Mrs. Mary Ellen Hensley Battle of Holly Court, Halifax, died Monday, Nov. 1, at South Boston Health & Rehabilitation at the age of 78.

Mrs. Battle was born on June 20, 1943, in South Boston to the late Mr. Clarence Hensley and Mrs. Florence Hensley.

Mrs. battle is survived by one daughter, Cheri Smith (Gary Smith Jr.) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two sons, Lionel Hensley (Verrett) of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Darren Caison (Angela) of South Boston; three sisters, Sarah Jackson, Alma “Louise” Edmonds and Darlene Hensley, all of South Boston; one brother: Clarence “Bubba” Hensley Jr. (Rosa Lee) of Alexandria; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and beloved friends.

A memorial service will be held virtually on Zoom (meeting ID: 867 7126 6391 passcode: 573757) on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4:04 p.m. Send any cards, flowers, etc. to the family at the following address: Darren Caison, 1080 Holly Court, Halifax, VA 24558.

To request an electronic obituary in PDF format, email maryellenbattle1943@gmail.com.

The family would like to thank you in advance for all expressions of love and condolences.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.