Amanda Brooke Irby

February 3, 1999February 5, 2014
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Amanda Brooke Irby, 15, of Highland Springs passed away on February 5, 2014. Amanda loved the Lord with all of her soul. Her great loves were family and friends. She was deeply passionate about music, fashion, softball, and school. She touched everyone who came to know and love her and was a great friend to all. She had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She was supportive with a beautiful heart and a spirit that will continue to live on for eternity. She loved dogs, the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Yankees. She was so looking forward to driving. She set high expectations for herself wanting to be a counselor with her Master’s degree. Everyone sought her counsel, including mom, because she gave the best advice. She loved her school, teachers, and classes. She was deeply in love with, and made it known how much she loved, her nephews Christopher and Vinny, spending every moment she could with them and they adored her. Amanda shared a bond with and was so close to her sister, Jessica. They enjoyed life together and loved each other immensely. Although their spirits remain alive, here with us all, they are now also enjoying a place like no other…heaven… together, at the foot of Jesus Christ. Amanda was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Joann Irby. Amanda was survived by her sister Jessica Nichole Gallmeyer for only a day and is currently survived by her father, George Irby; mother, Lisa Irby and her companion, Rod Grossé; brother, Tim Irby; grandparents, Paul and Diane Chapman from Sandston; great-grandfather Paul L. Chapman; uncle and aunt, Randy and Caren Chapman; cousin, Olivia Chapman; beloved nephews, Christopher and Vinny Garten and a host of other family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00a.m. at Hanover Church of Nazarene, 8391 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Online condolences may be registered at Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Destinee Ford

January 4, 2016

Amanda, i miss you soooo muchh. Remember gym in 6th grade when we used to always pick on donja, i remember that purple mascara you used to always wear, still cant believe your gone. miss and love you so much..

Kimberly Mitchell

February 3, 2015

Thinking of you as always. Happy Birthday in Heaven Amanda. You are always in my heart.

Nancy Gallmeyer

February 16, 2014

Amanda, the love that you and your sister had for each was like no other. The love you have for the boys was amazing for a young lady your age. You and Jess must be dancing and singing in heaven. I don't like goodbye so I will say see ya for now. Happy Joyous and Free.

Chiquita Riddick

February 15, 2014

I thank God for actually having you as a student since September. I just keep playing back your birthday and you had an early dismissal. I told you Happy Birthday as we joked and picked with each other before you left and I told you to have a good day and see you later. I didn't know that was my last time giving you a hug and speaking to you for the last time. I am thankful for that opportunity to hug and see you smile one more time. May you Rest In Peace without any worries or struggles. You will be truly missed. Until we meet again... ~ Ms. Riddick~

Nancy Garthright

February 14, 2014

My prayers are. With you all. My love is with your family.

Tawan Rice

February 13, 2014

dear Amanda, you will truly be missed. you were a true friend to me & helped me out with a lot. you were the best friend that was a girl who would always lend me their shoes, 24/7. you will be truly missed, but you are now with the great man himeself! GOD!

R.I.P, much love always TAWAN RICE (Richmond, VA)

Brenda&Sherman Burwell (Lotsey & Hardy Tire)

February 12, 2014

We want to convey our heartfelt sympathy in the lost of these two beautiful young ladies, Jessica followed Amanda to continue to take care of her baby sister. They are now in heaven with those beautiful smiles and are in Gods care . Please know that you and all the family will be in our prayers.


February 12, 2014


February 12, 2014

Amanda, I'll miss you forever and ever and I know that the angels are watching over you and Jessie. We had so many good times together and I'll have those memories for a very long time in my heart.
Diane Chapman (Big Mama)

Pam Blowe

February 12, 2014

Lisa, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Know that God will hold you close and comfort you at this very trying time. I will keep you in my prayers!