Jeffress Funeral Home
 2000 North Main Street - South Boston,VA 24592
 434.572.2046 
​Stanley L. Jeffress and Wanda B. Jeffress - Owners
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OBITUARY NOTICES

MRS. ROSA LAWSON LAWSON

Mrs. Rosa L. Lawson of Alton, VA died Sunday, April 16th at Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, NC at the age of 76.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Halifax County, VA on August 31, 1940 to the late Mr. Joseph Lawson and Mrs. Lucy Garfield Lawson. She was married to the late Mr. Robert Lawson and was a member of Denniston Grove Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Lawson is survived by (2) sisters: Ms. Mary Bolling of Alton, VA and Ms. Janie Poole of Roxboro, NC; (5) sisters-in-law; (4) brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by (1) sister: Ms. Margaret Lawson and (3) brothers: Mr. Eugene Lawson, Mr. Samuel Lawson and Mr. Peter Paul Lawson. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa L. Lawson will be held Sunday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. at Denniston Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Spencer Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1110 Bethel Hill Road, Alton, VA.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


MRS. BETTY HUDSON COLEMAN

Mrs. Betty Hudson Coleman of Halifax, VA died Saturday, April 15th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 80.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Snow Hill, MD on February 8, 1937 to the late Ms. Lola Hudson. She was married to the late Mr. Samuel Coleman, Sr. and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Coleman is survived by (3) daughters: Mrs. Jacqueline Lea and husband Jessie of Roxboro, NC, Mrs. Christina Coleman Freeman and husband, Ali of Halifax, VA and Ms. Deborah Coleman of Richmond, VA; (5) sons: Mr. Sammy Hudson of Salisbury, MD, Mr. Samuel Coleman, Jr of Roxboro, NC, Minister Phillip Coleman, Mr. Alfred Coleman and wife Jackie, and Mr. Joseph Sims and wife, Pamela, all of Halifax, VA; (17) grandchildren; (3) great grandchildren; (1) sister: Ms. Elizabeth Hudson of Salisbury, MD; (2) brothers: Mr. Paul Hudson of Salisbury, MD and Mr. George Hudson Philadelphia, PA; (1) daughter-in-law: Mrs. Carla Coleman of Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. Gregory Thomas Coleman. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Hudson Coleman will be held Saturday, April 22nd at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Friday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1237 Marion’s Trail, Halifax, VA.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


Ralph Leroy ‘Chico’ Gee

Mr. Ralph LeRoy “Chico” Gee of Owens Avenue, South Boston died Friday, April 7, 2017, at his residence at the age of 61.

Mr. Gee was born Nov. 13, 1955 in South Boston to Mrs. Rosa Elvira Shorts Gee and the late Mr. Willis Alphonso Gee. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Mr. Gee is survived by one daughter, Ms. ZaKelah Gee, of South Boston; his mother, Mrs. Rosa Elvira Shorts Gee, of High Point, North Carolina; two brothers, Mr. Willis Gee and wife Anna of Richmond and Mr. James Gee of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, including a niece and nephew that he helped to raise and loved as his own, Mrs. Patrice Gee Owen and Mr. Nicholas Hughes, and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Ronald Gee.

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph LeRoy “Chico” Gee will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Elder Brandon Smith officiating.

The service will conclude at the church with Military Honors by United States Air Force.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, April 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday. In lieu of floral arrangements, consider monetary donations to the family c/o Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Katie Elizabeth Sydnor Coleman

Mrs. Katie Elizabeth Sydnor Coleman of Clover died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 76.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Halifax County on Dec. 26, 1940 to the late Mr. Edward Lee Sydnor and Mrs. Katie Jackson Sydnor. She was married to Mr. Charles Henry Coleman Sr. and was a member of Brown’s Memorial Church of God in Christ.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by her husband, Mr. Charles Henry Coleman Sr., of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Adams and husband Roger of Randolph, Mrs. Virginia Womack of Yanceyville, North Carolina, and Mrs. Patricia Bouie of South Boston; three sons, Mr. Charles Henry Coleman Jr. and wife Nannie of Nathalie, Mr. Henry Louis Coleman and wife Diane of Halifax and Mr. Robert Lee Coleman and companion Alisha of Clover; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Jennings, Sally Coleman and Rosa Lee Sydnor; six brothers, Mark, Charles, Fred, Joe, George and Perry Sydnor; and two sons-in-law, Larry Womack and David Bouie.

Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Elizabeth Sydnor Coleman will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at New Shiloh Baptist Church with Elder William E. Mosby Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in the Brown’s Memorial Church of God in Christ Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Friday, April 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1127 Neals Corner Road, Clover.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

MR. SYLVESTER BEARD

Mr. Sylvester Beard of Beard Trail, South Boston, VA died on Thursday, April 6th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 66.

Mr. Beard was born in Halifax County, VA on February 26, 1951 to the late Mr. John Henry Beard, Sr. and Mrs. Lucy Bell Younger Beard. He joined Dan River Baptist Church at an early age and was a retired Army veteran having served twenty years.

Mr. Beard is survived by (1) son: Mr. Gerrit Beard of Germany; (6) sisters: Mrs. Serita Miles, Mrs. Wyomia Medley and husband Jerome, and Mrs. Cassandra Hankins and husband Carl, all of South Boston, VA, Ms. Exie Malone of Danville, VA, Ms. Delores Burton of Jonesboro, GA and Mrs. Sophia Burton and husband Darrie of Roxboro, NC; (3) brothers: Mr. John Henry Beard, Jr. and Mr. Gerald Beard and wife Irma, all of South Boston, VA and Mr. William Beard and wife Debra of South Boston, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins , other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Thomas Crowder, Mr. Alphonso Terry and Mr. Wayne Garland.

Funeral services for Mr. Sylvester Beard will be Tuesday, April 11th at 11 a.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Wilkerson officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 1101 Beard Trail, South Boston, VA.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.

Willie Maude Kinsey

Willie Maude “Jackie” Kinsey of Nathalie died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her residence at the age of 75. Born in Miami, Fla., on Oct. 2, 1941 to the late Jacob Nolton and Effie Person Nolton, she was married to Henry Kinsey.

Mrs. Kinsey is survived by her husband of the home, two daughters, Vikki Kinsey of Gaithersburg, Md., and Nicole White and husband, Mark of Alexandria, a son, Shaun Kinsey and wife, Tonia of Brandywine, Md., two grandchildren, three sisters, Eloise Nolton, Carolyn Nolton and Deborah Cyrus and husband, James, two brothers, Alfred Nolton and wife Beverly and Keith Nolton, a sister-in-law Bernice Dawson and husband Marion, two brothers-in-law, Gene Kinsey and wife, Ernestine and Larry Kinsey and wife Betty and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends including Doris Quarles, Gladys Coleman, William Spainhour, Barbara Tucker and Mary Laroach.

In addition to her parents, Kinsey was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Wilder and Mary Randolph and a brother, Ronald Nolton.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Rev. Andre’ Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel. The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.