ADLEAN V.H. THORPE

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Mrs. Adlean V. Hayes Thorpe, 90, of Dinwiddie County, Va., passed away peace­fully on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 2017. She was born Fe­bru­ary 4, 1927, to Pauline O. Hen­der­son Walker and Alexan­der Hayes. Adlean re­tired from South­side Vir­ginia Train­ing Cen­ter after 28 years of ser­vice.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Tom­mie W. Thorpe, Sr.; two sons, James M. Thorpe and Frank W. Thorpe; par­ents, Pauline O. Hen­der­son Walker and Alexan­der Hayes; stepfather, Alpheus Walker; one brother, El­jah E. Walker; son-in-law, SGT (Ret) Auburn Jack­son, Jr.

Mrs. Thorpe is sur­vived by eight chil­dren, Mary M. Jack­son of Peters­burg, Va., Blanche M. Arnold (John) of Dinwiddie, Va.; Rev. Dr. Pauline O. Clarke (Dea­con Card­well Clarke) of Peters­burg, Va., Tom­mie W. Thorpe, Jr. of Peters­burg, Va., Gale P. Win­field (Floyd) of South Ch­ester­field, Va., Frances V. Burns and Ce­celia L. Thorpe, both of North Ch­ester­field, Va., and Pamela R. Thorpe of Pen­sacola, Fla.; eigh­teen grand­chil­dren de­voted Robin D. Char­ity of South Ch­ester­field, Va.; twelve great grand­chil­dren; two great-great grand­chil­dren; brother, Joseph P. Walker of Peters­burg, Va.; one niece, Louise Daniel of Oxford, N.C.; nephew, Rev. Ge­orge L. Bul­lock of Oxford, N.C.; de­voted cousins, Pauline Ton­sil of Lau­rel, Md., and Ed­ward Hen­der­son and Lee Hen­der­son, both of Dinwiddie, Va.; two de­voted friends, Betty Perkins of Dinwiddie, Va., and Gertrude Tucker of Black­stone, Va.; a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins, other rel­a­tives and friends.

The fam­ily would like to say thank you to her care­givers, Edna Cain, Glo­ria and James Tay­lor, Shamkia Thorpe; Mil­ton D. Thorpe and Wil­liam “Bub­bie” Brown for keep­ing her yard beau­ti­ful; a very spe­cial thank you to Ethel Booker. The fam­ily would also like to thank doc­tors, nurses and staff of En­com­pass Hospice.

Ser­vice for Mrs. Adlean V. Thorpe will be held at 1 p.m. Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017, at Olive Branch Bap­tist Church, 11119 Boy­d­ton Plank Road, Peters­burg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Kevin M. Northam, Pas­tor, eu­lo­gist. In­ter­ment to fol­low at the church ceme­tery.

The fam­ily will as­sem­ble at 12 noon the day of the ser­vice at the church.

Fam­ily mem­bers and friends are in­vited to pay fi­nal tribute to Mrs. Thorpe at www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments en­trusted to the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

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