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Willie Mae Pinckney Chalmers / July 09, 2020
Willie Mae Pinckney Chalmers, 84, of South Boston, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1935, daughter of the late Henry Jones and Gennie “Flossie” Pinckney Jones. She was married to the late Elder Standfield Plenty Chalmers Sr. and was a member of Rock of Salvation Apostolic Church.

Mrs. Chalmers is survived by six sons, Standfield Chalmers Jr. (Toni), Jessie Chalmers Sr. and Carlton Chalmers, all of South Boston, Lorenzo Chalmers (Tamara) of Philadelphia, David Chalmers Sr. (Nadine) and Jackey Chalmers (Darlena), all of Halifax; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Maudine Gamble of Jersey City, N.J., Pearl “Ruth” Jerido of St. Stephens, S.C. and Ann Cummings of Melbourne, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nioeker Chalmers, one son, Emell Chalmers, one sister, Mae Pinnacle and two brothers, Abel Pinckney and Benjamin “Redbird” Pinckney.

A funeral will be held Saturday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, with Richard Petway officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, July 10 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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