Sherman, Lucille Overbey, 100, of Henrico, Va. passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Wm. Lee and Alma Farrar Jones; two brothers, Wm. Jones and Robert Lee Jones; husband, Thomas M. Overbey (d. 1976) and husband, Charles E. Sherman (d. 2009).  She is survived by her daughter, Gale Overbey Payne (Jimmy) and her grandson, Robin O. Payne (Megan).

Lucille was born March 23,1922 on a tobacco farm in rural Charlotte County. At age seventeen she was trained and employed in an FDR New Deal work program as Assistant to the County Clerk at Charlotte Courthouse.  Later, working in Richmond, she married her ballroom dancing partner, Thomas Overbey, and settled in to a happy domestic life.

As a widow, Lucille married Charles Sherman, also a widower, having met on a trip to New Orleans.  They then enjoyed travel together for many years.  She was a doting grandmother, nature lover and cat fancier.  Lucille was the beloved, oldest member of Kenwood United Methodist Church, which she embraced with devotion.

A memorial service will be held at Kenwood UMC in Elmont on Saturday, August 6th at 3:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Kenwood UMC, 11208 Elmont Rd, Ashland, VA 23005 The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is assisting the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Donna Riedel

    28 July 2022 2 years ago

    Thou they may be gone they are not forgotten ❣️ Memories will last a life time ❤️

  2. Betty Crews

    30 July 2022 2 years ago

    Gale and family,
    Thank you so much for reaching out to let us know of your mother’s passing. I was sad to receive this news.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort at this time.
    Lucille was such a sweet lady. My family and I always thought so much of her. I’m sorry we hadn’t seen her in the past few years. We have fond memories of her and speak of her quite often. Take care and cherish your memories in the years to come.

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