Mrs. Florence V. White Stratton, 75, of Wachapreague, departed this life on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Riverside Memorial Hospital in Onancock.
Born in Onancock, Florence was the beloved daughter of the late Matthew and Minnie White. She was the eldest of 11 children. In 1962, she married the love of her life, Edward L. Stratton Sr. After 33 years of service, Florence retired from Perdue and began working as a missionary full-time. She was the assistant pastor at Grace Independent Methodist Church, Wachapreague.
Private funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Bishop Otis L. Terrell Jr. officiating. Interment was in Burton’s Cemetery, Melfa.
Florence leaves to cherish fond memories: her loving husband, Edward Sr.; five children, Stephen Sr., Tina, Anthony, Felicia, and Marc; daughter-in-law, Bessie; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Zelma, Chenita, Doreen, and Sherry; four brothers, William Jr., Neuman, Bernard Sr., and Kevin; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.