BETTY A.T. LACY
LARRY D. SPENCER
Services for Mr. Larry D. Spencer of Richmond, VA, will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va. Rev. Carlos Jordan, Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Mckenney, Va., eulogist. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Mrs. Betty Ann Turner Lacy made her final journey home. Upon arriving at her physical residence for a final time, she made her journey to her eternal home where she was greeted by her Savior and her loved ones who had gone on before. She was the middle child to her parents Hinton and Rose Beatrice Turner, born May 3, 1935. Betty Ann was proceeded in death by her parents, and eight siblings, Sherman, Maxine, Robert, Junious, Hinton, Edith, Dolores, and Jerry.
Betty Ann was blessed to be born in Petersburg, Virginia and grew up in Blandford where she was surrounded by love and community. She received her early education in the Petersburg Public School System. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bethany Baptist Church located in the center of the Blandford community. She met and married her late husband of 42 years Marvin F. Lacy and resided on the Heights where together they provided a wonderful and loving environment to rear their only daughter, Nicole. Their legacy of love will live on for years to come. During that time Betty Ann worked as a housekeeper and laundry manager at Old Stage and Days Inn, Hopewell, VA.
In 1992, she joined Mount Olivet Baptist Church and was a faithful member until the decline in her health. She served as a member of the Missionary Ministry, Senior Ministry, and the Angels of Mercy Cancer Ministry. She loved her Pastor and church family and faithfully watched the church service when she could not be in attendance up until the end.
When people think of Betty Ann they think of strength. Her life was not easy and in 2004 she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and beat it like the champion she was. She was a rebel with a gentle heart and spirit and was loved by many and her legacy will live on for many days to come.
Left to treasure Betty Ann’s memory and indomitable spirit are her loving and devoted daughter Nicole of Petersburg; devoted nieces, Wanda Heath (Fred) of Varina, VA, Nina Turner, Upper Marlboro, MD, Priscilla Evans “Ride or Die” of Petersburg and a host of other nieces. Devoted nephews Robert Turner Sr. (Diane) of Detroit, MI, Robert Evans (Gloria), Wayne Evans, Chesterfield, VA, Robert Turner Jr. and James Evans (Brenda) of Petersburg, VA devoted cousin Ernest Fultz of Petersburg, VA and a host of other nephews and cousins.
Betty Ann was surrounded by a large extended family who loved her and she loved them. They include Troy Kershaw, Beverly Britt, Wanda Brown, Kevin Winfield, and Diane Foy. As well as the Tucker Family, Robinson Family, and Skinner Family. And last but not least her buddies Barbara Davis and Louise Walker who were always present with her at home and during her final stay in the hospital.
Services will be held 12 noon, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Avenue, Petersburg, VA. Rev. Dr. Wesley McLaughlin, Pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the funeral establishment.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
VIVIAN G. MCCANN
Vivian Gail McCann, 61, of Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She was born to the late, Roy and Bertha McCann on March 27, 1957. Gail worked for the City of Petersburg as a Compliance Inspector.
She is survived by her brother, Troy D. McCann (Mary); uncle, George M. Maitland (Anita); nephews, Matthew and Jack McCann; and numerous cousins, friends, and coworkers whom she considered extended family.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060 or the Colonial Heights/ Petersburg SPCA, 201 Temple Avenue, Suite E, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Condolences may be registered at www. ealvinsmall.com.
JOSEPH A. MURPHY
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
Joe loved his family and was the happiest when surrounded by them.
Joe was born Joseph Allen Murphy on October 20, 1952, in Baltimore, MD, to Roxanna Murphy and Junius Spann. Joe grew up in Baltimore, MD, and Brooklyn, New York.
He devoted 21 years of his life to being a soldier in the Army as an infantryman, and a decorated recruiter. After retiring from the Army, he worked as a contracted travel agent for the federal government.
Joe was a very sincere father, husband, and grandfather. His personality was very inviting. He was loved by his family and liked by everyone he met.
On the day of his passing on October 19th, he is survived by his wife- Janie; daughtersSushawn and Tieshea; and his only Grandson Dante’; sistersPriscilla, Tina, and Lori; as well as countless nieces, nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held 12 noon Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Petersburg Chapel of Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore Street, Petersburg. Rev. Herbert Holly, officiating. Interment will follow at the Amelia Veterans Cemetery. in honor of Nancy may be made to the Prince George Fire Department and EMS Services.
Condolences may be registered online at www.jtmorriss.com. be sent to www.blandandtuckerfuneralhomes.com.