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2018-6-7

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, October 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

Ashani Sandrea McDonald

DREWRYVILLE — On June 1, 2018, Ashani Sandrea “Tada Bug” McDonald, 16, went to her heavenly home.She was born on Oct. 17, 2001, in Southampton Memorial Hospital, to Robbie Cannady and Loreal McDonald.

Ashani was an intelligent and energetic spirit with a passion for life. She enjoyed music and dancing, and marched in Southampton High School band as a flag girl. Ashani also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Ashani was preceded in death by her grandmother. Sandra J. Sykes, whom she loved and cherished.

Along with her parents, Ashani is survived by her siblings, Ezekiel Hicks, Davyn McAdams, Bryson McAdams, and Phnon Hicks;
her grandmother, Armanda Cannady, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 9 AM until 7 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 9, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 7300 Southampton Parkway, Drewryville, VA 23844. She will be laid to rest in the Church Cemetery.

Professional services are being handled by the staff of R. E. Pearson and Son Funeral Services, Inc. 556 Halifax Street~Emporia, VA 23847, 434-634-2162. http://www.pearsonandsonfuneralhome.com

Barbara Lynn "Mickey" Scott Walton

EMPORIA - Barbara Lynn Scott Walton, affectionately known as “Mickey”, was born in Emporia, VA to Otelia Scott and the late Walter Scott. She transitioned from labor to rest and reward on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at her home.

Mickey received her education from the Greensville County Public School System. At a young age, she gave her life to Christ and accepted the Lord as her Savior and joined the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Skippers, VA.

Mickey was employed at several jobs in her lifetime. Her last place of employment was Gerdau Ameristeel where she loved her job and worked faithfully.

Mickey loved to go fishing any time she could because it gave her peace and relaxation. She also enjoyed watching sports on television. Her favorite basketball team was the Golden State Warriors and her favorite football team was the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mickey was a very kind and generous person who loved life. She would often lend a helping hand to anyone she could. She was a “people person” and had a natural light that could brighten up any room and she will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Mickey’s sweet spirit and precious memories will always be cherished and remembered by her mother, Otelia Scott, one son, Jerone Walton (LaShann) of Orange Park, FL, five grandchildren; Jada, Jerone, Jr., Janel, Diamond and Za’Nia, two sisters; Delisha Cameron of Emporia, VA and Phyllis Shirley (Michael) of Upper Marlboro, MD, one brother, Michael Scott, one devoted cousin whom was like a sister to Mickey, Linda Peebles (Andy) a devoted uncle whom she adored deeply, Reverend Douglas Chandler aka “Uncle Boney”, a devoted aunt whom she loved dearly, Hazel Byrdsong, her brothers-in-law, the Walton brothers whom she considered as her brothers, two special friends; Carolyn Solomon and Sophia Harrison and a host of other devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 9 AM until 7 PM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 12 Noon at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at 78 Garners Mill Road, Emporia, Virginia 23847. She will be laid to rest in the Church Cemetery.

Professional services are being handled by the staff of R. E. Pearson and Son Funeral Services, Inc. 556 Halifax Street~Emporia, VA 23847, 434-634-2162. http://www.pearsonandsonfuneralhome.com

Phi Beta Lambda Business Club of SVCC Donates Books

Pictured with some donated books are Phi Beta Lambda members from Southside Virginia Community College, Crystal Jones, instructor, Nirali Patel, Kenyada Baker, Ashley Jones, Drequan Robinson and Janet Wilson, along with VCU Health CMH’s Marah Michael, Marketing Administrative Assistant.

Green eggs and ham; one fish two fish, red fish, blue fish. These are very familiar refrains from some of Dr. Suess’s classic children’s books and thanks to the Phi Beta Lambda Business Club at Southside Virginia Community College, children who are in the new VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital or C.A.R.E. Building will be able to read them for themselves.

Crystal Jones, advisor for the group, explained, “We held a book drive from March12th -31st for new or gently used children’s books in celebration of Reading Month and Dr. Suess’s birthday.”

The club had drop-off sites at the Christanna Campus in Alberta, the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville and the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill and collected a total of 59 books that the group presented to VCU Health CMH in May.

“Anytime folks want to do something to benefit our patients and families, we get very excited,” said Ken Kurz, director of the CMH Foundation. “When Crystal called me and told me what they were doing, I just knew this was going to make a lot of kids happy.  We will place a sticker in the books letting people know they came from the Phi Beta Lambda book drive. We will place them in the C.A.R.E. Building and also in the hospital.”

He continued, “We want to express our sincere thanks to this fine group of students and everyone who helped them by donating books to this project. We are a community hospital and we have always enjoyed tremendous community support and this is another great example of that.”

Kurz added that others who might be interested in helping should contact the CMH Foundation at 434-774-2575.

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