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Audrey Marie Middleton

June 4, 1951 - April 17, 2022

Audrey Marie Middleton, 70, went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Born in Clintwood, VA, she was one of 5 children to Patricia Taylor Gilbert Hinson and Everett Taylor. When Audrey was a child, she was blessed to begin calling Steve Gilbert father after her biological father went to be with the Lord. Those waiting to greet her in heaven when she arrived were her mother Patricia, father Everett, stepfather Steve, sister Yvonne and brother Lee. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter and best friend Stephanie whom she raised solely from the age of 4, sisters Brenda Huggins and Patricia Gilbert, grandchildren Justin and Morgan Lambert who she lovingly called Prince and Treasure respectively and a host of nieces and nephews that she cherished. Audrey was full of life and humor, lovingly threatening to “get some piggy meat” from little ones she adored. Audrey loved fiercely and was not ashamed to tell people how she loved them, ending every exchange with “Love You More.”  The world has lost some spark and spunk with her absence, and we look forward to being reunited with her in heaven.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel at 2p.m. with a visitation held one hour prior.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel at 2p.m. with a visitation held one hour prior.

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Stephie, I love you and mama like you’re my own family and have for over 30 years! My heart is broken but I’m so happy that she went quickly and she is in the presence of God! What a gift , , that we will be able to sing and dance with her again someday! Her life honor Jesus and I know she was rewarded greatly when she entered the gates of heaven!♥️

Posted by Myla Williams on April 22, 2022

Sorry to hear of this fun and sassy woman's passing. Heaven will be a whole lot happier and will be laughing a whole lot more because this woman has arrived at her Father's house! The apple didn't fall far from the tree, Stephanie, and you and your mom shared laughter, hellarious chatter, and some rip roaring times. There were tough times, too, as in all families. However, laughter got both of you through those rough times. I know she will be missed because she took up a lot of space, emotionally and spiritually, and physically. She entertained from a large platform and the world was better for it. We will miss you Audrey but you live on in your daughter and that is a great legacy. Welcome home to your Father's house.

Posted by Kendra Penn on April 22, 2022

Stephanie (Baby Cakes) and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Audrey's passing. I have find memories of working with her at AML. She was always so happy and kind. I will cherish my friendship forever. ♥️

Posted by Jeannie Pullen on April 20, 2022

Condolences to Stephanie,Prince, Treasure, Shane and all loved ones. Audrey has been a wonderful special friend for many years. Her love of the Lord and her wonderful sense of humor have encouraged others always. She will be so missed until we meet in Heaven.

Posted by Ruth Furr on April 19, 2022

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