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MARY HELEN CHALMERS VENEY

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MARY HELEN CHALMERS VENEY Obituary
Mrs. Mary Helen Chalmers Veney, 96, of Petersburg, VA, departed this life Monday, July 9, 2018, at Petersburg Healthcare Center.

Mary was born in Halifax County to her parents the late, Mr. James Chalmers and Lizzie Long Chalmers. Mrs. Veney made her confession of Christ as her Savior at an early age. She was educated in the public schools of Halifax County, VA. She then moved to New York City where she met her husband (deceased), Lewis Veney. Mary and Lewis had no children, but they did devote their lives to their host of nieces and nephews.

Mary attended Day Star Baptist Church in New York City and later relocated to Petersburg joining Unity Baptist Church as a vital member.

She is survived by her sister, Rev. Pauline C. Johnson; nieces, Kathy Jefferson (Norman) and Rosalyn Darby; nephew, Roger Chalmers (Marilyn); and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, friends, to include Charles Towns and Bertha DuBois, caregiver, Karen Ray and other family members.

The family wishes to thank the Petersburg Healthcare Center for their kindness and devotion to the care of Mary H. Veney.

Homegoing service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Unity Baptist Church, 330 S South St, Petersburg, VA, Rev. Dr. E.E. Mitchell, eulogist. Interment will follow at Bermuda Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7pm to 8pm, Friday at the chapel of Bland & Tucker Funeral Home.

Professional services have been entrusted to the staff of Bland & Tucker Funeral Homes, 137 Harrison St, Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 732-7841.
Published in The Progress-Index from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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