Lucy Norville Kirby of Edinburg passed away on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Mr. Randolph E. Kirby. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Kirby at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 12th at Woodstock Presbyterian Church, officiated by Rev. Lisa Webb.
Mrs. Kirby was born on June 10th, 1922 in Durham, NC to the late Rev. Charles Norville and Anna King Norville. Raised in Durham, Mrs. Kirby graduated from Meredith College. She entered the teaching profession and later moved to Alexandria, VA, where she served the Alexandria City Public Schools for 30 years as a teacher, administrator, and principal.
Mrs. Kirby was a leader in the Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Salvation Army, and a number of other civic organizations. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA, and a lifetime member of Pine Street Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.
She is survived by her husband; her brother, Rev. Dr. Charles King Norville of Harrisonburg; nieces Margaret Norville Gregor, Eva Rebecca Norville Silver, Mary Elizabeth Norville Hollie, and Anna Juliette Norville Walsh; nephew Charles Robert Norville; and ten grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mrs. Kirby’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Woodstock Presbyterian Church, 142 E. Court Street, Woodstock, VA, and to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA.