Boliek, Annie Madeline Collier, age 91, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on April 16, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 55 years, William Howard “Billy” Boliek; one infant son; her parents, Lee Roy Collier and Lottie Hailey Collier; sister, Marie Collier Thompson; and a brother, Lee Roy Collier, Jr.  Surviving are her son, William Collier Boliek of Keysville, VA; daughter, Beverley B. Jones and husband, Kolen S. Jones of Chesterfield, VA; daughter, Susan B. Blessing and husband, Donald C. Blessing of Farmville, VA; four grandsons, William Garold Martindale and wife Micheline of Berryville, VA; Brian Collier Jones of Baltimore, MD; Stephen Bradley Jones of Chesterfield, VA; and Jon-Logan Jones of Dallas, TX; two great-granddaughters, Lucy Mae and Annie Sommer Martindale of Berryville, VA; two step-grandsons, Jason A. Blessing of Syracuse, NY; and Nicholas S. Blessing of Ashburn, VA; and a very special “Adopted by Love” daughter, Dennis Evelyn Young of Richmond, VA.

Madeline was a member of Drakes Branch Baptist Church where she served in many capacities during her years of attendance. She served as Deputy Treasurer for 12 years prior to being elected in 1972, as Treasurer of Charlotte County, working until her retirement in 1999.  She was an active member of the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia and served as its Secretary for 6 years.  In 1991, she was named Treasurer of the year for the State of Virginia.  In retirement, she was instrumental in organizing the Retired Treasurers of Virginia, and served as its Secretary for 4 years.

She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and met her goal of touring all 50 states. Her travels enabled her to meet new people and form lasting friendships.  Madeline loved visiting with the sick and shut-ins until her health began to decline, at which time she became a resident of The Haven at Brandermill Woods in Midlothian, VA.  Keeping up with former classmates was one of her great joys.  She especially enjoyed attending Reunions with her husband and his Naval Seabee buddies, even after Billy’s death in 2001.  More than anything on this earth, Madeline loved her family

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Brandermill Woods for their compassionate and loving care given to their mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Charlotte County Rescue Squad, or the Drakes Branch Fire Department.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Drakes Branch Baptist Church in Drakes Branch, VA, at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m., prior to service. Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte C. H., VA, immediately following the service.  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. David Watts

    16 April 2018 8 months ago

    She was a wonderful woman , always pleasant, Great Couple She and Billy

  2. Betsy Newcomb Ling

    17 April 2018 8 months ago

    Paddlin was a grand person. It was an honor to have been her friend! Blessings, peace, love and thoughts to all of you! I loved her.

  3. Albert Spengler

    17 April 2018 8 months ago

    Madeline was like a second grandmother to me. I will miss her very much. She took me under her wings as I began working with the Treasurers’ Association back in the 1980’s. She and Billy were very special people. I remember sitting with her in the hospital during Billy’s last days. I feel so sad that I won’t be able to pay my last respects in person due to prior commitment–I will be at a conference out-of-state. God bless you all and keep you all in his tender loving hands.

    I always find much comfort in the hymn “I know that my Redeemer lives” It is sung at funerals in my family.

    I know that my Redeemer lives;
    what comfort this sweet sentence gives!
    He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
    He lives, my everliving Head.

    7 He lives and grants me daily breath;
    He lives and I shall conquer death;
    He lives my mansion to prepare;
    He lives to bring me safely there.

    8 He lives, all glory to His name!
    He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
    Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
    “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

    May these words comfort you all as they comfort me at the loss of a very dear and much loved friend.

  4. Fred W Parker

    17 April 2018 8 months ago

    This lady lover her God, family, and county like no other. She was a true Southern lady. She was a good friend. She treated everyone with respect and never a harsh word. They broke the mold when she was born! It was an honor to know her and count her as your friend.

    Fred Parker
    Treasurer
    Washington County VA

  5. Betty Faye & Lloyd Mull

    18 April 2018 8 months ago

    Madeline was a special lady and I always enjoyed being in her company. Our “Meherrin Group” will really miss her as she was so faithful about attending our monthly gatherings as long as she was able. She was one of 3 women that started this group & was loved by all.

  6. Brenda Branch

    18 April 2018 8 months ago

    So sorry for your loss , praying for your comfort..

  7. Linda Davis James

    19 April 2018 8 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss!!! Much love and prayers lifted up for you and your families.

  8. Tracy Carmichael

    19 April 2018 8 months ago

    Susan,
    I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless and comfort each of you during this time.

  9. Dale N Lindsey

    20 April 2018 8 months ago

    I will always remember with great joy the special times I spent with Madeline . I loved her dearly. She will always live in my thoughts. Thinking about you all.
    Love,
    Dale Nichols Lindsey

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