Foy C. Gwaltney
Foy Carter Gwaltney, 88, passed away on March 2, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Nancy Charlotte and Herbert Oates Carter. Foy was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Robert A. Gwaltney, as well as, her daughter, Sharon G. Christiansen; brothers, Martin Carter, Holmes Carter and sisters, Alice King and Acene Byrum.
Foy was a member of Holy Neck Christian Church, The Women’s Bible Class, Women’s Fellowship and sang in the choir for 45 years. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and touched the lives of many as she sang in choirs, musicals, at weddings and funerals. She was a Godly Woman with a deep and abiding love of the Lord. Her greatest loves were her family, friends, gardening, art and music. She enjoyed sharing with others, whether it was singing at a community event or sending you home with vegetables, canned goods or a piece of art that she had painted. Foy was a retired secretary/bookkeeper having spent many years working alongside her father and brothers at Carter Vault Company.
She leaves behind her three children, Robert Gwaltney and wife Debbie of Reedville, VA,
Richard Gwaltney and wife Debbie and Tim Gwaltney and wife Faith all of Suffolk, VA; her son-in-law Ron Christiansen of Pittsburgh; Grandchildren, Kara C. Rein and husband Brandon of Coral Springs, FL, Jason Gwaltney and wife Abby of Springfield, VA, Wesley Gwaltney and wife Jessica of Blacksburg, VA, Matthew Gwaltney and wife Stephanie of Suffolk, VA, Esther G. Perry and husband Codie and Elizabeth Gwaltney of Portsmouth, VA; Great Grandchildren, Keira, Carter, Alaina, Jackson, Kenia and Jacob.
Also surviving is her twin, Joy Johnson, whom she loved dearly; sisters, Peggy Holly of Suffolk and Betty Warren of Turberville SC; brothers, Delmar Carter, Don Carter and wife Judy, all of Suffolk,VA and her sister-in-law Dot Gwaltney of Windsor, VA as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Neck Christian Church, 4400 Holy Neck Rd., Suffolk, VA 23437 officiated by Rev. Dave Meadors. Burial will follow the service in the Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434 and at other times at Foy’s home. The family would like to thank the staff at Nansemond Point and Lake Prince Woods, as well as Shirley Boone for their care and compassion. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Neck Christian Church c/o James C. Copeland, 2370 Box Elder Rd., Suffolk, VA 23437. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.
R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. WASHINGTON STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
Holy Neck Christian Church
4400 Holy Neck Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23437