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Monday, 26 April 2021 09:08

Patricia Anne Beale Lynch

Patricia Anne Beale Lynch, age 82, of Ebony, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 23, 2021. A native of Branchville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lawson Derby and Jessie Elizabeth Edwards Beale. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawson Derby Beale, Jr., a sister, Shirley Jean Robertson, and a son-in-law, Phillip W. Cosenza. A longtime member of Prospect United Methodist Church, Mrs. Lynch was a member and Past President of Ebony Homemakers Club, and an election poll worker for many years. She will be remembered most as a devoted wife and mother, and a caregiver to many in her community over the years. Mrs. Lynch is survived by her husband of 62 years, James P. Lynch; daughters, Vanessa L. Godwin and husband, Bryan, and Paula L. Cosenza; grandchildren, Patrick and Adam Godwin, and Anthony Cosenza; brothers, Franklin Beale and wife, Linda, Melvin Beale and wife, Ann, and Gerald “Durwood” Beale; several nieces and nephews, including a devoted nephew, Henry “Hank” Robertson. The family is especially grateful to their friends and neighbors who helped care for Mrs. Lynch during her illness. A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Prospect United Methodist Church followed by interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prospect Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 29, Ebony, VA 23845 or Hospice of Virginia, 202 Clark Street, Farmville, VA 23901-2568. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Brenda Jones Herndon Wednesday, 28 April 2021 14:00 posted by Brenda Jones Herndon

    James, Vanessa, Paula & family -
    Some of my best childhood memories are of spending time with all of you on the lake. We would go every day & stay all day long. I loved it & so did Mom. Many good times. The Lynch family & our family were close for many years. We all helped each other get thru some tough times. Patricia was a good person who helped so many in the community. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend her funeral but my thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Love to all.

  • Comment Link Laura Harris Ehrenzeller Wednesday, 28 April 2021 04:31 posted by Laura Harris Ehrenzeller

    Uncle James, aunt Patricia was one of the sweetest ladies and she exuded Christian unconditional love to everyone. She was a wonderful cousin and buddy of mom and Pop. I enjoyed spending time with you guys at the lake and the many trips we took together as families! I hope you know just how special you guys are to me! I love you and my prayers are with you and your family during this time!!

  • Comment Link Christine Arrasate Monday, 26 April 2021 21:55 posted by Christine Arrasate

    Mr Lynch we are so sorry to hear of Mrs Lynch’s passing. We have such sweet memories of her kindness and warm heart. She always made us feel so welcome and cared for when we came to visit. Vanessa, Paula and family I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet momma, grandma. All our love to you. Christine, Glenn, Madeline Victoria Arrasate.

  • Comment Link Clayton Lynch Monday, 26 April 2021 10:17 posted by Clayton Lynch

    Uncle James, I am so sorry to hear Patricia has passed. I remember the first time I met her was when we went to see you two in your apartment. I cannot remember if you were in Franklinton or Emporia and I think you were working at a paper mill. I think within two years of that you moved back to Ebony. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service Thursday. I hope to get up to the farm in May or June when Craig comes down

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