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Thomas Mangrum

Thomas G. Mangrum Sr.

Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Thomas G. Mangrum Sr., 93, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Lewisburg, NC on August 11, 1926 to William Louis and Laura Mangrum. He graduated from high school in Newport News, VA, went on to Hampton University and also completed several noncredit courses at William & Mary College. Thomas was married to his wife Ruthie Cora Parker Mangrum for 62 years and had 2 children. They moved from Hampton to Mathews and lived there for 30 years.

Thomas served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sgt. from 1944 to 1946 and from 1950 to 1952 as Communication Chief in England, France and Germany. He served as Chairman of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors for 13 years and 10 years as a member of the Mathews County Planning Commission. Tom also served on the Board of the Regional Jail in Saluda, VA for 9 years.

Thomas is predeceased by his wife Ruthie; two brothers, Nathanial Mangrum and John Mangrum; one sister, Gloria Jean Mangrum. He is survived by a son, Thomas G. Mangrum Jr. of Henrico, VA; a daughter, Connie Mangrum of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Morris C. Mangrum, Lee Mangrum, and Henry Mangrum; one sister Beatrice Artis; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, 160 Main Street, Mathews, VA 23109. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Visitation, 8462 General Puller Hwy, Topping, VA 23169 with entombment to follow at Windsor Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Dutton, VA. Immediately following the entombment there will be a reception at Church of the Visitation. In keeping with Tom’s wishes please do not send flowers. Please honor his memory by making a donation to the Church of the Visitation, P. O. Box 38, Topping, VA 23169 or to the Gwynn’s Island Museum, c/o Tom Edwards, 107 Millstone Lane, Hudgins, VA 23076.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel
    Address
    160 Main St.
    MATHEWS, VA 23109
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Church of the Visitation
    Address
    8462 General Puller Highway
    TOPPING, VA 23169
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    Officiant
    Reverend Gerry Kaggwa
  • Interment

    Location
    Windsor Garden Cemetery & Mausoleum
    Address
    80 Soles Lane
    DUTTON, VA 23050
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  • Reception

    Location
    Church of the Visitation
    Address
    8462 General Puller Highway
    TOPPING, VA 23169
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Elder Edward s. Lesane Sr.

Posted at 11:29pm
Sister Beatrice Artis,
The Transformation Church conveys heartfelt sympathy to your family in the loss of your brother and Loved one, we will continue to hold your family in our prayers.
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