Mrs. Vanvassel Overbey Terry, “Van,” died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at the age of 89.

Mrs. Terry was born in Charlotte County on April 11, 1932, to the late Daniel Overbey and Harriett Anna Thomas Overbey and was married to the late Deacon Harvey C. Terry Sr. She was a member of St. Paul C.M.E Church.

Mrs. Terry is survived by two daughters, Belva T. Owen of South Boston, and Christine Terry-Warren of Fort Washington, Maryland; three sons, Harvey C. Terry and S. Donnell Terry, both of Halifax, and Richard Terry of Capitol Heights, Maryland; two grandchildren she raised, Jermaine Terry and Shavone  “Nikki” Terry; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; 13 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers; five sisters; and one great grandson, Ontario Epperson.

Graveside services and interment will be both held at St. Paul CME Church, Halifax.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A facemask and social distancing will be required.

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