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Harriett Emmalene Webster

February 2, 1940 - January 13, 2022

Harriet Emmalene Webster, 81, of Lynchburg, gained her wings peacefully on Thursday, January 13, 2022. She was born in Bedford, VA on February 2, 1940, to the late Roosevelt Calloway SR and Lillie Calloway.

Harriet Emmalene Webster loved Jesus and lived each day for the glory of God. Her life was an act of worship.  She loved her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her siblings, her friends, her church, and most of all her God and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of the choir at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church for as long as her health allowed. Sundays were her favorite days, she would get all the family to congregate, listen to music and to enjoy everyone’s favorite meals. Harriet was a nurturer even after she raised her own family, she played a huge role in raising other children. She was a nanny for over 15 years, and she loved every bit of it. She was truly one of a kind. She had a beautiful smile that would brighten up any room.

She is survived by her husband of 40+years, Leroy Webster. Her 6 children: Shirley Smith, Barbara Williams (Rodney), Mary Smith, Melvina Smith-Thompson, Carolyn Coles, and Melinda Smith. Her 6 stepchildren Sandra Webster, Melissa Webster, Anthony Webster, Ricky Webster, Ronetta Jones, Delissa Carr. Her 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her 4 sisters Mary Goggins, Fannie Terry, Cora Coles, Marie Mosley her 2 brothers Roosevelt Calloway and Frederick Calloway. A host of nieces and nephews who all greatly cherished her life.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Calloway; father, Roosevelt Calloway and son, Melvin Smith Jr.

At 81 years old, her life-story is now complete. She was a woman full of love, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. We truly cherished her strength, love, and gratefulness for life. As we mourn her loss, we do so with an intention to celebrate the impact she had on this world. She will live on in spirit through the generations of those lucky enough to have been graced by her presence.

The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 7 PM – 8 PM at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg and her celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 1 PM, at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church followed by a burial also at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

 

A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg and a Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Holcomb Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Sorry for your loss. she always had beautiful smile.Enjoyed her talks and laughter. Great lady,who turly be missed byJerry Ray sister and Ray family

Posted by shirley a smith on January 24, 2022

MA I CAN NOT TELL YOU THE IMPRESSION YOU LEFT ON PEOPLE'S LIVES YOU LOVED EVERYONE AND EVERYONE LOVED YOU.YOU WERE ONE SPECIAL PERSON WITH A ❤ OF GOLD AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY YOUR 6 GIRLS SHIRLEY.BARBARA.MARY.MELVINA CAROLYN AND MELINDA YOUR GRANDKIDS AND GREAT GRANDKIDS.SISTERS.AND BROTHERS AND RELATIVE'S AND FRIEND YOU LEFT BEHIND A LEGACY THAT WE WILL NEVER FORGET AND CONTINUE TO CARRY ON SO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN WE LOVE YOU OUR QUEEN REST IN PARADISE

Posted by Melvina Smith on January 23, 2022

Mommy i love you so much your not suffering anymore you always said i love all six of my girls Shirley smith melinda smith melvina smith Thompson mary smith and carolyn coles we love and miss you so much your daughter melinda smith

Posted by Melinda smith on January 21, 2022

You were the best granny anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for loving us so well. Even in your last days, you constantly told us how much you loved us. Your smile could light up a room and your energy was contagious. You will be missed so so much, but we are grateful that you are no longer suffering. You loved your husband, your girls and your grandkids sooo much! Until we meet again granny ❤️

Posted by Padishia Logan on January 20, 2022

"My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood, His mercy rains Unending love, Amazing grace" Amazing Grace was the song you used to sing and leave on my voicemail. Thank you for showing me love and grace over the years. You showed me unconditional love and treated me as if I was one of your own granddaughters. You were one of a kind and will be truly missed. Love you Harriet

Posted by Ashleigh Smith on January 18, 2022

Mr. Webster,Melvina and the family! I am so sadden to hear of Mrs. Webster's death! She was always such a sweet neighbor to me. We always had great conversation and I always left with a smile!!! She always said " love you". She will really be missed!! (Former Birchwood Neighbor...119)

Posted by Gail Scott on January 18, 2022

Mr. Webster,Melvin's and the family! I am so sadden to hear of Mrs. Webster's death! She was always such a sweet neighbor to me. We always had great conversation and I always left with a smile!!! She always said " love you". She will really be missed!! (Former Birchwood Neighbor...119)

Posted by Gail Scott on January 18, 2022

Mr. Webster,Melvin's and the family! I am so sadden to hear of Mrs. Webster's death! She was always such a sweet neighbor to me. We always had great conversation and I always left with a smile!!! She always said " love you". She will really be missed!! (Former Birchwood Neighbor...119)

Posted by Gail Scott on January 18, 2022

My dear sister, I love and miss you so very much. I will miss our talks, our laughs, our visits but dear sister their is know more pain. I will always love you and carry you in my heart forever. Love, your sister Cora Calloway Coles ❤❤

Posted by Cora Calloway Coles on January 18, 2022

R.I.P Auntie, you will truly be missed. I will miss that beautiful smile and our conversations and you ending our talks or visits with I Love You. You can rest easy now my love, love your niece (worm) ❤️

Posted by Michelle Calloway Sorrells on January 18, 2022

Mr. Webster & family ... words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of Mrs. Webster. Please accept our condolences & know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Janice Payne-Hubbard (LRHA) on January 17, 2022

Sorry for your loss. May God give you peace in your time of sorrow

Posted by James & Dale Hubbard on January 15, 2022

To be absent from the body is to be Present with the Lord. You were the best Grandma a girl could ask for. Rest Peacefully and Job Well Done Granny- Job Well Done.

Posted by Shanea Smith on January 15, 2022

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