Anne D. Isley

November 12, 1929July 2, 2018

Anne Dudley Isley, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on July 2, 2018.

Mrs. Isley was born in NC and resided in Norfolk most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernerd Gale Isley. She graduated from North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC as a registered nurse.

Survivors include her sister Kathryn Weeks; 4 children Elizabeth Isley, Gary B. Isley and wife Gabbi, Melissa Gale Isley, Missy Isley Viohl and husband Kenny; eight grandchildren Jason Isley, Barney Isley, Benjamin Kaplan, Shayna Kaplan, Katie Isley, Sollie Kaplan, Kevin Isley and Ali Bresenoff; 8 great grandchildren Kayla, Khaliq, Khamann, Kortney, Evan, Olivia, Serena and Maya; and a large extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 5, 10:00 a.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. A reception will follow in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association as a tribute to her husband Bernerd G. Isley or to the Food Bank.

Friends may offer condolences at


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Jeanie Harris

July 24, 2018

I just found about Anne, and I’m truly sad. She was a love, and I always enjoyed time with her, your dad and the rest of your family. There’s been a lot of loss in our families in the past couple of years, and a lot of sadness. My thoughts are with you. Love to you all.

Karen and David Sherrill

July 5, 2018

Mom was so very special.
Family meant everything to her.
She was a hard working dedicated Registered Nurse, and cared about everyone she knew.
She will be sorely missed, but will live in our hearts.

Jason Isley

July 4, 2018

Granny was a Wonderful Woman.

Kind, considerate, caring, thoughtful, giving , and Loving.

I will always hold close of the memories we shared. Time goes too fast, and I wish we had more.

I am so thankful for the times we had and for the love that you gave to All of us.

To the real Queen: "Thank You and I Love You"

Forever Love;

Jason, Kia, Kayla, Khaliq, Khamaan, Kortney

Melissa Isley

July 2, 2018

My Mom took care of me and loved me.
I admire her and love her more than words can say.