OBITUARY

Adelaide V. Menefee

November 7, 1931February 28, 2019
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Adelaide Virginia Menefee, affectionately known as “Skinny” was born on November 7, 1931, to the late Walter A. Robinson and Mertha D. Carpenter.

Virgnia attended Mount Zion Baptist Church in Atlanthus, VA and was baptized at a early age. She received her education from the George Washington Carver School in Culpeper, VA. In her adult life she married Clifford H. Menefee, Sr.

During her career Virginia was the cook for several promient families in the Washington DC area. In 1979 she started working for Dr. Linda Daniels. One of her duties and the one that gave her the most joy, was the caring for and raising of Jed. The proudest moment in her life was the day Jed married Jill. Having him on her arm escorting her to her seat was a moment she would cherish forever. Virginia worked for the family, our new family, for over 3 decades. Everywhere we went she would announce to anyone she came in contact with that “ I work for Dr. Linda Daniels” Im sure that once she arrives in paradise her first words will be “ I worked for Dr. Linda Daniels”

A few other passions of Virgina were cooking, having someone else to rearrange her furniture (while she gave directions), riding her lawn mower (even when her grass didn’t need cutting) and chatting on the telephone with her family and friends. You had to talk fast because when she was done with the conversation, the dial tone was the next sound you’d hear, whether you were finished talking or not.

On February 28, 2019, Virginia went into eternal rest at her home with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford H. Menefee, Sr., sisters Etta Powell and Ruth Robinson, a brother, Edward Robinson, great aunt, Virginia Davis, two step-children, Clifford Menefee, Jr. and Jacqulyn Tibbs, and one nephew, Donald Robinson, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Bettie Kenny (Eric), a son, Walter Robinson, Sr. (Linda), three step-children, Leroy Menefee (Paula), Barbara Ann Dunn (Joe), and Michael Orange (Avis). Six grandchildren, Andrelle Burke (Anthony), Willie Lacey III (Lola), Walter Robinson Jr., Lamar Robinson, Adelaide and Eloise Davies. Seven great-grandchildren, Ikea (Rolando), Deandre, Nick, Nygeria, Sierra, Layla, and Amerrah. Eight great great-grandchildren, Keadra, Zaleah, Saquan, Zurielle, Joel, Journei, Nariyah, and Aylani. A special niece, Shirley Hogan and three special nephews, Zach, Gary, and Eric Robinson and many others who loved her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in the Chapel of the Clore-English Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow services in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, Virginia.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered to the Menefee family through clore-english.com. The Menefee family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment to Follow Funeral Service
REMEMBERING

Adelaide V. Menefee

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Scott & Michele High

March 5, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Menefee Family, Aunt Linda and Cousin Jed. We learned from you how special Virginia was, and when we did meet her, we immediately experienced how special she was. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our hope is that your treasured memories will bring you comfort and strength.

Ikea Mosley

March 1, 2019

Ikea Mosley

March 1, 2019

To my grandma....I will never forget you and will love you forever and ever. Thank you for everything that you have done for me and thanks for loving me unconditionally. I will never forget all the hot meals, the endless shopping sprees, and just us being together watching our cooking shows and Fox 5. You have instilled so much in me and I am forever grateful for the times we've shared. You will always be in my heart. Until we meet again...

Nate Jasper

March 1, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Menefee Family, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Nate Jasper and Rosa Lee

ANDRELLE BURKE

March 1, 2019

My dearest grandma. I am at a loss for words right now. When you left , a piece of me left also. You were more then my grandma. YOU WERE MY EVERYTHING! I wish a could give you 1 more kiss, make you laugh 1 more time, eat breakfast with you 1 more time. My life has forever changed. Loving you forever.

Mary Hock

March 1, 2019

Virginia was the dear mom to my youngest cousin, Jed. I met Virginia many times and always enjoyed visiting with her. She was an inspiration to all, and she could cook circles around anyone! I also had the opportunity to see her a few times over the recent years as she declined. She always remembered me. I'm thankful for all the joy she brought to Jed's family. My condolences to all. May her memory become a treasure to each of you that are grieving.

Mary Hock

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