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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday May 4th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday May 4th, 2019

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Graveside Service

Anderson Hill Cemetery
Sunday May 5th, 2019

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Lydia Mae Jackson Farmer


LYDIA MAE JACKSON FARMER, age 78, passed away Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at Valley Healthcare Center, Chilhowie, Va.

Miss Lydia would want to know right away if you had Jesus in your heart! She was a long-time member of Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. It didn’t matter who you were or where you were from – you were her brother or sister and she loved you. Lydia loved her family and was so proud of her “60” grandchildren. She loved to sing, go to church, and be with her family. Lydia loved birds, and feeding and watching them. Her bigger than life personality and loving way will be missed by so many, but there is comfort in knowing she is with her Jesus!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Farmer; daughter, Donna Farmer; parents, Joe and Stella Jackson; four brothers; and two sisters.

Lydia is survived by her daughter, Patricia Calahan and husband, Tommy; sister, Faye Mullins and husband, Wayne, all of Marion, Va.; brothers, Bodie Jackson, Harold Jackson and wife, Chris, all of Clinton, Iowa, Dan Jackson and wife, Brenda of Chilhowie, Va., and Ronnie Jackson of Marion, Va.; grandchildren, Amanda Terry and husband, Ricky of Chilhowie, Va., Jessica Heath of Jefferson City, Tenn., Joshua Heath and wife, Chelsea, April Calahan and fiancé, Shawn Neal, all of Marion, Va.; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Cheyenne, Cody, James, Summer, Olivia, Michael, Alanza, Damien, Cora and Mailee; special friend, Norma Powers of Marion, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the 3rd Wing staff at Valley Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Brother Larry Parks officiating. Graveside services will be held Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Anderson Hill Cemetery, Troutdale, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home at 12:45 p.m. to process to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 5 p.m. until the time of service and Seaver-Brown Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Virginia Chapter, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216 or to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Hanover, Mass. 02339.

To share memories of Lydia Mae Jackson Farmer please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Lydia’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Patty, I am so sorry to hear of your precious mother passing away. May God wrap His loving arms around you to bring comfort and healing during this difficult time. In my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine Woods Dixon May 18 2019 12:00 AM

I just saw this notice tonight! How this precious lady will be missed. I loved her so much! She was special! Her hope of heaven has now been made sight! Our heartfelt sympathy! Nancy RileyNd8L8

Nancy Riley May 4 2019 12:00 AM

Ronnie took me to visit her many times she was a very sweet woman and welcomed me to her family as if she already knew me shes in good hands now and will always have a smile on her face

peggy peters May 3 2019 12:00 AM

Patty, Tom and family, So sorry for your loss. Saying goodbye to your mother is one of the hardest trials and so soon after saying goodbye to your Dad is even harder. May God send special comfort and peace. Just knowing she is enjoying all the rewards her Heavenly Father has to give will help you through the hard times. Miss seeing you guys, Much love, Nancy

Nancy Mixon May 3 2019 12:00 AM

Patty, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It has been a long time but I have never forgotten Lydia. You and your family are in my prayers. Give me a call sometime when you get a chance after things settle down. 3044445839 Love and prayers! Regina

Regina Rouse Shelton May 2 2019 12:00 AM

Patty and Farmer family, so sad to see Lydias death. She was a good neighbor and friend that loved her lord. Patty, you took great care of your parents and you will never regret that. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Wanda Owens May 2 2019 12:00 AM

With sympathy, teresa,R.N. & mike..

mike snavely May 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lydia Jackson Farmer

mike snavely May 2 2019 12:00 AM

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