In Memoriam

This is a dedication meant to honor those that have faithfully served within ESA Virginia. They blessed us with friendship, support, and kindness.

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Diane McLane

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Eva Diane Tolley McLane, 66, of Buchanan and Richmond, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Born to James R. and Rena W. Tolley of Buchanan on August 29, 1955, Diane was a gifted and generous woman. She graduated as valedictorian of James River High School’s class of 1973 and received degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 1977. She enjoyed a successful career as a computer programmer and systems analyst for several companies, including Best Products, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia, Bank of America, and CarMax. 

Diane demonstrated her considerable talents and generosity of spirit with her creativity. She created stunning quilts and magnificent cakes – from weddings to birthdays – for family and friends alike. 
Diane also lent her support to Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s philanthropic efforts, working tirelessly in ESA’s charitable mission as it raised millions of dollars in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and many other worthy causes. 

She was preceded in death by her father, James R. Tolley Sr. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James E. McLane and their children, Sean Paul and Virginia Diane (Ginny) McLane. Surviving family members include her mother, Rena W. Tolley of Buchanan; brothers, James R. Tolley and Nelson C. Tolley; and sisters, Bonnie L. Parker, Rena E. Wright, Tina M. Link and Janet B. Bryant. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12 noon at Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Buchanan, Virginia. Pastor Daniel Boone will officiate. 
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. please consider donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Eveleen Harrison

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Eveleen W. Harrison, 74, gained her heavenly wings on January 10, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents; Robert N. Wildbore Jr. and Doris P. Wildbore. She is survived by her son; Stan Harrison and his wife Traci, granddaughters; Brianna and Lillian, brother; Bob Wildbore (Jean), sister; Juanita Crockett, nephews; Troy and Scott, and niece; Kari. Eveleen enjoyed spending time with her ESA family. In her free time she would visit the river in Deltaville, VA. Eveleen was also an active member of North Run Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Mildred Wade Edwards

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Mildred Wade Edwards, 86, was called upon to the angels to go with Christ on Nov. 8, 2021. She was preceded by her parents, Malcolm and Betsy. Mildred was a native resident, whom attended William & Mary College/ODU.

She was actively involved with Epsilon Sigma Alpha, St. Jude’s, and was a dedicated LEAD volunteer for ALL 22 years of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Mildred was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 60 years, Walter C. Edwards; son, Walter “Wade” Edwards and his children, Robert and Ryan; and daughter, Sylvia Edwards.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Mon, Nov. 15, 2021 at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of her charitable efforts, please send donations to St. Jude.


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