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Pauline Angels Billingsley Cordell

September 8, 1944 — October 2, 2020

Atkins, Va. - Pauline Angels Billingsley Cordell, age 76, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Washington County, Virginia since relocating from Maryland, where she had attended a one-room schoolhouse in her youth, having to walk a mile each way. She had worked on a dairy farm, but she is mostly remembered as a loving and devoted homemaker. She enjoyed flowers and bird-watching. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved dogs, especially chihuahuas and pugs. 

Pauline was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Willard Owen Cordell; and her sister, Margaret Thomas.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Johnson and husband James David of Glade Spring, Va., and Sharon Vanover and husband David Joe of Atkins, Va.; two sons, Robert Cordell and wife Terry of Raven, Va., and Steven Cordell and wife Lisa of Atkins, Va.; brother, John Billingsley; seven grandchildren, Makayla, Isaiah, Timothy, Nathan, Chelsea, Robert, Jr., and Elijah Ethan; five great-grandchildren, Alexander Wayne, Damian Andrew, Cassidy Rane, Levi Brian, and Anthony Connor; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Old Glade Spring Cemetery. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, which includes wearing of masks and practicing social distancing. 

Those wishing to express sympathy online or send “Hugs From Home” may do so by visiting and signing the online guest register. 

The family of Pauline Angels Cordell is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery

33234 Lee Highway, Glade Spring, VA 24340

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