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Obituaries, week of June 26: Brown, Headley, Johnson, Jones, Jakobsen

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Elizabeth Randolph ”Randy” Brown

Elizabeth Randolph ”Randy” Brown passed away peacefully on June 16, 2013. She was born in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth Brown.  She grew up in Gloucester County and attended Gloucester County Day School, and graduated from St. Margaret’s School and Sweet Briar College.  She received her Master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and taught mathematics in the state of Virginia for 44 years.  She had the privilege of teaching many wonderful students and working with other wonderful educators. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church where she served on the vestry.  She is a member of the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula and a book club and a bridge club.

Randy is predeceased by her father, Dr. Raymond S. Brown and brother, Raymond S. Brown, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Brown, her sisters Cecilia Brown and T. Robins Brown, her children Lee, Raye, and Bill and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Church in Tappahannock on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow immediately in the parish hall. In honor of Randy, come dressed to impress. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret’s School, P O Box 158, Tappahannock, VA 22560, Sweet Briar College, 134 Chapel RD, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 or Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School P. O. Box 1410, Tappahannock, VA 22560. Arrangements by Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock.


Lucille C. Headley

Lucille C. Headley, 85, of Farnham passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. She was a charter member of Northern Neck Baptist Church, Callao.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Kidd Headley.

She is survived by her dear daughters, Ann Marsh (Kevin) and Peggy Williams (Lannie); two loving grandsons, Jeremy V. Bell (Pat and their son Brandan, a sweet, very much loved great grandson) and Christopher A. Bell (Jessica); two step-grandchildren, Betci Pierson (Craig and their two boys, Warner and Macon) and Christopher Williams (Aven and their two children Bladen and Laney); four nieces, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews; also a dear, sweet friend, Mai Bruce with Mai Lan Restaurant in Village.

The family received friends June 21, 2013 at Jones-Ash Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial was at Bethany Baptist Church with a reception at the church.

Pallbearers were Ryland Dufour; Lloyd W. Clarke Jr., Jr. Mozingo, William C. Cole, Albert King, and Vince Bell. Reverend Ken Overby of Northern Neck Baptist Church, Callao officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Richmond County Volunteer Fire Department- Farnham Division, c/o Wayne Mothershead, 250 Bunker Hill Rd., Farnham, Va, 22460 or to the American Heart Association, (

Online remembrances may be made at


Andree “Jean” Donnelly Johnson

Andree “Jean” Donnelly Johnson, 72, of Farnham, left this world on Friday, June 21, 2013. She was the widow of Johnny Ray Johnson, retired from the Wicomico Church USPS, and a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, John Johnson, and James Johnson (Tonya); daughter, Cheryl Swann (Gene); grandson, Ryan G. Swann (Elise); granddaughters, Nicole Swann and Stella M. Ferrell (Ricky); her great-granddaughter, Bella-Sophia Swann; and her dear cousin, Genna Hammer.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Jerusalem Baptist Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem Baptist Church General Fund, 8800 Historyland Hwy Warsaw, VA 22572 and St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.


Walter Norman Jones

On Friday, May 31, 2013, Walter Norman Jones departed this life to be at rest with his Heavenly Father. Norman was born Aug. 26, 1935 to Kenneth and Jannie Ann Tate Jones. He attended Erica School. Growing up in the Erica community, he began working various jobs and became an avid waterman. Norman was a boat Captain while employed with Dean Seafood, this was a job he enjoyed for many years. He worked at Virginia Paving (formerly Newton Asphalt Co.) of Alexandria, Va. Norman¹s last employment was with Waste Management. In the early 1980s, Norman saw the need to have Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized and joined Salem Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Wilbur Dameron. One of the highlights in Norman¹s life was when he met and married Shirley Virginia Roane. Of this union, they became the proud parents of six children and were married for over 57 years.

Growing up, Norman always loved money. He would put nails in his pockets to sound like change so folks would think he had money in his pockets. He also loved good looking cars, especially his black Chrysler and his blue and white Cadillac that had its own parking spot at the door. Norman loved a good story. It didn¹t have to be TRUE, but he would tell it anyhow. Norman loved people and especially his family. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye. He would give them money when he said he didn¹t have any. His favorite hymn was Elder Flowers Ride Out the Storm. Due to declining health, Norman spent his closing days in the Lancashire Convalescent Home, Kilmarnock.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Jannie Jones; siblings, Connie, Leroy, Dorothy, and Lloyd, and his mother-in-law, Mary Alice Roane. Norman will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Left to cherish his fond memories are his loving wife, Shirley V. Jones; a daughter, Joy Bryant (Adrian); five sons, James (Marjorie), Ferman (Leah), Norman, Barry (Amy), Steven (Janet); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Berneda (James) Baker, Mildred (Clifford) Dixon, Luvenia Reed; three brothers, Bernard, William (Pat) and Thomas (Ruth), a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Also a foster daughter Ernestine (Henry) Thompson, and a life-long friend, Mr. Theodore Thompson.

Funeral services were held June 6 at Salem Baptist Church. Pastor William I.Curry officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.


Claus Michael Jakobsen

October 31, 1949 – June 8, 2013

Claus Michael Jakobsen, born in Denmark, residing in Wicomico Church, age 63, died June 8, 2013, of an aortic aneurism. He was a Registered Geologist/Certified Hydrologist and LHS Earth Science teacher.

Graduated California Lutheran College with graduate studies at California State University Northridge.

Survived by his wife, Phyllis Karen and their beloved dogs Rudy, Abby and Sammi; sisters Marianne and Suzanne; brothers Niels and Lars, brothers-in-law Earl and Paul, sisters-in-law Jan and Sharon. Predeceased by parents Jakob K. Jakobsen and Eva Koch Jakobsen, and brother Peter.

Memorial Service at Wicomico Parish Church on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 10:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution in memoriam of Claus M. Jakobsen to Wicomico Parish Church, POB 70, Wicomico Church VA 22579, or drop something in the plate with a notation in memory of Claus M. Jakobsen.