Dorothy Mae Via, age 81, of Collinsville, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
She was born October 5, 1935 in Patrick County to the late Riley and Eldean O’Dell Gilley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard M. Via of 61 years; brothers, Jesse Gilley and Marvin Gilley; sisters, Marie White, Ethel Fulcher, Inez Hollandsworth, Deborah Gilley; and step-son, Earl “Butch” Via.
She was a member of Amazing Grace Baptist Church and attended Bible Baptist Church until her health no longer allowed.
She is survived by 3 children; Diane Jones and Mark Via of the home; Donald (Michelle) Via of Penhook; sisters, Barbara Moore of Martinsville, Judy Nester of Fredericksburg, Jane Gilley of Rocky Mount; brother, Paul Gilley of Bassett; beloved nanny to grandchildren; Amber Stone (Jarrett) of Callands; Heather Via of Collinsville and Morgan Via of Penhook; great grandchildren; Caraline Lawrence, Mason Lawrence and Matthew Stone of Callands; special “grandchildren”; Kiss and Russell.
Family will receive friends at the residence on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.