Richmond Times-Dispatch : 2021-01-13

NATION & WORLD : 16 : A16


A16 ••• WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH PARRENT, Delores "Dee" White, VEST, Edward T. III, age 61, entered eternal peace on January, 7, 2021, after a brave battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward T. Vest Jr. He is survived by his mother, Mary F. Vest; his sisters, Sherri Vest Clay and Sandy Vest Montgomery; and his brothers, Marc Vest and Andrew Vest; his aunt, Pam Vest Burgering; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved dearly. Edward, known to most as Ed or Eddie, was born June 9, 1959, in Charlottes­ville, Va., and raised in Richmond, Va. While in middle school at the age of 15, Eddie started his first job as a bus boy at Bowl America and was employed with them until he passed. He became a regional manager and a pivotal asset with his creative thinking, intelligen­ce and quick sense of humor. He also was a skilled bowler and won numerous national tournament­s and trophies, and even bowled three perfect 300 games. All who knew Eddie enjoyed his humor and classic one liners from comedy shows, his favorite being "Airplane." Surely, he is in heaven enjoying swapping jokes with his father. And don’t call me Shirley ( that’s for you, Eddie). Private services will be held at a later date. MORGAN, Diane Denice, SMITH, Mary Buxton, 81, of Glen Allen, found eternal peace on December 30, 2020. Born in Landgraff, W. Va., she was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mable White; nine siblings; and her husbands, Wallace Parrent and Donald McPeak. She is survived by her loving children, Donna Burrows (John), Dreama Nunnally (Richard), Danny McPeak ( Sherry), DeAnna Trainham ( David); grandchild­ren, Johnny Burrows, Rick Nunnally ( Emily), Mac Nunnally, Danny McPeak Jr., Matthew McPeak, Tommy Clemans, Trent Clemans; and her great-grandchild­ren, Carter and Riley Jane Nunnally. She worked at Sears Roebuck and drove a school bus for Henrico County to be with her children. She retired from Ukrop’s Super Market after 33 years. Dee loved spending time with her many friends, dancing, gardening, vacationin­g at Nags Head and boating on the river, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. We lost a wonderful, devoted mother, grandmothe­r, greatgrand­mother and friend. She had unconditio­nal love for her family, a contagious smile and she never met a stranger. In remembranc­e of Dee, please be kind. You never know what someone is dealing with. A memorial service will be held at Hunton Baptist Church on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11 a. m., with visitation preceding at 10: 30 a. m. A livestream link can be found at, selecting HBC YouTube Channel. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory can be made to Hunton Baptist Church, 11660 Greenwood Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059 or Alzheimer’s, alz. org. 85, of Midlothian, passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2021. Born to John Denice, a New Jersey fireman, and Charlotte McKee Denice, an AT&T company supervisor, Diane grew up in Jersey City, N. J. After graduation from high school where she played on the girls’ basketball team, she became a secretary in New York City for a large investment firm and worked both on Wall Street and Park Avenue. In 1959, she married Christophe­r Morgan; and had three sons, Christophe­r ( Kerri), Gregory ( Marylyn) and Robert (Donna); and enjoyed eight wonderful grandchild­ren, Lindsay (Cole), Alex, Anne, Laura, Katie, Taylor, Kyle and Kaci. Diane is also survived by her brother, John Denice (Marie) and their children. Diane moved with her husband from New Jersey to North Carolina in 1972 and later to Virginia in 1978. She continued as a part time secretary for many years working for a small business owner, a Clinical Psychologi­st and for several Virginia General Assembly Delegates, including the Appropriat­ions Chairman for almost 10 years. Diane was a member of St. Edward’s Church and also a golf member at Salisbury Country Club. A fun lady who enjoyed a good laugh, she thoroughly enjoyed golf and needlepoin­t and was also known for her love of sports, including football, loyally rooting for her favorite New York Giants, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish and Virginia Tech. Diane’s family would like to express their profound gratitude to Kristin, Sandra, Marcia and all Diane’s caregivers who provided exceptiona­l support and compassion­ate care in her final years. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Edward the Confessor Church on Thursday, January 21. Please contact the family for sign up informatio­n. To honor Diane, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. 100, died peacefully on January 5, 2021. Predecease­d by husband, Virgil W. Smith; parents, Ernest and Lucy Buxton; siblings, Ernest Buxton Jr., Nannie Buxton, Elizabeth Buxton Howell; nephew/niece, Ernest Buxton lll and Jane Buxton Paddock. She is survived by nieces/nephew, Anna Buxton Blabey, Elizabeth Howell Herrmann, Alton Howell Jr.; and numerous great-nephews/nieces. A gifted violinist, pianist and singer, Mary performed with her sister, Betty for over 60 years, serving at First Baptist Church and Stukeley Hall Baptist. Graveside service Friday, January 15, 10 a. m. at Westhampto­n Memorial Park. Contributi­ons "First Baptist Church" Community Missions. Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., where viewing will be held Wednesday, January 13, from 10 a. m. until 7 p. m. A private graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at Westhampto­n Memorial Park. Rev. A. Lincoln James officiatin­g. Online guestbook at scottsfune­ WILKERSON, Mrs. Amelia Virginia Morman, affectiona­tely known as Mutt, Ma, Big Mama and Aunt Mutt, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, January 8, 2021, at a Richmond hospital. Born November 28, 1932, in Amelia, Virginia, to the late Charles and Ella Branch Morman. Mutt was a lifelong resident of Amelia County. She was baptized at an early age and joined Good Hope Baptist Church, where she served faithfully. She attended Russell Grove High School and Southside Community Skill Center before completing her GED. She graduated in 1975 from MCV Nursing School. "Mutt" was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles Archer Wilkerson; three children, twins, Sherlene, Pearlene; and son, Gary. She leaves to cherish fond memories seven devoted children, two daughters, Alnette Mayfield ( James), Richmond, Va., LaTaisha Owens (Cody), Amelia, Va.; five sons, Kermit, Henrico, Va., Gerard ( Joyce), Chesterfie­ld, Va., Glen (Debra) and Kenneth ( Kim), all of Amelia, Michael ( Shirley), Williamspo­rt, Md.; daughters- in- law, Diane Wilkerson, Chesterfie­ld, Va., Betty Wilkerson, Amelia, Va.; 19 grandchild­ren, 30 greatgrand­children; sisters, Ida Scott, Amelia, Va., Maxine Coleman (Harry), Richmond, Va.; godchildre­n, Lawrence Jones, Roy and Lelia Manning; special friends, Nettie Jones and Gladys Person; caretakers, Shirley Chalkley and Bertie Evans; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral service Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 1 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church. Graveside with social distancing and masks. V. Y. Scott Funeral Home, Amelia, in charge of profession­al services. Viewing was held Tuesday. Leave guest book messages of condoOlebn­tcueaoresh­are Express your condolence­s. Obituaries at inRich com es atmemcorie­csoat condolence or share memories at Richmond. com TimesDispa­tch. com. Leave guest book messages fcocondnoo­dfloeclocn­enecndecoo­elorernoss­chrehasaor­hrreaesrmh­meaeermemm­meoomerrii­meeososrri­aeiaetstsT­Taaitmtimi­RneeRsicsi­DchDhim icpooamntc­d. dolence or share memories at inRich oof h. coomm.. c. . NELSON, Vernelle Davis Myers, 101, of Richmond, died January 11, 2021. Remains rest at 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later. Scott’s Funeral Home, SALLY, George D., peacefully passed away January 6, 2021, at the age of 78. George was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Ruth; his siblings, Leroy Sally, Herbert Sally, Edward Sally, Louis Sally, Willie Sally and Virginia Sally. He will be missed by numerous friends and family. George is survived by his wife, Gloria Jean Sally; his son, Mr. Curtis Haskins (Cheryl); daughter, Michelle Byrd; beloved grandchild­ren, Terrell, Sabrina, Michael and Mia; a host of siblings, Benjamin Sally ( Viola), Ruth Phillips ( Eddie), Margaret Saunders, Joyce Sally Scott; and a host of loving nephews and nieces; and many longtime friends, especially devoted, Joseph Swinson, James Keel and Bernard Massenburg, from whom he drew much encouragem­ent and had many long phone conversati­ons with. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Maury Cemetery. PEACE, J. Scott, 69, of Mechanicsv­ille, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, January 11, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Carlton and Arlene Beadles Peace; and sister- in- law, Elaine Goode Peace. Scott is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara N. Peace; children, John S. White (Brandi) and Mandy Mansfield (Tanner); five grandchild­ren, Jordan, Jocelyn, Cade, Eli and Abby; two brothers, Michael and Wayne Peace; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from Southern Brick Contractor­s after 40 years of service. A servant of the Lord, Scott was the President of United for Christ MM. His passion was outreach, spreading the Gospel through feeding and clothing the less fortunate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Mechanicsv­ille Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 LeeDavis Rd., where services will be held 12 noon Friday, January 15, 2021. Interment will follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made to United for Christ Rangers at any BB&T branch. Revelation­s 21:4 BUILDYOUR TEAM! Participat­e in our Virtual Career Fair. A. P. Grappone and Sons, Inc. 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