Alzerine “Renie” Swann Headley, 91, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 28. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wharton Bernard Headley, Jr. The daughter of John Dee and Myrtle Hall Swann, she is survived by three children, Patricia Henderson (Al), Deborah Sylva, and Brian Headley; four grandchildren, Joey Sichol (Julie), Austin Sichol (Sarah), Michelle Hence (Delvin), and Kendall Headley; and precious great-grandchildren, Jackson, Morgan, and Myla Sichol and Jase and Dean Hence, all who she found joy in and was affectionately referred to as “Super Granny.” Alzerine began working for Richmond County in January of 1954 and worked continuously in the Commissioner of the Revenue Office until her retirement in December 2003. She was appointed Commissioner of the Revenue for Richmond County on August 1, 1985 and was successfully elected to that office for four additional four-year terms. At her retirement, she had served the citizens of Richmond County for 50 years. Alzerine’s most loved past time was watching and keeping a scorebook of Atlanta Braves’ games and crocheting afghans for friends, family, and grandchildren. All those who knew her will remember her as a loving, giving, compassionate, and strong woman who was always smiling.
The family received friends at Welch Funeral Home Marks Chapel on May 1, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral was Tuesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at Warsaw United Methodist Church with interment to follow.
Pastor Emily Moore-Diamond officiated the ceremony. All were welcome to attend and celebrate Alzerine’s life. Memorial contributions can be made to the Richmond County Little League, P.O. Box 608, Warsaw, VA, 22572 or Warsaw United Methodist Church Music Fund, PO Box 291, Warsaw, Virginia, 22572.