Ms. Florence “Flo” Fleshman Gaines was born on February 26, 1968. God called her home on November 9, 2020. She was the youngest child of the late Herbert Evan Fleshman, Sr. and Antoinette Lawing Fleshman. Flo was a 1986 graduate of Appomattox County High School in Appomattox, VA. After high school graduation, she attended Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA.
Florence worked for Progress Printing in Lynchburg, VA until her health started to decline. She professed Christ at an early age and was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church, Appomattox, VA. Flo loved to travel and she loved being around her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Flo is survived by one son, David P. Gaines, Jr., one granddaughter, Rossalyn Marie; her fiancé, Errol Crater; two brothers; Herbert Fleshman, Jr. (Sharon), Raymond Fleshman (Gardean); sisters, Herma Randolph (Rufus) and Nadine Hudson; uncles, Leon A. Lawing, Rev. Raymond Lawing (Fornecer) and Timotheus Lawing, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
The Day God Called You Home
In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken, we wanted you to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping so peaceful, free from pain,
How could we wish you back again to suffer that again …
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Your Family and Errol
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. from the Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home Chapel.
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