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Viola “Weeda” Elizabeth Barbour Thomas

February 16, 1958 - January 12, 2022

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Viola “Weeda” Elizabeth Barbour Thomas, 63, received her angel wings at Heartland Skilled Nursing Facility in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Weeda was born February 16, 1958, in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Melvin D. Barbour Sr. and Evelyn T. Barbour.

Weeda was preceded in death by her loving husband Dwight Sherwood Thomas, two brothers Melvin “Blukey” Barbour Jr. and Gregory “Greg” Barbour; grandparents Theodore and Gertrude Barbour, Viola Jennings (Albert) and Walter Thorpe; three aunts Dorothy Stanley, Virginia Barbour, Hattie Mae Hicks; three uncles Albert Jennings Jr., Overton Barbour, and Theodore Barbour Jr.; father and mother-in-law Edward and Geraldine Thomas.

She survived by Deshaun Hall (Magan) to whom she raised; DeShaun’s daughter Shasmeen Carla-May Hall and son Zane Recio; two sisters Celeste Paige, Marva “Neicy” Martin; one sister-in-law, Claudette Baldwin (Brett); one brother-in-law, Herman Thomas (Ann); devoted uncles, Robert Barbour (Janice) and Aubrey Barbour (Helen); two aunts Debbie Jennings and Elizabeth Barbour; two godson’s Devonte’ and Aronde’ West; goddaughter, Aleriah Bradley; devoted cousin, Virginia Williams (Bobby); very special and devoted nieces Melva Barbour and Adrian Thornhill; devoted Pastor’s Victor and Shirley Paige; other devoted friends Rosa Robinson, Mildred Tucker, Clarence and Hazel West, Thomas Murphy, Kenneth Joyner, Faye Giles, Florence Callahan, the Paige and West families, and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Poem

Don’t think of her as gone away Her journey’s just begun,

life holds so many facets this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting from the sorrow and the tears

in a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing that we could know today

how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.

And think of her as living

in the hearts of those she touched, for nothing loved is ever lost,

and she was loved so much.

 

Expression of Gratitude

The family would like to extend a special thanks to staff of Heartland Skilled Nursing Facility, ProMedica (Heartland) Hospice Care and UVA Dialysis Lynchburg for the care they gave to Weeda. We would also like to thank Tharp Funeral Home for their support and generosity during our time of need.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

She will lie in repose Friday, January 14, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, VA. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences & Tributes

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Our Deepest Sympathy & Sincere Condolences to The Family & friends of our beloved Weeda. I'm so glad we had our conversation and we said, I Love you when we ended our call. ❤ You will be missed by so many! Love you ❤ Rest in Paradise

Posted by Roberta Little on January 14, 2022

Our Deepest Sympathy & Sincere Condolences to The Family & friends of our beloved Weeda. I'm so glad we had our conversation and we said, I Love you when we ended our call. ❤ You will be missed by so many! Love you ❤ Rest in Paradise

Posted by Roberta Little on January 14, 2022

You will be missed on the times that I could see you everyday and now not to see you at all I know you is with Lord

Posted by Hazel West on January 13, 2022

You will be missed on the times that I could see you everyday and now not to see you at all I know you is with Lord

Posted by Hazel West on January 13, 2022

You will be missed on the times that I could see you everyday and now not to see you at all I know you is with Lord

Posted by Hazel West on January 13, 2022

SISTER WEEDA CRUSADERS FOR CHRIST NEW LIFE MEMBERS REALLY HAD A MOST POWERFUL SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD FOR MANY YEARS 14 YEARS! WELL DONE OUR GOOD AND FAITHFUL SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD! WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND THE LOVE THAT YOU SPREADED ALL AROUND WHOM EVER CAME YOUR WAY! YOU WAS THE BEST ARMOUR BEARER FOR BOTH YOUR PASTOR AND YOUR COPASTOR! SLEEP ON SISTER WEEDA TELL EVERYONE WE SAID HELLO AND WE ARE WORKING ON SEEING YOU'LL AGAIN! LOVE PASTOR AND COPASTOR AND MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Posted by PASTOR VICTOR AND COPASTOR SHIRLEY PAIGE on January 13, 2022

SISTER WEEDA CRUSADERS FOR CHRIST NEW LIFE MEMBERS REALLY HAD A MOST POWERFUL SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD FOR MANY YEARS 14 YEARS! WELL DONE OUR GOOD AND FAITHFUL SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD! WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND THE LOVE THAT YOU SPREADED ALL AROUND WHOM EVER CAME YOUR WAY! YOU WAS THE BEST ARMOUR BEARER FOR BOTH YOUR PASTOR AND YOUR COPASTOR! SLEEP ON SISTER WEEDA TELL EVERYONE WE SAID HELLO AND WE ARE WORKING ON SEEING YOU'LL AGAIN! LOVE PASTOR AND COPASTOR AND MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Posted by PASTOR VICTOR AND COPASTOR SHIRLEY PAIGE on January 13, 2022

Thanks for raising me and I'm glad I saw you on Xmas at the moment we talked that day ...the last thing you said to me you love me before I left when I seen you ...You don't have to suffer no more the Most high(God) have you in his presence...R.I.P

Posted by DeShaun Hall on January 13, 2022

My sympathy is with the family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers . God be with the family during this time .

Posted by Malvina Sandidge-Penn on January 13, 2022

My deepest condolences are extended to the Barbour family during this difficult time!! We love you and you will be missed Weeda!

Posted by Kimberly Smith Wills on January 13, 2022

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