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Berda Elliott Lawrence
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Berda Elliott Lawrence, 87, of Danville, Va., passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, following a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 16, 1931, in Pittsylvania County at Dry Fork, Va., daughter of the late Hettie E. Elliott and Ernest C. Elliott. Ms. Lawrence graduated from Whitmell Farm Life School in 1948. She was employed by Dan River Mills, retiring in 1996 with 45 years of service. Ms. Lawrence was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and was active in the Kitty Stowe Ladies Bible Class until her health prevented her from attending church. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Ms. Lawrence is survived by one daughter, Pamela Lawrence of the home; special nephew, Stan Owen and wife, Linnie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Katherine E. Adkins and Alsee E. Owen and brothers, Hines Elliott, Fitzhugh Elliott, Ed Elliott, Muncie Elliott and Robert Elliott.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Tote and Rev. Timothy Barth officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the funeral home prior to service, and at other times at the home of her nephew, Stan Owen, 349 Robertson Lane, Danville, VA 24540.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to caregivers Darnell Lewis and Jeanette Harris, to Joseph, Betsy and Jeff, with Mountain Valley Hospice, and to nephew Stan and Linnie Owen, and cousin Judie Dodson.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke. Danville is serving the Lawrence family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

2

Sep

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Funeral Service

Sunday

2

Sep

3:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

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