Lucille Ann Balderson Sealock died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal.
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A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Front Royal United Methodist Church conducted by The Rev. Gary Heaton. Entombment will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Sealock was born in Montross, Virginia, county seat of Westmoreland, on December 8, 1921, to the late Joseph Monroe Balderson and Rosie Lee Clarke Balderson.
She graduated from Washington and Lee High School as Salutatorian of her class.
She was married to W. Edward Sealock, Jr. and moved to Front Royal prior to World War II.
She attended Front Royal United Methodist Church upon his return from the Service.
Mrs. Sealock became a charter member of the Wesleyan Service Guild in the Front Royal United Methodist Church and continued active in the Martha's Unit #3 for approximately 50 years. She was active in 4-H Club work. She was instrumental in starting the Warren County Fair Association and was also a qualified âState Fair Judgeã. She served on the committee with a group from Loudoun County to form our âFestival of Leavesã and also served on a committee from the beginning of our Heritage Society. She has been an active member of Front Royal Chapter #6 OES. She graduated from Roller Business College and worked at the Beef Cattle Research Station for the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Virginia Polytechnic Institute as Administration Officer. She also served as President of the Front Royal and Rivermont Home Demonstration Clubs as well as District Vice-President and Secretary on the State of Virginia Committee.
Lucille and Edward were instrumental in forming the Rivermont Community Center later becoming the present Rivermont Fire Department. She was also a volunteer at Warren Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by one daughter Patricia S. Rowe (Benjy); three grandsons Michael (Sherry), Jeffrey, and Scott; three great-grandchildren Sandrea, Stacey, and Michael Travis; two great-great-grandchildren Robbie and Madelyn; two great-nieces Sharon and Leah; and two great-nephews Robert and William.
Mrs. Sealock is predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
Pallbearers will be Michael Rowe, Jeffrey Rowe, Scott Rowe, Michael Travis Rowe, Billy Balderson, and Ray Balderson.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Eastern Star, Front Royal Chapter #6 OES, Martha's Circle, Guy Haun, Karen Sowers, and Mary Burke.
There will be a service conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home following which the family will receive friends until 9:00 p.m.
She often wondered why her life has passed so rapidly . . . well . . . perhaps some of the above attests to this.
She always wanted to be a doctor, and, in her own way, she was . . . she healed everyone with her smile and her medicine . . . always a good bowl of potato soup. Her stitching is many rips and tears in life from daughter to wife to mother.
Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear held me close and loved me Thank you mother dear!
Your daughter, Patricia, 2013.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Apr. 20, 2013