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. NANNIE SUE FIELDS BURTON

Mrs. Nannie Sue Fields Burton of Washington, DC and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Tuesday, May 26th at the age of 89.

Mrs. Burton was born in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Georgie Fields and Mrs. Callie Yarbrough Fields. She was married to Mr. George William “Bill” Burton and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burton is survived by her husband, Mr. George William “Bill” Burton of Washington, DC; (1) son: Mr. Ronald A. Burton of Philadelphia, PA; (1) daughter: Ms. Cassandra Burton of Washington, DC; several loving grandchildren; (1) great grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by (1) sister: Mrs. Marjorie Kent. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Nannie Sue Fields Burton will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Elton Medley officiating. Interment will precede the memorial service at 10 a.m. at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the service on Tuesday. 

In lieu of floral tributes please consider contributions to Bethesda Baptist Church in Washington, DC, Cross Road Baptist Church or Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC.

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


Lawrence Lee Mosley

 Lawrence Lee Mosley, 63, of Ashcake Creek Road, Scottsburg died Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 18, 1951, a son of the late Walter Raymond Mosley and Rosa Marie Mitchell Mosley and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

 Mr. Mosley is survived by two daughters, Lashanee Mills and husband Darrell of Halifax, Tocheasher “Keyshia” Mosley of South Boston; grandchildren, Iqueshua Mosley, Iyonna Mills, Zay’Armye Polk, Zie’Evyon Polk and Christopher Polk, Jr.; one brother, Daniel Edmondson and wife Nannie of Scottsburg; one niece, Adrian Edmondson; one nephew, Eric Mosley, other relatives and friends. 

 He was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Mosley.

 A funeral will be held Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax. Burial will be private.

 The family will receive friends at 2121 Ashcake Road, Scottsburg. 

 Public viewing will be Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

 Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Margaret Brayboy York

 Margaret Brayboy York of Woodbridge, formerly of South Boston, died at the age of 93. Born in Lake City, S.C. on Jan. 15, 1922 to the late Fleemon Brayboy and Marie Hickson Brayboy, she was married to the late Fred York and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church. 

 Mrs. York is survived by two sons, Gregory “Teddy” Jones and wife, Louise of Cambria Heights, N.Y., and Thomas “Tommy” Jones and wife Loura of Norfolk, four grandchildren, Kevin Boyd and wife Tawanna, Vashti Jones-Williams and husband, T. J. Williams, Ira Jones and Correta Jones, two great grandchildren, a sister, Norma Brayboy Goode of Jamaica, N.Y., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Mildred Brayboy, Dowman Foster, Juanita Brayboy Singletary, Vaughan Walter Brayboy Sr, and Dorothy Brayboy Francis. 

 A funeral will be held Saturday, May 30 at noon at Jeffress Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Vaughan Brayboy officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden cemetery. 

 The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday. 

 Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 1-8 p.m. 

 Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Monique Chanta’ Wylie

Ms. Monique Chanta’ Wylie of Clover died Friday, May 15, 2015, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 25.

Ms. Wylie was born in Halifax County on Dec. 29, 1989 to Mr. Stanley Kenneth Wylie and Mrs. Crystal Pleasant Wylie. She was an employee of Berry Hill Nursing Home and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Ms. Wylie is survived by one daughter, Ms. Jalaysia Chanta’ Wylie, of the home; her parents of Clover; two brothers, Mr. Shawn Wylie of Clover and Mr. Andre’ Wylie of Roxboro, North Carolina; a devoted friend, Mr. Justin Lacks, of Clover; one niece, Ms. Maya Wylie, of Roxboro; two devoted cousins, Ms. Shakiera Cameron and Mr. James Foster, both of Clover; and a host of aunts, including Ms. Sonya Pleasant, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Wylie will be Thursday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating.

Burial will follow in church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 3134 Clover Road, Clover.

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


Bernard Lee Carrington Sr.

Mr. Bernard Lee Carrington Sr. of Wolf Trap Road, South Boston died Thursday, May 14, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, at the age of 68.

Mr. Carrington was born in Halifax County on Sept. 30, 1946 to the late Mr. Otis Willard Carrington and Mrs. Willie Lois Adams Carrington. He was married to Mrs. Bonnie Link Carrington and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Mr. Carrington was a United States Army veteran.

Mr. Bernard Lee Carrington Sr. is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie L. Carrington; his son, Bernard Lee Carrington Jr., and wife Andrea of Chesapeake; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Madeline Carrington Scott of Camden, South Carolina, and Mrs. Wanda Carrington Tucker of South Boston; two brothers, Mrs. Otis Hubert Carrington of South Boston and Mr. Gregory Carrington and wife, Verna of Oxon Hill, Maryland; one uncle, Mr. Junious “Pete” Carrington, of Alton; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. Henry Link and Mrs. Nannie Link; one sister in-law, Mrs. Deloris Greene; three brother-in law, Mr. Michael Link, Mr. David Link and Mr. Barry Link, and wife Tracy; three devoted cousins, the Rev. Dr. Elton Medley, Mr. Wayne Garland and Mr. Terry Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Theodious Faulkner.

Funeral services for Mr. Bernard Lee Carrington Sr. will be held Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Elton Medley officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at all other times at the home of Mrs. Wanda Tucker, 2049 Wolf Trap Road, South Boston.

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


John Henry ‘Junney’ Chandler Jr.

Mr. John Henry “Junney” Chandler Jr. of Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie died Thursday, May 14, at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the age of 63.

Mr. Chandler was born in Halifax County on March 1, 1952 to the late Mr. John Henry Chandler Sr. and Mrs. Daisy Cousins Chandler.

He was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church.

Mr Chandler was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Jason L. Chandler.

Mr. John Henry “Junney” Chandler Jr. is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rhonda Sims, and husband Cortney of Raleigh, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Sydney, Sanaa and Chandler, all of Raleigh, North Carolina; one brother, Mr. Darryl Chandler, of Nathalie; four sisters, Mrs. Geneva Britton and husband, Victor, Ms. Odessa Chandler and Ms. Vara Chandler, all of Nathalie, and Ms. Cheryl Chandler of Richmond; three nephews, Mr. Brian Chandler and wife Lavica, Mr. Derrick Chandler and Mr. Demarcus Chandler; a niece, Ms. Katrina Britton; two very close friends, Mr. Curtis Brooks and Ms. Audrey Poindexter, and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. John Henry Chandler Jr. will be Wednesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax on Tuesday, May 19, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Chandler, 6054 L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Verna Mae Henderson Cornelious

Ms. Verna Mae Henderson Cornelious of Woodbridge, formerly of Halifax, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at INOVA Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria at the age of 68.

Ms. Cornelious was born in Halifax County on Sept. 30, 1946 to the late Ms. Mae Ella Henderson. She was a former member of Banister Hill CME Church and later joined Greater New Hope Christian Fellowship Church.

Ms. Verna Mae Henderson Cornelious is survived by her son, Mr. Marvin Henderson, of Clinton, Maryland; one daughter, Ms. Tammy Cornelious, of Woodbridge; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Womack, of Halifax; two aunts, Mrs. Frances Henderson Tucker and Ms. Florine Henderson; and six nieces; nine nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Elma Henderson Carden.

Graveside services for Mrs. Verna Mae Henderson Cornelious will be Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Banister Hill CME Church cemetery in Meadville.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Ronald James Burkes

  Master Sergeant Ronald James Burkes, Ret., of Newark, N.J. died Friday, May 1, 2015 at Southern Maryland Hospital at the age of 58. Born in Newark, on Jan. 14, 1957 to Edward Burkes Jr. and Mae Catherine Helen Burkes, he was married to Loretta T. Burkes and was a retired Air Force veteran with 21 years of service.

 In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by two daughters, Meggan Burkes of Maryland Felisha Anderson and husband Kevin of Halifax, a son, Derick Crowder of Halifax, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters, Lateefah “Edith” Burkes and husband Daniel of Philadelphia, Carol Ann Burkes Maxfield and husband, Cornelius of Irvington, N.J. and Jessie Burkes of Burlington, N.J., an uncle Howard A. Scott of Mount West, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, including the devoted Rashied Muhamad, other relatives and friends including three special friends, Daniel Williams, Derek Stubbs and Bingo.

 A funeral will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Household of Faith Apostolic Church with Elder William J. Howerton officiating. Burial will follow on Monday, May 11 at Virginia Veterans cemetery in Amelia with military rites by the Seymour Johnson AF honor guard. 

 The family will receive friends at 3160 Mountain Road, Halifax. 

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

 Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Kenny Donnell Edmonds

Mr. Kenny Donnell “Doc-Lock” Edmonds of Gravitt Street, South Boston died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Lawrenceville at the age of 67.

Mr. Edmonds was born in Halifax County on Feb. 29, 1948 to the late Mr. Alis Edmonds and Mrs. Mary Carver Edmonds.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Gusti of Erial, New Jersey, Ms. Linda Edmonds of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Ms. Bobbie Talley and friend Mr. David White of South Boston; two brothers, Mr. Alis Edmonds Jr. of Danville and Mr. William Edmonds and wife Robin of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Mr. Darrell Charity, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Mrs. Shelby Charity, and one brother-in-law, Mr. Gus Gusti, also preceded Mr. Edmonds in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 8, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 7 at Jeffress Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 611 Gravitt Street, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Varney Lee Barksdale

Varney Lee “Himp” Barksdale, 75, of 4101 Cedar Grove Road, South Boston died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 19, 1939, a son of the late Arthur Crews and Geneva Barksdale and was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Barksdale is survived by one son, Vonnie Lee Sims of South Boston; one granddaughter, Nyshia Sims of South Boston; two sisters, Joanne Barksdale Harris and husband Allen of East Orange, N.J., and Gladys Barksdale of Alton; one brother, Charlie Brown Barksdale of South Boston, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Sims and one brother, Roosevelt Barksdale.

A funeral will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. William F. Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 4101 Cedar Grove Road, South Boston. Public viewing Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.