Barbara W. “Bettie” Bradley, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, February 10, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, George W. Bradley Jr.; sons, G.W. III “Buck” Bradley (Sue) of Goochland, Thomas M. Bradley (Karen) of Midlothian, and children, Stacie, Morgan, Stephanie, Kimberly, Claire, Andrew and Mallory; and Richard W. Bradley (Susan) of Vero Beach, Florida; daughters, Barbara B. Kayes of Suffolk and children, Ashley and Katie; and Terry B. Parker (Jeff) of Powhatan and children, Sarah and Bradley. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren. Bettie was known for her love of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, tennis and her beloved dog, Bear. She was a long-standing member of The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. Her most treasured time and memories were spent with her loving husband, George. She will be forever missed. The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m., with a memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, at Bliley’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., followed by interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bettie’s memory to Bon Secours Community Hospice House, 1133 Old Bon Air Rd., Richmond, VA 23235.
Mother Lois Elizabeth Cox, 89, of Urbanna went to be with the Lord on ¬Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Dockside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Locust Hill. She leaves to cherish her memory her two children, Garry (Faye) Cox Sr. and Jennifer Burrell; three stepchildren, Gayzelle (William) Taylor, Charles Cox Jr., both of Powhatan, and Vernon (Elizabeth) Cox of Alabama; nine grandchildren, Reginald (Cathie) Thomass, Sandra (Dennis) Harris, William (Charmaine) Taylor Jr., Vondell (Deitre) Cox, Andrea Cox, Adrian Cox, Bryan (Lynea) Swanson, Travis Swanson, and Garry Cox Jr.; nine great-grandchildren, Candice, Reginald Jr., Calandra, Marvin Jr., Bryheem, Tyjainae, Asia, Paris, and Tyleek; many great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Mary Ann Green, and a host of other family and friends. In addition to her husband of 53 years, Elder Charles F. Cox Sr. of Powhatan, she was preceded in death by three sons, William Henry Oliver, Nathaniel “Bunny” Cox, and Bobby Swanson, and a brother, Homer “Bubba” Green. The public viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at J.K. Redmond Funeral Home. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at Apostolic Faith Church, 658 Urbanna Road, Saluda, with eulogist Bishop Nezer Yarborough.
The Rev. Jerry L. Holloway, age 84, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born in Pensacola, Florida on May 10, 1932, to James Lavert and Amy Young Holloway. He was the second of three sons, and was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Stephen Y. Holloway; and a brother, Dr. James Y. Holloway of Berea, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alline S. Holloway, having married on December 25, 1953 in Huntsville, Alabama; his two children, Jan Cecilia Holloway and David L. Holloway (Teresa); three grandchildren, Stephen Y. Holloway, Brandon Holloway and Billy Sellers; and four great-grandchildren; a brother, John O. Holloway (Jean) of Clarksville, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Nancy Holloway of Lexington, Kentucky; two nieces, three nephews; and his devoted granddoggies, Ernie and Daisy. He earned his B.A. degree from Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Alabama in 1953, and his Th.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1956 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was an active Baptist minister for over 20 years, serving churches in Stevensburg, Lael, Brandy, Fork Union and Port Royal, Virginia. Mr. Holloway was the author and publisher of the book “Churches of Fluvanna County, Virginia” in 1966. He and his wife moved to Richmond in 1968, where they lived until his death. He retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Corrections, in 1995 after nearly 30 years of service. He served as the Counselor Supervisor at the Virginia State Farm, and was elected the first president of the Virginia Counselor’s Association in 1969. He started the first Inmate I.C.C. for inmates at Powhatan in 1970. He was instrumental in designing, building and establishing the first statewide pre-release center in Chesterfield, and served as the first assistant superintendent in 1970. At the height of the program, there were approximately 1,000 inmates assigned statewide to the work-release programs. He also served as assistant warden for the Powhatan Corrections Center from 1976 to 1980, and regional manager for the Central Region from 1980 to 1983. He was the manager of the statewide Certification Unit from 1983 to 1985, and was instrumental in writing and receiving approval by the State Board of Corrections on November 9, 1983, of the Virginia Operational Standards for Adult Institutions, with a staff of one. The board also expressed sincere appreciation for his outstanding performance. He implemented these standards through audit teams from the various 45 state adult institutions, with only himself as manager. He returned to the central region, Richmond, until his retirement in 1995. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, at the Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store, with interment to follow at the Fork Union Memorial Cemetery, Fork Union. Memorial gifts may be made to the Fork Union Fire and Rescue Squad, Fork Union.
DONALD LEE JR.
Donald Stephen Lee Jr. of Powhatan went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 13, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, McKenzie Lee; parents, Don Sr. and Sandra Lee; his brother, Scott A. Lee (Krista); grandmother, Louise Fowler; nephew, Allen Lee; and numerous friends. Services will be held at a later date.
Deacon Judge P. Oliver, 83, of Powhatan, departed this life on Monday, February 13, 2017, in Richmond. Mr. Oliver was born in New Bern, North Carolina, a 22-year veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the deacon’s ministry of Mt. Pero Baptist Church. He is survived by his sons, Joseph Oliver (Iris) and Andrew Oliver (Carlette); a daughter, Thelma Oliver; four grandchildren, other relatives and friends. His remains rested at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home of Cumberland. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18 at Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan. Public viewing was held one hour prior to service at the church only. The Rev. Patrick Bland, pastor, officiated. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
Nancy Lee (Purcell) Windbiel, 71, of Powhatan, went to be at peace with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born September 14, 1945, in Battle Creek, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Letha and Raymond Purcell. Her son, Michael Vance Windbiel of Midlothian, preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 49 years, Fred J. “Skip” Windbiel; a sister, Julie Kerr of Naples, Florida; a daughter, Michele Riley (husband, Jim Riley) of Midlothian; a daughter-in-law, Elisa Cecil of Powhatan; and six grandchildren, Jack, Katie, Sam, Thomas, Maddie and Julia. Nancy received her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and her Master’s in Elementary School Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She retired from Chesterfield County Public Schools, where she was a Title 1 teacher and spent most of her years as a Title 1 instructional specialist. Both during and after retirement, she was active in many professional and social activities, including Delta Zeta Sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa sorority and the Virginia and National Associations of Federal Education Program Administrators. With the companionship of many friends, she enjoyed numerous social activities and spending time with her family. Nancy was kind, loving, caring, gentle and generous with her time. Her lasting legacy will be the positive influence that she had on all the lives she touched as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. A gathering of family and friends was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2480 Batterson Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139. A Christian Wake Service immediately followed at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 22, at the same church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church.