Delores H. Beale

Published 11:00 am Sunday, June 2, 2019

Delores H. Beale, age 80, of Washington, formerly of Rocky Mount, Roanoke, Virginia, and Lynchburg, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Mrs. Beale was born Helen Delores Hunt on Jan. 3, 1939, in Bedford County to the late John S. Hunt and Iva M. Hunt. She was married to the late Raymond L. Beale for 57 ½ years.

She graduated from New London Academy in Bedford County. She babysat numerous children in both Lynchburg and Roanoke before entering retail, retiring from Belk in 2002. She was a member of Old Forest Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Shenandoah Baptist Church in Roanoke, and Sunset Ave Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. She enjoyed Bingo at the senior center, volunteering at Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry and bowling weekly.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Beale, of Virginia Beach, Robin Privette and husband Terry, of Virginia Beach, and Amy Craft and husband Brandon, of Washington; four grandchildren, Alex and Skyler Privette, and Logan and Savanna Craft; a sister, Phyllis H. Padgett, of Virginia Beach; two brothers, John E. Hunt, of Virginia Beach, and Douglas J. Hunt, of Lynchburg, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Lois B. Williams, of Appomattox, Virginia; and two nieces and five nephews.

The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia, on June 1, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park, Forest, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry, P.O. Box 426, Washington, NC 27889, or a charity of your choice in her name.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit