Clara Virginia Christian, 85, of Marshall, passed away August 23, 2019, at her residence.
She was born on December 2, 1933.
Clara was a retired bus driver for Fauquier County Public Schools with more than 42 years of service. She also worked for many years in the cafeteria at Marshall Middle and Coleman Elementary schools near Marshall. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Marshall for many years and served as a Deaconess, member of the Senior Choir, Hospitality Ministry and Flower Ministry.
Clara is survived by her husband, Olbin Lee Christian Sr. of Marshall; three sons, Olbin Lee (Denise) Christian Jr. of Manassas, Dwayne (Maritza) Christian of Marshall and Christopher (Judy) Christian of Marshall; six daughters, Lorraine (Edwin) Walker of Marshall, Angila (John) Peyton of Midland, Mary Gail (Duvall) Bolden of Warrenton, Darlene (Billy) Grant of Marshall, Melanie (Jonathan) Stetson of Marshall and Dianne (Darryl) Joynes of Warrenton; three brothers, Reginald (Jeanette) Sanford of Marshall, Calvin (Cheryl) Sanford of Smithtown, N.Y., and Roscoe (Sylvia) Sanford of The Plains,; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29, from 11 a.m. until noon when the funeral will start at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 4679 Free State Road, Marshall. Pastor Rodney L. Smith Sr. will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in Sanford Family Cemetery in Marshall.
Online condolences may be offered at www.joynesfuneralhome.com