Mary Eunice Sexton, 82, of Sexton Lane, Newport, departed this life Friday morning, October 2, 2015 at her home in the care of her loving family and Carilion Hospice. She was born in Maybrook, Giles County, on August 14, 1933, a daughter of the late James Luther and Mary Ellen Lang Cumbee. She was a beloved Christian wife, mother and grandmother expressing her faith in the nurture of Pearisburg Christ Fellowship in Pearisburg. Eunice was preceded in death by her brothers Willard, Warren, Chapman, Frank, Wilson, William, Isaac, Rudolph, and Albert Cumbee, and her sisters Maggie Cumbee, Elizabeth Cumbee, and Laura Sarver. She was the last living member of this precious family.
Eunice leaves to cherish her memories her beloved husband Robert Lee Sexton; her daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Ronnie Martin of Pearisburg; her sons and daughters-in-law Jerry L. and Debbie Sexton of Owensburg, KY, Bobby Dwayne and Deena Sexton of Blacksburg, VA, Jeffrey Lynn and Peggy Sexton of Dublin; her eleven grandchildren and her twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2 pm in Pearisburg Christ Fellowship with Pastor David Bracken and Pastor Greg Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery at Newport, VA. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 noon until 2 pm before the services. The Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.