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.