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Miriam Thomas Callis, 95, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

She was born Aug. 8, 1924 at Peary. She was a lifelong residence of Mathews County. Miriam was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Family was extremely important to her. 

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Maude Thomas; husband, Ernest Lee Callis Jr.; son, Keith, and brother, Aubrey. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chris; daughter-in-law, Nan; son-in-law, Gene, and grandson-in-law, Jess.

She is survived by her children, Melvin and Susan of Mathews, Thomas (Nancy) of West Point, Nancy (Mark) of Bedford, and daughter-in-law, Barbara of Mathews; grandchildren, Todd (Gina), Ashley (Chris), Mandi (John), Brian, Jason (Kelly), Marie, Jeff and Jessica (Daniel); great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nicky, Baz, Emma, Layla, Hannah, Rylee, Lannah, Jaclyn, Brody, Londyn, Jeremy and Kaelyn; sisters, Jeneill Rowe and Iva Belvin.

The family received friends on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 o’clock at Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews. Burial followed the service at 

St. Paul Annex, Susan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church General Fund, c/o Nancy Rowe, P.O. Box 1104, Mathews, Va. 23109.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family with the arrangements.