New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 24, 2021

Olivia Nokomis Adkins Bradby

Olivia Nokomis Adkins Bradby went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2020.

Olivia came to know the Lord at a young age. She was a member of Samaria Baptist Church where she served as an assistant Sunday school teacher and was active with the Women’s Missions. Olive was also a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. She was a schoolteacher for a short while where she became a mother to many.

Olive was loved by many and will be greatly missed. She has gone home where there is no more pain or suffering. Olive was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Above all else she loved.

Olive was preceded in death by her parents, Eldridge and Savannah Adkins; and two daughters, Lisa Nanette and Melanie Hope Bradby.

Olive leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 65 years, Emmitt A. Bradby “Awahnee”; her children, Marlon (Celie), Sylvia Wynn (Woody), Connie Lankford (Willie), and Sonya Stewart (Patrick); grandchildren, Marla, Lauren, Joy, Tony (Lacey), Hilary, Kiri, Cameron, and Sheldon; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Waylon; two foster daughters, Valerie Jefferson and Tonya Woodard (Kelly), several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, two special nieces; Wilma Loving, with gratitude for the loving care she gave, and Vicki Holmes (Howard) and their children Jarrett (Meghan), Dakota, and Hailey; one special nephew, Arnold Adkins; in-laws, Kathleen Canaday, Herman Bradby (Lucille), Arnette Adkins, Milford Bradby, June Loving, and Thelma and Paulette Bradby.

A walk-through visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 4-8 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia. A graveside service took place on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. at Samaria Baptist Church, 8130 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Samaria Baptist Church Building Fund or the Chickahominy Indian Tribe.