Elva (Essie) Mae Nichols Pence

Essie Pence, aged 92, formerly of Mt. Jackson died Monday December 19 in Roanoke Va.

Mrs. Pence was born February 11, 1924 in Page Co. She was the daughter of William Daniel (Bubby) Nichols and Martha Jane (Cook) Nichols.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church at Mt. Jackson.

Mrs. Pence was preceded in death by her husband Wade H. Pence Jr. on January 19, 2011.

She is survived by a daughter Cheryl Moody; a son Wade Pence III and his wife Carrie; Sister Marguerite Turner and brother Ernest Nicholas; two grandchildren, Mary Beth Chopski and her husband Michael, Danielle Wilcox and her husband Dustin; and two great grand-children Jonas Chopski and Ruth Wilcox.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Daniel Nicholas and his wife Lilly, and John Nicholas and his wife Dorothy; and by her sister Elizabeth (Gin) Jenkins and her husband Harold (Pete).

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.  on Friday December 23 at St. Mary’s Pine Church with the Rev. Karen Van Stee officiating.  Burial will follow at Solomon Cemetery at Forestville.

The family will receive friends at St. Mary’s Pine Church fellowship hall following graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Pine Church building fund, P.O. Box 43, Mt. Jackson, Va., 22842.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.

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One Condolence to Elva (Essie) Mae Nichols Pence

  1. Barbara and Harold (Butch) Rhinehart says:

    I remember visiting Essie and Junior with my mother and grandmother many years ago. I know that there is a connection between our families, but couldn’t tell you exactly what it is. I do remember both Essie and Junior fondly. Our sympathy to all.De