Janice Neale “Tootsie” Culver, 86, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021, with her family by her side. She was daughter to the late Thomas Iverson and Emily Teachey Neale. Janice was predeceased by her loving husband, David M. Culver “PaPa,” in 2020. She is survived by her children, Cynthia Wyatt (Bobby), Neale Culver (Judi), and Margaret Watkins (Wes). She is also survived by nine grandchildren including Nealcyn, Cash, Hardy and Avery, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Janice graduated from Hermitage High School and worked with the Virginia Funeral Directors Association for 15 years. She was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School class. She dearly loved her church family. She was a great cook and baker and loved sharing her gift with others. MyMa cookies, fruit cake and souse meat were treats many received. Anyone who met Toots instantly had a true friend forever.
Janice enjoyed lots of trips to Gloucester. She didn’t miss many of her four Gloucester grandkids’ sporting events. She showed up for their plays, concerts and school programs. Toots was a proud member of the “Summer of 2012 World Series” GYB family. Toots was appreciative of the generosity of the Gloucester community.
Her greatest joy was her family and she leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Memorial donations may be made to Gloucester Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 2046 Gloucester, Va. 23061. A celebration of life to honor David and Janice will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, Va.