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Lena Vernell Obituary And Memorial Service Information

Death – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved soul, Mrs. Lena Vernell Davis Whitlock Robinson, aged 84, who departed on Friday, December 15, 2023, at SOVAH Health. Her life was a testament to love, family, and unwavering devotion. Born on May 13, 1939, in Halifax Co., Virginia, to the late Phillip Davis and Florine Lipscomb Davis, Lena Vernell’s life journey was marked by love, resilience, and cherished relationships. She was married to the late Deacon Leslie Robinson and leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

Survived by her loving daughter, Darleen Whitlock Jones (Henry), and three devoted sons, Albert Whitlock, Phillip Whitlock (Hortense), and Carl Whitlock (Theresa), Lena Vernell was the epitome of a nurturing and devoted mother. Her presence extended to 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, stepdaughter Gloria Chaney, and a multitude of other relatives and friends. To honor her life, a Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at White Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 9012 Melon Rd., Sutherlin, VA. The service will begin with a viewing from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M., followed by the service at 1:30 P.M. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, commemorating her final resting place.

During this time of mourning, the family is gathered at the residence, 189 Oleander Dr., Blairs, VA, finding solace in the memories and love shared with Lena Vernell. D.L. McLaughlin Funeral Home is honored to humbly serve the Whitlock/Robinson family during this difficult time. Mrs. Lena Vernell Davis Whitlock Robinson’s life was a testament to love, family, and cherished memories. Her legacy will forever remain a beacon of strength and love in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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