Thelma Grace WoodallLivermon, previously of Mathews, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Dec. 2, 2011 at the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William "Billy" Livermon Sr. and her son, Chaplain William "Bill Tom" Livermon Jr.
She is survived by her sons, Robert C. Livermon and his wife Susan of Powhatan, and the Rev. J. Garrett Livermon and his wife Becky of Gloucester, and daughter-in-law, Miriam Livermon of Midlothian. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mozelle Boswell (James) and Polly Lester, and many additional family members and friends who loved her and will miss her greatly.
Thelma, known to her loved ones as "Granny," was born in North Carolina where she met the "love of her life," Billy Livermon, who later became a United Methodist minister in the Virginia Annual Conference. They were well known for the religious television show, "Justice and the Circuit Rider," where Bill was the Circuit Rider and Thelma was the cinematographer, director, producer, and "mother confessor."
A Celebration of Life service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, Va., with burial in Gwynn’s Island Cemetery. The Rev. Bill John and the Rev. Ed Pruitt officiated. The family received friends for a time of fellowship and sharing memories at Salem UMC following the interment.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1099 Salem Church Road, Diggs, Va. 23045.
Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Va., was in charge of the arrangements.