Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Alice S. Vencill

February 18, 1947September 29, 2019

VENCILL, Alice Jean Sutherland, 72, of Mechanicsville, Va went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 29, 2019. She was born in Tazewell, Va on February 18, 1947, the daughter of Howard L. Sutherland, Sr. and Nellie M. Sutherland. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her brothers, Roger L. Sutherland and Jerry W. Sutherland. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert M. Vencill; three daughters, Lisa Owens (Emmitt), Kimberly Helie (Mike), and Karen Capehart (Chris); four grandchildren, Hannah Traylor, Kaitlyn Owens, Courtney Owens, and Brody Bonesteel; four sisters, Nellie "Liz" Noel, Bonnie Stevenson, Linda Waddell (George), Wanda "Sue" Ervine; two brothers, Howard Sutherland, Jr. and the Rev. Bob Sutherland (Debbie); four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and 22 nieces and nephews. Alice was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the Ashland Church of God. The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Spring Arbor Cottages of Richmond and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care, love and compassion shown to Alice. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va 23116. A funeral service will follow at the chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Dill and the Rev. Bob Sutherland officiating, with interment at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Rd., Hanover, Va 23069. Pallbearers will be Chris Capehart, Mike Helie, Mason McCarty, Stephen Melton, Lavoy Myers, and Rick Vial. ** PLEASE DO NOT SEND ROSES DUE TO SEVERE FAMILY ALLERGY! ** In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Ashland Church of God, 407 Myrtle St., Ashland, Va 23005 or the Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, October 4, 2019


Alice S. Vencill

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Kim Spangler

October 3, 2019

To Robert, Lisa, Kim & Karen,

While I know your heart is hurting, you can take comfort knowing that Alice was a wonderful example of what a true sold out christian should be. She walked out her faith in everyday life and did not waiver. Alice and (Buddy) were wonderful to our family and we have great memories of those times. I can take comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior and is in no more pain or suffering.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Diann Burke

October 1, 2019

I’m so sorry you had to let your mom go. It is very hard. But knowing that she is at peace and rest I hope will bring you comfort. She will always be near you. Just a whisper away.

Edna sends her thoughts and prayers to you all.