Catherine Parr Calvert, 94, of Vinton, Virginia, peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
Born on November 13, 1928, Catherine grew up in Vinton, Virginia. The daughter of Vernie and Rumsey Hicks, Catherine grew up playing basketball in high school and was a proud graduate of William Byrd High School, Class of 1948.
Catherine met her husband of 63 years, the late Gene Lynwood Calvert, shortly out of high school. A proud mother of two, Catherine dedicated her life to being a Godly wife and mother. She spent her time volunteering at her church, teaching Sunday School classes and participating in the church choir. She loved gardening and traveling with her family, most of all looking forward to their frequent trips to Hawaii.
In her later years while homebound, she continued to minister to others with phone calls and cards of encouragement. Catherine was greatly loved by the residents and staff at Park Square Manor, where she will be greatly missed. Catherine was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to so many.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Gene Lynwood Calvert, and her three sisters, Ruth Bandy, Hazel Camden, and June Reavis.
Catherine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Teressa Calvert of Covington, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Modafferi of Brownsburg, IN; grandchildren, Catherine V. Helderman and husband, Mike, Valeri Jean Abbott and husband, Chris, and Ethan Chase Calvert; and great-granddaughters, Olivia Lynn Abbott and Sophia Catherine Abbott.
A Funeral Service will be conducted at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel in Vinton, VA on Saturday, January 7, 2023. The family will receive visitors at 9 a.m. with the service to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to Faith Baptist Church, 311 Jackson Drive, Covington, VA 24426. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.Oakeys.com.
Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service – Vinton Chapel, Vinton, VA (540) 982-2221.