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Edna Lee

June 29, 1921 – November 4, 2018

Edna Armstrong
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Obituary for Edna Lee Armstrong

Edna Lee Armstrong, 97, passed into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Carol Cottage, her life-long home in Nokesville, VA. Miss Armstrong was born on June 29, 1921 to the parents of Alfonze and Fannie Armstrong.

She accepted the Lord as her Savior at an early age, and her love for Him was evident all the days of her life. In 1935, her father with a few other men started Nokesville Gospel Chapel. She devoted her life to the small group of people who worshiped together each Sunday. She served the Lord at the chapel through writing and directing music programs and cantatas, playing the piano, teaching Sunday school, working at Vacation Bible School, and in the early days attending Tent Meetings. The Chapel people were her family and she loved them. In her elderly years, they devoted themselves to her by caring for her lovingly and tenderly in her own home.

Her life-long passion for music started at age 6 when she pretended to play the piano on her stair steps. She studied music under Virginia Carper and went on to study at a music conservatory in D.C. She began teaching piano at the age of 17 and taught hundreds of students over the span of 76 years. She lovingly referred to her students as “all her children.” She was an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs where many of her students earned superior ratings. In 2010, A Steinway Concert Grand Piano was donated in her name to the Hilton Performing Arts Center in recognition for her contribution to music education in the community.

After her father died in 1945, she supported her mother and herself by working as a bookkeeper and office manager. She worked for Wilson Ford Motor Company in Catlett until it burned down, and then went to work at Battlefield Ford in Manassas where she retired at the age of 75. She also volunteered as a bookkeeper for local organizations. She was a long-time member of the Manassas Christian Women’s Club serving as their Financial Coordinator.

The story of Miss Edna’s life intertwines with the history of the town of Nokesville. In 1929 a tornado came through the town and demolished her home. Her family survived the tragedy underneath the piano as the house collapsed around them. She graduated in the class of 1938 from Brentsville District High School in Nokesville. She loved her hometown and fondly called it “the heart of the world.” And so on a sunny autumn day, it was fitting for her to leave the heart of the world and to go to the love of her heart, her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.

A funeral service will take place on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, Virginia.

Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Valley View Drive, Nokesville, Virginia.

There is a reception and sharing of memories following the Interment at Nokesville Church of the Brethren, 13002 Fitzwater Dr., Nokesville, VA 20181

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Bethel Campgrounds, INC, P.O. Box 71, Woolwine, VA 24185 or to The Master’s Mission, P.O. Box 547, Robbinsville, NC 28771 (Designated for Jim and Barbara Pitts at The Children’s Haven in Morocco).

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Service Information

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 1:00pm
Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
10001 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Interment Information

Valley View Cemetery
Nokesville, VA
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