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January 30, 2021

Gay Lynn "Punkin" Twitty of Covington, VA, transitioned to her eternal home, Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her residence. She was born February 9, 1949 to the late Joyce Muriel Mack White and David Coles in Clifton Forge, VA. Gay Lynn attended Watson High School and went on to graduate from Covington High School in 1967 following integration. She later attended Virginia Seminary and College (now Lynchburg College) in Lynchburg, VA. She worked at W.T. Grant and retired from Kmart after working numerous years. She also worked for many years for the Electoral Board for the City of Covington, VA. Gay Lynn joined First Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the A.M. Mosley Choir and various other organizations. She was one of the founding members of the Concerned Christian Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess Board, a member of the W.O. Hickman Choir, the Usher Board, and the Women's Fellowship. She was also a member of the Sunday School, Bible Study, and was the Youth Leader for many years, as well as one of the Third Sunday Breakfast Cooks. She was an active member of Meals on Wheels, the Nursing Home Ministry, and Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army. She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Muriel, father David Coles; John and Geraldine Pierce, and brother David "Colgate" Coles. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 34 years, Gary Wayne "Joe" Twitty, only daughter Nikki Coles Jones (Oscar) of Roanoke, VA; grandsons Zavier and Jayden Jones; sisters Linda Venable and Gloria Pierce both of Covington, VA; Pamela Cannon (Charlie) of Portsmouth, VA; Brenda Holloway of Covington, VA; Cassandra DeCohen of Charlotte, NC; Donna Goodson (George) of East Windsor, NJ; Aunt, Audrey (Dottie Mae) Mack of Covington, VA; nieces Stacie Cannon, Joyletta Lemon, and LaShonda Hairston; nephews Lewis Venable III, Darren Venable and Ryan Cannon; 3 sisters-in-law, 6 brothers-in-law, numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Extended family, Helen Harris, Kathy Harris, Laura Waddy and special friend, Mary Heighter. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. William O. Hickman III officiating. The family will receive their friends at Arritt Funeral Home from noon until service time. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, guests attending the service are asked to wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing. The family asks that those wishing to make memorial contributions in Mrs. Twitty's name do so to: Concerned Christian Baptist Church, 329 E Cherry St, Covington, VA 24426. Cemetery Information Saturday, February 6, 2021 Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:33 AM Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426
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Judith Persinger

Apr 18, 2024

So sorry Kathy and all the family for ur loss. Prayers and thoughts with you all.

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Juanita & Kenneth Helton

Apr 18, 2024

I know the angels are rejoicing ,!!!! I know you are Shouting & Praising the Lord ,we will miss you my sister in Christ 😔

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Apr 18, 2024

The boys begged for his attention. One bought a brand new Harley just to try and get Bob to ride with him and never did. He ran around with others. There was no Christian anything, wasn't allowed to talk about Jesus. The boys are in and out of prison, one is all over the internet and in prison for destroying property and beating on women. He partied his whole life putting himself first breaking his kids and hearts through it all. The parents partied and used the kids as bait between the other kids family,it's a mess that left everyone in the family a miserable mess. Everyone knows who he really is, and his wife. She would enable her sons to beat on women and help them do it while the women begged her for help she and Bob would just laugh at them and do nothing to.the boys. There was no relationship between the kids and Bob, the kids tried so hard they went mental, emotional, anger/rage problems. This is a very rough bunch yet still prayers for their loss and that they truly find Christ sincerely.

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Pam Shields

Apr 18, 2024

Kathy, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Robert. I remember his sense of humor.

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Gail Tucker

Apr 18, 2024

Stanley,Donna, Meghan, Tyler and all the family I am so very sorry for your loss. Elsie was a dear freeing and a mentor for so many women who worked with her over the year. She was one of strongest woman of faith I have ever known. I will miss her deeply

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Tim morgan

Apr 18, 2024

Love n Prayers

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Joyce Clark

Apr 18, 2024

Elsie was a wonderful friend. A great neighbor to my mom(Irene) Donna and Stanley our prayers are certainly with you and may GOD continue to bless you.

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Daniel Childs

Apr 17, 2024

Bobby and Julie, so sorry to hear about Uncle Robert. I will always remember the times we spent at your house in Williamsburg, his humor and kindness.

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Sherri Thompson

Apr 17, 2024

Bobby and Julie
Sorry for your loss!
Much love and hugs 💕

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Maxine McCoy

Apr 17, 2024

Robert w always like a little brother to me. I loved his beautiful smile and sense of humor. Rest in peace Robert we will miss you .

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Donna Meador

Apr 17, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. May peace a be comfort for family and friends.

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Carolyn McCormack Hinkle

Apr 17, 2024

So sorry for your loss
Kathy

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