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Mary Lelia Barksdale Weatherford

January 27, 1925 — June 10, 2019

Mary Lelia Barksdale Weatherford

Mary Lelia Barksdale Weatherford of South Boston, VA passed away June 10, 2019.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on January 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.


She was a member of The Revival Center.  


Mary Weatherford is survived by:

Her Children

Gracie W. Poole of South Boston

Ruby W. Rickman of South Boston

Donald Weatherford of South Boston

Timothy A. Weatherford of Vernon Hill

Nine Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren


Annie Wallace of Halifax


***Preceded in death by***

Two Daughters

Florence Marie Slayton and Alice Weatherford


Jamie Rickman and Crystal Slayton Harris


Nadine Ford, Hula Barksdale, Lacy Barksdale, Helen Barksdale Robertson, Bob Barksdale, and Clifton Barksdale


A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Danny Brizendine officiating. Burial to follow in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.


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


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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