Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Eleanor Louise Timberlake Eddleton

January 23, 1922May 16, 2020

ended her earthly journey at age 98 to meet her heavenly Father.

Louise was predeceased by her parents, Verna Baker and John Cabell Timberlake; her sister, Edna Parker, and her brothers Frank Timberlake and Edmund (Pete) Timberlake; her husbands Raymond Jenkins Holt and Jackson (Jack) Eddleton; and son, Richard Calvin Holt. She is also now reunited with her beloved dog, Sam.

She is survived by her daughters Harriet Holt Jennings (Edwin Cassell) and Janet Frances Holt; her grandchildren Steven Baker Jennings (Gail) and Claire Louise Ramasamy (Ratha); her great-grandchildren, Holt, Kannan and Harriet Ramasamy, and Henry Jennings. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many lifelong friends.

Louise attended Dumbarton School in Henrico County and was in the 1940 graduating class of Thomas Jefferson High School, Richmond, VA. She worked as a switch board operator for the telephone company during World War II. She drove the school bus for Rockville Elementary in Hanover County then worked as school secretary at Elmont Elementary before holding that position at Dumbarton Elementary; retiring from Henrico County Schools in 1984 where she received a life membership in the PTA.

An active church member of St. Peter’s Methodist in Montpelier, Bethlehem Baptist and Mt. Vernon Baptist in Henrico, she taught Sunday and Bible School and sang in the church choir. She was a member of a singing group called the “Sun Bonnets”, and, sang on WRVA Radio. She was also an active volunteer with 4H, guiding her two daughters through programs and camp. Louise loved children and dedicated her life’s work in their service.

A graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday, May 21, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Mount Vernon Baptist Church or Richmond Animal Care and Control. In lieu of casseroles, please donate to your local food bank/pantry.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


Eleanor Louise Timberlake Eddleton

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Wayne & Parker

May 21, 2020

We were touched today to be able to attend the service in the days of COVID19. It was a lovely service and tribute to a very special lady. Harriet and Janet, you did your MOM real proud! We will miss Aunt Louise but look forward to staying in touch with you in the next phase of living without her. She was wonderful and words cannot express our love for her and all of you. The many kindnesses and walking sticks she passed out so freely to all of us are so appreciated and helpful in our journey. This is truly the legacy of a great woman. She and her sister were two of a kind and we were privileged to live in their space. Our love and deep sympathy to you all, Wayne, Ruth and family

Gail Jennings

May 21, 2020

My condolences to Harriet, Janet and the rest of the family. I will remember Nannie’s warm smile, calming way with children and animals, funny stories about her family, and her special recipes for chocolate chip cookies and chocolate mousse pie. When I eat sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving, I will think of her. May she Rest In Peace and shine down on us from heaven. Love, Gail

Kat Narayanan

May 21, 2020

It was a pleasure to have first met you all those years ago and a pleasure to have gotten to know you over these last few years. Thank you for welcoming me to your family, and always taking a keen interest in my time spent in New York. Your memory amazed me! I loved hearing all the stories you have told us over the years about how Richmond used to look when you were growing up as a young lady.
I'm glad we share the same love for Animals. I hope you're up there surrounding by loved ones. Rest in Peace.

Laneida Stevens

May 20, 2020

Louise was one of the sweetest and loving individuals that I have every known. She was always happy and love to see my sister and I when to were able to travel to Richmond. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits with her and looked forward to hearing her latest adventures. Heaven is a much brighter place now with the addition of a new shinning angel. She will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough the be part of her larger family plus all of the friends and neighbors who were fortunate enough to have shared friendships with her.
My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time.


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