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Wilda Jackson Purcell

Wilda Jackson Purcell, 85, of Deltaville died Monday, May 4, 2009. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John Richard Purcell; and grandson, Thomas Franklin Purcell. 

She is survived by a son, John Richard Purcell Jr. and his wife Rosalyn of Deltaville; a daughter, Estelle P. Davis and her husband Bob of Chesterfield; three grandsons, John Richard Purcell III and his wife Audria, John Robert Davis and his wife Kelley, and Stephen Norwood Davis and his wife Christy; a granddaughter-in-law, Terri Major Purcell; five great-grandchildren, Kelly Major Purcell, John Richard Purcell IV, Abigail Price Purcell, Elizabeth Aubrey Davis and Sydney Kesler Davis; and a sister, Lillian J. Bowe of Richmond. 

She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church in Deltaville where she was a past Sunday school teacher, G.A. leader and deacon. 

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hardyville, with Rev. Edward P. Harrow Sr. and Dr. John Snow officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Mended Little Hearts of Central Virginia, 500-102 Kerri Cove Way, Midlothian, VA 23113; or the Thomas F. Purcell Memorial Educational Trust Fund at EVB. 

Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

posted 05.04.2009

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