Novella Goode Horner
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
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Bliley's Funeral Homes
6900 Hull Street
Richmond, VA
HORNER, Mrs. Novella Goode, of Chesterfield County, passed away on July 18, 2021, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Irvin Goode Horner. She is survived by one son, Irvin G. Horner Jr. "Jack" (Laurie); three daughters, Sharon N. Horner, Mary Lou Roberts (Duane) and Diane H. Harring (Jeremy); and nine grandchildren, Nevin Horner, Fairen Horner and Jackson Horner, Grayson Horner, Jessie Roberts and Raymond Roberts, Landon Harring, Cameron Harring and Owen Harring; and two great-grandchildren, Avery Bookman and Carter Bookman (Nevin).

Novella was born October 27, 1930, daughter of the late Wister Lunsford Goode and Mary Sims Goode. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a lifelong resident of the Skinquarter area of Chesterfield County. She was a 1948 graduate of Manchester High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Longwood College in 1952 after spending two years at [James] Madison College. She was a teacher in Chesterfield County schools.

As a member of Skinquarter Baptist Church since her childhood, Novella was very active in many church activities particularly as the organist and pianist for over 40 years. Novella enjoyed spending time at her home – Homestead, caring for her hummingbirds, attending grandchildren's activities, playing the organ, cooking for family and friends, riding into town and sharing hugs with anyone she met.

We want to express special thanks to her caregivers who have lovingly cared for her over the last few years. They treated her as if she were their own mother and we could not have done without them.

The family will receive friends at Skinquarter Baptist Church, 6900 Moseley Road, Moseley, Virginia, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021 and Friday, July 23, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at Skinquarter Baptist Church, 6900 Moseley Road, Moseley, Virginia, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Skinquarter Baptist Church.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
22
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Skinquarter Baptist Church
6900 Moseley Road, Moseley, VA
Jul
23
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Skinquarter Baptist Church
6900 Moseley Road, Moseley, VA
Jul
23
Funeral service
11:30a.m.
Skinquarter Baptist Church
6900 Moseley Road, Moseley, VA
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Prayers and sympathy to your family.
Bill and Phyllis Estes Cantrell
Friend
July 22, 2021
The Long Family
July 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Sandra J Ausberry
July 22, 2021
We are truly sorry for your loss.
Bruce & Rose Allison
Friend
July 21, 2021
Julia Drakeford
July 21, 2021
Love, Tiffany Winston
July 21, 2021
I was so sad to hear the news of Mrs. Horners passing. Heaven sure has gained a sweet angel and for that I know you are grateful. I loved spending time with her and will always hold such sweet and funny memories close to my heart.
Katie Hyde
July 21, 2021
Mary Lou, Duane, Jessie & Ray, Dan & I along with our families send out our sympathy to y´all. Losing your mother/grandmother is a difficult time. She will be surely missed by all whose lives she touched & those who loved her most. ~ Love to you my brother & sweet sister-in-law. ~ Rita Medlock
Rita Medlock
Family
July 21, 2021
Novella was such a loving caring lady. She played the organ for our wedding in 2000. I always admired her
Margaret Davis
Friend
July 21, 2021
Hello Jack, I offer my deepest sympathy for you and your family on the passing of your Mother.
Irvin Flinn
Other
July 21, 2021
My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Horner family. Mrs. Horner was a sweet, wonderful lady that made everyone she touched feel like they were most important person in the world. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed. God bless.
Bobby Drummond
July 21, 2021
Thoughts, prayers, and sympathies as you honor your mother and grandmother. May you feel the warmth of the arms of God comforting you in your loss
Joe and Robin Wetzel
July 21, 2021
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