Funerals & Obituaries

Posted 1 week ago

Rebecca “Becky” Nelson Elliott, 85, of Goochland, Virginia, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021. Becky was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, Robert Elliott; beautiful daughter, Pamela Ann; and her parents, Dan and Mary Nelson. Becky is survived by her loving sons, Doug (Terri) and Dwayne (Maygan), both of Goochland, VA; siblings, Danny Nelson (Cindy), Brenda Lowery (Lindy), Ella Evans (Glenn) and Marilyn Stewart (Gaylon); as well as her most cherished grandchildren, Kinley, Ryan, Jordan, Kathryn and Karsyn; and many others that thought of her as Granny or Mom. If you ever saw her beautiful yard, you would know that Becky had a green thumb and could grow anything. She was a wonderful cook and always had plenty of food for anyone who came to see her. She will truly be missed by many. Please join us for a visitation from 5-7pm on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063, and a service at 2pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at West Hampton Memorial Gardens, 10000 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fife Fire and Rescue Company 4, P.O Box 261, Goochland, VA 23063.


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JENKINS, Linda J., 75, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2021 after a 14-year battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jackie Bearden. She is survived by her beloved husband, Claud Jenkins, and her daughter, Emily Bryan-Campos. The family thanks their many friends for the phone calls, cards and food. A viewing will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm on Friday, July 16, 2021at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church, 2838 Sandy Hook Road, Sandy Hook, VA. The funeral will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.


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Gregory "Gregg" Lee Brooks went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 9, 2021. Gregg came in to this world on October 15, 1984, a blessing to his mother, Carolyn, and father, James. He loved his family, his Lord and his music. Gregg is preceded in death by his father, James Brooks, Jr., and his grandfather, James Brooks, Sr. He is survived by his only child, his light and inspiration, Mikalah; his adoring mother, Carolyn; his big brothers, Ronnie (Tracy) and James III (Kristen); his big sister, Jenny; as well as his loving grandmother, Gladys; and let's not forget his best four legged friend, Onyx. Gregg has many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him terribly. A celebration of life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene, 591 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103, which will also be streamed via Zoom with the meeting ID and passcode both being 8047844537. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.


Posted 2 weeks ago

Casper Porter passed peacefully on July 7, 2021 and went to doggy heaven. He was a faithful companion who warmed the hearts of all he met with his big Labrador eyes. Casper was the mascot of Tom’s Auto Service in Goochland, VA, greeting all who visited the shop. He was the best dog who will be missed terribly. Casper is survived by his best friend, Tom Porter of Goochland, VA. Please consider donating to your local animal shelter in memory of Casper.


Posted 3 weeks ago

Lorraine Estelle Johnson passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 3, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Lee Johnson; daughter, Glenda H. Williams; and grandson, Paul Williams. Lorraine was born on February 28, 1929. She met and married Forrest Lee Johnson and had seven children from this union. Lorraine was a homemaker and very creative. She also made her children clothes when they were younger. Lorraine wasn't afraid of hard work and did domestic work. Lorraine learned the truth initially from Sally Bell and continued her knowledge with the help of her niece, Louise Wise. She was dedicated and baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Her niece helped her develop a love of Jehovah and the ministry. She made sure her children learned the truth and attended all of their meetings, conventions and assemblies with limited means. She once cut wood to earn enough money to attend a convention in Yankee Stadium. Lately, she wasn't able to attend the meetings in person, but continued to listen to her meetings via Zoom faithfully until her death. Lorraine always loved being on the go, no matter the means of transportation. She went to Barbados numerous times, since she had the privilege of going to the international conventions, making lots of new friends. Her love of travel was passed down to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed being in the yard with her flowers, doing puzzles, collecting things and being "sweet Lorraine". She had a way of making people laugh and was never a stranger to anyone. She enjoyed her grandchildren and even had special names for them all. She is survived by her children, Forrest Johnson (Caroline), Portia Gresham (James), Cynthia Thurston (James), Arnold Johnson (Judy), Ronald Johnson and Shelia Weathers (Amsie); grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A viewing will be held from 10am - 6pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, July 10, 2021 via Zoom. The Zoom number is 329 105 1740 and the password is 19141918. If you’d like to call in, the phone number is 1-301-715-8592 and the password is 19141918.


Posted 4 weeks ago

Linda Foster Newman, 66, of Manakin-Sabot, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on June 26, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Newman and her parents, Margaret and Hugh Foster, III. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Newman; two sons, Sean James and Nick Newman (Melody); four grandchildren whom she adored, Shae, Kaleb, Jacob and Avery; four brothers, Nelson Foster (Terry), Ronnie Foster (Kathy), Scott Foster and Justin Foster (Kelley); and many nieces and nephews. Linda enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed. Family and friends will be received from 6-8pm on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.


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Kathryn Hinds Roberts, 79, passed away on June 16, 2021.  Kathy was born on June 26, 1941 in Lima, OH.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, David, daughter and son-in-law Janis and Lyle Robins, and the true love of her life, her grandson Matthew.  She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Julie and Al Hoffman, sister-in-law Kathy Hinds, brother-in-law Gary Mann, and sister-in-law Ethel Allred. She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Winifred Hinds, sisters Frances D. Hinds and Linda Mann, brother Marvin Hinds, and brother-in-law Richard Roberts. Kathy was a Navy veteran, followed by a long career in the accounting field.  She enjoyed volunteer work, and lent her expertise to many different organizations over the years.  She was a long-term member of Dover Baptist Church in Manakin, VA where she taught Sunday School for many years.  Most recently, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Jefferson, GA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2pm at Dover Baptist Church in Manakin, VA, with Pastor Todd Kube officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm in the sanctuary.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dover Baptist Church, PO BOX 96, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103, or to any other deserving charity.  Normal Funeral Home, Goochland, is handling the arrangements.


Posted 1 month ago

Harry Wilmer Sims, Jr., of Goochland, VA, passed away on June 19, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Myrtle Sims; his wife, Jackie Sims; his son, Jeff Sims (Leslie); and two grandsons, Michael Sims and Tyler Sims (Brandi). Harry worked at Phillip Morris for 32 years and was a lifetime member of Goochland Company 5 Fire Department. A celebration of his life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Goochland Company 5 Fire House at 2710 Fairground Road, Goochland, VA 23063. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.


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Our dearly beloved Sally “Lucille” Dillard Beasley, 91, went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2021.  She was the widow of James Addison Beasley, Sr. They shared 64 years of marriage together. Lucille was born on April 24, 1930 to her late parents, Farmer Dillard and Bessie Dillard. She is also preceded in death by her husband, James Addison Beasley, Sr., and her grandson, James Addison Beasley, III. Lucille is survived by her son, James Addison Beasley, Jr. (Linda) and three daughters, Peggy James, Doris Fleming and Renee Perkins (Joshua); and seven grandchildren, Robert Beasley, Candace Dillon, Castin Fleming (Jazsmine), Ashley Blunt (Chase), Brooke Perkins, Jessie Jones (Jonathan) and Morgan Perkins; and seven great grandchildren. Lucille was passionate about serving the Lord and cultivated her strong faith through her family and shared with everyone she came in contact with to be that beacon of hope. Lucille was a long time member at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, where she served several decades teaching and supporting Sunday school, vacation bible school and several other church activities. On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 the following will take place at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Columbia, Virginia; visitation is from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, funeral service will begin at 2:00pm and conclude with graveside service. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.


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Thelma Harlow Badgett, 93, of Louisa, VA, passed away peacefully at Louisa Health and Rehab on June 5, 2021. Thelma was born on July 7, 1927 to her late parents, Andrew and Mabel Harlow. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Coleman Badgett; brothers, Jack Harlow, Buster Harlow, Hebe Harlow, Dubbie Harlow and Lynnie Harlow; and sisters, Kate H. Williams, Myrtle Hamilton and Ruby Carter. Thelma is survived by her son, Ronald Badgett; sister in law, Dorothy Badgett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA and will be announced at a later date.


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