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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Josephine Virginia Richardson Knox
Knox imageJosephine Virginia Richardson Knox entered heavens gates on July 19, 2015, at theage of ninety-six. There to greet her was her husband of sixty-nine years, Robert A.Knox Jr.; her beloved son, Robert Powell Knox; her mother Mellie Tennie Richardson, father, Powell E. Richardson; her eight brothers, and three sisters.They are all together again. Mama was the eleventh child of twelve, born in Shawsville, VA. She had a long and happy life here with us, and has now gone to her true home. Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter and son-in-law Wanda Faye and Johnny Norton of Gloucester Point, VA; her daughter-in-law Mary L. Knox of Gloucester Point, VA; her grandchildren, Andy Norton and wife Tara of Stafford, VA, and Alex Gardner of Las Vegas, NV; great- grandchildren, Caeden Norton, and Dylan Norton of Stafford, VA, Alexa and Shelby Gardner of Las Vegas, NV; and nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind the many wonderful friends and extended family in Seaford,VA. Our family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, aides and everyone that made Mama comfortable, at The Gardens at Warwick Forest in Newport News, and the care and love they gave her over the past five and a half years. You made the Gardens her home, God Bless. Our special thanks to Rev. Joseph N. Riss, Chaplain at the Gardens, for his love and compassion, not only shown to Mama, but to our whole family. We would also like to thank Riverside Hospice for their help and guidance at this difficult time. The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 22, 2015 from 12:30 to 1:30PM at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy to be made to Pastoral Care Department, The Gardens, 1000 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, Va. 23602.
Eleanor Marie Lensbower
Lensbower imageEleanor Marie Lensbower, 89, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. Marie was a native Edward, NC and was a Peninsula since 1975. Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved glitter and glamour and enjoyed traveling around the world. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Lensbower, Sr. She is survived by her sons Joseph R. Lensbower, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Newark, DE and Richard T. Chance and his wife Doris of Richmond, VA; and 4 grandchildren, Cayman and Joseph R. Lensbower III of Newark, DE and Michelle and Richard Chance of Richmond, VA. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.


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