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Velda Knapp Sigley

March 1, 1957 — June 18, 2022

Velda Knapp Sigley

Velda Elizabeth Knapp Sigley, 65, passed away on June 18, 2022. She was born on March 1, 1957, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.  The daughter of the late Ralph Norman Knapp and the late Etta Marie (Hevener) Knapp of Monterey, VA.  She was married to the late Roger Sigley.


She was a beloved wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a member of Monterey United Methodist Church and attended Beth Car Baptist Church.  She graduated from Highland High School in Monterey, VA. She was an avid gardener, loved cooking and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds from her porch.


In addition to her late parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Fortner, and brother Kenneth A. Knapp.


Velda Elizabeth Knapp Sigley is survived by:

Her Sons

Christopher Shawn Fortner and wife Lisa of Morgantown, WV

Jason Lynn Fortner of Morgantown, WV

One Granddaughter

Aubrianna Paige Fortner


Walter N. Knapp and wife Anna of Halifax, VA

Ruth M. Botkin of Verona, VA

Host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephew, Cousins, and Friends


A special thank you to her caregivers, Walter and Anna Knapp and special nephew, Jamie Lynn Knapp.


A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Reginald Warren officiating.  


For memorials, please consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

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