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Virginia Pierce Beale

December 6, 2010

Kill Devil Hills- Virginia Pierce Beale, 87, went to be with her Lord on Monday December 6, 2010 in the home of her son. Mrs. Beale was born June 28, 1923 in Suffolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late James Cephus and Bertha Morris Pierce. Also preceeding Mrs. Beale in death was her husband James Rawls Beale, Sr., her sister Beatrice McCotter and three brothers Morris, John, and Raymond Pierce.

Mrs. Beale was a long time member of Great Fork Baptist Church in Whaleyville and was a retired bookkeeper from Farmer’s Feed and Seed.

Mrs. Beale is survived by her two sons, James (Jimmie) Rawls Beale, Jr. and wife Carolyn, of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Robert Lloyd Beale and wife Theresa of Windsor, VA. Also surviving are her pride and joy- four granddaughters; Michelle B. Johnson of Chesapeake, VA, Heather B. Nobles of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kelly B. Johnson of Grandy, NC and Courtney B. Roggmann of Windsor, VA; four grandsons-in-law, Dale Johnson, Taris Nobles, Paul Johnson, and Mike Roggmann. The ones that brought the biggest smile to her face were her great-grand children, Andrea, Kevin, Zion, and Trevor. She is slso survived by two very special nieces, Doris Johnson (Tom) of Suffolk, VA and Mary Meador (Pete) of Midlothian, VA.

The family extends their thanks to the director and staff of Spring Arbor Assisted Living for the special love and care given to mom; to the Community Home Health and Hospice team for the love and care given to us and to Pastor Tony Facenda of the Still Waters Baptist Church Family for his faithful visits and support given to our family. A thank you, also, to all Virginia’s faithful friends from Great Fork for their visits. Mom had a way of showing so much love to each of us and never complained about any disabilities she endured. She loved to read her Bible and Open Window everyday and was a strong believer in prayer. Her favorite verse was Phil.4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”

A celebration of Virginia’s life will be held on Friday December 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at Great Fork Baptist Church in Suffolk. A visitation will be held in the church sanctuary one hour prior. Pastor Donald Jones and Dr. Jeff Crabtree will officiate. The interment and committal rites, by Pastor Tony Facenda, will follow immediately at the Great Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may gather in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be sent to the Great Fork Baptist Church General Fund at 180 Great Fork Road Suffolk, VA 23438. Many thanks to Courtney Gallop of Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. of Nags Head to whom local arrangements were entrusted and to R.W. Baker Funeral Home of Suffolk.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.