On June 13, 2016, Bobbi Morgan passed away at home in Ware Neck, Virginia, following a short illness.
She was born in Rice, Virginia, on October 19, 1934 to the late Mamie Hubbard Andrew McClenny and Ennis Claiborne Andrews. She was also predeceased by her stepfather, Kenneth McClenny of Rice, and brother-in-law, Eugene Eike of Farmville, Virginia.
She grew up in Rice and graduated from Farmville High School. She attended Longwood College and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a B.S. in Pharmacy.
She is survived by her daughter, Gayle Morgan Vail; son-in-law Bill, and grandson, Jake, all of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Eike of Farmville, Virginia; her former husband, Harvey Morgan (Mary Helen) of Saluda, and numerous cousins and special friends, including Mary Louise and Edwin Jarvis, Helen Healy and Denise Mosca.
Bobbi practiced pharmacy at Morgan’s Drug Store in Gloucester. She was an Elder and served as Historian of First Presbyterian Church. She served as president of Literacy Volunteers of America, Gloucester Chapter; was active in the Ware Junior Woman’s Club, the League of Women Voters, the Gloucester Kennel Club and the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.
A teacher of yoga and meditation classes for many years, Bobbi was extremely energetic and had a lively intellect. She studied geology and other aspects of nature, particularly trees. She loved the beach at Nags Head, North Carolina.
She spent several years in British Columbia studying spirituality; then in Farmville until the death of her mother in 2011. While there she was a volunteer with Scope-Meals on Wheels.
Bobbi then returned to Gloucester and lived on the Ware River where she felt completely at peace in her home and enjoyed “her Great Blue Herons.” She was outgoing, vivacious, fiercely independent and friendly to all.
A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18. Interment was on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Rice.
In lieu of flowers you are invited to send donations to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061, or to the Commonwealth Chorale, 201 First Ave., Farmville, Va. 23901.
Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.