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Florence V. Verbeke Formerly Of Dillwyn Dies In New Jersey

NEW JERSEY, Feb. 24 – Florence Virginia Verbeke, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 12, 2009. She was born July 4, 1917 in Dillwyn to Frank and Mattie Jamerson.

After many years of employment with RCA, she owned, operated and retired from the Brick Carvel where she was affectionately known as “Gram.” She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard “Buster” Gunther; loving son, William Gunther; great-grandson, Zachary Morgan; brothers, Earnest (Dillwyn), Marshall (Baltimore, MD), Lindy (Dillwyn), and E. Wayne (Winginia) Jamerson; sisters, Louise Drewry (Balti-more, MD), Ruby Duncan (Powhatan) and Mamie Bryant (Winginia).

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jack Verbeke; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jeane and Daniel Newman and son and daughter-in-law “Buddy” Ray and Arlene Gunther; brothers, Emmett and wife, Carolyn of Charlotte, NC, and Andrew and wife, Dorothy of Powhatan; 11 grandchildren and spouses, Richard and Jeannie Newman, Susan and Richard Morgan, Caryl Scherer, BJ and Robert Stocker, Daniel and Romayne Newman, Donald and Janine Newman, William Jr. and Kathy Gunther, Richard Gunther, Anna and Jason Silva, Kelly and Brian Scott, and Ray Gunther Jr.; 14 great-grandchildren, Shannon and husband, Mike, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Leann, Jennilee, Emmilee, Caroline, Jacqueline, William III, Nicholas, Kyle, Isabella, Victoria, Lucas and many nieces and nephews.

All services were held in New Jersey.

A memorial donation may be made in her name to Meridian Hospice at Home, 1340A Campus Parkway, Neptune, NJ 07753.

Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, New Jersey, served the family.