Lorraine H. Banton, age 90, of Farmville and formerly of Powhatan, passed away on Monday, February 4th, 2019, at the Woodland in Farmville. Her devoted nieces Sheila Mabey and Kim Spillman were by her side. Lorraine, affectionately known as Lolo by her family, was born in Buckingham County on March 28, 1928 to the late Rees Jeff Huddleston and Annie Pearl Huddleston and was the wife of the late Garnett Banton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jeff Jr., Richard and Harry Huddleston and one sister, Carrie H. Morgan.
She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her sisters, Barbara H. Meador and her husband Richard of Cumberland, Dorothy H. Seal and her husband Ralph of Cumberland, her brother Cecil R. Huddleston and his wife Betty Jean of Richmond, her sister-in-law Vivian Huddleston of Lynchburg and her sister-in-law Daisy Taylor of Dillwyn, and many nieces and nephews. Even though Lorraine never had children, she often referred to Sheila, Dick, Kim and Tracy as her children and their children/grandchildren as her grandchildren and they all loved her dearly.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Salem UMC Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P O Box 1112, Dillwyn, VA 23936.
The family would like to thank the Nursing staff and Aides on the Lee Unit at the Woodland, Piedmont Senior Resources and Hospice of Virginia for all of their support during the last few weeks.
Dunkum Funeral Home of Dillwyn is serving the family.
Salem UMC Cemetery Fund
P O Box 1112, Dillwyn VA 23936