WILLIAMSBURG — Alice L. Canady, 70, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. She was preceded in death by Zina Cole.
Alice worked in the culinary arts for Colonial Williamsburg for 43 years. She was baptized at Mount Ararat Baptist Church at an early age. Alice was very family oriented and enjoyed collecting dolls in her spare time.
She leaves behind two sons, Terrell and Ray Canady; two sisters, Doris Canady and Vivian Wallace; son-in-law, Maurice Cole; half-brother, William Moore, and his wife, Shirley; grandchildren, Keisha Canady, Rashawn, Kareehm, Keandra, Dijon, Keaniya, Jee Jee, Carlin, Ray Jr., Tee Tee, Kalil, Treynuion, Lee Lee, Mario and Juda; five great-grandchildren; a host nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Ivory, Trenny and Clara.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg.
I Am Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
To follow the path God made for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
For I found peace at last, that day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembering joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with hearts of sorrow.
My wish for you is the hope of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed much too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wants me now — He’s set me free.
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