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

MABEL COLEMAN LOVELACE

Mrs. Mabel Coleman Lovelace of North Main Street, Halifax, VA died December 8th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 69.

Mrs. Lovelace was born June 11, 1947 in Halifax County, VA and was the daughter of the late Mr. Howard Coleman and Mrs. Lora Mitchell Coleman. She was married to the late Mr. Howard Thomas Lovelace and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mabel Coleman Lovelace is survived by (2) daughters: Miss Monique Lovelace of Fairfax, VA and Miss Tabatha Lovelace of Halifax, VA; her siblings: Mr. James Coleman and wife Ruby, Mr. Henry Coleman and wife Frances, Mrs. Lucille Toone and husband Herbert, and Mr. Richard Coleman, all of Halifax, VA and Mr. Charlie Coleman and wife Jackie of Maryland; (3) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Sarah Fountain, Mrs. Beulah Ford and Ms. Selma Lovelace; (5) brothers-in-law: Mr. James Lovelace, Mr. Gerald Lovelace, Mr. Dwight Lovelace, Mr. Carroll Lovelace and Mr. Gary Lovelace; and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Lovelace was preceded in death by (1) sister: Mrs. Georgeanna Eargle and (2) brothers: Mr. Dwight Coleman and Mr. Nathaniel Coleman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Coleman Lovelace will be Wednesday, December 14th at 1 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Womack officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 435 North Main Street, Halifax, VA.  

Public viewing hours for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

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


Robert Cornelious Richardson

Mr. Robert Cornelious Richardson of 1223 White Oak Fork Road, Virgilina died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his residence at the age of 62.

Mr. Richardson was born in Halifax County on June 23, 1954 to the late Mr. George J. Richardson and Mrs. Clara W. Richardson and was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Virginia R. Mack of the home and Mrs. Maggie Thorpe and husband Lattimore of Timberlake, North Carolina; two aunts, Ms. Annie O. Richardson and Ms. Mabel W. Richardson, both of Virgilina; four nieces, including the devoted Ms. Cherri Tutt of South Boston; three nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Mrs. Dorothy R. Sydnor, one brother, Everett J. Richardson, one nephew, Mr. Clifton Smith, and one niece, Ms. Corliss Faulkner, also preceded Mr. Richardson in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Faulkner officiating.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Georgie Canada Jennings

Ms. Georgie Canada Jennings of Murphy Grove Road, Halifax died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 62.

Ms. Jennings was born in Halifax County on Sept. 24, 1954 to the late Mr. Charles Edward Canada and Mrs. Carrie Jennings Canada. She was a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Ms. Debra Waller, of South Boston; two grandsons, Mr. London Waller and Mr. Marquice Waller, both of South Boston; one brother, Mr. Hunter M. Canada, of Charlotte, North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


In addition to her parents, three sisters, Ms. Rosa Canada, Mrs. Mary Coleman and Ms. Dorothy Canada, four brothers, Mr. James Canada, Mr. Lewis Canada, Mr. Freddie Canada and Mr. Willie Canada, and one great-great-grandchild, Mr. Ka’Mari Lamar Waller, also preceded Ms. Jennings in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel CME Church with Pastor Lacrecia Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Henry Canada, 7043 L. P. Bailey Memorial Hwy., Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Jean Iola Scott Brown

Mrs. Jean Iola Scott Brown of Sumter, South Carolina, formerly of Halifax County, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Sumter at the age of 80.

Mrs. Brown was born in Halifax County on Feb. 1, 1936 to the late Mr. Artis Scott and Mrs. Connie Scott. She was married to the late Mr. Bernard I. Brown and was a former member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton.

Survivors include one son, Mr. Willard Bernard Brown, and wife Bettie of Sumter; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, two brothers, Mr. Alvin Scott and Mr. Robert Scott Jr., also preceded Mrs. Brown in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at noon at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hardy, 2019 Coleman Drive, Alton.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Gwendolyn Simms Villanueva

Mrs. Gwendolyn Simms Villanueva of Black Walnut Road, Randolph died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 61.

Mrs. Villanueva was born in New York City on June 23, 1955 to the late Ms. Mary Reed and the late Mr. William Simms. She was married to Mr. Glenn Villanueva and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Mrs. Villanueva was employed by Woodview Nursing Home and Dollar General Distribution Center.
Survivors include two sons, Mr. Marquis Villanueva of New York and Mr. Sayed Villanueva of Ohio; two daughters, Ms. Bashiyra Villanueva of North Carolina and Ms. Aniysa Page of New York; five grandchildren; five sisters, Ms. Christine Medley of Halifax, Mrs. Kathy Jennferson and husband Norman of Hopewell, Mrs. Debra Ford and husband Kenny of Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Sherrilynn Simms of Bronx, New York, and Mrs. Shawnique McIntosh and husband James of Maryland; three aunts, the Rev. Pauline Johnson, Mrs. Mary Veney and Mrs. Alease Britton; devoted friends Mr. Fred Robertson, Mrs. Mary Alice Terry and husband Robert, Mrs. Dia Grice and husband Richard and the Woody family; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, her stepmother, Mrs. Vernell Simms, one sister, Mrs. Clienette Simms, and one brother, Mr. James Medley, also preceded Mrs. Villanueva in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Christine Medley, 1023 Gatha’s Trail, Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.