Virginia Elizabeth Hensley Tweedy Gay

Virginia Elizabeth Hensley Tweedy Gay, 92, of 1820 Sunset Drive, Altavista, passed very peacefully Monday, December 2, 2019, at her residence.  She was first married to the late Edward Coleman Tweedy and secondly to the late Harry S. Gay.

She was born July 7, 1927, in Evington, a daughter of the late Robert William Hensley and Martha Roberta Hackworth Hensley.   She was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church and a retired employee of Universal Electric. Virginia taught children’s Sunday School classes for over 45 years at The Baptist Tabernacle, Altavista.

She is survived by two sons, Roger Wayne Tweedy and friend Shirley and John Dennis Tweedy (Deborah); one daughter, Pamela Ella Tweedy Laughon; one step son, David S. Gay (Lisa); three step daughters, Patricia G. Dunn (Gerald), Phyllis G. Farris (Tommy) and Susan G. Shelton and friend Len; two sisters, Agnes Dowdy Anderson (William) and Christine “Peanut” Burley; two brothers, James “J.T.” Hensley (Peggy) and Kenneth “Pop” Hensley (Mary); two step daughter in laws, Joyce Gay and Dottie Gay; grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; special friend, Hilda Worley Ward;  Alice Rigney her home health care giver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James “Jake” Edward Tweedy and Joseph “Joe” Coleman Tweedy, Sr.; two step sons, William “Tommy” Gay and Kenneth Gay; five brothers, William “Bill” Hensley, Herbert “Joe” Hensley, Shirley “Tater” Hensley, Charles “Punch” Hensley and  Clarence Ray Hensley; three sisters, Lois H. Goodman, Elsie H. Boley and Florence “Penny” Hensley and a special friend Anna Gilbert.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019, at Finch & Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Pastor Brian Warren and Rev. Lyle (Butch) Boley with interment to follow in Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, Lynch Station.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00.m., Thursday at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista, and other times at the residence.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Gospel Light Baptist Church, 31 Kingston Road, Evington, VA 24550 or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 193, Altavista, VA 24517.

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