Geneva Dawson Hensley Geneva Dawson Hensley, 74, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 29, 1938, in Altavista, Virginia, to the late Wesley H. Dawson and Ethel D. Castle. She was also preceded in death by the father of her children and dear friend, Franklin D. Hensley; and her brother, Earl L. Castle. She is survived by her devoted children, daughter Velida H. Tyree and husband, David, of Keswick; sons, Bruce Hensley and wife, Kathy, of Gordonsville, Lance Hensley and Rhonda Thompson of McLean, Kevin Hensley and wife, Diane, of Ivy; grandchildren, Sarah Whitley and husband, David, Luke Hensley, Nathan Hensley, Erika Ward and husband, David, Kevin R. Hensley and Kyle Hensley; and four great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind special friend, William H. Dorsey and furry companion, Prissy. She was a devoted employee of the Charlottesville City school system retiring with 30 years of service. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Keswick. The family would like to thank Dr. William Hammond and Hospice of the Piedmont with a special thanks to hospice nurse Christine Rogoskey for their care. Per her wishes, funeral services will be private for family. A celebration of her life gathering will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911, www.hopva.org Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.