Thelma Terrell Bibbs
March 5, 1919 - March 2, 2012
Thelma Terrell Bibbs departed this life at the ripe age of 92 on March 2, 2012, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, with family by her side. She was born to the late Frederick Braxton Terrell and Ella Ferris Terrell on March 5, 1919. She was educated and attended church in Rochelle, Virginia.
Thelma worked for several years as a cook and housekeeper for three doctors who resided in Orange County. She soon became well-known for her cooking abilities and was recognized by many as the best cook in the area. She was sought out on a regular basis to make dishes for church dinners, birthdays, and other special occasions. Her pies and cakes were requested the most. Family and friends loved to sit around her kitchen table chatting, laughing, and eating. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved to cook for them and play with them. They kept her young at heart and brought her much joy until the very end.
Mrs. Bibbs is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Barron "Tulor" Bibbs; two sons, Judd "Dick" Franklin and Calvin Franklin; three step-sons, William Nelson Bibbs, James Melvin "Skinny" Bibbs and Franklin McKinley Bibbs. She leaves to cherish her memory, five daughters; Margaret (Fillmore) Strother of Rochelle, VA, Janice (Earl) Green of South Boston, VA, Pauline Terrell of Alexandria, VA, Alice (James) Spotswood of Madison, VA, and Yvonne (Kevin) Logan of Richmond, VA; one step-daughter, Margaret Franklin of Rochelle, VA; one sister, Mary Johnson of Baltimore, MD; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, plus a host of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; cousins, and friends.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
The viewing and visitation will be held on Saturday, March 10th at Antioch Baptist Church, 1165 Mud Road, Madison, Virginia 2272 (map/directions) from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m., the Reverend Frank D. Lewis, officiating. Interment, Main Uno Baptist Church Cemetery, Rochelle, Virginia (map/directions).
Arrangements by Phillip Bell Sr. and Winona Morrissette-Johnson, P.A.
Please send all floral tributes directly to Antioch Baptist Church the morning of the service.
Viewing & Visitation - Antioch Baptist Church, Madison - 9:00 a.m.
Funeral Service - Antioch Baptist Church, Madison, 11:00 a.m.
Interment - Main Uno Baptist Church Cemetery, Rochelle