Mary Lelia Barksdale Weatherford of South Boston passed away Monday, June 10, 2019.

She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 27, 1925 and was 94 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Richard Thomas Barksdale and the late Irene Tanksley Barksdale.

She was married to the late James Edward Weatherford and was a member of The Revival Center.

Mrs. Weatherford is survived by her children, Grace W. Poole, Ruby W. Rickmond and Donald Weatherford, all of South Boston, and Timothy A. Weatherford of Vernon Hill; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Annie Wallace, of Halifax.

Two daughters, Florence Marie Slayton and Alice Weatherford, her grandchildren, Jamie Rickman and Crystal Slayton Harris, and her siblings, Nadine Ford, Hula Barksdale, Lacy Barksdale, Helen Barksdale Robertson, Bob Barksdale and Clifton Barksdale, also preceded Mrs. Weatherford in death.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home chapel with Danny Brizendine officiating.

Burial will follow in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.