Rev. Willetta Brand Heising, 93, founder of Avalon and equal rights pioneer

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Rev. Willetta Brand Heising, 93, died Thursday, January 28, 2016, in Williamsburg. The community says goodbye to an equal-rights’ pioneer who advocated for women and children, especially those without a voice. Born July 1, 1922, in Estacada, Oregon, Heising viewed education as a never-ending journey. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the […]


Shirley Brooks-Ashlock, 76

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Shirley Brooks-Ashlock passed on Jan 27, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. She was a faithful wife to Calvin D. Ashlock and a loving mother to her two daughters, the late Valerie Robinson and Clarissa Marsh. Her funeral service will take place at Bethel Restoration Center at 1 p.m. Saturday February 6, 2016. The viewing of the body […]