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Viola “Weeda” Elizabeth Barbour Thomas

February 16, 1958 - January 12, 2022

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.

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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.


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.

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