Gyendelyn P. OverbyPublished 8:55pm Monday, March 31, 2014
BRANCHVILLE — Gyendelyn “Gwen” Pope Overby, 70, entered the church triumphant March 29, 2014, while surrounded by family at the home. She was a daughter of the late Willie G. and Jessie Cutchins Pope and was predeceased by her sisters, Virginia P. King and Elizabeth P. Fowler, and her brothers, Linwood L. “Cat” Pope and Harvey G. Pope.
Gwen was partner with her son Justin at Justin’s Lawn and Landscaping and was a former 15-year employee of Manry-Rawls Insurance Company.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 37 years, Dennis W. Overby; her daughter, C. Renee Edwards and her husband, Paul E. Jones Jr.; her sons, Michael E. Edwards and his wife, Robin, and C. Justin Overby and girlfriend, Stacy A. Brinkley; her sister, Barbara P. Burgess and her husband, Wayne; her brothers, James F. Pope Sr. and his wife, Audrey, and William E. Pope and his wife, Mary Jo; and her grandchildren, Ryan D. Vann, Mandi E. Edwards and M. Colby Edwards.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, with the Rev. Dr. Ruffin Alphin officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the residence. Interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Boykins Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 347, Boykins, VA 23827. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.