Barbara Rose Scearce Meeks, 89, of Ridgeway, VA passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at UNC Health Rockingham. She was born on October 14, 1933, in Danville, VA to the late Claude Allen Scearce and Annie Lee Collins Scearce. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hoover Ray Meeks, Sr.; daughters, Teresa Ann Meeks Shanahan, Donna Rae Meeks Bray, and Victoria Lee Meeks Burch; sister, Virginia Lee Brott; half-sister, Barbara Turner, and half-brother, Clyde Allen Scearce, Jr.
Mrs. Meeks owned Meeks Nursery in Ridgeway, VA and worked at Dan River Mills for fifteen years. She also worked at CSI in Ridgeway for six years and was of the primitive Baptist faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Elizabeth Meeks Law; sons, Hoover Ray Meeks, Jr., James Randolph Meeks, and Joel Blaine Meeks of Ridgeway, VA; half-sister, Jimmie Custer, Mae Hunt (Daryl), Mary Parker, and Diane Dyson; half-brother, Lynwood Hardy (Laurie). Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Norris Funeral Services. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Elder Troy Simpson officiating.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Meeks family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com.