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Irene Jones Gravitt / March 05, 2018

Irene Jones Gravitt of South Boston died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in Halifax County on April 14, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Vangie Jones and the late Annie James Jones and was married to the late Robert Douglas Gravitt Sr.

Irene was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and attended Mt. Cana United Methodist Church. She was the former director of Mental Health America of Halifax County and a member of the Tuesday Woman’s Club.

Her survivors are a daughter, Dianne Holmes and husband, Randy Holmes of South Boston; sons, Robert Douglas “Bob” Gravitt Jr. and wife, Wanda of Angier, N.C., Donald Kevin Gravitt and wife, Janet of South Boston, and James Edward “Jimmy” Gravitt and wife, Tammy of South Boston; grandchildren, Blake Gravitt and wife, Melissa, Denise Stewart and husband, Olan, Derrick Avery and wife, Wendy, Dawn Herring and husband, David, Liza Griffin and husband, Bradley, Amanda Chait and husband, Zack, Cliff Lewis and wife, Theresa, Kyle Gravitt and wife, Jackie, Nekolas Martin and wife, Elaina and Kelly Gravitt; and 13 great grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 5 at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home of her daughter and son-in- law, 719 Marshall Avenue, South Boston.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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