Marianna Norfleet Whitley

Marianna Norfleet Whitley

Smithfield, VA
01.11.1936 - 08.21.2018

Marianna Whitley, 82, of Smithfield went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Edla and Abram Norfleet. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert Norfleet and William Norfleet.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert “Bob” Whitley; son Robert Ivan Whitley, II and wife Ruth J. of Smithfield VA; daughter Leslie Whitley Garber and husband John of Harrisonburg, VA; grandchildren Stephanie W. Lee and husband Stephen of Fredericksburg, VA, Kelly Whitley of Richmond, VA and Jacob Q. Garber of Surf Side, SC; great grandson Luke Michael Lee; brother Abram Edward Norfleet, Jr of Stoney Creek, VA;  and sisters Doris Bailey of Franklin, VA and Margaret Saunders of Suffolk, VA.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Marianna will be conducted on August 26, 2018 at 2 PM in Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Dr. Smithfield, VA 23430 with Dr. Donald Rhoton officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center. Burial will be private at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Smithfield Baptist Church, Bereavement Committee.  Condolences may be registered at

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Smithfield Baptist Church
100 Wainwright Dr.
Smithfield , VA 23430
United States


Bob and family...Words can’t express the sadness we feel in the loss of a SPECIAL LADY whom we were proud to call OUR FRIEND. Her love and smile were always with her...she is and will be missed by so many who loved her in return....she was truly beautiful inside and out.
Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you during these difficult days. Heaven has, indeed, gained a SPECIAL ANGEL and SHE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED WITH LOVE AND A SMILE. Love to all....

Glenda and Richard Daughtrey , Smithfield, Va.

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