LLOYD, Irvin Stanley, our beloved Dad, husband and Pop Pop, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on May 16, 2020, his wife's birthday. He was predeceased by his parents, Virginius Lloyd and Ruby Smith Lloyd. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Carolyn Duke Lloyd; his devoted children, Timothy Lloyd (Anita) and Sharon Lloyd Vecchione (Paul); and three grandsons, Christopher Stratton, Sean Lloyd and Max Lloyd. Born in Glen Allen, Virginia, he graduated from Glen Allen High School and later attended the University of Richmond. While studying at night, he began working for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company in 1960 and retired in 1997 as Vice President. His work for "the company" gave him many opportunities for travel. He met many fascinating people along the way, including Nascar legends like Cale Yarborough and the Allisons, as well as Eddie Kasko, manager of the Boston Red Sox. After retirement, he created and managed his own CLU consulting firm. He was an avid fisherman whose favorite place to be was a boat, beach or pier with Tim or one of his grandsons. We hope that all of his fishing buddies made it to Heaven so that they can plan more trips together. He was an accomplished athlete who played semi-pro baseball in his youth and later played fast pitch softball. He was a talented pitcher with enormous dedication to his team. He once pitched a double header with a broken collarbone before heading to the hospital for treatment. In later years, he turned to spectator sports, and was an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Rays, VCU Basketball and whoever was playing the New York Yankees, his son-in-law's favorite team. He was always ready to root for the local boy, Justin Verlander. He was a faithful member of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher, deacon, member of many committees, youth leader and a tenor in the Chancel Choir. He loved using his gift of music, and also sang solos at weddings and as part of a Men's Quartet. In November of 2019, he suffered a massive stroke, but not even that could keep this courageous and faithful man down. He lived six months, endured eight weeks of quarantine separated from his family and never lost his smile and positive outlook. Well, almost never. We are grateful to the staff of The Laurels at University Park and Henrico Doctors' Hospital Forest for the caring and personal treatment that they gave him. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, he will be buried in a graveside ceremony in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, May 20, at 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Swann, Barbara Lee Stoltz, 91, a resident
of Lakewood Manor, Richmond, VA, went to live in her eternal home with Jesus on April 19, 2020. Barbara was born in Richmond, VA, on October 7, 1928, the only child of the late Robert Henry Stoltz,
Jr. and Jean Elizabeth Rowland Groves Stoltz.
Barbara is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Bernard Claiborne Swann. As Dad said when she passed Sunday, “70 years is a long time, but not long enough with her”. Barbara is also survived by her 3 daughters Elizabeth McKay Swann Huffman (Harold) of Midlothian, VA, Anne Rowland Swann Johnson (Wilson)of Fredericksburg, VA, and Janet Marion Swann Shook of Deltaville, VA ; her 6 grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Huffman, Robert Blaine Huffman (Amanda), Matthew Warren Johnson (Sarah), Catherine Faith Johnson Loveall (Mat), Jennifer Lee Shook Goss, and Joshua Raymond Shook; her 2 great-grandchildren Evelyn Faith Loveall and Elijah Douglas Loveall; nephews David Swann (Joy) and Scott Swann (Janet); cousin Ruby Carson (Don); great nephews Nathan, Jeremy and Stephen Swann, and a host of faithful friends here and around the world.
Barbara is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, the College of William & Mary, and received her Master’s degree from PSCE (now Union Presbyterian Seminary). She met her husband Bernie in English class at W & M, and was in the Chi Omega sorority. She is a member of the DAR, Nathanial Bacon Chapter. Barbara has spent a lifetime of service doing God’s work: teaching Sacred Studies for 7 years at St. Michael’s School, as a teacher for ESL (English as a Second Language) and a teacher for ESL workshops for teachers, doing volunteer missions in England, Brazil, Portugal, and 7 times in Bangkok, Thailand. As a member of Bon Air Baptist Church for over 60 years, Barbara served as Interim Minister of Education, Sunday School teacher, WMU president, Baptist Women President, Librarian, Mission Involvement Director, Golden Notes Choir, ESL teacher and a host of other service areas in church and around Richmond. Barbara’s heart was for those in the 52 countries they visited as well as locally for those in need; serving the Richmond Baptist Centers where she coordinated the Christmas Store, food pantry, children’s backpacks, and so much more up until she was 85 years old. Barbara also served as Director of the Richmond Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union. With a lifetime of serving God, it is her desire that God, not she, be praised, as that was her life’s purpose. (Psalms 46 and Galatians 2:20) Rejoice in the Lord always and may the grace and peace of Christ be with your spirit. (Philippians 4). In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested contributions to be made to any of the following: Camp Alkulana (where they volunteered and where her mother was one of the first counselors), River City Network/Richmond Baptist Association (For the Richmond Baptist Centers), the Swann Mission Scholarship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Swann Mission Fund at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or International Mission Board, so that after her passing God’s mission work will continue on through others. As Mom said in one of her notes: “I close..with these last words: Be happy. Grow in Christ. Pay attention to what I have said. Live in harmony and peace, and may the God of Love and peace be with you. I Cor. 13:11”. The family wishes to express deep appreciation to all of Barbara’s caregivers over these last years in addition to the loving care given by the Lakewood Manor staff. Due to Covid-19, there will be a private family burial at Forest Lawn, and a celebration of life and resurrection at a later date.
Jane Gracey Tomlinson was the wife of Bill Tomlinson (former pastor of Pine Street Baptist 1971-1976). Dr. Tomlinson was instrumental (along with Bill Berry) in initiating the move of the Cary Street Baptist Center into Pine Street Church and the name changing to Oregon Hill Baptist Center in 1974.
TOMLINSON, Jane Gracey. On August 19, 2018, Jane Tomlinson entered into the eternal presence of her Lord.
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