Louise A. Withers, 92, of Warsaw, Virginia peacefully departed her Earthly life on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Louise was the daughter of Samuel Anderson, Sr. and Katie Martin Anderson and the widow of Morris L. Withers. She was a retired weaver for H. Warshow Textile Company, Tappahannock, VA. She was a devoted member of Totuskey Baptist Church.
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Louise was born in Essex County and lived briefly as a child in Caroline County, then moved to Richmond County when she was very young where she made her life and raised her family. She was a devoted Christian. With her fellow church ladies, she visited shut-ins and spent time helping her community. Louise loved to cook, grow flowers and word search puzzles. Her family will miss her dearly.
Louise was predeceased by her parents, husband and two sons, Larry and Donnie Withers. She was also predeceased by her brothers, James O. and Samuel L. Anderson and sister, Virginia Sprouse. Surviving are her sons, Robert Withers (Carolyn) and Jimmy Withers (Phyllis), daughter Patsy Hand (David) and sister-in-law, Peggy Sanders and special nephew, Jerry Withers. Louise also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Lisa Underwood, Kevin Withers, Vicky Morris, Betsy Dzula, Robbie Withers, Randy Withers, Kristie Jenkins, Jon Hand, and Justin Hand; her eight cherished great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Kathryn, Sam, Will, Briana, Emily, McKenzie and Jacob. Also left to cherish Louise’s memory are her “special kids”, Gail and Randy Smith, Debbie and Billy Douglas, Tommy and Lisa Self, Susan and Westley Woolard, and Caroline and Steve Weiskircher. Louise also leaves behind her special friend, Ruby King.
A funeral service for Louise will be held at Totuskey Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, with the Reverend David Dunaway officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to honor her great love for animals to the Richmond County Animal Shelter, 13207 Historyland Highway, Warsaw, VA 22572.
Pallbearers will be: Sam Dzula, Tommy Self, Randy Smith, Mark Sprouse, Randy Withers, Robbie Withers, Wallace Withers, and Noah Weiskircher.