Geneva Bunch

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Geneva C. Bunch
SUFFOLK—Mary Geneva Chappell Bunch, 87, died July 25, 2009, at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, after a brief illness.
Having been a resident of Suffolk for most of her life she had resided at the Village at Woods Edge in Franklin for the past three years.
Mrs. Bunch was born in Chowan County on Dec. 11, 1921 to the late Lydia C. Copeland and Charlie C. Chappell.
She was a homemaker who loved family gatherings, her church and her soap operas.
She was a longtime member of the Lois Bible Class Adult VII and the former Rosemary Register Circle.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, J. Hillard Bunch Sr., one son, Richard Lynn Bunch and four siblings.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph H. Bunch Jr. (Brenda) of Williamsburg, Phillip B. Bunch (Valerie) of Winston-Salem, N.C., Bruce W. Bunch (Michelle) of Lorton and daughter, Donna B. Nichols of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Traci, Rusty, Kristin, Jennifer, Ryan, Andy and Tyler; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services was held at R.W. Baker Funeral Home on Tuesday by the Rev. Charles Thompson.
Burial followed at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 237 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434.
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