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Wilma Townsend

Wilma Jean Townsend, 71, of the Smith Creek community, Bristol, Va., passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Abingdon Health & Rehab.

She was born April 29, 1949, in Washington County, Va., to the late Ernie Williams, Sr. and Mavis Gill Williams. In addition to her parents she also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Townsend.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two children, Melody Baldwin (Randy) of Meadowview, and Felicia Hearl of Abingdon; one brother, Ernie Williams, Jr. of Bristol, Va.; one sister, Linda Wright (Larry) of Bristol, Va.; two grandchildren, Lisa Kay Baldwin (Jackie) of Abingdon and Ricky Mabe, Jr. of Bristol, Va.; three great grandchildren, Aiden, Maya and Keara Justice; one uncle, Max Gill and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Davis and staff at JMH Cancer Center and also to Abingdon Health & Rehab.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., in the chapel with Pastor Larry “P.T.” Glover officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Sheriff Blake Andis, Rex Miller, Rick Widener, Greg Williams and Ricky Mabe, Jr.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Va., is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Townsend.


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