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Obituaries – Week of June 25, 2015

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

Steven W. Gibson

Steven Wade Gibson, 57, of Mineral, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, David E. Gibson.

He is survived by his wife, of 30 years, Elizabeth H.
Gibson; his son, Steven Charles Gibson; his mother, Betty J. West, his step-father, Edmund West; his sisters, Betty D. Burch, April Pauley (Chuck); his brothers, Paul E. Gibson (Cheryl), Milton Gibson, E.C. West Jr. (Karen); many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; special extended family son, Judson Harris (Katy); grandson, Jeremiah Harris; devoted friends, Terrell Perry (Earlene), Michael Perry (Tiffany) Mikey, Julia, Roger Garr (Sandra), Chris Cox (Sheila), Tommy Noel, Cecelia Noel; Pop’s special girls, Kay-leigh and Natilee.

A memorial service will be held at a later date

Mamie B. Green

Mamie Ruth Brooks Green died on June 16, 2015 at the Hospice House in Charlottesville, Virginia.    

Mamie was born on May 27, 1924 to the late Frank and Mable Brooks in Louisa County, Virginia. Mamie is preceded in death by her son, Felix Brooks Jr.; six brothers and four sisters. She was the last surviving member of the immediate Brooks family.

Mamie served as an associate minister at Bethesda New Life Gospel Church in Washington, D.C. under the late Bishop Iola B. Cunningham. Upon returning to her hometown, she returned to her home church, Phillipi Christian Church, and resumed activities as an active member. As a minister of God, Mamie visited quite a few churches in the Louisa-Mineral area preaching the gospel and singing God’s praises. Two of her favorite songs were “God’s Got a Hook in Me” and “Precious Lord.”

Mamie was very outgoing and talked to people very easily.  She would be considered as being Ms. Congeniality and always wanted to be presentable when she went out in public.  She was a wonderful cook and well-known for her spoonbread.

Mamie leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 77 years, the Rev. James Green; a son, Gregory Green; one grandson, Felix C. Brooks III; two great-grandsons, Felix C. Brooks IV and Christopher L. Brooks; two devoted and caring nieces, Lenette O’Brien and Kathy Chambers; five God-daughters; a loving caretaker, Kimberly Houchens; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Thomasson Watson Funeral Chapel with Bishop John Marshall officiating.

Arrangements were made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Anne Perkins Harris

Anne Perkins Harris, 81, of Bumpass, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Harris was the 12th child of Marion and Blanche Hubbard Perkins. She was the widow of Alvin S. “Toot” Harris Sr. and was also was preceded in death by eight sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include her children, Stan Harris (Debbie), David Harris, Janis Harris and Kelly Saunders (Tracy); her brother, William Perkins; seven grandchildren, Brad, Brian, Brandi, Shannon, Ryan, Melodi and Taylor; four great-grandchildren, William, Carter, Mackenzie and Isabelle; and a baby girl to arrive in the fall.

A service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20 at Hopeful Baptist Church.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Shirley F. Rogers

Shirley Jean Fincham Rogers, of Gordonsville, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2015.

She left behind her devoted husband of 55 years, Walter Rogers Sr.; her son, Walter Jr., and his wife, Tammy, all of Gordonsville; two grandchildren, Jason Rogers of Troy, and Jennifer Barnes and her husband, Tony, of Newport News; and one great-grandson, Alexander Barnes, who quickly became the apple of her eye.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Minnie Fincham; three brothers, Robert Fincham, Haywood Fincham, and David Fincham; three sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Betty Branham, and Maddie Smith.  She was the last to be born into this family and the last to say good-bye.

Shirley was a warm and unassuming individual who dedicated her life to God and family, friends and even strangers in need.  She was a generous soul, always quick to demonstrate her love for others through acts of kindness and service.  She was a long-time member of Forest Hill Baptist Church, where among various other roles, she served as treasurer for many years. Shirley was an accomplished homemaker, known both for keeping an impeccably clean house and for her delicious down-home cooking, including her green beans, yeast roll, and ham and cheese casserole for which she is famous.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

Beatrice S. Sharpe

Beatrice Sue Sharpe, 61, of Louisa, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at her residence.

Born February 12, 1954 in Gordonsville, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Moubray and Lucy Brookman Moubray. Two brothers, Irvin Moubray and Ernie Moubray, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Sharpe is survived by her husband, Ronald Sharpe of Louisa; two sisters, Marion Smith of Mineral, Hazel Pearce and her husband, Gregory, of Powhatan; two stepsons, Thomas Sharpe of Louisa, Eugene Sharpe and his wife, Susan, of Louisa; four step-grandchildren, Morgan Sharpe, Ethan Sharpe, Zachary Sharpe, Dara Jo Sharpe; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Denny Burnette, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 20, 2015 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.