Edna G. Beale

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2004

Edna Griffin Beale, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004. She was formerly of Suffolk, a native of Nansemond County, and had been a resident of Williamsburg for the last four years.

She was a daughter of the late Mallie Johnson Griffin and Joseph Cephus Griffin of Suffolk. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, E. Clyde Beale Sr.; sister, Doris Sheehan Griffin; and brothers, Causey Griffin and Kline Griffin.

She is survived by her son, E. Clyde Beale Jr., and wife, Frankie, of Branson, Mo.; and daughter, Judith Beale Bankit, and husband, Dr. Paul Bankit, of Williamsburg; grandchildren, the Rev. H. Wade Trump and wife, the Rev. Lisa Ball Trump, of Williamsburg; Debbie Beale Babbitt, Robert Beale and Laura Beale Bass, all of Bloomfield, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Mitchell, Jessica, and Shenan Trump, and Malisa, Anastasia, Gabryl, Gloria, and Mackensee, all of Illinois; and two sisters Virginia G. Cross of Newport News, and Katherine G. Morris of Albuquerque, N.M.

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Edna was an active member of the Holland Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of the Harrell & Hill Funeral Home, 2460 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, by the Rev. David Ford of Newtown United Methodist Church, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.