Virginia Lorraine Dudding

“ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me”…II Timothy 4:7-8

Virginia Lorraine Dudding, 95, of Maybrook Community, Newport, departed this life Monday

noon, September 30, 2013 at her home in the loving care of family and caregivers after a long illness. Born in Newport on July 17, 1918 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Sarah Emily Dennis Martin. She was a 1936 graduate of Newport High School, a beloved mother and grandmother and a Christian Lady, member of Lucas Memorial Christian Church. She was the devoted wife of the late Oscar Berlin Dudding in a good old fashioned marriage that lasted seventy-two years. She was also preceded in death by her son “Butch” Oscar B. Dudding, Jr., a great-grandson Joshua Dudding, her brothers Paul and Jack Martin, and her step-mother Lilly Huffman Martin.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son Benjamin R. Dudding and his wife Judy Williams Dudding of Newport; her daughter-in-law Joyce Thomas Dudding of Pembroke; her four grandchildren; her three great-grandchildren including a special little Brooke Carter that was a light in her life), her devoted and always helpful nephews Doug and Darrell Martin of Newport; and her faithful and skilled caregivers Angela and Ricky Slate.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 12:00 noon in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Entombment will follow in Birchlawn Abbey Mausoleum in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.