Frances Graves Tyrrell, age 92 of Woodbridge, Virginia passed away peacefully, February 27, 2018 at her home.
Frances was born in Culpeper, VA, September 26, 1925, daughter of Robert Lee Graves and Elizabeth Kite Graves. She moved to Woodbridge after attending James Madison University to pursue a teaching career in 1946. Frances married Robert Tyrrell, December 20, 1947 and settled in Woodbridge. She joined the Woodbridge Woman’s Club in 1965. An organized club that helped the community. She served in many roles from President to Treasurer to Ways and Means Chairman. She joined the Potomac Hospital Auxiliary in 1972, where she volunteered at the information desk. She also was active in the PTA when her children were in school. She and her husband, Robert own Tyme N Tyde Marina, where she worked for many years.
Frances is survived by her husband of 70 years, Robert H. Tyrrell. They have four children, Jeffrey L. Tyrrell (Barbara), Stephen D. Tyrrell (Pam), Julie T. Mahan (Bill) and Randolph H. Tyrrell (Lisa). A surviving sister, Ann Hounshell (Barry) of Chapel Hill, NC.
She has seven grandchildren, Lindsay M. Kelsey (Todd), Kyle W. Mahan (Angie), Chad S.Tyrrell (Brittany), Colin D. Tyrrell (Lauren), Cameron H. Tyrrell (Victoria), Conner R. Tyrrell, Jeremy McCloud (Amanda) and five great-grandchildren, Makenzie J. Kelsey, Ella M. Kelsey, Cole W. Mahan, and Kelsey and Derrick McCloud.
A memorial service will be held at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home 4143 Dale Blvd Dale City Virginia, March 7, 2018. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:30, with a service at 12:30. There will be a private family burial at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia
Contributions in her memory sent to:
Woodbridge Woman’s Club PO Box 1582 Woodbridge, Virginia 22193
Sentara Hospital 2300 Opitz Blvd Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 https://donate3.cancer.org
Stephen Ramlakhan, age 41 of Manassas, VA and born in Guyana passed away on February 25, 2018.
Stephen leaves behind his loving wife of 9 years, Teresa Ramlakhan. Devoted sons, Sebastian and Ronaldo. Beloved mother, Maharani Ramlakhan and preceded in death by his father, Roy Edwards. Cherished brother, Richard Ramlakhan. Adored aunts and uncles, Uraim Ramlakhan, Jeramiah Ramlakhan, Helen Ramlakhan, Alvin Ramlakhan and Seeta Ramlakhan. Best friend and mentor, Raymond Arroyo.
Stephen served in the United States Army for 18 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class and earned his commission becoming a First Lieutenant and will be promoted to Captain posthumously. Stephen not only served his country selflessly but his family and friends by being a compassionate leader both personally and professionally. Stephen was a fan of the New York Giants, Broadway performances and an avid dancer.
The family will receive friends at the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Life Celebration Service will be on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM located at the Worship Center located at 14000 Crown Ct., Woodbridge, Virginia 22193. An interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Virginia Louise “Jennie” Lawrence, age 58, passed away peacefully in her home on February 22, 2018. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Louise Munson Lawrence of Richmond; three sisters: Patty Lawrence Harper (Wayne) of Staunton; Alva Lawrence Latta (Don) of Richmond; and Mary Ann Lawrence Rumsey of Cross Junction; and five nieces and one nephew. She is predeceased by her father, Albert Wesley Lawrence.
Jennie was born in Page County on July 24, 1959. She had an Associate’s Degree from Ferrum College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Perdue University, and went on to earn a Master’s degree (MBA) from Stratford University in 2015. She had a passion for education and was the founder of the non-profit organization, 3rd Goal: Gender Equality and Empowering Women Inc. Through her non-profit, Jennie worked with many low-income and disadvantaged youth, in the Woodbridge area, by providing volunteer and educational services. Her partnership with Ebenezer Baptist Church, which began in May 2015, has grown the after school tutoring program to over 10 tutors for elementary, middle, and high school age children where there is a concentration on subjects such as Math, Reading, and Spanish. Her passion for helping others was also evident in her 16 years of working in healthcare.
A celebration of life will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 5, 2018 following the nightly tutoring session. The family will have a private burial at a later date.