Frances Chorey

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 16, 2009

Frances L. Chorey
SUFFOLK—Frances Lam Chorey, 91, died Oct. 14, 2009.
A native of Lexington and the daughter of James W. Lam and Mamie P. Lam, she graduated from Madison College and then taught school in Buena Vista.
She was married for 36 years to T. Vincent Chorey of Suffolk, the owner of Chorey Motors Inc. from 1938-70, who predeceased her by 29 years.
Survivors include her two sons, Thomas V. Chorey Jr. and wife Bettye J. of Atlanta, Ga. and William L. Chorey and wife Gloria H. of Suffolk; four grandchildren, William L. Chorey Jr. and wife Lauren S., Hunter C. Chorey and wife Mika R., Christina L. Chorey and Kendall P. Chorey; three brothers, J. Caldwell Lam, Wilfred P. Lam and wife, Margaret K. and Kenneth M. Lam and wife Eleanor G.
The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to her special caregivers over the years.
Mrs. Chorey was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, and, as importantly, a devoted Christian friend to all who knew her. Her life was a living testimony to her deep faith in Jesus Christ.
She was a founding member of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church.
She also hosted the first Coffee to introduce an international organization, Stonecroft Christian Women’s Club, to Suffolk in 1985.
Her home was considered to be the Club headquarters, since her hospitality was available for the club’s every need.
The Club’s national executive personnel lived with her for some time, working with her to establish its foundation.
Her whole purpose in life was to honor and glorify the Lord, and she withheld nothing. The club continues to meet monthly at the Hilton Garden Inn.
To those who knew and loved her, there is absolute certainty about her eternal residence in Heaven. We grieve below because we will miss her earthly presence.
A Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Suffolk, at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Burial will be private.
R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, at 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434 or the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 NW 9th Avenue/ Bob Hope Road, Bob Hope Road Miami, Fla. 33136-1494 or on the web at
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