The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod an thy staff comfort me. Thou pre- parest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: though anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever ~ Psalms 23
Anson Gregory Townsend, passed away unexpectedly and on to his eternal home on July 9, 2023 around 11:42 PM at his home in Richmond, VA. He was the youngest son of the Late Robert Lester Townsend and Hattie Gertrude Eggleston Townsend. The grandson of the Late John and Florence Townsend and Herman and Ruth Eggleston. Anson was baptized and joined the New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a faithful member, he was a believer in the Lord and he loved the Lord. He was educated and graduated from the Prince Edward County Public Schools. He later joined the Army National Guard and served for 8 years.
Anson, was a quiet, peaceable, mannerly and likeable person. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Anson, was a hard worker. He held employment at the Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville, VA; Stackpole, Farmville, VA; Buckingham Correctional Center as a Correctional Officer. He later got into Brick Masonry work which he dearly loved and did so for 26 years. Anson, worked for several different masonry companies. He even did side jobs for different people. His last place of employment was with Boshia Masonry, of Richmond, VA. Anson enjoyed hunting, lifting weights, listening to music and dressing nicely. He also sang with the New Bethel Community Male Chorus. He was a great ball player, hitting and running. His position was outfield, left or right; nothing came his way that he didn’t catch. Anson was predeceased by his parents: Robert Lester and Hattie Gertrude Townsend, two brothers: Curtis Fowlkes and Larry Townsend.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wilinda Townsend of Richmond, VA; His Daughter and son in-law whom he loved dearly: Jasmine (Brandon) Jackson of Cumberland, VA; 2 grandchildren: Brandon Jackson, Jr., and Brooklyn Nicole Jackson, whom he affectionally called “Sugar Puddin.” Siblings: Beverly (Sherry) Smith, Meherrin, VA; Brenda (June) Harvey, Cullen, VA; Jerry (Michelle) Townsend, Jesse Townsend, Deborah Townsend and Cheryl Tucker, Meherrin, VA and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.