Mr. John Irby Gholson Jr., 61, of 14801 Madison Road, DeWitt, departed this life Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1952, in Dinwiddie County to the late John Irby Gholson Sr., and the late Rebecca Morgan Gholson.
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He received his early education in the Dinwiddie County school system. At an early age, he confessed Christ and became a member of the Center Star Baptist Church, Dinwiddie. He was a former employee of Hercules, and a retiree from Phillip Morris.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his sister, Victoria Weaver; and a nephew, Theodore Weaver.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Margaret D. Gholson of Petersburg; son, Keith Lamark Gholson (Tina); two grandchildren, Kelaya Coleman, and Takeila Coleman; two stepgrandchildren, Rayquan and Terrance Coleman, all of Petersburg; a nephew, Kelvin Weaver of Chester; two aunts, Thelma Gholson of DeWitt, and Viola Gholson of Petersburg; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Hicks-Dabney, and Dorothy Yates, both of Dinwiddie; brothers-in-law, James Hicks, and Robert Street, both of Chesterfield; a host of cousins; other relatives; and friends; devoted cousins, Marian Richardson (James), and Waverly Weaver (Adlena), all of DeWitt.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Eleven Oaks Baptist Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. Dr. Earl Thompson Sr., officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will assemble at 542 Magnolia Farms, Petersburg, at 12 p.m. on the day of the service for the procession, and may be contacted at 804-926-1227.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411.
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Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2013