Mrs. Gertrude V. Tucker, 82, of Prince George, Va., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at John Randolph Medical Center.

Gertrude was born on March 24, 1931, to her birth mother, Gertrude Allen Schofield.

She was a graduate of Disputanta Training Center and a former member of Harrison Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her adoptive parents, Harry and Gertrude V. Allen, she was predeceased in death by: her husband, Staff Sgt. Walter L. Tucker; daughter, Valerie G. Tucker; sister, Julia "Cheatie" Hite; and brothers, Willie Claiborne "Sugar Sugar" and Glen Schofield.

Left to cherish her precious memories are: sisters, Roslyn Wingate (Ricky) of Virginia and Annie Bowman of Maryland; brother, Reginald Schofield of New York; children, Walter L. Tucker (Joyce) of Maryland, Teresa Tucker, Ronald Tucker (Glenda), Torsten Kenny Tucker (Robin) and Auguston Tucker (Celeste), all of Virginia, Joaquin Tucker of Indiana, Stephen Tucker (Ann) and Christopher Tucker (Zalinda), both of North Carolina; host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and neighbors, to include Brenda Hayes (John), Ginger Honore, Shareena Schofield, Eric Wingate and Marcus Wingate; 35 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren; devoted friends and family, Pearl Johnson, Claudette Johnson, Leicha Blunt, Gregory Stith, Mary Jones and Vanessa Crockett.

Many thanks to the hospital staff, doctors and nurses at John Randolph Medical Center.

The homegoing service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son, Petersburg. The Rev. Robert Barnes will officiate. The interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Prince George.

The family will assemble noon at 1527 Piper Square, Hopewell, on the day of service. Honorary and active pallbearers will assemble 12:30 p.m. at the chapel. The family may be contacted at 804-931-3810 or 804-901-0232.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, 1500 Arlington Road, Hopewell. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit

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Bland & Tucker Funeral Home
1500 Arlington Road  Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-5357

Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19, 2013