Williams Funeral Home & Crematory

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory

Thursday, 25 March 2021 14:15

Willie Ann Spence

Willie Ann Spence, age 86, a lifelong resident of Lawrenceville, VA and widow of Sherman Randolph “Buster” Spence, died Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was one of five children born to the late Jesse Nathaniel and Artie Hayes Crowder. She loved her dog and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, but will be remembered most as a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Spence is survived by her sons, Randolph Alan Spence, William Dale Spence, Sherman Jeffrey Spence and wife, Mary, and Jesse Dean Spence and wife, Angie; grandchildren, William Matthew Spence, Daniel Aaron Spence, and Jacob Thomas Spence; great-grandchildren, Noah Michael Denton and Morgan Gray Spence; step-grandson, Jonathan Foster; siblings, Otellia Wilkins, Juanita Floyd and husband, Carter, Thomas Crowder and wife, Carolyn, and Louise Mitchell and husband, Ray, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. Services are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Friday, 19 March 2021 15:39

Shelby Jones Gibson

Shelby Jones Gibson, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021 at her home. A longtime resident of Lawrenceville, VA, she was a retired sewing machine operator. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Lawrence Jones, Sr. and Rosa Belle Mullins Jones; a sister, Dorothy J. Farlow; and a brother, Richard L. Jones, Jr. She was widowed by Arthur B. Coley and Carlton W. Gibson. Mrs. Gibson is survived by her daughters, Jeanette J. Bollinger and Jane J. Wood; step-sons, Tony Gibson, David Gibson, Mike Gibson, and Timmy Gibson, as well as a host of other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Canaan Cemetery, Brodnax, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 15 March 2021 14:25

Rebecca LaVonne "Becky" Powell Moore

Rebecca LaVonne “Becky” Powell Moore was born into the arms of her parents, Hilliard Randolph Powell, Sr. and Annie Maude Ingram Powell, on January 3, 1946. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 12, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Randolph Powell, Jr. of Emporia, and her daughter, Lisa Moore of La Crosse, and many other relatives. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas E. Moore of the home; their son, Timothy Moore and wife, Liz of La Crosse; grandsons, Michael Moore and Keisha, James Moore and Paisley, and a great-granddaughter, My’Asiya Moore, all of La Crosse; her brother, Thomas Powell and wife, Polly, of Baskerville; and sisters-in-law, Julia Clary of Brodnax, Dorothy Melton and husband, Billy of Ringgold, and Mabel Powell of Emporia; special cousins who were more like siblings, Jasper Powell of South Hill, Millie Tuck of Freeman, Yvonne Tallini and Jane Guiles of New York. Becky wanted to say a special thank you to Julie Washburn, Monty Raney, Helen Clary, Will, Katherine and Little Bobby Ford, Betsy Ford, and Sheryl Baird. Also a big thank you to Carolyn and the Massey Center in South Hill for their patience, kindness, and helpfulness during her treatment of Mylofibrosis. Also a special thank you to Marie Hightower and the VCU Hospice group for their patience, helpfulness, and all the necessities and quick response when called upon over the last few weeks. Becky enjoyed reading, family history adventures, spending time with family and friends, and listening to music, especially Mercy Me. She would often say she felt more at peace when she was sitting in church. She sat with the elderly and helped them in any way she could. She often spoke of her days working at the shoe factory. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church in Freeman, VA, with Pastor Monty Raney officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her husband, Thomas Moore at 2089 Tillman Road, La Crosse, VA 23950, donate your blood to a local blood bank, or Abundant Love Food Pantry of Bracey, VA. Williams Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 15 March 2021 14:23

Lisa Lynette Moore

Lisa Lynette Moore, born May 7, 1967 to Thomas E. and Rebecca Powell Moore, passed away on March 5, 2021. A graduate of Brunswick County High School, she worked for Moseley & Nash Inc. and Fox Run Water in past years, and most recently at South Hill Elementary School. She is survived by her father, Thomas E. Moore (the late Rebecca “Becky” P. Moore”; a brother, Timothy Moore and wife, Liz; two nephews, Michael Moore and Keisha, James Moore and Paisley, and a great-niece, My’Asiya Moore all of La Crosse; three aunts, Julia Clary of Brodnax, Dorothy Melton and husband, Billy, of Ringgold, and Mabel Powell of Emporia, and many other relatives. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church in Freeman, VA, with Pastor Monty Raney officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Virginia Blood Services, the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, or to South Hill Elementary School. Williams Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 08 March 2021 16:54

Amy Howard Wilson

Amy Howard Wilson, 65, of Petersburg, VA; formerly of South River, NJ; passed away peacefully on February 28, 2021. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 28,1955 to John and Dolores Howard. The family moved to NJ in 1966. Amy graduated from St. Mary’s High School in South Amboy, class of 1973. Amy attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and PACE University in NYC. She worked at Sotheby’s NYC and AT&T in Bridgewater. Amy voiced the character of Nova on the Star Blazers Animé series and had quite a fan following. She enjoyed attending Animé conventions, speaking on panels and connecting with fans of the show. Amy had a very big heart and a generous spirit. She loved people and would start up a friendly conversation with anyone. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Dolores Howard, and her brother, Larry Howard. She is survived by her husband, David, her sisters, Kathy Hogya and Phyllis Donlon, her brother-in-law, Ed Donlon, sister-in-law, Anne McClaren, her nieces and nephews, Lisa Hogya, Cheryl Males (Jon), Eddie Donlon, Hannah Donlon, Matthew Donlon, Abigail Donlon, and grand nephew, Manny Males. Services will be private. Donations can be made to ASPCA.
Monday, 08 March 2021 16:36

Howard Eugene Pierce

Howard Eugene Pierce, age 63, of Gasburg, VA, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021. A former resident of Roanoke Rapids, NC, he was the son of the late Linwood Earl and Gladys Jarman Pierce. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Pierce, and the mother of two of his children, Tammy Pope. Howard will be remembered as a kind and generous man, a loving husband and father, and a faithful friend. He was a guardian angel in life and death. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Judy Edwards Pierce; children, Kim Pierce, Austin Pierce, and Amber Pierce; step-daughter, Stacy Coley; daughter-in-law, Jessica Pierce, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Doris Pierce, Robin Pierce, Jimmy Pierce, Steve Pierce, Amos Pierce, Ronnie Pierce, and Tracy Pierce. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Wednesday, 03 March 2021 17:32

Danny Lawrence Lucy

Danny Lawrence Lucy, age 76, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. A lifelong resident of Brunswick County, he was the son of the late Lawrence Edward and Ruby Lynch Lucy. Danny served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the retired owner of Lucy’s TV and Appliance. He loved to dance and had a beautiful singing voice. He is survived by his loving companion of 30 years, Brenda Carrier Adcock; brother, Perry Lucy and wife, Kim; daughter, Danielle Lucy; and grandson, Reice. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for Danny during his stay at VCU Health in Richmond. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville, VA.
Wednesday, 03 March 2021 17:30

Charles Anthony Roberts

**THIS IS A REVISED OBITUARY** It is out of an abundance of caution and a desire to keep our friends and family safe that we have decided to move the funeral for Charlie Roberts to Saturday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. due to Covid-19 related complications. Charles Anthony Roberts, age 82, of Dinwiddie, VA, passed away at his home on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was one of five children born to the late Norman Early and Mildred Carlisle Roberts, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Roberts. Charles served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later retired from the Army National Guard of Virginia. He was a machinist by trade, and could make or fix just about anything. A dedicated servant of the Lord, Charles was a longtime member of Western Heights Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, and where he and his wife, Jean, taught the youth Sunday school class for several years. He also went on many missions trips around the world. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and relic hunting. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who loved God, his family, his country, and his neighbors. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Lamm Roberts; daughters, Tammy Roberts Samuelson and Angela Roberts Daniels and husband, George Arthur “Artie” Daniels; grandchildren, Shannon Ezzell Wells (Adam), Chad Edward Croft, Nikki Daniels Russell, Nathan George Daniels, and Jeremy Thomas Samuelson; great-grandchildren, Easton, Alise, and Rayna; brother, Richard Roberts; sisters, Betty Woodlief and Evelyn Eley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Southlawn Memorial Park. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Western Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan Dundalow officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Services are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 14:08

Randy Richard Wiley, Sr.

Randy Richard Wiley, Sr., age 66, a lifelong resident of Freeman, VA, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021. One of three sons born to John Thomas and Fannie Clary Wiley, Randy was a U.S. Army veteran, a proud farmer, and a member of American Legion Post 141. He was a retired mechanic and truck driver, most recently working for Powell Wood Products for 11 years. He will be remembered most as a loving and devoted family man. Randy is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judith Ann Wiley; children, Kimberly Moody (Tommy), Bessie Moore (Douglas), Randy Wiley, Jr. (Amy), and Virginia Speer (Sean); grandchildren, Elizabeth, Richard, and Riley Moody, Anna, Taylor, and Ashley Moore, and Bella Speer, a great-grandchild on the way; brothers, Danny Wiley (Karen) and Terry Wiley (Cathy); an aunt, Edith Powell, several nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dogs, Elsa and Belle. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Freeman, VA 23856. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reedy Creek Cemetery Fund, 700 Reedy Creek Road, Freeman, VA 23856 or the CDLS Foundation at www.cdlsusa.org. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
Monday, 01 March 2021 12:27

George Alton Clary

George Alton Clary, age 72, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021. George loved to hunt and fish, and was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Edward and Lillian Whitby Clary; a brother, Roland W. Clary; and two sisters, Shirley Clary and Sadie Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Clary; son, George Mark Clary; grandchildren, Katie and Kelly Clary; and a sister, Doris Turner. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.