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Julia Ann Deskins Tomlin

Julia Ann Deskins Tomlin (née Adams) passed away Jan. 2, 2018 peacefully and surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen Cook Burgess and William Adams and brother, Aubrey Burgess Jr. She was a graduate of Southside Virginia Community College with a business management degree.

She is survived by sisters Lisa (Garris) Johnson of Farmville, Christina Burgess of Farmville, and Ann (Joe) Eriksen of Des Moines, Iowa, brothers William “Jimmy” Adams of Farmville, Tommy and Troy Adams of Dinwiddie, daughters, Tammy (James) Nelson of Chesterfield, Amy Swanson of Farmville, and James Deskins Jr. of Cumberland.

Her biggest joy in life came when she became a grandparent to Madeline, Alana, Matthew, Julianna, Trey, Emmie and Jackson. She loved them all beyond measure and cherished every moment she spent with them.

Julia adored and was close to her nieces Angela Patterson and Ashley Barton and their children. She was blessed in her life with a plethora of close friends and she never met a stranger. Julia was a successful business owner at The Hitchin’ Post and at Julie’s Cafe.

She will be missed tremendously by all who knew her.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Shorter Funeral Home. Family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.