Foy C. Gwaltney

Foy C. Gwaltney

Suffolk, VA
02.24.1930 - 03.02.2018
North Carolina

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

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Suffolk, VA 23437
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Rest In Peace Aunt Foy.

Heath Milteer

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of your dear mother. Foy was a dear friend and to know she no longer lives is exceptionally hard for us all. Cherish the memories of this dear lady and our God will guide us through this sad time. Know that we will be thinking of you and praying for each of you.

Joan and Johnny Minter

So sorry to hear about your Aunt Faye prayers for you and all the family,❤

Mabel Shuey

So very sorry to hear of this loss. She was indeed a dear and close friend to so many. So many special memories of her and Dad praising God and serving others through their music. Loving thoughts and prayers to all of her family.

Mark G Davidson

So sorry to hear for the loss of Foy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a wonderful women. She touched alot of lives through her talents that she had. May God be with each and everyone of you through this difficult time. Patty Freeman and Cody

Patty Freeman

We the children of Emma Colbert were very sadden to learn of the passing of ms. Foy. May God wrap his arms around you with love.

Colbert family

Just learned of Foy’s passing! So many memories! Beautiful lady! Beautiful voice! Rest In Peace dear friend!

Trudy Fowler Smith

The Gwaltney and Carter families are in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the
life of this dear lady. She and her family have had such a positive impact on their
Churches and Communities. Her influence will be felt for years to come and she leaves
an earthly vacancy that will not soon be filled. May God bless her family as they mourn
her loss and celebrate her joining God's Heavenly Choir.

Oscar and Margaret Fowler

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