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Julia Lee Tyler, age 65, of Mathews, died Aug. 23, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Julia was the owner of Cattails Fine Gifts and many other floral shops. She was an innovative people person with a go-getter attitude and never met a stranger.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Allen Thacker; father, Herbert Hansford; mother, Edna H. Brake, and brother, Earl Hansford.

She is survived by her husband, Owen L. Tyler; sisters, J. Dale LeProil and husband Ray, Kim Longden and husband Billy; brothers, Sonny Hansford and wife Brenda, Billy Hansford and wife Cindy, Joe Hansford and wife Marie; best friends, Carol Joyce, Jeannie Elliott and Lynn Kucker, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. A Celebration of Julia’s Life was held Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Macedonia Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jay Butcher, the Rev. Randy Garner and the Rev. Eddie Heath. Inurnment was private.

In Julia’s memory, contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 102, Foster, Va. 23056 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, Va. 23072.