Belcher, Verna Conner

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Verna Conner Belcher, 94 of Floyd, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was born in Floyd on October 20, 1920 to Walter T. Conner and Lillie M. Hubbard. Heaven rejoiced as she entered the gates.

Verna was a loving mother and grandmother who spent most of her time working in the garden and preparing meals for her family. Verna had an unwavering faith in God and was a dedicated member of the Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years. The last few years of her life, she attended the Harris Chapel United Methodist Church. Verna spent 42 years at the Floyd Garment factory as a seamstress. Her greatest joy was her family.

Verna was blessed with seven children, sons & daughters-in-law, Clyde & Corine Belcher, Guy & Beatrice Belcher, Leon & Shirley Belcher; daughters & sons-in-law, Neva & James Church, Marie Montgomery, Judy & Jody Sparks; daughter-in-law, Connie Belcher; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 14 great great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Verna is preceded in death by her loving husband, John A. Belcher. She was also preceded in death by her son, Elvin Belcher; son-in-law, Junior Montgomery; and three grandchildren, Allen Montgomery, Teresa Ann Belcher, and Diana Belcher.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Slate Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her. KJV

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Slate Mountain Cemetery Fund, c/o Nelene Wood, 2121 Lonesome Dove Dr., Christiansburg, VA 24073.