Thelma Anderson Fallen, 90, of Keysville passed away on January 16, 2018. Thelma was a devoted Christian and her life reflected that love through her sweet disposition for others. She was an energetic lady who enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family.   Wife of the late James Fallen, she is survived by her daughters, Linda Caporale (Joe), Wendy Gay Wright, and Dawn Bacon (Jeff); her grandchildren Ty Crandol (Suzy), Jacob Bacon (Cara), Wendy Harrison, Leigh Anne Brewster (Brandon) and Todd Wright (Amy); great grandchildren Carrington Brewster, Libby Crandol, Avery Bacon, and Jillian, Berkeley and Harper Wright; and numerous extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 21, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville with interment to follow in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers or food, donations may be sent to the treasurer of Union Grove Baptist Church, 5134 Old Mansion Road, Lunenburg, Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages


    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    Mrs. Fallen was a great lady! Always with a smile and kind greeting, she would ask how you were and about your family. She truly was a walking example of her faith. She will be missed by a lot of people.

  2. Frieda T. Whirley

    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. I pray that the sweet memories you all have of her will comfort and bless you during the days ahead.

  3. Bonnie Gilliam

    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    Mrs. Fallen was a wonderful neighbor for 13 years and one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. So sorry for the loss of this lovely lady.

  4. Connie & Mike Ragsdale

    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    Linda and Joe- Praying for you and your family we are during this time of loss. We rejoice in the fact that your Mom knows the Lord and is with Him today!!!! Praise God!!! We love you guys…Connie & Mike

  5. Janet Anderson Dowdy

    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    She was the sweetest aunt. I fondly remember summers staying in Keysville helping out on the farm watching Aunt Thelma churn butter and making her own biscuits. I always thought she was so beautiful. Rest in peace lovely lady and I know my dad is glad to be with you.

  6. Sari Goff

    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    Thelma was a sweet lady who stayed with my aunt for years as a companion. I am so thankful for her loving ways and we send our sympathy to her family.

  7. Peggy Glasscock Benton

    18 January 2018 6 years ago

    Mrs. Fallen was almost like a second mother. She was a sweet lady who dearly loved her family. I have fond memories of her. My condolences to Gay and her family.

  8. Janice McKinney Daniel

    19 January 2018 6 years ago

    So sorry for your loss Dawn.

  9. Cheri Chumley Shorter

    19 January 2018 6 years ago

    Thelma was a second mother to me growing up. She had such a kind heart and loved her family more than anything. Although it has been many years since I’ve seen her, I thought of her and her family often. She will be greatly missed.

  10. Lisa Wilkerson

    19 January 2018 6 years ago

    To the Fallen family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Fallen’s passing. She was a good church friend, neighbor, and coworker to my Mom and just an inspiration to me growing up. I always admired her strength, elegance, kindness, grace, and dignity. When my Mom passed, she made sure to send me a sweet sympathy card. And I will forever be grateful for her thinking of me. I know the family and community will miss her. God Bless.

  11. Annette Wallace

    19 January 2018 6 years ago

    As I was growing up and my grandmother was living I always knew at least one person was praying for me. I knew Mama Thelma prayed for me. When I was with her I felt so loved. I knew she went to God on my behalf. She was precious. She was a true example of a disciple of Jesus. I have been so blessed by her family especially her sweet daughter Wendy. I ask our Heavenly Father to wrap all her loved ones in His loving care. BLESSED – that is what we all are for having the privilege of knowing her. See you in Heaven Mama Thelma. With much love. Annette

  12. Donna Wilkerson Waterman

    19 January 2018 6 years ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mother as a very sweet and kind lady when I attended Union Grove church. My children met her at the church and whenever I saw her throughout the years she always asked about them. She was always so kind and always smiling.

  13. Deborah trammell

    19 January 2018 6 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss I just lost my mom just a few months ago it still doesn’t seem real I remover mrs fallen when I was younger she was a sweet person and a good friend of my moms god bless her awways

  14. Lyn Burr

    20 January 2018 6 years ago

    Dear Linda, Gaye, Dawn and Family,
    For now, you are saying Good Bye to the bittersweetness of your loss and concern of the last several months. But I also know even now your hearts are beginning to fill with the essence of her sweetness, love and strength which will be with you forever and forever. Such is the gift of God.
    Lyn and George Burr

  15. Donald Fallen

    20 January 2018 6 years ago

    Thelma was such a good hearted lady. My heart goes out to the family!❤❤

  16. Edith Ann Austin

    21 January 2018 6 years ago

    We we’re blessed to enjoy your mother company during meals at the woodland. She was a gracious lady. Jack, Edith Ann, Katherine, and friends.

  17. Troy Foote

    21 January 2018 6 years ago

    We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful, kind lady. Your family will be in our prayers. I know Baba will be happy to see her.

  18. Jan Francisco

    24 January 2018 6 years ago

    Linda, Gay, Dawn and family..
    I am so very sorry to just hear about Thelma’s passing. Your Mom was absolutely one of the sweetest ladies I ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was not only beautiful on the outside, but just as beautiful on the inside. I know you will miss her terribly but know she is rejoicing in heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you..

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