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Vanessa Poulson

Vanessa Dale "Netta" Poulson

Monday, October 5th, 1953 - Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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Vanessa Dale Poulson was born to the late Judson Garrison and Lucille Poulson on October 05, 1953 in Treherneville, Virginia. She departed life on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.

Vanessa was raised and educated in Accomack County, Virginia. After school, she took on the responsibility of taking care of her mother Lucille Poulson until her death in 1982. Later on, she worked at Perdue Farms for a short period of time. She later moved to Maryland with her sister, Lucille. She enjoyed spending time with Lucille and Frances when she would visit.

Vanessa was a very outspoken, caring, and loving mother to many. She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, and sitting in her recliner. Some of the favorite things that she liked to cook were fried chicken, pork chops, cakes, and pies. She especially enjoyed cooking applesauce cakes, apple dumplings, 7up cakes, and apple pies. Her brothers loved her cooking (especially lasagna), so they would stop by religiously to eat.

During her later years, Vanessa was placed in a nursing home where she enjoyed spending time with her roommate, Janice Piland. They both would enjoy the food that her son and daughter-in- law would bring them. Vanessa would especially love the shrimp. She recently requested more shrimp but unfortunately, she fell ill and wasn’t able to enjoy it.

In addition to her parents, Vanessa was preceded in death by her significant other, Curtis Giddens; siblings, Judson Garrison II, Deloris Garrison-Justice, Emerson Poulson, William C. Garrison, Randolph Gunter, Corine Helen Clark, Kenneth Gunter and Robert Poulson.

Vanessa is survived by her son, Curtis Poulson (Yvonne) and daughter Antionette Howell (Ronald); two grandchildren, Shamia Showell (Demyron) and Travonta Ivery; three great-grandchildren, Demarion, Alijah, and Sariah; three sister, Lucillie Duffy, Frances Titus, and Rebecca Gunter; eight brothers, Leonard Poulson (Mary), Larry Poulson, Louis Poulson, Charles Gunter (Karen), Avon Garrison, Allen Gunter (Bertha), Curtis Gunter, and Ned Gunter; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Private Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 1:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 25 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Dr. Charles Kellam
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 1:00pm
    New Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
    17450 Coal Kiln Rd.
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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E. Gale Wheeler and Anna May/Bubber/Squeaky sent flowers to the family of Vanessa Dale "Netta" Poulson.
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Sharone Mason

Posted at 04:01pm
To Curtis and Antoinette
My heart is heavy over the loss of Vanessa. Being raised like sisters makes it even harder. I pray your peace in the comfort of the Lord. He's too wise to ever make a mistake. Vanessa knew she was loved, but God loved her best. May the coming days be easier for you. May you find comfort in knowing that God will heal your broken heart.

Be blessed,
Ernest and Sharone Mason

E. Gale Wheeler

Posted at 01:57pm
To Curtis Poulson & Family, You are always in our hearts and prayers. Love Aunt Gale and Shameka & Shakema Poulson.
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Anna May/Bubber/Squeaky

Posted at 01:13pm
Hopefully Precious memories will bring you comfort during this sorrowful time.
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Posted at 01:34am
From the Seller's family. We want to Express our deep regret for your lost. Its been a long time. Life is short. Maybe we can get together soon.
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