Barbara Ann Grimes


Ms. Barbara Ann Grimes, of North Chesterfield, Va., formerly of the Shore, peacefully passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock.

Born in Accomac, Barbara was the beloved daughter of Mary F. Blake-Turner and Charles Holly. During her early years of her career, she secured a position as WESR’s radio announcer. Barbara was one of Virginia Landings’ top real estate agents. In addition to selling real estate, she employed her marketing skills to sell life insurance. Her last employment was in childcare. She was not just a daycare provider – she took pride in being an educator. Barbara moved to Richmond in 2006, where she continued to provide child care and her new neighbors described her as a “beacon of light” in the community.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at the Rock Church of the Eastern Shore, Onley, with Min. Marc Lee officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Onancock.

She is survived by her daughter, Col. Tonya Rogers; her sons, Loyal T. Grimes III and Leshawn Grimes; her sister, Sylvia Milburn; brother, Kelvin Blake; her cousin/sister, Patricia Blake; her aunt, Catherine Krouser; seven grandchildren; two nephews; one niece; and a host of stepsons, stepdaughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Arrangements are by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.
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