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Mary Irella Lawson Bloxom


1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mary Irella Lawson Bloxom Obituary
POQUOSON - "Miss Irella" Bloxom, beloved mother and grandmother, left her earthly home and went to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Dominion Village in Poquoson after a lengthy illness. She was born February 8, 1920 to Robert Crooks and Sue Carmines Lawson in what was then Messick VA. She weighed less than 3 pounds at birth and was truly a special gift from God. Miss Irella graduated from Poquoson High School and Mary Washington College, and retired from First Virginia Bank after many years of service. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of the Marion Page Circle, and a past member of the Poquoson Woman's Club. She was known throughout the community for her personal integrity, devotion to duty, and service to others. Miss Irella was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 69 years, Marvin "Buddy" Bloxom; son, Harry "Skip" Bloxom; and sister, Rose Conner and husband James. She is survived by sons, Robert M. Bloxom & his wife Gail of Mooresville NC, and Gene W. Bloxom and his wife Priscille of Poquoson; daughter, Betty Forrest and her husband Hugh of Poquoson; grandchildren, Scott Bloxom (Cindy), Kelly Brown, Rick Bloxom, Sheila Huff (Mark), Ilene Stephan (Chris), Rachel Harrell (Bryan), Jeremy Bloxom (Jennifer), Brian Bloxom, and Ben Huffman; nephew, James Conner Jr. (Carolyn); thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 28, 4:00-6:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at Gene and Priscille's home. Her funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 29, 2:00 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, by Rev. Carol Bookwalter and Rev. Charles Stacey. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave, or to Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, both in Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com . "The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staffs of Dominion Village, Hospice Community Care, and Visiting Physicians Association for their loving care."
Published in Daily Press on Feb. 27, 2016
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