August 8, 1944 – October 13, 2019
Violet Ross Chalkley, 75, passed away on October 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ester Ross; her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Howard Morris; and her grandson, Phillip OJ Clarke III.
Violet was devoted to her family. She also enjoyed gardening and singing with the Grace Baptist Church choir. She was a survivor of breast cancer and a member of the Red Hatters.
She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Chalkley; son, Phillip Clarke II (Tina); and daughters, Charlene Clarke Houck, Barbara Chalkley, Anne Chalkley, Suzanne Morgan, and Jennifer Chalkley Walker (Leigh). She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Phillip Clarke IV, Miranda Clarke Carter (Mason), Dakota Camby (Cierra), Adam Chalkley (Vera), Elizabeth Chalkley, Diana Chalkley, and Ben Walker; great-grandchildren, Noah Camby, Hunter Clarke, Lev Chalkley, Lacie Camby, Roman Chalkley, and Kayden Camby; her half-sisters, Diane Wright (Rock ) of Salem, VA, Nancy Carroll of Salem, VA, and Janet Furrow (Ralph) of Bent Mountain, VA; and a number of loving extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 18 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. Services will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church, 1013 Penniman Rd., Williamsburg with interment to follow at Williamsburg Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.
- Gathering of Family & Friends Friday, October 18, 2019
- Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
October 26, 2019
Violet: always smiling, always laughing, and now forever singing and dancing in heaven. A blessing to have known you!
October 18, 2019
I have so many fine memories of this wonderful lady . She was a friend and great advice giver to me . We worked together in the Hampton Roads Kart Club and she worked in the ticket office at Langley Speedway. Spent many hours working with her and Brenda Brooks . Vi you will forever be with me in many fond memories of you . Prayers to your family
Betty & Andy Hatizdakis
October 17, 2019
We shared many memories from the baseball field, with my son and her grandson, and then to renew our friendship again when Anne came to work again at Colonial Williamsburg. I am sorry for your loss, prayers for the entire family, may her memory be eternal in your hearts, minds and prayers.
October 17, 2019
To the Family of Violet Chalkley:
This was quite a shock to hear of the passing of Vi this morning . I had the pleasure of meeting and working with her at the College of William and Mary .
Vi was a very nice lady and I know that so many will miss her.
Please know that you have my heartfelt sympathy and I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
October 16, 2019
Jim, Charlene, Philip, and family.
Our hearts are broken for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all!
The short time we had together will forever be etched in my heart. I miss you more than you will ever know. I love you... always have, always will!
Your sister, Janet, and Ralph