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Ms. Kristie Sab­rina Hill, 44, for­merly of Stony Creek, Vir­ginia, passed away in Pat­ter­son, New Jersey.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 2, 2018, at 12 noon at the Peters­burg Chapel-Joseph M. John­son & Son Fu­neral Home. Rev. An­tonel A. Myler, Sr., of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Ser­vices are en­trusted to the Joseph M. John­son & Son Fu­neral Home, 530 South Sycamore Street, Peters­burg. (804)-863-4411.

Mrs. Ilona Perry Har­ris of South Ch­ester­field, Vir­ginia, de­parted this life on Mon­day, Septem­ber 24, 2018, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily and her dear friends. Ilona was born in Furth, Ger­many, on April 6, 1951. She grew up in Nor­walk, Con­necti­cut, and moved to Vir­ginia in adult­hood. She is pre­de­ceased by her mother, Betty Ros­alie Perry and fa­ther, Harold Mon­roe Perry; and a nephew, Mark Janiszewski.

She leaves be­hind her three chil­dren: daugh­ters, Les­ley R. Har­ris and Tara D. Smith (Mo­lik) and son, Ty­rone M. Har­ris. Ilona was the dot­ing grand­mother of Jameal Har­ris, Chelsea Har­ris, Mar­ija Har­ris, Zyon Har­ris, Zhane Har­ris, Tyler Dean, Tay­lor Dean, and Bri­anna Dean. She also took great plea­sure in be­ing the great grand­mother of Jameal (Jam-Jam) Har­ris. Ilona also leaves be­hind her two sis­ters, An­neliese M. Janiszewski (Frank) of Myr­tle Beach, SC, and Dawn Perry Tan­ner (George) of Pam­plin, VA. She was a lov­ing aunt to San­dra L. Miller Ru­dic (Emil), Chris­tine A. Miller Cor­radino (Jef­frey), Tammy R. Janiszewski, Denise Don­nelly, and Perry F. Tan­ner. Ilona leaves be­hind many loved ones in­clud­ing Michelle Dean, and Joy Beth Freudig, her much loved cousins and close friends.

Dur­ing her ca­reer, Ilona held many po­si­tions within the U.S. Civil Ser­vice both in the U.S. and Ger­many. She re­tired from the Ken­ner Army Hos­pi­tal at Fort Lee, Vir­ginia. Ilona was a de­vout Chris­tian and de­voted her­self to the ser­vice of God, fam­ily and friends.

Ser­vices will be held 2:00 p.m., Sun­day, Septem­ber 30, 2018, in the Chapel of J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate.

J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, watch the fu­neral ser­vices live on­line at www.jmwilk­er­son­ away on Fri­day, Septem­ber 28, 2018. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, David E. Roberts and Wil­lie Tem­ple Roberts. Fred was an Air Force Vet­eran serv­ing dur­ing the Viet­nam War. Mr. Roberts re­tired from Honey­well af­ter 30 years of ser­vice as Main­te­nance Fore­man. He was a mem­ber of Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 146, and life­time mem­ber and past Com­man­der of the VFW Post 637 in Hopewell.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of over 40 years, Mary E. Roberts; daugh­ter, Lib­bie N. Roberts; daugh­ter, Erin V. Hingst and hus­band, Karl; brother, Rev. Dr. D. Alex Roberts and wife, Patsy; as well as nu­mer­ous ex­tended fam­ily and friends.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 2, 2018, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Mor­riss & Son Fu­neral Home. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Ber­muda Memo­rial Park. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 1, 2018, at the fu­neral home. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions in honor of Fred be made to VFW Post 637 flag re­tire­ment fund. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. jt­mor­ 4, 1960, to the late Woodrow Jack­son Jr. and Beatrice Crutcher in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, and en­tered into eter­nal rest at his earthly res­i­dence on Septem­ber 22, 2018.

An­thony was reared in Din­wid­die and at­tended pub­lic schools in Peters­burg, Vir­ginia. He was a grad­u­ate of Peters­burg High School in 1979 and LaRose Beauty School. Af­ter beauty school, he per­fected and ex­celled in his pro­fes­sion as a stylist at Cos­mopoli­tan Hair Fash­ions. An­thony pro­gressed as an en­tre­pre­neur of his own shop, at­tract­ing and pulling in other stylist form­ing an un­touch­able league that dom­i­nated in the Rich­mond area. At­trib­uted to his pro­fes­sion, An­thony was a very spe­cial and unique per­son who was stylish, charm­ing, out­spo­ken and loved his fam­ily as well as the Dal­las Cow­boys.

Pas­tor Robin­son spir­i­tual walk was il­lu­mi­nated af­ter join­ing New Destiny Apos­tolic Church. An­thony has truly demon­strated the love of Christ and his will­ing­ness to share his love through all walks of life. Any­one he ever met was never a stranger to him, but a friend.

Pre­ceded in death Norma Lee Bland (great grand­mother), Thelma Robin­son (grand­mother) & Susie Pul­ley (great aunt) who played a ma­jor part in his early years; Dorothy Graves (aunt); Mil­ton Robin­son and Fran­cis Robin­son (un­cles); Woodrow Jack­son Jr. (fa­ther).

He leaves to cher­ish his mem­o­ries; de­voted wife, Cather­ine A. Robin­son; a lov­ing daugh­ter, La’Ken­dra Pow­ell (D’Von Pow­ell, Sr.); two step­daugh­ters, Som­mer Harkins (Cleve­land Harkins), Aja Rid­dick (Le’Swane Cuf­fee-Lewis); mother, Beatrice Crutcher; fa­ther, Stephen Crutcher; two broth­ers, James Richard­son and Kim Richard­son; three sis­ters, Allison Chan­dler and Tara Floyd (Edgar Floyd), and Lisa John­son. He was a de­voted grand­fa­ther to La’Shae Pow­ell and D’Von Pow­ell, Jr. in ad­di­tion to 13 bonus grand­chil­dren; god­son, Jonathan Marks; and a host of nieces, neph­ews, aunts, un­cles and friends.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Satur­day, Septem­ber 29, 2018, at New Destiny Apos­tolic Church, 4800 Brit­tles Ln., Hen­rico, VA 23231. In­ter­ment to fol­low im­me­di­ately at Din­wid­die Memo­rial Park, Peters­burg, VA.

Pro­fes­sional ser­vices en­trusted to Mimms Fu­neral Home, 1827 Hull St., Rich­mond, VA 23224. (804) 232-3874.


Dr. Robert Watkins Parlier, 88, of Hopewell, died on Fri­day Septem­ber 28, 2018. Dr. Parlier was born in Hills­bor­ough, NC and was a life­long ed­u­ca­tor. He served in var­i­ous po­si­tions as teacher, prin­ci­pal, and su­per­in­ten­dent for Pub­lic School Sys­tems in Win­ston-Salem, NC, Alexan­dria, VA, and served in the U.S. Air Force dur­ing the Korean Con­flict. Dr. Parlier was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Glenn Robert and He­len Watkins Parlier. He is sur­vived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Gar­land Parlier; sons, Jef­frey G. Parlier and his wife, Amy, Bryan S. Parlier and his wife, Michele, daugh­ter, Mered­ith P. Mar­shall; grand­sons, David Parlier and wife, Sky­lar, Matthew Parlier, Michael Parlier, Jack­son Hol­land, Cole Hol­land, Travis Honse and wife, Emily, David Honse, and Daniel Inge. Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment as Su­per­in­ten­dent of Hopewell City Schools, Dr. Parlier served as a vol­un­teer in many com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties and was named “Hopewell’s Vol­un­teer of the Year” in 2004. He was a long-time mem­ber of Lions In­ter­na­tional and re­ceived the pres­ti­gious “Melvin Jones Hu­man­i­tar­ian Award” for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the work of the Lions. In 2007, he was in­ducted into Hopewell’s “Se­nior Hall of Fame” and in 2008 was awarded the “Firth Hu­man­i­tar­ian Award” from John Ran­dolph Med­i­cal Cen­ter as “Out­stand­ing Vol­un­teer”. Other vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded work­ing as Do­cent at His­toric Hopewell’s St. Den­nis Chapel, served as “Big Brother” to stu­dents at Dupont School, and was a long­time mem­ber of First Pres­by­te­rian Church, serv­ing as Sun­day School Teacher, El­der, Trustee and Choir Mem­ber. Dr. Parlier was the au­thor of two pub­lished nov­els and or­ga­nized the Com­mu­nity Writ­ers Club of Hopewell. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends 3:00pm to 5:00pm Sun­day, Septem­ber 30, 2018 at J.T. Mor­riss & Son Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice 820 W. Broad­way Ave. Hopewell VA, 23860. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 3:00pm on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 1, 2018 at First Pres­by­te­rian Church 1107 W. Broad­way Ave. Hopewell VA, 23860. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to First Pres­by­te­rian Church Choir. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. jt­mor­

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