to stand up to any man or men these same folks might also recall a man who motivated and encouraged others to go into business, give up vices, face each day with optimism, stand up for right, and treat everyone with respect. He was the same way everyday with everyone he met. Confronting you with a smile and enthusiastically launching into the same stories as if this was a fresh memory never shared. He was a father, husband, brother, uncle and friend who showed up when you called. He once said he can tell a lot from a man by just observing the way he walked and how he looked you in the eye. As a tribute to his life, we should take a moment to recognize this is a good day. Look someone in the eye, smile and share or listen to their story.
Willie is proceeded in death by his first wife Hazel and Louise Graham, the mother to his sons.
He is survived by his wife Deborah.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Marguerite Flowers of Washington, D.C.
He is survived by sons Wayne Flowers and Patrick Smith, both of Washington, D.C., and son Willie Smith and daughter Ladi Smith both of Charlottesville. He has a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews whom he loved and proudly bragged on as if they were his own. He is also mourned by many who grew to love him and consider him as family.
Funeral service will be held at Charlottesville Church of Christ on July 22, 2023, at 3 pm. Zoom link for the service is https://virginia.zoom.us/j/5674285727 Meeting ID: 567 428 5727. Password: 990
Repass will follow in the fellowship hall.
Following services, at a date to be determined, there will be a graveside service at his final resting place, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Blakely, Ga.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook.

Judie Ann Farrar

Judie Ann Farrar

Judie Ann Farrar departed this life on Sunday, July 9, 2023. She was born on January 2, 1947, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Kathleen Beverly and Elvin Wells. She was married to the late James W. Farrar.
Three sisters, Faye Morton, Helen Morton Shelton, and Peggy Jamison, and two brothers, Larry Morton and Ronald Wells, and a grandson, KJawan Steppe also preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory and love, her five children, Shelley Gibson of Palmyra, VA, Earl Morton of Kansas City, Kansas, Sonji Morton of Hampton Roads, John Morton of Richmond, Virginia, and Kimberly Jamison of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Judie A. Farrar attended Jackson P. Burley High School and then entered the workforce at the University of Virginia. She then worked at the famous jazz club Bren-Wanna as a night cook, and she was well known for her fried chicken. She enjoyed preparing meals for family, friends, or for anyone that needed a good meal. She shared her last with many without hesitation. Known by many as Ms. Judie.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave. Charlottesville, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating.

The family is receiving friends at the dining hall of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church immediately following the service.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Wilbur Junior Wright

Wilbur Junior Wright

Wilbur Junior Wright, 94, of Earlysville, Va., departed this life on Friday, July 14, 2023. He was affectionately known to many as "Papa".

He was born January 23, 1929, in Raleigh, West Virginia to the late Nathan and Cleola Mitchell Wright.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Tatum Wright; son, Bernard Wright; daughter, Faye Wright; grandson, Timothy Vest; brothers, Walter and William Wright; sister, Laura Fleshman; brother-in-law, Julius Pryor; sisters-in-law, Helen Wright and Nancy Wright.

He is survived by sons, James "Buster" (Joyce) Wright and Jonathan (Isabel) Wright, Earlysville, Va.; Nathan (Tammy) Wright and Kevin Muse, both of Charlottesville, Va.; brother, Nathaniel Wright, Dyke, Va.; sister, Emma Pryor, Charlottesville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Barbara Wright, Dyke, Va.; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany, and other places abroad. He was employed by UVA Medical Center, later retiring from Frank Ix Textile Mill, but continued to work part-time at Kroger and Sam's Club before completely retiring at age 84. He was a faithful member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Dyke, Va. and served as Trustee.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Dyke, Va., with the Reverend Robert T. Anthony officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral at the church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A repast will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the interment.

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

Ada Jackson

Ada Jackson

Ada Jackson departed this life on July 1, 2023. She was born on November 29, 1938.

A memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, Gordonsville, VA.

Mary

Mary "Louise" Douglas

Mary "Louise" Douglas went home to glory at the age of 75. Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Martha Jefferson Hospital of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born on February 20, 1948, in Louisa County, Virginia.

Preceded in death by her Mother, Eva Allen, Father, Lee Harris, and daughter, Antonia (Tonia) Douglas; three brothers, Charles, George, and Ernest; and one sister, Ida Arnett.

She was survived by her son, Takeen Akbar (Teia) of Stanton, Virginia; granddaughters, Imari and Tyshay Douglas of Charlottesville, Virginia; 3 step-grandchildren, Brianna, Jasiyah, and Damon of Staunton, Virginia; sisters, Grace Allen of Charlottesville, Virginia and Doris Dillard (Herbert) of Madison; brothers, Curtis Allen (Helen) of Gordonsville, Virginia and Lee (Randy), Allen (Sharon) of Charlottesville, Virginia; a goddaughter Sabria Allen of Charlottesville, Virginia; a devoted friend, William Rankins of Charlottesville, Virginia; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was educated in the Louisa County Public Schools. Mary was a certified nurse's aide for many years and retired from Monroe Health Center in 2020, where she worked for many years.

She was a member of the Pleasant Plain Baptist Church from childhood until her passing. She enjoyed being with her family and friends; watching her Commanders football team; trips to Atlantic City; going to church; and of course, her lifetime movies.

She will lie in repose from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, Gordonsville, Virginia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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

Beatrice Alfreda Poindexter

Beatrice Alfreda Poindexter

Beatrice Alfreda Poindexter was born on October 20, 1949, in Washington, District of Columbia to the late
Alexander Poindexter and the late Rena Mae (Childs) Poindexter. She was educated in Louisa County Public Schools. Beatrice was affectionately known to family and friends as Alfreda. Alfreda gave her life to Christ at an early age when she joined Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church-Old Site in Louisa Virginia. She was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, after a short battle with metastatic liver cancer. Welcoming her at the end of her earthly journey are her parents, Alexander Poindexter and Rena Mae Poindexter and her sister, Essie Deloris Bookurn.

At the age of twenty-one she moved to the District of Columbia. Throughout her years in Washington, DC she worked as a security guard in various locations. She returned to Louisa in 1985 where she began working in the service industry. She proceeded to become a Certified Nurse's Assistant at the Louisa County Nursing Home. Later she explored other opportunities. She went on to be employed as a food service supervisor at the Fluvanna Correctional Center. Ultimately, she enjoyed doing home healthcare to which she became a private home healthcare provider.

Beatrice was a warm-hearted person with a great sense of humor. She loved spending time with family and
friends. She also was an avid movie watcher. She enjoyed any movies with Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. She survived a fierce battle with COVID in 2019.

Beatrice Alfreda Poindexter leaves behind three daughters to treasure her memories, Michelle Smith (Timothy) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Bridget Poindexter of Gum Springs Virginia; and Tomika Greene of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the sole caregiver of three grandsons, Latrell Poindexter; Marcus Poindexter; and Travis Poindexter. Ten grandchildren survive her. She is additionally survived by two sisters, Frances Mae Holland of Louisa, Virginia and Rena Francine Poindexter of Prince George, Virginia and one brother, Jamal Abdul Kareem of Greenville, Virginia.

We welcome family and friends to honor the life of Alfreda at 11:00AM, July 7, 2023, at Mt Gilliam Baptist
Church-Old Site. A viewing will be held at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at the church's cemetery.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26 NIV

Mary Anne Watkins Barlow

Mary Anne Watkins Barlow

Mary Anne Watkins Barlow was born on June 24, 1955, to the late Leslie and Daisy Watkins of Buckingham County. She was educated in the Buckingham County Public Schools. After graduating from high school, Mary was employed by National Linen Service and was a longtime employee of Boar's Head Inn of Charlottesville as the housekeeping manager. More recently she was employed at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge retirement community before health issues necessitated her retirement in 2009.

Mary loved the Lord and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church throughout her youth. In December of 2001, Mary married Norris J. Barlow of Charlottesville, Virginia. Norris and Mary lived in Palmyra, Virginia for some time, but later settled in Scottsville, Virginia. Mary cherished the peace and tranquility of rural life, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing cards with friends, and watching soap operas (she was a fan of The Bold & Beautiful and the Young & Restless shows). Her sweet potato pie received rave reviews and she loved fishing as long as Norris took care of the baiting and unhooking. Mary loved seventies soul music, was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, and was very attached to her pet lab, Precious, which passed away several years ago. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she looked forward to decorating her home for the season. Her most beloved "job" was caring for her great grandchildren whom she adored.

Mary transitioned from earthly to eternal life on June 16, 2023, at University of Virginia Medical Center Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Norris J. Barlow, three children, Carolyn "Niecy" Franklin. Monica Jackson (Michael), Michael "Mike". Franklin (Marquita), and two stepchildren, Norris J. Barlow, Jr. (Erica) and Larunatta Boone (Leon). Mary is survived by twelve of her sixteen siblings. Nine sisters, Elizabeth Boone of Richmond, Virginia, Estelle Watkins, Janet Johnson (Gary), Lucy Booker, Pearl Cousins (Jerry), Dianne Brown, Anna Marie Watkins, Shirley Watkins, Gertrude Watkins, half-sister Annie Campbell and three brothers, John Henley (Ruth) of King William County, Frank Watkins (JoAnne) and George Watkins. Mary was preceded in death by four brothers, Wellford Miller, James Watkins, William Watkins, and Charles Watkins. She was also the grandmother of seven children, the great grandmother of three children, and leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

She will lie in repose from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Columbia Baptist Church Cemetery, 116 Rivanna St., Columbia, Virginia.

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1Peter5:10 NKJV

Mary Pauline

Mary Pauline "Polly" Johnson

Mary Pauline "Polly" Johnson, 89, of Charlottesville, Virginia, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. She was born September 19, 1933, as one of five children to the late Benjamin and Lillie Carr in Simeon, Virginia.
Pauline attended Albemarle Training School and Jackson P. Burley High School. Most of her work experience consisted of being a domestic worker as a housekeeper. She worked for the McCroys for fourteen (14) years and raised Lisa, Clara, Kissy and John. Her other primary employers were Mrs. VanCleif and Ms. Francis Wynn, whom she worked for in Florida. A few years later after returning to Charlottesville, Pauline was employed by Professor William Duren until his death.
Pauline accepted Christ at an early age and was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. Pauline joined Rose Hill Baptist Church where she later participated in the Missionary Ministry and the Senior Choir. She and her best friend, the late Odell Winston Hearns, had a tradition every Saturday of delivering dinners in support of the neighborhood soup kitchen. When you saw one, you saw the other. In her later years, Pauline was committed to studying God's word and tried to use it in her daily walk.
Pauline, also affectionately known as "Polly," while working in Florida in 1977, met her lifetime friend and companion and love of her life, James "Sweetie" Johnson. They were united as husband and wife on September 30, 1978. When it was football season, they attended every VMI home game of their Godson, PJ. Pauline and James had twenty-six (26) beautiful, happy years together until his death on March 14, 2004.
Pauline wings of love stretched wide and she blessed everyone who took the time to know her. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred C. Washington; three brothers, Louie E. Carr, Norris L. Carr, and William P. Carr; sister-in-law Christine M. Carr and brother-in-law Ulysses Washington.
She leaves to cherish her memories her favorite nieces, Doris Jackson, Leslie Washington and Ann Brown (Charlie); her favorite nephews, Louie Carr, Jr. (Debbie), Benjamin Carr (Reva), William "Billy" Carr, Jr; and her beloved grandson, Stewart Wright; other nieces, Patricia Hester(Sonny), Theo Arnette, Debra Carr, Connie Fletcher (Sonny), and other nephews, Donald Carr (Loretta) and Anthony Carr; also Pauline's many devoted and loving family and friends to include her Godson, Pomroy N. Jackson, III (PJ), Nancy Johnson, Linda and Otto Bates, Brenda and Clarence Walker, Mary Reaves, Patricia Reardon, Bryan and Anna Vides, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Rose Hill Baptist Church, 2421 Rose Hill Lane,
In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to Rose Hill Baptist Church Missionary Ministry, 2421 Rose Hill Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

James Early Woodson

James Early Woodson

To everything there is a season. A time to be born and a time to die. On Tuesday, June 13, surrounded by his wife and son, the Lord sent his angels down from heaven to carry our beloved James from his earthly home to his heavenly home.

Born James Early Woodson on March 12, 1947, to the late John Early and Virginia Bolden Woodson in Dillwyn, Virginia. To those in his family, he was known as Baby Brother. Brother attended the Buckingham County Public School System. He joined the Zion Baptist Church, Dillwyn, Virginia at an early age.

After graduation, he went to work at Craddock Terry, a shoe factory in Dillwyn. It was there he met Sarah Staten and fell in love.

On October 17, 1970, they were married. Woodson, is how she affectionately referred to him. They soon moved to Charlottesville and became the proud parents of one son, Troy and later grandparents of two.

Woodson, was employed by Uniroyal in Scottsville before going to work at GE in Charlottesville, which is where he retired.

He loved the Lord and worked tirelessly as a devoted member and Deacon at Zion Union Baptist Church. He served in the role of Deacon for over 34 years. Even as his health declined, he would make sure to view the service via YouTube.

James leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 52 years, Sarah Staten Woodson; son - Troy of Charlottesville; two grandsons - J.P. Clifford of Tennessee and Lucien Nelson of Harrisonburg, VA; two brothers - Junious "Joe" (Emmaline) of Baltimore, MD and Robert Woodson of Dillwyn, VA; two sisters - Annie Kidd (Luther) of Ruckersville, VA and Janice Brock (Lewis) of Barboursville, VA; two aunts - Annie Woodson of Dillwyn, VA and Corinne Burton of Charlottesville, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He will lie in repose from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2023, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville; Interment will follow at Zion Baptist Church, Dillwyn, VA.

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

Pearl Frances Steppe Barbour

Pearl Frances Steppe Barbour

Pearl Frances Steppe Barbour, 72, of Crozet, Virginia left her earthly home and entered her eternal residency on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

Mrs. Barbour was born on December 22, 1950, in Browns' Cove, Virginia to the late Wilbert Melton Steppe, Sr. and Edith Frances (Jackson) Steppe of Crozet, Virginia.

A brother, Wilbert Melton Steppe, Jr. and wife, Sarah; three brothers-in-law, James "Rodney" Braxton, Arnold Jackson, and William Barbour, Sr. preceded her in death.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age, joining Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Browns' Cove, Virginia where she sang in the youth choir, senior choir, and was leader of the youth ushers. Later, she became a charter member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she sang with that choir as well.

She was educated in Albemarle County: starting at the segregated Crozet Elementary School, then onto Virginia L. Murray Elementary, in Ivy, Virginia, next on to Jackson P. Burley High School, in Charlottesville, Virginia where she was a varsity cheerleader "Bears". When integration came, she graduated from Albemarle High School, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She continued her education at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Pearl began her employment while in high school at the University of Virginia Hospital. She went onto Morton Frozen Foods, Crozet, Virginia, and then to Acme Visible Records, Crozet, Virginia in the Pockets Department. She served as labor union secretary and later became the first female supervisor in the plant. She later did almost ten years in retail at Cardinals Uniform, Charlottesville, Virginia and then retired from Xerox Corporation at Sperry Marine of Northrop Grumman, Charlottesville, Virginia.

She was an excellent cook, baker, seamstress, and there are a great number of kids young and old who are enjoying ''comforters crocheted by Pearl".

She leaves to love and cherish her memory, her husband and best friend, Roosevelt Wheeler Barbour, Jr.; daughters, Edith Barbour-Hughes(Terrance), Rosetta "Lisa" Opie(Robert), and Charis Barbour; four sisters, Georgie Barbour, Charlotte Dooms(Wilson), Jackie Martin, and Annette Jackson: four brothers, Earl Steppe, Gary Steppe, Timothy Steppe, and Reginald Steppe; sister-in law, Janet Earl; and five grandchildren, Mu Tasim, Dejah, Na Sib, Cyenna, and Xaviera; one aunt, Lelia Payne; and one special cousin, Anthony Steppe, Jr. Also surviving are nine nieces, eleven nephews, many cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Mt Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, Whitehall, Virginia. The Eulogy will be delivered by Reverend Doyle Thomas, Jr.

The family would like to thank Encompass Health, the Hospice of the Piedmont, and UVA Health with Dr. Mutter, Dr. Becker, and Dr. Dobson and their staff.

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

Avis Key Morse

Avis Key Morse

Avis Key Morse, an inspiring beacon of compassion, community service, and faith, passed away on May 28, 2023, at the age of 57. Born on February 15, 1966, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Avis' legacy of commitment and love endures through the many lives she touched.

Avis was the cherished daughter of Nancy and the late Floyd W. Key Jr., and the devoted sister of Floyd W. Key III and his wife, Rhonda, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Steven T. Key of Kissimmee, Florida, Bryan L. Key and his wife, Danielle of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Michael D. Key of Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from Charlottesville High School in 1984, she pursued further studies at Piedmont Community College, demonstrating a lifelong dedication to learning.

Avis was a beloved partner to Timothy D. Morse of Louisa, Virginia and the devoted mother to Tory N. Key of Arlington, Virginia and Shemya M. Key of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her profound love for her family was a testament to her generous spirit and the depth of her heart.

Avis served the community with passion and dedication. She spent almost 14 years at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and then 25 transformative years at the Albemarle County Public School system, where she was most recently a Budget and Grant Analyst. Her significant contributions to the education sector underscore her commitment to her community and personal growth.

A faithful member of the First Baptist Church located on 632 W Main St, Avis' spirituality was a guiding force throughout her life. Her kindness, generosity, and dedication to service were ever-present in all her interactions.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the J.F. Bell Funeral Home, the First Baptist Church, the Albemarle County Public School system, and everyone who had the privilege of knowing Avis.

Her passing leaves an irreplaceable void, but her life and legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate to know her. Avis' memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of her family (nieces and nephews), friends, and the community she passionately served.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main St., Charlottesville, Va.

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

Terry Vincent Tyler

Terry Vincent Tyler

Terry Vincent Tyler earned his heavenly wings on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the age of 71.
Terry was born on July 3, 1951, to the late Grace Morris and Charles Tyler. He was predeceased by his Stepfather, Reginald Morris Sr., his siblings & step-siblings, Keith Tyler, William Tyler, Charles Tyler, Steve Morris, Reginald Morris Jr, , and great-granddaughter, Takari Tyler.
Terry graduated from Albemarle High School in 1969, after which time, he served in the U.S. army. He later continued his journey through the nursing program at Martha Jefferson Hospital, where he earned his degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Terry gave his life to Christ at an early age, and became a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Church, where he served on the choir and as an usher. He loved his church. He loved fishing and painting and was always willing to share his knowledge with those he loved.
Terry is survived by Martha Tyler, his wife of 40 years, one son, Miguel Strother (Danielle) Virginia Beach, Va., two daughters, Denetta Tyler of Lexington, Ky., and Tarah Washington (Hines-Hind Bone) of Charlottesville Va.; grandchildren, Tykee and Elija Tyler of Lexington, KY., and Shawn, Tariana, Terrence Hopkins of Charlottesville ,Va., Terri and Mezzia Washington of Charlottesville VA., and Miguel Jr and Karma and Tyler Strother of Waynesboro Va.; 1 great granddaughter, Azalea Tyler of Lexington, Ky..; one step brother, Michael Morris of Bowie, Md..; Sister in-laws, Shirley, Hope, Patsy and Geraldine that were just like his sisters; and a great host of other relatives and friends.
A special thanks to close lifelong family and friendships including, but not limited to: Hines Washington, Joyce Tyler, Ronald Chaves, Main Washington, Noland Sailor, Fred Thompson, Eddy "Wolf" Henderson, Roberta Mason, Naomi Perkins, Kitty Burton, Thomasena Monroe, Rev. Trice and the Middle Oak family community, and others whose names are not listed but are dearly loved. He will be physically missed by many but will always hold a special place in the hearts of everyone he knew.
He will lie in repose from 12 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2023, at Wake Forest Baptist Church, Blenheim, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Earnest

Earnest "Butch" Lee Gaines, Sr.

Earnest "Butch" Lee Gaines, Sr. 79, of Esmont, Virginia departed this life on May 29, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1944 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of the late Luella Gaines and the late George Byers.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Emanual Gaines, a devoted stepmother Bertha Byers, two stepsisters Vernell Byers and Henrietta Steppe, four uncles June Byers, Bledsoe Byers, Dewey Byers, and Houston Gaines, three aunts Iziah Byers Jones, Amy Gaines Cabell, Lula Mae Byers Burton, one brother-in-law Lewis Steppe, and a cousin who he considered his brother Ronnie Crenshaw.

He was baptized early in life at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Esmont, Virginia.

He worked for many years at R. E. Lee Construction, the Quarry in Schuyler, Virginia and Albemarle County Public Schools. However, the job he enjoyed the most was working as a Farm Manager for over ten-years for Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange.

His hobbies included working on cars, remodeling and building things and he enjoyed hunting with his friends. He also enjoyed listening to his favorite gospel group, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC's.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife for over 58 years, Rosa Feggans Gaines, of Esmont, Virginia; four sons Earnest Gaines, Jr. (Carmelita) of Ruckersville, Virginia, Elliott Gaines (Christina) of Barboursville, Virginia; Erik Gaines of Charlottesville, Virginia, Michael Cooper, of Charlottesville, Virginia. Four daughters Vanessa Harding (Reverend Dr. Morris Harding) of Henrico, Virginia; Valerie Spears (James, Jr.) of Palmyra, Virginia; Vernice Grooms (Pastor Howard Grooms, Jr.) of Esmont, Virginia; Vivelar Parrish of Palmyra, Virginia; a god-daughter Mcshanna Jackson (John) of Gordonsville, Virginia; twenty-four grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Esmont, Virginia.

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

Elder Howard

Elder Howard "Glenn" Carey

Elder Howard "Glenn" Carey departed this life on Saturday, May 20, 2023, He was born in Esmont, Va. the son of Phyllis Londree of Esmont, Va. and the late Robert Gilliam. He was the husband of Linda Carey.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stevan Gilliam, his grandmother, Amanda Londree, two uncles Norbert Carey and Cornell Carey; and an aunt, Marie Davis.
He was a graduate of Albemarle High School and a veteran who served in the U. S. Army. His career was spent working as a professional Truck Driver.
He leaves to cherish his memory in addition to his mother, Phyllis and wife, Linda, a son, Jarmar Carey, and three daughters, Artaga Carey, Travis Hornsby, and Jasmine Carey; five brothers, Richard Carey (Rita), Ronald Carey (Gail), David Londree, Jerrema Gilliman, and Robert Gillam; six sisters, Janice Brown, Sandra Blair (John); Charlene Austin, Kaneyo Burton, Meshanna Jackson (John), and Angela Morris; seven grandchildren, Al' aia, Jeremiah, Arianna, Zahmaria, Londyn, Jahbari, and Noah; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at New Hope Baptist Church, Esmont, Va. the family will receive friends one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
He will lie in repose from 12-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Mary Serena Hoffman

Mary Serena Hoffman

Mary Serena Mary Serena Hoffman, 61, went home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2023, at her home in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is survived by her two daughters, Serena (Nick) and Joy. She also had one son Derek Jr. (Olivia).
She will lie in repose on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 12-6 at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel in Charlottesville Virginia, 108 6th St. NW.
The funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at The Crystal Cathedral in Dillwyn Virginia, 16764 Oak St. Dillwyn, VA. She will be laid to rest at Monticello Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville, 670 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA. She will be greatly missed.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be submitted to the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Brenda Laverne Barnes Fountain Brooks

Brenda Laverne Barnes Fountain Brooks

Brenda Laverne Barnes Fountain Brooks was a conqueror. On April 20, 2023, she gained victory in her long battle against cancer by peacefully going home to the open arms of her Savior.

Welcoming her at the end of her earthly journey are her Grandmother Virginia Ann Barnes, Mother Carrie Barnes, Father Althea Chapman, Stepfather Ernest "Redd" Lewis Sr., Uncle Sumner "Bubba" Barnes, Sisters Diane Barnes and Mary Jane Green, husband Jonathan Brooks and daughter Karen Barnes.

Born in Charlottesville Virginia on March 15, 1949, Brenda was a pillar of the community, and everyone's mother. A proud Burley Bear, she attended Jackson P. Burley as well as Jefferson Schools, and went on to work in nursing at the Towers and was a trusted private sitter for many years. Additionally, she was employed at Morrison's Cafeteria, and in her retirement, served as a receptionist for the Quality Community Council, where she used her knowledge of the community to help improve city neighborhoods. She also served the community as an officer in the Garrett Square Tenants Association and was a member of the American Legion.

Wherever she lived, Ms. Brenda's door was always open, and she welcomed any and everyone who needed any or everything. Whether you knew her as mama, Miss Brenda, Grandma, Lou, Barnes, or BB, you knew she would be there to feed you, listen to you, comfort you, and if necessary, get you all the way together, and she would do it with a heart full of love.

A faithful member of True Holiness Church, in addition to her church family, Brenda leaves a son, Brent Barnes and his wife Marsha of Richmond, VA, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, Godchildren, as well as other relatives, friends and neighbors to cherish her memory.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Jeffrey

Jeffrey "Jeff" Thomas Gray

Jeffrey "Jeff" Thomas Gray, 58, of Charlottesville, VA went home to be with The Lord on Monday, April 17, 2023. Jeffrey was born in Charlottesville, VA to Beatrice Harris Burton and the late Alphonzo Harris, Sr. on September 19, 1964.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father, Alphonzo Harris, Sr. and two brothers, Alonzo Gray and Alphonzo Harris, Jr.

Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Beatrice Harris Burton, his children, Prinsoctavian Brown (Bianca Brown), Jeffrey T. Gray II, and Ambrozha Gray; his siblings, Lorenzo Gray, Angelo Gray, Jerome Harris, Glenda Gray Henderson, and Jennifer Gray Lestrade; a caring friend and the mother of his children, Barbara Brown; three aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Jeffrey graduated from Charlottesville High School. After High School, Jeffrey worked mostly as a cook. Jeffrey loved creating new meals at home. He was known for his kindness, making people laugh, putting a smile on their face, and telling stories. Jeffrey was always singing and loved dancing. Anyone that knew him, knows that he was Prince's biggest fan and the Pittsburg Steelers were his favorite football team. Jeffrey was known as an "English Teacher" to his family because he always corrected their grammar. Jeffrey was a joyful and happy soul and was loved by so many.

He will lie in repose from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Shawn D Carter

Shawn D Carter

On April 10th 2023, God called Shawn D Carter home.
Shawn is survived by his mother Bernice Carter and one sister, Denise Mallory; one brother, Raymond Carter; one son, Malik Carter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 16,2023, at 2:00 p.m. in Rockhall Baptist Church Cemetery, Shelby Rd., Madison County, Va.

Mary Phyllis Hester

Mary Phyllis Hester

Mary Phyllis Hester, 80, of Albemarle County, Va. departed this life on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born in Charlottesville, Va. on November 22, 1942, the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Hansberry.

She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, and mother. Her personality was infectious, and she was a friend to everyone she met. She worked as a cook for many years.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Sherman Hester; two daughters, Selita Hester and Sherita Hester; a brother, Robert Hester and a host of other relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, with Dr. Alvin Edwards, officiating. Interment will follow at Thessalonia Baptist Church Cemetery, 67 Thessalonia Road, Bremo Bluff, Va.

Arrangements are in the care of J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be placed in the guestbook, www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

GWENDOLYN LAVERNE BROOKS

GWENDOLYN LAVERNE BROOKS

YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THE LORD IS WITH ME.

It is with great sadness that the family of Gwendolyn LaVerne Brooks announces her passing on March 19, 2023, at the University of Virginia Transitional Hospital located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gwen as she was called by everyone who knew her was born on May 28, 1954, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the youngest daughter of the late Edward Lee "Sonny" Brooks and Larvinia Porter Brooks.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Tyrone Brooks, Sr.; three nephews, Herbert Tyrone Brooks Jr., Quintus Brooks, and baby, Daquayvion Hansberry; Paternal Grandmother, Mary Brooks, Maternal Grandparents, Charles Milton Porter Sr. and Virginia Howard Porter; five uncles, Russell Howard, Charles M. Porter Jr., Herbert Porter, Robert A. Brooks Sr. and Norman Brooks Banks; four aunts, Yvonne Porter Coles, Audrey Porter Gross, Virginia Brooks Maynes, and Elaine Brooks Allen.

Gwen was a 1972 graduate of Lane High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was employed by the University of Virginia Medical Center for 33 years before taking a Disability Retirement. Gwen was a devout Christian having been baptized as a young child at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a teenager she loved singing on the youth choir at EBC where she had many escapades with her cousins, Peggy Porter Lewis and Brenda Porter Washington. She loved spending time with her family and close friends. Gwen was not a traveler preferring to stay close to home. Though she and cousin Sharon Porter did visit Connecticut once and said afterwards she would never come back because of the heavy traffic.

Gwen leaves to cherish her memories one loving and devoted son, Sherrod B. Terrell (Danielle); two grandchildren she loved dearly, Martavious Terrell and Malaiya Terrell all of Stanardsville, Virginia; two brothers, Larry A. Brooks, Sr. (Patricia) of Schuyler, Virginia and Edward L. Brooks Jr.(Joyce); one sister, Carolyn E. Brooks both of Charlottesville, Virginia; one sister-in-law, Malinda Bishop Brooks; two uncles, Carl Brooks Banks of Jersey City, New Jersey and Edward Porter of Scottsville, Virginia; one aunt, Shirley Porter of Charlottesville, Virginia; two nephews, Larry A. Brooks, Jr., and Rashad Brooks(Dawn) both of Charlottesville, Virginia; six nieces, Lisa Rush (Anthony) of Crozet, Virginia, Nichele Brooks Hill (William) of Stanardsville, Virginia, Angela Brooks and Jennifer Brooks, Kim Brooks (Antonio) all of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Karen Brooks of Schuyler, Virginia; one lifelong friend Debbie Henry; and many cousins and friends left to remember her.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr.Firas El Chaer and Nurse Practitioner Amelia Hodson and the 4th Floor Infusion Center nursing staff at the Emily Couric Cancer Center at UVA for the care given to Gwendolyn. Also thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont Home Care and the University of Virginia Transitional Hospital on Ivy Road.Donations may be made in Gwen's name to the American Cancer Society . Donate at 1-800-227-2345 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at P.O. Box 22324, New York, New York 10087


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

Cody Brian Smith

Cody Brian Smith

On March 18, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. God Called home Cody Brian Smith. He was born in Charlottesville, Va. on June 19, 1996, the son of Rodney and Connie Smith.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bernard and Josephine Smith, and Sidney and Ardella Harris

He was a loving son, brother, cousin, and friend to many who knew him. He was a graduate of Charlottesville High School. He was a contractor at the University of Virginia through Aramark. He loved music, and dancing, and had a talent for drawing pictures. He was always smiling with his pearly white teeth. He made you think he was up to something mischievous, and it would make you laugh. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan and his favorite color was red and black.

Cody is survived by his parents, Rodney E. Smith and Connie Smith; three brothers, Raider "aka" Rodriques, Quentin Smith, Drew "aka" Erin Smith; a girlfriend, Daizhia Randolph; six uncles, Greg Smith, Stanley Smith, Michael Smith, David Smith, and Stanley Wells; eight aunts, Linda Wells, Laverne Steele, Sonia Taylor, Barbara Smith, Margie Smith, LaTaya Smith, Lissette Smith, and Laura Johnson; two nephews, Elijah and Lewis Smith; and his favorite cousins that he was closest to, Yahmil Payne, David Person, and Jaquil Payne; a goddaughter, Skylar Person; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at
J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Riverview Cemetery.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center; J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc., and Dr. Alvin Edwards for the assistance they rendered during the loss of their loved one. The family especially wishes to extend thanks to family and friends who visited, called, texted, gave sustenance, and gave big hugs.

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

Vince Martin

Vince Martin "Chickie"

Vince Martin "Chickie", passed away peacefully on March 18th, 2023, at the age of 81. He was born on July 22, 1941, in Harlem, New York, to the late Vincent Martin and Martha Branch Martin.

Vince earned his A.A.S. degree in chemical technology from New York City Community College and attended Hunter College. Shortly after college, he began his career as a food technologist. Then in 1987, Vince joined Heinz in their Frozen Food division where he retired in 2004.

Vince had many hobbies but especially loved cooking, gardening, collecting trains and spending time with his family. Throughout the years, he served as a member of Jefferson Lodge #20 and the Institute of Food Technologists.

He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Harris Martin, of Zions Crossroads, VA. His three children, Eric Martin and wife, Vi Martin of Apple Valley, CA; Michelle Martin of Queens New York, and Jessica Eblan of McLean, Virginia. Vincent was blessed with 4 living grandchildren, Wise Martin, Gavin Eblan, Nadia Eblan and Suriyah Francis.

We welcome friends and family to honor the life of Vince on March 30th 2023.

A viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA at 12:00 p.m. on March 30, 2023.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 721 South 1st Street Charlottesville, VA.

Repast to follow at Spring Creek Athletic Club, Zions Crossroads, VA.

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

Earl H. Anderson

Earl H. Anderson

Earl H. Anderson was born to the late Hampton and Dorothy Swift Anderson in Charlottesville Va. on November 21, 1951. Earl completed life on March 15, 2023, and reunited with his parents and his siblings Hampton Jr., Christine, Patsy, Raymond, Clarice, James, Bernard, and Joe who all predeceased him.

At an early age Earl was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at Union Run Baptist Church Shadwell, VA

Earl was educated in the public school system in Albemarle County graduating from Albemarle High school.

Earl Anderson, a gifted, skilled and meticulous craftsman who took a great deal of pride in his work. Whether operating the backhoe, remodeling a house, landscaping or standing at the gates as a greeter or an usher. His ultimate goal was always to do a great job and to please.

Earl was actively a part of the Men's Ministry, Usher Ministry, Landscaping, and Men's Choir until his health began to decline. He loved visiting various nursing homes throughout his lifetime and was always willing to donate or give a helping hand to anyone in need.

Earl met and married Audrey (deceased) and to that union two sons were born Earl and Colin.

Later on he united in Holy matrimony with Cheryl Basker Anderson and through that union Erica and Tylar where born and he gained a bonus daughter LaQuita.

Those that remain to remember Earl are (wife) Cheryl Anderson (Callao Virginia), Sons: Earl (Woodbridge), Colin ( Alaska) and Desmond Freemond. Daughters: Erica ( Sacramento Calif), Tylar and LaQuita (Callao VA) and Donette Freemond . Grandchildren: Ashton , Allyssia, Jallen and Jamir. Aunt; Mrs. Marion Coles, A devoted friend Janie Dyer and her family, and host of nieces nephews, cousins and friends.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave., Charlottesville. Interment will follow at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Keswick, VA.

Lovingly submitted by the Family.

Arrangements in the care of J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Michael Antione Robinson

Michael Antione Robinson

Michael Antione Robinson, 41, of Charlottesville, VA passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 20, 2023.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Henry P. Monroe Sr. and maternal grandmother, Lucille Myers.

Michael enjoyed working, playing video games, and just spending time with his Mom.
He is survived by his loving mother, Debra Robinson and Stepfather, Kelvin Clark; brother, Henry P. Monroe Jr. (Monica) of Esmont; sister, Crystal Smith (Loreno) of Fluvanna County; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, cousins, and a devoted cousin, Shaune' Robinson; and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Your condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook.

Gilbert Clifford Toms

Gilbert Clifford Toms

Gilbert Clifford Toms, Son of the late Truman and Aggie Toms, was born on June 27, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina. He departed this life on March 12, 2023.
Gilbert started his education in the North Carolina school system and later moved to Connecticut where he completed his education at Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
On a visit back home to North Carolina, Gilbert met his late wife, Jessie Lee Bradford and they were soon married shortly thereafter. Throughout that union they became the parents of two sons; Greg and Maurice.
In 1977 he moved to New Jersey and was employed by C. Eagan and Sons and later changed employment to BFI Sanitation Company. He was somewhat of a Gypsy, because he later moved to Virginia and worked for a while and then in the late 1990's he moved back to Connecticut. During his time in Connecticut, he was employed by UPS for 20 years and retired around 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman Toms and Aggie Bell Toms; tow brothers, Truman Toms, Jr. and Larry Toms; one sister, Helen Thigpen; and his wife, Jessie Lee Toms.
Gilbert leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Greg Toms of Tennessee and Maurice Toms of Richmond, VA; 12 grandchildren and one goddaughter, Aaniya Bohannon of Grover, NC. Also three brothers, Harvey Lee Toms, Frank Toms (Nancy) and James "T.L." Tom of Grover, NC.; five sisters, Mary Piet of Willingboro, NJ, Willie Mae McCluney, of Charlottesville, VA, Louise Thigpen, Mary Alice Toms, and Judy Jackson (Leon) of Grover, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He will lie in repose from 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville, VA.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lanford Ave., Charlottesville, VA; interment to follow at Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, 2822 Hydraulic Rd., Charlottesville, VA.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Sonia

Sonia "Tweety Bird" Marsita Bell

Affectionately known as "Tweety Bird" Sonia Marsita Bell entered eternal rest on Wednesday March 15,
2023, surrounded by family at Cedars Nursing Home. She was born to Emma Bowles on June 5, 1966, in
Charlottesville, VA and leaves to join her granddaughter Zy'ira Bell, maternal grandparents Lawrence
and Edna Bell, Uncles Jerome and Bernard Bell and her Aunt Nora Turner.

Sonia attended Charlottesville High School and received vocational training at Job Corps Virginia. She
was very compassionate and caring, and was a valued in-home caregiver for many years, often traveling
to Northern Virginia for one of her clients, whose family included her in his obituary. Her diligence,
leadership and people skills were evident in her most recent job at TJ Maxx and regular service as a poll
worker for the City of Charlottesville's Department of Voting and Elections. At any election, Sonia could
be counted on to cheerfully greet and assist voters wherever she was assigned. Sonia was a kindhearted
person who loved her family and friends and had a heart for serving her community. She connected with
whomever she met and was especially concerned with caring for our youth. Sonia was well known in
her community and always willing to lend a hand to help those in need. As a block captain on 10 ½
street, she was instrumental in having speed bumps installed to slow traffic and frequently organized
neighborhood cleanups. On Riverside Avenue, Sonia has distributed food to her neighbors, organized
community celebrations, and assisted both the Pointe and Christ Community Churches with outreach to
her neighbors. Sonia was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Public Housing Association
of Residents (PHAR), where she was a graduate of the Internship Program, having previously served on
the board of the Quality Community Council. She loved to work with people and help advocate for
others, and she was as courageous, passionate and fierce in tirelessly standing up to cancer. But Tweety
was not just all work and no play-she often relaxed with her face buried in a juicy novel, and enjoyed
dancing, laughing and having fun, especially if it involved the Elks Lodge or a cabaret!

Sonia is survived by her twin daughters, Rickia and Keria Bell; son, Alvin Campbell III; his father and her
spouse, Alvin "Romey" Campbell, Jr. of Buckingham, VA; grandchildren, Dymous and Serenity Robinson;
mother, Emma L. Bowles; brothers, Shawn and Lamont Bowles; sister, Tashia Bowles; nieces, Sedriana
Willis and Quamesha Ragland; and nephews, Quamesha and Quaimaine Ragland; all of Charlotteville, VA;
sister-in-laws, Linda and Gwen Campbell of Buckingham, VA ; Special friend, Earl Payne; and a host of other relatives and friends, whom she likely made feel like family.

The family would like to thank the staff at UVA Breast Care Center, Cedars Nursing home and Legacy Hospice for the kindness and comforting concern shown to our loved one.

She will lie in repose on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at J.F Bell funeral Home Chapel.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Christ Community Church,
329 Riverside Ave, Charlottesville.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Mary Ann Minter (Smith)

Mary Ann Minter (Smith)

Mary Ann Minter (Smith), 65, of Charlottesville, VA departed this life surrounded by her loved ones at the University of Virginia Medical Center on March 12, 2023. Mary was born on February 11, 1958, to the late Louise B. Smith and Louis Smith in Charlottesville.

After graduating from Charlottesville High School Mary had a long-term career as a prep cook for Chick-Fil-A on the UVA Campus (Newcomb Hall Pavilion). Outside of work she loved listening to music, dancing, shopping, hanging out with her daughters, grandchildren, and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Louise B. Smith, her father, Louis Smith, and her sister, Diane Minter Booth.

Four sisters, Jeanette Pindell, and Doris Smith survive her both of Charlottesville, VA; Deloris Smith of Orlando, FL, and Della Smith of Baltimore; and two brothers James Brown and Louis Smith, Jr. also of Charlottesville, VA.

Left to cherish her loving memory are Mary's four daughters: Dorothy Smith (Eric), Janet Smith (Charles), Sasha Bynum (Demontais), and Michaelenna Smith, all of Charlottesville, VA; four grandchildren: Soucorey Bruce and Evion Bruce of Charlottesville, VA; Nyla Bruce of New Orleans, LA; and Auset Bryant of Charlottesville, VA; two special nieces: Denise Smith and Joyce Smith of Charlottesville, VA and a host of family and friends.

Mary will lie in repose at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

The family would like to extend gratitude and thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the University of Virginia Medical Center (NNICU) for the care and concern shown through this difficult time.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Lovell Hart Jr.

Lovell Hart Jr.

We mournfully announce the passing of Lovell Hart Jr., 68, of Washington, DC and raised in Charlottesville, Va. Lovell was called home on March 2, 2023.
Lovell, known to all his family and friends as Pumpkin, Fess, and Everyday; was born to Lucy Monroe and the late Lovell Hart Sr., and took his first breath on January 16, 1955. He was preceded in death by his father, Lovell Hart Sr., his brother, Albert Hart and Step Father Warren Monroe.
Lovell was a lovable, caring, sweet, kindhearted person. He loves Football and Basketball. His favorite team is San Francisco 49ers, and North Carolina Tar Heels.
Lovell is survived by his mother, Lucy Monroe; one sister; Debbie Henry (Roger Sr.), one uncle; Jessie Turner (Paulette), one son; Tyrone Barbour (Barbara) of Woodbridge, VA, one daughter; Tarra Taylor (Rahiem) Four Grandsons; Terrance, Dimitri, Sha'Donta, and Taejon, Three nephews; Lamar Brown (Felicia), Kieren Brown and Roger Henry Jr., Two nieces; Danna Wright (Robert), and Dyshanna Henry, four great-nieces, and one great-nephew, and a host of cousins and close friends.

Please Join us to celebrate the life of Lovell Hart Jr. on March 10, 2023 from 12pm-6pm for the viewing at J.F Bell Funeral Home and 1p.m for the Memorial Service at Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA.

Robert Thurston Sr.

Robert Thurston Sr. better known a "Frog" age 95, of Barboursville, VA departed this life peacefully on February 14, 2023. He was born on January 22, 1928, in Washington, D.C. to the late Golden L. Thurston and Isabell Belt. His wife, Lucille Thurston preceded him in death.

When we think of Robert, better known for his gentle spirit, but always laughing. He was free hearted and giving if you were in need, he loved to cook, bartend at family and friends' events and let's not forget the crap tables at the casino.

Three sons, Robert Jr., James "Jimmy", and Clarence; and his sister, Dorothy Harris also preceded him in death.

Robert was a lifelong member of Union Run Baptist Church. He retired from Sperry Rand Corporation and Safeway Grocery Store.

Robert leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Clarissa Seay of Barboursville, VA; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, loyal friends, and one in particular, Pearl J. Swift of Maryland.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W.

A graveside funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Keswick, VA.

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


Michael G. Sandridge

Michael G. Sandridge, 38, of Charlottesville departed this life on February 12, 2023. He was born in Charlottesville on March 13, 1984, the son of the late Teresa Sandridge. He was married to his beloved wife, Jasmine Sandridge.

He possessed exceptional culinary skills and worked as a cook at Our Lady of Peace nursing facility for many years. He loved fishing and spending time with his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jasmine Sandridge; two sons, Ta'shawn and Chace Sandridge; two daughters, Saniya and Savannah Sandridge; and a brother Kwamane Sandridge; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He will lie in repose from 11p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc., please send condolences via our guestbook.

Dymonicke Laz'on Robinson

Dymonicke Laz'on Robinson

Dymonicke Laz'on Robinson, 30, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Monday, February 6, 2023. He was born in Charlottesville on June 28, 1992, the son of Michele Robinson and Roger Shepherd.

He was a graduate of Charlottesville High School. He was employed with Pizza Hut. His family time was most important to him, and he was a loving son, brother, and father.

In addition to his parents he leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Da'myous Robinson and Kylo Robinson; a daughter, Serenity Robinson; three brothers, Derek Robinson, Jeneal Robinson, and Devan Tyree; a sister, Quanmetrice Robinson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Dymonicke will lie in repose from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. He will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Zelma Yvette Johnson Pleasants

Zelma Yvette Johnson Pleasants

Zelma Yvette Johnson Pleasants, 75, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on January 20, 2023, in Richmond, Virginia. She was affectionately known a "Tootie". She was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 25, 1947, to the late Lindsay Johnson and Yvonne Burks Johnson.

A brother, L. Dupratt Johnson preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School, the class of 1965. She dedicated many years of service as a secretary in Albemarle County Schools Administrative Offices. Yvette was a member of the Debonaire Socialites and the Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia Prince Hall Affiliation, Monticello Chapter #3.

She was devoted to and active in her church, Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, where she sang in the Choir, worked in the Senior Ministry, and provided hospitality in the kitchen.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Jerome A. Pleasants, II of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter, LaKeisha P. Pleasants of Richmond, Va.; one grandson, Dakari Pleasants; a sister-in-law, Annie Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating; the Reverend Gordon Fields, eulogist.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Please sign the guestbook.

Eldridge Vandrew Smith

Eldridge Vandrew Smith

Eldridge Vandrew Smith, 36, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life suddenly, on January 28, 2023. He was born on March 5, 1986, the son of William Van Smith and Patricia A. Paige.

He received his formal education in the Charlottesville Public Schools and was in the 2005 graduating class of Charlottesville High School. He spent his career working in the Hotel Industry. He volunteered his time as a member of the B.U.C.K. Squad which worked in the community to stop the violence. He enjoyed all types of sports, especially basketball; loved to fish; and loved to spend quality time with family and friends.

He leaves to morn his loss in addition to his mother and father, a fiancé Abigail Williams; his special pops, Lawrence Graves; a son, William Van Smith, II; three daughters, Maliya Smith, Amiyah Smith, and Xena Smith; two brothers, Corey Paige (Tonora) and Shannon Miller (Shama); a sister, Ivanna Key; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave.

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

Margaret Ann Fisher Smith

Margaret Ann Fisher Smith

Margaret Ann Fisher Smith, 69, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Monday, January 16, 2023. She was born on July 18, 1953, the daughter of the late James and Beatrice White Fisher.

Her son, Clarence Yuander Smith and one brother, James Fisher preceded her in death.
She received her formal education in the Albemarle County Schools System. She was a food service worker. Her pastimes were word search puzzles and watching court shows.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Cartina Richardson (Pierre); one brother, Willie Fisher; and two sisters, Beatrice Timberlake and Linda Fisher; four grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She will lie in repose from 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2021, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Union Run Baptist Church with Pastor, Dr. Rickey White officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

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

Irving "Gus" White

Irving "Gus" White, 77, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on Monday, January 9, 2023. He was born in Charlottesville, Va. on October 2, 1945, son of the late Brock Wallace and Blanche Roslyn White. His wife, Martha Ann Elizabeth "Lizzy" Martin White preceded him in death.
Two brothers, Larry White and Nathaniel Maupin; and one sister, Ardell Heath preceded him in death.
Gus received his formal education in the Charlottesville City School System and Burley High School. He retired as a head custodian in the Charlottesville City Schools, after many years of service.
His favorite pastimes were playing cards, watching westerns, entertaining guests, and being a "die heart" Pittsburg Steelers and UVA football fan.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Maurice M. Martin (Sherri); a daughter, Celestine White; two brothers, Raleigh Kelly (Sara), and Erskine White, Sr.; two sisters, Audrey Marie Booker and Roslyn Lavon Magruder; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He will lie in repose from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church.

Mary Johnson Allen

Mary Johnson Allen

Mary Johnson Allen, 97, of Charlottesville, Virginia, departed this life on January 2, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Charlottesville, Va. on February 19, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Lucille Brown Johnson. She was the wife of the late Harry V. Allen.

She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Apex Beauty School where she trained as a beautician.
Mary was a member of Zion Union Baptist Church and a member of the Willing Hands Ministry and a faithful choir member until her health declined. She spent her career as a self-employed Hair Stylist.

Her son Gerald Allen; a sister, Edith Scott; two nephews, Leon Scott and Wesley Scott; and a niece Elizabeth "Trudy" Scott preceded her in death.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory two grandsons, Spencer Washington and Krewzs Williams, and two devoted nephews, Howard "Sid" Scott and William Murdock Scott.

A viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Zion Union Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Melvin Alexander Burruss

Melvin Alexander Burruss

It is impossible to summarize the life journey of Melvin Alexander Burruss. He was a man that loved his family. He valued education and community. He was a leader, mentor, counselor, and fighter. He loved to dance and enjoy life. All that he embodied is reflected in his grandchildren who he loved more than anything and poured into all his love.
Melvin was born to the late Melvin and Anna (nee Griffin) Burruss on February 13, 1946, in Branford, Connecticut.
Melvin's early life was filled with sports. He was an accomplished high school athlete in basketball and football where he received numerous recognitions. He graduated from Branford High School on June 18, 1964. After high school, Melvin joined the Navy in 1965. When asked by his daughter Timnetra why he joined the Navy, Melvin replied that the line was shorter and, therefore, he believed he would have more opportunities to advance. This mindset embodied Melvin Burruss...work hard, but smart. He served until 1971. During his time in the Navy, he completed his basic training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, IL, completed additional training in electrical engineering, and studied at the radar school at the Naval Air station in Memphis.
Education was important to Melvin. He instilled in his children that an education was invaluable and counseled his daughter, Trisha, that an education was something that no one could take away from you. Melvin earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from University of California at Berkeley (1973). He received the Ford Foundation Scholarship. He earned his Master of Business Administration in finance from Stanford University School of Business (1975). While at Stanford, he received a two-year grant through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Additionally, Melvin earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law (1993).
Melvin loved the law. Although he entered the profession later in life, his vast experience working for large companies that specialized in sales, financial services, and real estate gave Melvin a unique perspective on most issues. He was a trusted counselor and enjoyed serving within the legal community. He enjoyed discussing legal issues with his colleagues and daughters. He was a critical thinker who enjoyed engaging in the hard conversations to drive transformative change. He could engage in conversations on almost anything from local community issues, politics, finance, and the stock market. He always made time for the small conversations, such as almost daily conversations with his children or grandchildren. He stayed connected to those he loved through phone calls, FaceTime, and visits. He was someone you could depend on to be there.
Melvin was a member of numerous organizations and boards and served in a variety leadership positions. Some of those organizations include: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., African-American Men of Westchester (served as president for more than twelve years), African-American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester, Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Chamber of Commerce, Louisa County Public School Superintendent Advisory Board, Louisa County NAACP, Directors of Louisa County Broadband Authority, New Hill Corporation (served as Board Chair), Louisa County Historical Society; Louisa VFW post 8947, Charlottesville Bar Association, Louisa County Democratic Party, The Brothers in Charlottesville and the State Bar of Virginia. As the Executive Producer and host of The Neighborhood Law Center, a program that aired on Charlottesville's Community Access Channel 12, he addressed legal issues impacting the community.
Melvin also received numerous awards recognizing his commitment to the community and his willingness to give his time. Some of those awards include, Omicron Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Uplift Award (2006); Black Democrats of Westchester Judge Thurgood Marshall Award (2013); and Who's Who (2014).
Melvin met Diana at an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated dance in 1989. Their relationship blossomed and they married in 1995. Melvin and Diana loved to dance and travel. His favorite vacations were cruises to the Caribbean and the island of choice was St. Maarten. In addition to traveling, Melvin prided himself in being a master gardener. He took his knowledge of gardening from his grandfather and aunts who lived and worked the land for over 100 years. After building their home in Louisa, Virginia, he planted at least 50 trees around his home along with flowers and shrubs that bloom in spring, summer and fall giving the landscape beautiful color.
His interests were not limited to traveling and gardening. He enjoyed coin collecting from when he was a child, he also liked to play cards, and enjoyed watching football with his fraternity brothers Alfred and Mike. Melvin cherished his three dogs, Snow, Coal and Chance.
Melvin's life journey ended on October 18, 2022. His son, Gregory preceded him in death.
Melvin is survived by Diana, his cherished wife of twenty-seven years, his daughters Trisha and Timnetra, his son Charles, and his stepchildren, Evan and Lorena Lowery. He is survived by his brother, James, his sister, Beverly, his granddaughters, Jordan, Brooklyn, Lexie and Chelsea, his grandsons, Nicholas and Josiah Burruss; his great grandchildren Charlie and Nikson, his nieces Fontaine and Anna, his nephews Albert and Dwight, and all that loved him.
He will lie in repose from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. NW, Charlottesville, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Foster Creek Baptist Church, 4028 East Jack Jouett Rd. Louisa, Va.

A second funeral will be held in his hometown of Branford, Connecticut at St. Stephens AME Zion Church in Branford, Connecticut on November 12, 2022. Interment will follow the service at Central Cemetery, Branford, Connecticut.

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

Lovell Hart Jr.

We mournfully announce the passing of Lovell Hart Jr., 68, of Washington, DC and raised in Charlottesville, Va. Lovell was called home on March 2, 2023.
Lovell, known to all his family and friends as Pumpkin, Fess, and Everyday; was born to Lucy Monroe and the late Lovell Hart Sr., and took his first breath on January 16, 1955. He was preceded in death by his father, Lovell Hart Sr., his brother, Albert Hart and Step Father Warren Monroe.
Lovell was a lovable, caring, sweet, kindhearted person. He loves Football and Basketball. His favorite team is San Francisco 49ers, and North Carolina Tar Heels.
Lovell is survived by his mother, Lucy Monroe; one sister; Debbie Henry (Roger Sr.), one uncle; Jessie Turner (Paulette), one son; Tyrone Barbour (Barbara) of Woodbridge, VA, one daughter; Tarra Taylor (Rahiem) Four Grandsons; Terrance, Dimitri, Sha'Donta, and Taejon, Three nephews; Lamar Brown (Felicia), Kieren Brown and Roger Henry Jr., Two nieces; Danna Wright (Robert), and Dyshanna Henry, four great-nieces, and one great-nephew, and a host of cousins and close friends.

Please Join us to celebrate the life of Lovell Hart Jr. on March 10, 2023 from 12pm-6pm for the viewing at J.F Bell Funeral Home and 1p.m for the Memorial Service at Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA.

Mary Ann Minter (Smith)

Mary Ann Minter (Smith)

Mary Ann Minter (Smith), 65, of Charlottesville, VA departed this life surrounded by her loved ones at the University of Virginia Medical Center on March 12, 2023. Mary was born on February 11, 1958, to the late Louise B. Smith and Louis Smith in Charlottesville.

After graduating from Charlottesville High School Mary had a long-term career as a prep cook for Chick-Fil-A on the UVA Campus (Newcomb Hall Pavilion). Outside of work she loved listening to music, dancing, shopping, hanging out with her daughters, grandchildren, and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Louise B. Smith, her father, Louis Smith, and her sister, Diane Minter Booth.

Four sisters, Jeanette Pindell, and Doris Smith survive her both of Charlottesville, VA; Deloris Smith of Orlando, FL, and Della Smith of Baltimore; and two brothers James Brown and Louis Smith, Jr. also of Charlottesville, VA.

Left to cherish her loving memory are Mary's four daughters: Dorothy Smith (Eric), Janet Smith (Charles), Sasha Bynum (Demontais), and Michaelenna Smith, all of Charlottesville, VA; four grandchildren: Soucorey Bruce and Evion Bruce of Charlottesville, VA; Nyla Bruce of New Orleans, LA; and Auset Bryant of Charlottesville, VA; two special nieces: Denise Smith and Joyce Smith of Charlottesville, VA and a host of family and friends.

Mary will lie in repose at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

The family would like to extend gratitude and thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the University of Virginia Medical Center (NNICU) for the care and concern shown through this difficult time.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Earnest "Butch" Lee Gaines, Sr.

Earnest "Butch" Lee Gaines, Sr. 79, of Esmont, Virginia departed this life on May 29, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1944, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of the late Luella Gaines and the late George Byers.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Emanual Gaines, a devoted stepmother Bertha Byers, two stepsisters Vernell Byers and Henrietta Steppe, four uncles June Byers, Bledsoe Byers, Dewey Byers, and Houston Gaines, one brother-in-law Lewis Steppe and a cousin who he considered his brother Ronnie Crenshaw.

He was baptized early in life at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Esmont, Virginia.
He worked for many years at R. E. Construction, the Quarry in Schuyler, Virginia and Albemarle County Public Schools. However, the job he enjoyed the most was working as a Farm Manager for over ten-years for Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange.

His hobbies included working on cars, remodeling and building things and he enjoyed hunting with his friends. He also enjoyed listening to his favorite gospel group, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC's.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife for over 58 years, Rosa Feggans Gaines, of Esmont, Virginia; four sons Earnest Gaines, Jr. (Carmelita) of Ruckersville, Virginia, Elliott Gaines (Christina) of Barboursville, Virginia; Erik Gaines of Charlottesville, Virginia, Michael Cooper, of Charlottesville, Virginia. Four daughters Vanessa Harding (Reverend Dr. Morris Harding) of Henrico, Virginia; Valerie Spears (James, Jr.) of Palmyra, Virginia; Vivelar Parrish of Palmyra, Virginia; Vernice Grooms (Pastor Howard Grooms, Jr.) of Esmont, Virginia; twenty-four grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Esmont, Virginia.
Arrangements by J.F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Thomas James Crawford

Thomas James Crawford

Thomas James Crawford, "T. J." of Charlottesville, Virginia was called home to be with the Lord on April 2, 2022, at the University of Virginia Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.
Thomas "T.J." was born on December 19, 1954, to the late Thomas and Wilma Crawford.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his aunts, Barbara Williams and Yvonne Anthony; one sister, Natalie Crawford; and a brother, Randy Crawford.
Thomas "T. J." graduated from Lane High School in 1973, after graduating he embarked his career with State Farm Insurance Company. He gave 45 years of service and retired in 2018.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Paula Crawford; four sister, Mary (Phoede) Ward, (Fred), Ila Crawford, and Adair Crawford all of Charlottesville, Va., and Sharon Crawford Pitre (Herman) of Oakland, Ca.; one aunt, Ramonde Gardner of Charlottesville, Va.; a special devoted nephew, Adrian Crawford and a devoted friend, Frankie Swift; a host of other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Zion Union Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Robert Lee Saylor

Robert Lee Saylor, 78, of Charlottesville, Virginia went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2022, at Monroe Healthcare surrounded by family. Robert was born on March 16, 1944, to the late Virginia Saylor Jones and William Jones of Whitesboro, New Jersey.
His sister, Mary Ann Jones and grandmother, Lucy Moon Saylor preceded him in death.
Robert received his formal education at the Jefferson School and Albemarle Training School. He was employed at The Virginian Restaurant as a Prep Cook for many years.
He leaves to cherish his memory a sister, Alice Hansberry of Charlottesville and a brother, Leroy Jones of New Jersey; one aunt, Deloris; four nieces, Diane, Alice and Bonita all of Charlottesville, and Christine of New Jersey; seven nephews, Jerome "Swamp", Frankie, Jake, Johnny, and Marvin all of Charlottesville, and Bobbie Leroy Jr., and Willie of New Jersey; and a devoted best friend George "GG" Watson; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. A walk-through viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
The family would like to than the staff at The Couric Cancer Center, Infusion Center, and Monroe Health and Rehab, and J. F. Bell Funeral Home for their love, care, and support.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Sharon Jacqueline Anderson

Sharon Jacqueline Anderson

Sharon Jacqueline Anderson, 52, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on March 16, 2022.
Born on June 21, 1969, in Charlottesville; She was the daughter of the late James E. Crenshaw Jr. and the late Deborah Crenshaw; and granddaughter of the late William and Delores Brown of Charlottesville.
Sharon graduated from Albemarle High School and also received her associates degree at the National College of Business. She was baptized at a young age at Zion Union Baptist Church. She worked as a waitress at IHOP in Charlottesville where she has touched many lives; her smile and warmth made people appreciate her.
She is survived by her Fiancé, Jerome Johnson of Charlottesville; her children, Antonia Anderson of Charlottesville, the late Deidra Stewart, and Davida Stewart of Richmond Virginia; Two brothers James E. Crenshaw III of Charlottesville and Daniel Crenshaw of New Jersey; 4 grandchildren; Jaemari Stewart, Brandon Haley Jr, Zariah Jones of Richmond and Trinity Stewart of Greene County Virginia; one fur baby CoCo and host of neices/nephews, aunts/uncles and cousins.

A viewing will be held at J.F Bell Funeral Home in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday March 26, 2022, from 11am-4pm.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son that those who believe in him shall not parish but have eternal life."

Charles Leander Stovall

Charles Leander Stovall

Charles Leander Stovall, 64 of Portsmouth, VA, went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family. Charles was born on February 17, 1958. The son of the late Leander Brown and Gladys Stovall.

Charles leaves to cherish his memory one son, Christopher Rawlings; two sisters, Vennie Stovall of Norfolk, Va. and Ethel Lee Grimes (Ronnie) of Statesville, NC; one brother, Eugene Stovall, of Winter Haven, FL. He also leaves to cherish his memory, grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Charles was a graduate of Albemarle High School. Prior to a lengthy illness, he was a manager in the foodservice industry.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Middle Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, 4735 Presidents Road, Blenheim, VA.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th Street NW,
Charlottesville.

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

Haston Richard Monroe Jr

Haston Richard Monroe Jr

Haston Richard Monroe Jr. 65, of Glen Allen, Va. went home to be with the lord on Monday, March 14, 2022, at Henrico Doctors Hospital surrounded by his three loving daughters, son, sister, and a devoted friend. Haston was Born on July 1, 1956. The son of the late Haston Monroe Sr. and Ada Monroe.
His brother, Randolph Monroe preceded him in death.
Haston leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Alfreda Carter and husband Melvin of Charlottesville Va., Shanna L. Witcher of Glen Allen Va, and Dana Monroe of Louisa Va.; a son, Rodney Robinson of Richmond Va. He also leaves to cherish his memory with his grandchildren, Melvin, Ebony, Michael, Jahmod, Ja'Von, Taijah, Xzaivon, Bryan, and Qaylivia; and a devoted friend, Juanita Martin.
Haston was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and was baptized at a young age. Haston loved the lord and trusted him in everything he did. He was a graduate of Lane High and had several different jobs; but his most important job was loving his children and grandchildren.
Haston will always be remembered for his smile and swag and his stride when he walked. Never leaving home without his creases in his pants and white shoes and his favorite watch. Most important, His Kangol hat. Nothing was ever out of place, not even on a bad day. Haston is truly going to be missed, but what we have most is his everlasting love.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Evergreen Ministries, 2001 Earlysville Road. Interment will be private. Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Virginia Lee Germino

Virginia Lee Germino

Virginia Lee Germino, née Roseborough, a Charlottesville resident for over half a century, died of a stroke at the age of 88 on March 2, 2022. Born in DeLand, Florida, on August 5, 1933, she was the daughter of Rudolph William Roseborough, Sr., and Mary Audrey Bullington Roseborough. Her older sister, Margaret Paul Jones, survives her, as do five children: Helen Lianos with her partner David Shorto, Ruskin Roseborough, Laura Germino with her husband Greg Asbed, Renata Germino with her husband Anthony Smith, and Monica Germino, whose husband Louis Andriessen died last year. Her firstborn, Margaret Julia Germino, died in 1956, leaving a hole in Virginia's heart that never fully healed. She leaves five grandchildren: Rebecca Lianos, Chloe Lianos with her husband Ben Upton, Ariana Smith, Maya Jane Smith, and Isaiah Germino Asbed, and a step-granddaughter Laura McIntosh Kellert with her husband Will Kellert. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren, and by many godchildren.

A brilliant and precocious student, Virginia Roseborough left her sleepy inland Florida hometown to lead a life full of travel and discovery. Her adventures took her to Allied-occupied Germany at the age of 15, where she sold cigarettes to GIs to fund her travels, then to Duke University at 16, and onto Harvard and Wellesley, followed by several years in the Philippines. After returning to establish the family home in Charlottesville, Virginia continued her travels, including a year-long stay at the American Academy in Rome and an archeological dig in Palermo, Sicily at the age of 50. While at Duke she met and married Dante Germino, with whom she later traveled around the world, their five children and 26 suitcases in tow. She received a full scholarship for her graduate studies in history at Harvard, was graduated summa cum laude, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for studies in Italy. During her years in Manila, Virginia strove to add Tagalog to her repertoire of Italian and German. She was perpetually curious, blessed with a voracious and expansive mind.

Virginia was tender but fierce, devoted to justice and equality and the need to actually accomplish both. As a teenager at Duke in the 1950s, she used a petition to end the practice of maids from Durham having to make the beds daily for students in campus dormitories. Virginia said the privileged youth of Duke ought to be old enough to handle that task on their own. In 1968, Virginia settled with her family in Charlottesville, two years before the University of Virginia went co-ed and only a few years after public schools had desegregated. While raising five children, she fought for civil rights, taking stances some deemed controversial at the time, but are now simply the right thing to do. She joined Trinity Episcopal Church in 1969, and later, St. Paul's. A longtime member of the City's Committee to select "Bridge Builders" for the Drewary Brown Memorial Bridge, Virginia initiated the idea for stories of the Bridge Builders and collaborated on writing and editing Bridge Builders 2001-2016, recounting the lives of the 37 people honored for crossing racial, economic, and social barriers to create a better Charlottesville. Virginia was instrumental in the decision by St. Paul's Memorial Church to sponsor a Vietnamese family of refugees in 1979 following the Vietnam War. She took the family of four into our household of seven, making space for them to live in the already-full house and in our family's hearts for what continues today as a lifetime of friendship.

An active parent in making Charlottesville schools a welcoming place for all, regardless of gender, religion, or race, she joined with other parents to pioneer the Unitarian Co-op nursery school uniting the children in town. Virginia's reaction to a daughter being sent home from 3rd grade in the 1970s for wearing a pantsuit was to inform the school their dress code needed to change. And so it did. Her commitment to bettering the city and the schools, and welcoming newcomers to the community, is carried on by one of her daughters, a teacher and program director for immigrant and refugee students. A founding member of the Yellow Dog Democrats, Virginia rarely missed a Wednesday lunch, and when the political landscape was bleak, she embodied the attitude of "pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will." She was recognized for distinguished service by Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) for her outreach to the prisons, and was active in the local ARC, advocating for children with special needs. She was a loyal supporter of migrant farm workers' fight for human rights, even marching with hundreds of workers and alongside her elderly mother, a daughter, and son-in-law behind a 12-foot tall, papier mache replica of Lady Liberty.

Virginia taught as a faculty instructor at the Darden Business School for many years, teaching composition and grammar to students who may not have understood the importance of good writing for their careers at first, but certainly did by the end of her class. She sang enthusiastically in the St. Paul's Memorial Church choir and the Oratorio Society, and proudly claimed her role as last-chair clarinet in the Charlottesville Municipal Band. She ensured that all her children played at least one instrument, and to her relief a daughter and a son became highly accomplished musicians and her eldest inherited her voice.

Virginia was quick to smile with an impish grin and never lost her beautiful and wry sense of humor. She was a linguist, an editor, a proofreader, a teacher, and a master of the Letter to the Editor. She inhaled museums and absorbed concerts. She loved baseball, and later in life became an impressively informed fan of football so she could stay connected to her grandson. She was an insatiable reader, a passionate gardener, and a competent carpenter. She loved the Blue Ridge Pool and knew every single person there. Despite her declining health over recent years, Virginia continued to relish each day, watching the bird feeder for cardinals and orioles, scolding the squirrels and the deer, delighting in crocuses, snowdrops, and Magnolia blossoms, and relishing the frequent visits from family, friends, and neighbors.

More than anything, she listened. To her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, to all those she loved. She loved her family and her enormous group of friends with all her heart. Her house was a hub, a homeplace to all. Children and grandchildren remember her cinnamon apples, German's chocolate cake, Rocky Road fudge Christmas cookies, and her seven-layer rainbow cake.

In fond remembrance of our dear mother, the fearless editor, we hope no grammar or punctuation have been harmed in the writing of this obituary.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 14 at 2:00 pm at Saint Paul's Memorial Church in Charlottesville, followed by a reception back at her home and yard, the site of many Egg Hunts, weddings, and legendary parties. J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family wishes to thank Mavis Boateng and Virginia's other dedicated caregivers. Contributions in Virginia's memory may be sent to the NAMI Blue Ridge, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the International Rescue Committee, or to a charity of your choice.

Christine E Crenshaw

Christine E Crenshaw

Christine E Crenshaw age 87, of Charlottesville VA entered into eternal rest peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. She was born on May 31, 1934, to the late Theodore R and Elizabeth Carter Walker of Covesville VA.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Lawrence E Crenshaw Sr.; a daughter Gloria Luck, a son Michael Crenshaw; and a grandson Gerald Luck; three sisters, Emma Berkley, Wilma Roland, and Annie Banks; three brothers, Theodore Walker Jr, Charles Walker, and Walter Walker.
She is survived by her son Lawrence E Crenshaw Jr, two daughters, Patricia Crenshaw (friend William) and Vivian Sandridge (Larry) all of Charlottesville VA; two granddaughters, Regina Luck of Charlottesville VA and Alicia Patterson (Quincy) of Fluvanna County; one grandson, Aaron Sandridge (Alexis) currently of Richardson TX; six great-grandchildren, Dionte Ruffin, Cordaisia Ruffin, Camren Woodson, Cayson Sandridge, Aubree Patterson, and Mela Sandridge; two sister, Evelyn Watkins of Charlottesville VA and Ruth Goodloe of Providence Forge VA; one brother, William Walker of Charlottesville VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Christine was educated in the Albemarle County school system. She retired from the Tower's Nursing Home food service after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church on Main Street. There she served on the usher board and volunteered in the soup kitchen. She attended church faithfully until her health declined her to do so.
Most of all she loved her family, she was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. The strong values that she instilled in us have served us all well. She will be dearly missed and forever be in our hearts.
A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Oakwood Cemetery. A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralhome.com

Mrs. Hattie Mae Smith Butler

Mrs. Hattie Mae Smith Butler

Mrs. Hattie Mae Smith Butler departed this life on March 2, 2022, at her home in Keswick, Virginia, she was 93 years old. Hattie was the daughter of the late Louise Campbell and George Smith. She was born on March 20, 1928, in Charlottesville, VA.
She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church where she was an usher and a member of the Willing Workers Club. She later attended Union Grove Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Daniel Butler, a sister, Pauline Jackson, 2 brothers, James Campbell and Robert Smith, a sister-in-law, Patricia Campbell, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Butler, 2 brothers-in-law, William Jackson and Sam Jackson, a grandson, VaShawn Butler, and 4 great-grandchildren, Jaylon Daniel Byers, Louis Peters, Jr., Tekyah Williams and Grady Lou Douglas.
She did domestic work for several years until she was employed as a maid by East Belmont Farm in Keswick, VA.

Hattie leaves to cherish her memories 1 sister, Patricia Royal, 7 daughters, Hattie L. Douglas, Betty A. Piggot, Joan Walker, Mattie T. Williams (Richard Kemp), Bessie C, Butler (James Wactor), Mary A. Butler, and Ruby A. Wilkes (Gary), 5 sons, Robert L. Butler, James E. Butler (Judy), John J. Butler (Judith), Patrick C. Butler (Lee Ethel), and William Butler Payne (Teresa), 27 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren. Also a host of loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

She was a loving, kind and dedicated person. Whenever there was a need, she was there to help in any way she could. She will be greatly missed by us all.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Union Grove Baptist Church, Keswick, VA. Interment will follow in Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisa, VA. Walk-Through viewing will be from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Marion Coles Martin

Marion Coles Martin

Marion Coles Martin, 93, of Charlottesville, Virginia entered into eternal rest peacefully at her residence on Thursday, February 24, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Carey Coles.

She attended the Albemarle County Schools, Jackson P. Burley High School, and the UVA School of Practical Nursing. She joined Evergreen Baptist Church as a young child and continued to remain there over the years, which is currently Evergreen Ministries.

She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Alonza J. Martin of Capitol Heights, Maryland and Mary A. Martin of Charlottesville Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Martin; two nephews, Kenneth E. Coles and Charles Vincent Coles; a niece, Carol Coles; and a host of beloved relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at The Coles Family Cemetery, 2515 Arlanda Lane, Profit, Va.

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

Annie W. Lockley

Annie W. Lockley

Annie W. Lockley - 1932 -2022

Annie W. Lockley of Charlottesville, VA, went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2022. She was born on December 10, 1932, to the late Robert F. and Clara Cousins White of Fluvanna County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Earl T. Lockley Sr.

She is survived by her five children: Caroline, Earl Jr., Eric, Robert, and Gregory; numerous grand and great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 12 noon, Sat., March 5, 2022, at Cherry Avenue Christian Church, 1720 Cherry Ave., Charlottesville, VA. Interment following at Oakwood Cemetery. Masks are required and provided - No exceptions. You may view the body, Fri., March 4, 2022, from 12-6 p.m., at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, and at the church on Saturday from 11-12.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Daniel Alphonso Maupin

Daniel Alphonso Maupin

Daniel Alphonso Maupin, 76, departed this life on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Novella and Steven Thomas. He was born on March 1, 1945, to the late David and Josephine Maupin.
Daniel was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret of 36 years; two sisters, Emily Maupin and Deloise Catoe; two brothers, James Powell and David Maupin.

He leaves behind his wife, Lorraine Maupin.

Dan was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed by Murray Manufacturing Corp., later Cooper Crouse Hinds for 20 years until the company moved to Georgia. Additionally he worked at Jaunt and Albemarle County before retiring. He enjoyed working on cars, attending car shows, playing pool with JaLyn, riding shotgun with Shakee on long drives, and spending time with family and all of his grandkids, which he treasured.
He leaves behind his son, Keith A. Maupin of Troy, Va. and his daughter, MarLita D. Maupin-King of Unionville, Va.; three grandchildren, Shakee Maupin (Amanda), JaLyn King, and Kiara Tanner-Maupin; two great-granddaughters, Kalani Maupin and Madelyn Woodson; two brothers, Charles Maupin of Fluvanna County and Calvin Maupin of Charlottesville, Va.; three sisters, JoAnn Maupin (George) of Ruckersville, Va., Novella Thomas (Steven) of Charlottesville, Va., and Marion Thompson of Charlottesville, Va.; a devoted cousin, John Jackson of Fork Union, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Evergreen Baptist Church, Earlysville Road, with the Reverend Stanley Woodfolk, officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Tyrone Dean Smith

Tyrone Dean Smith

Tyrone Dean Smith, 86, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on December 31, 2022. He was born in Charlottesville, Va. on April 16, 1938, to the late Russell D. Smith and Frances E. Smith. His wife, Martha Smith and a brother, Ronald Smith preceded him in death.

He received his early education at Jefferson School and Jackson P. Burley High School. He dedicated many years of service as a custodian for the Charlottesville City Schools.

It was great to be around him. Tyrone loved music, people, good food, and driving his truck through the neighborhood. He cherished spending time with his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Ingrid Feggans of Charlottesville, Va. and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

William Frazell Alexander

William Frazell Alexander

William Frazell Alexander, 72, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, February 4, 2022, at the University of Virginia Hospital.

"Diddy" as he was known by many was born on June 3, 1949, in Charlottesville to Elizabeth Alexander Taylor and the late William "Billy" Alexander. He was preceded in death by his step-father, James "Jimmy Taylor; two aunts, Virginia "Pee-Wee" Brown and Muriel "Frieda" Alexander.

"Diddy" attended Jackson P. Burley High School and later graduated from Lane High School. He enjoyed cooking and was employed by various companies before his retirement. He loved music, particularly the oldies but goodies, western movies, and a variety of sports. His favorite line regarding winning was "You better bring your "A" game."

"Diddy" loved road trips to Baltimore, Ashland, Va., and North Carolina, to name a few. He never attended a party, cookout or gathering that those in attendance didn't feel his positive vibes and unconditional love.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, William Maurice Eubanks, of Charlottesville, Va. Also survived by his strong loving mother, Elizabeth Alexander Taylor of Charlottesville, Va.; a granddaughter, Caniquia Eubanks; a great-grandson, Logic Dyer; two brothers, Charles "Alex-Zan" Alexander of Charlotteville, Va. and William "Bill" Alexander of New York; two sisters, Debra Alexander-Kirby of New York and Angie Washington of Charlottesville, Va.; a dedicated aunt, Elnora Williams of Charlottesville, Va.; four devoted cousins, Mary F. McQueen, Teresa Williams, Patricia W. Canty, and Welford "Boss" Brown; and a host of other relatives, friends, and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Zion Union Baptist Church, with Bishop George Gohanna, officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Carolyn Key Allen

Carolyn Key Allen, age 80, passed away on January 31, 2022, in Charlottesville Virginia. She was born to the late Floyd W. Key Sr. and Maxine Williams Key on January 17, 1942, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd W. Key Jr., Raymond A. Key and Donnell Key.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 61 years Ernest B. Allen Jr; two sons, Ernest B. Allen IV and wife Lucy of Keswick, Virginia, Eric B. Allen and wife Nina of Fluvanna, Virginia; Three sisters, Linda McCurdy of Washington, D.C., Tutlenia Garner and Travis Key, both of Charlottesville, Virginia. A brother, William Redd of Charlottesville, Virginia; three stepsisters, Nancy L. Key, Edwina Key and Jeanette Adams. Three stepbrothers, Larry Mills of Washington, D.C., Gary Mills of Charlottesville and Carl Mills, of South Carolina; brother -in-law Franklin W. Allen and his wife, Cynthia, of New Carrollton, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Nicole Jones, Erica Jones, Amanda Allen, Ernest B "Ben"Allen V, Christopher "Trae" Allen, Corey Allen and Jordan Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Tazhon, Khalil, Kason, Sophia, Sofia, Honestalia, and Eli; seven nieces, Darlene Adams, Avis Morse, Tangela McCurdy, Talhia, Allegra and Juanita Key and Ashley Allen; ten nephews Floyd W. Key III, Donnell E. Key Jr., Bryan Key, Steven Key, Michael Key, Robert McCurdy, Jacoby Key, Kevin Key, Raymond Key and Chris Curry; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Carolyn K. Allen was a native of Charlottesville. She was educated in the public school system graduating from Jackson P. Burley High school in 1960. In 1960, Carolyn married her high-school sweetheart, Ernest B. Allen III. Together she and Ernest built and enjoyed a beautiful circle of family and friends, remaining in Charlottesville until her death.
Carolyn became a member of the First Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Reverend Benjamin F. Bunn and remained a member for more than 50 years. As a First Baptist Church member she served as Church Clerk and hostess and assisted with the hospitality committee. Carolyn dedicated her life to service work; she was a charter member of the Golden Agers Senior Ministry, serving in a leadership capacity for over 10 years.

Carolyn worked at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library as a Librarian for 45 years where she specialized in children's literature. Carolyn also spearheaded the outreach program at the library that serviced under privileged children in the city and county that did not have access to books and transportation to the library.
She retired in 2006 and devoted her time to Christian service, traveling and enjoying the company of family and friends.

A walk-through visitation will be held for friends from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th Street N.W Charlottesville Virginia.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Lincoln Cemetery, 2820 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, Virginia.


A very special thanks to the staff of Hospice of the Piedmont for their professional, loving care.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be sent to The Golden Agers Senior Ministry at First Baptist Church, 632 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA. 22903

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

Carolyn Key Allen

Carolyn Key Allen

Carolyn Key Allen, age 80, passed away on January 31, 2022, in Charlottesville Virginia.
She was born to the late Floyd W. Key Sr. and Maxine Williams Key on January 17, 1942, in Charlottesville, Virginia.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd W. Key Jr., Raymond A. Key and Donnell Key.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 61 years Ernest B. Allen Jr; two sons, Ernest B. Allen IV and wife Lucy of Keswick, Virginia, Eric B. Allen and wife Nina of Fluvanna, Virginia; four sisters, Linda McCurdy of Washington, D.C., Tutlenia Gardner and Travis Key, both of Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother, William Redd of Charlottesville, Virginia; three stepbrothers, Larry Mills of Washington, D.C., Gary Mills of Charlottesville and Carl Mills, of South Carolina; brother-in-law Franklin W. Allen and his wife, Cynthia, of New Carrollton, Maryland; eight grandchildren, Nicole Jones, Erica Jones, Amanda Allen, Ernest B "Ben"Allen V, Christopher "Trae" Allen, Corey Allen and Jordan Allen; six great-grandchildren, Ta'zhon, Khalil, Kason, Sophia, Sofia, Lena; eight nieces, Darlene Adams, Avis Morse, Tangela McCurdy, Talhia and Ashley Allen and Kim Key; ten nephews, Floyd W. Key III, Donnell E. Key Jr., Brian Key, Steven Key, Michael Key, Robert McCurdy, Jacoby Key, Kevin Key, Raymond Key and Chris Curry; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Carolyn K. Allen was a native of Charlottesville. She was educated in the public school system graduating from Jackson P. Burley High school in 1960. In 1960, Carolyn married her high-school sweetheart, Ernest B. Allen III. Together she and Ernest built and enjoyed a beautiful circle of family and friends, remaining in Charlottesville until her death.
Carolyn became a member of the First Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Reverend Benjamin F. Bunn and remained a member for more than 50 years. As a First Baptist Church member she served as Church Clerk and hostess and assisted with the hospitality committee. Carolyn dedicated her life to service work; she was a charter member of the Golden Agers Senior Ministry, serving in a leadership capacity for over 10 years.
Carolyn worked at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library as a Librarian for 45 years where she specialized in children's literature. Carolyn also spearheaded the outreach program at the library that serviced under privilege children in the city and county that did not have access to books and transportation to the library.
She retired in 2006 and devoted her time to Christian service, traveling and enjoying the company of family and friends.


A walk-through visitation will be held for friends from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th Street N.W Charlottesville Virginia.


A private graveside service for the family will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Lincoln Cemetery, 2820 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, Virginia.


A very special thanks to the staff of Hospice of the Piedmont for their professional, loving care.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be sent to The Golden Agers Senior Ministry at First Baptist Church, 632 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA. 22903


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

William Marshall Cowan,

William Marshall Cowan, 90, of Philadelphia, Pa. passed away January 24, 2022, at the Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born October 17, 1931, to the late Samuel D. and E. Golden Wallace Cowan.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers Daniel, Harrison, and Lewis Cowan and two sisters Katherine Burruss and Mattie Cowan.

He is survived by three sisters: Lillie Mae Montague of Covesville, Virginia; Ann C. Tinsley (Isaiah) of Charlottesville, Virginia and Ruth C. Moore of Silver Spring, Maryland; a sister-in-law Shirley Cowan, and many devoted and loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

No one was ever a stranger to Marshall; he was a people person; and was interested in the welfare and interests of everyone. Marshall's memory will be forever cherished and loved by his family and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th Street, N.W., Charlottesville, Va.,

A graveside Home Going service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, Covesville, Henderson Lane, Covesville, Va.

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

Karen Laverne Jennifer Shrieves

Karen Laverne Jennifer Shrieves

Karen Laverne Jennifer Shrieves, 58, of Charlottesville, VA departed this life on Monday, January 10, 2022, at her residence in Charlottesville, VA. She was born in Charlottesville, VA on January 12, 1963, the daughter of and the youngest child of the late, Robert Sherwood Shrieves, Sr. and Azeal Baker Shrives.

Karen was educated in the Charlottesville Public School System and worked for many years at UVA Hospital as a Transport Attendant where she later retired. She was a member of Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA. She enjoyed family, dancing, traveling, and meeting people.

She leaves to cherish her memory four brothers, Robert S. Shrieves Jr. of Charlottesville, VA, devoted brother, Gifford Shrieves of Richmond, VA, Gilbert (Faron) Shrieves of Richmond, VA, David (Annette) Shrieves of Petersburg, VA; three sisters, Ernestine Feggans of Jacksonville, FL, Violet Baker (Anthony) of Charlottesville, VA and Jacquline Walker of Waynesboro, VA; devoted uncle, Lindsey Baker Sr (Jean) of Ruckersville; devoted cousin, Joyce Hawkins; a niece, Dionne Rowsey of Charlottesville, VA; devoted nephews, Lindsay RA. Baker and Chad E. Feggans; devoted nieces, Afrikka (Nikki) Feggans, and Maressa A. Wicks; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Karen will be missed by all those she came in touch with.
Karen had a loving and caring heart. Rest in Peace Dear Sister!!


A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Joy Denise (Gordon) Lewis

Joy Denise (Gordon) Lewis of Waynesboro, Virginia departed this life unexpectedly on January 20, 2022, in Augusta Hospital. She was born on May 8, 1968, in Charlottesville, Va. to Raymond Gordon and June Lewis. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Estelle Brown, John, and Helen Gordon.

Joy was a member of Union Run Baptist Church, Keswick, Virginia where she joined at an early age. She graduated from Charlottesville High School and attended Hampton University.

Joy leaves behind to cherish her memory her father, Raymond Gordon of Waynesboro Virginia; her mother June Lewis and husband, William Lewis of Woodbridge, Virginia; one stepsister, Shannon Early of Richmond, Virginia; two aunts, Barbara Luckett of Laurel, Maryland and Linda Thompson-Dean of Barboursville, Virginia; one great-uncle, Robert Thurston of Barboursville, Virginia; one great-aunt, Pearl Swift of Maryland; and a host of cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery.


A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

William Marshall Cowan, 90, of Philadelphia, Pa. passed away January 24, 2022, at the Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born October 17, 1931, to the late Samuel D. and E. Golden Wallace Cowan.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers Daniel, Harrison, and Lewis Cowan and two sisters Katherine Burruss and Mattie Cowan.

He is survived by three sisters: Lillie Mae Montague of Covesville, Virginia; Ann C. Tinsley (Isaiah) of Charlottesville, Virginia and Ruth C. Moore of Silver Spring, Maryland; a sister-in-law Shirley Cowan, and many devoted and loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

No one was ever a stranger to Marshall; he was a people person; and was interested in the welfare and interests of everyone. Marshall's memory will be forever cherished and loved by his family and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th Street, N.W., Charlottesville, Va.,

A graveside Home Going service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, Covesville, Henderson Lane, Covesville, Va.

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

Genevieve B. Jenkins

Genevieve B. Jenkins

January 8, 1929 - January 12, 2022

Genevieve Beatrice Jenkins, age 93 of Charlottesville, Virginia, peacefully entered the loving arms of Jesus, on January 12, 2022, at the Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Georgia Jenkins: a sister, Nancy J. Wright; and two brothers, James M. and William H. Jenkins. She is survived by her devoted and caring brother-in-law, Nathaniel C. Wright Sr. of Dyke, Virginia; a brother, Louie G. Jenkins of Washington, DC; nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19, a private memorial service will be held.

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

Demetrice S. Golden

Demetrice S. Golden

Demetrice S. Golden of Palmyra, Virginia was called home on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the age of 59. She was born in Charlottesville, VA., May 6, 1962, she was the daughter of the late George L. Payne, Sr. and Barbara J. Payne.
She joined Evergreen Baptist Church at an early age. She was a dedicated member up until her passing. She graduated from Fluvanna County High School where she excelled in Track and Field and was the state champion in the 440. She attended Winston Salem State University. She was employed by the United States Postal Service for 20 years. She also was a Certified Tax Preparer. She was an active member of the NAACP.
Demetrice had a kind spirit. She was quite the comedian.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted and loving husband Charles Golden, Sr of 37 years. Two sons: Charles Golden, Jr. and Deverrick Golden & wife Shalema. Two brothers: George Payne, Jr & wife Anna, Lydell Payne, Sr and wife Benita; Seven grandchildren: Aaliyah, Jaliyah, Gabriel, Amir, Dynisty, Journey, Marquez; and a host of relatives and friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held Friday, January 14, 2022, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
There will be an outdoor homegoing service Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church, 452 Evergreen Road, Palmyra, VA 22963. Officiating: Pastor Herbert E. Woodson. Family will begin receiving friends at the church 1 hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery. Interment will follow at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery. Please dress accordingly and observe CDC Covid 19 protocol.
Arrangements by J.F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Harvey Levi Fitch

Harvey Levi Fitch

Harvey Levi Fitch, 64, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on January 5, 2021. He was born on March 7, 1957, the son of the late Harrison Edward Fitch and Ella Walker Fitch.
One sister, Mary Bryant, and three brothers, James Fitch, Ronald Fitch, and Roland Fitch preceded him in death.

Harvey grew up in Keswick, Va., and was a graduate of Albemarle High School. He dedicated 16 years of being a warehouse worker with Pro Builders Supplies, and 23 years of service with Lowe's. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and reading his bible.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are a daughter, Nichole M. Fitch of Charlottesville, Va.; a granddaughter, Brittany Marie Fitch of Charlottesville, Va.; one brother Edward Fitch of Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Terri Lee Payne

Terri Lee Payne

Terri Lee Payne, 61, earned her wings and joined the ancestors on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
Terri, affectionately known as Winkle by friends and family was preceded in death by her parents, James H Payne, Sr., and Gertrude B Payne.
Terri accepted Christ at an early age and was an extremely intelligent and spiritual person. She was very proud of her African ancestry, travelling alone to Senegal to experience the culture as well as reading and learning all she could about a multitude of subjects.
She lived in Charlottesville her entire short life, and was very active in in Civic activities, graduating from Charlottesville High School and briefly attending Virginia State University. At the time of her death, she was a DSS Specialist 1 for Albemarle County Department of Social Services and was described as a "queen of all trades at her job", doing whatever was needed.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Tamrah Leigh Payne of Charlottesville, and her beautiful granddaughters, Taniya Lei Magruder, Sanai Marie Idoniboye, and Amiyah Love Bruce, all of whom she loved dearly.
She is also survived by her sister, Brenda Payne Barrett, brother, James H Payne, Jr. (Ann), and sister, Cheryl Payne Williams (Leonard).
Terri also leaves to mourn, her fiancée, Gregory L Williams; cousin, Karen Johnson Dooms and her husband, Houston; and her very special friend, Veronica Hughes; as well as a host of friends and relatives, who will miss her immensely.
A walk-viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Sixth St. N.W.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Edward

Edward "Eddie" Warren Jackson

Edward "Eddie" Warren Jackson, Jr., 57, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at a nursing facility in Goochland, Va. He was born on June 13, 1964, the son of Edward Warren Jackson, Sr. and the late Earline Solomon.

He spent his formative years in Nelson County, Virginia, and was a graduate of Nelson County High School. He was employed in various positions throughout his lifetime to include Holiday Inn South, S. L. Williamson and Sons, the University of Virginia Medical Center's transportation department, and J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.

Eddie enjoyed watching NASCAR and old westerns, especially Gunsmoke; he was an avid Washington football team fan and gleamed great pleasure from watching them play; also relished eating great seafood and visiting Captain George's Seafood Buffet whenever he had the chance. He was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Eddie Cordell McCarthy and wife, Kara; Alex McKinley Jackson; and Christopher Warren Jackson and wife, Ashley; two brothers, Rodney Jackson, and Steve Jackson; and a sister, Patricia J. Williams; eight grandchildren, Kawan, K'Shawn and Kah'lee McCarthy; Kyla, Naomi, Jahleel, Kyer, and Nola Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church, Nelson County, VA.

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

Everett

Everett "Bubba" Lamone Harris,

Matthew 5:16 says "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Everett L. Harris surely shared his light and good with this world wherever he went.
Everett "Bubba" Lamone Harris, 35, of Charlottesville Virginia received his heavenly wings on December 25, 2021, surrounded in love by his mother and fiancé at the UVA hospital. A wonderful son, fiancé, cousin, nephew and friend, Everett was born on January 21, 1986, in Charlottesville Virginia. He was preceded by his father Zand Vest, his stepfather Kenny Martin, his maternal grandparents James and Virginia Harris, his paternal grandparents Patsy and George Vest. One aunt Elizabeth Harris, one uncle Joseph Harris, a great-aunt Theresa Banks, and great-uncles Paul Banks and Rev. Henry Banks.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Rosa Martin, his fiancé Charlsie Stratton and their fur family Sanka, Mocha and O'Shea. As well as two aunts, Sharon Harris of Afton, Virginia and Patsy Rainey of Emporia, Virginia. Four uncles, Stanley Harris of Selana City, Kansas, Alfred Harris (Joyce) of Waynesboro, Virginia, Dale Harris (Tammy) of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Raymond Harris (Doris) of Lumberton, North Carolina. Great- aunts Mamie Banks of Charlottesville, Virginia and Melinda Banks of Waynesboro, Virginia. Great-uncles Guy Banks (Debra) of Waynesboro, Virginia, Robert Banks (Ordee) of Providence Rhode Island. Two cousins as brothers, Marcus Harris and James Miles and other cousins, friends and relatives.
Everett had the biggest heart, best smile and sweetest spirit. He led with great humor and was always ready to make a new friend. Everett was an amazing gift to this world and those he touched and will be immeasurably missed by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of life service will be held at Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Virginia on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Eagle Baptist Church in Nellysford Virginia. We will be observing COVID safety protocols and masks will be required.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Daniel (Danny) Leonard Robinson,

Daniel (Danny) Leonard Robinson,

Daniel (Danny) Leonard Robinson, 64 of Charlottesville, VA, departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Danny was born October 18, 1957, in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Leroy Stuart Robinson, Sr. and Mary Ethelene Mosby Robinson Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Elroy Brown; one sister, Janet Curry;
two sister-in-laws, Irene Carter and Teresa Jackson.

Danny was raised in Faber, Virginia by his mother and stepfather and attended Nelson County Elementary, Middle, and High School. He worked for years in the construction field as a master carpenter.

Danny was a lover of God and excepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He leaves to cherish his memories Thelma Robinson, his devoted wife of 30 years.They were joined in marriage on April 27, 1991. He also leaves to cherish his memories one son, Kevin Jackson of Charlottesville, VA; four grandchildren,Tamiah and Kymora Jackson of Charlottesville,VA, Samia Jackson of Free Union,VA, Alex Jackson of Waynesboro, VA; one great grandson, Grayson Mansfield of Free Union,VA; two brothers and two sisters, Leroy (CeCe) Robinson of Aurora, CO, Jacquline Brackett of Charlottesville, VA, Deborah (Arthur) Jones of Suwanee, GA, Nathan Brown of Lynchburg, VA; five sister-in-laws, Shirley (Fred) Byrd, Denise
Valentine, Jamie (Paul) Adams, Hope Elleyby all of Lynchburg, VA, and Mary Scott of Roanoke, VA; one aunt, Bertha Bell of East Orange, NJ; one uncle, Nathaniel (Barbara) Mosby of Fort Washington, MD; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Danny treasured his time spent with his family having a fun time. He was that "Special Uncle" that all his nieces and nephews were absolutely crazy about. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who shared a part of his life. Everyone that he met loved him and enjoyed being around him.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Eunice Monroe Talley

Eunice Monroe Talley

Eunice Monroe Talley, 90 years, departed this life on December 20, 2021. She was born October 15, 1931, to the late Thomas Benton and Elnita Cobbs Monroe.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands, Richard Talley and Lafayette Raymond Saylor; her daughter, Brenda Eunice Saylor Tibbs; and her brother Nolan Webster Monroe.

Eunice is survived by her son, Nolan Lafayette Saylor; sisters, Ada Monroe Saylor and Desiree Kretzschmar; two granddaughters, Tania Saylor Peterson (George) and Kalifa Byrd; a grandson, Jean Jacques Lafontant; two great-grandsons, Thomas and Michael Peterson; five nieces, Jennifer Saylor Stacy (Scott), Melissa Saylor Walker (Andre), Gloria and Angel Saylor, and Nicole Carr Batts; a nephew, Christopher Kociban; and a host of great nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a date yet to be determined.

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

Walter Alexander Sandridge

Walter Alexander Sandridge

Walter Alexander Sandridge was born on November 30, 1957, in Charlottesville, Va. He was the son of Charles and Mable Sandridge. On December 6, 2021, he departed this life at Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Walter received his education in Charlottesville, Va. and was a graduate of Charlottesville High School. He worked as a cook at various long-term care facilities.
Walter spent his days joking, laughing, and spending time with his daughter, Alex and his grandchildren. His favorite pastimes were fishing, watching movies, listening to music and cooking. He loved his candy bars, scratch tickets, wine coolers and was an avid coin collector.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mable; a brother, Charles, two sisters, Mary and Rita; a niece, Ronda; a grandson, Elijah; and a granddaughter, Cereniti.
He leaves to cherish in his memories 7 children, Alexandrea (James), Felicia (Charles), Anthony (Jessie), Sherry, Tyler, Tristian and Jullian; a sister, Kathy; a brother, John (Fran); 16 grandchildren; one great-grandson; his wife, Elizabeth Short; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Bethany Baptist Church, in Ruckersville Va. Masks will be mandatory regardless of vaccination.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W., Charlottesville.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Barbara Antoine Cage

Barbara Antoine Cage of Charlottesville departed this life on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Heritage Inn Assisted Living and Memory Care. She was born February 27, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Clara Poindexter Antoine. She was the wife of the late Calvin Cage.
A brother, Herman Antoine Jr. preceded her in death.
She graduated from Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana. She received the M.Ed. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and did postgraduate work at the University of Virginia. She taught at Jefferson, McGuffey, Johnson, Greenbrier, Clark, and Venable Elementary Schools. Mrs. Cage also served as Elementary Curriculum Coordinator for Charlottesville City Schools; and as Supervisor of Piedmont Regional Education Program (P.R.E.P.). In addition, she was a Clinical Instructor with the Curry School of Education, at the University of Virginia. Upon retiring from Charlottesville City Schools Mrs. Cage was employed by M.A.C.A.A. as Education Coordinator of the Head Start Program, and later by Region Ten Community Services Board as a Mental Retardation Case Manager.
Mrs. Cage was an avid reader, world traveler and physical fitness buff. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Harvard Club of Charlottesville. She also served on numerous boards and committees at her church (Incarnation Catholic) and in the community.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Cage; a daughter, Jodi C. Jones; a granddaughter, Havilah; a grandson, Zachary; daughter-in-law, Eva Giannetta; and a son-in-law, Chris Jones. Other survivors include a sister, Shirley A Brown of Prarieville, Louisiana; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial mass will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, Va. A reception will be held at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Incarnation, Outreach Ministry.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Virginia Mae,

Virginia Mae, "Ginny" Burton

Virginia Mae, "Ginny" Burton departed this life on Dec. 1, 2021, at the Laurels Nursing Home in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born August 10, 1936, to the late Malinda Robinson and James T. Vest of North Garden, VA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis J. Burton; daughter, Desiree Smith; and sons, Curtis A., Maynard, and Robert L. Burton; a sister, Lillian M. Vest; and stepfather, Sterling Robinson Sr.
Virginia was educated in Albemarle County Schools and attended Jackson P. Burley high school in Charlottesville, VA where she was awarded an Art Scholarship, but was unable to attend college. She used her talents to make, create and give beautiful gifts to family and friends.

Virginia is survived by her son Phillip Burton (Curtis) of North Garden, VA; daughter Mary A. Burton of Charlottesville, VA; two brothers, James Vest (Alice) and John Vest (Sharon) both of North Garden; stepbrother, Sterling Robinson Jr.; one aunt, Rosa L. Carter of North Garden, VA; two daughters-in-law, Debbie Burton and Jeanetta Burton; a sister-in-law, Kathy Burton of Maryland; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

Virginia was baptized at an early age at Zion Baptist Church. She was a quiet but firm lady with a lot of wisdom. She was employed by many great families whom they considered her as the person they could trust and count on whenever they needed assistance. She will be greatly missed by all including her extended families the Tweels, Nelson, Oliva, Spathos, and Campbell.

A Special thanks to all who provided care during her illness.

A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Zion Baptist Church, North Garden, Virginia. Pastor Dorothy Jordan officiating and eulogy by Dr. Halliard Brown. Interment will be private.

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

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

William E. Carter

William E. Carter

William E. Carter, aka "BaeBoy", 85, of Charlottesville, VA departed this life on December 6, 2021. He was born in Louisa, VA on April 25, 1936. He was the son of the late Alberta Washington.

Two sisters, Mae Frances Murphy and Sally Carter Bell preceded him in death.

"BaeBoy" is survived by two brothers, Herbert L. Carter of Charlottesville, VA, and John R. Carter and wife, Thenora of Waynesboro, VA; one sister, Lucy Terrell and husband, Tom of Charlottesville, VA; nieces and nephews; and a longtime close friend, Annie Price; a special friend, Mattie and Don Hall; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A special thanks to Mel and his wife, of Mel's Café.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

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

Mrs. Nancy Lee Howard Carter

Mrs. Nancy Lee Howard Carter

Mrs. Nancy Lee Howard Carter, age 89, departed this life on December 1, 2021, after suffering a prolonged illness. She will be now laid to rest in Heaven with her late husband, John Leroy Carter. Born May 6, 1932, to Martin A Howard and Estelle P Carter Howard in Charlottesville, VA, Nancy lived a glorious life as a member of Hickory Hill Baptist Church from an early age.
Nancy was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Carry, Virginia Scott, and Catherine Jones; three brothers, Arthur Howard, James Carter, Marshall Howard, and Junior Howard.
Nancy was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to countless people.
She is survived by one daughter, Estelle N. Fortune; six sons, James Fortune, John Green, Robert Green, Albert Green, Jason Scott, and Ricky Carey; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery. Please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocols during the services.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Mask required before entering.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Andrew Maurice Dillard

Andrew Maurice Dillard

Andrew Maurice Dillard departed this world on November 25, 2021, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born on November 10, 1987, at the University of Virginia Hospital to Janice and Waverly Dillard.

He was proceeded in death by his twin brother, Andre Dillard; his maternal Grandfather, Mr. Luther N. Felton; paternal grandparents, Mr. Howard B. Gray and Mr. & Mrs. Noah and Ertha Robinson; uncles, Mr. James N. Felton, Mr. Robert Early, Mr. William Johnson and Mr. Alphonso Dillard.

He was educated in the public schools of Charlottesville, VA and graduated from Charlottesville High School in June of 2006. Andrew was employed at the University of Virginia. He touched the lives of many people in numerous ways and was quite the comedian; he enjoyed making people laugh, especially his mom. In addition, he enjoyed playing with his son and watching football; loved the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and also loved music, especially Country/Western.

Andrew leaves cherished memories and blessings with his little son, Jahiem Dillard; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Janice and Waverly Dillard; three brothers, Linwood Payne Jr. of Charlottesville VA, Thomas and Joseph Dillard of Waynesboro, VA; one sister, Marie Gough of Charlottesville, VA; grand-mother, Mrs. Mary Florine Felton of Palmyra, VA; aunt and uncles, Betty Sue Bowles, Luther Jr. and Othella Bates of Palmyra, VA, Irene & Charles Dimmie of Ruckersville, VA, Alma Johnson, Florine Early of Charlottesville, VA, Barbara Felton of Suffolk, VA, Gail Payne of Palmyra. VA, Thomas, Kenneth, Joseph & Gregory Felton all of Palmyra, VA, Nancy & Waddell Porter of Charlottesville, VA, Mike and Joyce Dillard, Woodrow and Connie Dillard all of Louisa, VA; one great-aunt, Mrs. Margaret Young of Palmyra, VA; a very special friend, Kate Saucer; close friends, Keith and Janice Bryant, Dominique and Sharonda Williams of Charlottesville VA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at New Fork Baptist Church, Palmyra, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocols during the services.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Mask required before entering.

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

Bryan Scott Green

Bryan Scott Green

Bryan Scott Green, 47 of Albemarle County, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia on April 27, 1974, the son of Clyde Greenlee and Bessie Green.

Bryan was a graduate of Charlottesville High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He worked as an insurance agent for Humana before he became ill and had to go on disability. Bryan loved people, enjoyed football, and had a passion for cooking. He loved reading articles as well and news reports on the internet. He also loved attending bible classes and discussing what he had learned.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather Pernell Eubanks Jr. of Charlottesville, Virginia and his grandfather and grandmother James C. Green (Albemarle County) and Manna Isabella Green of Charlottesville, Virginia.

His survivors include his mother Bessie Eubanks of Albemarle County, his uncles and aunts, James C. Green and wife, Cynthia Green of Troy, Virginia, Leonard A. Green of North Carolina, and Ronald L. Green, and wife, Deborah Green of Charlottesville, Virginia; his good friend, Drew Thomas of Albemarle County; two half-sisters; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Holly Memorial Gardens. Please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocols during the services.

A Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Mask required before entering.

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

Linwood Isaiah Jackson

Linwood Isaiah Jackson

Linwood Isaiah Jackson, 79, departed this life on November 16, 2021. He was born on March 17, 1942, in Nelson County. He was the son of the late Isaiah Jackson, and Cottie Turner Jackson.
He graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School. He worked at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium as a baker. He later worked at the University of Virginia Hospital, as a baker for over 38 years until he retired. Linwood loved sports, especially the UVA Cavaliers and the Washington Football team. He enjoyed western tv shows including Rawhide and Gunsmoke and was a resident-family baker.
Linwood was preceded in death by two brothers, Ollie and Charlie Jackson and three sisters, Louise Diggs, Laura Gray and Dorothy Glasgow.
He is survived by two daughters, Donna Howard of Charlottesville, Tina Jackson (Charles) of Troy, Virginia and one son, Wayne Jackson of Charlottesville; one brother, Franklin Jackson (Theresa) of Charlottesville; one sister, Ida Williams of Mitchellville, Maryland; six grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Evergreen Baptist Church, 2001 Earlysville Rd., Earlysville, VA. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville.
Walk-through viewing will be held from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Linwood Isaiah Jackson

Linwood Isaiah Jackson

Linwood Isaiah Jackson, 79, departed this life on November 16, 2021. He was born on March 17, 1942, in Nelson County. He was the son of the late Isaiah Jackson, and Cottie Turner Jackson.
He graduated from Jackson P. Burley High School. He worked at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium as a baker. He later worked at the University of Virginia Hospital, as a baker for over 38 years until he retired. Linwood loved sports, especially the UVA Cavaliers and the Washington Football team. He enjoyed western tv shows including Rawhide and Gunsmoke and was a resident-family baker.
Linwood was preceded in death by two brothers, Ollie and Charlie Jackson and three sisters, Louise Diggs, Laura Gray and Dorothy Glasgow.
He is survived by two daughters, Donna Howard of Charlottesville, Tina Jackson (Charles) of Troy, Virginia and one son, Wayne Jackson of Charlottesville; one brother, Franklin Jackson (Theresa) of Charlottesville; one sister, Ida Williams of Mitchellville, Maryland; six grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private family funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
Graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. for all to attend at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville.
Walk-through viewing will be held from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Patricia R. Anderson

Patricia R. Anderson

Patricia R. Anderson, 67, of Buck Island, Albemarle County, Virginia passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021, after a courageous battle with dementia. Cricket was born on December 25, 1953, in Shelby, North Carolina to the late Joe Lee and Cora Lee Roseboro. She was also preceded in death by 11 siblings, 8 sisters and 3 brothers.

Her early education was in N.C., but she later moved to Virginia. She attended and graduated from Albemarle High School in 1973. She married her devoted husband, Rodez L. Anderson March 2, 1974. Together they attended and were faithful members of First Baptist Church, Main St. where she was an usher, a member of the choir and the FBC Booster Club. Cricket was employed at the Michie Company for many years but later left her job to start her own business, Cricket's Baked Goods. She operated her business and participated in the City Market until her health declined. There was nothing she couldn't cook or do.
She is survived by her husband, Rodez; her children, Roderick (Julie) Anderson, April L. Anderson, and Tia J. Shelton; grandchildren, Matthew Anderson, Quinn Anderson, Reese Anderson, Alma Shelton, and Lucy Anderson; sisters, Pauline Hopper and Dorothy Haynes; a brother, Winfred (Judy) Roseboro; a devoted niece, Mae McCluney; three brothers-in-law, Willie C. (Bettye) Anderson, Marcellus (Paulette) Anderson, and Adrian Anderson; former daughter-in-law, Aliceia Wells; best friend, Janice Hunter; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. To all the Special Friends and Family, we apologize that you are not listed here. Fortunately and unfortunately, there were too many to name and we did not want to leave anyone out; but you know she loved you and we love that you showed her so much love. Thank you!!
A graveside service will be held at the Garland Family Cemetery on Buck Island in Albemarle County, VA on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2 p.m.
Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Bennett Lee Johnson

Bennett Lee Johnson

On Saturday morning, November 13, 2021, Our Heavenly Father closed the eyes of our loving earthly father, Bennett Lee Johnson, Sr. Although our hearts are so heavy with grief, we know where and who he resides with now.

One of ten children born to the late Emmett and Malie Dawson Johnson, Bennett was born January 28, 1934, in Nelson County, VA. He was raised in the Shipman community and as a child, traveled to Charlottesville with his father to work alongside him at the Farmington Country Club. He loved talking about the good ole days hanging out with his brothers. One time walking all the way from Nelson County to the big City of Charlottesville with his brother "Droopy". It took them all night. He would be smiling whenever he talked about that walk.

During his younger working years in Charlottesville, Bennett met the love of his life, the former Shirley Ann Henson. He said she was just sooo pretty! They married in 1955 and from that union five children were born: Charlotte, Bennett, Jr. (Tony), Gregory (Greg), Michael (Mike), and Sharon (Roc). Bennett and Shirley instilled strong work ethics in their children and they led by example.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, two sons (Tony and Mike) and all of his brothers and sisters: Eva, Sallie, Lucy, Sadie, Annie, George, Collie, Richard, and William.

Bennett accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA under the leadership of Dr. R. A. Johnson.

Ben is survived by his son Greg, daughters Charlotte Robinson, and Sharon "Roc" Jones and her husband Melvin; eight grandchildren; Jermaine, Gregory, Maurice, Kevin, Brittany, Brandon, Melvin (Miko), and Dana; ten great grandchildren, five sister in-laws; Lindsay Johnson, Elstoria Johnson, Jesteane Ragland (Owen), Barbara Jordan, and Joyce Christmas (Arthur). Two brother in-laws; Lawrence Henson (Priscilla) and Darnell Henson (Leslie), and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Special thanks to his son in law Melvin, his granddaughter Dana, #teamholcomb, Sandy Brock, Donna Garrison and all of the nurses and CNA's that loved him at Albemarle Health and Rehab.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Riverview Cemetery, 1701 Chesapeake St., Charlottesville, VA.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, VA.

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

Harold A. Thoms

Harold A. Thoms

Harold A. Thoms, 72, of Nelson County departed this life on November 8, 2021, at Ginter Hall South nursing facility, Richmond, VA. He was born on November 13, 1949, to the late Gertrude Mable Thoms and Ernest Robinson.

He attended Nelson Memorial High School. He was a dedicated member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and served as an usher. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and one of his favorite pastimes was bowling.

He leaves to cherish his memory his aunt Verlean Berkley; cousins, Gwen Carter-Johnson, Russell Carter, Cynthia Atkins, and Erma Berkley; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

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

William Lacy Tyree, Sr.

William Lacy Tyree, Sr.

William L. "Bill" Tyree, 78, was called home to be with the Lord on November 4, 2021. He was born on January 17, 1943, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Joshua Lee Tyree and Arlean Brown Tyree. He was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School, Virginia Union University and the University of Virginia where he received a Master's Degree in Accounting. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

William retired from the Jefferson Area Board for the Aging in 2005. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam Era. William served two terms as moderator of the Piedmont District Baptist Association.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rufus, and Albert Tyree and one sister, Martha Tyree Criss.

He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of fifty years, Ella Bland Tyree; son William L. Tyree, Jr and his wife Diane of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, four precious grandchildren: Trajan, Jaxon, Taliya, and Jayla; one brother James Tyree of Charlottesville, Virginia; adopted mother, Mrs. Grace Morris of Scottsville, Virginia and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed.
He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren and enjoyed working in the garden, watching western movies and just being "outdoors".

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Little Zion Baptist Church, 15116 Tomahawk Creek Road, Orange, Virginia. Interment will follow at Culpepper National Cemetery, Culpepper, Virginia.

A Walk-Through viewing will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Frank Edward Brown

Frank Edward Brown of Keswick departed this life on October 11, 2021. He was born on February 7, 1964, son of the late Frank Brown and Sadie Gordon Brown. He was the husband of Monica Brown.
A sister, Lottie Gordon, grandparents, Mattie Clark, Thortin, and Maggie Brown preceded him in death.
Frank was a member of Union Run Baptist Church, and he was a graduate of Albemarle High School.
He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Frank E. Brown III; two daughters, Quant'e Stewart and LaShawnda Brown, and Dennis Taley (godson); 10 grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Gordon (Sheree); five sisters, Deloris Saylor, Louise Dyer (Phillip), Dorothy Brooks, Darcella Stinnie, Mary Green (Mary Jane) - Jermaine; special thanks to Anne McCathy, Louise Dyer, Phillip Dyer, and a devoted nephew Robert Dyer; devoted uncles and aunts; a host of devoted nieces and nephews; devoted friends, Kim Puller, William Breckenbridge, William Saylor, Frankie Saylor, Edward Carter, Mark McCluney, Willie Fisher, and Tony Ward.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Union Run Baptist Church cemetery.
A walk-through viewing will be held from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
A special thanks to Dr. Triminh Lee of the University of Virginia
Medical Center and to the Hospice of the Piedmont.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Hannerl Snett

Hannerl Snett

Hannerl was born unto the union of Mr. Hebert T. Snetter Sr. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Steele Snetter on May 23, 1958, in Monrovia, Liberia. Preceding in death are her parents and two brothers, Mr. Herbert T. Snetter Jr and Mr. Michael Edward Snetter.

Hannerl leaves to mourn her loss her sons Michael Dewalt and Herbert Norman; her grandchildren Carlos Dewalt, Dearest Dewalt and Divine Robinson Norman; her siblings Henry Snetter (Theresa), Theresa Snetter Norman (Pete), Hamlet Snetter (Florence), and Enid Snetter Moulton (Robert); nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Hannerl will be fondly remembered by her family and friends, especially those closest to her as a loving and happy sister, aunty, cousin, and friend. Her favorite song was "you will understand it better by and by." She was cared for by her siblings who took terms caring for her.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Eden Ministries, 2900 Merrie Meadows Lane, Keswick, Virginia. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville.

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

Anne Walker Thompson,

Anne Walker Thompson,

Anne Walker Thompson, 87 years, departed her earthly dwelling for the Heavenly realm to be with God on October 1, 2021. She was born on August 13, 1934, in Crozet, Virginia to the late William F. Walker, Jr., and Lucille Walker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Allen Thompson, Sr., daughter, Diane W. Perry; grandson, Edward M. Perry, Jr.; sisters, Katherine Witcher, Gertrude Timberlake, Agnes Scott Jackson; and brother, William F. Walker, III.

Anne was educated in the Albemarle County Public School system and graduated from Albemarle Training School. She worked for many years as a domestic for private families in Charlottesville. Later in life, she joined General Electric, where she retired after twenty-seven years of service. After retirement, she worked part-time for Belk Department Store and The Honorable Judge Harry Michael as his homecare coordinator. She maintained lasting and loving relationships with the families, especially Charles H. Dunlap's family in Arizona.

At an early age, Anne accepted Christ and was baptized at Piedmont Baptist Church in Crozet. After marrying the love of her life, George Allen Thompson, Sr., affectionately known as "Sam," she became an active member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Browns Cove. She was gifted to serve faithfully in many roles as Church Secretary, Treasurer, Usher, President of the Choir, Chairperson of Women's Day, and Deaconess. She often said, "God has been good to me," therefore, she visited the sick, gave toys to children, and took food to those in need.

Anne, the matriarch of the family, had a passion for cooking and was an outstanding cook. She loved to cook for her family, preparing each one their favorite meals, cakes, pies, and homemade bread. All her dishes were everyone's favorite. She was a lady of elegance and excellence enjoying an active life of dining, shopping, playing pinochle and traveling. She was kind and devoted to family and friends; however, she did speak her opinions and did not mind sharing them.

Anne loved the Lord and often sat at the family's breakfast table reading The Daily Bread, Sunday School lessons, and The Bible. Her favorite was Psalm 23. She leaves us her legacy of faith and wisdom.

Remaining to cherish her memories are her beloved children, Linda W. Gray, Arthur F. Walker, Jacqueline E. Brown, and George A. Thompson, Jr.; sister, Marie W. Mickens; daughter-in-law, Renée W. Walker; son-in-law, Daniel Rowley; brother-in-law, Warren Jackson; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and friends.

A Special Thank You to Crozet Family Medicine and Dr, Russell Sawyer for many years of care; Melanie Welcher, Costi Sifri, and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad; and the Charles H. Dunlap family for their many years of love and support.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 St. George Ave. Crozet, Va. Interment will follow at the Thompson Family Cemetery, Browns Cove, Va.

She will lie in repose from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.

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

Henry P. Monroe Sr

Henry P. Monroe Sr
Trustee Henry P. Monroe Sr, 73 peacefully entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Bon-View Rehabilitation and Healthcare facility in Richmond, VA. He was born April 28, 1949, in Charlottesville, VA, and the youngest of four to the late James and Mary-Johnson Monroe. He was preceded in death by one nephew Kerry McCloud, grandparents George & Mary Monroe, and Benny & Annie Johnson.

Henry accepted Christ at an early age and rededicated his life in 2015 at Middle Oak Baptist Church. He attended Burley High school, and soon afterward Henry was drafted into the United States Army on May 12, 1970, where he served three years in the Armed Forces. On May 4th, 1973, he was honorably discharged home and employed by Charlottesville Public Works for 27 years until retirement.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife Ingrid Erica Monroe, two sons Henry P. Monroe Jr. (Monica) of Esmont, Michael Robinson of Charlottesville, and one daughter Crystal Y. Smith (Lorenzo) of Fluvanna County; two stepdaughters Tanisha Fransis of Louisa, Jhennell Fransis of Fluvanna and one stepson Tajai Dyte of Jamaica, and three bonus sons; two brothers James E Monroe Jr (Thelma) of Fluvanna, Floyd L. Monroe, and one sister Francenia Eldridge of Scottsville, sister-in-law Laurel Richardson (Warren) and Yvette McDonald of Ft. Washington, MD and five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Henry (aka Money) was a man that enjoyed spending time with his family and loved GOD. He found joy in helping those in need, cooking, and making people laugh. He was known for traveling anywhere and would show up anytime. He lived a blessed life that he would say was "OUTSTANDING!"
A graveside funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the Monroe Family Cemetery, Blenheim Ridge Road, Scottsville, Va., with the Reverend Quinton Trice officiating. Repast will be held at the Monroe Town home place, 4529 Blenheim Ridge Road, Scottsville, Va.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St NW, Charlottesville Va. Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Diamond Alexis Frye

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On Friday, September 24, 2021, Diamond Alexis Frye departed this life, to continue her life in her heavenly home. Diamond was born August 12, 1991, to Stephanie Blair and Michael Frye in Charlottesville, VA.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather's Laverne Edward Blair and Sirrell Carey.

Diamond accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age as a member of First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Va. She enjoyed life, her family, and friends. She was a kind and loving person, always willing to help others.

Memories will live on through her son, whom she called her best friend and heart, Jayden Williams; her mother Stephanie Blair; her father Michael Frye (Cutina Chambers); her brothers Durrell Collins, Irvin Parrish, Andre' Frye and Malik Frye; her fiancé James "Peewee" Thompson. Her grandmother Barbara Blair (Arthur Wars) of Keswick, VA, Ruby Frye Harris of Troy, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, Zion Baptist Church, 3218 Rabbit Valley Rd., North Garden, Va. with the Reverend Dr. Halliard Brown, Jr. officiating. She will lie in repose at the church two hours prior to the service.

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

Geraldine Scott Jackson

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Geraldine Scott Jackson went to be with our Lord and Savior on the evening of August 14, 2021. Geraldine was born on July 18, 1938. Her parents, Mary Ellen and John Jackson preceded her in death, along with her four other siblings, Aldrich Jackson, Zelda Jackson Wigginton, Inez Jackson Drakeford and Frank Jackson.

Geraldine graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and from George Washington University with a Master of Arts Degree.

Geraldine was passionate about music and taught instrumental music in Louisville, Kentucky, Front Royal, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Her bands marched in various parades and was the "first" junior high school band to march in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C. She played various instruments and also taught piano to private students. One of the highlights of her career was playing the euphonium on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

After retirement from the DC Public School System Geraldine volunteered with the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department and was given the "Citizen Volunteer of the Year Award" in 2013 and the "Most Valuable Volunteer Award" in 2017. She was listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" and received various awards, among them the "Excellence in Education Award" and the "Outstanding Teacher Award. She was a Life Member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. She also served on the Giant Food, Inc. Consumer Board. In addition, Geraldine was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Geraldine leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her nieces, Mary Ellen Porter and Zelda Neal; her grandnieces, Andrea Sargent (Troy), Kimberly Neal and Cherie Neal; and grandnephew Lamont Porter and a host of other friends.


Geraldine was deeply loved and will be missed by all who shared a part of her life.
A memorial service will be held on October 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Per Covid protocol, masks are required and physical distancing guidelines will be observed.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Mary Elsie Murray

Brian Anderson
On Friday, September 17, 2021, Mary Elsie Murray "Cookie" departed this life, to continue her life in her heavenly home. "Cookie was born December 22, 1945, to the late Elizabeth Williams and Willie Beasly.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Willard Williams, Franklin Bell, and Delos Bell; her sisters, Irene and Diane Bell.

Cookie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She had always been a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church of Ruckersville, Va. She worked for UVA Food Services for 35 years until she retired. She enjoyed life, her family and friends, loved her grandchildren, and John 14:7. She was a loving person, a strong woman, always helping, and praying for someone else.

Memories will live on through her 5 children, James Williams of Barboursville, Va., Michelle Crenshaw, Priscilla Crenshaw of Charlottesville, Va., Mary Sims, David of Barboursville, Va.; 24 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Carolyn and husband, Fred Barbour and Mary Ali of Charlottesville, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends. This lady will be truly missed by all.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Bethany Baptist Church, 16034 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Va. with Pastor Holmes officiating. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service.

A walk-through viewing will be held from 3 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Arthur Irwin Schulman

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Arthur Irwin Schulman (Feb 17, 1935 - Sept. 12, 2021) graduated early from Thomas Jefferson High School and Brooklyn College. His love of browsing began when working as a page at the New York Public Library. Working in 1963 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, he met Gayle Mueser; they married weeks later at her parents’ home in Chappaqua, NY. In 1965 he became a professor of cognitive psychology at UVA, where he was a devoted teacher, colleague and mentor until retirement in 1998. Soon after arriving in Charlottesville, he helped found the Virginia chapter of the ACLU. A question from his daughter Ruth in the 1970s inspired him to take up birding; from 1991-1993 he served as President of the Ivy Creek Foundation. He was an avid player of table tennis and squash until almost 85.

Arthur was fascinated by the mental life of expert problem-solvers, which he explored in a course called “The Mind of The Puzzler.” He won the senior division of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 2007 and 2015 — though he considered himself a better creator than solver. He published his first crossword in the New York Times in 1952, at 17. He contributed puzzles to the Times for almost seven decades. In 2010, Times puzzle editor Will Shortz described him as “one of the 10 best constructors in the country.” Arthur ultimately persuaded Shortz to publish a new kind of puzzle he pioneered — the vowelless crossword.

He published two books, “Websterisms,” with Jill Lepore, and “Resonances,” a commonplace book designed by Josef Beery. On April 26, 2020, he was delighted when two fellow travelers from the National Puzzlers League used an Arthur Schulman quotation as the solution to the New York Times acrostic. That phrase resonates with his own omnivorous cast of mind: “Roget had many irons in the fire before compiling his thesaurus. His writings include treatises on physiology and phrenology, on inhaling nitrous oxide; and a method of completing a knight's tour of the chessboard.”

He leaves behind his beloved spouse of 57 years, Gayle Schulman, his sister Phyllis Greer, daughter Ruth, son David and his spouse Anne, and many beloved friends.

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

Margaret Ann Henley Howard

Margaret Ann Henley Howard, 72, departed this life on September 8, 2021. She was born on June 16, 1949, to May Belle Kenney and the late George Henley, Jr. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Howard; brother, Russell D. Henley; sisters, Adaly Garland and Delores Wilson.

Margaret Ann worked many years as a waitress and a cook at Western Sizzler Restaurant, Boar's Head Inn and Farmington Country Club. She retired from Farmington in 2008.
Margaret Ann enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be missed by all.

She leaves to cherish her memories her mother; two sons, Marvin L. Townsend, Jr. (Natlie) of Waynesboro, Va. and George Townsend (Shawnta') of Lynchburg, Va.; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; special friends, Bernice Carter and Phoede Ward; and a host of other family and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Union Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Keswick, Va.

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

Shawn Darnell Mason

Shawn Darnell Mason departed this life on September 4, 2021. He was born on March 11, 1976, son of the late Charles Mason and Roberta Mason.

He is survived by one daughter, Haylie Simmons; six sisters, Sabrina Wilson, Pauline Jones, Michelle Perkins, Evelyn Mason, Dorothy Carter, and Rose Kenner; a very special brother/ nephew, Devin Shelton; a lovely girlfriend, Noelle Williams; three nieces, Shailoah Wilson, J'immi Wilson and Trauiree Wilson; two great nieces, Avah Brown and Nakierra Shelton.

A Walk-Through Viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Patricia Vowels Ross

Patricia Vowels Ross, 69, of Charlottesville, Va. departed this life on September 2, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born December 16, 1951, the daughter of the late William Archie Vowels and Carrie Tinsley.
Two brothers, Wallace Johnson and Rickey Vowels; a sister, Karen Vowels; and a daughter, Zena Sinclair Ross preceded her in death.
Patricia leaves to cherish her memory Dale C. Ross spouse of 40 years; three children, Timothy Vowels (Tonya) of Charlottesville, Va., Emmanuel Vowels (Jackie) of Madison Heights, Va. and Ira Ross of Amherst, Va.; nine grandchildren, Tae Jon Vowels, Timaya Vowels, Lamont Vowels, Carrie Vowels, Brionna Vowels, Cha'Niyah Ross, Malikai Mosley Ross, Xavier Mosley, and A'sanni Robinson; seven siblings, Cynthia Vowels of Madison Heights, Va., Teresa Washington, Colenda Reeves, Rita Massie, Vada Holcomb, Eric Massie, and Tony Massie Sr. all of Charlottesville, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family that loved her unconditionally.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 104 Sweeny Road, Madison Heights, Va. It will be livestreamed via Zoom, Meeting ID 654-021-1823, Password 1914.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Denton Alexander Epps

Denton Alexander Epps went to be with our Lord and Savior on the evening of September 4, 2021. Denton was born on May 10, 1944, to Rueben Henry Epps & Mattie L. W. Epps in Petersburg VA.
He is preceded in death by his father Rueben H. Epps, mother Mattie L. W. Jones, Stepfather Harold Curtis Jones. As well as one grandson De'Shaun M. Dabney and one granddaughter Ta'Yana S. Dabney.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Iona "Lou" Epps; one daughter, Leona Denise E. Dabney (Shaun); oldest granddaughter, Qualicia Brianna Epps ( Branden), and second granddaughter, De'Shauna Lakia Epps ( Mikka); two brothers, Harold Rodney Jones (Rosalyn), and Steven Maurice Jones ( Cynthia); one nephew, Harold Quincy Jones; three nieces, Ebony, Danielle, and Maya; along with their beautiful children Denton's great nieces & nephews; and brother-in-law and sister-in- law, Jack and Waltine Eubanks.
Denton graduated from Peabody High school then went on to attend Woodrow Wilson for Auto Mechanics where he graduated from September 1, 1967. He was also a part of the U.S. Army for a short time. Denton had a few different jobs until moving to Esmont, Va. where he began working at the UVA printing service where he dedicated 32 years, as well as 20 years to Hardee's as a second job.
Denton had a love for God, family, and hard work. He believed that as long as you stayed true to God and self, the rest will follow. Dad loved to sing and past that passion on along the way.
He is deeply loved, eternally missed, yet we are forever grateful that we were so blessed to be a part of him.
A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at New Hope Baptist Church, 7725 Porters Road, Esmont, Va., Per Covid protocol masks are required to be worn for all in attendance at the service.
Walk-through visitation will be held from 1p.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Agnes Scott Jackson

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Mrs. Agnes Scott Jackson, 84 of Charlottesville, Virginia died Friday, August 13, 2021, at home.
Agnes was born April 26, 1937, in Crozet Virginia; one of six children born to the late William W., Jr. and Lucille Walker. She was preceded in death by her brother William Walker III, sisters: Katherine Witcher and Gertrude Timberlake.

Agnes was educated in the Albemarle County Public School system, attending, and graduating from the historical Jackson P. Burley High School Class of 1954. Agnes received a certificate as a Certified Nurse Assistant from Piedmont Virginia Community College.
She joined Union Mission Baptist Church at an early age. She was a devoted member of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Deacon and Deaconess Council, a Deaconess at the Union Mission Baptist Church, and a choir member.

Agnes was a loving and caring person, always thunderous with a smile, but letting you know just how she felt. She loved people and taking care of them. She loved being a mother and grandmother. Patty, Mike, little Agnes, and Mickey were her pride and joy. She traveled to South Korea for the birth of her first grandchild, little Agnes. She was a second mom to her nephews and nieces. She built her faith in God just like her mother. Agnes was a hardworking Christian woman who's work for the Lord spoke for her. She received numerous awards and recognitions from many civic and religious organizations. Serving the Lord was the source of her life and joy.

Agnes is survived by a daughter, Colonel (retired, USA) Patty Scott Barbour-Everett and husband Dr. (Colonel retired, USA) Michael W. Everett Sr.; grandchildren- Agnes Everett, Michael Everett Jr., David Everett; two sisters, Anne Thompson and Marie Mickens; a husband Edward Jackson Sr.; stepchildren- Stevie Jackson, Patricia Jackson, Edward Jackson, Jr., Rodney Jackson, sister-in-law Delores Whindleton (Amos Whindleton) and a host of nephews and nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Agnes favorite saying and words were: "GOD GOT THIS!"

Her remains will lay in repose on Monday, August 23, from 10:00 am - 11:15 am. at the at Union Mission Baptist Church, Crozet, VA.
An outside tent funeral will be from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Union Mission Baptist Church. Attendees are asked to wear a mask.
A walk-through viewing will be Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the JF Bell Funeral Home Chapel, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brian Christopher Anderson

Brian Anderson
Brian Christopher Anderson, 46, of Lynchburg, VA (formerly of Esmont, VA) departed this life on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born March 11, 1975, at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA, a son of Theresa A. Jackson and the late Archie W. Jackson.
Brian was baptized early in life and joined the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where he formerly was a member of the Young Adult Choir and the DHLewis Male Chorus. He was a 1993 graduate of Albemarle High School and was currently employed by RGIS Inventory Specialists. Brian also worked at his real passion as an entrepreneur selling DVDs, oils, t-shirts, and other goods. If you needed it, Brian would find it for you. Some would perceive him as being quiet but if you wanted to get him talking, just mention football. Like father, like son, he was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins. Brian touched the lives of many. He possessed a kind and gentle spirit that was quick with a kind word and an infectious smile. Brian was a devoted father, son, brother, and family man. He enjoyed time with family and friends, especially when he and his daughter traveled to Esmont for the weekend.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, C. Coolidge and M. Edith Anderson, and John A. and Irene Chambers Jackson.
He leaves to cherish memories of his mother, Theresa A. Jackson of Esmont; one daughter, Ja'Zaya, and one stepdaughter, Ja'Nasia both of Lynchburg, VA; one sister, Kimberly Jackson of Laurel, MD; two brothers, Kelvin Jackson of Annapolis, MD and Archie Jackson Jr. of Charlottesville; four aunts, Jacqueline Elcox and Wanda Jones of Esmont, Portia Jackson of Charlottesville, and Jrene Greene of Richmond, VA; four uncles, Antonio and Latravern Jackson of Charlottesville, Clarence Jackson (Gwen) of Palmyra, VA, and Ulysses Jackson of Scottsville, VA; a devoted cousin, Michelle Rush-Bulls (Dwayne) of Charlottesville; godmother, Darlene Gray of Esmont; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Esmont, VA.
A Walk-Through viewing will be held from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, VA. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com. The family request that you please follow the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines.

Dorothy Pearl Hill Fields

Dorothy Pearl Hill Fields
Dorothy Pearl Hill Fields, 90 years old, of Albemarle County, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. She was born in Madison, Virginia on November 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Luther F. and Daris N. Hill. She was the wife of the late Welford Davis Fields.
She received her formal education in the Madison County School System. She was devoted mother and homemaker; she loved children and was a caring childcare provider. She served as a Deaconess at Emmanuel Christian Center in Ruckersville, Va. Dorothy was a great cook and loved to entertain her family; she enjoyed playing a variety of games, and a favorite pastime was shopping.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Gordon S. Fields (Debra) and Stanley D. Fields (Janice); a daughter, Viola F. Holmes (Ray); one brother, Luther F. Hill (Doris); five sisters, Mary Hardy, Mildred Young, Christine Hall, Gladys Jackson, and Janet Durham; a Godson, Bishop Michael V. Jackson and Louise; a special niece, Pam Miller (Elliot); and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Emmanuel Christian Center, Ruckersville, Va. Interment will follow at Rockhall Cemetery, Wolftown, Madison County, Va. She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. 108 6th St. N.W. Charlottesville, Va. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Natalie Yvonne Crawford

Natalie Yvonne Crawford
Natalie Yvonne Crawford left this earthly world to join her Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 16, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She joins her mother, Wilma Crawford.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery. The family request that masks be worn for the service.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Carol Roberts-Greer

Carol Roberts-Geer, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2021, due to the inability to recover from a stroke sustained in June 2020. She was born July 18, 1938, in Washington, D. C. to Daniel and Helen Beattie, and the family eventually moved to Detroit, Michigan where, in her 20's, Carol met and married her Roy Roberts. Carol and Roy later moved to Central Virginia where Carol honorably served the community for many years as a para-legal secretary for the Commonwealth of Virginia's District Attorney in Culpeper, VA. Roy preceded her in death in 1988.
They are survived by their sons, John Roy Roberts, and their grandchildren, Hanna Marie, Matthew and Bradley, and stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ren.
After some time, Carol remarried for the remaining 23 years of her life, during which time she also enjoyed working part-time for four years at Jim Price Chevrolet in Charlottesville. Carol is survived by her husband, James Irvin Geer, her sisters, Margaret Beattie, Gloria Massu and Patricia Rotisky; her stepdaughter, Pamela Cipriani; sisters-in-law, Linda Bailey, Patsy Minahan, and Kay Van Ness; and brother-in-law, JB Geer.
All of the above she loved and touched deeply. Carol was well-known for her cheerful attitude, and she loved to giggle to the point of tears which was contagious. Carol honored the Lord Jesus Christ throughout her life, was an avid reader of the Bible, and enjoyed investigating internet articles about the "signs of the times."
Please join us on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Calvary Chapel Fluvanna, 2772 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963, (434) 589-3575, at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate Carol's life and her Home-going to be with her Lord.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Fluvanna county Sheriff's Department, via the website at www.fluvannacounty.org, or by calling (434) 591-1910.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

John Albert Brown-Jackson

John Albert Bown-Jackson
John Albert Brown-Jackson (aka), "Johnny" 64, of Charlottesville, Virginia., peacefully departed this life, surrounded by family, on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at UVA Medical Center. John was born on February 15, 1957, to the late Minor Lee Jackson and Dorothy M. Brown Jackson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Minor L. Jackson, Ronnie Leon Jackson, Gail Elizabeth Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Darlene Brown of Charlottesville, Va; two daughters, Tonya M. Key and Cassie Jackson of Charlottesville, Va.; four grandchildren, Onaja Bolden, Lemeel Scottt, Dakari Pleasants, and CaSira Jackson all of Charlottesville, Va.; two sisters, Brenda Deane and her husband, Jerry of Keswick, Va and Victoria L. Jackson of Charlottesville, Va.; two aunts, Virginia Gray of Charlottesville, Va. and Barbara Jackson of Esmont, Va.; and a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family members, and friends.
Johnny was a carpenter by trade and could build anything that he put his mind to. He was such a unique person with a great sense of humor. He loved listening to his old music while he prepared his fancy meals on Saturday evenings. He was truly a person who wanted to have fun and loved to dance. Johnny will be dearly missed.
A viewing will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Staff at Pace of the Blue Ridge for all their care, love, and support to John. Many thanks to Charlottesville/Albemarle rescue, the fire department, and UVA Medical staff for all their special attention in caring for him.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Anthony Rodriquez White

Anthony Rodriquez White
Anthony Rodriquez White 54, of Charlottesville, VA, known as "Tony", departed this life at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Born on July 30, 1966, Tony was the son of the late Robert Lee White and Frances Bowles Lee both of Keswick, VA.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers Letitia Gardner and Maude White; his special aunt Beatrice Smith also known as "Aunt Bea"; his uncles Robert Bowles, Edgar Grady Jr., James, Phillip and Richard White.

He leaves to cherish in his memory his children, Terrence White, Brooke Grooms, and Irvin Miller all of Charlottesville, VA; two granddaughters, Aria and Lailani both of Charlottesville, VA; two sisters; Melody Adams and her husband Kevin of Mahwah, NJ; Nina Fortune of Keswick, VA; one brother Jeffrey White Sr. of Charlottesville, VA. One grandfather Robert Gardner of Cismont, VA; one great aunt Marjorie Quarles of Cismont, VA; three aunts Susie Bowles, Florence Grady, Annie Holden all of Charlottesville, VA; three uncles James and Bobby Gardner both of Cismont, VA and Wayne Gardner of Orlando, FL; five nieces, two nephews, eleven great-nieces and nephews; a special cousin Michelle Christian (Scoot); his partner Michelle Collier and their dogs Cooper and Cookie; longtime friend Lanita Kimble; numerous cousins and a host of relatives and friends.

Tony loved the Lord. He was a member of Evergreen Ministries lead by Reverend Dr. Stanley E. Woodfolk.

Tony received his formal education in Albemarle County Schools. Graduated Albemarle High School Class of 1985. He was employed with the City of Charlottesville for the past 4 years as a Maintenance Worker III.

Tony loved spending time with family and friends. He had a special connection with all children he came in contact with. He was a gentle giant that touched everyone's heart. Even when he called you " Knuckle Head"," Chicken Head", " Chump" and "Bum" it was always received with love even when he grabbed you on the back of your neck with his heavy hands. Besides spending time with family Tony was an avid motorcycle rider. He loved to meet up with his fellow bikers to cruise the streets of Charlottesville as well as the surrounding counties. When he wasn't riding his bike he enjoyed playing poker, spades, chess, horseshoes, and corn-hole. He also enjoyed his weekly dinners with the fellas. Tony was well-loved and will be missed by all.

A viewing will be held Friday, July 16, 2021, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 3056 Louisa Road, Keswick, VA 22947. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE SERVICE. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

John Dezio

John Dezio
John Andrew Dezio, 78, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at his home. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on July 16, 1942, to Andrew Dezio and Olga Virginia Funari Dezio.
He graduated from Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling in 1960, where he excelled as a student and an athlete. He attended The George Washington University for one year before transferring to the University of Virginia, where he played football and ran track while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1967.
Following law school, John taught Latin and math at Madison County High School for two years, where he started the track team and was an assistant football coach. He then built and ran a thriving law practice in Charlottesville for more than 50 years. He was well respected by clients for his professionalism, strong work ethic, and integrity. During his career, he also served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and Commonwealth's Attorney of Albemarle County for a decade. He was a longstanding member of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar Association, serving on multiple committees and presenting at numerous continuing legal education seminars. He was especially proud of his work on the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.
In addition to his legal career, John played an active role in the community. He served on the boards of directors for many organizations, including the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival, Charlottesville Legal Aid Society, CATEC Foundation, Charlottesville Economic Development Authority, Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company, The Covenant School, The Senior Center, and Bridge Ministry. He was also an advisory board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at UVA. He volunteered as a youth football coach and was the longtime starter at track meets for the University of Virginia and local high schools, including the NCAA National Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships and the Dogwood Track Classic.
Throughout his life, John held a strong faith in God. He was an active member at First Baptist Church in Charlottesville where he served as Deacon and Moderator and developed many meaningful relationships. He particularly enjoyed mission trips to Uganda as well as the FAITH Riders Motorcycle Ministry at Daytona Beach Bike Week.
John enjoyed athletic pursuits throughout his life. He was an avid tennis player, enjoying a weekly round of tennis well into his final year, and he completed two Richmond Marathons in his sixties. He relished any opportunity to watch baseball and was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians. He and his wife, Denise, enjoyed traveling extensively, including RV adventures across the United States and trips abroad.
John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Denise Dezio; daughters, Clea Dezio (Jeffrey Mulfinger), Brooke Dezio (Eric Sartain), and Ashley Doherty (Paul); son, Christopher Dezio; and beloved grandchildren, Benjamin and William Mulfinger, Spence and Creighton Doherty, and Cayden and McKinleigh Dezio. He is also survived by brothers, Lawrence Dezio (Grace) and Richard Dezio (Kathleen); brother-in-law, Craig Henderson; niece, Jennifer Henderson, and many other nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Park Street, Charlottesville, with Pastor Rob Pochek officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the start of the service. A private interment will follow the service.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2021, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at J.F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel, 108 6th St. N.W.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to FCA UVA, The Linsly School, or Mission Link International.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Gary Eldridge

Gary Eldridge
Gary Eldridge Coles, 72, of Albemarle County, Virginia departed this life on April 8, 2021. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on March 17, 1949, a son of the late Hollis E. and Amelia F. Coles. He was the husband of Patricia Coles.
He was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Virginia State University. He retired after many years of service in retail management in the Supermarket industry at Safeway, Food Lion, and Fresh Farm; and also in management at the Roses Department Store Company.
His favorite pastimes were cooking, practicing at the shooting range, and gazing at all the muscle and antique cars. Most of all he loved spending time and caring for his family.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Patricia Coles of Albemarle County, Va.; two sons, Justin James Coles and wife, Nicole of Albemarle County and Matthew Goodall Coles and wife, Robin of Fluvanna County, Va.; a sister, Teresa Coles Jackson of Charlottesville, Va. and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Betty Ann FItch

Betty Ann FitchBetty Ann Fitch of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on July 1, 2021. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 13, 1939, a daughter of the late Hollis and Amelia Coles.
Betty was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Master's Degree from the University of North Carolina. She retired after an illustrious career as an English Professor where she taught at Southern University, Norfolk State University and Virginia State University.
She was an avid reader and loved caring for her family, especially her nieces and nephews, Eltonia "Toni" Jackson, Justin Coles and Matthew Coles.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted sister, Teresa Coles Jackson of Charlottesville, Va.; her beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Walk-Through Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
A Graveside Funeral and Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the Guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Gwendolyn Hughes Magruder

Gwendolyn Hughes MagruderBGwendolyn Hughes Magruder, 77, of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at a local nursing facility. She was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 2, 1943, daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Aretha Smith Hughes. She was the wife of the late Herbert C. Magruder.
A brother, Ronald W. Hughes and a sister, Carolyn H. Harrison preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School and received further education at Virginia State University. She dedicated a lifetime of service to the University of Virginia Health System. Gwendolyn was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church and was very faithful and active at all church ministries.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Herbert Magruder Jr. of Charlottesville, Virginia and Timothy Magruder; one daughter, Rene'e Magruder Madel; a devoted friend, Nathaniel Wright; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A walk-through visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
A Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Tiffany Shantel Michie

ZillahTiffany Shantel Michie, 44, passed away on June 17, 2021. She was born on November 3, 1976, to John A. Michie and Ruth Nowell Michie.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Mary Nowell, and Virginia Michie Jones.
She is survived by her parents, John and Ruth Michie; one beloved brother, John A. Michie Jr.; three precious nephews, Koron, Darrius, and Amari Michie; a precious niece, Phoenix Isabelle all of Charlottesville, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and special friends.
She graduated from Southern Vance High School in Henderson, N.C. where she was a track star, her nickname was "Sweet Feet." She attended St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C. During her career she was employed as a factory worker in Winchester and as a bus driver with the Charlottesville Area Transit.
She was loved by many and she will be truly missed. "Keep running until you reach your destination."
A Walk-Through Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, with Bishop William Nowell officiating.

James Oscar "Jimmy" Wells

Zillah James Oscar "Jimmy" Wells of Waynesboro, Virginia passed away peacefully on June 15th, 2021. He was born May 20, 1951, in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Robert Linwood Wells and Violet Francis Wells.

James was a graduate of Albermarle High School and also retired from Jack Jouett Middle School of Albermarle County Public Schools. James was also employed by Service Master / Pepsi Cola Bottling of Charlottesville and his own personal business. He was also a dedicated Deacon of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greenwood, Virginia.

James is preceded in death by his grandson Camron Willis, his brother Robert "Bubby" Wells, Alma " Virginia Wells" Brown and Patricia Wells-Fountain. Left to cherish his memory his two surviving sisters Ella Gray and Margaret Wells both of Charlottesville. A host of family, special friends, life-long colleagues and his fur-babies.

A Celebration of Life is to be announced and organized by his daughter Taunya Redd. Please feel free to contact her via email at celebrationoflife_jamesowells@yahoo.com

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

Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks

Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks

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

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

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

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

Elva Franklin Key

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

Ms. Laura Virginia Richardson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mazie Cecelia Carter

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

Robert Hugo "Tony" Morris Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minnie Wilson Gardner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edward W. Jones

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

William Barbour, Sr

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

Vincent Lewis Monroe

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

Sharon Gaye Bryant

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

Michael Anthony Blair

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

Edgar Thornton Bowles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marian Brown Collins

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

Nannetta "Nan" J. Jackson

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

Daniel Jerome Tinsley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

relatives and friends.

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

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

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

Marjorie Wagner Chodack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Condolences to the family at www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.

Memorial services will be private.

Wilbert Melton Steppe

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

James "Jimmy" Franklin Thurston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madeline Reaves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Henry Burton

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

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

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

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

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

Minister Lawrence "Teddy" N. Bland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martha "Dianne" Fortune Gameli

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

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

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by J. F. Bell Funeral Home Inc.

Mary A. Steppe

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

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

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

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

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

Funeral services for Mary A. Steppe will be private.

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

Erma S. Littlepage

ZillahMarch 5, 1927-February 2, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zillah Glascoe Dellinger

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

Dr. Milton Howard Chodack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial services will be private.

Curtis Langhorne

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

Linwood Lee Davis

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

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

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

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

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

Troy Anthony Hughes Sr.

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

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

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

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

Arthur William Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucille Chapman

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Wilbert "Trusgo" Farrar, Jr.

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

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

Walk-through viewing will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.jfbellfuneralservices. com

Thomas D. Carr

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

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

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

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

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

Edna Brunette Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rachel Chapman

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

Shirley Monroe Smith

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

Janice Odetta Morris

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

Reatha Lena Bohannon-Cooke

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

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

Jennie Mae Taylor Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bernice Helen "Peg" Thurston Redd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Linda Jackson Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sara R. "Luul Sara" Hammond

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

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

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

Tonya Renee Wheeler

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yvette Denise Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

Regina L Key

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

Tiewan Le'Vert Benston

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

Albert Milton "Tree" Tyree

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

Jean Lucinda Randolph

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

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

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

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

Diane Elizabeth Grooms

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Franklin Coles, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stonewall Jackson Mason

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

Vincent D. Hughes

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

A memorial service to be held later.

Edith Belle Jones Scott

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Elliott Q. Jackson Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Michael L. Crenshaw

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

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

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

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

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

A walk-through viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Devin Jaron Stinnie

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

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

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

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

Floral tributes may be brought to the memorial service.

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

Mamie Chrystal Holland Bruce

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

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

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

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

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

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Rashod Demetrius Walton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lena Thompkins

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

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

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

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Mary Sue Sandridge

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

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

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

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

A walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Doris Marie Dillard

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

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

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

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

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

Harry Lee Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Eubanks Randolph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephanie Danielle Morton Pough

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

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

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

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

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

Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Edward Anthony Hester

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

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

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

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

Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Evelyn C. Loving Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walk Through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Lucille Garland Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Darryl M. Fortune

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

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

Services were private.

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

William "Bill" Walker Byers, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A private funeral service will be held.

Expressions of Gratitude

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

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

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

Rahmean Rose-Thurston

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

He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Gerald Thurston.

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

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

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

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

Walkthrough viewing will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel

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

Nellie Celestine Mosby Allen

Life and Legacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evelyn Elizabeth Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mason Carter Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polly Anne Dowell-Sandridge

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

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

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

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

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

Alexander "Rocky" Anderson, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles "Dit" Johnson

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

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

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

Services will be private.

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

Roy Lee Fitch, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elston C. Young

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elston "Cliff" Clifton Young

NOTICE ELSTON "CLIFF" CLIFTON YOUNG

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

Adele Wells

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roger Allen Morton ("Butch")

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

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

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

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

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

Gregory Llewellyn Gough

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

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

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

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

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

Inez Marie Mason McGruder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Walkthrough viewing will be from 12 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Alice Marie Hawkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carrie Leigh McGhee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Earnest Jonathan Edwards Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ecklie H. Burton "Brother"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Otelia Nannette McCoy Harris

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Emma Diggs Wood

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

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

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

A private Funeral Service will be held.

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

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

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

Frances Marcia Fortune Bradford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haston Richard Monroe Jr.

Haston Richard Monroe Jr.

Haston Richard Monroe Jr. 65, of Glen Allen, Va. went home to be with the lord on Monday, March 14, 2022, at Henrico Doctors Hospital surrounded by his three loving daughters, son, sister, and a devoted friend. Haston was Born on July 1, 1956. The son of the late Haston Monroe Sr. and Ada Monroe.

His brother, Randolph Monroe preceded him in death.

Haston leaves to cherish his memories of three daughters, Alfreda Carter and husband Melvin of Charlottesville Va., Shanna L. Witcher of Glen Allen Va, and Dana Monroe of Louisa Va.; a son, Rodney Robinson of Richmond Va. He also leaves to cherish his memory with his grandchildren, Melvin, Ebony, Michael, Jahmod, Ja'Von, Taijah, Xzaivon, Bryan, and Qaylivia; and a devoted friend, Juanita Martin.

Haston was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and was baptized at a young age. Haston loved the Lord and trusted him in everything he did. He was a graduate of Lane High and had several different jobs, but his most important job was loving his children and grandchildren.

Haston will always be remembered for his smile and swag and his stride when he walked. Never left home without his creases in his pants and white shoes and his favorite watch. Most important, His Kangol hat. Nothing was ever out of place, not even on a bad day. Haston is truly going to be missed, but what we have most is his everlasting love.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Evergreen Ministries, 2001 Earlysville Road. Interment will be private. Walk-through viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

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