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Charlotte Thomazine Lanford Newcome died with her loving family surrounding her on July 17, 2017, after a long fight with a broken hip.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Blendyne Wilson Lanford; her brothers, William L. and Sonny Lanford; granddaughter, Caitlin Baggett; and grandson, Matthew McClain.
Born in Fairview, in 1933, she graduated from West High School in Fairmont, and the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She was well known in the local obstetrical nursing community and was a longtime employee of Virginia Beach General Hospital as the nurse manager of the birthing center.
She was instrumental, with Dr. John Knispel, in designing, furnishing and opening the birthing center. She was the first Tidewater RN to be certified by ANA-NAACOG in maternal child medicine. She served as vice coordinator and coordinator of the Tidewater chapter of NAACOG.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth B. Newcome; sons, K. Dirk Newcome and partner Jeff Mellon, Jeff Newcome, and Sean Newcome and wife Samantha; daughters, Karyn Newcome, Darlene McClain and husband Howard, and Robin Malbon and husband Mark; grandchildren, Billy Malbon, Mark Malbon Jr., Stefan Malbon, Christopher Chappell, Jimmi Chappell, Shane Roseboom, Taylor Newcome, Alexis Newcome and Jada Newcome; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Chappel, Liam Chappell, Audrey Chappell, Kiera Chappell, Tenley Malbon, Jaxon Malbon and Charlotte Noel Malbon; nephews, Rick Price, Mike and Mark Weaver; and nieces, Beverly Price Engle and Sandy Ravis.
Charlotte was a first-grade Sunday school teacher at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, coordinator of the St. Francis Meals on Wheels program and president of the Women's Guild at St. Francis for many years. She served as room mother for all six of her children during their years at Lynnhaven Elementary School, was a Cub Scout den mother and a Brownie troop leader.
She was a founding and lifelong member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 509 Rosemont Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be held at 11 a.m Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, with nephew Reverend Rick Price officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charlotte's honor to Saint Francis Episcopal Church Meals on Wheels.
She was a true caregiver to all who knew her. Anyone who knew her heard her say many times, "This too shall pass," and she did.
Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Domico Funeral Home, in Fairview, are in charge of operations.
Published on July 19, 2017
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