Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Ruby Dacres

November 20, 1938August 29, 2019
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Ruby Dacres was born on November 20, 1938 and passed away on August 29, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 8, 2019


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Audrey Blake

September 13, 2019

Awesome childhood memories of her in both the church and the wider community in Jamaica. She was the quintessential ,sophisticated and dignified lady par excellence! Always polite, classy , witty and exuberant. Sis Dacres was my son's God-mother. May her soul find perpetual rest in our Saviour. The predeceased Ebenezer Baptist crew is waiting to welcome you in Heaven. RIP Sis Dacres. 🙏🏾

Connie Scarlett-Notice

September 10, 2019

I knew Mrs. Dacres through her son in Jamaica. May she SIP. My condolences to my dearest friend Glen and family.

Ordena Thompson

September 9, 2019

My aunt Bea was a beautiful, vivacious, smart, classy, dignified lady.
She was very strong and she loved life.
She took care of me for three of my formative years.

I looked up to her and marvelled at her tenacity.
She had a way of expressing her opinions that made you sure that, that was the right way.

Her son Glen, exemplifies her strength and integrity.
And I know that she is over the moon proud of him and his accomplishments.

I have so many great memories of my aunt Bea that I will always treasure and reminisce about with my family as the years go on.
She was a woman of God and know that she is resting in the Lords care.
I love you aunt Bea.
Rest in wonderful peace.

Love always.

Denise Evans Smith

September 9, 2019

Mrs Dacres such a beautiful soul. Rest in Eternal Peace and God’s abiding love. Praying you find comfort Glen.
Denise and Ena Evans
Jubilee Baptist Church and Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Natacha Astramskas

September 9, 2019

My dear Aunt B,

One of my fondest memories of you is from my early childhood. We shared a birthday dinner where you taught me everything I needed to know about the etiquette of "a fine lady". When dining; where my utensils should be placed, what fork to use with my salad, how to fold a cloth napkin. You taught me how to dress; what is the appropriate dress length, which shoes I should wear. I remember every lesson you gave me with every detail. I remember every word you said. You were so inspiring, so classy. Such a Fine Lady. It saddens me that your grand-nieces won't get to experience the woman you were. I will show them everything I learned from you and will hold these memories deep within my heart.
Rest peacefully my dear lady.

Glendon Herdsman

September 9, 2019

A mother and child connection are so profound. It is an unbreakable bond. It feels almost impossible to put words to the love I feel for my mother, but I will try.
Mom suffered a major stroke in January 2008. An event that left her unable to speak, and partially disabled on her right side. Although there was lack of verbal communication, we managed to connect through the eyes and her effervescent smile.
In my mother’s life there was hardship, but also huge blessings. Her death, as is often the case, was similar to her life as a whole in this way. It was an invaluable experience to have, along with my family, been by my mother's side in her final days and nights, and I am amazed to recollect the bright, warm, large look in her eyes when she saw familiar faces.
She was a fighter and her incredible tenacity showed up in her strong will to live despite the ailments in the latter years of her life. In her final moments the peace and tranquility that came over my mom’s face was breathtaking. She was beautiful and glorious as an angel as she smiled and transitioned out of this world and into the next. For sure she had agreed to pass on and by the ecstatic look on her face I rest knowing mom was greeted by her loved ones who went before her.
My mother was 17 when she gave birth to me. I always felt close to my mother. But our relationship was a paradox. On the surface the way we have lived our lives may seem contrary. However, in spite of traditional and generational differences, our core strengths and beliefs were so similar; and it was the spirit with which my mother imparted her love that exceeded all our differences.
My mother’s core motivating force was LOVE and it was her love that has had a profound impact on the essence of who I am. My mother lives on in my heart.
She gave me the foundation on which my whole life is built. A calling to live a life of service and to help make the world a better place. I will forever love you mother.

Pauline Miller

September 7, 2019

Miss B you will surely be missed. What I can truly say about Ms. B is that she was a pleasant lady. Whenever I saw Ms. B and greeted her she always has a big smile on her face. My sincere condolences to the family and most of all to her one of a kind son Glendon who took care of his mother to the end. RIP. Ms. B!!

Janet Garwood

September 7, 2019

Miss B i will continue to sing one of your favorite song smile a while and give your face a rest raise your hands to the one you love the best you would have tried to sing with me and do the actions God bless your sweet soul. Glen i must say you have been more than any parent would have asked of a child heaven bless you.

Janet Ormsby

September 7, 2019

Unforgettable memories from the first time been there been as your personal care u were unable to relate to me but just your smile was enough to warm my heart. If i had the chance to do it all over i wouldn't hesitate ur passing has left a void in my heart. Sleep on Miss B rest in the arms of Jesus for as much as we loved u God loved best 💗💞

Jaquel Herdsman

September 7, 2019

I have never interacted with Mrs. Dacres on a large scale to become familiar with her inclinations. However, from the little time I spent with you, it is enough to know that your presence is enlightening and you will be greatly missed because of that. I offer my condolences to my big brother and the family.


Christmas 2011


With Glendon, William and Afrika


Pensive mood after the food :)


At sis' house Miami, FL


With Matthew and her mom Zelma


Son Glendon, Ruby and mom, Zelma


With her spouse Alvin in Miami


The early years


Relaxing at home in Virginia Beach


On a shopping spree with sister Muriel