Elizabeth “Libby” Holland Gower, 97, of Martinsville passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021. She was born July 6, 1923, in Henry County to Aubrey Johnson Holland and Annie Minter Holland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hocutt Gower, Sr.; her brother, Julian H. Holland; grandson, Matthew W. Wade.
Libby is survived by her daughter, Debra G. Wade (Doogie); sons, Edward H. Gower, Jr. (Sheri) and Ron H. Gower; grandchildren, Ed McGee, Thad Wade, and Dustin Gower; her best buddy, Shirley Cochran.
Libby graduated from Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in Roanoke in 1946. She worked as an industrial registered nurse for American and Hooker Furniture Companies and later retired from Hooker. She was a member of Axton Baptist Church. She was a 70-year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She loved being outdoors and being with her family and friends.
The family extends a special thank you to Libby’s caregiver, Jean Tarpley, and the staff at Mulberry Creek Nursing and Rehab Center.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021, at Roselawn Burial Park and will be officiated by Pastor Billy Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Matt Wade Foundation, P.O. Box 4624, Martinsville, VA 24112.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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