Marva Claudette Bell Whitlock

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Mrs. Marva Claudette Bell Whitlock, "Claudie," was born April 24, 1945 in Powhatan, VA to Irvin and Willie Sue Bell.

        She attended the public schools in Powhatan and graduated from Pocohontas High School in 1963.

        At an early age she was converted and joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where her membership remained.

        Marva departed this life sudddenly on February 16, 1993. She leaves to cherish fond memories her husband, William E. Whitlock; three daughters, Carolyn Edwards of Midlothian, Cathy James of Richmond, and LaTarsha Whitlock of Powhatan; two sons-in-law, Danny Edwards and Ernest James, Jr.; three grandchildren, Ernest III, Erica, and Catherine James; her parents Irvin and Willie Sue Bell of Powhatan; her mother-in-law Lena Page Whitlock; four brothers, Dallin, T.Roger, Irvin Jr. and Edward all of New Jersey; five sisters, Nancy Hendricks and Valerie Gamble of New York, Leah Kirkland of Washington, D.C., Karen Bell and Yvette Bell-Harris of Powhatan; eleven brothers-in-law; eleven sisters-in-law, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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