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A graveside will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA.

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On Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, God quietly returned to claim one of his own, Elma Richeson Tankersley, 94 of 1300 Enterprise Drive, Lynchburg, VA.

Elma was born on February 24,1926 in Amherst, VA to the late Abraham & Maude Richeson, Sr. On April 12, 1948, she was united in Holy Matrimony to James A. Tankersley, Sr. This union was blessed with twin sons, one of whom survived, James A. Tankersley, Jr. She is also survived by a devoted daughter-in-law, Verleria M. Tankersley, a loving granddaughter, Crishaun Tankersley Ferguson (Patrick) of Leesburg, VA; one loving great granddaughter Bellamy Ann Tankersley Ferguson.

At an early age Elma accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Piney Hill Baptist Church Amherst, VA where she faithfully attended Sunday School, church and yearly Homecoming Celebrations. She later joined Rivermont Baptist Church and participated in numerous fund raising programs and was a member of The Golden Gems.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Abraham, Howard, Henry, James, and Paige Richeson; sisters, Mary Jones, Stella Sledd, Hannah Carter, and Annis Sadler.

She is survived by her brother, Carlyle Richeson (Helen) of Newport News, VA and sister-in-law Virginia Richeson of Lynchburg, VA along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A graveside will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff at Centra Summit Health & Rehabilitation Center on Town Square.

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

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Posted by:
Ronnie Shoultz

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January 15, 2021

LaTonia and I are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. May God Comfort and Strengthen You during this dark time of sorrow and in days when the sun shines bright.

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Ronald Richeson

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January 15, 2021

Aunt Skinny was one of a kind. A very precious soul. Always encouraging, with a heart of gold and such unconditional love for all of her family. So many times during my youth, I would just drop by the house to talk with her, and then as an adult with a wife and children, I would make it a point to stop by to see her when I was in town from Ohio. When she opened the door, and saw me and my family standing there, she would always greet us with her trademark welcome....Awwww Lord!!! To see her love on my family was a wonderful blessing that I will always cherish. Rest in peace, dear Aunt. My condolences to Tank and family. With fond memories, Ronnie, Colleen, Marques, and Jonathan.

Posted by:
Joyce, Carl, Brandon and Sherwin Richardson

Posted on:
January 14, 2021

Tank, Verleria and family, We are sharing your loss with you. Aunt Skinny was the most precious of jewels; always letting us know how much she loved us. We have been blessed by her presence and the many sweet memories that she leaves for us as part of her legacy. God will provide us comfort. Joyce

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Herman & Mary Calloway

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January 12, 2021

May you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your mother. May GOD bless and strengthen you.

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Phyllis Lancaster

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January 12, 2021

My condolences to the family and friends. Sincerely, Phyllis Pullen Lancaster

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Michael Kelly

Posted on:
January 12, 2021

Dear Tank and Verleria, I will keep you in my thoughts and meditations as you grieve for the loss of loved one. I wish you both and your entire family all the best as you hold her memories dear to your hearts. Michael

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Veda Brown

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January 12, 2021

Prayers of condolences for the Tankersley family.Your mother was such a sweet person and enjoyed talking to her when I brought Aunt Matilda by throughout the years.

Posted by:
Michael Turner

Posted on:
January 12, 2021

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Tank and Verleria and the Family in the transition of your loved one. “Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you.”

Posted by:
Kimberly Blair

Posted on:
January 11, 2021

Sending my love to the Tankersley family. Ms Skinny will be greatly missed. Such a sweet caring person. Always smiling!!

Posted by:
WANDA BROWN

Posted on:
January 11, 2021

Sending condolences to "Tank" and family. "Ms Skinny" was a sweet soul and always smiling when I saw her. Prayers to you all.

 

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