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Virginia G. Brooks

Virginia G. Brooks, 79, of King George County died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by three sons, Michael Brooks of Fredericksburg, Boydton Brooks of Culpeper County, and Ronnie Brooks of King George; daughter Wanda Brooks of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister Shirley Whiting of King George.

A visitation was held Monday, Feb. 25 at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Antioch Baptist Church in King George, with Dr. Larry Rinch officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Guest book is available at www.brooksfuneralhome.com.

Rita Ada White

Rita Ada White, 87, of King George County went to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday,, Feb. 20, 2013.

She was born in Newburg, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Agnes Corscardi; and her only sister Lucia Cypert.

Mrs. White is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Ernest; her only son, Vincent (Valerie) and three grandchildren, Benjamin, Daniel and Elizabeth White, all of King George.

She was a lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, King George. She took her job as a homemaker for more than 55 years very seriously.

A funeral was held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Covenant Funeral Service chapel. Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Online guest book is at www.covenantfuneralservice.com.

Jasper Bell

Jasper Bell, 77, of Camp Springs, MD, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Nursing Home in Charlotte Hall, NC.

He is survived b his wife, Sammie Bell of Clinton, MD; daughter Pamela Bell-Pitts; and four sons, Kenneth Robinson, Ronald Bell, the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Bell of King George County and Douglas Bell of Waldorf, MD.
A funeral was held on Friday, Feb. 22, at East Friendship Baptist Church, Washington, DC, with the Rev. Melvin M. Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in March.
Online guest book is available at www.brooksfuneralhome.com

Elva E. Blakley

Elva E. Blakley, 83, of King George County passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at her home surrounded by her children.

Mrs. Blakley was a member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe. She was an avid quilt maker and loved Friday night bingo with her husband and friends. Mrs. Blakley was a very generous person.

Survivors include son William E. Blakley (Debbie) and daughters Bonny B. Newton (D.P.) and Martha Blakley, all of King George; brothers Delma Bullock of Frederiskburg and “Pappy,” Jack, “Bowlegs” and Dootsie Bullock and Clyde and Spencer Jett, all of Stafford County; sisters Kathy Harding, Lane Holland and Carol Coffey, all of Stafford and Boodie Brown of KY; grandchildren Kim Madison (Calvin Lee), Chip Blakley (Jen), Kaylan Maxey (Dennis) and Beau Price (Deanna); and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband William H. Blakley; son Mathew Blakley; and sister Peggy Sullivan.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Frankie Stevens, Wayne DeShazo, Billy Buchholz, Ronald DeShazo, Jimmie Blakley and Steve Dempsey.

Memorials may be made in her name to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.

Online guest book is at www.covenantfuneralservice.com.

Mary Harris

Mary Harris, 88, of King George County, formerly of Washington, DC, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in a Maryland nursing home.

She is survived by five sons, Wallace Harris Jr., Noland Harris (Hazel) of King George, Roland Harris, Kimball Harris and Kelly Harris; a daughter, Elinder Mitchell; and 12 grandchildren.

A funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 25, at Bibleway Church in Washington, DC. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland, MD.

Online guest book is available at www.brooksfuneralhome.com

Melvina Harvey

Melvina B. Harvey, 85, of King George County died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in King George.

She is survived by three sons, John M. Harvey Jr. and Wayne K. Harvey (Della), both of King George and Delwyn R. Harvey (Maxine) of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Dalphine H. Hunter (Freddie) of Fredericksburg and Yvonne R. Harvey (Bernard) of King George; 14 grandchildren; and one brother, Luther Brown (Helen) of King George.

Family received friends Sunday, Feb. 17, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. A service was held  Monday, Feb. 18, at Union Bethel Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Donnell Howard, officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online guestbook available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth McDonald Stepney

Kenneth McDonald Stepney, 46 year old native of King George County, died at Mary Washington Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.

A service was held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at First Baptist Church Ambar, King George, with Pastor William T. Frye officiating.

Dixie L. Connor

Dixie L. Connor, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Dixie was born on May 3, 1935. She started her journey to the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with Miss Rosie, and together they crossed the bridge to spend eternity in Heaven.

Dixie was born in Arlington and lived in Alexandria for 25 years before moving to Colonial Beach eight years ago. She was a bookkeeper and accountant for 30 years before retiring.

Her passions included working crossword puzzles, spending weekends at Monroe Bay Campground with family and friends for the past 22 years and baking cookies and breads for her boys at Christmastime.

Dixie was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Frank and Dorothy Greene, and sister Pam Greene.

Survivors include C. Wayne Hill of the home for the past 24 years; her best buddy, Raindrop; three sons, Deen Matteo (Kim) of Colorado, Bill Matteo (Ginni) of Hartwood and Gary Matteo (Michelle) of Gatesville, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Frank Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Dottie Gleason of Arizona; and sister Sandy Wood of Maryland.

The family will hold a private service. Dixie’s ashes will be transported to Pampa, Texas, for burial.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

The family thanks all of the nurses and staff in the SICU and Hospice unit of Mary Washington Hospital for all their diligence and compassion while taking care of Dixie.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Roy E. Simsheuser, Jr.

Roy E. Simsheuser Jr., 42, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at home.
Roy was a member of River of Life Pentecostal Church in Colonial Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Smith of Colonial Beach; his mother Paula and step-dad Robert Brooks of Colonial Beach; a sister, Angela (Brian) Holst of Independence, MO; four daughters; two sons; three step-children; two grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his father, Roy E. Simsheuser Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 23 in the River of Life Pentecostal Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Scottie Jackson officiating.

Interment will be private.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke, 55, of Tappahannock passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Caret.

Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home in Lancaster is handling the arrangements.

Mary Harris

Mary Harris, 88, of King George County, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in a Maryland nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

Alice Lacy Sanders

Alice Lacy Sanders, 83, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 16, 1930, at Lacy Mill House in Spotsylvania County.

She was the daughter of William Otis Lacy and Lena Brooks Lacy and was one of 15 children. She had her first job as a teenager at F.W. Woolworth, where she met the love of her life.

Mrs. Sanders was a loving wife and a stay-at-home mother for many years. After proudly earning her GED, she worked in retail for Heel-N-Toe, J.C. Penney, the Scotsman and A&N stores in Fredericksburg.

She was a longtime member of Falmouth Baptist Church and an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Everette Sanders Sr. She is also survived by three sons and two daughters, Charles E. Sanders Jr. (Linda) of Lynchburg, Janice S. Bock (Cyrill) of Stafford County, David A. Sanders (Deborah), of King George County, Donald A. Sanders and wife Elizabeth of Stafford and Jeanenne L. Griffin of Stafford; sister Mary Lacy Byrd of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.

Online guest book is at www.covenantfuneralservice.com.

Fred Jackson

Fred “Junior” Jackson Jr., 73, of King George County passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at home.

Junior was a barber who practiced in Quantico, Northern Virginia, Warrenton and King George. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge of Northern Virginia and a Tyler with the Washington Masonic Lodge 78.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jackson of King George; a daughter, Lucille Ball (Kevin) of The Plains; a son, Butch Jackson of Rappahannock County; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Lafferty of Pittsburgh, PA, and Elizabeth Lafferty of Alexandria; two sisters, Shirley Johnson (Richard) and Margie Keens, all of King George; six grandchildren, Troy, Shannon, Shelli, Zachary, Maddy and Coailain; a great-grandson, Miles; and several nieces and nephews.

Junior was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas D. Jackson; and a sister, Irma Newkirk.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a service beginning at noon officiated by the Rev. Michael Reaves. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Contributions can be made to Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletchers Chapel Road, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Mertine Whiting

Mertine Whiting, 74, of King George County passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Mertine was born in Caroline County, Virginia. She is now resting in the arms of the Lord.

She leaves to cherish loving memories, one son, Shelton Whiting, Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren, Shelton Whiting, Jr., and Charlena Peyton; four great-grandchildren; mother, Irene Whiting Jefferson of King George; three sisters, Phyllis Jackson (Willie), Julia Scranage (Perry), Marva Smith (Hugh); six brothers, Kelly Jefferson (Ernestine), Wilson D. Jefferson (Barbara), Oliver Jefferson (Brenda), Stanley Jefferson (Adrian), Harold Jefferson (Pamela), and Darrell Jefferson; five aunts, Dorothy Washington, Mabel Yancey, Helen Johnson and two special aunts, Winnie B. Pryor, Gladys Pryor; a host of nieces and nephews. She was fond of her many cousins that grew up around her. Phyllis and Willie were her caregivers and they both were a strong tower of inspiration in her life.

Mertine was never without a smile or a compliment for those that approached her. She had an eye for fashion and was quick to compliment. She enjoyed going to the Rappahannock Area on Aging in King George where she loved to do crafts and other activities that made her happy.

She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. Burial will be private. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association.
Online guest book is available at www.brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

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